2017 Steelers Stock Watch – T Marcus Gilbert – Stock Even

With the 2017 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be of a…



Dennis Pitta Set To Retire After Third Hip Dislocation In Four Years

You probably read yesterday that the Baltimore Ravens suffered another blow after veteran tight end Dennis Pitta suffered a recurrence of an old and very bothersome injury. For the third time in the past four years, he dislocated his hip, the team confirmed late in the evening. It was shortly…


2017 Offseason Questions: Could Steelers Still Carry 4 Tight Ends?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now behind us, there is plenty left to…


Early June 2017: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again and welcome to the first weekend of June. The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their second week of OTA practices on Thursday and that means there’s just four more allowed sessions prior to mandatory minicamp taking place. You can almost taste training camp…


Ravens TE Dennis Pitta Re-injures Hip During Friday OTA Practice

The Baltimore Ravens annual OTA practices haven’t been going well when it comes to injuries as it appears they may have lost enough key starter for perhaps the season on Friday. According to statement released by Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, veteran tight end Dennis Pitta re-injured his troublesome right…


Demarcus Ayers Knows It’s Important For Him To Win Punt Returning Job In 2017

Immediately after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected wide receiver Demarcus Ayers in the seventh-round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Houston, the team somewhat surprisingly chose to let special teams coordinator Danny Smith talk about him with the media instead of wide receivers’ coach Richard Mann. When Smith addressed the…


Big Ben Odds And Ends: Stat Snapshot

For those who hate Pro Football Focus, please divert your eyes elsewhere now. This is going to be an article about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger through the prism of the advanced analytics website’s statistics, as he has been getting quite a few mentions lately though them, so I thought…




From Cut To Draft Pick, Colin Holba Looks To Follow Warren’s Legacy

Colin Holba made it clear he doesn’t want to follow exactly in Greg Warren’s footsteps. But he sure would like to follow his legacy. Warren snapped for 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and if Holba can come close to that career, it’ll be a successful one. And a great…


Devil’s Advocate: Shamarko Over Stafford

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the same idea…


OTA Reports Showing Cameron Sutton As Disruptive, Aggressive

Whether it’s football in shorts or even basketball in shorts—depending on whom you ask—the simple reality is that it is better to look good doing it than bad, and so far, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie third-round cornerback Cameron Sutton has been looking good, according to reports. One such report came from…


Film Room: Mike Mitchell’s Hard Hitting Impact

I’ve spoken to this several times but I haven’t done the important part: show you guys. Mike Mitchell has a well-known reputation as a hitter. But beyond the actual blows he dishes out is the recognition of that by receivers going over the middle. It’s always in the back of…


D-Line Injuries Proving Opportunities For Young Players

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive line is more than a little dinged up as we begin charting the waters of June. Which is a fine time to be nursing injuries, in comparison to September. With Cameron Heyward still working his way back from injury and Stephon Tuitt sidelined after having surgery…