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‘Dirty Red’ Needs To Be ‘Special Red’ Thursday Night Against Panthers

Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers will most definitely be a big game for several Pittsburgh Steelers players when it comes to them attempting to make one last statements as to why each deserve to be part of the team’s final 53-man roster. So, how many players are…



Film Room: Steelers’ No Huddle Offense Hums Vs Saints

Momentum is a key ingredient when discussing championship-caliper teams, regardless of the sport. Teams that limp into the playoffs, usually don’t fare very well; conversely, teams that pick up steam at just the right time, usually experience quite a bit of success. But what about capturing and harnessing momentum in…


Talking Antonio Brown Restructure, Roster Battles On The Josh Taylor Show

Happy to jump back on TribLive’s The Josh Taylor Show with Josh Taylor yesterday morning. We discussed Antonio Brown’s new contract, Ben Roethlisberger and Todd Haley’s relationship, and final roster battles for tonight’s contest against the Carolina Panthers. Unfortunately, TribLive is changing formats and shutting down their livestream, cancelling Josh’s show….


Time To See If Randy Can Make Mettenberger Dandy

Even though I was a bit surprised to see the Pittsburgh Steelers claim quarterback Zach Mettenberger off of waivers from the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday, in the grand scheme of things, I probably shouldn’t have been. After all, being as it’s more than obvious now that veteran quarterback Bruce…


Steelers Take Care Of Antonio Brown While Holding Company Line

There was a lot of Pittsburgh Steelers-related news coming over the wire yesterday, from players coming in for workouts to claiming people off waivers, while a certain very large linebacker was acquitted of very obviously baseless allegations pursued in a highly ill-advised manner by the league. But the most significant…


Mettenberger Addition Makes Sense For Steelers’ 3-QB Philosophy

In a bit of a surprising bit of news yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers were awarded 2014 sixth-round quarterback Zach Mettenberger, a third-year LSU product in whom there was actually a lot of interest among some Steelers fans, both when he came out of the draft and whenever he became available….


Kozora 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Saints Game

Getting near the end. My 53 man roster predictions for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is the “settled in” version, after the team places Le’Veon Bell on the suspended list and Senquez Golson on injured reserve. If you want to look back at my last roster prediction, click here. Offense (24)…


Steelers Vs Saints Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-14 win over the New Orleans Saints. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five: Arthur Moats-L.J. Fort-Vince Williams-Anthony Chickillo-Shamarko Thomas. Sean Davis behind them. Javon Hargrave/Jesse James/B.J. Finney the wedge with Sammie Coates and Fitzgerald Toussaint back to receive. – First pass of…


Missed Tackles Report: Steelers Vs Saints

Much like my former colleague Jon Ledyard did last season tracking missed tackles per game, it returns this season under my watch, starting with the third preseason game against the New Orleans Saints last Friday. Against New Orleans, the Pittsburgh Steelers missed 14 tackles as a team. Here’s how the…


Preseason 2016 Steelers Vs Panthers – What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Panthers tonight for their final preseason game, and as might be expected, you’re hardly going to see any starters on the field with more experience than the likes of Alejandro Villanueva or Ross Cockrell. If you’re like me, though, that is still pretty exciting….



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Thus Ends The Unusual Tenure Of Bruce Gradkowski

The four-year tenure of quarterback Bruce Gradkowski with the Pittsburgh Steelers has certainly been an unusual one, and perhaps one of the odder ones that we have had for some time. But considering that it appears likely to be coming to an end in light of recent events, now would…


Injuries Testing Bengals’ Youthful Depth Along D-Line

The Cincinnati Bengals went looking for help along the defensive line for depth purposes during the 2016 NFL Draft, and they came away with defensive tackle Andrew Billings in the fourth round. Unfortunately, a knee injury that he suffered during the offseason ended his rookie season before it began, and…


2016 South Side Questions: Game Edition – Who Wants A Job?

Training camp has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have reverted back to taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp might have seen a lot of work put into the team and…