The Pessimist’s Take: Ryan Shazier Has It Covered

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


NFLPA Fires Back At League In Harrison Drug Test Case

Just when you thought the incident of James Harrison being unable to film his PED test was over, the union has fired right back at the league. To recap: earlier this week, Harrison was subject to a random drug test at his home. Harrison, as he had done at least…


Pre 2016 OTA Practices: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and I can now say that I am happily settled in Las Vegas following my recent move. Some boxes still need unpacking, but for the most part, I have my office completely put back together and have also been reunited with my leather recliner….




Mike Tomlin Teams Up With Baltimore Cancer Foundation

When Mike Tomlin visits Baltimore, his usual goal is to beat the Ravens. Tomlin returned to the city last night but in a mission to defeat cancer, not another football team. At first glance, that may seem a little unusual. But his journey is for a terrific cause with a…


Steelers Salary Cap: Contract Details For TE David Johnson

As expected, the one-year contract that tight end David Johnson signed earlier this week with the Pittsburgh Steelers was for the veteran minimum and he didn’t receive a signing bonus per the updated NFLPA salary cap report. While Johnson will receive a base salary in 2016 of $760,000, his salary…



Steelers Forging San Diego Pipeline With Free Agent Signings

Over the course of the past decade, we have joked about the emergence of ‘Steelers West’, referring to the Arizona Cardinals beginning with the 2007 season, during which former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt took over the head coaching job—now occupied by former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. Within…



Steelers Second-Round Pick Sean Davis Signs Four-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed another one of their draft picks as second round selection Sean Davis has come to terms with the team on a four-year contract, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. Steelers have agreed to terms with second-round pick Sean Davis on a four-year deal, according to…


2016 Steelers’ UDFA Scouting Reports: Florida State DE Giorgio Newberry

Our final UDFA report reviews Florida State defensive end Giorgio Newberry. #4 Giorgio Newberry/DE Florida State: 6’5/4 285 The Good – Prototypical 5 tech size and length, big lower half, and overall looks the part of an NFL player – High-energy player with a terrific motor, sideline to sideline and…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – DE L.T. Walton – Stock Even

With the 2016 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…


Steelers, Tomlin Dabble In Technology At Recent Practices

When it comes to a global view of sports, there is, of course, no time like the present. All too often, however, we also become entranced with the past. Studying where we came from will always have value, of course, but I find the future just as intriguing a prospect,…


Redskins Past Should Show Hue Jackson How Not To Use Robert Griffin III

There was an interesting story that surfaced recently regarding Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III during the early portions of his second season in the league while he was with the Redskins, who paid a king’s ransom to trade up—from the sixth overall pick, if I recall correctly—to move up…