Jerald Hawkins And Demarcus Ayers Form Unlikely Friendship

Two wildly different paths. Two wildly different positions. Two wildly different schools. But now, Jerald Hawkins and Demarcus Ayers share a commonality. They’re a paid of rookies trying to make their mark in the league. So they’re sticking together. Jacob Klinger over at Penn Live has a nice feature piece…


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Steelers S Mike Mitchell Able To Participate More During Minicamp

After missing all of the team’s OTA practices due to his surgically repaired shoulder, it appeared as though veteran Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was destined to also miss this week’s mandatory minicamp. That wound up not being the case, however, as Mitchell was reportedly far enough along in his…



Why The Steelers Shouldn’t Wait Until 2017 To Extend Le’Veon Bell

As expected, the fan base of the Pittsburgh Steelers is not in agreement as to whether or not they think the team should give running back Le’Veon Bell a lucrative contract extension prior to the start of the 2016 season. How split? Prior to writing this post I put a…


NFL, NFLPA Agree To More Inclusive Practice Squad Tweaks

While I have yet to note this elsewhere, a bit of interesting news—to me anyway—came out yesterday courtesy of former Buccaneers general manager and current ESPN analyst Mark Dominik regarding the practice squad. Dominik Tweeted out yesterday a message of congratulations to the NFL as well as the NFLPA for…


Keith Butler, Steelers Need To Play A Consistent 11 In 2016

Keith Butler’s first season at the defensive coordinator helm was largely a success. The Steelers’ run defense improved, their red zone play stellar, and as a team, they were able to generate pressure and sacks. Room for improvement just like anyone else but overall, it was solid. There are several…


Show Me Something, Daniel McCullers

With spring drills officially over, I think we all understand that we’re all in for a long haul, six weeks in total, between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. You know the drill. There’s little new information coming out during this period, so it serves as…


Brown, Bell, Ben Place In Top 25 Of PFF List Of Top 101 Players

Wouldn’t you know it, even months after the 2015 regular season ended, people still think Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is really good. Pro Football Focus has published the final installment of their top 101 players in the league right now, and Brown finished third on the list, the…



2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Quarterback

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped things up in minicamp and put an end to their spring practices, which means that we are officially into the dead zone, the slowest time of the year for football news and general activity, the time between the end of spring drills in mid-June to…


Maurkice Pouncey Tells ESPN He Had Seven Surgeries On His Leg

If the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Super Bowl this year, they’ll capture their 7th Lombardi trophy. No one might be happier than Maurkice Pouncey, who underwent just as many surgeries over the course of the last year. He tells ESPN, as written by beat writer Jeremy Fowler here, that he…




Tomlin Stresses Conditioning As Steelers Break Minicamp

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their 2016 mandatory minicamp on Thursday and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin gave the media some brief overall thoughts on what he’s observed over the course of the last several weeks. “It’s been a great camp, it’s been a great offseason and by that I…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Good news, everybody! The McLumina passed for inspection. I’m as shocked as anyone. I still live with the fear the car will just disintegrate at any moment But now I have a sticker to pretend that my car is as good as yours. To your Steelers’ questions! John Noh: Alex, what…