The Pessimist’s Take: Free Agents And Making The 53

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…


Buffalo Bills Claim Dri Archer Off Waivers

Despite starting off his NFL career struggling to fulfill his potential and teetering on the edge of being a bust as a draft pick, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back/wide receiver Dri Archer continues to get opportunities around the league. Just one day after being placed on waivers by the New…


Tomlin Preaches Importance Of Conditioning

Can’t make the club from the tub. That’s the old saying, staying healthy critical to earning a roster spot. You can say the same about being able to make it through practice without sucking wind. That just isn’t as catchy. In the NFL, the players are bigger, stronger, faster. You…


NFL Network Places Steelers In Top Three Of Power Rankings

Last week, NFL network analysts Elliot Harrison and Bryant McFadden provided their insight into the 2016 Steelers.  Harrison showcased his post-draft power rankings, placing the Steelers at number 3, ahead of the reigning Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos as well as the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers to…


Steelers’ Minicamp Proves More Fruitful For Tryout Players

They’re still NFL longshots. But they’ve taken their first step to making it in the league. Four tryouts in this year’s rookie minicamp were offered contracts. Running backs Cameron Stingily and Brandon Brown-Dukes, wide receiver Marcus Tucker, and cornerback Donald Washington. As much as I can gather, that’s as many…


Steelers’ Stingily Could Switch From Runner To Blocker

In what could be a Pittsburgh Steelers’ first, Cameron Stingily has made the roster twice as a tryout player. But in order to have a better chance of sticking than last season, a slight position switch may be in his best interest. An undrafted back out of Northern Illinois in…


Film Room: Sean Davis And The Steelers’ Dime Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers used their dime personnel (2 DL, 3 LBs, 6 DBs) 61 times in last year’s regular season with another 17 instances coming in the playoffs. Almost all of this work came after Week 13. Used mostly in 3rd and long or obvious passing situations, Lawrence Timmons was…


Video: Antonio Brown Makes Semifinals With Impressive Performance on DWTS

This is usually Dave’s Tuesday post, someone who I am crowning as our Depot dance expert. But I’m going to give this my best shot. Antonio Brown killed it on his performance last night on Dancing With The Stars. His second dance, a team-up with Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas alongside partner…


Expectations For Artie Burns Equally High On And Off The Field

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Artie Burns in the first round, they were getting a lot more than just a cornerback, and that was something that they were well aware of after they had the opportunity to get intimately acquainted with him during his Pro Day, and during dinner the…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – S Will Allen – Stock Down

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…


Last Year’s Scrap Finds Could Impact 2016 Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t seem to be overly impressed with their 90-man offseason roster last year. Not only did they end up acquiring three players for their 53-man roster a day after final cuts that were not with the team, even their practice squad was largely culled together from the…


Browns Must Remake Safety Tandem After Losing Both Starters

Over the course of the 2016 offseason, the Cleveland Browns lost not just one, but both of their starting safeties. Tashaun Gipson, the budding young aspirant at the position who has been the team’s starter for the past three seasons, was part of the immediate wave of Browns free agents…


The Optimist’s Take: Free Agents And Making The 53

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…


Former Steeler Dri Archer Cut By Jets

Dri Archer reportedly had up to ten practice squad offers following his mid-season release by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He opted against them all, remaining a free agent until signed to a futures contract with the New York Jets in early February. That stint has come to a quick close, the…


Watch: Bill Cowher Breaks Down Cover 1 Defenses

As much as we love breaking down the tape, there is still no substitute for when an NFL coach draws it up. That’s what Bill Cowher does for Real Football Network. Alongside Pat Kirwan, Cowher draws up the basic premise of Cover 1 and a couple of adjustments to it. You can check…