Steelers Shazier Back Starting Again After Injury-Filled Rookie Season

At this same time last year, then-rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier appeared to be well on his way to playing 1,000 snaps for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2014 season. Injuries suffered in the Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers, however, forced the Ohio State product to miss seven…

Bell3’s Sessler Ranks Steelers Backfield Fifth-Best In NFL

Glancing across the NFL landscape, there are some tremendously gifted running backs, ranging from last year’s leading rusher, DeMarco Murray, who turned his 1,845 yards into a five-year/$40 million payday from the Philadelphia Eagles, to aging stars like Adrian Peterson, who’s returning after missing most of 2014 due to a…


Steelers Film Room: Is Gerod Holliman’s Physicality, Effort Fixable?

If you follow me on Twitter, I’m sure you’re well aware of my thoughts on new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Gerod Holliman, who I repeatedly referred to during the pre-draft process as a player I would not have on my board as a general manager. Granted the Steelers waited until the…


Steelers Film Room: Examining Martavis Bryant’s Rookie Season Drops

Prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting him in the fourth-round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Clemson, one of the knocks on wide receiver Martavis Bryant was his inconsistent hands that resulted in him either double-catching the football or outright dropping it. While Bryant was charged with a handful…


Carnell Lake: ‘I’ve Got My Eyes On A Couple Of Guys Who Can Help Us’

If things go as currently planned for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015, the three defensive backs that they drafted this year shouldn’t see the field much during their rookie seasons outside of special teams work. Things can change very quickly, however, and nobody knows that more than defensive backs coach…


Steelers All-22: Importance of WR Versatility

It’s one of my favorite things Todd Haley asked his offense to do last year. We hear about versatility in a lot of respects from the Pittsburgh Steelers; Le’Veon Bell’s receiving skills, offensive lineman capable of playing several positions, you get the idea. However, one of the underrated requirements of…

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Young Steelers RBs Must Step Up To Back DeAngelo Williams

As we continue to wait for word on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell’s appeal of his three-game suspension and whether or not that might be reduced, we are left to assume that the team will be without him for that duration, during which DeAngelo Williams, the team’s signature free…


Steelers Sack Numbers Must Improve From Within

The Pittsburgh Steelers posted a 25-year low in sack production last season when they only managed to tally 33 of them during the 2015 season. And to be frank, that was with a bit of a late-season up-tick, registering a season-high six sacks in the penultimate game alone, nearly a…


Logjam At Linebacker Could Have Steelers Breaking With Numbers Convention

Last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers threw out a bit of a surprise when they elected to carry only three outside linebackers on their final 53-man roster, and only eight in total, with five being inside linebackers. The coaches have claimed that Terence Garvin has some inside-outside versatility, but he figures…

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Steelers Extension Candidates: Ramon Foster

For much of the offseason, it was assumed that, at some point before the start of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers would award a couple of young players with lucrative contract extensions, as they did last summer with key pieces of their offensive line and one particularly maligned cornerback….


James Harrison Entering 2015 With A Football Mindset

A year ago, James Harrison’s football future was hazy, Released by the Cincinnati Bengals after a failed season in a 4-3 scheme, the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t seem to have much interest. By August, Harrison was in Pittsburgh. Not in pads but a suit, announcing his retirement as a Steeler. It…


Three Steelers Players Help Raise Money For West Virginia Girl With Leukemia

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth, fullback Will Johnson and wide receiver C.J. Goodwin were all in Grafton, WV Saturday afternoon taking part in an event at Toothman Ford to raise money for McKenzie Flohr, a Taylor County girl who is fighting leukemia. Dealership owner J.R. Toothman reportedly spearheaded the…


Rocky Bleier Shares Stories Of Life At Local High School

On Thursday, at my alma mater of Carlisle High School, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rocky Bleier spoke to a crowd during the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, and he recollected tales of not only his playing days and being drafted by the Steelers but also being drafted into the U.S….