4WR Sets Should Be Viable Solution For Early Short-Handed Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers ran 235 plays of offense during the preseason, penalty non-plays included. On not a single one of them did they line up with four wide receivers on the field. And yet I would expect that we will see some of that, perhaps even somewhat significantly, this season,…


Hargrave Jumps McCullers, Becomes Starting NT On Depth Chart

Just as all the signs pointed to in the team’s preseason finale, Javon Hargrave has officially jumped Daniel McCullers on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ depth chart.  Hargrave started against the Carolina Panthers and saw roughly a half of action. It was McCullers who handled mop up duty, playing as late as…


Steelers Film Room: L.J. Fort Vs Panthers

The back end of the inside linebacker depth chart has been—as it often is, quite honestly—arguably the most contentious part of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp and preseason slate. The only ‘newcomer’ that seemed assured of a spot was L.J. Fort, who was with the team last year and ran…


Loss Of Dupree Threatens Defense’s Success

James Harrison. Arthur Moats. Jarvis Jones. Good football players. Good people. Internally, a trio the Pittsburgh Steelers have confidence in. But none have the chance of reaching the heights Bud Dupree was supposed to take this season. And for this defense, that is a big problem. Dupree was the only…


Steelers Vs Panthers: Game Notes

Quick game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 18-6 preseason finale loss to the Carolina Panthers. Keeping it short because I’m sure the interest level in this is relatively low. First Half – Kick coverage unit: Doran Grant-Al-Hajj Shabazz-Daryl Richardson-Steven Johnson-Xavier Grimble-Chris Boswell-Jermauria Rasco-Travis Feeney-Sean Davis-Donald Washington-Cobi Hamilton. – Punt return…


Senquez Golson On 53-Man Roster Should Have Psychological Benefits

The Pittsburgh Steelers pulled a surprise move on cut down day when they traded for former Browns first-round draft pick Justin Gilbert. But not even that was appropriate preparation for the surprise of yesterday’s move to place second-year starting outside linebacker Bud Dupree on injured reserve. Dupree is scheduled to…


Door Swings Open For Anthony Chickillo On Defense

The implications that stem from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ placing second-year starting outside linebacker Bud Dupree are many. The team was counting upon the former first-round pick to develop into a highly productive pass-rusher off the edge, a presence that they have lacked for about the past five years or so….


Browns Wipe Slate Clean Of Past First-Round Busts

Over the course of the past couple of weeks, the Cleveland Browns have traded not one, but two fairly recent top-10 draft picks for late-round draft picks in exchange. Even the Pittsburgh Steelers happened to get one of them a couple of days back when they forfeited a 2018 sixth-round…


2016 South Side Questions: Is Roosevelt Nix Healthy?

The preseason has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are 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 and the preseason might have seen a lot of work put into the team and…


Steelers Vs Panthers Missed Tackles Report

Much like I did last week for the New Orleans Saints game, I tracked the missed tackles for the Pittsburgh Steelersin the final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers last Thursday. Against the Saints, Steelers defenders missed 14 tackles by my count. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, it didn’t get much better…


Steelers Place Bud Dupree On Injured Reserve

Hold onto your butts, people. ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed OLB Bud Dupree on injured reserve. Steelers placed LB Bud Dupree on injured reserve. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2016 Dupree has been hit with a nagging groin injury throughout training camp, limiting him…


Ravens Sign KR Devin Hester

Looks like the whole AFC North was angling for some kick return help at cutdowns. The Baltimore Ravens signed Devin Hester this morning. The move was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Baltimore has needed a return man for what seems like forever. Now has one in Devin Hester on…


No Sunday Waivers Claims Made By Steelers

The league has now processed waivers for Sunday and according to the official report the Pittsburgh Steelers did not claim a player. While the Steelers didn’t claim a player off waivers on Sunday, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they didn’t at least try to as they could have been beaten…


Steelers 2016 Practice Squad Tracker

Now that waiver claims are through, the Pittsburgh Steelers not claiming anyone or losing anyone to waivers, it’s time for each organization to build their ten man practice squad. We’ll keep track of the Steelers’ initial group throughout the afternoon. Make your predictions below. PRACTICE SQUAD OLB Travis Feeney DE…


One, Maybe Two More Roster Moves Likely Coming Sunday For Steelers

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have set their initial 53-man roster for the 2016 regular season, one can easily speculate it will change some over the course of the next two days. As expected, the Steelers kept injured second-year cornerback Senquez Golson on their initial 53-man roster and one would…