2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Toledo WR Alonzo Russell

With the offseason now in full swing, we have turned our attention to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the college prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles…



Colbert’s Antonio Brown ‘Test’ Shows Cornerback Mentality

Yesterday, Kevin Colbert made a comment – and waves –  about his litmus test when he judges a cornerback, based on whether or not he could cover Antonio Brown, the league’s best receiver. We joked about it, given its next-to-impossible nature. But it’s important to understand the context of his comments….


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Steelers 2015 Draft Class Review – CB Doran Grant

There are not a lot of meaningful conclusions that you can reach about a player after the end of his first season, but that certainly doesn’t stop people from talking about it. You can find just about any variety of analysis that you would care to read if you just…


Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2011 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – RB Fitzgerald Toussaint

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


Steelers Won’t Force Receiving Production From TE Position

Heath Miller was a player who was on the field for virtually every meaningful offensive snap that the Pittsburgh Steelers took from 2005 to 2015 unless he was injured. It goes without saying that the offense if going to look a bit different heading into next season without him. I…



Sammie Coates

Steelers GM Says WR Sammie Coates Had To Learn Bigger Route Tree As Rookie

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates didn’t get an opportunity to play much during his rookie season and that’s not overly surprising being as the team stayed relatively healthy at the position during the regular season. On Wednesday at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was…


Steelers GM Says Injured RB Le’Veon Bell Won’t Be Rushed In His Recovery

It’s almost been four months since Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell suffered a torn MCL in his right knee in the Week 8 game last season against the Cincinnati Bengals and on Wednesday at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, general manager Kevin Colbert let it be known…



John Norwig Talks About Combine’s Medical Process

The NFL combine is a unique opportunity to bring the decision-makers from all 32 teams together at once. But it isn’t just head coaches and general managers attending. It’s scouts, agents, assistant coaches, and medical personnel. The latter is where the combine’s roots stemmed from, an attempt to get accurate,…


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Steelers Liked What They Saw Last Year Out Of Practice Squad TE Xavier Grimble

It’s yet to be seen if the Pittsburgh Steelers will draft another tight end this year to help fill the void left when veteran Heath Miller retired this past Friday. If they don’t, the odds of former undrafted tight end Xavier Grimble making the final 53-man roster in 2016 will certainly increase….



Todd Haley and James Daniel On Heath Miller

It’s been nearly a week since Heath Miller announced his retirement and though the initial shock has settled down, it’s still difficult to process not seeing 83 on the field next season. Two more Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaches spoke on Miller’s career to Steelers.com yesterday, Todd Haley and tight ends coach…