Steelers Spin: AFC Championship Rants And Ramblings

This is what you wanted Steelers Nation? What you dreamed of? What you…even demanded? You really want a piece of this…New England royalty? The Pittsburgh Steelers are in Foxboro this weekend for the improbable task of defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. Not too long ago,…


2017 East-West Shrine Game Discussion Thread

The 2017 East-West Shrine Game will be getting underway at the top of hour and if you feel up to discussing it, you can do so in the comments below. If you want to watch the game online, there’s a chance your cable provider will allow it and below is…


Hines Ward To Serve As Honorary Captain Sunday

Little bit of fun news to round off the edges before tomorrow’s hold-onto-your-butt game. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced yesterday Hines Ward will serve as a captain for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ prior to kickoff against the New England Patriots. Ward was one of the catalysts and sources of motivation on every…


2017 NFL Draft: 95 Players Granted Special Eligibility

On Friday, the NFL announced the names of 95 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2017 NFL Draft and 8 players who have fulfilled their degree requirements with college football eligibility remaining and are also eligible for selection in the April 27-29 draft in Philadelphia. The following 8…



Cobi Hamilton: ‘We’re All Number Two’ Receivers

As I wrote about yesterday, one of the storylines that we might find ourselves in during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Patriots is who the Steelers are going to get to step up for them outside of their primarily playmakers, namely wide receiver Antonio Brown…


Young Defensive Nucleus Built On Past Three Drafts

When the Pittsburgh Steelers defense takes the field, they will be doing so with a unit that looks dramatically different from the one that they fielded the last time they found themselves in the AFC Championship Game, six seasons ago. After all, only three players on the Steelers’ roster on…


Steelers Vs Patriots X Factor: Red Zone Defense

So close. So far away. When you’re down to the Final Four, the differences aren’t stark. They all have talent. They all have strong coaching. They’ve all dealt with problems. There are no Cleveland Browns at this stage, clearly. The difference between winner and loser is usually going to come…


Fatigue, Injury May Have James Harrison At Less Than Full-Speed Ahead

It wasn’t exactly much, or even for very long, but there was a moment during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Chiefs on Sunday at which veteran outside linebacker James Harrison was positively gassed, to the point at which he came off the field late in the game. He was…


Film Room: Marcus Gilbert Quiets Chiefs’ Rush

The offensive line has been getting a lot of attention in recent weeks, and for good reason. Their rise to prominence has been an essential ingredient in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ nine-game winning streak, during which they have primarily relied upon the running game—but they have also been among the best…


Steelers Up For Offensive Line Of The Year Award

From the start of the season to now, the Pittsburgh Steelers could stake a claim for the most improved team. After all, there was a point at which they were 4-5, and are now bringing with them into the Conference Championship round the longest active winning streak at nine games….


2017 South Side Questions: How Will Defense Pressure Tom Brady?

The regular season is now over, 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 the postseason is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…



Patriots Injury Report: Seven Players End Week As Questionable

The New England Patriots have now released their final injury report ahead of their Sunday AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Friday edition matches the previous two days. Limited once again on Friday for the Patriots were wide receiver Danny Amendola (ankle), tight end Martellus Bennett (knee), running back Brandon…


Green On If He’ll Play Against Patriots: ‘That’s Not My Decision’

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to get tight end Ladarius Green back on the practice field Friday on a limited basis and he ended the week listed as questionable for Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. Green was surprisingly allowed to talk to the media on Friday…