Jarvis Jones Needs To Be Trusted As A Closer In 2016

Jarvis Jones has struggled as a pass rusher. Man, I hope you were sitting down for that. Five sacks in three seasons. It is a complicated issue, even if it seems as easy as Jarvis = bust. There are several factors at play – scheme, coverage assignments, the talent around…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – TE Jesse James – Stock Up

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…


James Harrison Comments On His Sons Playing Tackle Football

When it comes to his own playing career as it pertains to 2016, Pittsburgh Steelers veteran outside linebacker James Harrison made it clear that he only has one thing on his mind, and that is getting a third Super Bowl ring for his collection. It is an entirely different story,…


Bengals LB Coach Jim Haslett Sees Himself In Vontaze Burfict

Jim Haslett has had a fairly impressive resume when it comes to his NFL credentials. As a player at linebacker, he was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year playing for the Bills in 1979. A broken leg shortened his playing career, but he moved right into coaching after retiring…


The Optimist’s Take: Roster Prospects For Dustin Vaughan

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…


Ben Roethlisberger Wanted Steelers To Sign Eric Weddle

During the offseason the Baltimore Ravens signed unrestricted free agent safety Eric Weddle to a four year, $26 million contract after being courted by several teams. On Tuesday Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger admitted that he actively tried to get Wedddle to sign with the black and gold instead of…


Le’Veon Bell Denies Report Of Skipped Drug Test

Steelers’ Nation was certainly shook today after Mark Madden reported a “pretty strong rumor” that Le’Veon Bell had skipped a drug test, resulting in a failure, and leaving him vulnerable to a suspension. But you may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. After practice today, Bell told Mark…


Roethlisberger Ready To Get ‘Green’ Ferrari Out Of Steelers Impound Lot

When veteran tight end Heath Miller retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers early on in the offseason the organization didn’t waste any time when it came to trying to replace such a reliable target for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. That replacement wound up being unrestricted free agent tight end Ladarius Green, who…



Roethlisberger, Tomlin Want To Go For Two Every Time

Mike Tomlin is never one to live in his fears. And no quarterback has ever turned down the chance to put up more points. So it’s a perfect marriage for the Pittsburgh Steelers to continue their aggressiveness on two-point conversions. And if the words from Ben Roethlisberger today are an…


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Keith Butler ‘Encouraged’ By Bud Dupree’s Development

After registering 4 sacks and 26 total tackles during his rookie season, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree will be expected to improve immensely in his second year and that should happen be a result of a complete understanding of the defense. Last week, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler talked…


Antonio Brown Shares Steelers Minicamp Schedule On Twitter

If you have ever wondered what a daily mandatory minicamp schedule looks like for the Pittsburgh Steelers, you are now in luck as wide receiver Antonio Brown posted a picture of his Tuesday morning on Twitter. As you can see below, the players have a lot on their plates over…


Former Steelers S Will Allen Waiting For Any Team To Call

Very early in the offseason, before the start of the new league year in mid-March, we learned that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not plan to re-sign safety Will Allen, who started 15 games including the playoffs last season, missing three games due to injury. Later that month, Allen spoke about…


Joey Porter Wants Jarvis Jones To Block Outside Noise

We’re planning on writing a lot about Jarvis Jones over the next couple days. But if he listens to Joey Porter, he won’t see any of it. Speaking to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Porter suggested for Jones to ignore what us – the media – has to say. “For him, he…


Charting Steelers’ Third And Short Passing Last Season

Late last week, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton made explicit a fairly obvious trend to anybody who had paid attention to the team’s offense last season, saying in an interview that “Ben [Roethlisberger] loves the deep ball obviously on third and short when the defense is least expecting [it]”,…