2016 Steelers Stock Watch – OL Chris Hubbard – Stock Even

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…


OLB Coach Joey Porter Talks Up Bud Dupree’s Growth

You will recall recently that Pittsburgh Steelers second-year outside linebacker Bud Dupree has been spotted quite a bit during OTAs on the perimeter of drills rather than in participating in them, sidelined with what he classified as simply a “tissue” injury with all the vagary you would expect surrounding a…


Browns Hoping To Get More Out Of Less-Massive Danny Shelton

As has been seemingly often the case in recent years, the Cleveland Browns had two selections in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and as has, again, often been the case, they used that high tender to address their depth in the trenches. One of those two first-round…


The Optimist’s Take: Cornerbacks Against The Run

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…


With Perriman Down, Ravens Will Find Out Quick If Signing Wallace Was Smart

Following his early March release from the Minnesota Vikings, wide receiver Mike Wallace only had to wait a week to find a new team to play for in 2016. That new team wound up being the Baltimore Ravens and with it now looking like second-year wide receiver Breshad Perriman could ultimately…


Addition Of Green, Return Of Bell Should Help Bolster Steelers 3rd Down Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently have one of the best third-down pass catchers in the league in wide receiver Antonio Brown. But the rest of their current pass catchers who don’t play running back, Markus Wheaton, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Sammie Coates, and Jesse James have combined to catch all of 31 third-down passes from…


Wheaton Says Roethlisberger Loves Throwing Deep On 3rd And Short

Even though Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton has only played three years in the league the former third round draft pick out of Oregon State already knows that his quarterback Ben Roethlisberger loves to do certain things on particular down and distances. During a recent interview with John Clayton…


Two Years Makes Quite A Difference In Villanueva’s Mindset

My, how things can change from year to year. Two years ago around this time, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva was about a month into his tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles, who signed him as a 25-year-old first-year player as a defensive end after watching him at a…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – G Ramon Foster – Stock Even

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…


Antonio Brown Gets More Recognition For His Route Running

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but somebody out there is speaking highly of the route-running ability of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. After detailing earlier last week that Brown made Pro Football Focus’ list of the league’s most unstoppable traits for his route-running ability, yesterday he…


Character of Bernard, Hill Is What Makes Bengals’ Backfield Tick

Giovani Bernard was the first running back selected in his draft class in 2013, and he was recently made the first of the group to receive a contract extension, recently inking three more years onto his deal to stay with the Cincinnati Bengals through the 2019 season. In spite of…


The Pessimist’s Take: Quality Of Depth At TE

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…


Breaking: Ravens’ Breshad Perriman Suffers Partially Torn ACL

Earlier today, we wrote how the Baltimore Ravens’ injury luck might finally be changing after an unlucky 2015 season. Not so fast. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting wide receiver Breshad Perriman has suffered a partially torn ACL. Update on newest knee injury for Ravens WR Breshad Perriman: He suffered a…


Munchak Impressed By Development Of Harris And Villanueva

Mike Munchak is still framing the left tackle gig as open competition but he’s offered up praise to both participants, Alejandro Villanueva and Ryan Harris. “Smart player, he’s got good strength,” he told reporters on Harris, posted to Steelers.com. Just seeing it out here, even when you’re not in pads, you…


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Joe Flacco Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp

To say the least, 2015 was a rough year for the Baltimore Ravens. Not that Steelers’ fans are going to sympathize but the AFC North rival dealt with similar issues. The loss of their top quarterback, running back, and wide receiver. And that isn’t even mentioning Terrell Suggs early season-ender….