League Reaches Out To Special Teams Coaches On Future Of Kickoffs

According to an article written last week by Tom Pelissero for USA Today, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino “recently held a conference call with special teams coordinators of all 32 teams to discuss the kickoff play and ways to make it safer”. Pelissero writes that “the NFL is…


Marvin Lewis Heeds Tony Dungy’s Advice When Replacing Assistants

One of the byproducts of creating a winning environment and finding success on the field as a head coach is that you start to find your coaching staff around you eroding as your assistant coaches are sought after for promotions with other organizations. After all, if they were part of…


2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Inside Linebacker

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped things up in minicamp and put an end to their spring practices, which means that we are officially into the dead zone, the slowest time of the year for football news and general activity, the time between the end of spring drills in mid-June to…



Now Healthy, Steelers LB Jordan Zumwalt Eager To Compete For Roster Spot

With the start of training camp quickly approaching, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jordan Zumwalt hopes that his third trip to Latrobe will be much different than his first two. Zumwalt, who was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of UCLA, has spent the…


Steelers Film Room: Why Didn’t Antonio Brown Catch That? Part 8

During this dead period of the NFL season I thought it would be fun to look back at the tremendous 2015 season that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had as it relates to the targeted passes that he didn’t manage to catch. This series, however, should not be viewed…



Steelers 2016 Salary Cap Update Following Shaun Suisham Release

The Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran kicker Shaun Suisham on Friday with the “Failed Physical” designation and because that was a significant transaction, I will now pass along what the team’s salary cap picture looks like pending an injury protection benefit payout. First, let’s have a look at what the CBA…


Medical Marijuana Discussion Shows NFL Failing To Do Its Due Diligence

Former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe made waves recently with his active and vocal stance on the use of medical marijuana, to the point that there have been some suggestions that it played a role in his recent release, if not the movements this offseason that built up to…


Show Me Something, Doran Grant

With spring drills officially over, I think we all understand that we’re all in for a long haul, six weeks in total, between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. You know the drill. There’s little new information coming out during this period, so it serves as…


CB Jerraud Powers ‘Kind Of Dominating Everyone’ For Ravens

On May 13, 2016, the Baltimore Ravens signed free agent cornerback Jerraud Powers to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million, with the .75 portion guaranteed. That date is crucial to keep in mind because it was just one day after the deadline for which free agent signings would impact the…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Outside Linebacker

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped things up in minicamp and put an end to their spring practices, which means that we are officially into the dead zone, the slowest time of the year for football news and general activity, the time between the end of spring drills in mid-June to…


Peter King Praises Steelers Versatility, Flexibility

MMQB’s Peter King joined the Steelers’ Live duo of Missi Matthews and Bob Labriola during OTAs to give his impression of the state of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was quick to point out the team’s ability to win in every way imaginable, even after losing core players. “I think one…


Steelers Film Room: Why Didn’t Antonio Brown Catch That? Part 7

During this dead period of the NFL season I thought it would be fun to look back at the tremendous 2015 season that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had as it relates to the targeted passes that he didn’t manage to catch. This series, however, should not be viewed…


No Steelers Make PFF’s Top 10 Offensive Linemen List

On a calendar marking the NFL’s offseason schedule, it would be fitting if the period between mid-June and late-July were simply marked through in red marker with the word “LISTS”. This is my way of telling you that I have another list for you to dive into. Only this time…