Sammie Coates

Show Me Something, Sammie Coates

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…


Steelers’ Parting With Bruce Arians Was Mutually Beneficial, Necessary

Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator and current Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians recently commented on the abrupt end of his tenure with the Steelers in an interview with HBO. During the interview, he was asked if he felt ‘betrayed’, to which his response was yes. I don’t particularly care,…


Darqueze Dennard Approaching Bengals Secondary With Starter’s Mindset

Do you remember cornerback Darqueze Dennard? He was the defensive back that the Pittsburgh Steelers had to draft with the 15th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the year that they drafted Ryan Shazier in that spot. A Michigan State product and former teammate of Le’Veon Bell, Dennard ended…


2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Running Back

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…


Post 2016 Minicamp: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again and let me be one of the first to welcome you to the weekend. The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their annual mandatory minicamp this past week and as far as I can tell, the team didn’t suffer any significant injuries. That, in…


Jeff Saturday Argues Pouncey As Best Player On Steelers’ Offense

Call him a little biased but ex-center turned ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday believes the best player on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense rests along their line. That player, naturally, is center Maurkice Pouncey. “This guy jumps off the tape,” Saturday said on today’s edition of NFL Live. “He literally could be…



Video: Bruce Arians Details Abrupt Divorce From Steelers

Even though it’s now been more than four years since the Pittsburgh Steelers and Bruce Arians parted ways, the way the divorce took place still manages to get discussed occasionally. In an upcoming interview that’s set to debut Tuesday night on HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, Arians opened up…


Steelers’ Scouting Report: TE Paul Lang

A brief look at one of the most recent players on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster – tight end Paul Lang. #83, Paul Lang — TE/Michigan State/6’5”, 240 Lbs/Senior The Good -Ideal size and weight for tight end position -Good, strong hands as a receiver -Apt technique as a blocker, uses…


Jerald Hawkins And Demarcus Ayers Form Unlikely Friendship

Two wildly different paths. Two wildly different positions. Two wildly different schools. But now, Jerald Hawkins and Demarcus Ayers share a commonality. They’re a paid of rookies trying to make their mark in the league. So they’re sticking together. Jacob Klinger over at Penn Live has a nice feature piece…


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Steelers S Mike Mitchell Able To Participate More During Minicamp

After missing all of the team’s OTA practices due to his surgically repaired shoulder, it appeared as though veteran Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was destined to also miss this week’s mandatory minicamp. That wound up not being the case, however, as Mitchell was reportedly far enough along in his…



Why The Steelers Shouldn’t Wait Until 2017 To Extend Le’Veon Bell

As expected, the fan base of the Pittsburgh Steelers is not in agreement as to whether or not they think the team should give running back Le’Veon Bell a lucrative contract extension prior to the start of the 2016 season. How split? Prior to writing this post I put a…


NFL, NFLPA Agree To More Inclusive Practice Squad Tweaks

While I have yet to note this elsewhere, a bit of interesting news—to me anyway—came out yesterday courtesy of former Buccaneers general manager and current ESPN analyst Mark Dominik regarding the practice squad. Dominik Tweeted out yesterday a message of congratulations to the NFL as well as the NFLPA for…


Keith Butler, Steelers Need To Play A Consistent 11 In 2016

Keith Butler’s first season at the defensive coordinator helm was largely a success. The Steelers’ run defense improved, their red zone play stellar, and as a team, they were able to generate pressure and sacks. Room for improvement just like anyone else but overall, it was solid. There are several…