Devil’s Advocate: Grimble Tops TE Depth Chart

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the same idea…



Tyler Matakevich Vows To Continue To Prove Doubters Wrong

When it comes to Pittsburgh Steelers second-year inside linebacker Tyler Matakevich, one would not exactly regard him as a social media sensation. Having joined Twitter more than six years ago, while he does have over 18,000 followers, he is not an avid Tweeter, with 5634 Tweets as of this writing….


James Harrison Rated As Best Cover OLB In 2016

Though it can be frustrating to see James Harrison drop into coverage as much as he has, there’s justification for it. He’s really good at it. I’m not sure if we’ve talked about this before but Pro Football Focus tweeted out this graphic of Harrison being the best coverage edge…


2017 Steelers Stock Watch – WR Eli Rogers – Stock Down

With the 2017 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 of a…


Joshua Dobbs Already Ahead Of Learning Curve

Arguably the one thing about Pittsburgh Steelers rookie fourth-round draft pick Joshua Dobbs that we felt pretty comfortable would not be much of a worry would be his ability to learn the offense. As we head toward training camp, however, it seems that his learning curve hasn’t been as steep…


CB Tramon Williams Wanted Out Of Unstable Cleveland Browns Team

When former Packers cornerback Tramon Williams agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns a couple of years ago, he probably understood quite well that he was going from a top 10 team in the league to a team squarely in the basement. But evidently he didn’t realize just how deep…


2017 Offseason Questions: Would You Rather See NFL Draft Before Free Agency?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now behind us, there is plenty left to…


Steelers Offense Most Balanced In NFL In 2016 On 1st & 10

Trying to stay balanced with play calling in the NFL is certainly a tough chore as score, down and distance and other variables make it challenging for offensive coordinators to do so. However, when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers last season, offensive coordinator Todd Haley and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger…



What If The Steelers Drafted Devonta Freeman Instead Of Dri Archer?

It certainly is very hard to judge individual draft picks the Pittsburgh Steelers have made in the past in a rearview mirror as so many times in doing so is that what’s not considered is that the subsequent ripple effects also need to be accounted for. Basically, you can lose…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Welcome back to the mailbag. Programming note. Since there’s no podcast for Monday with Dave Bryan away, we’ll do another one of these on Monday. Probably for the same time, 2:30/ET, but if that changes, I’ll let you all know on Twitter. To your questions! Petherson Silveira: Alex, if all players…


Steelers Reaping Benefits Of A “Cheap” Roethlisberger Contract

I’ll admit that I am not the most salary cap educated person in the world. So this is me stumbling into the deep end of the pool with my floaties on. But it doesn’t take an expert either to recognize that in the long-game of it all, Ben Roethlisberger’s contract…