2017 Offseason Questions: Biggest Question Heading Into OTAs?

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…


Smith-Schuster Eager To Bring His Physicality To Pittsburgh

I’m not saying JuJu Smith-Schuster is the next Hines Ward. But I bet Ward will be proud of how Smith-Schuster plays on the field. Speaking with Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley, the Steelers’ second round pick said he was excited to show off his physicality. “I like just going in there and…


Steelers Film Room: Optimism For Xavier Grimble Heading Into 2017

There are two stages to every roster move – react and reassess. The Pittsburgh Steelers release of tight end Ladarius Green certainly brought an abundance of reaction, as the move should, considering that he was still only one year or six games into his highly lucrative four-year contract. But now that…




PFF Stat Shows How Remarkbly Consistent James Harrison Has Been

Matthew Marczi told you more about James Harrison’s legendary workouts earlier this morning. But his play on the field has been pretty legendary too. Not just for its peaks but the overall consistency he’s shown throughout his career, especially the past two seasons. They posted this graphic showing their yearly…


5 Things To Watch For During Steelers First Week Of 2017 OTA Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 OTA sessions will be getting underway on Tuesday and below are five main things I’ll be watching for during the first set of practices. Who’s Healthy? – There’s a very good chance that Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and linebacker Vince Williams will, at best, be…


Labriola: ‘You Can Just Leave Javon Hargrave On The Field’

It will not be long now before the Pittsburgh Steelers begin work in their first OTA session, which, needless to say for the regular readers here, will be a significant occasion, and will include a lot of firsts with respect to the level of football activity and public access to…


Steelers Sign Fourth-Round QB Joshua Dobbs

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 OTA sessions will get underway this week with at least six of the team’s eight draft picks under contract as fourth-round selection, quarterback Joshua Dobbs, has now apparently signed his four-year rookie deal. The ink is dry!🖋Blessed to be OFFICIALLY a part of the great @steelers Fam! Thanks to…


Devil’s Advocate: Getting There With Four

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…


The Older He Gets, The More Headlines James Harrison’s Workouts Draw

No matter how many times he talks about his workout regimen; no matter how many videos that he posts detailing the ins and outs of virtually every exercise he undertakes that speaks to the intensity of his process and the resulting physical bulk; one thing remains inevitable: James Harrison is…


2017 Offseason Questions: Is Six Receivers A Foregone Conclusion?

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…


Film Room: The Value Of Jesse James

Clearly, the Pittsburgh Steelers are losing a lot with the release of Ladarius Green. We’ve beat that horse to death, I’m pretty sure. Now it’s about moving forward with who the team still has, not who they parted with. Jesse James is that man, the clear-cut starting tight end in…



NFL.com Doesn’t Expect Watt To Be An Early Contributor

The expectation is that when you draft a player in the first round of a draft, you are virtually inevitably going to be adding a player to your roster that is talented at the bare minimum, even if he doesn’t work into an immediate contributing role during his first season….