Alejandro Villanueva



Devil’s Advocate: Top Of The Line O-Line

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…


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…



Know Your Enemy: Browns 2017 NFL Draft Review

The day after the draft, I posted my thoughts, my initial reaction, to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft haul based on my understanding of their needs and wants and what was available to them at the time that they were selecting. I am hoping to be able to provide the same…


Villanueva Juggled Classroom And Football Field In 2016

Football is their job. Not their life. That’s a point most who play in the NFL try to push across. And one that us, the fans on the outside, tend to forget. There’s rookies moving to a new city, veterans with families, and for Alejandro Villanueva, time in the classroom….


Steelers 2017 Pre-Draft Movements: Offensive Tackle

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with well over a dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, and also tendered their two restricted free agents. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at wide receiver, defensive…



Devil’s Advocate: Extending Villanueva In 2017

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…





Steelers 2017 Salary Cap: Projected Space Exiting Bulk Of Free Agency

While you can never say never, it appears the Pittsburgh Steelers are pretty much done doing their 2017 free agency shopping. Sure, there’s a possibility that another player or two might be ultimately signed, but even if that happens, they aren’t likely to spend much more than minimum on them….