Baron Batch

Baron Batch’s Life’s Work Goes Beyond Football, Graffiti

You may have seen yesterday that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Baron Batch is set to be arrested after he was identified vandalizing public property via graffiti, an act that he cited as artistic expression while acknowledging that he “broke the rules”. That was, to be sure, not a terribly…



Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2011 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


Steelers Under Mike Tomlin Do Prefer Carrying Four Running Backs

Yesterday, I wrote about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back position and its hypothetical long-term future—not much of which is known, of course, given that neither Le’Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams, or even Fitzgerald Toussaint are under contract for beyond the 2016 season. I wrote that, given the odd of Williams, at…


Senquez Golson To Injured Reserve Not Yet An Option For Steelers

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have traded for cornerback Brandon Boykin, the team will need to make a corresponding move to accommodate him on their 90-man roster. That move will likely come sometime Sunday and while many have speculated that move will be rookie cornerback Senquez Golson being placed on…


Blast From The Past: John Malecki

New series to fill out the rest of the offseason. Which is mercifully close to being over. Inspired by a Jerame Tuman name-drop on a recent edition of The Terrible Podcast, and a “Forgettable Pirates” twitter account that I love, we’ll rattle off a few Pittsburgh Steelers that have fallen into…


A Steelers History Of Seventh Round Success Under Kevin Colbert

Since joining the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2000, Kevin Colbert—who has since been titled general manager—has been a part of 16 drafts, involving the selection of 20 players in the seventh round, but none has sparked as much discussion as that 20th player, safety Gerod Holliman, selected…




Where Are They Now? Baron Batch

From high school gridirons to signing days and college campuses to draft day and million dollar salaries, football has certain stages of it, with the NFL obviously being the pinnacle. But what happens after the NFL? For some, like current Oakland Raider Charles Woodson, he’s been playing almost the equivalent…


Pre-Draft Visits Often Lead To Draft-Day Selections For Steelers

Each and every year, teams are allowed to host 30 pre-draft visits form players that aren’t considered a “local.” For instance, in this year’s draft crop, Pitt tackle T.J. Clemmings won’t count against the Pittsburgh Steelers because he can probably walk from the Pitt campus to the team facility. However, I’ve went…


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Steelers vs Buccaneers Second Half Notes And Observations

hgerBelow are my notes and observations from the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: It only took the Buccaneers two and a half minutes to get into the end zone. The big strike came from Mike Glennon to Mike Evans in front of…


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Numbers Crunch: Recent History Of Steelers Draft Picks Making The Roster

By Alex Kozora At our eternally optimistic core, every Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan believes their yearly group of draft picks can be successful. That even late rounders could become the “diamond in the rough”, their selection lauded about for years to come. But of course, that isn’t always the case. There…


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Steelers Draft Picks And The Practice Squad Developing Myth

The Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad is believed by many to be a place where several draft picks that fail to make the team’s 53 man roster out of training camp as rookies go to develop so that they can be promoted at a later date and contribute. Unfortunately, that just…


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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Running Back

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line…