Bob Labriola

Labriola On Bryant: ‘His Upper-Body Is Well-Defined’

Unless I’ve overlooked them, I’ve yet to see any pictures of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant taking part in any of the team’s voluntary offseason training sessions since he returned to town. However, that’s not a big deal right now if he indeed isn’t considering that he might still need…



Dulac: Steelers Would Have Taken Tight End In 4th Round

Comments over the tight end position for the Pittsburgh Steelers and whether or not it should have been addressed have been a hot-button issue around message boards over the course of the past week in the Steelers world. The only more contentious issues, it seems, have been long snappers, backup…


National Media Continues To Predict Peppers To Pittsburgh

Mock drafts are just that, a mock, as I’m sure you’re acutely aware, but the league-wide trend are linking in one direction. To Michigan and Jabrill Peppers. Earlier this week, we wrote that Dane Brugler joined Charley Casserly in mocking Peppers to Pittsburgh. Looking around at other mock drafts today…


Funeral Arrangements Announced For Dan Rooney

For those in the Pittsburgh area, or maybe even for those out of state and wish to attend, funeral arrangements for Dan Rooney have been announced. Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times tweeted out the details a short time ago. Steelers announce funeral arrangements for Dan Rooney: pic.twitter.com/cjbF6wqxtS —…


Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, April 9, 2017

Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven…


Steelers Bring In Two Linebackers For Pre-Draft Visits

The Pittsburgh Steelers are wrapping up this week’s pre-draft visits, bringing in two more names on Friday. Illinois OLB Carroll Phillips and Vanderbilt ILB Zach Cunningham are visiting the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex today. Draft visitors for Friday: LB Carroll Phillips from Illinois; LB Zach Cunningham from Vanderbilt — Bob…


Top Edge-Rushers Rivers, McKinley Headline Steelers Tuesday Pre-Draft Visitors

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now busy hosting pre-draft visitors and on Tuesday four more players are in town to talk to the team and that list of players includes two edge-rushers and two defensive backs. According to Bob Labriola of steelers.com,  Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis, Youngstown State edge-rusher Derek Rivers, Michigan…



Is Sammie Coates’ Hand Fixed Or Not?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot of question marks about their group of wide receivers, particular for one that is supposed to be championship-caliber. From suspensions to injuries to players being asked to fill roles that are seemingly beyond their depth, there were stretches of the 2016 season that were…


Colbert Worried NFL Losing Sight Of Combine’s True Purpose

Kevin Colbert is rounding out his media row interviews, speaking exclusively with Bob Labriola and Missi Matthews in an interview posted on the team site yesterday afternoon. Most of what was said has already been talked about and was generally bland coach-speak. But Colbert has candid about one topic that’s…


Mike Tomlin Discusses His Combine Thought Process

Bob Labriola sat down with Mike Tomlin on Steelers’ Nation Radio moments ago to discuss this upcoming week at Indianapolis, home of the 2017 NFL Combine. It was a good insight into Tomlin’s thought process and methods in during the non-stop chaos of workouts, interviews, and testing. During the workouts, Tomlin…




Danny Smith Says Justin Gilbert Can’t Get Hit On Final Kick Return

It was the only obvious blemish on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ special teams report card Sunday. After making it a 18-16 game with time preciously thin, the Kansas City Chiefs’ opted against an onside kick and booted the ball deep to Justin Gilbert. Gilbert caught the ball at the seven but…