Bob Labriola


Clifton Geathers Headshot

Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: DE Clifton Geathers – Unrestricted

Player: Clifton Geathers Position: Defensive End Experience: 6 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $665,000 2015 Season Breakdown: When the Steelers signed veteran journeyman defensive end Clifton Geathers to a one-year contract at the start of the 2015 offseason, it raised some eyebrows, even if he had spent…


StockTomlin10

Tomlin Not Very Concerned With 30th Ranked Pass Defense

As Mark Twain famously said, statistics can be used to be leaned on, failing to provide appropriate context. For Mike Tomlin, that applies to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pass defense, which ranked 30th in 2015. To him, there are several variables that factor into that result, he told Bob Labriola last…



RooneyPic1

Art Rooney II Says Pass Defense Needs To Be Main Focus In 2016

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II is now beginning his after the season media interviews and in a recent sit-down on Steelers Nation Radio with Bob Labriola, he identified one main area where the team needs to improve next season. “Certainly on defense, said Rooney “I thought we got…


StockDannySmith

Danny Smith Takes Nothing In Football For Granted

Spoken like a true veteran of the NFL, Danny Smith squashed the notion of “chip spot” plays in today’s sitdown with Bob Labriola on Coaches Speak. “Really what gets me is that it’s an operation. There’s a snap, there’s a hold, there’s a protection, there’s a kick. It’s not an easy…


StockVentrone1

Ross Ventrone’s Return Has Made Danny Smith A Happy Man

Though the team lost one of their top special teamers in Roosevelt Nix, they quickly brought back another. You know him, you love him, Ross Ventrone. Consider Danny Smith a giddy guy. “Those kind of guys are special, they really are,” Smith told Bob Labriola in their weekly Coaches Speak…



StockHaley

Haley Believes This Year’s Running Back Depth Better Than 2014

Same story, different year. The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves potentially starting an unheralded running back in their Wild Card matchup. Last year, it was Ben Tate for Le’Veon Bell. This year, Fitzgerald Toussaint for DeAngelo Williams. And though on the surface the situations are disappointingly similar, Todd Haley is much…


steelers-jordan-berry-bills-2015

Steelers Looking For Consistency From Jordan Berry

Jordan Berry is in his first NFL season. But don’t tell that to Danny Smith. “I tell him he’s not a rookie anymore. He’s played in five preseason games. He’s played in 15 regular season games. That’s 20 damn games. That ain’t a rookie,” the special teams’ coach told Bob…


Jordan Zumwalt Roosevelt Nix

Danny Smith On Losing Roosevelt Nix: “I’m Going To Miss Him”

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the final week of the regular season and hopefully the playoffs without fullback and core special teamer Roosevelt Nix. Nix broke his foot in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss, officially undergoing surgery earlier this morning. Speaking with Bob Labriola in their weekly Coaches’ Speak With the…


steelers_broncos

Steelers Injury Report: Shazier, Miller Probable For Sunday

Week 15 is again bringing good news on the injury front for the Pittsburgh Steelers. All players who were limited in practice this week will be listed as probable on this afternoon’s official report, per Bob Labriola of Steelers.com. Status report for @Steelers: everybody who was on the injury report…



StockBoykin1

Tomlin Says Boykin Had To Earn His Opportunities

Now that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin has started seeing extensive playing time on defense we expect it to continue Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati Bengals. If you were wondering, why we haven’t seen more of Boykin on the field more up until this point, you were not alone. In…


steelers_bengals

Steelers Injury Report: Miller, Spence Probable For Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a clean bill of health for Sunday’s critical matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. According to a tweet sent out by Bob Labriola, every player practiced today and will be listed as probable on the team’s official injury report. For the @Steelers, everybody practiced today and everybody…