Bob Labriola


After Landing Versatile Dupree, Steelers Move On To Day-Two

After posting such mind-boggling numbers at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine in February, it was clear Kentucky’s Bud Dupree was going to skyrocket up draft boards. Some even had him mocked in the top ten picks. However, as the Pittsburgh Steelers round one selection crept closer Thursday night, it became…


Steelers Drafted CB Rod Woodson 28 Years Ago Today

28 years ago today, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a future Hall-of-Famer when they selected cornerback Rod Woodson out of Purdue with the 10th overall selection in the 1987 NFL Draft. According to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest, the Steelers were very lucky that Woodson fell to them in that draft….


Steelers Have Talent On Deck To Withstand Bell’s Suspension

As running back Le’Veon Bell awaits decision on his appeal regarding the three-game suspension, the NFL schedule was released Tuesday and it certainly didn’t do the Pittsburgh Steelers any favors. Now we all know team’s records last year don’t mean much, as every year there’s a few teams who seem to rise…


Daniel McCullers Has Chance To Expand Role In 2015

Over the course of the past few days, I felt that I was due to write something about Daniel McCullers, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sixth-round compensatory draft selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. McCullers is a man large enough to garner the nickname “Shade Tree”, and was aptly described as “an…


The Optimist’s Take – More Restructures For Instant Impact

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…

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Should Ryan Shazier’s Toughness Be In Question?

When the Pittsburgh Steelers were up on the board in the first round of last year’s draft, they didn’t hesitate in selecting inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, whom they clearly projected as a day one starter early on. From his very first practice with the team, he assumed the starting role…

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Kevin Colbert Still Unsure If Le’Veon Bell Will Be Suspended

Due to him entering Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program last week, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell opened himself up to the possibility of a suspension per terms of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement. During his annual pre-combine talk with the media Tuesday, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the organization…

Keith Butler Steelers Mini Camp 2013

Parsing Keith Butler’s Comments On Using 4-3 Looks

One day after sitting in with head coach Mike Tomlin, the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday officially announced that longtime linebackers coach Keith Butler had been promoted to the defensive coordinator position vacated by the amicable resignation of Dick LeBeau. While the organization did not feel a need to hold a press…