Brett Keisel

Steelers Spin: Greatest Draft Hits – Seventh Round

If you’re wondering what the Pittsburgh Steelers should do with their seventh round draft pick this year, history would suggest they should follow the words sung by the Red Hot Chili Peppers: Give it away…give it away…give it away…now. Because for the most part the Steelers have shot blanks with…


Devil’s Advocate: Current D-Line Rivaling LeBeau’s Champions

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…


Where And How To Address D-Line In Draft Up For Debate

For years, since the Pittsburgh Steelers used a first-round draft pick on nose tackle Casey Hampton and solidified their anchor point along the defensive line in the final decade or so of the era of the nose tackle as a starting position, the team had not felt it necessary to…






Steelers Spin: Week Two Rants And Ramblings

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into their much anticipated Sunday showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals with full, sparking, molten metal following their 38-16 season opening smackdown of the Washington Redskins. Not only was the victory over Washington impressive, it reversed a disturbing pattern of slow season starts for Coach Mike Tomlin’s…


Steelers Spin: Evaluating The Youth Movement

It’s been years since the Pittsburgh Steelers have been a preseason favorite for Super Bowl contention. If Big Ben is going to return to the Big Show this season it will be the result of a successful, albeit long-laboring youth movement. It seems a lifetime ago when Aaron Rodgers and…




John Mitchell Talks Stephon Tuitt, Daniel McCullers

If you have been following the Pittsburgh Steelers for a while, then you know that longtime defensive line coach John Mitchell is not in the habit of being overly complimentary toward younger players, particularly when they first come on board. He holds the belief that he has to break players…


Missing Pieces 2016: DE Clifton Geathers

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into training camp a bit under a month from now, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players…


The Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: 69-60

In the spirit of the offseason, Alex Kozora and I are undertaking the daunting task of ranking the top 100 Pittsburgh Steelers players in the history of the franchise. And we mean the complete history – 1933 to today. Alex and I first came up with our own lists and…


Jerald Hawkins Gets Work At RT In OTAs

Though information about where players are lining up and what team’s they’re running on can be fleeting in Pittsburgh, the team website’s gallery did give us a couple glimpses of where players worked at on the first day of OTAs. Nothing we “learn” here is monumental but maybe the biggest…