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Numbers Crunch: Steelers Season Outlook

Following every game last year, we did a brief numbers crunch, examining each game from a quirky statistical standpoint. With Week One of this year looming, we’ll introduce it again with some big-picture stats to follow throughout the season. – Mike Tomlin will have to go 8-8 in the regular…





NFL Top 100 Players List Wraps Up Wednesday Night

The final 10 names of “The Top 100 Players of 2015” will be revealed on Wednesday night (8 p.m. ET, NFL Network) and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will be one of them. Brown and Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions are the only two wide receivers remaining so…


NFL.com’s Elliott Harrison Ranks Antonio Brown #1 WR In League

On the NFL Network‘s “Top 100 Players of 2015” series, it’s getting down to the final few players on the countdown, as all should be considered elite at their positions. On tonight’s episode airing at 9 p.m. ET, the countdown will span numbers 20 through 11, and a few Steelers…


Would $11.54 Million In New Money Over Next 3 Years Appease Antonio Brown?

While Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is unlikely to get his contract reworked this offseason, former Washington Redskins salary cap analyst J.I. Halsell has come up with a restructure/extension plan that would result in the league’s leading receiver in both catches and yardage from last year averaging $11.5 per…


CBS Sports’ Rang Says Steelers Got A Second Round Steal

For the last several seasons, it was becoming increasingly more apparent that a retooling of Pittsburgh’s cornerback department was needed. From interceptions clanging off Ike Taylor’s hands to Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas scorching him, it was clear reinforcements were needed. Once boasting as fearsome a front seven as the…



AB Proving Size Isn’t Everything In NFL WR Hierarchy

In the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected an unknown wide receiver from Central Michigan who would likely be relegated to special teams duties, if that. However, Antonio Brown showed a glimpse of things to come in his NFL debut that year versus Tennessee, as…



LSU’s Jalen Collins A Tantalizing Prospect For Steelers

It’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers need some major retooling in their secondary, particularly at the cornerback spot. One name who’s rocketing up draft boards after an impressive showing at the combine is LSU’s Jalen Collins. Despite receiving a grade to stay in school for his senior season, the…


MSU’s Trae Waynes Likes To Let His Play Do The Talking

When I think of an NFL cornerback, I think of the pick-sixes into the end zone, the Deion Sanders’ high-steps or the post-game Richard Sherman tirade. They ooze confidence, and swagger comes with the territory of the position, especially when recognized as one of the best. The position is in…


Are The Steelers Finished Giving Second Chances?

In today’s NFL, players are expected to abide by a certain code of ethics and are given a very short leash as far as what’s expected of them. There’s a very fine line, and if you cross it or even tread it, Commissioner Roger Goodell has proven time and time…


Can Pittsburgh Afford Gambling On Gifted CB Marcus Peters At 22?

View image | gettyimages.com Each and every year in the buildup to the NFL Draft, prospects are analyzed, dissected and picked apart by draft analysts nationwide, examining everything from relationship history to the lifestyles of their parents (the Dez Bryant fiasco). This year is no different, with University of Washington…