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Texas DT Brown Could Be “Hampton 2.0” For Steelers

If we know anything about Kevin Colbert’s draft tendencies, it’s that the braintrust of the Pittsburgh Steelers values leadership, maturity and, at the same time, youth. Or, as they like to call it, third-year juniors. Enter the University of Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown, the 6-foot-2, 319-pound force of nature…


The Ramifications Of A Trade Up For Pittsburgh

With a new 5-year window for franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and the stage set for the offense to take it’s place as the NFL’s best, the elephant in the room as far as the Pittsburgh Steelers are concerned is the status of their defense. It’s a defense that’s been undergoing…






Several Potential Cuts Could Have Steelers’ Attention

Every year, the salary cap purge takes it’s toll prior to the start of free agency. The NFL is a “what have you done for me” league. It’s a business, and oftentimes, can be an emotional one, as fan favorites and beloved teammates are kicked to the curb, with the…


What To Expect From “Shade Tree” In Year Two?

The theme in the 2014 draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers seemed to center on  getting younger and adding an infusion of speed, but the team added an entity seemingly from the Stone Age in the form of mastodon defensive tackle Daniel McCullers, the heaviest Steeler in franchise history (yes, even…


The Pessimist’s Take – A Chip On Big Mac’s Shoulder

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,…


The Optimist’s Take – A Chip On Big Mac’s Shoulder

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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The Beard Is No More

The follicle deed is now done. The annual shearing of the beard belonging to Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel has now taken place at Jergels. Even former Steelers players Casey Hampton and James Farrior were on hand for the event that raises money for the Children’s hospital in Pittsburgh….



Potential 2015 Steelers Free Agent Fits: Defense

To the average NFL fan, it wasn’t hard to watch a Pittsburgh Steelers game and not take notice how much the tables have turned from the Steelers “of old.” Since as long as I can remember, the Steelers were predicated on tenacious defenses, ranging from the famed Steel Curtain defenses…


Steelers Seek Consistency At Inside Linebacker

Looking back over the past decade plus of Pittsburgh Steelers football, one of the common themes that has populated its success, even dominance, on the defensive side of the ball, was having a strong triangle up the middle that allowed the team to stop the run and force offenses to…


Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Wins The Chief Award For 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward was named Friday as the 2014 recipient of the annual Pro Football Writers’ “The Chief Award”, for his cooperation with local media. “The Chief Award,” established in honor of Steelers’ founder, Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. and presented annually to the member of the Steelers’…