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Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, May 21, 2017

Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven…


Can The Steelers 2017 Draft Class Pull Off The Improbable?

Do any of you remember the last time an entire Pittsburgh Steelers draft class made the Week 1 53-man roster? I know I can’t and while odds are probably against it happening this year, one can make a pretty good pre-training camp argument that the unthinkable might just might happen in…


Steelers Will Retain Entire Coaching Staff For 2017 Season

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers will retain their entire coaching staff for the 2017 season. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert confirmed on Wednesday at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine that no coaching staff changes have been made this offseason. All Steelers coaches will be back for next season, too, Colbert says….


Kozora: The Case For Danny Smith

I know, I know. Here’s crazy Alex trying to defend the indefensible again. But hey, Danny Smith is still here. And presumably will be for the 2017 season, provided he doesn’t go the way of Al Everest. That idea will probably make you race to the comments section and hey, I get…



Steelers Coaching Staff Expected To Remain Intact For 2017

With one week to go before the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine gets underway in Indianapolis it appears as though there won’t be any changes on the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff this offseason. During his Tuesday online chat, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was asked if it’s safe to assume…



Listen: Previewing Steelers’ Offseason Roster, Coaching Changes

Was happy to hop onto the Pittsburgh Sports Daily podcast to give an overview of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason. We delve into more Senior Bowl talk, centered around the EDGE prospects, before a position-by-position breakdown of the offseason roster and changes that could be made. After mentioning the one area of surprise…


Tomlin Won’t Commit To Steelers Coaching Staff Staying Intact

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers made it the AFC Championship game this season, head coach Mike Tomlin wasn’t ready to guarantee on Tuesday that the entire coaching staff will be retained during the offseason. “You know, I understand that change is a part of this thing, it always is particularly…


Steelers Vs Patriots Positional Grades

Well, that didn’t go anywhere near as planned. Right from the start Tom Brady and the New England Patriots simply dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game Sunday evening, rolling to a 36-17 win, clinching a spot in their ninth Super Bowl in franchise history. This will be…


Danny Smith Says Justin Gilbert Can’t Get Hit On Final Kick Return

It was the only obvious blemish on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ special teams report card Sunday. After making it a 18-16 game with time preciously thin, the Kansas City Chiefs’ opted against an onside kick and booted the ball deep to Justin Gilbert. Gilbert caught the ball at the seven but…


Film Room: Special Teams’ Blunder Mars Successful Day

I know you all think I’m a bit of a Danny Smith apologist. So you probably think I’m doing my victory lap with how well special teams performed against the Kansas City Chiefs. And they did well. Mostly. The caveat comes from the Pittsburgh Steelers first kickoff, the obvious blunder, a…


Watch: Steelers Vs Chiefs Initial Analysis

As always, our breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. We talk about some of the red zone issues but also spend a lot of time giving praise to the offensive line, who has become one of the best units in the league. We also…


Steelers Spin: Divisional Playoffs Rants And Ramblings

Playoffs? You kidding me? I just hope we win a game. These were the immortal words of then Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Mora at a press conference years ago. And although he was deflecting questions following a disappointing regular season loss for his team, his words should be the mantra…


Special Teams Far From Special, Per Tomlin

A joke. A pun. Laughing to keep from crying. That’s how I interpret what Mike Tomlin said about his special teams unit at today’s press conference. “We’ve not been special on special teams,” Tomlin said. Tomlin attributed some of that to injuries. Not having Darrius Heyward-Bey for part of the…