Darrius Heyward-Bey

Cobi Hamilton: ‘We’re All Number Two’ Receivers

As I wrote about yesterday, one of the storylines that we might find ourselves in during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Patriots is who the Steelers are going to get to step up for them outside of their primarily playmakers, namely wide receiver Antonio Brown…


ESPN Insiders Misread Tomlin’s Tea Leaves On Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spent a lot of time during his Tuesday press conference addressing the locker room video that wide receiver Antonio Brown posted Sunday night following the teams win over the Kansas City Chiefs and with good reason. While Tomlin said quite a bit about Brown’s…


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…


Steelers Punt Coverage Unit Has Undergone Several Changes Since Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday injury report included some mixed news when it comes to their punt coverage team as safety Robert Golden (ankle) practiced fully while linebackers Anthony Chickillo (ankle) and Vince Williams (shoulder) both failed to practice. Assuming both Golden and Williams will be able to play Sunday in…



Special Teams Could Suffer Due To Injuries Against Dolphins

Special teams is not important. Roster spots for ‘special-teams players’ is a waste. Unless the special-teams units are struggling because they lack the sort of quality player that not only has the ability but the willingness to carry out that sort of grunt work to the requisite level of success….


Steelers Spin: Wildcard Playoffs Rants And Ramblings

This is it. Make no mistake where you are. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the Wildcard Round of the NFL playoffs. They face the Miami Dolphins, a team pretty much everybody except for T.D., their official mascot, expects to lose to the Steelers. After all, the Dolphins are uni-dimensional on…


2017 South Side Questions: How Much Will Ayers Play Sunday?

The regular season is now over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


Film Room: Darrius Heyward-Bey Goes Deep

The last go route ball that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey tried to chase down in 2016 came all the way back on November 6, the first time that the Steelers played the Ravens. In that game, he had his foot rolled up on by the trailing defensive back…


Depth Tested, Starters Rested Heading Into Postseason

In the days leading up to the ‘meaningless’ regular-season finale for the Pittsburgh Steelers, there was some debate among the faithful over the merits of resting starters generally, as well as many particularly starters specifically. In the end, the team ended up resting four starters on offense, another on defense,…




Steelers WR Sammie Coates Still Hamstrung By Injured Fingers

Even through Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates dressed for the team’s Sunday home game against the Cleveland Browns the second-year Auburn product failed to play any snaps on offense or special teams. That’s probably not too surprising, however, being as Coates was limited all last week during practice due…


Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Undergoes Labrum Surgery On Monday

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton had his 2016 season end several weeks ago when he was placed on the teams Reserve/Injured list with a shoulder injury that had hampered him dating back to the preseason. On Monday, Wheaton underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com,…


Heyward-Bey Unselfish Attitude Shines Through In Win

Darrius Heyward-Bey has earned the reputation as one of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ leaders, well-respected and rarely outworked. His career transformed from one bound for fame, a top ten draft pick, to someone who has to consistently do the little, often unnoticed things, to earn his keep. And he’s done it…