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2017 Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mock Offseason

I’m not one for sports radio. Too many commercials, too many hot takes, not enough substance. But the one radio show that will always have a special place in my heart is the Tony Bruno Show. Not the actual, Philadelphia one. The Madden franchise one. That was my life in high school. No…


Report: Steelers Interested In Re-signing TE David Johnson

With the 2017 NFL legal tampering period now underway, the Pittsburgh Steelers have several players who are set to become unrestricted free agents on Thursday. One of those players is tight end David Johnson and apparently the Steelers have interest in re-signing him. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, the…


2016 Player Exit Meetings – TE David Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers find that their 2016 season ended a bit prematurely, and are undergoing the exit meeting process a couple weeks sooner than they would have liked. Never the less, what must be done must be done, and we are now at the time of the year where we…


Steelers 2017 Free Agents Analysis: TE David Johnson – Unrestricted

Player: David Johnson Position: Tight End Experience: 7 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2016 Salary Cap Hit: $600,000 2016 Season Breakdown: The Steelers waited all the way until May, well after the draft, before they brought back their former seventh-round draft pick in David Johnson, who essentially came in to replace…



2017 Offseason Positional Review – Tight End

The season might not quite be over for another couple of days, but 30 teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, have already hit offseason mode following their elimination, either prior to or during the playoffs. Pittsburgh got quite far this year, reaching the AFC Championship game for the first time since…


Steelers Abandoned What Had Been Working On Offense

I have yet to do the charting for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Patriots during the AFC Championship game, but one thing I can tell you for certain is that they continued to move away from what had been working for them for the post few months—which is a…


Overview Of The Steelers 2017 Free Agents

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have been eliminated from the playoffs it’s time to do a quick overview of the players who are scheduled to be free agents come the start of the 2017 league year in March. As usual, these free agents are broken down by three types; unrestricted,…


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…


Film Room: A Look At Kick Returns, Just For Kicks

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not exactly been the most impressive team in the league this year—or in the past several years—when it comes to getting off quality kick returns. Actually, it seems that league return averages as a whole are down this year because there are fewer and fewer returns…


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…



Haley Calls TE Group The Most Unselfish Unit He’s Ever Coached

The tight end group has sorta gotten lost in the offensive shuffle this year. Quarterbacks get all the glory. The receivers are flashy. And the offensive line is a feel good story. Sure, Ladarius Green has produced some big-time plays but beyond that, there isn’t a ton of press turned…


Film Room: Xavier Grimble Rises, Then Falls

It was a long time coming for Xavier Grimble before he finally managed to make a 53-man roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016. Making the mistake of coming out of college early in 2014, the USC product spent his first two years in the league kicking around practice squads….


Steelers Still Have Enough To Get By At Tight End Minus Green

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly been pleased to finally get tight end Ladarius Green on the field over the course of the past six games, and to see the big-play ability that he has been able to add to the offense as a result—he has seven explosive plays already—the…