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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


Emmanuel Sanders First Of Young Money Crew To Cash In On Championship

In 2011, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ future looked bright, awash in talent at the wide receiver position. Mike Wallace was continuing to streak past defenders while Antonio Brown had just begun to emerge, and Emmanuel Sanders was contributing as well. They were the core group, the future. They were also the…


Steelers Have Much Work To Do As Offseason Begins

The 2015 NFL season is now officially in the books after Emmanuel Sanders and the Denver Broncos emerged victorious to secure the franchise’s third trophy in eight Super Bowl appearances—unfortunately doing so at the expense of Jerricho Cotchery, another former Steeler who admittedly had a rough game, and the Panthers….


Broncos Defense Dominates Panthers In Super Bowl 50

The Denver Broncos showed Sunday in Super Bowl 50 that defense can indeed win a championship as they manhandled the Carolina Panthers offense all game on their way to a 24-10 win at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The Broncos defense sacked Panthers quarterback Cam Newton 6 times Sunday and Denver linebacker…


Jerricho Cotchery Saw Potential Of Steelers Offense In 2013

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is currently preparing to participate in the first Super Bowl of his career. Such is the fate of an individual who spend the majority of his career playing for the Jets (I kid—but not really). But prior to spending the past two seasons…



Former Steelers Wide Receivers To Play In Super Bowl 50

It wasn’t too long ago that wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery both played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, both will play in Super Bowl 50 on opposite teams. Sanders, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of SMU,…


Steelers Film Room: Robert Golden Vs Broncos

One thing that first-year defensive coordinator Keith Butler has shown in his debut in that role is a willingness to be adaptable, to experiment, to tweak. One of the late-season changes that the Pittsburgh Steelers adapted to counteract passing offense was to start using more dime defense and taking Lawrence…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Broncos Divisional Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers season came to an end Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High as they were defeated 23-16 by the AFC’s #1-seeded Denver Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs. The pregame hype focused on the health and capabilities of the two future Hall of…




Steelers Film Room: Robert Golden Vs Broncos

Over the course of the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers have experimented more with their dime, or quarters, defensive package, which includes six defensive backs, among them a third safety. Robert Golden served as the third safety on Sunday against the Broncos, typically on obvious passing situations such as…


Steelers Film Room: Brandon Boykin Vs Broncos

It took most of the season, but cornerback Brandon Boykin has finally been seeing the field for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the last three games, playing in the slot as the third cornerback. Not that they bring him in right away during games, even though by the third or fourth…


Draft Classmates Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders Reunite

When the Pittsburgh Steelers resolved to part ways with wide receiver Santonio Holmes—their 2006 first-round draft pick—in the 2010 offseason, they knew that they had to restock the shelves at the position. Hines Ward was in the twilight of his career and second-year wide receiver Mike Wallace could be just…


Control, Calmness Keys To Much Improved Second Half Defense

The biggest adjustment for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense Sunday probably wasn’t scheme. It much simpler than that. Keep calm. Gain control. That is the common thread players talked about to reporters following the team’s 34-27 victory over the Denver Broncos Sunday afternoon. A game where the defense spotted Denver 27…