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Ben Roethlisberger Driven To Lead Offense To New Heights

While he slipped through a grace period early in his career in large part thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ veteran defense, one of the knocks on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has long been his ability to command a locker room and be a leader. Even as recently as last season, former…


AFC North Draft History Study: Wide Receivers

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


2008-10 NFL Drafts Continue To Haunt Steelers

In the NFL Draft, your first and second rounders are the lifeblood of your team, as they’re obviously the cream of the crop when it comes to talent available. There’s usually a far cry between the #1 overall pick and Mr. Irrelevant, unless of course your name happens to be…


Steelers Rookie Corners Could Be Two Dogs Competing For One Bone

During the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers added a pair of cornerbacks to their depth chart within the first four rounds. With their second-round selection, the team drafted Senquez Golson. Two rounds later, their first pick on the third day of the draft went to Doran Grant. The Steelers…


Focus On CB Size Exaggerates Impact Of Tall Targets

During the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers added a pair of short cornerbacks to a group of players that is already fairly height-deprived outside of Cortez Allen, who at 6’1” is the only one in the group that exceeds a stature of six feet. In the second round, the…


Safety Gerod Holliman Must Tackle Special Teams For A Roster Spot

It’s not often that a seventh-round draft pick elicits such a significant amount of discussion on the day that he’s drafted, but the truth of the matter is that new Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Gerod Holliman is an extremely intriguing player because of the disparity present in his scouting report….


Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Changes Jersey Number From 85 To 88

In a few more days the Pittsburgh Steelers rookies will be issued their initial jersey numbers but ahead of that happening, one veteran players has decided that he wants a new number for the upcoming season. According to the Steelers official website, wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has changed his jersey…


Sammie Coates Bears Similarities To Martavis Bryant

Bypassing other potential needs, or ‘wants’, in the third round after securing their outside linebacker and cornerback in the first two rounds of the draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers chose to add depth to a strength position by drafting wide receiver Sammie Coates with the 87th overall pick. Coates is, of…


Antonio Brown Holdout Could Lead To More Reps For Young Wideouts

While it’s still very unclear just how the Antonio Brown situation will ultimately play out, given that we have just learned about it after his agent reportedly leaked the information to the media, I do think it’s safe to presume that, more likely than not, coming opening day, he will…

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Steelers, Antonio Brown Both Took A Risk On 2012 Contract

It was reported yesterday that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is seeking a new contract following two consecutive All-Pro seasons during which he broke the franchise’s single-season receiving yardage record, taking down both the receptions and receiving touchdown records along with him as well in 2014. Brown led the…


Steelers Showing Genuine Interest In Drafting WR Early

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers continued to play host to draft hopefuls, with Friday’s edition featuring Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong. The 19th out of state pre-draft visit thus far, Strong is the fifth wide receiver that the Steelers have brought in to the South Side thus far, out of…


AB Proving Size Isn’t Everything In NFL WR Hierarchy

In the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected an unknown wide receiver from Central Michigan who would likely be relegated to special teams duties, if that. However, Antonio Brown showed a glimpse of things to come in his NFL debut that year versus Tennessee, as…


Steelers Awarded One 7th Round Compensatory Pick For The 2015 NFL Draft

The 2015 compensatory draft picks have now been announced and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been awarded one extra seventh round selection (252nd overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. Last offseason the Steelers lost unrestricted free agents wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, defensive end Ziggy Hood, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, defensive end Al Woods, safety Ryan Clark, fullback David…

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Antonio Brown Has Left Many Doubters In His Wake

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is arguably the best wide receiver in the league right now, but it hasn’t always been that way; he has come a long way since entering the league. A far more radical shift, however, is in how Brown has been viewed around the league….