James Daniel


James Daniel Didn’t Lobby For Steelers To Draft A Tight End

In war rooms, and general pre-draft preparation, everyone is fighting for their guys. Area scouts pushing the big wigs into listening to them and the decision-makers, in this case, Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert, debating to reach a conclusion. Nature of the beast. But when push comes to shove, veteran…


David Johnson The Leader In New-Look TE Room

Gotta admit, it’s like Christmas time when I see interviews with John Mitchell and James Daniel. Daniel, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ tight ends coach, briefly sat down with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews to go over the tight end room. It’s one that has seen plenty of moving and shaking post-Heath Miller, the…


Coaching Staff’s Passion Part Of What Makes Steelers Great

When you think of the Pittsburgh Steelers, you think about two elements: success and stability. A one family ownership. Three head coaches since 1969. And six sparkling Lombardi’s standing tall in the facility. For the present, part of what makes this organization so strong aren’t just the big names in…



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…


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…


The Pessimist’s Take: Sidelined Tight End Signing

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…



The Optimist’s Take: Ladarius Green’s Blocking Impact

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


Jesse James Embracing Blocking Role In Offense

When former Penn State tight end Jesse James was first drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2015 NFL Draft, he probably already had a good sense of what that might mean: he was going to block, a lot, and he was going to be taught how to block on…



The Optimist’s Take: Ladarius Green’s Impact On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…



Todd Haley and James Daniel On Heath Miller

It’s been nearly a week since Heath Miller announced his retirement and though the initial shock has settled down, it’s still difficult to process not seeing 83 on the field next season. Two more Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaches spoke on Miller’s career to Steelers.com yesterday, Todd Haley and tight ends coach…