James Saxon

Roosevelt Nix Could Catch On To More Than Just A Roster Spot

When training camp opened last year, Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix really wasn’t anything, or anybody. He really wasn’t even a fullback, having signed with the team as a Reserve/Future player at inside linebacker, but moved to fullback because of the team’s depth already available there. Nix spent most of…


DeAngelo Williams Recognized For Blocking Ability

Running back DeAngelo Williams was a tremendous asset for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015. The team is hoping that is not the case this season, because in order for him to serve in a capacity that would put him in that position would mean that Le’Veon Bell was not available…


Cameron Stingily Reportedly Dropped 25-30 Pounds

Last week, we speculated tryout-turned-signee Cameron Stingily might move to fullback. But this Steelers.com article seemed to dispute the notion, now sealed by David Johnson’s arrival. According to the article, Stingily has dropped 25-30 pounds, now sitting in the 225-230 range. He played so heavy last year, as he tells…


Steelers RB Coach James Saxon Attended San Jose State Pro Day

Several weeks ago, Alex Kozora profiled San Jose State running back Tyler Ervin on the site and he came away impressed. The Pittsburgh Steelers then proceeded to meet with Ervin at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine and that interest has evidently continued as running backs coach James Saxon was present…


Le’Veon Bell Cleared To Begin Running

Some good news on the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ front as we ring in this March. Le’Veon Bell was able to run for the first time since tearing his MCL on November 1st. He posted the workout on his Snapchat, indicating he had a 23 minute run. Under the watchful eye of…


In Secondary, Scouting And Talent Lacking More Than Coaching

Whenever a team has a weakness in one particular area of its personnel, it is the gut reaction to immediately put the position coach under fire. Often, perhaps too often, we see that position coach take the fall when a deeper analysis might show that he wasn’t the problem. The…



James Saxon Reviews The Running Backs

The injury bug has struck the Pittsburgh Steelers almost everywhere. Running back is no exception. Teresa Varley talked with running backs coach James Saxon to get his overview on each running back. DeAngelo Williams has been maybe the best offseason move made by the team. Saxon readily recoginizes his positive…


Isaiah Pead: “I’m Ready For This Opportunity”

Isaiah Pead becomes the Pittsburgh Steelers’ newest member. And though it came via unfortunate circumstances, he is excited to have another shot in the league. “With me, you can expect that I’m a competitor, high motor guy, a person who loves this game. Someone who is looking to capitalize on…


Steelers Player-By-Player Practice Review

It’s only eight practices and we’re still several days away from our first game, but with the off day, it’s a nice chance to review the progress of each Pittsburgh Steeler. Take it with a grain of salt, there’s still so far to go, but it’s a nice bow on…


Steelers’ Chisholm Still Playing With Chip On His Shoulder

Do you want to play football? A simple question with some life-changing results. It was what running back Jawon Chisholm heard first from Akron and now, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The answer an easy one. “Heck yeah, I want to play football.” But to understand the journey is to understand Chisholm….


Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Six

Day seven and the home stretch of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ six consecutive practice. Today was more physical and energetic than I anticipated following a night practice. Definitely not a boring day. Let’s hop to it. – It also unfortunately wasn’t a healthy day as several players didn’t finish practice. Ryan Shazier, Gerod Holliman, Josh Harris, Shamarko…


Credit Due To James Saxon In Helping Rebuild Running Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a lot of moves during the offseason last year, somewhat out of character for a generally conservative group when it comes to utilizing outside resources aside from the draft to enhance their team. Despite the fact that they wound up adding two starters and two other…



Steelers Have Large Presence At Pittsburgh Pro Day

The University of Pittsburgh held there Pro Day on Tuesday and as you can imagine, there were plenty of Pittsburgh Steelers personnel on hand to observe it. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, Steelers coaches Keith Butler, John Mitchell, Richard Mann, Randy Fichtner, Jerry Olsavsky, Joey Porter, James Saxon and…