James Saxon


James Conner’s Only Focus Is On Winning A Super Bowl

For all the focus on James Conner, and rightfully so, Conner’s focus goes beyond himself. He’s in Pittsburgh to win a Super Bowl. “It’s a new chapter,” he told Missi Matthews in a sit-down interview over on the team site. “We turn the page. A lot more work to put…



Steelers Send RBs Coach To Workout Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon

Continuing the updates around the Pro Day circuit, it appears the Pittsburgh Steelers have sent running backs coach James Saxon to workout Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon. OUInsider’s Joey Helmer posted this short video of Mixon going through drills with Saxon leading him through. Mixon is so smooth. Has been unbelievable today….


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…



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…