Le’Veon Bell

Steelers 2017 OTAs Get Underway With Relatively Healthy 90-Man Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers kicked off their 2017 OTA practices on Tuesday with what appears to be a relatively healthy 90-man roster, judging only by the multiple media reports and pictures posted on the team’s website. For starters, while there was some uncertainty concerning the hip of wide receiver Martavis Bryant…


Le’Veon Bell Not Present For Start Of OTAs

Keep in mind they are voluntary but Le’Veon Bell was the only Pittsburgh Steeler not in attendance for Day One of OTAs. That was first reported by the PPG’s Ray Fittipaldo. Fittipaldo also grabbed a quote from Ben Roethlisberger about Bell’s absence and #7 wasn’t exactly thrilled to know his starting…



5 Things To Watch For During Steelers First Week Of 2017 OTA Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 OTA sessions will be getting underway on Tuesday and below are five main things I’ll be watching for during the first set of practices. Who’s Healthy? – There’s a very good chance that Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and linebacker Vince Williams will, at best, be…


Le’Veon Bell’s Style Forces Offensive Line To Block Differently

Le’Veon Bell’s wait-wait-wait style is so unique, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had the modify the way they coach their offensive linemen. This nugget comes from Mike Kuchar of X and O’Labs, one of my absolute favorite football-nerd websites.  He tweeted this bit of info out from Mike Munchak. Steelers OL…


Ranking The Rooms: AFC North RBs

Ah, yes. The dog days of summer (almost?) Although the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently in the midst of the rookie minicamp on the South Side, we’re stuck in the slow days of the offseason. Fortunately for you, the “Ranking the Rooms:  AFC North” series is rolling along! After looking at…


Running Game Hopes To Rediscover Explosive Tendencies

As is more or less taken as a given at this point in his career, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell had himself yet another excellent season in 2016, but one thing that was somewhat missing during the year were the explosive plays. Now he was never, and never will…


2TE Personnel Usage Something To Monitor In 2017

If there is one thing that I am curious to follow as the Pittsburgh Steelers head into their second season without Heath Miller, it will be how the team chooses to utilize their tight ends. The fact of the matter is that the Steelers made greater use of multiple-tight-end sets…




PFF Digs Deep Into YPC, Makes Bell Look Good

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about Pro Football Focus’ new Actual Opportunity statistic and the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ players performed relatively well by that criteria last season. The feedback to that article and to that nature of statistic was largely positive, so I thought…



Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, April 16, 2017

Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven…


Steelers Shine In PFF’s ‘Actual Opportunity’ Metric

What is Actual Opportunity, and why should we care? Well, I can give you the answer to the first question, but mileage may vary on the second part. If you like advanced statistics or fantasy football value metrics, however, this could be up your alley. Evidently, Pro Football Focus recently…