Markus Wheaton

3 Weeks Until 2017 Training Camp: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again and welcome to weekend. Predictably, it was a very quiet week for the Pittsburgh Steelers with three weeks remaining before training camp gets underway in Latrobe. Unless running back Le’Veon Bell signs a new contract by July 17, things will likely remain…




Devil’s Advocate: Most Successful Former Steeler

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the same idea…


Slot Receiver Study: Addendum

One of the biggest questions the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking at on the offensive side of the ball is who their third wide receiver is going to be, working alongside Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant, the latter of whom was immediately put into work with the first-team unit after returning…




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…


Steelers 2017 Pre-Draft Movements: Wide Receiver

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with well over a dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, and also tendered their two restricted free agents. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at wide receiver, defensive…


Devil’s Advocate: Taking A WR In The Draft

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the…





Loss Of Timmons Only Brings Steelers 5th Round Compensatory Pick Value

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already lost two of their own unrestricted free agents to other teams so far during the 2017 NFL league year as linebacker Lawrence Timmons and wide receiver Markus Wheaton have both signed contracts with the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears respectively. Whenever a team loses an unrestricted free…


Missed Opportunities Defined Markus Wheaton’s Time In Town

It’s starting to feel as though the Pittsburgh Steelers are incapable of holding on to wide receivers if they draft them in the third round. Mike Wallace left after four seasons to sign big money in 2013. Emmanuel Sanders, drafted a year later, didn’t have the same success, but still…