Mel Blount

Steelers Spin: Greatest Draft Hits – Third Round

Over the past week, we’ve been counting down the Pittsburgh Steelers greatest draft hits and so far the discussion has remained…cordial. Well…now it’s time for the gloves to come off as things will get much tighter and difficult to discern in this round. It’s time for a generational UFC battle…


2017 Steelers’ Futures Report: LB Akil Blount

We’re again back to break down the lesser known or brand new players signed to futures contracts by the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2017 offseason. A year ago, Al-Hajj Shabazz was one of those guys. An afterthought, a name many wouldn’t think was worth talking about. But he wound up…


Former Steeler C.J. Goodwin Shows Up On Super Bowl Stage

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a pair of their own former players on the field last night during the Super Bowl, one on either side, and both of them made an impact early on—in opposite ways. Most are probably more familiar with Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, who spent most of…


Linebackers Tally More INTs Than Secondary For First Time In Steelers’ History

Linebacker Ryan Shazier’s interception off Robert Griffin III during Sunday’s victory over the Cleveland Browns broke a deadlock between the team’s secondary and linebacking core. Shazier’s interception marked the seventh for the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacking core, pushing it ahead of the six total from the secondary. This would mark the…


Former Steelers WR C.J. Goodwin Now Impressing Falcons As A CB

Do any of you remember C.J. Goodwin? He was the young undrafted wide receiver the Pittsburgh Steelers had for a few training camps recently. Well, it appears as though Goodwin is having some success now with the Atlanta Falcons this offseason after being asked to switch to cornerback. Goodwin reportedly…


Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: Our Personal Lists

Like I wrote in our Top ten ranking today, we’d finish up this series by listing Dave Bryan and my personal Top 100 lists. I’m sure looking back, both of us would make changes to it. And knowing we were going to collaborate, I don’t think either of us –…


Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: 10-1

In the spirit of the offseason, Dave Bryan and I are undertaking the daunting task of ranking the top 100 Pittsburgh Steelers‘ history. And we mean the complete history. 1933 to today, they’re all on the table. Dave and I came up with our own lists and then worked together…


Steelers Conclude First Local Rookie Symposium

The NFL has made the wise move to change up their rookie symposium format. In years past, it was more like a field trip, each group of drafted rookies traveling to another location and sitting in huge auditoriums to listen to speakers. It wasn’t particularity effective, a message too easy…



The Optimist’s Take: Cornerbacks Against The Run

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…


NFL Apparently Adopts ‘Joey Porter Rule’

You all know Mike Pereira, the former NFL vice president of officiating, who now works as a rules analyst for Fox Sports. You all love Mike Pereira, of course. He is, at least in my estimation, perhaps the best in the business when it comes to correctly making calls and,…




Falcons Sign Former Steelers WR C.J. Goodwin To Practice Squad

Remember former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver C.J. Goodwin? Well, he’s finally landed with another team as it was announced on Tuesday that he was signed to the practice squad of the Atlanta Falcons. Goodwin, who signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in June 2014 after Hall of…


Steelers Film Room: Antwon Blake

Speaking strictly as a football player, there are few players I respect more than Antwon Blake. Coming out of UTEP, not one NFL team thought highly enough of the diminutive corner to risk a draft choice on him, as Blake was signed by Jacksonville as a free agent. They said…