Pittsburgh Steelers

NFL To (Finally) Loosen Celebration Penalties

The NFL is doing some smart things today, including relaxing the restrictions on post-touchdown celebrations. USA Today’s Tom Pelissero tweeted out earlier today Roger Goodell is expected to announce the news later this afternoon. Roger Goodell is expected to tell NFL owners group celebrations, using ball as prop after TDs,…


Film Room: Keith Butler’s Palms Coverage

We’ve spent a lot of time discussing the transition the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense is making. Led by Keith Butler, there’s a blend between his and Mike Tomlin principles with something new entirely, the desire to play straight man coverage. It’s one of the top things I’ll be studying once the…


Smith-Schuster Eager To Bring His Physicality To Pittsburgh

I’m not saying JuJu Smith-Schuster is the next Hines Ward. But I bet Ward will be proud of how Smith-Schuster plays on the field. Speaking with Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley, the Steelers’ second round pick said he was excited to show off his physicality. “I like just going in there and…


PFF Stat Shows How Remarkbly Consistent James Harrison Has Been

Matthew Marczi told you more about James Harrison’s legendary workouts earlier this morning. But his play on the field has been pretty legendary too. Not just for its peaks but the overall consistency he’s shown throughout his career, especially the past two seasons. They posted this graphic showing their yearly…


Ladarius Green’s Contract Ranked 12th Worst Of 2016

I gotta be honest, Steelers’ Nation. 12th place for Ladarius Green’s contract? Not as bad as I thought it would be. Jason Fitzgerald on Over the Cap released his rankings of the worst contracts of the 2016 offseason. Green’s contract came in as the 12th worst. Here’s what Fitzgerald had…


2017 UDFA Reports: Wisconsin QB Bart Houston

The draft is over but we’re not finished breaking down their prospects just yet. While we had a scouting report on every non-long snapper drafted, we didn’t write one on most of the Pittsburgh Steelers undrafted free agents. So we’ll be covering those names over the next several weeks. Unless any…


Burns Hopes Jiu Jitsu Will Improve Strength, Technique In Year Two

He might never become a black belt but Artie Burns is learning a few moves during the offseason. Sitting down with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews, Burns said he’s taking jiu jitsu classes during the offseaon to improve his game heading into Year Two. “I’m taking jiu jitsu,” he told Matthews. “Learning how…


Steelers’ Linebackers Show Close Knit Bond During Offseason

Honestly, I wasn’t even going to write about this. But after the kick to the groin Steelers’ Nation has received the last 24 hours, we need some good news in our life. The Steelers don’t get back together for OTAs for another few days but the linebacking crew is already…



Top Tight Ends Left In Free Agency

With the release of Ladarius Green, Steelers’ Nation has understandably turned their attention to any options on the free agent market. That in mind, let’s view the top options out there. Gary Barnidge – Released by the Cleveland Browns after they drafted David Njoku in the first round. He caught 55…



Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

I got up on my soapbox earlier this week about why we shouldn’t use the phrase “camp bodies,” and if you don’t mind, I’m going to climb on up again for a different topic. One of the biggest “point and laugh” stories this week was the whole “avocado toast,” story,…


2017 UDFA Reports: West Virginia DL Christian Brown

The draft is over but we’re not finished breaking down their prospects just yet. While we had a scouting report on every non-long snapper drafted, we didn’t write one on most of the Pittsburgh Steelers undrafted free agents. So we’ll be covering those names over the next several weeks. The last…


Mike Mitchell Deserves Credit For Helping Young Secondary Learn The Ropes

Mike Mitchell is known for his big hits. And his celebrations. And yes, sometimes, his missed tackles. But leadership should join that list. He’s taken the young Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary under his wing to ease their transition into the NFL. We’ve already seen Sean Davis gives the Steelers’ safety credit….


Bouchette Hints At Martavis Bryant Hip Injury

Here’s a weird one for you. Most of the focus surrounding Martavis Bryant has been off the field and his still pending Week One stats. But there may be a new issue with him. A hip injury, as implied by Ed Bouchette during yesterday’s chat over on the Post Gazette. …