Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



Rookie Lineman Jerald Hawkins Showing Early Promise

When the Pittsburgh Steelers used their fourth-round draft pick on offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins, the selection was met with some skepticism, if not derision. Even though the team had used its first three selections on defensive players at key positions, it seemed odd to take a tackle at that spot,…


Robert Golden: ‘My Opportunity Is Finally Coming Around’

Last year, the narrative was that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas had been ‘waiting’ for his opportunity to play after long-time strong safety Troy Polamalu retired following the 2014 season. Thomas was expected to enter the starting lineup, but a loss of confidence from the coaching staff reduced him to…


Marcus Gilbert Driven To Reach Pro Bowl Dream

While criticism has been levied against the Pittsburgh Steelers’ gradually improving pass defense toward the end of the season that they had the fortune of facing a string of backup quarterbacks, the same cannot be said for the level of competition that right tackle Marcus Gilbert faced with relative consistency…


Spring Snaps Less Valuable For Gradkowski Than For Jones

Realizing the need to “freshen up” the quarterback room a few years back, in the words of Coach Randy Fichtner following the drafting of Landry Jones in 2013, the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed the contracts of their backup quarterbacks to expire and replaced their roster spots with the aforementioned rookie Jones,…


Timmons Likely Not Thrilled About More Dime Defense

If you are a particularly observant spectator on game day for the Pittsburgh Steelers—or if you are a regular reader of this site—you may have noticed a shift over the course of the last several weeks of the 2015 regular season on the defensive side of the ball. It was…




UDFA WR Canaan Severin Looking To Stick With Steelers

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may not have snared the most exciting list of undrafted free agents that they have been able to find in recent years, the nature of the undrafted portion of the roster building process is such that you often don’t know who will quietly rise up the…


Senquez Golson Looking To Pick Up Where He Left Off Before Injury

I wrote earlier today about Pittsburgh Steelers second-year outside linebacker Bud Dupree, who is expected to enter the starting lineup on a more full-time basis than he experienced during his rookie season, and how his progress from year one to year two is perhaps the single-most important development that the…


Report: Kelvin Beachum Not Interested In Moving To Guard

It seems that every year, the media circus surrounding the Super Bowl expands incrementally, to the point where it now extends beyond the Pro Bowl a week prior to the actual game. No longer is it a relatively calm gathering of select reporters for a day—it’s now a week-long extravaganza,…



Newly Trim Marcus Gilbert Seeing Efforts Pay Off On Sundays

Heading into his fifth season, Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert had been on a general upward trajectory throughout his career, though one not precipitous enough to reach a level of satisfaction for many. He still had some obvious technique issues that held him back. And he also had a…