Ricardo Mathews

One Step To Take: DE L.T. Walton

Bringing back a series I had a lot of fun exploring last offseason. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game. The biggest area for…


Steelers 2017 Pre-Draft Movements: Defensive End

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…


New DL Tyson Alualu Brings Steelers Position Versatility, Availability, Willingness To Win

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed a former first-round draft pick in defensive lineman Tyson Alualu on Tuesday and the move will hopefully provide the team’s defense some experienced depth behind starters Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt and Javon Hargrave. Alualu said Tuesday after signing his two-year contract that he believes his versatility…


Where And How To Address D-Line In Draft Up For Debate

For years, since the Pittsburgh Steelers used a first-round draft pick on nose tackle Casey Hampton and solidified their anchor point along the defensive line in the final decade or so of the era of the nose tackle as a starting position, the team had not felt it necessary to…


2016 Player Exit Meetings – DE Ricardo Mathews

The Pittsburgh Steelers find that their 2016 season ended a bit prematurely, and are undergoing the exit meeting process a couple weeks sooner than they would have liked. Never the less, what must be done must be done, and we are now at the time of the year where we…


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…


2017 NFL Scouting Combine: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and welcome to the 2017 scouting combine weekend. Alex Korora and I will be buried in our televisions and spreadsheets through Monday in order to bring you all of the results. In case you didn’t know already, you can view the results here. On…



Steelers 2017 Free Agents Analysis: DE Ricardo Mathews – Unrestricted

Player: Ricardo Mathews Position: Defensive End Experience: 7 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2016 Salary Cap Hit: $600,000 2016 Season Breakdown: It’s somewhat fitting that we are covering Ricardo Mathews’ free agency status right after tight end David Johnson. Both of them are coming off of two seasons with the Chargers….


First Offseason Weekend Of 2017: Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday once again and welcome to the NFL offseason. Thankfully, we only have two and a half weeks until the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine gets underway in Indianapolis and a month until free agency starts. In the meantime, we plan on keeping you entertained here with several draft profiles…


2017 Offseason Positional Review – Defensive End

The season might not quite be over for another couple of days, but 30 teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, have already hit offseason mode following their elimination, either prior to or during the playoffs. Pittsburgh got quite far this year, reaching the AFC Championship game for the first time since…


Overview Of The Steelers 2017 Free Agents

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have been eliminated from the playoffs it’s time to do a quick overview of the players who are scheduled to be free agents come the start of the 2017 league year in March. As usual, these free agents are broken down by three types; unrestricted,…


Steelers Versus Patriots: Championship Round Week Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the New England Patriots Sunday night in the AFC Championship game and based on the team’s Friday injury report, it looks like several players who have missed recent games are likely to return this weekend. The Steelers Friday injury report included three players listed as…



Steelers Vs. Chiefs: Inactives For Divisional Round Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs have both announced their lists of inactive players ahead of Sunday’s Divisional Round playoff game and when it comes to the visiting team, there really aren’t any big surprises when it comes their seven players. After ending the week listed on the Steelers…