Sammie Coates

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…




Is Sammie Coates’ Hand Fixed Or Not?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot of question marks about their group of wide receivers, particular for one that is supposed to be championship-caliber. From suspensions to injuries to players being asked to fill roles that are seemingly beyond their depth, there were stretches of the 2016 season that were…



Lolley: Sammie Coates’ Fingers ‘Mangled Like A Lineman’

If you were searching for some optimism about third-year wide receiver Sammie Coates heading into the 2017 season, beat writer Dale Lolley provided a cold bucket of water for you yesterday afternoon on Twitter, reporting that the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver’s fingers looked like they were “mangled like a lineman”…


PFF Picks WR Pierre Garcon As The One Free Agent The Steelers Should Sign

In a recent piece for ESPN.com, Pro football Focus attempted to suggest a soon-to-be free agent that each NFL team should sign during the offseason. In the case of the Pittsburgh Steelers, PFF suggested they sign Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon and below is their reasoning as to why:…


2017 Offseason Questions: Is Sammie Coates In ‘Good Hands’?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now behind us, there is plenty…


Fowler: Coates Never Had Surgery On Hand

Update on the Sammie Coates’ injury front. Jeremy Fowler is refuting a January ESPN report that Coates had surgery to repair the broken fingers in his hand. Fowler provided the update in writing about the groin surgery Coates had, which the receiver announced yesterday. Fowler’s source says that January surgery…


Sammie Coates Says He Had Surgery On His Groin

In addition to offseason surgery to fix his broken fingers, Sammie Coates says he recently underwent surgery on his groin. He announced it on Twitter Monday evening. Having surgery on your pelvis suck! — Sammie Coates (@sammiecoates11) February 14, 2017 Someone followed up with Coates and he appeared to confirm…


2017 Offseason Positional Review – Wide Receiver

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…


2016 Player Exit Meetings – WR Sammie Coates

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…