Sammie Coates


Report: Sammie Coates Struggled During Minicamp

It’s early in the season but if this report from PennLive’s Jacob Klinger is any indication, Sammie Coates isn’t off to a hot start. In a list of ten players who either helped or hurt themselves during minicamp, Coates found himself on the latter list. Klinger’s note is short but…



Steelers Injury Report Exiting 2017 OTAs

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their annual OTA practices and prepare for next week’s mandatory minincamp, it’s a good time to review the overall health of the team. While the team isn’t obligated to release updates on injured players during the offseason, there’s been enough reports from…


Martavis Bryant Career Targets And Route-Types Analysis

With wide receiver Martavis Bryant returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers offense this season, I wanted to examine how he had previously been used in Todd Haley’s system. For this study, I looked at all 171 of his career targets and recorded his catch rates by route type and target area,…


Slot Receiver Study: Sammie Coates

One of the biggest questions the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking at on the offensive side of the ball is who their third wide receiver is going to be, working alongside Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant, the latter of whom was immediately put into work with the first-team unit after returning…


Why You Shouldn’t Forget About Sammie Coates In 2017

Back talking to the tape on our Youtube channel to remind you about Sammie Coates, a somewhat forgotten player on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. We comb through the mega impact he had in the first five weeks before busing up his hand and fading the rest of the way. We…


Steelers’ Kick Return Battle Quietly Overlooked

We’ve already had a lot of great discussion on training camp battles next month and we’ll formally delve into those as we get closer to Latrobe’s report date. Outside linebacker. Cornerback. Tight end. But one that hasn’t gotten much publicity is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ kick return competition. That’s assuming there…


Devil’s Advocate: Bigger Role – Sammie Or Senquez

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 same idea…


Sammie Coates: Hand Injury ‘Broke Me Down’ Mentally

One of the most mysterious phenomena surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason was whether or not third-year wide receiver Sammie Coates had actually gotten his injured hand operated on this offseason. It was initially reported that he did, but weeks later the player himself seemed to contradict that point by…


Sammie Coates Shows Off Previously Injured Fingers To Media

After getting off to a hot start in the first five games of the 2016 regular season, the offensive production of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates pretty much vanished after he suffered a left-hand injury in the teams Week 5 win over the New York Jets. While Coates was able…


Steelers 2017 OTAs Get Underway With Relatively Healthy 90-Man Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers kicked off their 2017 OTA practices on Tuesday with what appears to be a relatively healthy 90-man roster, judging only by the multiple media reports and pictures posted on the team’s website. For starters, while there was some uncertainty concerning the hip of wide receiver Martavis Bryant…



Devil’s Advocate: Offensive Role For Coates

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…


Weighing Options After Steelers Move On From Ladarius Green

It is rather understandable that in the aftermath of the Pittsburgh Steelers releasing a player whom they signed to be a long-term starter just a year ago, there are a lot of questions being asked, and there are not enough answers to satisfy them. But the fundamental question that now…