Tag Archive | "Shaquille Richardson"

Numbers Crunch: Turning The Secondary Up To 11

When looking back at the roster during the 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one thing that sticks out to me is just how little turnover there is in the secondary. I say this with the awareness of the glaring caveat of longtime starting free safety Ryan Clark being replaced with the rare significant free […]

Read the full story

Posted in ArticleComments (15)

Pereira: Defensive Holding Will Be Point Of Emphasis This Season

According to former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira, during the NFL officiating clinic that took place yesterday, officials were briefed on various points of emphasis regarding the upcoming season, and the headliner from the event was unquestionably the new emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding. As Pereira Tweeted: “More offense!” According to a […]

Read the full story

Posted in ArticleComments (16)

Steelers 2014 Pre Training Camp Roster Polls: Will CB Brice McCain Make The Final 53?

The Pittsburgh Steelers will begin training camp a little more than one week from today, so I thought we would spend these last several days talking about a few players that many believe will have a decent shot at making the final 53 man roster. Basically, these are players that we can’t quite consider locks, but do […]

Read the full story

Posted in Training CampComments (8)

Numbers Crunch: Recent History Of Steelers Draft Picks Making The Roster

By Alex Kozora At our eternally optimistic core, every Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan believes their yearly group of draft picks can be successful. That even late rounders could become the “diamond in the rough”, their selection lauded about for years to come. But of course, that isn’t always the case. There are only 53 spots on […]

Read the full story

Posted in ArticleComments (9)

Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Cornerback

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a need should arise for further […]

Read the full story

Posted in ArticleComments (11)

Five Steelers Players Who Can Improve Their Standing In Training Camp

As we continue to march through the dead space between the end of minicamp in mid-June and the beginning of training camp in late July, we are beginning to see more and more preview-type features in the build-up. Among those features that seem to be gaining steam at the moment are the ‘camp phenom’ predictions, […]

Read the full story

Posted in ArticleComments (33)

Replacing A Championship Roster – Dimes, Quarters, And Assorted Change

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

Read the full story

Posted in ArticleComments (7)

On Flowers And Fertilizer

First off, apologies to all the gardeners who have stumbled across this article seeking advice of the plant nurturing variety through search engines. Multiple reliable Pittsburgh Steelers beat writers have confirmed the team’s interest in free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers by speaking directly to team personnel. Of course, when a former Pro Bowl cornerback is released in […]

Read the full story

Posted in ArticleComments (15)

Steelers Sub-Packages Should See Improvement

Yesterday, ESPN’s John Clayton took a look at how players in sub-packages are beginning to command more respect by front offices, even if many of them are not technically starters, and thus are getting paid more. Of course, the fact that teams are employing sub-packages more and more frequently has a lot to do with […]

Read the full story

Posted in ArticleComments (5)

Special Teams Of Primary Concern For Steelers Secondary

The Pittsburgh Steelers have rarely benefitted greatly from special teams throughout the organization’s history. Chuck Noll famously refused to employ special teams coaches until late in his tenure, when he shifted responsibilities for both defensive line coach John Kolb and inside linebackers coach Dennis Fitzgerald, requesting that they jointly coach the special teams unit in […]

Read the full story

Posted in ArticleComments (8)

Steelers QB Bruce Gradkowski Calls Team Building Exercise ‘Super Important’

On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers took their annual field trip to the local Dave and Busters to take part in a team building exercise. For a backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, this was his second such team-building trip as a member of the Steelers and he took time out to talk about the importance of it […]

Read the full story

Posted in ArticleComments (2)

Steelers Rookies Have Friday Field Trip To Pro Football Hall Of Fame

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished up their second week of OTA practices on Thursday and on Friday, the rookie class took a trip to Canton, Ohio to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame. By the looks of things, the field trip not only included the drafted rookies, but the undrafted rookies as well. Not only […]

Read the full story

Posted in 2014 Draft, ArticleComments (5)

Steelers Rookie CB Shaquille Richardson Wants To Play Against The Best

It will be a while before we know whether or not rookie cornerback Shaquille Richardson can play at the NFL level, but so far, most all of the reports have been positive on the Arizona product. Richardson has already had the chance to cover teammate Antonio Brown during OTA practices and he enjoyed the challenge. […]

Read the full story

Posted in 2014 Steelers OTA Practices, NewsComments (7)

History Tells Us All Nine Steelers Draft Picks Won’t Make Final 53

There’s still a lot of left over excitement about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class and on Tuesday eight of those nine players will take to the field once again as the second set of OTA practices get underway. History has shown, however, that all nine won’t make the final 53 man roster out of […]

Read the full story

Posted in 2014 Draft, ArticleComments (41)

Marczi: Steelers Roster Projections – OTA Edition

It’s now the beginning of June, and we’ve already gotten some of our first glimpses of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers roster through the first round of OTAs. I don’t expect that the Steelers will add anybody new, but if they do, it will be dealt with then. Now, it’s time to start exploring how the […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article, PredictionComments (36)

Recap Of The Steelers First Week Of 2014 OTA Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first week of OTA practices on Thursday and below is a recap of all of the top storylines from the week. Pouncey Healthy – We had a pretty good notion heading into the week that center Maurkice Pouncey might be able to get some live reps in during the […]

Read the full story

Posted in 2014 Steelers OTA Practices, ArticleComments (10)

Steelers Sign Fifth-Round Draft Pick, CB Shaquille Richardson

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have five of their nine draft picks under contract before June 1. On Thursday, cornerback Shaquille Richardson, the Steelers first of two fifth-round picks, signed a four-year contract. Richardson, an Arizona product, should get roughly $2.41 million over four-years and that includes a signing bonus somewhere in the neighborhood of $190,000. […]

Read the full story

Posted in 2014 Salary Cap, News, TransactionsComments (1)

Steelers Rookie CB Shaquille Richardson Will Not Miss OTA Practices

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Shaquille Richardson will indeed be able to attend the OTA sessions that get underway on Tuesday. .@steelers DB @Dr4_Richh (Shaq Richardson) is eligible to & will participate in OTAs & minicamp. — Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) May 26, 2014 During the Steelers recent rookie minicamp, head coach Mike Tomlin announced […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments (21)

Young Veterans Looking To Make A Mark With Steelers This Season

With so much focus and attention being placed on the Pittsburgh Steelers’s incoming class of rookies by all form of media—including ourselves, naturally—it’s easy to forget about the rest of the youth on the roster. Which is somewhat counterintuitive, given that it is the tendency of organizations such as the Steelers to give players more […]

Read the full story

Posted in ArticleComments (6)

Five Things To Watch Out For During Steelers First OTA Session

The Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session of the offseason gets underway on Tuesday and here are five topics of interest that I will be keeping a lookout for. Who Shows Up? – These OTA practices are of course voluntary, but all eyes will peeled for whether or not safety Troy Polamalu shows up. With Ryan […]

Read the full story

Posted in ArticleComments (11)

A Five Year Look At Fifth-Round Draft Picks

In response to my Monday post on past fifth-round picks made by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the Kevin Colbert era, a few of you wondered what percentage of all fifth-round picks across the league wind up making their respective teams’ 53 man roster out of training camp. I went all the way back to 2009 […]

Read the full story

Posted in ArticleComments (9)

Kozora: 2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

By Alex Kozora Following Dave Bryan’s lead, here is my first crack at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 53 man roster. Needless to say, this is subject to change once we hit training camp. Quarterbacks – (3) Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones Analysis: Jones is safe for at least another season. Other than that, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article, PredictionComments (41)

Steelers Need 2014 Pleas In The Fifth To Both Hit

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert recently completed his 15th draft with the organization and while several of the fifth-round selections that he’s made during that span managed to make the 53 man roster out of training camp as rookies, finding a player that can contribute heavily has been tough. This year, Colbert drafted cornerback […]

Read the full story

Posted in 2014 Draft, ArticleComments (24)

Steelers Rookie CB Shaquille Richardson Told To Stay Low, Work On His Eyes

With his first set of practices now behind him, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Shaquille Richardson has finally gotten the chance to be coached on a field by CarnellLake, who initially recruited him to go to UCLA. As a result, the Arizona product already knows several things that he needs to work on in order to […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments (36)

Snap Predictions For The Steelers 2014 Draft Class

Every year at about this time, I like to take a stab at projecting how many snaps each member of the Pittsburgh Steelers draft class will see on either offense or defense during their rookie season. Here are my pre OTA predictions for the class of 2014. Ryan Shazier – It’s quite possible that Shazier […]

Read the full story

Posted in 2014 Draft, Article, PredictionComments (16)

Best And Worst Case Scenarios For Steelers 2014 Draft Class

By Alex Kozora Predictably and understandably, we’ve given a ton of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class. But even after giving all of our opinions, no one can deny this is all projection. The measurables, tape study, debates, all now fruitless. What happens on the field is the only thing that matters anymore. […]

Read the full story

Posted in 2014 Draft, ArticleComments (12)

If you enjoy our content & podcast, feel free to buy us a cup of coffee below.
Shop for 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Nike and New Era Team Gear at Fanatics

Archives