Teresa Varley

Steelers Players And Coaches Making Big Impact In Their Community

Feel good stories on this lazy Sunday afternoon. As much as we focus on the football, the X’s and O’s, and all that good stuff, we have to remember these are people too. With all the negative stories that gain traction, this year seems especially toxic, it’s important to keep in mind…


Steelers’ Defense Says It’s Still Searching For Consistency

Much has been made about the resurgence of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense this year. Statistically, they look strong, especially in the secondary, where they ranked tops in the league until Matthew Stafford tore them up (they’re now tied for second). But hear from the players themselves and they’re not nearly…


Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, June 18, 2017

Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven…



Despite Injuries, Golson Says He Got Better The Past Two Years

It’s been a difficult, frustrating, choose-your-adjective NFL career for Senquez Golson. One that has put him on the sidelines, not on the field, as he and the team envisioned after being the Pittsburgh Steelers’ second round pick in 2015. Third time is the charm, that’s the old saying. And Golson…


Matt Galambos’ Pittsburgh Journey Continues

Matt Galambos is Philadelphia born but might just give the edge to Pittsburgh these days. Going from longshot to Steeler, the team signed him out of rookie minicamp, one of just two players to earn a deal. Speaking with Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley, he talked about what the experience of officially…


Smith-Schuster Eager To Bring His Physicality To Pittsburgh

I’m not saying JuJu Smith-Schuster is the next Hines Ward. But I bet Ward will be proud of how Smith-Schuster plays on the field. Speaking with Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley, the Steelers’ second round pick said he was excited to show off his physicality. “I like just going in there and…


Steven Johnson Healthy, Ready For Bounce-Back Season

Think of players returning for 2017 and a couple names come to mind. Cam Heyward is the biggest name working back from his pectoral injury. Senquez Golson will hopefully get on the field and the team will figure out what they have with him. Odds are, Steven Johnson is a…



Villanueva Juggled Classroom And Football Field In 2016

Football is their job. Not their life. That’s a point most who play in the NFL try to push across. And one that us, the fans on the outside, tend to forget. There’s rookies moving to a new city, veterans with families, and for Alejandro Villanueva, time in the classroom….


Tomlin, Ayers Expecting Big Jump In Year Two

Stepping up after too many injuries to count, Demarcus Ayers is setting his sights on an even better second season. And Mike Tomlin is right there with him. Speaking to Missi Matthews last week, Tomlin made it a point to mention Ayers’ name when asked about the rookie class heading…


Bud Dupree: ‘It Helped A Lot Not Having The Rotation’

When the Pittsburgh Steelers used their first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft on outside linebacker Bud Dupree, they did so envisioning him some day as an every-down player. He already exceeded playing time expectations during his rookie season, not only working into a rotation immediately, but by the end…



Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, March 5, 2017

Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven…


Antonio Brown On His New Deal: ‘I’m Grateful’

That?  That’s the smile of a man who just earned his long-term contract. Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews and Teresa Varley are the first two people to talk to the NFL’s highest paid receiver in the league, Antonio Brown, an interview that went up a short time ago on the team’s website….