Vance McDonald

Now May Be Good Time To Break Vance McDonald Into Passing Game

It would not be fair to say that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ acquisition of tight end Vance McDonald from the San Francisco 49ers has been a failure so far through five games. As we took a look at just yesterday, for example, the offense has been more productive when he has…


Steelers Offense Producing Whenever McDonald Is On The Field

If you would have told me before the season started that Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald would have a few drops in the team’s first five games I would have believed you. However, if you would have told me at that same time that McDonald wouldn’t have a single…


Film Room: McDonald An Asset In Run Game

Since coming aboard, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has caught a lot of flak for what he hasn’t been catching—the football. Through three games played, he has been targeted twice on two passes that could have been catches, and he did not come down with either of them. Now,…


Run Game More Effective With Vance McDonald Sunday

Here is something that is interesting, although perhaps not terribly surprising: on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 41 official runs during Sunday’s game, their newest tight end, Vance McDonald, was a frequent presence, seeing 21 of his 30 total snaps on those plays. Not that Jesse James was absent, by any means,…


Roethlisberger Regrets Not Seeing Wide-Open Finney In Win Over Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed a wide-open player in Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Ravens and during his post-game press conference he admitted he regrets it. No, it wasn’t wide receiver Antonio Brown that Roethlisberger regretted not seeing wide open during Sunday’s game, it was backup offensive lineman B.J….


Vance McDonald Still Awaiting First Reception

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ newest tight end saw 17 snaps for the offense on Sunday in Chicago. All but one were on passing downs. Vance McDonald was held in pass protection for only a few of those snaps. Yet he failed to see even one target on the dozen or so…



Steelers Week 3 Turning Point: Field Goal Block

In a game full of big plays and turnovers, it was the last few seconds of the first half that stole the headlines in this week’s Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Chicago Bears. In a highlight that you will surely see plenty of times over the next week, Bears cornerback Sherrick…


Steelers Vs Bears Winners/Losers

*fires self into the sun* WINNERS Javon Hargrave: Hargrave was basically the only defender to consistently make a positive impact today. Even when doubled or triple-teamed, he still found ways to get pressure and racked up his second sack of the season. He’s a star in my eyes and soon…


Sunday Should Provide Better Feel For State Of Tight End Group

When it comes to the tight end position, the Pittsburgh Steelers were at a major disadvantage on Sunday with respect to being able to have all hands on deck. Obviously, their newest tight end, Vance McDonald, missed the game entirely while recovering from a back injury, to get the ball…



Steelers Versus Vikings: Week 2 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their 2017 home opener against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday afternoon and if you’re like me, you’re counting down the hours until the game begins. As usual, I will attempt to project the seven inactives for each and every Steelers game of the 2017 season and…


Steelers 2017 Week 2 Injury Report: Tuitt, Wilcox Questionable; Dupree Practices Fully

The Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report for Week 2 was released Friday afternoon and it includes a little bit of good news ahead of the team’s Sunday home game against the Minnesota Vikings. #Steelers Status Report:QUESTIONABLE: J.J. Wilcox, Vance McDonald, Stephon TuittOUT: Jerald Hawkins — Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) September 15,…


Steelers 2017 Week 2 Injury Report: Tuitt Still Sidelined; Davis, McDonald Added

The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday practice has now been completed and the team’s recently released injury report for the day now shows six players listed on it. https://twitter.com/missi_matthews/status/908412246291828736 Tackle Jerald Hawkins (knee), safety J.J. Wilcox (concussion), defensive end Stephon Tuitt (bicep) and tight end Vance McDonald (back) all failed to practice…