Steelers Depot https://www.steelersdepot.com Pittsburgh Steelers blog featuring news, discussion & merchandise! Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:20:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 12286105 Opinion: Steelers, Bell, And The Inevitable Impasse That Will Divide Them https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/opinion-steelers-bell-and-the-inevitable-impasse-that-will-divide-them/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/opinion-steelers-bell-and-the-inevitable-impasse-that-will-divide-them/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:20:54 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494156 Surprise, surprise, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is the topic du jure, and I can’t imagine why. He was the subject of our question of the day. Now he will be the focus of my opinion of the day. I would say it’s not a controversial one, but there is such a diversity of […]

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Bengals Being Questioned Over Their Identity After Pair Of Losing Seasons https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/bengals-being-questioned-over-their-identity-after-pair-of-losing-seasons/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/bengals-being-questioned-over-their-identity-after-pair-of-losing-seasons/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:40:52 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494155 The Cincinnati Bengals have not been to the playoffs for the past couple of seasons. They made it something like five years in a row from the time that they drafted wide receiver A.J. Green and quarterback Andy Dalton in consecutive rounds several years back, but had been unable to return, or even post a […]

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2018 Offseason Questions: Will Le’Veon Bell Sign A New Deal Today? https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/2018-offseason-questions-will-leveon-bell-sign-a-new-deal-today/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/2018-offseason-questions-will-leveon-bell-sign-a-new-deal-today/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:00:49 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494154 The journey toward Super Bowl LII ended far too prematurely for the Pittsburgh Steelers, sending them into offseason mode before we were ready for it. But we are in it now, and are ready to move on, through the Combine, through free agency, through the draft, into OTAs, and beyond. We have asked and answered […]

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Schefter: Le’Veon Bell Deal Will Be ‘Challenging’ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/schefter-leveon-bell-deal-will-be-challenging/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/schefter-leveon-bell-deal-will-be-challenging/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2018 01:00:46 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494144 Man I hope you’re ready for more wishy washy reports on what’s going to happen tomorrow between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell. We’re gonna keep rolling them out for you. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is the latest to weigh in on the situation and he’s coming to the same conclusion as the rest of them. […]

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Mike Tomlin Expects Justin Hunter To Deliver In Big Way In Second Season With Steelers https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/mike-tomlin-expects-justin-hunter-to-deliver-in-big-way-in-second-season-with-steelers/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/mike-tomlin-expects-justin-hunter-to-deliver-in-big-way-in-second-season-with-steelers/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:36:12 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494137 While I think you would be hard-pressed to find any fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers who currently believes wide receiver Justin Hunter should be considered a lock to make this year’s 53-man roster, it’s worth noting that head coach Mike Tomlin certainly seems to be excited about the former second-round draft pick’s potential to contribute […]

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Steelers Flashback: Hines Ward Should’ve Been In The World Cup https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/steelers-flashback-hines-ward-shouldve-been-in-the-world-cup/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/steelers-flashback-hines-ward-shouldve-been-in-the-world-cup/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:03:48 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494129 New series I’ll pop up from time to time to try and make the offseason at least feel a little quicker. The Internet is a great place for some wayback Pittsburgh Steelers‘ games that you and I have long forgotten about (or not been alive to remember in the first place). That in mind, we’ll occasionally […]

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Mike Tomlin Sees Parallels Between Fathering Teenagers And Coaching NFL Players https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/mike-tomlin-sees-parallels-between-fathering-teenagers-and-coaching-nfl-players/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/mike-tomlin-sees-parallels-between-fathering-teenagers-and-coaching-nfl-players/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:35:42 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494128 Since 1997, approximately 7,000 children have reportedly participated in the annual Hampton Roads All-Star Football Camp in Hampton, Virginia, the hometown of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Each summer for the last 10 years, Tomlin has played a big part in the camp that has long included a Meet and Greet session with him. […]

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Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, July 15, 2018 https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/steelers-seven-shots-sunday-july-15-2018/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/steelers-seven-shots-sunday-july-15-2018/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:06:34 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494114 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 or view. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.” Shot #1 […]

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Officials Think They Were Right About Catch Rule, Don’t Expect Difficult Transition To New One https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/officials-think-they-were-right-about-catch-rule-dont-expect-difficult-transition-to-new-one/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/officials-think-they-were-right-about-catch-rule-dont-expect-difficult-transition-to-new-one/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:00:46 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494100 The NFL is going to have its hands full this year. They have imposed more rule changes, and significant rule changes, than in any season I can recall in recent memory, and they are going to be doing so in the same season in which there is a pretty major shift in terms of personnel […]

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2018 Steelers Training Camp What To Watch For: Wide Receivers https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/2018-steelers-training-camp-what-to-watch-for-wide-receivers/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/2018-steelers-training-camp-what-to-watch-for-wide-receivers/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:30:46 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494085 Training camp is right around the corner and like we have for the past few years, plan on being there for every single practice. Matthew Marczi has dutifully given us a low-down on most of the position groups already but with me going to St. Vincent in two weeks, I wanted to outline what I’m looking for […]

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2018 Stock Watch: TE Vance McDonald – Stock Up https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/2018-stock-watch-te-vance-mcdonald-stock-up/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/2018-stock-watch-te-vance-mcdonald-stock-up/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:00:43 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494099 Now that the 2018 NFL Draft is in the books, and the roster heading into the offseason is close to finalized—though always fluid—it’s time to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand. Specifically where Steelers players stand individually based on what we have seen happen over the course of the past few months. A […]

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Dennis Dixon Catches Passes From Jerrod Johnson In Flag Football Game On NFL Network https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/dennis-dixon-catches-passes-from-jerrod-johnson-in-flag-football-game-on-nfl-network/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/dennis-dixon-catches-passes-from-jerrod-johnson-in-flag-football-game-on-nfl-network/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:00:41 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494098 Here’s something I never thought I would write. Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks Jerrod Johnson and Dennis Dixon hooked up for a 64-yard catch-and-run yesterday during a contest for the American Flag Football League, whose games are being televised on the NFL Network. Dixon, a former Heisman hopeful while with the Ducks in college, never quite […]

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2018 Training Camp Battles: 6th D-Lineman https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/2018-training-camp-battles-6th-d-lineman/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/2018-training-camp-battles-6th-d-lineman/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:00:32 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494095 It won’t be long now before the Pittsburgh Steelers begin rolling into Latrobe, PA to make Saint Vincent College their home away from home for several weeks as the summer winds down. That is when we know that training camp has begun, and with it the first breaths of the 2018 NFL season. Everything that […]

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Aggregation Aggravation And A Swarm Of Killer Bs https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/aggregation-aggravation-and-a-swarm-of-killer-bs/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/aggregation-aggravation-and-a-swarm-of-killer-bs/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 10:20:34 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494096 I’ve reached a point in my blogging life that I’ve become amused by comments from professional beat writers about aggregators. Because the truth is that all of the professional reporters, or at least their venues, now participate in the same aggregation of the bloggers. And they often don’t even do it as well because they’re […]

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Steve Smith Likens Lamar Jackson To Deshaun Watson https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/steve-smith-likens-lamar-jackson-to-deshaun-watson/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/steve-smith-likens-lamar-jackson-to-deshaun-watson/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:40:37 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494097 Deshaun Watson was one of the most exciting players of the 2017 season, the rookie quarterback stepping in and beginning to turn the Houston Texans in a new direction both with his arm and his legs. His ACL tear devastated the team as their season quickly ground to a halt, but excitement is renewed upon […]

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2018 Offseason Questions: Best Non-Steelers Defender In AFC North? https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/2018-offseason-questions-best-non-steelers-defender-in-afc-north/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/2018-offseason-questions-best-non-steelers-defender-in-afc-north/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:00:53 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494101 The journey toward Super Bowl LII ended far too prematurely for the Pittsburgh Steelers, sending them into offseason mode before we were ready for it. But we are in it now, and are ready to move on, through the Combine, through free agency, through the draft, into OTAs, and beyond. We have asked and answered […]

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Mike Tomlin On Bell Negotiations: ‘Hopefully We Have Some Exciting News Monday’ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/mike-tomlin-on-bell-negotiations-hopefully-we-have-some-exciting-news-monday/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/mike-tomlin-on-bell-negotiations-hopefully-we-have-some-exciting-news-monday/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 01:04:39 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494090 The clock is about to strike midnight on the contract talks between Le’Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Earlier today, Ian Rapoport tweeted there’s been progress in the negotiations but that reaching a new deal would go down to the wire. Mike Tomlin weighed in on the situation, speaking to Bruce Rader for WAVY TV […]

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Roethlisberger Led NFL In 2017 In Defensive Pass Interference Yards Drawn https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/roethlisberger-led-nfl-in-2017-in-defensive-pass-interference-yards-drawn/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/roethlisberger-led-nfl-in-2017-in-defensive-pass-interference-yards-drawn/#respond Sat, 14 Jul 2018 21:42:46 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494084 There’s quite a bit of hidden yardage in the game of football that isn’t often discussed and a lot of it comes via defensive pass interference penalties. In fact, you might be surprised to know that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger led the NFL in 2017 in penalty yards drawn against defenses via pass interference […]

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Rapoport: Progress Made In Le’Veon Bell Talks, Unclear If Deal Will Get Done https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/rapoport-progress-made-in-leveon-bell-talks-unclear-if-deal-will-get-done/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/rapoport-progress-made-in-leveon-bell-talks-unclear-if-deal-will-get-done/#respond Sat, 14 Jul 2018 19:25:55 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494081 It’s pretty much the exact same story we’ve heard the past two years but according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, there has been some measure of progress between Le’Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Each side is looking to hammer out a long-term deal, made difficult by a deflated RB market compared to Bell’s top […]

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Washington Should Be Able To Replace Bryant’s 2017 Production In Rookie Season https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/washington-should-be-able-to-replace-bryants-2017-production-in-rookie-season/ https://www.steelersdepot.com/2018/07/washington-should-be-able-to-replace-bryants-2017-production-in-rookie-season/#respond Sat, 14 Jul 2018 17:02:53 +0000 http://www.steelersdepot.com/?p=494077 While it’s now been almost three months since Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert traded wide receiver Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a third-round selection in this year’s draft, I’m still shocked that such a deal was able to be pulled off. Additionally, the fact that Colbert was able to quickly […]

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