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Steelers 2017 First Round Draft Pick Candidates

With the 2017 NFL Draft drawing ever so closer, it’s time to take a look at the 20 players I’ve identified as potentially being the team’s first round selection this year. While there’s a good chance several of the players listed below will be off the board come time for...
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2 hours ago

Steelers Spin: Greatest Draft Hits – Third Round

Over the past week, we’ve been counting down the Pittsburgh Steelers greatest draft hits and so far the discussion has remained…cordial. Well…now it’s time for the gloves to come off as things will get much tighter and difficult to discern in this round. It’s time for a generational UFC battle...
Via Steelers Depot
6 hours ago

Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, April 23, 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...
Via Steelers Depot
9 hours ago

Weekend news roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

2017 Offseason Questions: Could Steelers Really Take Peppers?The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney … Ben Roethlisberger: An epic journeyPITTSBURGH STEELERS quarterback Ben Roethlisberger celebrates after the Steelers’ 27-23 Super Bowl XLIII win over the Arizona...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates pay tribute to Dan Rooney

The Pittsburgh Pirates paid a nice tribute to Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney on the field at PNC Park.Rooney’s name appeared behind home plate at PNC Park during Friday’s game against the New York Yankees. The team also painted a Steelers logo featuring Rooney’s initials on the back of the pitcher’s mound. Rooney passed away Apr. 13 at the age of 84. He had been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Christmas Day Schedule Saga: The Sequel

Another Christmas Day game, and other awesome things about the Steelers 2017 regular season schedule. The Steelers will be playing on Christmas Day in Week 16 of the 2017 season. In other news, water makes people wet when they get it on them. Actually, by that snarky statement, you might think I’m a bit miffed that I’ll have to sit down in my recliner and watch the Steelers...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
1 day ago

Steelers fans hysterically respond to Pittsburgh playing on Christmas for the second straight year

Sometimes you have to get the pulse of the fan base when it comes to NFL decisions, and when the Steelers were scheduled on Christmas day again, fans weren’t happy. Want to really gauge what is going on with fans and their thoughts on decisions made by the NFL? Head to social media. Doesn’t matter which platform, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and you will see what fans really...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
1 day ago

Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Draft: How I Picked Jabrill Peppers

There are 10 minutes on the clock – the Pittsburgh Steelers are up with the 30th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Recently, NFLMocks.com created an entire first round mock draft where every site expert within the FanSided NFL division played general manager for their team. Pick by pick, players were taken off the board […] Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Draft: How I Picked Jabrill Peppers...
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Saturday BTSC Six Pack of Steelers questions

There won’t be a six pack next week due to the NFL Draft, so get ready to answer some questions about the selection process today! It is time for another edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers BTSC Saturday Six Pack of questions. Quick run down of the ground rules. I will ask at least three questions strictly related to the Steelers The rest of the questions could be about anything...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
1 day ago

Cam Heyward upset Steelers playing on Christmas again

The Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to play on Christmas for the second straight year, and at least one of their players is not happy about it.Cam Heyward saw his team’s schedule for the 2017 season and grumbled about the Steelers playing on Christmas again: The Steelers were one of four teams to play on Christmas in 2016, which took place on Sunday. Most of the teams played...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft do’s and don’ts for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Mock drafts are an inexact science, with even experts rarely predicting picks correctly over one round – let alone seven. Given the unpredictable nature of drafts and the depth at each position, here instead are general guidelines for what the Pittsburgh Steelers should and should not do on NFL Draft weekend. Do’s Focus on defense in the first three rounds On the surface, a...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

In some ways, Dan Rooney was just another NFL owner

In the week since former Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney passed away, there have been countless testaments to the man’s towering integrity and character throughout the years.There’s no denying that Rooney was an influential figure in NFL ownership circles and that his place in league history is important for many reasons, especially as the namesake for a rule that has...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Film Room: Safety Obi Melifonwu

The Pittsburgh Steelers have held many visits since the season ended, whether that be at the combine, privately, or at another pre-draft event. In this new series, I will break down the pros and cons of some of those visitors as we inch toward draft day. With the draft mere days away, I am finally getting […] Pittsburgh Steelers Film Room: Safety Obi Melifonwu - Still Curtain...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

If Martavis Bryant Returns, How Many More Chances Does He Get?

The Pittsburgh Steelers are still waiting for the reinstatement of star wideout, Martavis Bryant. After missing the entire 2016 season because of a suspension following a failed drug test, Martavis Bryant is on thin ice in Pittsburgh. The former Clemson star had one of the NFL’s brightest futures heading into last season. Now, he’s just […] Pittsburgh Steelers: If Martavis...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Steel Legacy Of Dan Rooney

Born just a year before his father Art Rooney founded the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dan Rooney truly was a Steeler for life. But the legacy that Dan created stretches much farther than the three rivers of Pittsburgh, influencing the game of football and the world around him perhaps more than any owner in the history of the NFL. On Thursday, the team announced that the beloved Steelers chairman...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL refs want to see celebration penalties go away

The head of the NFL Referees Association isn’t a fan of having to enforce NFL celebration penalties, which is a point of contention right now in general.Speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Scott Green revealed the mind of the folks responsible for making these calls on game days.“Nothing is worse than someone going 80 yards for a touchdown and then we’re trying to figure out does...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dan Rooney

Since Art Rooney paid a $2,500 fee for the Pittsburgh-based football team in 1933 the last name Rooney has been synonymous with the Steelers franchise. The franchise has been by the Rooney family for over eighty years. The Rooney family has garnered respect and admiration from across the league. It was for this reason that the death of Dan Rooney was so shocking to football fans...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

With Big Ben returning, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense could be all-time great

As expected, Ben Roethlisberger will be returning for at least one more season with the Steelers after announcing his return via Twitter last Friday.  Although the quarterback stated that he was contemplating retirement shortly after his team fell to Brady’s Patriots in the AFC Championship game in January, just about everyone around the league — including the Steelers themselves—believed...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Saying goodbye to the legendary Dan Rooney

Today, flags are flying at half-mast in Steelers Nation. That’s because the Steelers family worldwide has lost a senior member. Daniel Milton Rooney, Chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers passed away Thursday at the age of 84.Preceded by his father Art Rooney Sr. who died in 1988 at the age of 87, these two men represented the city of Pittsburgh better than anyone before or since...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Rooney convinced Bill Cowher to draft Big Ben

Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, who died Thursday at age 84, already was in the Pro Football Hall of Fame when a stroke of his leadership set the Steelers on the path to their fifth and sixth championships.Head coach Bill Cowher and director of football operations Kevin Colbert were ready to draft Arkansas offensive tackle Shawn Andrews with the No. 11 pick in 2004.When the Steelers...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former President Barack Obama pays respects to Dan Rooney

Former President Barack Obama released a statement on Wednesday after former Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney passed away. “Dan Rooney was a great friend of mine, but more importantly, he was a great friend to the people of Pittsburgh, a model citizen, and someone who represented the United States with dignity and grace on the world stage,” reads the statement “I knew...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL world honors and remembers the great Dan Rooney

In sad news Thursday, Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney passed away at the age of 84. He was beloved by all who knew him and he will truly be missed. The NFL world mourns this loss while honoring Mr. Rooney, beginning with those within the Steelers organization. A man whose sphere of influence extended far beyond the reaches of his own team, Mr. Rooney was on everyone...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger denies asking Steelers to get a tight end

Ben Roethlisberger would like to make it clear that he’s not trying to play general manager for the Pittsburgh Steelers.Roethlisberger strongly denied an NFL Network report stating that he has been lobbying the team for a tight end in the NFL Draft, saying that he has full faith in the organization to do what is best without him butting in.“The report of me lobbying to draft...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers should build secondary through draft like they built offensive line

The Steelers seem to have developed a blueprint for turning a weakness into a strength through the draft. It looks like the weakness they’re focused on now is their secondary. Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network reported this week that the Steelers will take the best available defensive back with the No. 30 pick in the NFL draft, and that they “love” Jabrill Peppers. They’d...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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