• Recapping the Steelers 2021 offseason

    Recapping the Steelers 2021 offseason
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports From cuts to signings here’s a complete list of Steelers offseason moves The meat of the 2021 NFL offseason is well over, sure some roster tweaking can be expected however the majority of training camp rosters are already locked in. The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a number of moves since the end of the 2020 season. In what was supposed to be a massacre of the Steelers’ roster due to a lowered salary cap, the team managed to get through the offseaso
  • Podcast: What does 2021 have in store for the 2018 draft class?

    Podcast: What does 2021 have in store for the 2018 draft class?
    Check out our latest weekly venture with an international flavor. Put another shrimp on the barbie and check out Steelers Touchdown Under with two blokes from Australia, Matty Peverell and Mark Davison. The 2018 Draft is not considered one of the most successful collegiate grabs in the Kevin Colbert era, but a lot of those players still remain. 2021 could be a pivotal season for most of those guys. What can this season have in store for them?
    Here we go Steelers! Join the Matty Peverell and Mar
  • Steelers Fact or Fiction: Closing time in the QB room?

    Steelers Fact or Fiction: Closing time in the QB room?
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports BTSC takes five burning questions regarding the Pittsburgh Steelers and labels them as fact or fiction.There’s always so much to talk about when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers. But the inquiries surrounding the black-and-gold are definitely ever-evolving, especially this week with David Carr blasting Steelers again and the future of the quarterback position being discussed yet again. It seems like the musical selection that best fits this week’s
  • Why hasn’t Kendrick Green signed his contract with the Steelers?

    Why hasn’t Kendrick Green signed his contract with the Steelers?
    Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports The Steelers 2021 third-round pick is the only player not currently under contract this offseason. The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to begin mandatory mini camp this week. Once complete, the Steelers players will have a little more than a month until they are scheduled to report for training camp in preparation for the 2021 season. Although the Steelers have 90 players currently on the roster, only 89 of those players are under contract.
    The lone hold out at this ti
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  • Malik Hooker hoping to visit more teams

    Malik Hooker hoping to visit more teams
    Safety Malik Hooker has visited with the Cowboys, Dolphins and Steelers since becoming a free agent, but has not signed with a team for the 2021 season. During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio earlier this week, Hooker said that he knows he’s likely to sign a one-year deal coming off of an Achilles tear [more]
  • Hot, cold, rain or snow, how do you like to watch your Steelers?

    Hot, cold, rain or snow, how do you like to watch your Steelers?
    Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images I don’t like watching the Steelers in the elements. Do you?I’m totally fascinated by the Ice Bowl, the unofficial name given to the 1967 NFL Championship Game played at legendary Lambeau Field which pitted the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers against the upstart Dallas Cowboys.It was a rematch of the same contest played a year earlier at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
    But it wasn’t a rematch of temperatures.If you watch replays
  • Join the BTSC Fantasy Football League!!!

    Join the BTSC Fantasy Football League!!!
    Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Be a part of the BTSC Fantasy Football league in 2021! If you are an active member of BTSC and love fantasy football, this may be perfect for you. The battle for fantasy bragging rights in the BTSC community is on the line. Welcome to the 2021 BTSC fantasy football league!
    It is an NFL.com fantasy football league, but the draft is going to take place right here on the BTSC site. On both Monday, July 19th, and Tuesday, July 20th, the draft will take place at 8 p.m. in t
  • Podcast: Steelers Central supremacy relies on shuffling past Buffalo

    Podcast: Steelers Central supremacy relies on shuffling past Buffalo
    Bryan Anthony Davis and Tony Defeo take a look back into Steelers lore in the BTSC family of podcasts. Check out the newest offering of the “Steelers Retro Show“. Our journey in the BTSC Delorean to Steeler yesteryear begins in a time when Star Trek: The Motion Picture was tops with moviegoers and “Babe” by Styx was the hottest song on the radio. Meanwhile, the defending champion Steelers were needing a win over Buffalo to win the AFC Central in a fifth tie-breaker over
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  • Saturday Night Open Thread: Redman award frontrunners and vacations

    Saturday Night Open Thread: Redman award frontrunners and vacations
    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Time for another round of questions on a Saturday night for the Steelers faithful! Canuck is apparently heading out on vacation right about now and so in the spirit of brotherly Canuckleness I, TSF, agreed to pinch hit for him tonight. Here we go….
    1. Speaking of vacations, where and when is your next vacation? Do you plan on traveling out of the country any time soon?
    2. If you are Matt Canada and you had to keep one and only one of Jaylen Samuels or Benn
  • Will dropped passes continue to be a theme for the Steelers in 2021?

    Will dropped passes continue to be a theme for the Steelers in 2021?
    Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images Dropped passes cost the Steelers games last year, but will it continue? The 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers were plagued by dropped passes. This problem seemed to get worse as the season went on and attributed to a number of their losses down the stretch. None of the Steelers receivers were hit harder by this problem than Diontae Johnson, and Eric Ebron. The former found himself benched on a number of occasions because of this problem. But will this trend continue in 2
  • Is depth at offensive guard a concern for the Steelers?

    Is depth at offensive guard a concern for the Steelers?
    Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images There has been a lot of talk about the Steelers options at tackle and center, but what about the guard position? It seems that all eyes of Steelers Nation are on the offensive line for the 2021 NFL season. There are a lot of question marks with new starters, changes in position, and uncertainty as to who will be the center come Week 1.With all the talk about if the Steelers tackles can get the job done, or who will replace Maurkice Pouncey at center, often
  • Off-Season Argument: Kickers in the Hall of Fame

    Off-Season Argument: Kickers in the Hall of Fame
    Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images What makes one career worthy and another not? This week, a fan named “Ed” wrote in to Peter King’s Football Morning in America column, suggesting that former Cleveland kicker Phil Dawson had as legit a case for the Hall of Fame as newly retired Adam Vinatieri. Dawson recorded a comparable FG and higher PAT percentage, “Ed” argued, and played into his 40s as well. He just played on a terrible team, whereas Vinatieri played for a winne
  • Podcast: Steelers 2020 rushing performance means nothing in 2021

    Podcast: Steelers 2020 rushing performance means nothing in 2021
    There is plenty to discuss on the latest episode of the popular podcast Steelers Six Pack w/ Tony. The Steelers started 2020 with a rushing game on fire. It didn’t stay that way, as blocking schemes and the rushers were not up to par and seemingly burned to the ground. For all intents and purposes, it seems like the Steelers have remedied that situation. Therefore, the 2020 run game doesn’t matter anymore. This and your questions and comments on this episode of Steelers Friday Night
  • T.J. Watt chosen by Pro Football Focus as the best draft pick at number 30 since 2006

    T.J. Watt chosen by Pro Football Focus as the best draft pick at number 30 since 2006
    Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images In looking at the best players over the last 15 seasons who were drafted in each slot of the first round, PFF says Watt was the best 30th overall pick. It’s an interesting question which has been answered here at Behind The Steel Curtain when looking solely at the Steelers. The question is this: Who was the best player drafted in each overall slot?
    While it’s interesting to think about who was the Steelers best 18th overall pick in franchise history,
  • Training Camp Battles: The battle between Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland

    Training Camp Battles: The battle between Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland
    Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports With the 2021 NFL Draft a thing of the past, we look ahead to some training camp battles facing the Steelers this season. The Pittsburgh Steelers are still in the early stages of the 2021 offseason, but with the 2021 NFL Draft over the attention now turns to the regular season. There are steps along the way, mandatory minicamp, Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and training camp, but the position battles which will take shape throughout the offseason are worth disc
  • Steelers Do Good: Rookies putting their stamp on the Pittsburgh community

    Steelers Do Good: Rookies putting their stamp on the Pittsburgh community
    Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie class has started to make an impact in the community. The Pittsburgh Steelers, along with all other NFL franchises, do more than just perform on the weekends in the fall and winter. No, they also go into their respective communities and do their best to make an impact.
    A series I used to do regularly, and plan on doing more this season, is the “Steelers Do Good” series which highlights when any Steelers player(s) go
  • Get the latest BTSC gear for the Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

    Get the latest BTSC gear for the Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger
    The Pittsburgh Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger go together hand in hand, and you can get the latest BTSC shirt commemorating Big Ben. The 2021 NFL Draft is over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for the 2021 regular season, and despite all the talk about players like Najee Harris and other rookies, no player is more important to the team’s success than Ben Roethlisberger.
    It has often been said Roethlisberger is the “straw which stirs the Steelers’ drink” and th
  • Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Offseason Vol. 21

    Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Offseason Vol. 21
    Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images There is always something to talk about when it comes to the black-and-gold! It’s Friday again, so it’s time for the six pack of questions. It seems as if Jeff and Dave come to a consensus in cutting to the chase...
    This week, I, Dave, will be tasked with the questions up for discussion.
    The rules are still the same...
    Quick rundown of the ground rules.I’ll ask at least four questions strictly related to the Steelers.
    The rest of the questions c
  • Bucs public relations staff wins PFWA’s Rozelle Award

    Bucs public relations staff wins PFWA’s Rozelle Award
    The Pro Football Writers of America has selected the Buccaneers public relations staff as the 2021 winner of the Pete Rozelle Award. The Bucs were lauded for dealings with the media during a Super Bowl season that included the addition of high-profile free agent Tom Brady. The Buccaneers PR staff, the 32nd Rozelle Award winner, [more]
  • If the Steelers 2022 QB isn't on the roster, who could it be?

    If the Steelers 2022 QB isn't on the roster, who could it be?
    Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images These veteran QB’s could be on the move next offseason. After Mason Rudolph was asked about his future in the NFL, and he understandably answered he saw himself as a starter in the league, some media types provided their thoughts on who the Steelers next quarterback may be. A few went as far to say the Steelers next starting quarterback isn't already on the roster. But who could actually fill that void? Below is a list of 2022 free agents, cut/trade candida
  • How many Pittsburgh Steelers have started every game of their rookie season?

    How many Pittsburgh Steelers have started every game of their rookie season?
    Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images Going back to the 1970 NFL merger, how many Steelers rookies were credited with starting each game their first year? Getting an NFL start varies in importance based on a player’s position. Starting a game as a quarterback puts their statistics in a completely different category. Starting a game as an offensive lineman generally means you’re poised to play 100% of the snaps on that side of the ball. On defense, outside cornerback and safety often fall
  • The 2021 Steelers can prove change isn’t always a bad thing

    The 2021 Steelers can prove change isn’t always a bad thing
    Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers are considered a team in transition, but change isn’t always a negative. Change, it is an inevitable part of life. And not just life, but also teams in the National Football League.
    Since the beginning of free agency, NFL rosters have become a yearly turnstile for players coming and going via free agency. Some fans struggle with roster turnover, but, as stated before, change is inevitable.For the Pittsburgh Steelers, they are seei
  • Podcast: Why worry about the Steelers’ future QB right now?!

    Podcast: Why worry about the Steelers’ future QB right now?!
    BTSC’s Jeff Hartman, Dave Schofield and Bryan Anthony Davis talk news of the day and everything surrounding the Steelers. All of this while mixing in fun and frivolity like only they do. Steelers Nation and the media that attempts to inform us are hellbent to identify the next quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers. But with Ben Roethlisberger firmly entrenched as the starter for 2021, is it really necessary to have his replacement tabbed just yet? This is just one of the subjects that wi
  • Minicamp, not OTAs, will be the first measuring stick for the Steelers new line

    Minicamp, not OTAs, will be the first measuring stick for the Steelers new line
    handout photo The Pittsburgh Steelers will be sporting an almost entirely new offensive line, and their first test will come during mandatory minicamp next week. The Pittsburgh Steelers are a team in transition on the offensive side of the ball. Whether you look at new offensive coordinator Matt Canada, new offensive line coach Adrian Klemm or new players in new position along the line, there is a lot of unknowns surrounding the offense entering the 2021 season.
    Looking specifically at the line,
  • Pro Football Focus ranks the Steelers secondary around the middle of the NFL

    Pro Football Focus ranks the Steelers secondary around the middle of the NFL
    On the defensive side of the ball, the secondary is looking at the most change for the Steelers in 2021. Now that Pro Football Focus has finished their top players at each position lists for the 2021 offseason, the shift has come to position unit rankings. Rather than looking at just the individual players, they are looking at the group which makes up the position and how they compare to the rest of the NFL.
    As usual, here comes my standard PFF disclaimer regardless of where the Steelers ended
  • Steelers 2022 NFL Draft QB Preview: Arizona State QB Jayden Daniels

    Steelers 2022 NFL Draft QB Preview: Arizona State QB Jayden Daniels
    Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports We continue to break down the 2022 group of college quarterbacks. After a month of breaking down some of the top quarterbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft, we are finishing the position today with Arizona State’s Jayden Daniels.
    Being considered by many as the top dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2019, Daniels broke many records during his time at Cajon High School, leading them to a 44-10 record over his 4 seasons and recording over 14,000 yards and 170 touchdow
  • Chuks Okorafor not feeling extra pressure in move to Steelers left tackle

    Chuks Okorafor not feeling extra pressure in move to Steelers left tackle
    The Steelers offensive line underwent a lot of changes this offseason, including the departure of starting left tackle Alejandro Villanueva as a free agent. Pittsburgh didn’t sign a veteran to replace him and they didn’t draft a tackle until the fourth round, which leaves Chukwuma Okorafor as the likely starter to begin the season. Okorafor [more]
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time, All-Rookie Team: Part 1

    Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time, All-Rookie Team: Part 1
    Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Introduction and Quarterbacks. Like most NFL fans, I’ve been thinking about rookies lately. Everyone and their dog seems to have a different opinion on the new crop of NFL players (and the Steelers set of newcomers in particular), and I don’t expect that to change in the next three months.Unfortunately, since I’m not much of an NCAA fan, I won’t have much insight on Steelers rookies until kickoff in Buffalo this September. But one thing I do
  • Podcast: Did we jump the gun as Mason Rudolph not being the next Steelers QB?

    Podcast: Did we jump the gun as Mason Rudolph not being the next Steelers QB?
    Jeff Hartman brings an AM studio show to the BTSC family of podcasts with the latest episode of “Let’s Ride“.With Ben Roethlisberger seemingly in the twilight of his legendary career, the search seems to be on for his successor. For some reason, many fans don’t feel that Mason Rudolph is a viable candidate. Why is that? Did we jump the gun as Mason Rudolph not being the next Steelers QB? This is the main topic that will be discussed on the latest episode of the flagship
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster banking on other receivers to give him the space to dominate

    JuJu Smith-Schuster banking on other receivers to give him the space to dominate
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports JuJu Smith-Schuster is hoping a return to form in 2021, but he’ll need some help. JuJu Smith-Schuster burst onto the scene for the Pittsburgh Steelers after being a second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he came in and became an immediate impact player, and he did so at a variety of positions.After what some would call a failed free agency period, Smith-Schuster returns to Pittsburgh for at least one more season. What will be different? What
  • Pro Football Focus ranks the Steelers inside linebackers the best in the AFC North

    Pro Football Focus ranks the Steelers inside linebackers the best in the AFC North
    Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images Despite coming of a significant injury, PFF sees Devin Bush making a big difference in 2021. Now that Pro Football Focus has finished their top players at each position lists for the 2021 offseason, the shift has come to position unit rankings. Rather than looking at just the individual players, they are looking at the group which makes up the position and how they compare to the rest of the NFL.
    As usual, here comes my standard PFF disclaimer regardless of wher
  • Steelers OTA Tracker: Compiling various reports from Day 9 of Steelers team activities

    Steelers OTA Tracker: Compiling various reports from Day 9 of Steelers team activities
    Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports The Steelers are at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex preparing for the 2021 season. The Pittsburgh Steelers are finishing their third week of organized team activities on Thursday before Manditory minicamp next week. With the workouts being volunteer, and the NFLPA encouraging players to not participate, exactly who and how many players showing up for the Steelers each day remains to be seen.
    With limited access to information during these workouts, we here at Behind
  • Podcast: Losses vs gains on the Steelers roster in 2021

    Podcast: Losses vs gains on the Steelers roster in 2021
    BTSC broke down what the Steelers’ draft needs from specific universities before the NFL Draft and now they talk to the correspondents from the universities that boasted all nine of their draft selections. But this week, enjoy a special audio edition of the Steelers Vertex. ESPN recently ranked the Steelers of having the third-worst offseason in the NFL. Sure, the Steelers roster for 2021 is going to appear to be vastly different. When you look at the losses vs. gains from 2020, how have
  • Devin Bush says he can “100 percent” cover Jarvis Landry in the slot

    Devin Bush says he can “100 percent” cover Jarvis Landry in the slot
    Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports The Steelers’ dynamic ILB is ready to take on whatever the defensive assignment is, even guarding one of the best slot receivers in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers fan base might still have nightmares when it comes to Steelers linebackers covering wide receivers in the slot. If you are like me, most of you might harken back to Jon Bostic attempting, and failing, to cover Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen at Heinz Field in 2019.
    It didn’t end well.
  • Dwayne Haskins’ relationship with the Steelers could be just what both parties need

    Dwayne Haskins’ relationship with the Steelers could be just what both parties need
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Based on multiple early reports coming out of OTAs, the Steelers culture maybe just what Dwayne Haskins needs to turn his career around. There are numerous ways to try and make the statement, but in the end they all mean the same thing. Statements like "Sometimes even a blind squirrel finds a nut." We all have experienced situations where these statements have merit. Like when your female coworker; who knows next to nothing about college basketball but decides t
  • Podcast: Are the Steelers more generous with their offense or defense?

    Podcast: Are the Steelers more generous with their offense or defense?
    Matt Peverell breaks down the Steelers salary cap and player personnel situation every week in The War Room. The Steelers are a small-market team, but they do pay their players well. But which side of the ball does the franchise get a bigger bang for their buck? Join BTSC’s Matt Peverell for his solo show as he examines the ins-and-outs of the Steelers dollars and “sense” situation when it comes to personnel.Check out the newest addition to the BTSC family of podcasts and stay
  • Pro Football Focus ranks the Steelers offensive line in the bottom of the league

    Pro Football Focus ranks the Steelers offensive line in the bottom of the league
    Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images The Steelers will have a lot of changes in their offensive line for 2021. Now that Pro Football Focus has finished their top players at each position lists for the 2021 offseason, the shift has come to position unit rankings. Rather than looking at just the individual players, they are looking at the group which makes up the position and how they compare to the rest of the NFL.
    As usual, here comes my standard PFF disclaimer, and it’s not just because
  • The Steelers 2020 rushing performance has nothing to do with how they’ll run the ball in 2021

    The Steelers 2020 rushing performance has nothing to do with how they’ll run the ball in 2021
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports How the Steelers ran the football in 2020 has nothing to do with how they’ll run the football in 2021.If you’re reading this on Facebook, you’re likely only reacting to the headline before posting snarky remarks and/or those annoying laughing/crying emojis.
    But if you clicked on this piece, I thank you, and I can assure you that my headline means something.
    What does it mean? It means that the Steelers’ 2020 rushing totals mean nothing wi
  • Podcast: Should the Steelers do a T.J. Watt mega-deal in 2021 or wait until 2022?

    Podcast: Should the Steelers do a T.J. Watt mega-deal in 2021 or wait until 2022?
    The Oracle Dave Schofield shares his thoughts in the AM platform with the classic stats show with the Co-Editor of BTSC. The Steelers are going to give T.J. Watt a blockbuster pay day. Or at least that’s the thought using conventional wisdom. What serves both sides better, waiting until 2022 or doing it now? Thank goodness for the Stat Geek to break it all “dahn”. This is just one of the topics that will be discussed on the Thursday episode of the AM slate of the BTSC family o
  • Devin Bush says he’s on track to be 100 percent for training camp

    Devin Bush says he’s on track to be 100 percent for training camp
    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush isn’t quite back to full speed just yet. However, he’s confident that when training camp opens next month, he will be 100 percent ready to go in his return from a torn ACL last season. “I’ll be ready once camp rolls around. I’ll be 100%,” Bush said, via Ray Fittipaldo [more]
  • Mason Rudolph is right, he should get first crack to become the Steelers next QB

    Mason Rudolph is right, he should get first crack to become the Steelers next QB
    Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The quarterback has improved with every start he has been given. On Tuesday it was Mason Rudolph’s turn to take to the podium and answer reporter questions at Organized Team Activities (OTAs). After he was asked if he sees himself as the Steelers next quarterback after Ben Roethlisberger, he answered the question the way anyone should answer it by saying he does see himself as the Steelers’ next guy. Unfortunately, that response sparked anti-Rudolph sentime
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick won’t let new faces in the secondary change expectations

    Minkah Fitzpatrick won’t let new faces in the secondary change expectations
    Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro safety sees the Steelers’ secondary as different, but not necessarily worse. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense lost some talent this past offseason. Players to the point where you could question whether the unit will be better as a whole. Gone is Bud Dupree, Mike Hilton and Steven Nelson, those last two names putting a dent in a once strong Steelers’ secondary.
    Even though there are new players in new positions, the ex
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster hopes higher salary cap means bigger contract in 2022

    JuJu Smith-Schuster hopes higher salary cap means bigger contract in 2022
    After briefly testing free agency, JuJu Smith-Schuster decided to stay in Pittsburgh this season on a one-year, $8 million contract. Next year, Smith-Schuster is hoping for more. Smith-Schuster said today that the lower salary cap for 2021 limited his options this year, and he’s hoping that if he plays well and the cap increases in [more]
  • Steelers OTA Tracker: Compiling various reports from Day 8 of Steelers team activities

    Steelers OTA Tracker: Compiling various reports from Day 8 of Steelers team activities
    Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports The Steelers are at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex preparing for the 2021 season. The Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing their third week of organized team activities on Wednesday. With the workouts being volunteer, and the NFLPA encouraging players to not participate, exactly who and how many players showing up for the Steelers each day remains to be seen.
    With limited access to information during these workouts, we here at Behind The Steel Curtain are doing our b
  • Podcast: The top of the charts for the 2021 Steelers roster

    Podcast: The top of the charts for the 2021 Steelers roster
    In the spirit of brotherly love, siblings Dave and Rich Schofield break down all things surrounding the black-and-gold. Every season, the cream of the Steelers rises to the top. There’s always room in the mug and an overglow is fine. What Steelers’ players will occupy the top of the roster and who will remain there? This will be just one of the subjects that will be discussed in the latest installment of the BTSC family of podcasts, The Scho Bro Show.
    As always, it sure is a good ti
  • Steelers Vertex: Loss vs. gain at outside cornerback

    Steelers Vertex: Loss vs. gain at outside cornerback
    Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Steelers made the choice to let one starter go as a salary cap causality and specifically chose to retain a player who will get the chance to land the position. With changes in the Steelers roster from 2020 to 2021, we’re going to highlight players lost at a position and the production of the assumed replacement. This week we looking at the loss of Steven Nelson and the retention of the player expected to get the first crack at the
  • Film Room: Subtle improvements will allow the Steelers to remain an elite defense

    Film Room: Subtle improvements will allow the Steelers to remain an elite defense
    Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense is already good, but could it stay that way without some key players missing in 2021? The Pittsburgh Steelers finished near the top of the NFL in a host of defensive categories in 2020. They were 1st in DVOA, 1st in sacks, 1st in quarterback pressures, 2nd in takeaways, 3rd in total yardage and 3rd in points per game. Pretty impressive stuff. By just about any metric, the Steelers fielded an elite defensive unit.
    One issue dogge
  • Mason Rudolph details the importance of having a “confidant” in a quarterbacks coach

    Mason Rudolph details the importance of having a “confidant” in a quarterbacks coach
    Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t always had a quarterbacks coach, but Mason Rudolph knows how important one is to a developing signal caller. The Pittsburgh Steelers, like almost every other NFL franchise, has a quarterbacks coach. Last season it was Matt Canada, and in 2021, with Canada being promoted to offensive coordinator, it is now Mike Sullivan.But it hasn’t always been this way.
    Early in Ben Roethlisberger’s career he had Ken Anderson helpin
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick: Having 2022 option picked up “a sigh of relief”

    Minkah Fitzpatrick: Having 2022 option picked up “a sigh of relief”
    There are going to be some changes to the way the Steelers secondary looks this season, but the best player from last year’s group remains in place. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick was named a first-team All-Pro for the second straight season and will help to make replacements for departed cornerbacks Mike Hilton and Steven Nelson comfortable [more]
  • Podcast: When the line between fan and fanatic is skewed in Steelers Nation

    Podcast: When the line between fan and fanatic is skewed in Steelers Nation
    Jeff Hartman brings an AM studio show to the BTSC family of podcasts with the latest episode of “Let’s Ride“.It’s fun to lose yourself in your favorite sports team. The elation that one feels when the Steelers win a Lombardi Trophy is hard to match. But sometimes we as fans take the courtesy out of our rooting. What happens when the line between fan and fanatic is skewed in Steelers Nation? This is the main topic that will be discussed on the latest episode of the mornin

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