4:09 PM EST, Sat January 23, 2021
Behind the Steel Curtain 2 hours ago
Which remaining team are Steelers fans pulling for on Championship Weekend?

Which remaining team are Steelers fans pulling for on Championship Weekend?

Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/ With the Steelers offseason underway, is there a team this weekend Steelers fans want to see make it to the Super Bowl? We know. It’s not the Steelers. Before even diving into looking at the matchups this weekend, it’s inevitable that someone thinks they’re going to be highly witty and original and talk about how the Steelers are the only team they care about winning this weekend and they’re not even playing. We get it. It stinks that the Steelers’ 2020 season has come to an end. But for many of us Steelers’ fans, even without our...
Behind the Steel Curtain 3 hours ago
Possible replacements for Vance McDonald’s tight end spot

Possible replacements for Vance McDonald’s tight end spot

Photo by Joe Sargent/ The Steelers will be in desperate need of some reinforcements at the tight end position following McDonald’s retirement With Vance McDonald putting a bow on his NFL career. The Steelers find themselves down a tight end. The league waits to celebrate no man, so the Steelers will have already begun prep work on finding a suitable replacement. With Eric Ebron set to reprise his position as the primary pass catching big man, the Steelers will need to find a top blocking option to pair with him. Now, for this exercise I will be avoiding any players...
Behind the Steel Curtain 10 hours ago
Explaining an NFL Reserve/Future contract, and what it means

Explaining an NFL Reserve/Future contract, and what it means

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ The Pittsburgh Steelers are signing a lot of players to Reserve/Future contracts. We explain what that means... The Pittsburgh Steelers made pretty big headlines this week when they signed rejected quarterback Dwayne Haskins to a contract. When the news first hit, fans feared the worst. That would be the Steelers giving Haskins a multi-year deal which would put them in further salary cap hell heading into the 2021 league year. What fans found out quickly was that was not the case, but the Steelers gave Haskins a one year Reserve/Future contract....
Behind the Steel Curtain 21 hours ago
Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Offseason Vol. 2

Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Offseason Vol. 2

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ 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, Jeff, 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 could be about anything. Be respectful. Have fun talking about the Black-and-gold. Procedural...
A timeline of how Dwayne Haskins ended up with the Pittsburgh Steelers

A timeline of how Dwayne Haskins ended up with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ Less than two years ago Haskins was viewed as the top quarterback of the 2019 draft class. So how did he end up here? Just two years ago, Dwayne Haskins Jr. was viewed as the top quarterback of the 2019 draft. Names like Kyler Murray, Daniel Jones, and Drew Lock were consistently ranked behind the Ohio State gunslinger. Somewhere during the draft process Haskins took a step back which triggered a snowballing effect on his career. Haskins now finds himself competing for his NFL life in the Pittsburgh Steelers system. But how did he get here? How...
Latest report states Matt Canada is the front-runner for Steelers offensive coordinator job

Latest report states Matt Canada is the front-runner for Steelers offensive coordinator job

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to be narrowing their search for their next offensive coordinator. The Pittsburgh Steelers are searching for their next offensive coordinator. This would be the latest offensive play caller in the Mike Tomlin era, joining the likes of Bruce Arians, Todd Haley and Randy Fichtner. Just days ago it seemed as if the Steelers had their guy. On the same day it was being reported Matt Canada was heading down to Miami to interview for the Dolphins’ coordinator opening, reports circulated how the Steelers were planning on...
6 Steelers whose cap savings highly outweighs their dead money if released in 2021

6 Steelers whose cap savings highly outweighs their dead money if released in 2021

Photo by Rob Leiter via It’s possible some members on this list my not be in black and gold in 2021. With the Pittsburgh Steelers dealing with a difficult salary cap situation for the 2021 season, much discussion has been made about which players may become cap casualties this offseason. While there are several players who can save the Steelers a significant amount of space under the salary cap, I have already outlined the players on the team which would cost more against the cap than to keep them for the season. Additionally, the players who could save the Steelers...
Point-Counterpoint: The Steelers should invest in Dwayne Haskins

Point-Counterpoint: The Steelers should invest in Dwayne Haskins

Photo by Will Newton/ The Steelers signed a young, talented, and immature quarterback The Pittsburgh Steelers announced their signing of Former Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins on Thursday, a signing that is sure to be a polarizing one in Steeler Nation. While Haskins’ production and character are question marks, his talent isn’t. Should the Steelers treat Haskins like they did Paxton Lynch, or is he a player worth investing in? Here with their takes on the signing are Geoffrey Benedict and Shannon White. The Steelers is the perfect place for...
Vance McDonald announces his retirement

Vance McDonald announces his retirement

Photo by Joe Sargent/ The Pittsburgh Steelers tight end is calling it a career after the 2020 season. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a decision to make with tight end Vance McDonald heading into the 2021 season. McDonald had a club option with the Steelers, but McDonald made the decision easy on the organization by announcing his retirement from football Friday. Vance McDonald has announced his retirement.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 22, 2021 To go into the mind of McDonald and why he chose to retire from the league, when he clearly could continue...
You want the Steelers to think about a future without Ben Roethlisberger? Dwayne Haskins it is

You want the Steelers to think about a future without Ben Roethlisberger? Dwayne Haskins it is

Photo by Will Newton/ The Steelers have signed quarterback Dwayne Haskins, a former first-round draft choice, to a one-year reserve/future contract. You know what that means? Not much. It’s no big deal. Stop fretting. You wanted the Steelers to think about a future without Ben Roethlisberger? It’s going to be like this until he retires—projects and mid-round draft choices. “When are they going to start thinking about Ben’s replacement?” many fans have been asking since Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was about 30. I’ve been trying to tell those...
Steelers WR coach Ike Hilliard interviewing for Detroit’s offensive coordinator position

Steelers WR coach Ike Hilliard interviewing for Detroit’s offensive coordinator position

Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire via After one season with the Steelers, Hilliard is getting noticed around the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers are still in the market for an offensive coordinator for the 2021 season. With reports of Matt Canada being the front runner and former Brown’s head coach Hugh Jackson being interviewed earlier this week, it’s Steelers wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard who is interviewing in Detroit for their open offensive coordinator position. This per Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer: Source: The Lions are interviewing Steelers...
Updated reports show Dwayne Haskins set to sign with the Steelers

Updated reports show Dwayne Haskins set to sign with the Steelers

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly hosting the polarizing quarterback for a free agent visit. The Pittsburgh Steelers are a team who many consider to have a very depleted quarterback group. Ben Roethlisberger is in the waning years of his career, backup Mason Rudolph is still considered a mystery, Joshua Dobbs is an unrestricted free agent and the organization allowed Devlin Hodges’ practice squad contract to expire with the team. This clearly means the team will be looking to add depth to their quarterback room, and the first name...
Podcast: Steelers free agents, “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

Podcast: Steelers free agents, “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

BTSC breaks down the Steelers 19 unrestricted free agents With the offseason here, BTSC is putting Know Your Enemy on hiatus. However, you still get an hour every week of Michael Beck and Geoffrey Benedict discussing Steelers news of the week and much more like only they can. So much will be pondered on the latest episode from the BTSC family of podcasts, “The Curtain Call”. As always, it is a good time to talk everything Steelers. Join Beck and Benedict as they break down the Steelers free agents and who should be on the Steelers chopping block. Check out the rundown of...
Report states the Steelers met with Hue Jackson for vacant offensive coordinator position

Report states the Steelers met with Hue Jackson for vacant offensive coordinator position

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to hire an offensive coordinator, and Hue Jackson was the latest name to be interviewed for the vacancy. The Pittsburgh Steelers were thought to have their man for the vacant offensive coordinator job. That man was Matt Canada, who served as the team’s quarterbacks coach in 2020. Shortly after those reports circulated, other reports stated fans should pump the brakes before wishing Canada congratulations on the promotion. Instead, it seemed as if the Steelers still had other candidates to interview, not only...
Dwayne Haskins reportedly visiting the Steelers Thursday

Dwayne Haskins reportedly visiting the Steelers Thursday

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly hosting the polarizing quarterback for a free agent visit. The Pittsburgh Steelers are a team who many consider to have a very depleted quarterback group. Ben Roethlisberger is in the waning years of his career, backup Mason Rudolph is still considered a mystery, Joshua Dobbs is an unrestricted free agent and the organization allowed Devlin Hodges’ practice squad contract to expire with the team. This clearly means the team will be looking to add depth to their quarterback room, and the first name...
6 Steelers whose dead money outweighs their cap savings if released in 2021

6 Steelers whose dead money outweighs their cap savings if released in 2021

Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via While releasing these players could give the Steelers some salary cap space, the amount of “dead money” the Steelers would absorb makes it a difficult financial move With the Pittsburgh Steelers dealing with a difficult salary cap situation for the 2021 season, much discussion has been made about which players may become cap casualties this offseason. While there are several players who can save the Steelers a significant amount of space under the salary cap, I have already outlined the players on the team which would...
Steelers interviewing Hank Fraley for their offensive line coach vacancy

Steelers interviewing Hank Fraley for their offensive line coach vacancy

Photo by George Gojkovich/ The 10 year NFL vet was the offensive line coach of the Detroit Lions in 2020. The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to have an interview on Thursday for their vacant offensive line coach position with former Steeler Hank Fraley according to NFL Network‘s Tom Pelissero. The #Steelers are interviewing Hank Fraley for their offensive line coach job Thursday, per source. Fraley -- a onetime Robert Morris standout who originally signed with Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent in 2000 -- held the same job with the #Lions last season.— Tom...
Podcast: Success or Failure, a study in new NFL offensive coordinators

Podcast: Success or Failure, a study in new NFL offensive coordinators

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 making a change at offensive coordinator and, although not yet official, all signs point to Matt Canada. But when the postseason comes around, how often do teams make the playoffs after making a headset change on the offensive side of the ball? Will it translate to the 2021 Steelers? This is just one of the topics that will be discussed on the Thursday episode of the AM slate of the BTSC family of podcasts. Join Co-Editor Dave Schofield as he...
Conference Championship games featuring Chiefs, Bills, Packers and Buccaneers made possible by a salary cap

Conference Championship games featuring Chiefs, Bills, Packers and Buccaneers made possible by a salary cap

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY NETWORK The NFL has always prided itself on parity. Without it, would the Packers, Buccaneers, Bills and Chiefs all be vying for a trip to the Super Bowl this weekend? Highly unlikely. Man, with Kansas City, Buffalo, Green Bay and Tampa—four television markets that aren’t New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and/or Philadelphia— involved in this Sunday’s conference title games, good luck getting viewers to tune in to see which two teams the NFL will send to Super Bowl LV, right? LOL, just kidding. It’s the NFL, and three of the...
Steelers Championship Anniversary Flashback: Super Bowl XIV vs. Rams

Steelers Championship Anniversary Flashback: Super Bowl XIV vs. Rams

Go back into time with BTSC as we relive the Steelers fourth Super Bowl win in unconventional fashion. The black-and-gold Delorean says that it's January 20, 1980 and Escape (Piña Colada) is number one on the charts, Gary Coleman is captivating audiences on Diff'rent Strokes and Jimmy Carter just announced the U.S. boycott of the Moscow Olympics. But first, let's go back eight days prior and put yourself in my Buster Brown's. Imagine you are me. You are barely eight-years old, and your parents call you into the room with smiles from ear-to-ear. "If the Steelers beat the...

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