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Behind the Steel Curtain 2 hours ago
Report Card: Grading the Steelers Preseason win over the Seahawks

Report Card: Grading the Steelers Preseason win over the Seahawks

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports How did the Steelers look in their first action of the 2022 preseason? The Pittsburgh Steelers won their first preseason game of 2022 in both of the most important ways. First, and most importantly, they escaped with no serious injuries. Secondly, the final score says the Steelers won the game, even if that is irrelevant to the actual season. But beyond the final score, how did the Steelers perform? Offense The Steelers ran the ball for 185 yards, averaging 6.85 yards per rush for the game. That’s a big improvement over the 2021...
Behind the Steel Curtain 14 hours ago
FINAL: Steelers QBs shine in 32-25 win over Seattle

FINAL: Steelers QBs shine in 32-25 win over Seattle

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers found a way to win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 of the NFL preseason. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the 2022 preseason as a team filled with indecision. No more Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback, and a new era of Steelers football was slated to being. Needless to say, the fan base was curious as to what this new version of their favorite team would look like. The new name for the Steelers’ home venue, Acrisure Stadium, hosted the first preseason action when the Seattle Seahawks came to town, and the...
Behind the Steel Curtain 16 hours ago
Steelers vs. Seahawks, Preseason Week 1: 1st quarter in-game update

Steelers vs. Seahawks, Preseason Week 1: 1st quarter in-game update

Photo by Justin Berl/ The Pittsburgh Steelers are back, and we keep you up to date with those who aren’t able to watch the game live. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the 2022 preseason as a team filled with indecision. No more Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback, and a new era of Steelers football was slated to being. Needless to say, the fan base was curious as to what this new version of their favorite team would look like. The new name for the Steelers’ home venue, Acrisure Stadium, hosted the first preseason action when the Seattle Seahawks came to town, and the...
Get on the George Pickens Hype Train before it’s too late

Get on the George Pickens Hype Train before it’s too late

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Steelers rookie wide receiver is making waves at camp, and it’s time to buy the hype. Every day we hear another story of a rookie wide receiver (WR) showing out in a big way at Steelers Training Camp. That rookie WR is none other than the Steelers 2022 2nd Round NFL Draft pick, George Pickens, the ultra-athletic, but injury-ridden, pass catcher with a lot to prove. He is doing just that so far, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. From Day 1, the Steelers media in attendance at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA have reported on the...
3 Steelers with the most to prove against the Seahawks

3 Steelers with the most to prove against the Seahawks

Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via These 3 players need big games on Saturday if they want to be playing on Sundays this fall. Football is back, y’all! There is nothing like knowing football is on the horizon, and Steelers fans across the globe could not be more excited. As we countdown the days until the Steelers take on the Seahawks in Week 1 of the NFL Preseason, let’s take a look at who needs a big game the most. The most interesting battles to watch in the first game may be in the wide receiver room, simply because of the incredible depth at the...
Mike Tomlin keeps the QB hierarchy heading into the Seahawks preseason game

Mike Tomlin keeps the QB hierarchy heading into the Seahawks preseason game

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers are headed into uncharted territory at the quarterback position. The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to play the Seattle Seahawks this Saturday night in the first live game action of the 2022 season. No, the game won’t mean anything, but there will be some questions answered for the home team when Seattle comes to town. One of the biggest questions fans have been wanting to know is how Mike Tomlin will handle the quarterback situation this preseason. Not only are there only three games, compared to the usual...
Steelers Vertex: Can Larry Ogunjobi help restore the defensive line to greatness?

Steelers Vertex: Can Larry Ogunjobi help restore the defensive line to greatness?

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Can Ogunjobi get the Steelers D-line back to the level they were in 2020? The Pittsburgh Steelers have reached 2022 training camp and are on the cusp of their first preseason game. As the team prepares for the 2022 season, there seems to be hope in an improved defensive line which will have a ripple effect throughout the whole defense. After the retirement of Stephon Tuitt, the Steelers looked to improve their defensive line with the signing of Larry Ogunjobi. But does Ogunjobi bring enough to restore the Steelers defensive line to the...
Steelers fans shouldn’t expect to be surprised by any player this preseason

Steelers fans shouldn’t expect to be surprised by any player this preseason

Photo by Emilee Chinn/ It’s hard to be surprised by an underdog athlete when you’re already prepared for it. To paraphrase comedian Dave Chappelle from his 2000 HBO Special, Killin’ Them Softly: “Boo! I’m a Steelers late-round draft pick or UDFA, and I’m going to surprise you this summer.” “What the hell’s wrong with you?” retorts the heavily-invested Steelers fan. “Those days are over. I’ve been studying your tape since April.” I often get asked who I think is going to surprise me during a particular Steelers training camp or preseason,...
There was never a guarantee the Steelers would sign T.J. Watt during his 2021 hold-in

There was never a guarantee the Steelers would sign T.J. Watt during his 2021 hold-in

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports T.J. Watt’s contract drama of the summer of 2021 was just that: Dramatic. There was never a guarantee the Steelers would guarantee Watt the better part of $100 million. Watt’s situation may have been even more controversial than Diontae Johnson’s recent contract issue and training camp hold-in. “It was a slam dunk that a deal would get done.” “It was a foregone conclusion.” “Totally different situation.” Those are just three things said about T.J. Watt and his training camp hold-in and contract negotiations of 2021...
NFL decides to appeal the 6-game suspension ruling of Deshaun Watson

NFL decides to appeal the 6-game suspension ruling of Deshaun Watson

Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via The suspension of Deshaun Watson isn’t finalized yet. Monday news broke of the Cleveland Browns, along with the NFL world, finding out what the ruling of Sue Robinson was after her investigation. Fans of the Browns were jubilant when they heard the suspension was six games, and not a full year; however, what fans needed to know was this situation was far from over. After Robinson’s ruling, the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) stated the ruling would then go to Roger Goodell’s desk. He could accept the ruling, or he...
Diontae Johnson is providing interesting talking points early in Steelers training camp

Diontae Johnson is providing interesting talking points early in Steelers training camp

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Diontae Johnson is “holding in,” and I’d like to thank him for providing such a wonderful talking point during the early stages of Steelers training camp. “Diante can go suck one.” That was a text I received from my cousin on Thursday afternoon. I immediately knew it was about Diontae Johnson and his “hold in” during the first week of Steelers training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. But I thought there must have been more developments in the Johnson saga that I was not aware of. After all, my cousin is an...
Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Training Camp Vol. 1

Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Training Camp Vol. 1

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports There is always something to talk about when it comes to the Black & 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...
Knee-Jerk Reactions to Day 2 of Steelers 2022 Training Camp

Knee-Jerk Reactions to Day 2 of Steelers 2022 Training Camp

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports One BTSC writer shares his initial and real time unadulterated reactions to Day 2 live from Steelers Training Camp. Knee-jerk Reactions are immediate responses to a situation without taking the time to analyze the situation. As sports fans, we typically do this every time our team takes the field or is in the news for one reason or another. Steelers’ fans are no different. As is the custom, knee jerk thoughts are recorded in real time and are published immediately after each Steelers experience. It’s the BTSC version of shooting...
13 players mentioned by Mike Tomlin following Wednesday’s training camp practice

13 players mentioned by Mike Tomlin following Wednesday’s training camp practice

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Speaking to the media following the first practice of training camp, the Steelers head coach answered many questions about specific players. As the 2022 Pittsburgh Steelers had their first day of practice for training camp at St. Vincent College on Wednesday, we were also graced with a media session from head coach Mike Tomlin. For that reason, it is the glorious return of the “players mentioned” article after a nearly 6-week absence since minicamp in June. Remember these are current players where a specific question was asked...
The whispers of the 2022 training camp for the Steelers will proceed the roar

The whispers of the 2022 training camp for the Steelers will proceed the roar

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Hopefully the whispers of positivity emulating from the 2022 training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers will prove to be plentiful. What starts as the slightest whisper can slowly and steadily gain momentum until it reaches a crescendo. That's one of my favorite things about Pittsburgh Steelers training camp each year: The phenomenon of the slightest whisper. Like everyone else without a press pass or the means to spend everyday viewing practices at Latrobe, I rely on the daily tweets and reports from the local sports media entrusted...
Steelers sign a veteran RB to their 90-man offseason roster

Steelers sign a veteran RB to their 90-man offseason roster

Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a roster move on the day the players report to training camp. The Pittsburgh Steelers knew they didn’t want to tax Najee Harris more than necessary in 2022. After an NFL leading 381 touches as a rookie last year, the Steelers were determined to provide depth which wouldn’t put Harris in a similar position entering Year 2. On the day player report to training camp, the Steelers have made a move at the position by adding Jeremy McNichols to the 90-man offseason roster. We have signed RB Jeremy...
6 Sleepers who could make the Steelers 53-man roster

6 Sleepers who could make the Steelers 53-man roster

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Which Steelers players on the outside looking in can make enough plays in the preseason to possibly find their way on the roster? Every year it happens— players’ potential draw attention and fans can’t wait to see what they do in training camp. Sometimes they exceed our expectations. Other times they become a non-factor. So which “sleepers” are most likely to push for a spot on the Steelers in 2022? Here are a few names who may draw some discussion during training camp and preseason games. To clarify, a sleeper is a player who...
As training camp opens, the spotlight is bright on the Steelers offensive line

As training camp opens, the spotlight is bright on the Steelers offensive line

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports There are a lot of positions to keep an eye on this training camp, but few will be as important as the Steelers’ offensive line. The Steelers go to training camp this week with some big questions. How will the quarterback competition play out? Will the defense be able to stop the run? Is the team deep enough at corner? No questions are more important to their success in 2022, though, than those concerning the offensive line. The offense will go as the line goes. So, will the group be better this season than last, and if so, by how...
Steelers reportedly set to release running back Trey Edmunds

Steelers reportedly set to release running back Trey Edmunds

Photo by Rob Leiter via In four seasons in Pittsburgh, Edmunds has primarily held down a spot on the Steelers practice squad. As the Pittsburgh Steelers are set to begin training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe this week, players will be reporting on Tuesday. Despite having a full 90-man roster, it is being reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter the Steelers are releasing running back Trey Edmunds. Steelers are releasing RB/FB Trey Edmunds today, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2022 Signed this offseason to a veteran salary benefit...
Going For Two: Ahkello Witherspoon & Chris Wormley

Going For Two: Ahkello Witherspoon & Chris Wormley

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via It’s Day 45 of Going For Two, featuring Ahkello Witherspoon and Chris Wormley Welcome to Going For Two! Over the 45 days leading up to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 training camp, we will be highlighting two players every day in order to cover the entire 90-man offseason roster. So without further ado, here are today’s final two players: Ahkello Witherspoon Photo by David Berding/ Position: CornerbackAge: 27Year: 6Height: 6’2”Weight: 195Drafted: Round 3, Pick 166, 2017 (San Francisco 49ers)College:...

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