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Antonio Brown’s ultimate motivator has always been fear

Antonio Brown’s ultimate motivator has always been fear

Antonio Brown was recently voted No. 2 among the league’s best players by his peers on the NFL Network’s Top 100 list. Believe it or not, he may still be underrated and definitely is far from satisfied. Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear.” Fear can be a powerful motivator. Fear can also make cowards of us all. It’s impossible to accurately describe or explain Antonio Brown’s greatness without discussing the impact fear has played in his career — the fear of...
The Steelers’ tackling last season was an absolute disaster

The Steelers’ tackling last season was an absolute disaster

Thought the Steelers’ tackling in 2017 was horrendous? You were right. There were moments last season when viewers watching the Pittsburgh Steelers defense had to feel the same way I did. As the ball carrier approached a player donning black-and-gold, you knew the first would-be tackler was not going to do the job. Sure, there were times when the team surprised us all with a solo tackle, or even one for a loss, but so many big plays were a product of poor tackling. After all, there is a reason Mike Tomlin and Keith Butler have already stressed how tackling will be a huge factor in the...
Tracking the Steelers’ spending compared to the rest of the NFL

Tracking the Steelers’ spending compared to the rest of the NFL

How does the Black-and-gold stack up salary-wise with the NFL as a whole? We’ve got the answers. Pittsburgh Steelers fans lament how much their beloved team spends on the offensive side of the ball, while skimping on the defense. According to Over the Cap, Pittsburgh currently spends $107.6 million on offense and $77.7 million on defense. This is to be expected considering JuJu Smith-Schuster is the lone starter still on a rookie deal (including Roosevelt Nix as a starter, not as a third wide receiver). At tight end, Vance McDonald over Jesse James based solely on McDonald’s hefty...
Looking deeper into Le’Veon Bell’s slow start in 2017 and the potential reasons for it (Part 2)

Looking deeper into Le’Veon Bell’s slow start in 2017 and the potential reasons for it (Part 2)

How much of Bell’s supposedly slow start last season was perception, and how much was reality? The first part of this 3-part series showed the struggles the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense had against the seventh-ranked Cleveland run defense in Week 1. Barely escaping with a win, the Steelers’ Week-2 opponent was tougher yet. Week 2 saw the Black-and-gold host the Minnesota Vikings. This is another game in which Le’Veon Bell gets chastised for his slow start. Fans claim the slow start was due to him skipping offseason team workouts, training camp, and preseason games. Would Bell still...
Steelers ranked as the 31st most valuable sports team in the world by Forbes

Steelers ranked as the 31st most valuable sports team in the world by Forbes

Among all professional sports teams, the Steelers ranked in the Top-50 worldwide. The Pittsburgh Steelers might not have been able to come to terms on an extension with Le’Veon Bell, but it wasn't because the franchise lacks the funds to pay him. After Forbes released their latest list of the world’s 50 most valuable sports teams on Wednesday, the Steelers' ranking shows just how wide the the money gap really is between ownership and their employees. Although Pittsburgh has seen a drop in its position on the list from No.28 last year to No.31 in 2018, the Steelers' value has still...
Analyzing the rejected contract offer from the Steelers to Le’Veon Bell

Analyzing the rejected contract offer from the Steelers to Le’Veon Bell

As was the case last year, the contract offer from the Steelers to Le’Veon Bell was released to the media after the proceedings. We now try to decipher the details of the offer. The misinformation coming out from Ian Rapoport is baffling. He’s the only reporter who has come out with any information regarding the details of Le’Veon Bell’s rejected contract. Therefore, we have no one else to compare his information with. On Monday, Rapoport came out with figures that riled Steelers Nation and swamped the BTSC boards. Then on Tuesday he came out with a confusing tweet which no doubt...
Le’Veon Bell and teammates take to Twitter to respond to failed contract extension news

Le’Veon Bell and teammates take to Twitter to respond to failed contract extension news

Social media was busy after the news of the Steelers and Le’Veon Bell not able to come to terms on a new contract. By now you have heard the news of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell’s failure to come to terms on a new contract. While the Steelers released a statement of their inability to find common ground in negotiations, Bell took to his verified Twitter account to tell fans his thoughts heading into the 2018 season. Check out what he said: to all my Steeler fans, my desire always has been to retire a Steeler...both sides worked extremely hard today to make that happen,...
Report: Steelers and Le’Veon Bell long-term contract will be a “challenge”

Report: Steelers and Le’Veon Bell long-term contract will be a “challenge”

Contrary to what Mike Tomlin said over the weekend, Adam Schefter of ESPN is suggesting this deal is far from close. Over the weekend, there was a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport suggesting some headway had been made between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell to reach common ground on a long-term contract. Then Mike Tomlin, who spoke at his annual football camp in Virginia, also said there was reason for optimism, but he added the negotiators would have to get into a room and start hashing out details. This likely will occur during the majority of the day on Monday, July...
The real reason, and possible solution, for the Steelers decreased attendance

The real reason, and possible solution, for the Steelers decreased attendance

Attendance at Heinz Field has dropped by an average of about 6,000 fans per game the past two seasons. What can the Steelers do to get those fans back? With the game-day experience being so great from home these days, there might not be an easy answer. The hot topic (well, mildly warm topic) this week — a week that falls just short of mid-July, thus still too far away from the start of Steelers training camp — has been a recent decline in attendance at 68,000-seat Heinz Field. Why have less people been showing up to Heinz Field each and every week — according to the Pittsburgh Post...
Cris Carter talks about the dominance of Antonio Brown, and how he will continue his pace

Cris Carter talks about the dominance of Antonio Brown, and how he will continue his pace

The Hall of Fame wide receiver talks about Antonio Brown, and how he is one of the last true “warriors” in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers are a fortunate franchise. Not every team can produce, and select, the wide receivers Pittsburgh has under the Mike Tomlin/Kevin Colbert era. You think about a team like the Baltimore Ravens, who have struggled to find a true No. 1 receiver, and the Steelers seem to just churn them out. But Antonio Brown is a different beast. His work ethic, combined with a ridiculous attention to detail in his game has made him the best wide receiver in the game....
Colin Cowherd likes the Steelers, not the Patriots, to be the No. 1 seed in the AFC

Colin Cowherd likes the Steelers, not the Patriots, to be the No. 1 seed in the AFC

The usually pro-Patriots sports talk host is all aboard the black-and-gold train heading into 2018. There are a lot of you reading this article who may not listen to sports talk radio, or watch the simulcast on live television. I get it. Many of these programs rarely talk about the teams you actually want to hear about, but each and every host takes on his/her own shape and form throughout their career. For former ESPN Radio turned FOX Sports Radio host Colin Cowherd, he has forever been a New England Patriots / Tom Brady fan. He openly admits to loving how Bill Belichick conducts himself,...
The Steelers ABCs: Losses, Morass, and Nihilism — Part 2

The Steelers ABCs: Losses, Morass, and Nihilism — Part 2

We continue to dig through the Steelers’ 2018 schedule. We’re runnin’ through the schedule bein’ all negative and stuff. Check out Part 1 here. Week 5 vs. Falcons What should happen: You should check out the sportsbooks, determine the “over/under” for this matchup, and mortgage your future child’s college savings on the “over.” What could happen: Atlanta could hang, like, 50 points on the Steelers. What concerns me most about the Falcons’ offense is not the sheer breadth of volcanic firepower at its disposal, but the efficiency and coherence with which it operates....
Morgan Burnett will bring a wide array of capabilities to the Steelers’ defense

Morgan Burnett will bring a wide array of capabilities to the Steelers’ defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers newest free-agent acquisition could be asked to perform several tasks within Keith Butler’s defense. Some may forget that, when Sean Davis was a rookie, he didn’t start as a safety but was a cornerback in specific sub packages. Considering Davis played cornerback at the University of Maryland for a season, it seemed he was perfect to fill this role within the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. But this experiment didn’t last long. After a few weeks, Davis was moved back to safety, and eventually took over alongside Mike Mitchell as the strong safety. Fast forward...
Kevin Colbert continues to be ranked as a Top-5 NFL General Manger

Kevin Colbert continues to be ranked as a Top-5 NFL General Manger

Despite the fans who despise him, Kevin Colbert continues to be ranked as a Top-5 general manager in the NFL. There are lots of people who aren’t crazy about Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert. They constantly cite busted draft picks like Jarvis Jones, Dri Archer and some even reference Bud Dupree as failed opportunities for the organization to truly improve their roster. Fans can’t expect every pick to be a home run but, for every poor, early-round pick, there seems to be an undrafted free agent or late-round pick who’s become a regular on the team. When all is said...
Throwback Thursday: Gunslingin’ with the Green Bay Packers

Throwback Thursday: Gunslingin’ with the Green Bay Packers

Flashin’ back to a crazy game between two storied NFL franchises. Today BTSC travels back to a time when Jay-Z and Alicia Keys rules the charts with “Empire State if Mind”, Aactress Brittany Murphy died at age 32 and Avatar continued to be tops among a movie goers. Welcome to December 20, 2009. In Steel City sports, the Steelers were the defending champs, but they were reeling. After five-straight losses, Mike Tomlin’s team was 6-7 and facing a tough 9-4 squad led by Greenfield’s Mike McCarthy. The Pack received the opening kickoff, but went three-and-out. On the first play from...
What if two of the NFL's most convoluted rules had collided during the Jesse James play?

What if two of the NFL's most convoluted rules had collided during the Jesse James play?

Some NFL rules can be silly, especially when they're applied strictly according to the letter of the law. I realize this article will deal in nothing but hypothetical situations, but this is early July, and Steelers training camp is still weeks away. Forgive me. Anyway, a number of years ago, in the name of player safety, the NFL made a rule which specified that a play automatically was blown dead at the second when a ball carrier’s helmet came completely off. Makes sense, right? After all, player safety should be first and foremost as it pertains to the future and the survival of the...
Former Georgia Tech QB trying to make the Steelers’ roster as a WR

Former Georgia Tech QB trying to make the Steelers’ roster as a WR

The Pittsburgh Steelers took a lock risk chance on Justin Thomas, former Georgia Tech QB, to make the team in some capacity as a WR. If you were to talk to any Pittsburgh Steelers fan who was alive for the 1990s team, and asked them what they think of when they think of a quarterback converted to a wide receiver. The answer is likely one name — Kordell Stewart. Stewart, who was called “Slash” for all the positions he could play early in this NFL career, captivated the fan base as a rookie, but not as a quarterback, but as a wide receiver. Steward eventually took over at quarterback...
Antonio Brown enters the elite ‘Madden 99’ club

Antonio Brown enters the elite ‘Madden 99’ club

The Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver received a unique honor this offseason. The ‘Madden’ video game has become an enterprise where the release of the latest game is unbelievably anticipated by gamers across the globe. Whether you played ‘John Madden Football’ in its infancy, or are someone who plays online on one of the many gaming systems in today’s day and age, the ratings and excitement the game brings has never changed since Day 1. As the annual release of the latest game nears, rankings, preview clips and new features come out to the general public to raise the...
Antonio Brown puts his own unique spin on ranking the Top 10 NFL quarterbacks

Antonio Brown puts his own unique spin on ranking the Top 10 NFL quarterbacks

In the wake of David Carr leaving Ben Roethlisberger off his Top-10 QB list, Antonio Brown produced his own list. If NFL.com’s goal of having David Carr rank the Top 10 quarterbacks in the league was to cause waves — they succeeded. Carr, who left Ben Roethlisberger off the list, only to rank his brother Derek Carr 4th, caught the attention, and ire, of Pittsburgh Steelers fans as they wanted to know how in the world he could leave a 2-time Super Bowl winning quarterback off his list? Not just ranked lower than they thought, but completely off the list?! This news was so far-reaching,...
Throwback Thursday: The bounty game against the Ravens

Throwback Thursday: The bounty game against the Ravens

This is a game most Steelers fans will never forget. Sit back and enjoy the ride. This week, the time circuits on my BTSC Delorean are set to a time when Beverly Hills Chihuahua topped the box office, as confused movie-goers looked for Eddie Murphy and not a dog in a sombrero. Pink’s “So What”was big on the radio and the Dow slumped 777 points in what was the biggest single-day drop ever. Welcome to September 29, 2008. The Steelers were hosting the Ravens on Monday Night Football to complete Week 4. The Ravens were 2-0 and storming into Heinz Field with a new coach (John Harbaugh)...

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