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Fixing the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers — The Offense

Fixing the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers — The Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers missed the playoffs, and the team needs fixing. Today we focus on what needs to change on the offense. As we all now have to wait two weeks until the Super Bowl, it seems to be an appropriate time to not just sit back and complain about what could have been in 2018, but what needs to change to make 2019 special. First, I do believe the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers can be a special team, but not if they continue with the status quo. In today’s article I focus on the offensive side of the ball, and what needs to change to make sure the outcome next season doesn’t...
What happened to the cap savings from Le’Veon Bell’s 2018 unused salary?

What happened to the cap savings from Le’Veon Bell’s 2018 unused salary?

Everyone loves talking about the $14.5 million dollar savings heading into 2019, but where did it go? Le’Veon Bell opted not to play in 2018 due to the Pittsburgh Steelers placed the franchise tag on him a second year in a row. When the Steelers tagged the three-time Pro Bowler, the price tag of the franchise tag immediately counted towards the salary cap. Since Bell did not play in this past season, he did not collect his salary and Pittsburgh then carries the $14.5 million over to the new league year. (The new league year does not start until March 13.) Where did the $14.5 million go...
Pittsburgh Steelers Fact or Fiction: 2019 Offseason Edition

Pittsburgh Steelers Fact or Fiction: 2019 Offseason Edition

BTSC examines whether statements regarding the Pittsburgh Steelers are fact or fiction. With the noise coming out of the Steel City louder than ever since season’s end, everybody has an opinion about the most talked-about NFL team not to make the playoffs. But what is to be believed? BTSC takes five bold statements regarding the Pittsburgh Steelers and shares their thoughts and opinions whether or not they’re fact or fiction. Mike Tomlin will resist hiring a coach to preside over replays and clock management Fiction Art II Is offering assistance to Tomlin for what is perceived to be his...
Memorable AFC Championship Game moments in Pittsburgh Steelers history

Memorable AFC Championship Game moments in Pittsburgh Steelers history

The Steelers had great moments in AFCCG history, but these may rank as the finest. The AFC Championship Game is being played in Kansas City this weekend minus the team that has played-in (16) and hosted (11) the game the most...The Pittsburgh Steelers. While the Steelers couldn’t muster their way in this past season, there have been some very memorable moments featuring the black-and-gold. Here are some that pop up most in the craniums of Steeler Nation. J.T. Thomas’ Redemption - December 29, 1974 The Steelers were on the doorstep of finally getting Art Rooney Sr. to the ““Big...
10 Things I Think I Thought while experiencing another Steelers-less weekend

10 Things I Think I Thought while experiencing another Steelers-less weekend

Another weekend and the wait for the Steelers to return seems like an eternity. Weird that though our season has ended, my thoughts have not. Here are ten of them: Given all the drama we went through through the season, one could almost pretend the season continues, since the drama does. Perhaps we could call it As the Stomach Turns, or The Bold and the Boomin’. Seriously, is this ever going to end? One down, one to go in the Lombardi elimination sweepstakes. I may just tune into the Chiefs/Patsie game, that’s how confident I am it will go our way. I will enjoy watching them lose....
Hope is the last thing to die when you’re a Steelers fan

Hope is the last thing to die when you’re a Steelers fan

Even as the Steelers last realistic chance at a postseason berth was snuffed out in Baltimore, I still held out hope for a tie in Tennessee. In fairness, hope is the last thing to die for a fan of any team, but since this is a Steelers site, I had to customize my title for clicks, baby! Now that that’s out of the way, I thought it was fitting that the Steelers last bit of playoff hope was tied to, well, a tie between the Colts and Titans on Sunday Night Football in the final game of the regular season. It was fitting because a tie is how Pittsburgh began the 2018 campaign. It was a 21-21...
Steelers continue to meet with draft prospects at East/West Shrine Game

Steelers continue to meet with draft prospects at East/West Shrine Game

Offensive lineman Ola Udoh and linebacker B.J. Blunt are the latest player reportedly having spoken with the Steelers at the East/West Shrine game on Tuesday. As the practice sessions continue at the East/West Shrine Game, the reports about meetings between the Pittsburgh Steelers and potential draft prospects continue to emerge with two new names added to the interest list on Tuesday. Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter Trevor Sikkema of the Pewter Report was the one with the news once again, the first to note a meeting between the Steelers and offensive lineman Olisaemeka Udoh of Elon...
Bruce Arians’ remarks about Antonio Brown suggest he has no interest in trading for his former wide receiver - ‘Too much diva’

Bruce Arians’ remarks about Antonio Brown suggest he has no interest in trading for his former wide receiver - ‘Too much diva’

If Antonio Brown is to be traded this offseason, it seems very unlikely it will be to the Buccaneers after Bruce Arians spoke out about his former player on Tuesday. If the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to move Antonio Brown via trade this offseason, it would appear they can take the Tampa Bay Buccaneers off the list of interested teams. Despite having having worked with Brown before, or perhaps in part because of it, Bruce Arians sounded like a man who had no interest in bringing his former receiver to Tampa Bay now he is the new head coach of the Buccaneers. Speaking with Adam Schefter...
James Harrison believes Mike Tomlin has Steelers heading in the wrong direction

James Harrison believes Mike Tomlin has Steelers heading in the wrong direction

The former Steelers linebacker shared a number of opinions about the drama in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, but as usual, saved his harshest words for Mike Tomlin. When James Harrison was in his prime with the Pittsburgh Steelers and still happy to be on the roster, he was a joy to watch. Sadly for many fans, the same cannot be said of television career. From outward appearances, Harrison has revelled in the Steelers dysfunction, using a lot of it to his advantage. With Pittsburgh a constant topic for the national sports talk shows, the former linebacker has become a popular guest thanks to his...
Breaking Down the Steelers Team Needs: Part 4, Wide Receiver

Breaking Down the Steelers Team Needs: Part 4, Wide Receiver

Part 4 of the series. With the Antonio Brown situation at nova heat it makes sense to look at the WR class more closely. Over the past few years the Steelers have devoted real effort to building a set of receiving weapons so deep and awe inspiring that Big Ben will never want to retire at all. It centered on future Hall of Fame receiver Antonio Brown, and the final game against Cincinnati went a long way toward proving how much everyone else has benefited from the perpetual double- and triple-coverage aimed toward that primary weapon. Juju Smith-Schuster look unstoppable throughout the...
JuJu Smith-Schuster really does not want Steelers to trade Antonio Brown - ‘He makes me better’

JuJu Smith-Schuster really does not want Steelers to trade Antonio Brown - ‘He makes me better’

While the fans may want the Steelers to get rid of Antonio Brown this offseason, that is not something JuJu Smith-Schuster would like to see. If there are members of the Pittsburgh Steelers organization who would like to see the team trade Antonio Brown this offseason, fellow wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster made it clear he was not one of them with the release of his latest Youtube video on Sunday. Proving that it is possible for a professional athlete to share video content that does not anger most of the fanbase (Mark Madden not included), Smith-Schuster answered questions from fans in...
NFL Divisional Round Weekend: Updates, news and open thread

NFL Divisional Round Weekend: Updates, news and open thread

The Steelers’ season is over, but we all will be watching other games Sunday to see how things shake out. The Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 season is over, but despite them being left out of the AFC Playoffs, we all know the Steelers Nation fan base will be watching all the Divisional Round games today to see how things shake out. With that said, join others like me in the open thread to talk about all of the games going on throughout Divisional Round weekend. Which game are you most excited about watching? Let us know, and be sure to keep tabs on all the playoff action in the process. Here...
Antonio Brown claims he will address ‘all the negative speculations about my character’ soon ‘so stay by the phone’

Antonio Brown claims he will address ‘all the negative speculations about my character’ soon ‘so stay by the phone’

The Steelers star receiver made a brief appearance on Instagram on Friday to claim the suggestion of a press conference with James Harrison was simply a joke. If you thought the next time you saw Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown it would be smoking a fat cigar and sitting next to former Cincinnati Bengals wideout Chad Johnson, then you guessed correctly. In a rare appearance since teasing a sit down interview with James Harrison on social media last week, Brown was back on his favorite social media platform once again on Friday promoting another upcoming broadcast - one...
Report Card: Grading the Steelers’ offense for the 2018 season

Report Card: Grading the Steelers’ offense for the 2018 season

Grading the offense of Randy Fichtner and the 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers The first quarter of the Steelers’ 2018 season was rough, the second saw them go 4-0 to lift their record to 5-2-1. The third quarter started off perfect, but then they went 2-4 over the remaining six weeks. Instead of booking a trip to the playoffs, the only reservation the 2018 Steelers seem to be able to muster is one at a Motel 6. With that, I am tasked to break out the red pen and evaluate the team for what was a most-disappointing 2028. As I’ve stated all along, I’m not a football coach or a teacher, but I...
Art Rooney II believes ‘it’s hard to envision’ Antonio Brown still being with the Steelers come training camp

Art Rooney II believes ‘it’s hard to envision’ Antonio Brown still being with the Steelers come training camp

Aside from dismissing the idea of releasing him, the Steelers president suggested all other options are on the table for Antonio Brown this offseason, including trading him. For those of us believed there was no chance the Pittsburgh Steelers could seriously entertain the idea of trading Antonio Brown this offseason due to the huge salary cap hit that would accompany it, the words of team president put paid to those notions on Thursday. Speaking publicly for the first time since the 2018 season ended, Art Rooney II opened up to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the team’s...
As a Steelers fans, jealousy ran deep watching the Chargers’ secondary

As a Steelers fans, jealousy ran deep watching the Chargers’ secondary

Watching the Chargers use their deep secondary and adapt an ultra-specific game-plan to defeat the Ravens has me jealous about the dearth of talent in Pittsburgh’s secondary A little more than two weeks ago, the Ravens invaded the 27,000-seat temporary home of the Chargers and won handily, deploying an offensive game-plan that was at the same time old-school and antiquated and visually unappealing yet somehow innovative and intriguing and—most importantly—undeniably effective. That day, the Ravens amassed 160 rushing yards at a 4.5 yards per carry clip, which enabled them to control...
Report: Broncos offer head coaching role to Vic Fangio rather than Mike Munchak

Report: Broncos offer head coaching role to Vic Fangio rather than Mike Munchak

The Steelers offensive line coach will not become the next head coach in Denver after the Broncos reportedly chose to sign Vic Fangio from the Chicago Bears instead. If the Pittsburgh Steelers are to lose their noted offensive line coach to a head coaching role with another team in 2019, it appears it will not be to the Denver Broncos. Named as one of the two men left in the running for the position earlier in the day, it appears Mike Munchak has lost out to Vic Fangio of the Chicago Bears in the battle for this role. As reported by Adam Schefter and many other members of the NFL media on...
Diontae Spencer could be a player who makes a push for the Steelers’ roster

Diontae Spencer could be a player who makes a push for the Steelers’ roster

The WR is not just a normal future signing The Steelers signed CFL star WR Diontae Spencer recently, and I was intrigued by the signing. I do not watch much CFL, but I did know of Spencer because he was getting legitimate NFL buzz earlier this year. He seems to be a player that a lot of teams actually wanted and the Steelers happened to pounce onto him first. He offers a skill set at WR that the Steelers really do not currently have on their roster. Upon diving into his film, I found that there was a number of traits I liked in Spencer, especially the 4.3 speed he displayed on film. The...
10 Things I Think I Thought while not having a Steelers game to watch

10 Things I Think I Thought while not having a Steelers game to watch

Some things I thought while depressed not having a Steelers playoff game to watch this past weekend. This year, sadly, there will be 36 weeks with no Pittsburgh Steelers game that matters. This was the first of those. I can’t promise I’ll be sharing my thoughts all 36 weeks, but here they are for this week. My standard is my standard, and we didn’t measure up. I, like all of you, want a Super Bowl victory each and every year. In fact, I’m pretty sure that’s one of the key elements of heaven, the Steelers play every week, and win every week. But I try to be a smidge realistic, and...
Podcast: Why the ‘Steelers Way’ is flat out broken

Podcast: Why the ‘Steelers Way’ is flat out broken

In a brand new show titled ‘Yeah, I said it’, we talk about some burning topics surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. When you talk to any member of the vast Pittsburgh Steelers fan base, they love to throw about sayings and idioms when referring to their favorite team. One of those sayings is referring to the ‘Steelers Way’. What exactly is the ‘Steelers Way’? It is winning, period. However, the way they went about winning was just as much a part of the ‘Steelers Way’. Dominant defense, stout running game and a hard-nosed, no-nonsense, mentality was all equally a part of the...

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