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The Steelers’ inability to prevent the big play leads to questions heading into the offseason

The Steelers’ inability to prevent the big play leads to questions heading into the offseason

What caused the big plays, and what can the Steelers do to prevent them in 2018? The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense had their share of issues this season, none larger than their knack for giving up big plays. Whether it was to Jacoby Brissett, Brett Hundley or Blake Bortles, the Steelers’ defense didn’t discriminate. Big plays were surrendered by all of them, and more, throughout the 2017-2018 season. In fact, just take a look at this statistic from Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, per the Elias Sports Bureau: Per @EliasSports: Steelers defense allowed 10 plays of 50+...
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Be a part of Behind the Steel Curtain, the best Steelers site on the Internet

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Behind the Steel Curtain 16 hours ago
5 questions surrounding the Steelers coaching staff moving forward

5 questions surrounding the Steelers coaching staff moving forward

The Pittsburgh Steelers made some changes among their coaching staff, which raises some key questions moving forward. The Pittsburgh Steelers season ended abruptly, and everyone knew some changes were going to come afterwards. While these changes may not have been what you expected, it was still change. Gone is Todd Haley, welcome Randy Fichtner as the new offensive coordinator. Richard Mann retired, and Darryl Drake went from Arizona to Pittsburgh in an effort to fill his shoes at the wide receiver coach position. Those are the changes, but even no changes brings about questions regarding...
Behind the Steel Curtain 19 hours ago
When wondering why Ben Roethlisberger has only won two Super Bowls, look at the Steelers defense

When wondering why Ben Roethlisberger has only won two Super Bowls, look at the Steelers defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers franchise quarterback might have his deficiencies, but these stats are hard to ignore. There are some, myself included, who believe if Tom Brady had just been born about a decade earlier, the Pittsburgh Steelers would have a lot more than six Super Bowls. Ben Roethlisberger and company would certainly have made it to more AFC Championship games, and Super Bowls, without the Patriots and Brady getting in their way. That is just wishful thinking, as Brady has been a thorn in the Steelers’ sides since the early 2000s, but if you truly want to know why the Steelers...
Behind the Steel Curtain 20 hours ago
Post-Gazette report shines light on why the Steelers didn’t part ways with any defensive coaches

Post-Gazette report shines light on why the Steelers didn’t part ways with any defensive coaches

Fans wondered why the Steelers didn’t make any changes on the defensive side of the ball, and a recent report shines some light on why this didn’t take place. On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ world was rattled with Ed Bouchette’s report on how players like Le’Veon Bell routinely showed up late on game days, as well as Bell essentially missing the final walk-through before the playoff game vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars. This certainly created some waves among fans of the Black-and-gold. But if you read the entire report, it did much more than show some players might not care...
Behind the Steel Curtain 22 hours ago
Vance McDonald’s future with the Steelers anything but certain next year

Vance McDonald’s future with the Steelers anything but certain next year

The dynamic but oft-injured tight end might be too rich for the Steelers’ blood. When the Pittsburgh Steelers made the trade for tight end Vance McDonald with the San Francisco 49ers, it was viewed as a low-risk transaction. McDonald had a reputation for dropping passes and being inconsistent overall. When his tenure with Pittsburgh began, he certainly fit that bill, but with the additional shortcoming of being often injured. The 2017 season is over, and now the team has a different scenario on their hands. When healthy, McDonald provided a dynamic threat who was extremely reliable and...
Behind the Steel Curtain 23 hours ago
Steelers fans should realize the team shouldn’t be run like a college program

Steelers fans should realize the team shouldn’t be run like a college program

While many fans want to see Mike Tomlin fired, they should realize the Steelers aren’t run like an NCAA program. A splinter group of Steeler fans—and yes, I’m going to refer to this group as a splinter group since they don’t speak for the majority of Steelers Nation—are calling for the firing of coach Mike Tomlin and most, if not all, of his staff after the stunning loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. These Steeler fans have high, if not unrealistic standards of playing in the Super Bowl, if not winning it, every season. They tend to view losses in the NFL like they would in...
Pittsburgh Steelers continue to round out 90-man roster by signing three to reserve deals

Pittsburgh Steelers continue to round out 90-man roster by signing three to reserve deals

The Steelers continue to add players to their off-season roster. The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to work on their 90-man roster by adding and signing players to reserve/future contracts. The team added three more names to their list on Friday: The #Steelers have signed three players to Reserve/Future contracts today: S Malik Golden, LB Darnell Leslie and P Matt Wile.— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) January 19, 2018 The players added were: Malik Golden - SafetyDarnell Leslie - LBMatt Wile - P The Steelers have plenty of decisions to make in free agency, none looming larger than...
Steelers fill vacant Wide Receivers Coach position, and it isn’t with Hines Ward

Steelers fill vacant Wide Receivers Coach position, and it isn’t with Hines Ward

Reports are starting as to who the Steelers are targeting for their lone coaching vacancy on their staff. It just seemed too perfect. Richard Mann was stepping down as wide receivers coach, and Hines Ward had been as visible around the Steelers as memory serves since he retired. Put two-and-two together, and people were assuming Ward would be the next former player to join the coaching staff. It certainly would make sense, and would be awesome to see, but the team decided to go in a different direction to fill their coaching vacancy. Steelers Tomlin hires Darryl Drake as WR coach. Had...
Steelers WR Eli Rogers suffers torn ACL in playoff loss

Steelers WR Eli Rogers suffers torn ACL in playoff loss

The slot wide receiver has a long road to recovery this offseason. The 45-42 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars was bad enough, but the Pittsburgh Steelers also lost a wide receiver in the game when Eli Rogers went down towards to end of the game. After the game, nothing was mentioned about his injury, but it is now being reported Rogers suffered a torn ACL. Steelers WR Eli Rogers tore ACL near the end of Sunday's playoff loss to the Jaguars.— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) January 19, 2018 While this certainly is unfortunate, it has some major ramifications on Rogers’ career, and...
Report of Steelers locker room in disarray is riddled with red flags

Report of Steelers locker room in disarray is riddled with red flags

The Post-Gazette story stating players show up late, and nearly miss walk throughs is eye-opening in a lot of ways. Mike Tomlin is known as a player’s coach. Some feel this is a negative trait for someone in his line of work, but players typically want to play for Tomlin and the Steelers. However, despite players being willing to go to battle for Tomlin, it sure doesn’t seem as if his locker room is “buttoned up” very well. Especially not after Ed Bouchette’s article in the Post-Gazette Friday. Take a look at what Bouchette had to say about some burning topics after the...
I'm really not that excited about the Steelers change at offensive coordinator

I'm really not that excited about the Steelers change at offensive coordinator

I'm not excited about the Steelers change at offensive coordinator, because I know it's just a matter of time before you start hating Randy Fichtner's guts. In case you didn't know, it's time to rejoice in Steeler Nation! Why? Because Todd Haley is out as offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner is in (at least that's the report as I gleefully write this article). Actually, I'm not gleeful about the news on Wednesday that head coach Mike Tomlin decided to go in a different direction with his offense. For starters, with Fichtner in-charge of the game-planning, you're...
2018 Pittsburgh Steelers Team Needs: The Defense

2018 Pittsburgh Steelers Team Needs: The Defense

Tough loss aside, the biggest concern is on the defensive side of the football. Moving on with our lives... [Sigh] Let’s be clear: The Steelers didn’t lose last Sunday. They got beat, and it happened because the defense got plowed. What would have changed it? An extra run stuffer on the Defensive Line? A different scheme? I doubt it. Even a healthy Shazier would have mattered more for his leadership than his play. History proves that power running games are all but unstoppable once they gain momentum. Bettis; Riggins; Csonka; Eddie George; Okoye; you could only beat those attacks by...
Podcast: Making sense of the Steelers’ recent coaching changes, and where the team goes from here

Podcast: Making sense of the Steelers’ recent coaching changes, and where the team goes from here

We recap a crazy week for the black-and-gold, all on the latest episode of “The Standard is the Standard”. The Pittsburgh Steelers season is over, but there has been a ton of news since the Jaguars beat Pittsburgh at Heinz Field 45-42. On the latest episode of the BTSC flagship podcast “The Standard is the Standard”, we talk about the news, the coaches and what the Steelers should be doing moving forward. (Editor’s Note: We were experiencing uploading issues with iTunes, and were unable to upload the audio; however, the video can be found in the player below.) New for the show...
Steelers Free Agent Tracker: Keeping tabs on Pittsburgh’s 2018 Free Agents

Steelers Free Agent Tracker: Keeping tabs on Pittsburgh’s 2018 Free Agents

With the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season already over, it’s time to keep tabs on the team’s free-agents. Whenever the end of the regular season arrives, one big aspect of the next season on the minds of every team, at one point or another, is pending free-agents. Like many other teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers have their share of free-agents next season. Check out the full list of free-agents below, and follow along as the team has already starting signing some of these players to reserve/future contracts, and others to one-year deals. These names and numbers are courtesy of...
For the Pittsburgh Steelers, is it really all about the coach?

For the Pittsburgh Steelers, is it really all about the coach?

The Pittsburgh Steelers are going through some transition on their coaching staff, but at what point do the players have to shoulder the blame? The Pittsburgh Steelers have seen some turnover on their coaching staff, and the off-season is only one week old. In other words, more jobs could be in jeopardy as the off-season drags on. Todd Haley is out as offensive coordinator, Richard Mann has hung up the whistle and Randy Fichtner reportedly is the frontrunner to take over the play-calling duties in the future. Mike Munchak is returning to the team, and it seems the defensive coaching staff...
Randy Fichtner officially named Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator

Randy Fichtner officially named Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made it official...Randy Fichtner is the new offensive coordinator of the team. At Mike Tomlin’s end-of-season press conference Tuesday, he told media he wasn’t sure what would happen with his coaching staff, and that he needed some time to sort things out. Well, in just 48 hours Tomlin has dismissed Todd Haley as his offensive coordinator, and now officially promoted quarterback coach Randy Fichtner to take over where Haley left off. We have named Randy Fichtner offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.MORE: https://t.co/IWtAv8nk2T...
Despite the outcome, Antonio Brown’s performance vs. the Jaguars shouldn’t be understated

Despite the outcome, Antonio Brown’s performance vs. the Jaguars shouldn’t be understated

The Pittsburgh Steelers losing performance vs. the Jaguars in the AFC Playoffs shouldn’t cause fans to lose sight of just how awesome Antonio Brown was in the game. Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers know just how good Antonio Brown is, after all, without Brown who knows what the team’s overall record would have been. You can directly go back to several close contests, and point to ridiculous catches made by Brown which turned the tide in Pittsburgh’s favor. After Brown’s leg injury in the Week 15 game vs. the New England Patriots, experts everywhere chimed in with just when Brown...
2018 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper Jr.’s first prediction has Steelers going LB again in Round 1

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper Jr.’s first prediction has Steelers going LB again in Round 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers will need some help at ILB, and Mel Kiper Jr.’s first mock draft has the Steelers doing just that in Round 1. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is over, and with that comes mock draft season. With the focus now turning to team needs heading into the offseason, the annual selection process of the 2018 NFL Draft will be on the forefront of many fans’ minds. With that said, there are several NFL Draft pundits whose opinion seems to weigh heavier than others for fans of the process. Two of those would be ESPN’s draft duo of Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. Whenever...
Steelers must make Mike Tomlin accountable moving forward, or part ways

Steelers must make Mike Tomlin accountable moving forward, or part ways

You can’t argue the regular season success of Mike Tomlin over his 11 year career. Only Don Shula won more games over that time span. But an 8-7 postseason record, coupled with poor ‘situational football’ decisions have put the coach under the microscope. The stability and success of the Pittsburgh Steelers football club has been one of consistency for the better part of nearly 50 years now. Starting with the hiring of head coach Chuck Noll in 1969, you have had a whopping three coaches in that time span, with each hoisting a Vince Lombardi trophy while in charge. The ownership...

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