2:51 AM EDT, Sun July 23, 2017
19 hours ago
Cam Heyward takes Steelers fans on a 7 year yearbook trip down memory lane

Cam Heyward takes Steelers fans on a 7 year yearbook trip down memory lane

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman took his Twitter followers on a trip down memory lane as he is preparing to start his 7th year in the NFL. It is hard to believe, but Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward is about to start his 7th year in the NFL. The former No. 1 draft pick, and Ohio State Buckeye, is getting himself primed for another training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, and before the team reports on July 27th, Heyward gave his Twitter followers a treat. He started the hashtag #cams7yearyearbook and posted several photos of his time in the Steel City....
20 hours ago
Ike Taylor re-joining the Steelers at training camp, but as a scouting intern

Ike Taylor re-joining the Steelers at training camp, but as a scouting intern

Former Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor is re-joining the organization, but as a scouting intern. The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t had the best cornerbacks in the last decade or so, but when you rank the best which donned the black and gold during that time, Ike Taylor’s name should be at, or near, the top of the list. Taylor has remained a part of the Pittsburgh sports scene, but has moved onto life after football by joining the team at the NFL Network. The former cornerback wears his black and gold glasses often on the air, and most recently is getting a chance to re-join the...
21 hours ago
Saturday BTSC Six Pack of Steelers Questions — Training Camp Edition

Saturday BTSC Six Pack of Steelers Questions — Training Camp Edition

It is time. Football returns on Thursday, July 27th, when the Steelers finally report to training camp. There is PLENTY to talk about! It's time for another edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers BTSC Saturday Six-Pack of questions. Quick rundown of the ground rules. I will ask at least three 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 . . . That’s it! With that out of the way, time to get this party started on a Saturday morning. Hey, don’t act like you’ve never done a little day...
Jul 21, 2017
Seeing the Future, Part Three: How will Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell’s numbers look in 2017?

Seeing the Future, Part Three: How will Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell’s numbers look in 2017?

Le’Veon Bell is, quite possibly, the best running back in the game today — maybe one of the best, ever, if he could stay on the field. He wants to be paid like one of the best, but will 2017 improve his case, or hurt it? In the last installment of this series, we looked at Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He was a great choice to use for some simple projections, because of the large sample size and mostly consistent improvement, year on year. Running back Le’Veon Bell, on the other hand, is an odd case. On the one hand, his is a very small sample size — just four...
Jul 21, 2017
Perhaps we were a little too hard on LaMarr Woodley and his injured hamstring

Perhaps we were a little too hard on LaMarr Woodley and his injured hamstring

Or maybe not. I mean, it was a hamstring injury. When I went to bump a pass in my co-ed recreational sand volleyball match two Thursdays ago, I did a rather awkward thing with my right leg—like I was stretching out to make a save, a la former Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. When I performed this move, my foot got stuck in the sand for a second, and I heard this tearing sound in the back of my leg, like I had just ripped my boxer shorts. Were they my boxer shorts? According to the shooting pain I felt immediately, nope. The sound I heard was my hamstring tearing quite extensively....
Jul 21, 2017
James Harrison’s latest feat of strength will do little to squelch doubts of NFL and opposition

James Harrison’s latest feat of strength will do little to squelch doubts of NFL and opposition

Despite how awesome James Harrison is, especially when it comes to his amazing feats of strength, his latest post will do little to squelch the opposition’s, and the NFL’s, suspicion. Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison has been posting workout videos on his verified Instagram account for years now, but over the past year is when the major media outlets have been catching wind of these amazing lifts, pulls and throws Harrison has been performing on a daily basis. In my early days at BTSC covering the Steelers, Harrison’s videos, which were not as frequent at the...
Jul 21, 2017
Steelers News 7/21: Steelers players won’t care about potential camp hold outs

Steelers News 7/21: Steelers players won’t care about potential camp hold outs

A former member of the Steelers suggests players in camp won’t show ill will towards any player(s) who decide to sit out of all, or some, of training camp. It is July, which means football is right around the corner. July 27th the Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe, PA for another training camp. Although we still have a few weeks of the “dog days” of the NFL offseason, it doesn’t mean there isn’t news to still be discussed. We take you around the world wide web to give you your daily dose of black and gold, along with making BTSC your one-stop-shop for all things...
Jul 21, 2017
Steelers Fan Coach/Exec Hatin' Round 1 Results: No. 4 Roger Goodell vs No. 5 Robert Kraft

Steelers Fan Coach/Exec Hatin' Round 1 Results: No. 4 Roger Goodell vs No. 5 Robert Kraft

In the final matchup of Round 1, two high-powered execs go at it to advance to the semis. The battle to advance to the next round in Steeler Exec/Coach Hatin' continued with Roger vs Robert. They were the best of buds until Goodell penalized Kraft's Patriots for Deflategate. Now they aren't so much. Steelers Nation despises the Pats, but seems to dislike Goodell so much more. Let's take a look at the voting. No. 4 Roger Goodell - 66% (163 Votes) No. 5 Robert Kraft - 34% (84 Votes) In a rare Partriot loss in this series, Goodell advances to take on No. 1 John Harbaugh. Stick with BTSC for...
Jul 20, 2017
Le'Veon Bell's contract situation proves NFL free-agency really isn't free, even for superstars

Le'Veon Bell's contract situation proves NFL free-agency really isn't free, even for superstars

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is going all-in to maximize his career earnings. You really can't blame him for that. You're probably mad at superstar running back Le'Veon Bell for rejecting a five-year offer from the Steelers on Monday that would have reportedly paid him $42 million over the first three years. Why are you mad at Bell, though? Unless things get truly ugly between now and the beginning of the 2017 regular season, Bell will play for the Steelers to the tune of $12.1 million, as per the franchise tag the team slapped its All-Pro with earlier in the spring. And if 2017...
Jul 20, 2017
Report: Le’Veon Bell wants to be paid as a top RB, and a No. 2 WR

Report: Le’Veon Bell wants to be paid as a top RB, and a No. 2 WR

What does Bell want from the Steelers? Try being paid as a top RB and a No. 2 WR... The Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell had a chance to get a long-term deal done, and after reports swirled of the deal offered to the All-Pro running back fans were curious just what Bell wanted. Was it more guaranteed money? Was it a longer contract? Try being paid not only as a top running back in the NFL, but also as a No. 2 wide receiver for the black and gold. Ike Taylor on @NFLTotalAccess says Le'Veon Bell told him he wants to be paid as No. 1 RB PLUS a No. 2 WR (his 75 rec were 2nd most for...
Jul 20, 2017
Steelers News 7/20: Why Le’Veon Bell and Alejandro Villanueva should both be training camp holdouts

Steelers News 7/20: Why Le’Veon Bell and Alejandro Villanueva should both be training camp holdouts

Fans always want their favorite players to just toe the line and do what we all want them to do, but there is a strong case to be made for both Bell and Villanueva to sit out camp for their own reasons. It is July, which means football is right around the corner. July 27th the Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe, PA for another training camp. Although we still have a few weeks of the “dog days” of the NFL offseason, it doesn’t mean there isn’t news to still be discussed. We take you around the world wide web to give you your daily dose of black and gold, along with making BTSC...
Jul 20, 2017
Steelers rookie James Conner proves his popularity with latest jersey rankings

Steelers rookie James Conner proves his popularity with latest jersey rankings

A Pittsburgh Steelers newbie tops the rookie ranking for jersey sales, and James Conner’s popularity is all about his tremendous story and platform. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a tremendously large fan base all over the globe. Because of that, the black and gold are second to only the New England Patriots in jersey sales according to Dick's Sporting Goods weekly rankings. They can also post about having the top rookie in jersey sales from the entire 2017 NFL Draft, but it isn't T.J. Watt. It's RB James Conner from Pitt. Conner, who is a cancer survivor, and has overcome a serious knee...
Jul 20, 2017
Steelers Fan Coach/Exec Hatin' Round 1: No. 4 Roger Goodell vs No. 5 Robert Kraft

Steelers Fan Coach/Exec Hatin' Round 1: No. 4 Roger Goodell vs No. 5 Robert Kraft

BTSC continues to establish the most-despised NFL coach or executive according to our readers. We continue with the league commissioner and the owner of the Steeler Nation's most-hated team. To conclude Round 1 of Steeler Fan Exec/Coach Hatin', BTSC presents an intriguing battle between two executives that until "Deflategate" were the best of pals. Let us know as a member of Steelers Nation who you can't stand. No. 4 Roger Goodell - NFL Commisioner Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Goodell is not really loved by most team's fan bases. He really shouldn't be either due to the...
Jul 20, 2017
Steelers Fan Coach/Exec Hatin' Round 1 Results: No. 3 Marvin Lewis vs No. 6 Bruce Arians

Steelers Fan Coach/Exec Hatin' Round 1 Results: No. 3 Marvin Lewis vs No. 6 Bruce Arians

In a tad closer of a vote than we've had in the search for the coach/exec that Steeler Nation has the most animosity for, we had two former Steeler coaches battle it out. In a duke-out of former Steelers coaches that now lead their own squads, Cincinnati's Marvin Lewis received the most votes over Arizona's Bruce Arians. Lewis' leadership of a band of bullies that have, at times, intentionally injured Pittsburgh players was the chief reason that he received the majority of the votes. Arians proved to be a formidable opponent. The Cards coach received votes for the wear-and-tear on Ben...
Jul 19, 2017
Le’Veon Bell’s stock is sky-high heading into training camp

Le’Veon Bell’s stock is sky-high heading into training camp

We take an in-depth look at what happens now after Bell and the Steelers failed to come to terms on an extension Let’s use some basic game theory principles to deconstruct the failed contract negotiations between Le’Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Prisoner’s Dilemma, by definition, is a model that seeks to explain why two otherwise rational entities would fail to act in a rational manner. Of course, rationality is subjective in NFL contract negotiations, but for the sake of argument, let’s assume the Prisoner’s payoff matrix for Bell and the Steelers was as...