9:36 AM EST, Fri February 03, 2023
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The “Betz” Offseason the Steelers Can Have, Part 2: Outside Free Agents

The “Betz” Offseason the Steelers Can Have, Part 2: Outside Free Agents

Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK A look at the best offseason the Pittsburgh Steelers can have in 2023, according to Jeremy Betz. In Part One of my “Betz” 2023 offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers, we looked at some of the Steelers own Free Agents that the team should bring back before attacking roster deficiencies through outside Free Agency and the Draft. I recommended retaining CB Cameron Sutton, DT Larry Ogunjobi, SS Terrell Edmunds, and ILB Robert Spillane to keep a solid core of players in place on the defensive side of the ball. Now we turn...
2 hours ago
Tom Brady has retired...for now

Tom Brady has retired...for now

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Tom Brady is officially retired....maybe. Remember a year ago when Tom Brady announced his retirement through a series of confidential conversations that were leaked to the great insiders of the NFL world, who then promptly leaked them to Twitter? Steelers fans immediately got defensive because they thought Brady was just doing it to steal the spotlight away from Ben Roethlisberger and his official retirement right after the 2021 season. This also meant that both Brady (most likely a first-ballot Hall of Famer) and Roethlisberger...
14 hours ago
2023 NFL Pro Bowl Skills Challenge: Events, time and how to watch

2023 NFL Pro Bowl Skills Challenge: Events, time and how to watch

Photo by Kent Nishimura/ The 2023 NFL Pro Bowl is here...so we might as well watch, right? The NFL regular season is long gone, and the only thing left remaining of the NFL Playoffs is the Super Bowl. Well, that’s if you don’t count the Pro Bowl. Yes, the Pro Bowl. The league made the decision to turn the game into more of a skills competition than an overrated game of two-hand touch, as it was in the past. This means the events take place over two days, one of which is today, Thursday. Here is how to check out all the latest events coming out of the Pro Bowl...
20 hours ago
2022 Exit Interviews: Myles Jack and Robert Spillane

2022 Exit Interviews: Myles Jack and Robert Spillane

Michael Longo/For USA Today Network / USA TODAY NETWORK Jack played the most snaps of any Steelers linebacker in 2022 while Spillane played every snap over the last four games. The Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 NFL season has come to a close. Because the Steelers are among the 31 teams who did not finish fulfilling their ultimate goal, they are in the process of wrapping up their season and moving forward into 2023. Since the Steelers conduct exit interviews with all their players, we here at BTSC thought we would do the same. By outlining two players each day, we will be...
21 hours ago
Georgia Tech Keion White using ‘Tomlinisms’ at the Senior Bowl

Georgia Tech Keion White using ‘Tomlinisms’ at the Senior Bowl

Photo by Michael Chang/ The Pittsburgh Steelers head coach is making an impact at the Senior Bowl. The entire NFL, and their scouting departments, are in Mobile, Alabama for the 2023 Senior Bowl, but there are always those teams and coaches who make the presence felt every step of the way. One of those coaches would be Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin isn’t just present in Mobile, he is always visible and interacting with players every chance he gets. To say he is making an impression might be an understatement. How much of an impact? How about the...
22 hours ago
Grady Brown gives the Steelers an inside look at the Senior Bowl players

Grady Brown gives the Steelers an inside look at the Senior Bowl players

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers secondary coach is giving the organization an inside look at the Senior Bowl participants. The 2023 Senior Bowl is underway, and it gives all 32 NFL teams and their scouting departments an early look at the players who were selected to take part in the week-long All-Star event. For a select group of coaches, they will get an even closer look at these players considering they were selected to be the coaches for the week. In the past, two NFL teams would deploy their entire staffs in Mobile, Alabama to coach these...
Feb 2, 2023
Steelers Vertex: Has Terrell Edmunds increased his market value for 2023?

Steelers Vertex: Has Terrell Edmunds increased his market value for 2023?

Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via With no takers last offseason, will Terrell Edmunds’ services be in demand when free agency begins? The Pittsburgh Steelers 2023 offseason is underway. As the team looks at it’s potentially departing players due to impending free agency, some players may be returning while others will test the market. To get a better idea as to how the Steelers might be looking, we’re going to dive into several of the free agents starting with ones who played the most in 2022. Next up will be Terrell Edmunds. This is the subject for this...
Feb 2, 2023
Lateral Moves: Analyzing Diontae Johnson’s YAC attack in 2022

Lateral Moves: Analyzing Diontae Johnson’s YAC attack in 2022

Michael Longo/For USA Today Network / USA TODAY NETWORK Exposing the myth of DJ’s ‘backward runner’ narrative. One of 2022’s familiar narratives has resurfaced in the wake of Art Rooney’s comments on YAC. Critics say Dionate Johnson lacks YAC, because he runs backwards after the catch, instead of attacking downfield. doom scrolling Twitter Diontae’s YAC narrative resurfaces But it’s not just the keyboard gangsters who question DJ’s game. Even BTSC “Stat Geek” listener @pruez43 wants to know if Diontae has been giving up...
Feb 2, 2023
13 things I want Steelers fans to stop saying and doing this offseason

13 things I want Steelers fans to stop saying and doing this offseason

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports Here are 13 things I want you to stop saying and going this offseason. As you may know, I like to write articles where I demand that Steelers fans and BTSC readers stop saying or doing certain things (when I’m not writing articles that simply make fun of them for that kind of stuff, of course). This usually leads to some Steelers fans and BTSC readers getting offended and telling me to go pound salt. It’s an exercise that has been going on for well over a decade. I’m not going to stop, and neither are you. With that in mind,...
Feb 1, 2023
What could the Steelers garner in a trade for Mike Tomlin?

What could the Steelers garner in a trade for Mike Tomlin?

Photo by Joe Sargent/ The Denver Broncos shipped a first and second round pick to the New Orleans Saints for Sean Payton. Makes you wonder what the Steelers could get for Mike Tomlin? On Wednesday the NFL coaching carousel continued to twirl around, with several big names finding landing spots. The Houston Texans hired former Texans player DeMeco Ryans as their next head coach, and while this made news it wasn’t the big news of the day. No, the big news was the Denver Broncos trading with the New Orleans Saints to hire Sean Payton. What most didn’t realize when...
Feb 1, 2023
2022 Exit Interviews: Ahkello Witherspoon and Cam Sutton

2022 Exit Interviews: Ahkello Witherspoon and Cam Sutton

Photo by Nick Cammett/ These two cornerbacks only saw the field together for less than four games in 2022. The Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 NFL season has come to a close. Because the Steelers are among the 31 teams who did not finish fulfilling their ultimate goal, they are in the process of wrapping up their season and moving forward into 2023. Since the Steelers conduct exit interviews with all their players, we here at BTSC thought we would do the same. By outlining two players each day, we will be able to look at their season in retrospect as well as looking toward the...
Feb 1, 2023
Steelers declare Wisconsin DT is “on their radar” at the Senior Bowl

Steelers declare Wisconsin DT is “on their radar” at the Senior Bowl

Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via The Pittsburgh Steelers are doing their diligence in Mobile, and they have their eye on a mountain of a man. The Pittsburgh Steelers, along with every other NFL organization is in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl. This means they are meeting with almost all of the players who were brought in for the All-Star game. While the team is likely to meet with almost every player, what the team says to players is worth noting. During interviews, the Steelers were supposedly showing some extra interest in Wisconsin defensive lineman...
Feb 1, 2023
Reviewing the NFL’s “Third Quarterback Rule”

Reviewing the NFL’s “Third Quarterback Rule”

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ NFL teams were able to have a third quarterback dress for the game for 1991 through 2010. The NFL is a reactionary league. When something goes wrong and some part of a fan base is outraged, they tend to react in order to remedy the situation. When it happens in the postseason, it gets amped up to a whole new level. One example of this was the no call on a pass interference play at the end of the 2018 NFC Championship Game which helped aid the Los Angeles Rams in defeating the New Orleans Saints. Because of the play, the NFL...
Feb 1, 2023
What if the Steelers pass on Jordan Addison for an even better fit?

What if the Steelers pass on Jordan Addison for an even better fit?

Photo by Justin Berl/ USC WR Jordan Addison seems to be on every Steelers fans wishlist, but what if he turns out to not be the best option? The Pittsburgh Steelers shrewdly got a head start on their competition by just missing the cut to be a 2023 playoff participant, ensuring they would have the slightest of advantages in any offseason preparations. At least that is the rationale that I am trying to tell myself. The Steelers haven't had to deal with the distractions that come with being a one-and-done competitor in the postseason tournament, which provides limited...
Feb 1, 2023
The NFL postseason was dull and disappointing this year

The NFL postseason was dull and disappointing this year

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ It’s hard to name a compelling moment or great game from these NFL playoffs. The Eagles, the number-one seed in the NFC, will take on the Chiefs, the number-one seed in the AFC, in Super Bowl LVII in Arizona in two weeks. Yawn. Don’t get me wrong, it will be a splendid matchup with plenty of storylines to sink our teeth into. I’m not opposed to the top two seeds advancing to the Big Game (history tells us that this is often the most likely outcome), but I wish the postseason would have given us a little more excitement along the way. Can...