9:04 AM EST, Wed February 26, 2020
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The proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement moves forward to be voted on by all NFLPA members

The proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement moves forward to be voted on by all NFLPA members

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via In a decision early Wednesday morning, all NFL players cast a vote on excepting the new CBA In a decision late into the night after Tuesday’s four hour meeting between NFLPA representatives and the owners, the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement will be presented to the full body of players for approval. pic.twitter.com/OfW2iPkvBm— NFLPA (@NFLPA) February 26, 2020 After a long discussion, the details of which have not been released at this time, the NFLPA met with the representatives and decided to send the vote to the full body...
1 hour ago
AFC North 2020 NFL Draft News: What does Joe Burrow win? A trip to Cincinnati

AFC North 2020 NFL Draft News: What does Joe Burrow win? A trip to Cincinnati

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Heisman Trophy winning LSU QB Joe Burrow's dream senior season ended with a national championship, but his unmatched success might just land him in Cincinnati. What goes up must come down, eventually. The last image I have of LSU QB Joe Burrow he was smoking a celebratory cigar in the locker room after leading the Tigers to victory against Clemson in the 2020 National Championship game. The final performance of Burrow's collegiate career was the culmination of the greatest season by a quarterback in college football history. Everything Joe has touched...
3 hours ago
Black and Gold Links: Is Bud Dupree’s successor preparing for the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine?

Black and Gold Links: Is Bud Dupree’s successor preparing for the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine?

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason! Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at whether or not a pass rusher might be preparing for the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. Let’s get to the...
17 hours ago
Mike Tomlin Tuesday: The competitor in all of us is a little bit pissed off

Mike Tomlin Tuesday: The competitor in all of us is a little bit pissed off

Photo by Daniel Shirey/ With no more press conferences from Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin in the foreseeable future, we’ll look back at some of interesting quotes from the 2019 season Once again, it doesn’t seem like a Tuesday unless we are graced with words from Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin from his weekly press conference. Even though we got a surprise appearance on ESPN’s First Take last Monday which provided plenty of quotes, let’s take a look at some of the most interesting quotes Tomlin has given us this past season. We’ve experienced several “Throwback...
19 hours ago
Steelers 2020 NFL Draft Scenario: With Bud Dupree gone, who would you take?

Steelers 2020 NFL Draft Scenario: With Bud Dupree gone, who would you take?

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Taking a look at what the Steelers might do with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have a first round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, and to say it feels weird is an understatement. In fact, the Steelers only have one pick in the top 100. That sounds bad, but looking at overall draft picks they still have four in the top 120, if they get that 3rd round compensatory pick for Le’Veon Bell. I am reminded by Drop The Hammer in his signature mock that the Black and Gold still have Minkah Fitzpatrick and Devin Bush on the...
21 hours ago
Kevin Colbert on Ben Roethlisberger’s rehab: “This could be a better Ben Roethlisberger”

Kevin Colbert on Ben Roethlisberger’s rehab: “This could be a better Ben Roethlisberger”

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine, Steelers’ General Manager Kevin Colbert addressed the team’s optimism for Ben Roethlisberger’s return for the 2020 season Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert spoke to the media on Tuesday at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. To no one’s surprise, The first several questions he faced had to do with Ben Roethlisberger‘s recovery from his elbow surgery which ended his season last September. “He posted that video which was very encouraging,” Colbert stated in regards to the video released over...
22 hours ago
Given the choice, should the Steelers keep Mark Barron or Vance McDonald?

Given the choice, should the Steelers keep Mark Barron or Vance McDonald?

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ If you were the Steelers GM for a day and could only keep one player, which one would it be for 2020? There are so many questions as to how the Steelers are going to conduct business when the league year kicks off for 2020 on March 18. Will they be operating under the final year of the last Collective Bargaining Agreement, or will there be a new CBA in order to help to business? Will restructures be on the table, or will the Steelers only be able to save money under the salary cap by releasing players? Who do the Steelers prepare to move on from and what players do...
Feb 25, 2020
Might the Steelers be contemplating a Jalen Hurts-Matt Canada offense in the post-Ben Roethlisberger era?

Might the Steelers be contemplating a Jalen Hurts-Matt Canada offense in the post-Ben Roethlisberger era?

Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports Are the Steelers preparing themselves for life after Ben Roethlisberger? I had the pleasure of attending the Glazier Football Clinic in Atlantic City last week. The Glazier Clinic is a three-day conference featuring coaches from the high school, college and professional levels presenting on a wide array of topics — from broad issues like program-building and establishing a great locker room culture to specific things such as defending RPOs and the fundamentals of pass protection. The presentation I enjoyed the most was by Tim Salem, who coaches tight ends at...
Feb 25, 2020
Step one of Ben Roethlisberger’s return to the Steelers is complete

Step one of Ben Roethlisberger’s return to the Steelers is complete

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a huge step on Saturday when he threw a football, presumably for the first time since suffering a season-ending elbow injury last September. There are many more important steps between now and the start of the 2020 regular season. But none of them would happen without that first one. You might actually think step one for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was when he suffered his traumatic elbow injury midway through a Week 2 game against the Seahawks last year at Heinz Field. But anyone can suffer an...
Feb 25, 2020
Podcast: If the Steelers can’t keep Bud Dupree, what’s the plan at OLB?

Podcast: If the Steelers can’t keep Bud Dupree, what’s the plan at OLB?

In the latest episode of “Steelers Q&A” show, we break down all the news you need to know surrounding the Black-and-Gold. Steeler Nation enjoyed a defensive resurgence in 2019 that evoked memories of the famed Steel Curtain and Blitzburgh units. A lot of that is due to the career year of one Alvin “Bud” Dupree. However, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in salary cap peril and It’s hard to imagine finding enough money under the salary cap to accommodate the $16 million it would take to retain the Outside Linebacker. If Bud leaves, what could the Steelers Plan B to fill the void? Take a...
Feb 25, 2020
Black and Gold Links: At the Scouting Combine the Steelers will see a very deep receiving class

Black and Gold Links: At the Scouting Combine the Steelers will see a very deep receiving class

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason! Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how the Steelers will have a very good wide receiver draft class to watch at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine this...
Feb 24, 2020
As it pertains to regular and postseason expansion, NFL owners will always get their way

As it pertains to regular and postseason expansion, NFL owners will always get their way

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Fight as they might, the players will never prevent NFL owners from expanding the schedule. This newest proposal—one that includes a 17th regular season game and two more playoff teams—is proof of that. Even if the players don’t accept it, they will eventually accept some form of schedule expansion. As of this writing, the NFLPA is mulling over the proposed new CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) that has been negotiated and agreed upon by NFL owners. There are many things in this proposed new CBA which aims to prevent a work-stoppage after the...
Feb 24, 2020
Steelers 2020 Free Agent Market Watch: The Guards

Steelers 2020 Free Agent Market Watch: The Guards

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports BTSC takes a look at the top free agents at each position whether or not they are in the Steelers price range. Here are the interior linemen known as the guards. Disclaimer: The author realizes that the team is burning in Salary Cap Hell and can’t pony up much money for free agents. However, you never know what they have planned and it’s the author’s responsibility to highlight the free agent options. It’s like the lyric in the Howard Jones song, “No One Is To Blame”...You can look at the menu, but you just can’t eat. The Steelers have an issue...
Feb 24, 2020
Could Bud Dupree be a tag-and-trade candidate for the Steelers?

Could Bud Dupree be a tag-and-trade candidate for the Steelers?

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers have a third, but risky, option when it comes to Bud Dupree heading into 2020. When the Pittsburgh Steelers fan base talks about the future of Bud Dupree with the organization, it usually focuses on one of three potential options: Sign Dupree to a new, long-term contract. Franchise tag Dupree to ensure he provides the same production in 2020 as the did in 2019. Let him walk and hit free agency. Those three options are the most common when it pertains to a player like Dupree, but what if there was a fourth option? An option...
Feb 24, 2020
Mock Draft Monday: The Steelers look to add an athletic edge rusher with their top pick

Mock Draft Monday: The Steelers look to add an athletic edge rusher with their top pick

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ According to nfl.com the Steelers should take the risk on a large yet quick pass rusher who struggled with injuries in years past The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season has now been over for almost two months, so we’ve had plenty of time to get into the off-season mindset. Although free agency comes first on the calendar before the 2020 NFL Draft, the NFL Combine will occurs this week. With that said, it might be nice to have an idea as to some of the names associated with the Steelers in the second round. The Steelers’ first round pick has already been named an...