12:32 PM EST, Mon February 18, 2019
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Grading the Steelers last three Draft Classes: Part 1, Class of 2016

Grading the Steelers last three Draft Classes: Part 1, Class of 2016

As we go back and review the Pittsburgh Steelers’ past three draft classes, we start with the 2016 grouping. People have been ingrained most of their life by grades or assigning numbers in their daily lives. Letter grades show how well students do in school while numbers are assigned to show students did on their SAT or ACT tests. Once people get into the world of employment, their employers may show their job evaluations by grade or broken down into a numerical performance. The media breaks down players’ performances in the same way whether it be during the NFL draft, after the draft...
3 hours ago
Steelers Stock Report: The Antonio Brown post-mortem and trade prospects

Steelers Stock Report: The Antonio Brown post-mortem and trade prospects

Time to check in on the Pittsburgh Steelers Stock Report. A little over a month ago, Steelers chairman Art Rooney II was asked about Antonio Brown. By that point, the collective understanding was that the relationship between Brown—who had been at the center of some sort of dust-up in the week preceding the Steelers’ must-win regular season finale against the Bengals, which ultimately led to Brown missing that game—and the Steelers had grown too contentious, too discordant to reasonably attempt to salvage. The Rooneys are royalty ‘round these here parts, so some gentle assurance...
4 hours ago
Antonio Brown's dream destination: America’s Team??

Antonio Brown's dream destination: America’s Team??

If there is one team in the whole NFL that desperately needs to dream big and make a blockbuster trade for Antonio Brown, it would be the Dallas Cowboys. Recently, I was scrolling through a rather interesting comment board here at BTSC about possible trade destinations for Pittsburgh Steelers disgruntled employee Antonio Brown. Some suggestions seemed plausible at the time, some not so much. It was all basically thought provoking insights and opinions, providing each participant with a forum to vent some pent up frustrations concerning AB's strange behavior and uncertain future in...
7 hours ago
Black and Gold Links: Steelers had already planned on trading Antonio Brown before his outbursts

Black and Gold Links: Steelers had already planned on trading Antonio Brown before his outbursts

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is over, but if you think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over — think again. For the drama-filled Steelers, things are just heating up, and this is where the daily links article comes in. You might have missed some key news, and we fill you in and give you the latest, and sometimes greatest, news surrounding the Steelers. Today in the Black-and-gold links article we take a look at how it is being reported the Pittsburgh Steelers were planning on trading Antonio Brown well...
21 hours ago
A Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame wide receiver, with class

A Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame wide receiver, with class

There has been a lot of talk about one particular Steelers WR recently, but we shouldn’t forget about one Hall of Fame WR who did it right. It was September 25, 1976 when we pulled up outside the Steeler offices at Three Rivers Stadium. I had an appointment, and waited in the lobby for Joe Gordon, then the head of public relations for the team. I was there as a 11 year old boy. I had my name drawn from a promotion at Kaufman’s to be the Steeler’s “mascot of the week.” I was Charlie, with a golden ticket to Mr. Wonka’s place. I will, at some future time, write about the whole...
22 hours ago
2019 NFL Draft Interview: Presenting Tre Watson, the slept on Shrine Game standout

2019 NFL Draft Interview: Presenting Tre Watson, the slept on Shrine Game standout

Meet the man who proved himself to be one of the most productive players in the NCAA. As one of the sleeper ILBs in the draft, Maryland’s Tre Watson is one of the beacons of hope for a team trying to find a starting ILB on Day 3. With an opportunity at the Shrine Game, Watson displayed eye-popping traits that allowed scouts to see he had starting potential. Watson spoke exclusively with Behind the Steel Curtain to give us an in-depth view of his game and the player a team would be getting if they draft him. Nick: Why did you pick Maryland when you were transferring prior to the 2018...
Feb 17, 2019
The Steelers willingness to still do business with Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell shows their organizational strength

The Steelers willingness to still do business with Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell shows their organizational strength

It might be easy to give up without a fight when it comes to recent disputes with both Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. But by remaining open for business with both, the Steelers are showing they’re an organization of strength. Word leaked on Friday that Art Rooney II, the Steelers team president and owner, will meet with disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown some time soon in Florida, a state where both have residences. It’s a rather stunning turn of events, considering Brown, who officially requested a trade from the Steelers last Tuesday while still remaining silent yet cryptic on...
Feb 17, 2019
The 10 questions Antonio Brown should have answered from his Q&A session on Twitter

The 10 questions Antonio Brown should have answered from his Q&A session on Twitter

The Steelers star receiver still owes fans four more answers after coming up short on his initial promise of 10 on Saturday. Despite promising to answers 10 questions during an impromptu Q&A session on Twitter on Saturday, Antonio Brown once again failed to live up to another commitment after he only managed to offer a response to six of them. While it is unclear if the Pittsburgh Steelers star receiver lost count, lost interest or was perhaps finally told to shut up by his agent, there can be little question that Brown still owes his fans four more answers. With almost 5000 responses to...
Feb 17, 2019
A Letter From the Editor: When social media and sports becomes a double-edged sword

A Letter From the Editor: When social media and sports becomes a double-edged sword

Getting an inside look into our favorite athletes’ lives and minds is great...until it isn’t. Let me start by saying I am a huge fan of social media. Not joking. Totally serious. I love all platforms of social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Snapchat. Every platform has their quirks, and every platform has their village idiots, but to someone who runs a large website — they are all invaluable in their own way. If I were to focus on one specific platform for this article, it would have to be Twitter. Twitter brought your favorite athletes directly to your fingertips. You...
Feb 17, 2019
Black and Gold Links: Jesse James one of the Top 10 2019 free agents under the age of 25

Black and Gold Links: Jesse James one of the Top 10 2019 free agents under the age of 25

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is over, but if you think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over — think again. For the drama-filled Steelers, things are just heating up, and this is where the daily links article comes in. You might have missed some key news, and we fill you in and give you the latest, and sometimes greatest, news surrounding the Steelers. Today in the Black-and-gold links article we take a look at how tight end Jesse James, The Outlaw, is considered a very hot commodity on the open market,...
Feb 16, 2019
Antonio Brown reveals issues with Ben Roethlisberger during a Q&A session on Twitter

Antonio Brown reveals issues with Ben Roethlisberger during a Q&A session on Twitter

The Steelers star receiver held a Q&A session in Twitter on Saturday with his first answer calling out Ben Roethlisberger for his owner mentality. With Antonio Brown now willing to have a face-to-face meeting with Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II, it would appear that he is also open to questions from fans in the from of a Q&A session he started on Twitter on Saturday. #AskAB answering 10 questions real truth and real facts now— Antonio Brown (@AB84) February 16, 2019 Unsurprisingly, many of the responses involved questions about his relationship with Ben Roethlisberger and...
Feb 16, 2019
Jaylen Samuels set to slim down before Year 2, following the Steelers’ plan

Jaylen Samuels set to slim down before Year 2, following the Steelers’ plan

Jaylen Samuels is about to enter his second year in the NFL, and the team is going through the usual motions with their newest running back. There is a good chance many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers would vote for Jaylen Samuels as the biggest offensive surprise of the 2018 season. It isn’t as if he wasn’t hyped up enough after being drafted as the team’s Swiss Army knife coming out of N.C. State, but not one saw him getting a starting opportunity as a rookie. However, when James Conner went down with a high ankle sprain vs. the Los Angeles Chargers, it was Samuels who stood out. No...
Feb 16, 2019
Jerald Hawkins hopes injury issues are behind him heading into final year under contract

Jerald Hawkins hopes injury issues are behind him heading into final year under contract

With just five regular season appearances in three years with the Steelers, the young tackle will need to avoid ending another season on injured reserve if he hopes to remain with Pittsburgh in 2020. Heading into 2019, there is perhaps no other position on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster with more depth and experience than offensive tackle. With both starters due to return and a number of promising young prospects with experience in reserve, the Steelers might well be set at tackle for some years to come. However, if that future is to include 2016 fourth-round draft pick Jerald Hawkins, the...
Feb 16, 2019
Mason Rudolph “chomping at the bit” to get his chance, but knows patience is key

Mason Rudolph “chomping at the bit” to get his chance, but knows patience is key

The Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback is itching to get a shot, but knows he is going to have to wait his turn. During the 2018 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers were wheeling and dealing. The team sent troubled wide receiver Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders for a third round draft pick. What happened with that pick? The Steelers swapped it with the Seattle Seahawks to move up in the third round to take Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph. Many Steelers fans were extremely happy, and excited, with the pick. For once, it seemed as if the organization was planning for life...
Feb 16, 2019
No need to change the name of the Vince Lombardi Trophy just yet

No need to change the name of the Vince Lombardi Trophy just yet

If they didn’t change the name of the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 1980, when Chuck Noll won a record fourth as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, there’s no need to do it now, just because Bill Belichick just won his sixth Super Bowl trophy. There’s been a quiet movement the past few years to change the name of the trophy given to the Super Bowl winner each year to the Belichick trophy. I’m, of course, referring to Bill Belichick, the coach of your six-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. To be fair, there hasn’t been a major groundswell of support for this change in...