5:07 PM EDT, Tue July 23, 2019
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Jim Brown was considered the ultimate warrior, but Franco Harris has proven to be the better man

Jim Brown was considered the ultimate warrior, but Franco Harris has proven to be the better man

Photo by Focus on Sport/ Records are made to be broken, as long as the record holder deems you worthy. At least that is how Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown looked at it back in 1983. Die hard sports fans are obsessed with statistics, especially the numbers associated with the all time greats. Records are made to be broken, but some records will never be broken due to fundamental changes in the sport, such as rule changes and coaching philosophies. Baseball has their untouchables. Cal Ripken's consecutive games played streak will never be challenged. Cy Young's and Nolan Ryan's numbers...
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Joe Haden on the 2019 season: “We’re still the Steelers”

Joe Haden on the 2019 season: “We’re still the Steelers”

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports While many in the mainstream media are putting the Steelers in the mediocre category, Joe Haden has a simple message for them. The talking is almost done. You know the talking I am speaking of. The talking heads spouting off about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ looming demise due to the loss of Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. The lack of leadership of Ben Roethlisberger, and how Mike Tomlin has lost control of his locker room, and, by proxy, his team. With the Steelers set to report to training camp this Thursday, the talking will continue, but it will be...
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Ben Roethlisberger ranked 8th on PFF top-10 list of best QBs

Ben Roethlisberger ranked 8th on PFF top-10 list of best QBs

Photo by Chris Graythen/ While JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner both miss out among their respective position groups With the start of training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers still a few days away, there is just enough time to sneak in one more piece about another rankings list destined to torment some members of Steeler Nation. Pro Football Focus have moved on from their top-100 lists this offseason in favor of a smaller sample size as of late. But in their most recent top-10 rankings at quarterback, running back and wide receiver published this week, it would appear that only Ben...
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30 Predictions in 30 Days: The Steelers’ offensive line will keep Ben Roethlisberger atop the Sack % category

30 Predictions in 30 Days: The Steelers’ offensive line will keep Ben Roethlisberger atop the Sack % category

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers are approaching training camp, and we provide some potential predictions for 2019. In case you didn’t know, the Pittsburgh Steelers will return to Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA in exactly 2 days of this article being published. With that, I decided to revive an old series we used to do as a lead up to training camp. 30 predictions in 30 days. Myself and Simon Chester are alternating days giving a prediction for the upcoming season. Some will be team oriented, while others will be specific to individual players. Either...
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James Conner’s cancer battle is more inspiring than anything he could ever accomplish in football

James Conner’s cancer battle is more inspiring than anything he could ever accomplish in football

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports One BTSC writer shares his story after hearing the recently updated and in-depth cancer journey of James Conner. In the past couple of seasons, Steeler Nation has been besieged with tough pills to swallow when it comes to player news. James Harrison’s alleged insubordination, Le’Veon Bell’s failure to report at all last year and Antonio Brown forcing a trade for a cash grab have all made us, as Steeler fans, reluctant to check whatever outlet we rely on for Steelers news. When I came across James Conner on the “Ya Neva Know: you know what I mean?”...
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BTSC Steelers Jeopardy: And now a word from our sponsor

BTSC Steelers Jeopardy: And now a word from our sponsor

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ Test your Pittsburgh Steelers knowledge in the BTSC Steelers Jeopardy game! This... is...Jeopardy! Well, BTSC Steeler Jeopardy. Once again, I put my black-and-gold mind to work and came up with 5 Steelers “answers” from one specific Steelers category. You will be charged with trying to guess the responses in the comment section below. Remember to always phase your response in the form of a question, and if you don’t know it, you can simply skip it. Keep track and share your scores. A word of warning though, the correct responses are right after each...
10 hours ago
T.J. Watt named No. 93 on the NFL Network’s Top 100 list

T.J. Watt named No. 93 on the NFL Network’s Top 100 list

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports T.J. Watt cracks the Top 100 for the first time, and is the first member of the black-and-gold on the list. Every year at this time, when NFL teams are preparing for training camp, the NFL Network debuts their Top 100 list. They aren’t the only network or site which produces a Top 100 ranking list, but their unique, and intriguing, way they handle it makes it almost must-watch TV. This list is voted on by the players, but the way they use player interviews during the segments makes watching any player who makes the Top 100 worth watching. For the...
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Podcast: High’s and lows of the Steelers’ 2019 offseason

Podcast: High’s and lows of the Steelers’ 2019 offseason

Join Tony and Dave for the Steelers news of the week in the latest episode of the ‘Steelers Hangover’. With Steelers players reporting to training camp on Thursday, one of the most memorable and possibly infamous offseasons is in the books. Join Dave Schofield, sitting in for Bryan Davis, and Anthony Defeo from BTSC as they share their thoughts on the best and worst moments of the 2019 hiatus for the extravaganza known as “Steelers Hangover”. In case you are new to the show, you can check out a complete rundown of the show below: The week that was for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The...
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Black and Gold Links: If he makes the team, will the 2019 season hang on Chris Boswell’s leg?

Black and Gold Links: If he makes the team, will the 2019 season hang on Chris Boswell’s leg?

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is hard to believe, but the Pittsburgh Steelers return to the gridiron this week when they report back to training camp. In the meantime, don’t think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over. As the team returns from their summer break, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until training camp starts! Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how if Chris Boswell wins the kicking job, could the season fall on...
Jul 22, 2019
Dionate Johnson will have to prove he can handle a full “load” as receiver and return man

Dionate Johnson will have to prove he can handle a full “load” as receiver and return man

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a very versatile player in Diontae Johnson, but he will have to prove he can handle the workload at the NFL level. When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Diontae Johnson in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, they technically used one of the picks they received from the Oakland Raiders for Antonio Brown to select the dynamic Toledo receiver. Not only did they use the Raiders’ pick, but they drafted a player who is primarily compared to Brown as a receiver, route runner and return man. When Brown was drafted in the sixth round...
Jul 22, 2019
Ben Roethlisberger and JuJu Smith-Schuster ranked 6th by PFF regarding catchable target percentage

Ben Roethlisberger and JuJu Smith-Schuster ranked 6th by PFF regarding catchable target percentage

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Steelers’ QB/WR duo was one of the best in the NFL at this particular statistic in 2018. The Pittsburgh Steelers fan base is excited about the 2019 season, but are also a bit apprehensive when it comes to life without Antonio Brown. While mainstream media continues to suggest the loss of Le’Veon Bell, who didn’t play a snap in the NFL last season, will impact the team, losing Brown’s 15 touchdowns is a legitimate concern. Many are wondering if JuJu Smith-Schuster will be able to fill the shoes of Brown and be Roethlisberger’s top target...
Jul 22, 2019
Several former Steelers still looking for a team as training camp approaches

Several former Steelers still looking for a team as training camp approaches

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ There are still one or two former players on the open market who deserve another shot in the NFL this year While the Pittsburgh Steelers will return to Latrobe for the start of training camp on July 25, there are still several members of the 2018 version of that group looking for a home this offseason. The names include a former first-round draft pick as well as a Super Bowl winner, but with just days to go until the last few teams begin training, their chances of making a roster in 2019 are looking increasingly slim. Stevan Ridley At 30-years-old with a Super...
Jul 22, 2019
30 predictions in 30 days: James Conner will eclipse Le’Veon Bell’s greatest single season rushing total with Steelers in 2019

30 predictions in 30 days: James Conner will eclipse Le’Veon Bell’s greatest single season rushing total with Steelers in 2019

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers are approaching training camp, and we provide some potential predictions for 2019. With 3 days to go until the start of training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers, we continue our 30 predictions in 30 days series with another bold claim for 2019. Alternating daily between myself and BTSC Editor Jeff Hartman, we will offer our forecasts for the upcoming season. Some will be team oriented, while others will be specific to individual players. Posing an argument for and against our predictions, we invite you to weigh in on the debate as...
Jul 22, 2019
It now seems fashionable to want to see the Steelers fail

It now seems fashionable to want to see the Steelers fail

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports The Steelers may be a traditional powerhouse, but they’re one that hasn’t won a title in a long time. They’re perceived to be on the downturn, and that is why it’s so easy for national pundits to attack them at every opportunity. In case you haven’t noticed, the Steelers aren’t receiving a whole lot of love from the national pundits this offseason. That’s right, not many are predicting Pittsburgh will be much more than mediocre in 2019, with the average win-total sitting at around 9.5 or so. As for those national pundits, it seems they...
Jul 22, 2019
Black and Gold Links: Matt Feiler not expecting anything handed to him during training camp

Black and Gold Links: Matt Feiler not expecting anything handed to him during training camp

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is hard to believe, but the Pittsburgh Steelers return to the gridiron this week when they report back to training camp. In the meantime, don’t think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over. As the team returns from their summer break, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until training camp starts! Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how one of the few starting spots available during training camp, at...