9:18 PM EST, Fri January 28, 2022
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Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Conference Championship Edition

Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Conference Championship Edition

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ There is always something to talk about when it comes to the Black & Gold! It’s Friday again, so it’s time for the six pack of questions. It seems as if Jeff and Dave come to a consensus in cutting to the chase... This week, I, Dave, will be tasked with the questions up for discussion. The rules are still the same... Quick rundown of the ground rules. I’ll ask at least four 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. Procedural...
6 hours ago
Podcast: The end of an era, a Ben Roethlisberger retrospective

Podcast: The end of an era, a Ben Roethlisberger retrospective

BTSC’s Jeff Hartman, Bryan Anthony Davis, and Dave Schofield talk news of the day and everything surrounding the Steelers. All of this while mixing in fun and frivolity like only they do. Ben Roethlisberger officially announced his retirement after 18 years in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Join Jeff Hartman, Dave Schofield and Bryan Anthony Davis as they look back on a legendary career. This is just one of the subjects that will be discussed and speculated on in the latest edition in the flagship show of the BTSC family of podcasts. As always, it sure is a good time...
7 hours ago
Art Rooney II: Kevin Colbert will be stepping down as GM after 2022 Draft

Art Rooney II: Kevin Colbert will be stepping down as GM after 2022 Draft

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers will start their search for their next General Manager immediately. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot of turnover at several spots heading into the 2022 season. Whether you are talking about replacing Keith Butler as defensive coordinator after his retirement, replacing Ben Roethlisberger after his retirement and even several players who are likely to leave via free agency come March. Well, you can add another area where the Steelers will be likely to replace a mainstay, and that is at General Managers (GM)....
7 hours ago
NFL Betting Preview: Odds for both Conference Championship games

NFL Betting Preview: Odds for both Conference Championship games

Photo by Andy Lyons/ The 2021 NFL postseason rolls on with the final two games leading into the Super Bowl. The 2021 NFL postseason now has 10 games under its belt with only three remaining. After an extremely exciting Divisional Round which saw all four games decided on the last play, the Conference Championship games may be a bit of a letdown regardless of how they play out. With both matchups featuring teams that have already played this January, these two previous matchups from Week 17 and Week 18 also came down to the final play of the game each time. With so...
8 hours ago
Who is the Steelers offensive leader now?

Who is the Steelers offensive leader now?

Photo by Todd Olszewski/ With Ben Roethlisberger retiring, is there a leadership vacuum on offense? The Steelers first voted Ben Roethlisberger a team captain in 2008, when he and Hines Ward were co-captains. The team would not vote him a captain for the 2010 season, going with Heath Miller and Ward instead. After the 2010 season Ben Roethlisberger was the captain of the offense every year. Hines Ward would be his co-captain from 2008 to 2011, and Maurkice Pouncey would be his co-captain in 2013, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Ben Roethlisberger’s 11 straight years as a team...
9 hours ago
Podcast: The YINZIE Awards, best and worst moments of the past season

Podcast: The YINZIE Awards, best and worst moments of the past season

Join BTSC’s newest podcast, What Yinz Talkin ‘Bout for a fun look at the Steelers in the sea of social media. What Yinz Talkin’ Bout is the conversation about the Steelers social media conversation. Hosts Kyle Chrise (@KyleChrise) & Greg Benevent (@GregBenevent) expose the hottest takes and headlines on Steelers twitter and more. This week What Yinz Talkin’ Bout presents the first annual YINZIE Awards, honoring the best and worst social media moments of the year. We’re awarding Best & Worst Take of the Year, Best Fan, Biggest Troll Critic, Most Bizarre Fan Appearance,...
10 hours ago
2021 Exit Interviews: JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cody White

2021 Exit Interviews: JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cody White

Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Both players’ season was defined due to injuries, but for opposite reasons. The Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 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 2022. 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...
11 hours ago
Ben Roethlisberger is officially retired, now what?

Ben Roethlisberger is officially retired, now what?

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports For the first time since 2004 the Steelers are looking for a quarterback, and for many this is uncharted territory. For the vast majority of Pittsburgh Steelers fans reading this article, you know what pre-Ben Roethlisberger consisted of for the organization. For a large portion of those who recall the pre-Roethlisberger era, they also remember the quarterback carousel of the post-Terry Bradshaw days. Whether you are talking about Bubby Brister, Mike Tomczak, Kordell Stewart, Neil O’Donnell or Tommy Maddox, all of those quarterbacks...
12 hours ago
3 free agents the Steelers should consider signing: QB and RB

3 free agents the Steelers should consider signing: QB and RB

Jamie Germano via Imagn Content Services, LLC The Steelers have more money to work with than usual in free agency, and here are some players they should consider using it on. NFL free agency is right around the corner, and the 2022 free agent class is a strong one. Considering that the Steelers will have more money than normal to work with in free agency, there are likely to be more roster moves than normal this March. With excitement raging among the fan base, it is time to take a closer look at which free agents the Steelers should consider signing. Between now and...
13 hours ago
Ryan Shazier’s legacy goes far beyond the Steelers and the NFL

Ryan Shazier’s legacy goes far beyond the Steelers and the NFL

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports Ryan Shazier was having a Pro Bowl season before his career was over in a heartbeat. Not about to let that define him, Shazier’s impact is now far beyond the game of football and the Steelers. The Pittsburgh Steelers have had their share of superior athletes come through their organization since it was created in 1933, but when you are talking about the modern era of Steelers football, few would compare to linebacker Ryan Shazier. Shazier, the Ohio State standout, brought a speed and athleticism to the inside linebacker position few...
14 hours ago
Teammates and NFL players take to Twitter to wish Ben Roethlisberger well in retirement

Teammates and NFL players take to Twitter to wish Ben Roethlisberger well in retirement

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports Check out what both teammates and other NFL players around the league were saying after Ben Roethlisberger’s official retirement Thursday. Thursday marked the end of an era for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the morning hours veteran, and future Hall of Fame quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger took to his verified Twitter account to make his retirement official. As you can imagine, after the announcement was made social media was abuzz with fans wishing Roethlisberger well in retirement, and remembering the good times they had while enjoying...
15 hours ago
Podcast: The Steelers have plenty of work to do off the field this offseason

Podcast: The Steelers have plenty of work to do off the field this offseason

Jeff Hartman leads the way with his AM studio show on the BTSC family of podcasts with the latest episode of “Let’s Ride“. There’s so much work for the Steelers to do in the off-season. What can they accomplish and how? This is the main topic that will be discussed on the latest episode of the morning flagship show in the BTSC family of podcasts. Join BTSC senior editor Jeff Hartman for this and more on “Let’s Ride”. Check out the rundown of the show: News and Note The Steelers have plenty of work to do this off-season Hart to Heart and MUCH MORE! Jeff Hartman...
Jan 27, 2022
Steelers add to their LB depth by signing John Simon to a Reserve/Future contract

Steelers add to their LB depth by signing John Simon to a Reserve/Future contract

Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/ The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to add players to their 90-man offseason roster. The anatomy of an NFL offseason roster is one which changes regularly. The 90-man offseason roster will have several additions and subtractions to it throughout the offseason based on team needs, player availability as well as potential injuries which can occur. Either way, teams around the league who are already offseason mode have begun signing players to their offseason roster. The Pittsburgh Steelers are no different, and they continue to add depth at...
Jan 27, 2022
It’s impossible to mock draft the Steelers until free agency begins

It’s impossible to mock draft the Steelers until free agency begins

Photo by Justin Berl/ This team needs to sign too many players to predict a draft pick right now. Since the Steelers were eliminated from the playoffs it’s pretty easy to fall into the exercise of fixing the team’s roster flaws with available free agents and top draft picks. One of the favorite activities amongst fans is the year-long mock draft exercises. Trust me, I get the enthusiasm. The idea of your favorite team landing the top prospect of the draft can give any franchise hope. But right now, where the Pittsburgh Steelers sit, this exercise is futile at best....
Jan 27, 2022
Podcast: The return of “Steelers Free Agent, Draft, or Stay the Same”

Podcast: The return of “Steelers Free Agent, Draft, or Stay the Same”

Learn about the Steelers preparation for 2022 with the return of BTSC’s Curtain Call. Michael Beck and Geoffrey Benedict break down all the news you need to know surrounding the Men of Steel It’s time to wrap up 2021 and look forward to an off-season full of change. As for black-and-gold position groups, should the Steelers go after free agents, the draft pool or stick with who they have? It’s the show where Michael Beck and Geoffrey Benedict break down the black and gold in the manner in which they examine the 2022 squad. Scenarios, questions and more will be pondered on...