6:19 AM EDT, Mon August 20, 2018
10 hours ago
Watch Ryan Shazier walk out of the tunnel with the linebackers at Steelers Family Fest

Watch Ryan Shazier walk out of the tunnel with the linebackers at Steelers Family Fest

The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding their now annual Family Fest practice tonight, and those in attendance received a special treat at the start. The Pittsburgh Steelers had their annual Family Fest practice at Heinz Field Sunday night, and those who were in attendance were given a special treat when the public address announcer didn’t just name off all of the linebackers, but also No. 50 Ryan Shazier. Shazier walked out of the tunnel with his teammates, without assistance and again without his cane. Check out what turned out to be a really cool moment... Ryan Shazier coming out of the...
16 hours ago
It’s only preseason, so it’s not time to panic about the Steelers’ defense — or is it?

It’s only preseason, so it’s not time to panic about the Steelers’ defense — or is it?

It was only the second preseason game, and so many of the starters were being rested, but the performance of the Steelers’ defense in their 51-34 loss to the Packers on Thursday night looked an awful lot like so many performances in 2017. “For all these crybabies if not for 2 pick 6’s thrown by our offense we only lost by 3 points they defense played no better than ours we scored 34 points and plus the starters didn’t even play the whole first quarter wtf call yourselves steeler fans you guys really are pessimistic judging our whole season off practice games and if you a real fan...
19 hours ago
Steelers Stock Report: See whose stock is rising, and falling, after preseason Game No. 2

Steelers Stock Report: See whose stock is rising, and falling, after preseason Game No. 2

In the wake of a Wisconsin performance that failed to meet any reasonable Steelers fan’s expectations, this week’s Stock Report has been thrown a bit out of whack. The following cursed image is brought to you by the Pittsburgh Steelers, courtesy of their 34-51 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night; viewer discretion is advised: Those are Green Bay’s passing statistics, and the fella at the top of that chart is the very same DeShone Kizer who, during his rookie season in 2017, committed 31 turnovers while guiding the Cleveland Browns to an 0-16 record. Is the...
20 hours ago
If fans were angry about the Steelers’ defense, the players feel the same way

If fans were angry about the Steelers’ defense, the players feel the same way

Steelers fans are deeply concerned about the team’s defense, and while the players might not exactly be hitting the panic button, they certainly aren’t happy. Run into any Pittsburgh Steelers fan who watched the Week-2 preseason game against the Green Bay Packers — the one where the Black-and-gold surrendered 51 points — and ask them what they thought. You’ll likely hear something like this: “Boy, this defense sucks.” “Offense better put up almost 40 points a game this year.” “Mike Tomlin is supposed to be a defensive coach, how is the defense this bad?” “Keith...
22 hours ago
Young Steelers fan teases J.J. Watt by asking him to sign a T.J. Watt jersey

Young Steelers fan teases J.J. Watt by asking him to sign a T.J. Watt jersey

There was a time when J.J. Watt was the only Watt brother who counted in the NFL, but that was before T.J. joined the Steelers (sorry Derek). There can be little question that J.J. is the most famous of the three Watt brothers, but ever since T.J. entered the NFL, he’s had to share a bit more of the spotlight than he ever had to do with brother Derek when it comes to the family name. Even on his home turf, J.J. is no longer the only Watt brother who counts to some fans and respect is clearly due to a young Pittsburgh Steelers fan who attended the Houston Texans training camp on Wednesday....
23 hours ago
Steelers great Mike Webster gave his all every time he put on a helmet, but at what cost?

Steelers great Mike Webster gave his all every time he put on a helmet, but at what cost?

Ryan Shazier may be the modern-day poster child for the NFL’s renewed focus on player safety, but CTE awareness initially arose from the tragic story of Mike Webster. In real life, not every hero gets to ride off into the sunset. Sometimes they have to sacrifice their own well-being for that of others. They stand in harm’s way to protect what they hold dear. Heroic acts occur around us everyday, oftentimes going completely unnoticed. Some are easy to spot — like firefighters, first-responders and members of our military. Others occur in anonymity, such as random acts of kindness by...
Aug 18, 2018
Xavier Grimble undergoes surgery on thumb/wrist putting more stress on Steelers TEs

Xavier Grimble undergoes surgery on thumb/wrist putting more stress on Steelers TEs

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now ridiculously thin at the tight end position. If you think about all the tight ends the Pittsburgh Steelers have gone through since fan favorite Heath Miller retired, it is quite the list. The team drafted Jesse James, who remains on the roster, they added players like Ladarius Green, Xavier Grimble and now Vance McDonald. All in an attempt to find someone who could be the rock Miller was for the Steelers throughout his career. Though they’ve tried, James is the only player who has been consistently available for the black-and-gold since Miller’s days at...
Aug 18, 2018
Steelers Injury Report: Ben Roethlisberger’s non-concussion diagnosis great news

Steelers Injury Report: Ben Roethlisberger’s non-concussion diagnosis great news

Injury news, or lack thereof, for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is great for Ben the human, as well as the Steelers organization. It almost seemed as if it were a bad dream. While following the Pittsburgh Steelers’ final training camp practice at Latrobe High School on Twitter...this came across and sent shock waves not only down my spine, but through the collective Steelers’ fan base: Ben Roethlisberger is down. #Steelers #dkps— Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) August 14, 2018 For a split second, everyone was wondering what the 2018 season would resemble. Sure, fans were excited to...
Aug 18, 2018
Pulling the JuJu Smith-Schuster fan endorsement

Pulling the JuJu Smith-Schuster fan endorsement

JuJu Smith-Schuster is having a little too much fun playing football, and this is why it’s time to endorse James Washington. We here at Fan Inc., a fictional company which represents the fan base and how they feel, love to have fun as much as anyone else. But our fun usually involves winning, and this is why some recent news about Steelers young and fun-loving receiver, JuJu Smith-Schuster, is a bit distressing. It has come to our attention that, during a recent Steelers’ training camp session at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., Smith-Schuster ran some routes the wrong way and...
Aug 18, 2018
Steelers ranked 5th on ESPN’s preseason power rankings, which seems about right

Steelers ranked 5th on ESPN’s preseason power rankings, which seems about right

The Steelers will be a strong contender this season, but they should not be considered the frontrunner. The Pittsburgh Steelers exist in a perpetual state of contention. Under Mike Tomlin’s tutelage, they’ve won one Super Bowl, two AFC championships, and five AFC North titles. They also have a bunch of playoff appearances—they’ve made the postseason in each of the past four seasons—and have finished with a sub-.500 record precisely zero times. I’ve heard people accuse Pittsburgh of having the most entitled, spoiled fanbase in the universe, and while I’d first remind them that...
Aug 18, 2018
Re-evaluation of punter position is long overdue for Steelers

Re-evaluation of punter position is long overdue for Steelers

After another inconsistent night from Jordan Berry against the Packers, it’s clear a conversation needs to take place about making a change at punter. Mike Tomlin had a lot to sift through after the Pittsburgh Steelers lost their second game of the preseason to the Green Bay Packers by a score of 51-34, but it was interesting to note one of the issues he chose to highlight during his brief post-game press conference. After listing several concerns from the game related to the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, it was something of a surprise to hear Tomlin question the performance...
Aug 18, 2018
James Washington’s performance against Packers belies his rookie status

James Washington’s performance against Packers belies his rookie status

Two impressive touchdown receptions from the Steelers’ second-round draft pick on Thursday night were highlights of the game against Green Bay. The Pittsburgh Steelers were trying to pump the brakes on the hype surrounding James Washington coming out of training camp, after the former Oklahoma State University star logged a number of noteworthy days in practice. But it’ll be hard to temper the excitement of fans, given his performance against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. While a stat line of five receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns with a 22.8-yards-per-catch average...
Aug 18, 2018
Podcast: Breaking down the Pittsburgh loss to Green Bay

Podcast: Breaking down the Pittsburgh loss to Green Bay

In the latest episode of “The Steelers Post-Game” show, we break down all the news you need to know surrounding the Black-and-gold from the week that was. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the middle of the preseason, and with a surge of Steelers news finally here, it’s time to get back on the airwaves and discuss the Black-and-gold. Take a look at the rundown for the latest episode of the BTSC flagship podcast The Steelers Post-Game. On this show Jeff Hartman and Lance Williams break down all things Steelers, including a fun game of “True or False!” Check out the rundown of the...
Aug 17, 2018
Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Preseason Edition, Vol. 2

Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Preseason Edition, Vol. 2

The games don’t count, but there is still plenty to talk about! Several people have asked if we could bring back the Friday Night Open Thread. I had moved the event to Saturday morning, but after minimal success, I decided to bring it back to Friday night — with a slight twist. I liked the Saturday Six-Pack theme, so I decided to just take the six questions and move them to Friday night. Say hello to Friday Night Six-Pack of Steelers Questions and open thread! The rules haven’t changed... Quick rundown of the ground rules. I’ll ask at least four questions strictly related to the...
Aug 17, 2018
Report Card: Grading the Steelers’ preseason Week-2 loss to the Packers

Report Card: Grading the Steelers’ preseason Week-2 loss to the Packers

Time to break out the red pen and grade the black-and-gold’s 51-34 loss to Green Bay. The Steelers opened their preseason schedule on a high note last week with a 31-14 win over the Super Bowl Champion Eagles in Philadelphia. This week they scored more points, but the game was more disturbing than a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue featuring the cast of The Golden Girls. Of course these games don’t register in the regular season standings, but what happens during these contests is paramount in shaping the team. It also might be the difference between continuing one’s dream as an NFL...