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Pittsburgh Steelers place high in the ESPN ‘Future’ Power Rankings

Pittsburgh Steelers place high in the ESPN ‘Future’ Power Rankings

Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports Check out where the Steelers rank in the latest look into the future of these NFL organization. One of the toughest aspects of professional sports to do is to try and look to the future and see what a franchise might look like in a few years. Why is this exercise so difficult? Mainly because a sports organization, in any sport, can’t be focused solely on the future, but the present. You can’t have nothing but young players and expect to win. In fact, you need to have a good mixture of veterans and young players to complement one another....
15 hours ago
30 Predictions in 30 Days: Rookie WR Diontae Johnson will crush James Washington’s rookie stats in 2019

30 Predictions in 30 Days: Rookie WR Diontae Johnson will crush James Washington’s rookie stats in 2019

Tim Fuller-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 8 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 way,...
18 hours ago
Podcast: Why Steelers fans should be optimistic about the Steelers’ chances in 2019

Podcast: Why Steelers fans should be optimistic about the Steelers’ chances in 2019

In a brand new show titled ‘Yeah, I said it’, we talk about some burning topics surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. There are a lot of Pittsburgh Steelers fans who have a lot of concerns about the upcoming 2019 season, and rightfully so. There is the loss of a player like Antonio Brown, Mike Munchak leaving for the Broncos, and plenty other issues revolve around the fan base’s heads when it comes to concerns. But maybe fans should be more optimistic for the upcoming 2019 season. Maybe they should see the brighter side of things when it comes to the potential in this team who is about...
19 hours ago
Black and Gold Links: Is Ben Roethlisberger favoring Mason Rudolph to win the QB2 position this year?

Black and Gold Links: Is Ben Roethlisberger favoring Mason Rudolph to win the QB2 position this year?

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. With all of the Steelers’ 2019 offseason workouts in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base has to suffer through the dog days of summer until the boys of fall return to the gridon. In the meantime, don’t think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over. As the team disperses for the summer, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until training camp! Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at if...
Jul 16, 2019
Pick Your Poison: Which Steelers Super Bowl team was better? Super Bowl 40, or 43?

Pick Your Poison: Which Steelers Super Bowl team was better? Super Bowl 40, or 43?

Photo by Kevin Reece /Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Time to take a look at which Super Bowl team was better? With the Steelers nearing their return to training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, I have been doing some of these “Pick Your Poison” articles to drive some discussion, and keep people’s attention during the dog days of summer. In the latest edition of “Pick Your Poison”, I am asking a very difficult question for Steelers fans everywhere. Which Super Bowl team was better? The Super Bowl 40 team? Or the Super Bowl 43 team? Notice the key word here is...
Jul 16, 2019
James Conner shares gripping story of his cancer diagnosis in 2015

James Conner shares gripping story of his cancer diagnosis in 2015

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports We all know James Conner’s story, but we are just now hearing some of the stunning details. James Conner’s story is well known. Top recruit coming out of High School, attends University of Pittsburgh, suffers knee injury to start his Junior year only to find out the knee injury is the least of his concerns after being told he had cancer. As I said, this story has been told numerous times, but what hasn’t been discussed was the severity of the cancer, or the conversations had between Conner and his team of doctors as they began to get a plan in...
Jul 16, 2019
Winners and Losers from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2019 offseason

Winners and Losers from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2019 offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers had an active offseason, and there are clearly winners and losers as they head into training camp. While the 2019 NFL offseason isn’t officially over yet, it is coming to its close. With that, it is time to look back from the end of the 2018 season to the current day and see who could be labeled as a ‘Winner’ or ‘Loser’ throughout this time span. Check out who falls into which category, and why... Winners Ben Roethlisberger Big Ben was the beneficiary of a brand new contract this offseason, and when you hit a huge pay day like Roethlisberger did, you have...
Jul 16, 2019
Black and Gold Links: Ryan Switzer focusing on being the slot receiver, not just a return man

Black and Gold Links: Ryan Switzer focusing on being the slot receiver, not just a return man

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. With all of the Steelers’ 2019 offseason workouts in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base has to suffer through the dog days of summer until the boys of fall return to the gridon. In the meantime, don’t think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over. As the team disperses for the summer, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until training camp! Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how Ryan Switzer is determined to be the...
Jul 15, 2019
EA Madden releases ratings, and only one Steelers player has a 90+ overall rating

EA Madden releases ratings, and only one Steelers player has a 90+ overall rating

The Madden Ratings have been released, and only one member of the Pittsburgh Steelers received a 90+ overall rating. The EA Madden Football video game is a world in itself. People who love to play the game await the newest game with tremendous anticipation, and those who don’t play still love to see things like Madden game simulations. The game has become more and more realistic, compared to its genesis for the Super Nintendo gaming system, and with the sophistication of the game ramping up, the release of information of things like ratings for players is an event itself. NFL players love...
Jul 15, 2019
Steelers NFLPA rep, Ramon Foster, takes to Twitter regarding latest 18-game season proposal

Steelers NFLPA rep, Ramon Foster, takes to Twitter regarding latest 18-game season proposal

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ player rep for the union isn’t thrilled with the latest proposal for an 18-game schedule. The Pittsburgh Steelers, and all 32 NFL teams, are having to deal with pressure from owners regarding a potential 18-game regular season. It seems inevitable, to eliminate two preseason games and add two regular season games onto the regular season, but don’t think players are going to jump on board with the idea as the NFL and NFLPA work on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in 2020. In fact, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ player rep for the union is Ramon Foster,...
Jul 15, 2019
30 Predictions in 30 Days: Why Sean Davis will set career highs in interceptions and tackles in 2019

30 Predictions in 30 Days: Why Sean Davis will set career highs in interceptions and tackles in 2019

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 10 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 way, read on to see the reason why we...
Jul 15, 2019
Black and Gold Links: Why an 18-game regular season is not the answer for the NFL

Black and Gold Links: Why an 18-game regular season is not the answer for the NFL

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. With all of the Steelers’ 2019 offseason workouts in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base has to suffer through the dog days of summer until the boys of fall return to the gridon. In the meantime, don’t think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over. As the team disperses for the summer, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until training camp! Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how the thought of an 18-game NFL regular...
Jul 14, 2019
Think Tank: Are running backs now expendable in the National Football League?

Think Tank: Are running backs now expendable in the National Football League?

Today we debate whether the running back position has depreciated in today’s NFL. In the latest episode of the BTSC ‘Think Tank’ I ponder the question whether the running back position in the National Football League is depreciating. Pittsburgh Steelers fans know about this debate all too well after Le’Veon Bell’s franchise tag contract situations. Bell, the most complete back in the NFL at the time, wanted to be paid not just as a top running back, but also as a No. 2 wide receiver due to this tremendous ability to catch the football. These issues eventually resulted in Bell...
Jul 14, 2019
A Letter From The Editor: How Bill Cowher complete changed the way I view a coach

A Letter From The Editor: How Bill Cowher complete changed the way I view a coach

Growing up with the 1990s ‘Blitzburgh’ Steelers, I found Bill Cowher refreshing, but also slightly disturbing. I was born in February of 1983, so the first Pittsburgh Steelers teams I really remember were coached by Bill Cowher. I saw, and heard, plenty about the stoic Chuck Noll, but what I saw on the sideline during the “Cowher Power” era was something unlike I’d ever seen in my life. Keep in mind this is through the eyes of a young boy whose only experience was with youth athletics. You know, the coaches, who are usually dads, aren’t all that concerned with the outcome, but...
Jul 14, 2019
Black and Gold Links: Steelers, and other Pittsburgh athletes, doing their diligence to avoid social media pitfalls

Black and Gold Links: Steelers, and other Pittsburgh athletes, doing their diligence to avoid social media pitfalls

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. With all of the Steelers’ 2019 offseason workouts in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base has to suffer through the dog days of summer until the boys of fall return to the gridon. In the meantime, don’t think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over. As the team disperses for the summer, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until training camp! Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how the Pittsburgh Steelers, and other...

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