Archive for the ‘Pittsburgh Steelers’ Category

With no preseason, Mason Rudolph’s progress will not be evident to many

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin once quipped that Landry Jones, his former backup quarterback, took more preseason snaps than any passer in the history of the NFL. I don’t know if there was any validity to Tomlin’s statement, but if Jones really does hold some sort of preseason record, it doesn’t appear as if Mason Rudolph, Pittsburgh’s current backup quarterback, will ever break it.

Steelers release 8 players, place 2 on Reserve/COVID-19 List

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced major roster cuts in order to get down to the 80-man limit for when practices begin. Teams have the option to keep 90 players temporarily if they spread out their practice in between two facilities, so a hard deadline to trim the roster was not set by the NFL. In the team cutting their roster from 90 players to 80, they also were forced to place James Washington and Jaylen Samuels on the Reserve/COVID-19 List.

How can Steelers defense get better? A big step forward by Terrell Edmunds would help

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

I think he’s going to get better. Having Minkah [Fitzpatrick] across from him, with his communication, and the way they play and how they can complement each other … I think he’s going to be a big asset for us if he continues to get better. I think he will continue to get better.

Would Aaron Rodgers to the Steelers ever realistically make sense?

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

In the event the Steelers either choose to see how Rudolph performs with a full season of prep — the Steelers seem suspiciously high on him, or so they say — or Roethlisberger comes back for one last ride, the 2022 season rolls around with an intriguing and likely divisive option behind center: Former best quarterback in football, Aaron Rodgers. Aaron Rodgers in a Steelers uniform? It seems unnatural, like if Tom Brady had left the Patriots for the Tampa Bay Bucc— wait, hold on.

Steven Nelson is the shutdown corner the Steelers, and the NFL, need

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

What do fans now think of his signing, after his productive and effective 2019 for the Steelers? Now, it’s a lauded acquisition that’s proven Kevin Colbert will be hard to replace when he does eventually leave the Steelers (even if you think he’s not so great at drafting cornerbacks). Pro Football Focus (PFF) rated Nelson the Steelers’ most underrated player from 2019 and the NFL’s sixth best corner.

What should we expect from the media coverage of Steelers’ training camp?

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

I was so excited to meet Steelers fans from around the nation and watch Steelers rookies have some of their biggest moments in their careers, live at the draft and camp. Now Steelers Nation will get the insight from four pool reporters instead. For me, living in Nebraska, I rarely listen or read the Steelers mouthpieces.

Huge contracts for edge rushers complicate things for the Steelers and T.J. Watt

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Despite so much financial uncertainty in the current pandemic climate, NFL teams are throwing money around without hesitation. The Browns and Chargers recently doled out historic contracts for their top edge rushers, which could make things complicated for the Steelers and edge T.J. Watt as they approach contract negotiations. Defensive end Myles Garrett got the money train rolling by being the highest-paid defensive end… for all of 13 days.

Despite challenges, Alex Highsmith’s confidence is high heading into the season

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Like I said, there are definitely different circumstances for us, not being able to do OTAs, not being able to have preseason games, but just making the most of it and doing what I can day-to-day, week-to-week to help contribute to winning win championship No. When you consider rookies not being able to physically be around coaches, and to prove their worth, it makes it extremely challenging for them to get a leg up on anyone on the depth chart. Highsmith realizes this, and has a plan.

Who is Antonio Brown?

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Brown does not currently have a contract with any team, but was suspended Friday under the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

Steelers DC Keith Butler: Higher Expectations For Minkah Fitzpatrick, Devin Bush In 2020

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Butler has some certain expectations for the defense as the season nears. While he didn’t go as far to say that 2019 wasn’t promising or that he wanted to see the defense immediately hit the ground running, Butler did make note of one particular player that he is expecting more from. And that player is Minkah Fitzpatrick.