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Film Room: JuJu Smith-Schuster's 2018 Targets With Only Two Total WRs On Field As a result of the Pittsburgh Steelers trading away wide receiver Antonio Brown this past March, the team is now left with wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster being expected to be the new No. 1 pass catcher in the offense.
Joe Haden gives maximum effort during Browns charity softball game After taking part in the game, the Steelers cornerback spoke at length to the media about his love for the city of Cleveland.
Alejandro Villanueva on Mike Hilton: Betting on yourself usually works Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton said recently that he's not planning to skip any of training camp, but he also hasn't budged from his stance of looking for a contract beyond the $645,000 he'd be due to make if he signed his exclusive rights free agent tender from the team.
Keith Butler On New ILBs: 'It'll Help Us In Coverage Quite A Bit' Coverage was one of the Pittsburgh Steelers' biggest issues as a team last season. Not as much about the cornerback position as you might think, however. Joe Haden was his usual self, and once Coty Sensabaugh settled into the lineup, by no means was he bombarded.
Thanking Dad for my passion for the Steelers and Terry Bradshaw for reminding me how lucky I am Other great memories from that day were my getting a Steelers 50th anniversary mug from Arby's, eating a hot dog in the upper level concourse while freezing and my dad refusing my request to take me to a bar called Froggy's after I saw a plane fly over with a banner trailing behind advertising a Steelers party.
Roster Breakdown: Analyzing Steelers defensive line in 2019 He has been the Steelers top substitute at defensive end. Alualu also can play the zero-technique when needed. He is up there in age at 32 but he didn't slow down last year and so that is a sign that he can play into his mid 30s.
Villanueva On Hilton: 'Betting On Yourself In This Business Usually Works' Two years ago, Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva earned a new contract from the team as he was entering his third season. Not a contract extension, because he had no rookie deal. He was an exclusive rights free agent, a tender that he never signed.
Fichtner: 'I Want To Be The Backup, But I Want Josh To Be The Backup Too' When you have a first-round draft grade on a player, regardless of where you drafted him-if you even acquired him in the draft-you expect him to be good. The Pittsburgh Steelers actually pretty much acknowledged that they had a first-round grade on quarterback Mason Rudolph, whom they drafted in the third round a year ago.
Trey Edmunds turning heads throughout Steelers offseason workouts That would be running back Trey Edmunds. Trey was signed by the New Orleans Saints in 2017 as an undrafted rookie free agent, but was waived in September of 2018 and eventually signed by the Steelers.
B/R writer underwhelmed by Steelers supporting cast But when we talk about the supporting skill players for Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers, where do they fall among the rest of the league? This is a task Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report took on when he ranked every team's supporting cast. How did the Steelers fare?
An early road map to survivor success in the 2019 season The survivor pool tests your knowledge and skill every week. It's never too early to plot a run throug the season to the jackpot.
A Letter From The Editor: The Pittsburgh brainwashing has been ongoing for 10 years On this Father’s Day, I speak about me raising my kids in a black-and-gold household.
Fichtner Credits James Conner For Toughness, Playing Through Ankle Injury James Conner missed three weeks with an ankle sprain last season. Like most players, he returned to the lineup despite being less than 100%. Given how critical a game it was, the Week 17 finale was a must win against the Cincinnati Bengals, he did all he could to give the Steelers a chance to make the playoffs.
Check out these pictures from Steelers 2019 minicamp Here are some of the best pictures from the Steelers mandatory minicamp.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on Antonio Brown: 'He made me a better quarterback' Roethlisberger was on Sirius XM radio and talked about the relationship between him and Brown and gave Brown a ton of credit for the success between them including saying Brown made him a better quarterback.
PFF Sees Justin Layne As Answer To Steelers' Cornerback Problems Would you like to see the Pittsburgh Steelers solve their cornerback problems? Pro Football Focus believes they may now have the piece needed to do that in third-round pick Justin Layne out of Michigan State.
Steelers OLB James Harrison was the Ravens killer Harrison was astounding against the Ravens. In Linsey's article, he had this to say about the Steelers pass rusher:. Harrison's overall grade of 90.3 against the Ravens was out of this world.
The 5 most important players to the Pittsburgh Steelers future So who are the top five most important players on the Steelers roster right now? I recently put together a list of players I believe are most important to the state of the Steelers future. For this list, I considered a number of factors including the age of the player, the value of their position, and how I believe they will do moving forward.
Randy Fichtner: 'It's Been Awesome' Working With Shaun Sarrett, Doesn't Expect Things To Change From Munchak The Pittsburgh Steelers will not have Antonio Brown this season. But they do have JuJu Smith-Schuster, who is also a Pro Bowler. They will not have Le'Veon Bell this season. But they will have James Conner, who, again, is already a Pro Bowler in his own right.
Who gets a new contract before the 2019 season: Hilton, Haden, both, or neither? Both CB’s are looking for a new contract even though they are in very different situations.
Joe Haden wishes Browns had won while he was there Cornerback Joe Haden has played nine NFL seasons. He has played one playoff game. That came in 2017 when the Steelers lost to the Jaguars in the divisional round. The Browns were 29-83 in his seven seasons there.
Steelers News: How Eli Rogers will prove his worth within the Steelers’ offense in 2019 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 from over.
Joe Haden: 'It Would Have Been Sweet' If Browns Were This Good While He Was There Though he is heading into his third season with the Pittsburgh Steelers since being signed in August of 2017, Joe Haden did spend the first seven years of his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns. They never had a winning season during that time, but that doesn't mean he wasn't passionate about where he was.
James Harrison Labeled Ravens' Nemesis By PFF; Ben Roethlisberger Named New England's I think it's fair to say that James Harrison had some big games for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the years. And I also think it would be an accurate assessment if observed that many of those games occurred against the Baltimore Ravens, who were the Steelers' biggest rival and direct competition during Harrison's time.
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