Steelers Defense Is No Longer One Of The League’s Oldest

NFL: Preseason-Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers

If you have been following the Steelers closely over the past few seasons, then I’m sure you’ve noticed a dramatic transformation on the defensive side of the ball. Since the end of the 2013 season, the Steelers have gradually parted ways with many of their Super Bowl forty and Super Bowl forty-three champions. With this transformation comes a new era of Pittsburgh defenders. In the 2000’s, the Steelers defense was like no other. They didn’t … Continue reading

Third-Down Efficiency Key For Cowboys Offense

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Two seasons ago the Dallas Cowboys statistically had one the best offenses in the league; they ranked fifth in the NFL, averaging 27.4 points a game. Yet if you watched closely, the team didn’t have a very efficient offense. In 2014, the Cowboys finished seventh in the NFL by averaging 29.2 points per game and looked like a much better unit. The Cowboys also finished seventh in total offense last year, averaging 42.5 more yards … Continue reading

Could Devin Street Breakout In 2015?

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To say Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Devin Street’s rookie season was impressive or encouraging isn’t just a lie, it’s a boldface lie. Street played in all 16 games throughout the year, recorded two catches for 18 yards in the first game of the year and that was it for him. To be honest, it was more disappointing considering how well he played at training camp and during the preseason. Having said that, it doesn’t discourage … Continue reading

Can Ryan Shazier Become An Elite Linebacker In Year Two?

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Ryan Shazier was selected by the Steelers with the 15th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Though many believed C.J. Mosley should have been the selection, the Steelers opted for the slightly younger, more athletic Shazier, despite the scheme transition. This selection was certainly not deemed a reach, however, as four of the five teams selecting immediately after the Steelers admitted to having very high interest in Shazier (including Baltimore and Dallas). With his … Continue reading

Kelvin Beachum: A Diamond In The Rough

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When the Steelers drafted Kelvin Beachum in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft, let’s be honest, we were just hoping he would make the team. At best, we thought the undersized tackle could only be a backup “swing” player like Trai Essex used to be for the Steelers. But, against all odds, Beachum proved us wrong. At the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, Beachum was the shortest and lightest of all the NFL tackle … Continue reading

Who Has The Best Core Roster In The NFL?

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In today’s NFL, the core part of your roster is really what separates good teams from bad teams. The depth of a team is what separates good teams from great teams. Today, we are going to just look at the five best players from each NFL team and compare them with the rest of the league. Before we start, here are a couple of house-keeping items that will help us along the way. First of … Continue reading

Steelers 2015 Rookie Class: Pre-Camp Predictions

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Just like every year after the NFL Draft, Steeler fans are salivating at the chance to watch the newest members in black and gold take the field for the first time – players like Bud Dupree, who has the ability get to the quarterback, or Senquez Golson who has the ability to intercept a pass and take it the other way. Though so often overhyped (considering that it usually takes time for rookies to get … Continue reading

Steelers Should Consider Cutting Ties With Matt Spaeth

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Matt Spaeth is a player on the Steelers who never got a lot of recognition. The big tight end often operated in the shadows and did very little as a receiver. When he did catch the ball, it was such a rare occurrence that the stadium would often roar “Heath!” – assuming it was Miller making one of his routine catches up the middle of the field.   Spaeth was drafted by the Steelers in … Continue reading

Is Antonio Brown Overrated?

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Before you Steeler fans get your panties in a bunch, hear me out. I am a devout Steelers fan – born and raised. I bleed black and gold and I dedicate a large portion of my life to football. I celebrate when Pittsburgh wins and, though it pains me to admit, I sometimes cry when they lose. (Remember 2010 against the Jets when Steelers needed a win to get into the playoffs?) The reason why … Continue reading

Film Room: What Is J.J. Wilcox’s Ceiling?

NFL: St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys

I used to believe that quarterback was the most talent-deprived position in the NFL. But with the influx of great talent into the position the last few years (Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Teddy Bridgewater, etc), I no longer believe this is true. If I were to ask you to name the best five free safeties in the NFL, I’m sure you would say Earl Thomas and probably Devin McCourty. After that, you may struggle to … Continue reading