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Eric Ebron excited to see “silky smooth” Pat Freiermuth get started with the Steelers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers second round pick has impressed Eric Ebron so far this offseason.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have never been a team known for their dominating tight ends. They’ve never had a Rob Gronkowski or Tony Gonzalez type player. Sure, Heath Miller was phenomenal, but he wasn’t the athlete of those other tight ends. With that said, the Steelers are hoping their latest addition to the tight end room is going to make the group a more...

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The Steelers Trifecta: Acy, Allen, and Alualu

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Day 1 of the Steelers Trifecta! Featuring DeMarkus Acy, Marcus Allen, and Tyson Alualu

Welcome to the Steelers Trifecta! Over the 30 days leading up to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 training camp, we will be highlighting three players every day in order cover the entire 90-man offseason roster. So without further ado, here are today’s three players:

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Position: Corner
Age: 23
Year: 2
Height: 6’2”

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Bryan Anthony Davis

Podcast: Dads of Steel, Fathers Day edition

With the Steelers now in their offseason, it’s time to bring back an old favorite as we look back at Steeler tales from yesterday and today surrounding the black and gold.

To conclude Father’s Day Week, Steelers fandom between a father and son is again brought to the forefront. Join BTSC podcast producer Bryan Anthony Davis and his dad with the other side of the Men of Steel. This leads to the topic of the latest episode of the most unique member of BTSC’s family of...

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Keith Bulter ranked as one of the NFL’s best defensive play callers

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Pro Football Focused ranked the top six defensive play callers going into the 2021 season.

Just when I thought all the various position rankings were over from Pro Football Focus, yet another one comes onto the scene. This time, PFF has graced us with a list involving coaches as they released their top six defensive play callers going into the 2021 NFL season.

NFL's best defensive play callers https://t.co/HyKgSBn6Kl

— PFF PIT Steelers...

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How a Tennessee quarterback became the future of the Steelers offensive line

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As trades in the NFL occur, it turns from one player into another, into another, into another…

In case you didn’t know, I love tracing back how the Steelers were able to land a certain player based on the previous moves which put them, or the draft pick used to select them, into their hands. Whether it be connecting Santonio Holmes to Diontae Johnson, or Keyaron Fox to James Conner, it’s a fun little exercise in diving into the rabbit hole to see...

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30 Scenarios in 30 Days: Why Najee will break Franco’s rookie rushing records

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In the new “30 Scenarios in 30 Days” series, we break down situations which could take place for the Steelers in 2021.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for the 2021 regular season, but before the real games begin, the team has to head to training camp to fine tune their skills. As we here at BTSC prepare you for the start of camp, we give you a series called “30 Scenarios in 30 Days” which gives you a Steelers scenario every day leading up...

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Are miserable Steelers’ fans really fans of the Steelers?

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If nothing the Steelers do is right or gives you any joy, do you even like them?

Chances are you know at least one. Even if it’s not someone you know personally, there’s that person who has to comment on every article or social media post who acts like nothing more than a Browns fan in disguise.

Nothing is right.

The sky is always falling.

There is no hope.

I’m sure every fan base has them, but being a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers I see...

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It makes perfect sense Ben Roethlisberger will do things he wants in Matt Canada’s offense

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Did you really think Matt Canada would come in and force Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to adopt an entirely new offensive philosophy? I mean, get real.

People use the term “clickbait” a great deal in expressing their displeasure over particular articles. For example, when I wrote that Kendrick Green, the Steelers newest third-round draft choice, could actually go on to become the greatest center in franchise history, at least one person...

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Bryan Anthony Davis

Podcast: What will it take for Ben Roethlisberger to silence the doubters?

C0-editorJeff Hartman presents his AM studio show to the BTSC family of podcasts with the Monday episode of “Let’s Ride“.

Ben Roethlisberger threw 38 touchdown passes, but still he’s washed up in a lot of people’s eyes. But there’s so much to suggest otherwise. What will it take for the legendary Steelers QB to silence his doubters? This is the main topic that will be discussed on the latest episode of the flagship morning show in the BTSC family of podcasts. Join BTSC...

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Have a BAD week: A look back at the Steelers week that was from a black-and-gold mind

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BTSC’s random thought renegade is back with his bizarre look at the Steelers week that was.

BTSC continues their recap of the past week’s events for our readers. But where they went wrong was asking the one narcissistic writer that would put a bizarre spin on it to do it. So let’s all take a look at a BAD week in the Burgh together.

Monday 6/14 Mike Sullivan, the new QB Coach of the Steelers, said this week that he’s a big fan of the Penguins...

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Would you rather the Steelers sign Trai Turner or Malik Hooker?

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One player fills a need but could there be a bigger issue we don’t know about?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been busy bees lately, bringing in plenty of veteran players for free agency visits. However, none of these visits have resulted in contracts yet. This begs the question whether the Steelers are trying to sign players right now or simply having a plan ready in the event of an injury. Perhaps Kevin Colbert and company just want to know...

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin taking special interest in Dwayne Haskins

Haskins is looking to claim the QB2 spot as he gets a fresh start in Pittsburgh. 

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Podcast: Predictable or unpredictable? That’s the question

Check out our latest weekly venture with an international flavor. Put another shrimp on the barbie and check out Steelers Touchdown Under with two blokes from Australia, Matty Peverell and Mark Davison.

The offseason rolls on, mini-camp complete and fans’ anticipation continues to rise.

On last week’s show, Matty dropped a “what the heck?” bombshell to end the show, this week Marky D has issued a ‘please explain notice’ - so buckle up Steeler fans and BTSC listeners this is...

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Happy Father’s Day to all of Steelers Nation!!

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On this Father’s Day we celebrate the dads in our lives, and remember those who may have left us.

Today is a day we honor fathers. Some might be new fathers, some might not be fathers, but either way today is a day to celebrate anyone who has stepped up as a father figure in our lives.

We here at BTSC wish everyone a very Happy Father’s Day!!

This year we decided to do something different on the podcast side of things. We had several podcasters provide...

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Of the two lost for the 2020 season, who will have the bigger impact for the Steelers?

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Both Devin Bush and Zach Banner will return to the lineup in 2021, but which will have a bigger impact this year?

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost several players to injury throughout the 2020 season. Players like Bud Dupree have gone to new teams for the upcoming season, but two players who tore ACLs in their knees will return and be expected to have big roles with the team in 2021.

Those players would be inside linebacker Devin Bush and offensive tackle Zach...

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Steelers Fact or Fiction: Don’t jump to conclusions and Mickey Mouse Club edition

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BTSC takes five burning questions regarding the Pittsburgh Steelers and labels them as fact or fiction.

There’s always so much to talk about when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers. But the inquiries surrounding the black-and-gold are definitely ever-evolving, especially this week with David DeCastro on the sidelines at mandatory minicamp, Matt Canada making interesting comments about the use of Ben Roethlisberger in his scheme and the Steelers hosting...

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Adrian Klemm describes how the new Steelers offensive mentality isn’t an option

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The Pittsburgh Steelers want to be more physical, and this isn’t an option for the offensive line.

Are you an old school football fan?

Do you like smash mouth football?

How often do you find yourself longing for three yards and a cloud of dust?

Well, if I just described you in the previous statements, you should absolutely love the Pittsburgh Steelers new offensive line coach, Adrian Klemm.

Klemm, a former player in the NFL, prides...

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Bryan Anthony Davis

Podcast: Call it a comeback in throwbacks

Bryan Anthony Davis and Tony Defeo take a look back into Steelers lore in the BTSC family of podcasts. Check out the newest offering of the “Steelers Retro Show“.

Our journey in the BTSC Delorean to Steeler yesteryear begins in a time when Timecop was tops with moviegoers and “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boyz II Men was the hottest song on the radio. Meanwhile, the 1-1 Steelers were taking on a quarterback they’ve never beaten to that point and trying to avoid falling in a hole...

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Introducing BTSC’s countdown to 2021 Steelers training camp

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Looking to ease your Steelers fix during the downtime of summer? Behind The Steel Curtain has you covered.

It’s finally here. The dreaded dog days of summer. The Pittsburgh Steelers have concluded 2021 minicamp and have now scattered to various places and will not reconvene until training camp at the end of July.

So what are Steelers’ fan supposed to do to pass the time? Behind The Steel Curtain is here to help.

Tomorrow, Monday, June...

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Saturday Night Open Thread: Happy Fathers Day Edition

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Come and join this merry band of Steelers’ faithful for some lively debate about our Steelers, good food and the merits of the odd cold beverage.

I’ll ask you all to indulge this crazy canuck a bit tonight...

Tomorrow will be a bit of a bittersweet day for me. On the positive side, I have children (and the incredible Mrs. Canuck) to celebrate with, and we have a full day planned. I will be showered with affection as a good Dad deserves. However,...

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