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Jeff.Hartman

Grading the Steelers 2016 NFL Draft: Mediocre at best describes the 2016 draft class

Giving immediate NFL Draft grades is an exercise in futility, so it only seems appropriate to go back to 2016 and look at where these players find themselves heading into the 2019 season.

While many NFL football fans cling to those immediate draft grades and consider their contents gospel, it seems rather ridiculous when these ‘experts’ grade a selection who has yet to step foot onto an NFL field.

With that said, it doesn’t seem as ridiculous to go back and look at the 2016 NFL Draft...

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Simon Chester

Joey Porter adds his name to the list of Ben Roethlisberger’s critics

The NFL Network attempted to pour more fuel on the Steelers fire once again on Friday

If the offield drama that surrounds the Pittsburgh Steelers is to ever end, it will require the national media finding another topic to fill the offseason. But if fans are to be able to disconnect themselves from some of the pointless narratives that appear to be following their team as of late, it will probably require them turning off the NFL Network.

Among the national broadcasters, it is somewhat of a...

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Jeff.Hartman

Fantasy Football: Analyzing the value of the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost some talent on their roster in 2019, but there are still fantasy points to be had this year for the black-and-gold.

With the NFL regular season still months away, it might seem too early to think about your fantasy football league, but we all know it is never too early to take a look at who might be worth that first round pick this year in your league.

With that said, the truth of fantasy football is the game itself is changing. Daily fantasy leagues, like...

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Jeff.Hartman

Devin Bush selected as one of the top picks in the best position to succeed in Year 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers first round pick could be slated for a big year in 2019.

Whenever an NFL draft pick is selected, especially one taken early in the draft process, fans and experts always speculate how this player might impact their respective team from Day 1. Patience isn’t a common thread among those who expect draft picks to start fast and produce early in their NFL careers.

Looking back at the 2019 NFL Draft, fans everywhere, but especially Pittsburgh Steelers fans, want to know...

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Ex-Steeler Joey Porter: Ben Roethlisberger 'Has the Power' and 'Uses It for Him'

Another former teammate is calling out Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger . This time, it's four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Joey Porter ...

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Simon Chester

2019 NFL Odds: Sportsbook offers opening spreads for every regular season game

We take a look at the latest odds from CG Technologies for every game on the Steelers schedule through Week 16.

The start of the 2019 NFL season may still be several months away, but that has not stopped Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technologies from pricing up every single game of the 2019 regular season through Week 16. Projected to win just nine games by the company that runs sportsbooks at the Venetian, Palazzo, Tropicana, Hard Rock, Palms and more a few weeks ago, the Pittsburgh...

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Jeff.Hartman

Black and Gold Links: Michael Thomas’ extension could shine light on potential deal for JuJu Smith-Schuster

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

With the 2019 NFL Draft in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2019 season is fast approaching, and the news surrounding the black-and-gold is far from over. As the team now turns their attention to more offseason workouts, OTAs and minicamp, there is no shortage of news.

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how the New Orleans Saints giving their star wide receiver Michael Thomas a new...

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Jeff.Hartman

Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Offseason Edition, Vol. 21

There is plenty to talk about regarding all things black-and-gold!

Several people have asked if we could bring back the Friday Night Open Thread. I had moved the event to Saturday morning, but after minimal success, I decided to bring it back to Friday night — with a slight twist.

I liked the Saturday Six-Pack theme, so I decided to just take the six questions and move them to Friday night. Say hello to Friday Night Six-Pack of Steelers Questions and open thread!

The rules haven’t...

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Jeff.Hartman

Steelers are fine with the rare role of underdog entering the 2019 season

The Pittsburgh Steelers are considered underdogs not just in the AFC, but in the AFC North.

To me, the 2009 season comes to mind. The season when the Pittsburgh Steelers had the toughest regular season schedule among all 32 NFL teams, and when everyone left them for dead, they rose up.

While the 2019 Steelers schedule isn’t nearly as difficult as their 2009 counterparts had to endure, the attitude surrounding the team certainly seems similar. An ‘us against the world’ mentality has...

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Simon Chester

Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 Camp Battles: Mike Hilton vs. Cam Sutton

We take a look at some of the more significant position battles that will be fought during minicamp, OTAs and training camp this offseason.

While it would be fair to say that the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 roster looks to be set at several positions, there are still a handful of starting roles yet to be decided and a number of backup up jobs remain up for grabs.

Over the coming weeks, BTSC editor Jeff Hartman and myself will take a look at some of the more obvious key names that will be...

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Bryan Anthony Davis

How bad do the Steelers need an even better Ben Roethlisberger in 2019?

An attempt at classifying the 2018 season of Ben Roethlisberger.

On a recent installment of the Steelers Preview podcast, I made a comment regarding 2019 being a bounce back season for one Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger. My ideas were opposed, albeit not in an insulting or a confrontational manner, by my co-hosts on the podcast.

The exact reason that they were called into question were his stats. The 15-year vet, and all-but-certain Hall of Famer, had a statistically fine year that included...

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Simon Chester

Mike Hilton waits patiently for Steelers to discuss contract extension

With his exclusive rights free agent tender unsigned, Mike Hilton is still taking part in OTAs in hopes it will show the team how much he wants to be there long term.

While hoping to negotiate a long term contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason, cornerback Mike Hilton has been a constant presence during the team’s 2019 offseason training program. This despite having yet to sign his exclusive rights free agent tender.

Technically not under contract, any injury Hilton that...

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James Washington Year 2: Dropped 15 pounds and baggage

The second-year Steelers receiver is noticeably leaner and he says quicker after an offseason spent working on the family farm in Texas.

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Jeff.Hartman

Steelers OTA Recap, Day 3: Terrell Edmunds talks about how difficult defense will be with new PI rules

Time to check in on what went down at the UPMC Practice Facility for Organized Team Activities.

As the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their first week of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, one thing which hasn’t been discussed much are the new rule changes in the NFL. While the rules of pass interference haven’t changed, the fact the play is considered reviewable is certainly new.

Defensive players have already been figuratively handcuffed by the rules not...

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Jeff.Hartman

Podcast: Does Benny Snell Jr. equate to the return of smash mouth Steelers football?

In the latest episode of “The Steelers Preview” show, we break down all the news you need to know surrounding the Black-and-gold from the week that was.

The 2019 NFL Draft is over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for a fresh, new season — so it was time to get back on the airwaves and discuss the Black-and-gold.

Take a look at the rundown for the latest episode of the BTSC podcast The Steelers Preview. On this show Jeff Hartman, Dave Schofield and Bryan Anthony Davis break...

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Jeff.Hartman

Black and Gold Links: The Steelers have a way to go before learning how to avoid social media pitfalls

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

With the 2019 NFL Draft in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2019 season is fast approaching, and the news surrounding the black-and-gold is far from over. As the team now turns their attention to more offseason workouts, OTAs and minicamp, there is no shortage of news.

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how despite a very tumultuous season in 2018, the Steelers haven’t seemed to...

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Jeff.Hartman

James Washington primed for a big year after a forgettable rookie season

The 2018 second round draft pick has a year under his belt, and is primed to succeed with a new opportunity in front of him.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, and their fan base, had high hopes for James Washington in his rookie season, and why not? After he was selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, fans saw the next JuJu Smith-Schuster, also drafted in the second round, but of the 2017 draft.

What transpired was an extremely disappointing season for Washington. A year in which he...

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Shannon White

Antonio Brown should learn not to look a gift horse in the mouth

Ben Roethlisberger's recent interview and apology has extended Antonio Brown the olive branch of peace and an unbelievable shot at redemption. Brown seems to be blissfully unaware.

My father used to say it takes two to tango. He was referring to the fact that in any relationship, whether they be professional or personal, there are no perfect individuals. Even in a situation that involves an obvious villain, there is always a victim. Some individuals prove to be perpetual victims.

I used to...

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Simon Chester

JuJu Smith-Schuster embraces being a leader, believes ‘chemistry is on point’

Still only 22-years-old- Smith-Schuster will be counted on to be one of the leaders on offense this year.

If the Pittsburgh Steelers are to successfully adjust to life without Antonio Brown, the efforts of JuJu Smith-Schuster will be critical to their cause in 2019. Tasked with being the team’s number one receiver, the young player will see coverages he has never had to contend with during his first two years in the league, while also having the responsibility of leading his position...

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Simon Chester

Former Steelers LB Jon Bostic signs with Washington

It did not take the linebacker too long to find a new home after being released by Pittsburgh at the end of April

Released by the Pittsburgh Steelers just days after they had selected Devin Bush with the 10th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, it would appear that it has not taken Jon Bostic long to find a new home this offseason.

As per an official release by the team on Wednesday, Bostic signed has now signed with the Washington Redskins, just a day after presumed starter Reuben Foster...

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