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Dave.Schofield

How accurate were the Pro Football Focus grades for the Steelers offense in 2019?

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Some people swear by PFF rankings while others give them no weight at all, but the real answer is probably somewhere in between when it comes to grading the Steelers offense

As the NFL offseason presses on, fans are evaluating how players from their favorite team performed in 2019 in order to determine how they view the position both continuing in free agency and going into the draft. While some positions have much easier data to compare, others are very...

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Jeff.Hartman

2020 NFL Mock Draft: 4 Round mock has the Steelers thinking defense with their top pick

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The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have a first round pick, but their three picks in the top four rounds will certainly frustrate many fans.

The 2020 NFL Draft is going to go off as scheduled, it might look different but will still be held at the end of April. With this announcement coming from Roger Goodell this past week, it brings more validity to the practice of mock drafts. While mock drafts are simply guesses as to what will...

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Michael_Beck

How the deployment of Terrell Edmunds is the key to the Steelers 2020 NFL Draft

The Steelers third year safety may be the key to figuring out the teams biggest draft need. | Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

A new role for Edmunds could see the Steelers go in a direction Steelers fans weren’t expecting

Many Pittsburgh Steelers fans have been pining for the team to chase a running back like JK Dobbins or a wide out like Jalen Reagor in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. The team’s biggest defensive needs appear to be adding depth players to its safety and linebacking corps,...

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Jeff.Hartman

Podcast: The other side of the Steelers/Dolphins Minkah Fitzpatrick trade

In the latest episode of “Steelers 1-on-1” show, we break down all the news you need to know surrounding the Black-and-Gold from the week that was.

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 season is almost here, and news is heating up. With a surge of Steelers news, 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 Steelers 1-on-1. On this show Jeff Hartman interviews Danny Renn to talk about all things...

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Dave.Schofield

BTSC Watch Party: 2018 Week 15 vs New England

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The first game of the BTSC Watch Party is the 17-10 Steelers victory over the Patriots in 2018

Welcome to the BTSC watch party! You’re just in time to catch all the action for the first game Behind The Steel Curtain will view and re-live together. In order to join in on the fun, the first step is to make sure you have a signed up for your free subscription to NFL Game Pass which will last through the end of May. In doing so, you will have access to all...

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Jeff.Hartman

Black and Gold Links: What will the new-look NFL Draft look like for the Steelers?

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

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how this...

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Jeff.Hartman

The best remaining NFL Free Agents the Steelers could still target

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The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have a ton of salary cap space remaining, but it doesn’t mean they can’t create more space for another move in free agency.

The Pittsburgh Steelers had four player acquisitions last week, not to mention a ton of XFL players signed, and it has their fan base in a frenzy as they anticipate the upcoming 2020 season.

The team acquired fullback Derek Watt, tight end Eric Ebron and guard Stefen Wisniewski via free agency....

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Jeff.Hartman

Devin Bush’s new Steelers/Michigan themed ‘Man Cave’ is awesome

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ inside linebacker just done some interior decorating, to his basement, and it is awesome.

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent a lot of NFL Draft capital when they traded up 10 spots in the 2019 Draft to select Michigan linebacker Devin Bush. It was a bold move for a very conservative organization, but the team usually has a good read on prospects they are willing to trade up for in the first round.

With the move, it spoke...

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Anthony Defeo

The Steelers shouldn’t even consider bringing Martavis Bryant back

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Yes, former Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant showed great ability at one time. But that time was long ago, and he’s screwed up way too many second chances for Pittsburgh to give him yet another one.

What is it with the ongoing love for Martavis Bryant from Steelers fans?

I only ask because there is a bit of a groundswell of opinion within a certain segment of the fan base that Pittsburgh should resign the 2014 fourth-round pick out of Clemson...

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Dave.Schofield

Steelers sign former XFL player and Pitt Panther to the offseason roster

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It is the fifth player reportedly signed by the Steelers from the XFL and the fourth on defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet again dipped in to the pool of players who participated in the XFL this past season. This time, the Steelers have reportedly signed former Pitt Panther Dewayne Hendrix.

St. Louis @XFLBattleHawks DE Dewayne Hendrix has signed with the @steelers per multiple sources.

That makes the 5th XFL player to sign with the Steelers...

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Jeff.Hartman

Podcast: QB Depth is the Steelers biggest weakness heading into 2020

In a brand new show titled ‘Yeah, I said it’, we talk about some burning topics surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have some depth issues at several positions, but which is the worst of them all? Could the QB depth be the worst of them all?

This is where the newest BTSC podcast “Yeah, I Said It” comes in. My co-host on ‘The Standard is the Standard’, Lance Williams talks about why the Steelers finally have a top-notch defensive secondary.

Time to deliver...

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Jeff.Hartman

Black and Gold Links: Derek Watt to the Steelers wasn’t all about playing with his brother

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

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how Derek...

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Steelers new tight end Eric Ebron denies quitting on the Colts, says Indianapolis wanted him to play hurt

The end of the new Steelers tight end's tenure in Indianapolis was not harmonious

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Jeff.Hartman

Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions: Offseason, Vol. 13

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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...

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Jeff.Hartman

Terrell Edmunds, and brothers, do their part to help their community during the COVID-19 crisis

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Edmunds brothers did their part to help their community during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Edmunds family is a special family when it pertains to the National Football League. The three brothers (Terrell Edmunds, Trey Edmunds and Tremain Edmunds) are just the second family of three to have all siblings play professionally in the NFL, the other being the Watt brothers (T.J. Watt, Derek Watt, J.J. Watt). These three brothers,...

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Jeff.Hartman

Steelers add 4th XFL player, and a familiar face, to their offseason roster

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The Pittsburgh Steelers continue their adding of XFL players to their offseason roster, and the latest addition spent time within the organization in 2019.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been signing plenty of players from the XFL in recent days, and they continued this trend on Friday when they signed a familiar face to a contract. That would be none other than long snapper/linebacker Christian Kuntz, who played for the Dallas Renegades in the XFL this...

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Dave.Schofield

Contract details for Eric Ebron and the impact on the Steelers’ salary cap

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With the overall salary already reported, the specifics and salary cap implications can now be calculated

Almost a week after it was reported tight end Eric Ebron was signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers on a two-year deal worth $12 million, the specific amount of the contract and how they implicate the salary cap have now been made available. According to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, Ebron will earn a $1 million salary in 2020 along with a $5...

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Geoffrey Benedict

Steelers Film Room: Derek Watt, Kick/Punt Returns

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Looking at Derek Watt as a blocker on both punt and kick returns.

In part 1 I looked at Derek Watt on kick and punt teams, and how good he was on those teams. His value should really be felt on the Steelers punt team, a team that ranked 4th worst in the NFL according to Football Outsiders DVOA.

On the other side of special teams, kick and punt returns, the Steelers ranked 3rd in the NFL in punt return DVOA, but 2nd worst in kick return DVOA. The rise...

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Dave.Schofield

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell informs teams the draft will proceed on April 23

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Although the location has been moved from Las Vegas and draftees will not be attending in person, the event will still go on when scheduled

In a memorandum sent out from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to every franchise, the NFL draft will proceed on the scheduled date of April 23-25, 2020.

Commissioner Goodell sent out a memo to NFL teams tonight that the draft will go on April 23-25. pic.twitter.com/tYlHo3fKqC

— Adam Schefter...

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Shannon White

Eric Ebron's not-so-warm welcome to the Pittsburgh Steelers

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One member of the local Pittsburgh sports media did anything but lay out the welcome mat for newly acquired Steelers TE Eric Ebron.

As I was scouring through various sports news sites this morning looking for anything Steelers related, I found a multiple of articles pertaining to newly acquired Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron, which makes total sense considering that Ebron is undoubtedly the highest profile free agency acquisition for the Steelers this...

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