What Has Free Agency Accomplished?

A few years of bad drafting left the Steelers in an unusual position this spring: They had to fill holes via free agency. That’s incredibly unusual for this franchise, and while it’s a deviation from the norm, it’s actually pretty exciting. Rather than replace departed and underachieving players with relatively unknown youth, this year we’ll […]

Steelers Sign LeGarrette Blount

Welcome to the new Blitzburgh Blog! We’ve been upgraded to WordPress and some log-in issues prevented this article from going up yesterday. You already know this, but yesterday the Steelers signed former Patriot running back LeGarrette Blount to a 2-year contract. This is awesome news. Blount, a 6’0″, 250 lb. running back, is a true […]

Steelers’ Draft Order Set

With compensatory draft picks now awarded, the Steelers have gotten back into the third round of this year's draft. Via the Steelers' official website, here's the official draft order: After trading this year's regular third round pick for Shamarko Thomas last year, getting a 3 back as compensation for Mike Wallace is huge. Sure, it […]

Steelers Replace Jerricho Cotchery With Lance Moore

When Jerricho Cotchery signed with the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday, the Steelers were caught off guard. One gets the sense they expected Cotchery to re-sign in Pittsburgh and hold down that #2-3 role on the wide receiver depth chart. With Cotchery's defection and Emmanuel Sanders' signing with the Denver Broncos, the wide receiving corps in […]

Final Thoughts On Verizon Wireless’ Promotion

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Fans Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. Well, it's been a pretty sweet six months since Verizon and Comblu took me out to Chicago for a weekend. I got all […]

Update On Former Steelers

Okay, it's not like the Steelers are being crippled by free agency losses or anything, but there are still now-former Steelers signing deals with new teams, and it's still fitting to remember those men who gave their blood, sweat, and tears to the Black and Gold. Ziggy Hood Evander "Ziggy" Hood was the Steelers' first-round […]

Steelers Sign Mike Mitchell

The Steelers made a rare foray into free agency this week, signing safety Mike Mitchell away from the Carolina Panthers to the tune of 5 years, $25 million. Mitchell was described as "feisty" and "hard-hitting" by Panthers blog Cat Scratch Reader (sweet blog name) and will slot in next to Troy Polamalu next year. I […]

Roster Move Recap

It's been a fairly busy few weeks for the Steelers since the NFL Combine. Free agency begins on Tuesday at 4:00, and teams are busy making roster decisions and trying to save a few bucks. The Steelers are expected to release LaMarr Woodley and his elephantine contract, as they have already done with veteran linebacker […]

Steelers Will Cut LaMarr Woodley

Adam Schefter tells us what we already knew in our hearts. The really jarring thing that article points out is that Woodley is the highest paid defensive player in franchise history. That salary, Woodley's inability to actually make an impact on a football game in the past three years, and Jason Worilds' big contract all […]

Jason Worilds Gets Paid

The Steelers have used their Transition Tag on Jason Worilds. Basically, he's been tendered an offer and the Steelers have the right to match any contract offered by another team. In the meantime, Worilds will count for $9.754 million against the cap. That's a lot of money. The Steelers, despite having restructured Heath Miller's contract […]

Don’t Expect The Steelers To Draft Underclassmen

The NFL Scouting Combine is getting underway and Kevin Colbert and his staff will begin evaluating prospects in depth for the next month and a half. Colbert had a few things to say on the subject this morning: “[The 2014 draft] is as deep across the board as any draft I’ve seen in 30 years […]

Meanwhile, In Cleveland

Let's do a quick rundown of the Cleveland Browns in 2014. First, they fired Rob Chudzinski after a single year as the head coach. This followed a series of two-year tenures by guys like Eric Mangini and Pat Shurmur, and the general feel around the NFL seemed to be that no one in their right […]

So, Ryan Clark Is Done Here, Right?

Ryan Clark sure has made waves in the past week or two. It seems that every time anyone has a thought, Ryan Clark is coming in to give his opinion on the subject. And it really looks like not only is his Steeler career over, but he might be working his way out of the […]


I Got A Tablet! You Can Too!

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Fans Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. Really, the Verizon reps I've been working with this football season are great. Just last week, they hooked us sports bloggers up with […]

Dapper Dan Recap?!

Yours truly attended the Dapper Dan Dinner & Auction last night. It was pretty nice. A lowly blogger like myself tends to feel out of place surrounded by people in sportcoats and whatnot, but it was neat and I took away a few things I figured I might as well share, because I have a […]