Gilbert Extended, Keisel Re-Signed

So, the big news today was that tackle Marcus Gilbert got a six-year contract extension from the Steelers. I’m hardly an expert on offensive linemen, which is why I only remember Gilbert for struggling. Obviously the Steelers know more than I do and they expect Gilbert to be a long-term solution at one of the […]

Game Two, Getting Better. STEELERS WIN

Game #2 built on some things that were established last week. The offense looked unstoppable, giving Ben time to throw and plenty of receivers to throw to. Getting Dri Archer in space will clearly be a focal point of the game plan this season. Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton held their positions as the #1 […]

Would You Like To Learn About Pittsburgh Sports?

Owning a website is great. I’ve gotten all kinds of things since I took over Blitzburgh. I got a sweet new phone, some solid inroads to NFL online betting if I ever decide to turn my encyclopedic knowledge of special teams into cash, I’ve inherited like 8000 Twitter followers, and I’ve made some really great […]

August Football At Its Finest. STEELERS LOSE BUT WHATEV

Finally, football! The Steelers and Giants played last night, and it was your standard preseason affair: Little cohesion on offense, a few big mistakes on defense, and an altogether sloppy affair. The starting offense looked a little bit more creative, although they weren’t in long enough to build on anything, and the starting defense stayed […]

Football Players Are The Worst (News Roundup)

Ah, training camp is underway, we’re halfway through the first week of preseason games, and football news is finally populating all the headlines. Too bad none of it actually has to do with the game, as seemingly every headline serves at a stark reminder of how awful the NFL’s culture is. This Pouncey Bros. thing […]

Steelers Will Officially Retire Joe Greene’s #75

Here’s a story I’m happy to write. The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to formally retire Hall of Fame defensive tackle Joe Greene’s #75 jersey. No Steeler has worn that number since the legendary Mean Joe, and now no Steeler will ever wear it again. Joe Greene is the greatest and most important player in this […]

Emmanuel Sanders Points Out A Thing, It Is News

Emmanuel Sanders inexplicably made waves at training camp with the Broncos when he said that Peyton Manning is a better leader than Ben Roethlisberger. This is news, because of course this is going to be news in Pittsburgh. We are perpetually slighted in this town, and when Sanders makes that kind of comment, there are a […]

Training Camp Opens, Ben Roethlisberger Not Getting Extension [yet]

Training camp is happening again this year, yadda yadda, players are moving into dorms, etc. The big news today is that Ben Roethlisberger, who has two years left on his contract, will not get an extension until next summer at least. naturally spins this as a great courtesy to the franchise quarterback, promising him […]

Maurkice Pouncey Is Causing Trouble Again

I don’t really like Maurkice Pouncey. Growing up as a nerd (I played Pokemon instead of basketball in 6th grade), I’ve always had a healthy mistrust for “jock” types. I don’t mean to apply the stereotype to every professional athlete, because many of them are genuinely good human beings, but there’s some truth to every […]

Chuck Noll Passes Away at 82

Legendary Steelers head coach Chuck Noll died Friday night at the age of 82. For most of their first 40 years, the Steelers were hot garbage. Pittsburgh was where Bobby Layne was traded causing him to inflict his infamous curse. That changed in 1969. The Steelers hired Chuck Noll as their new head coach, and […]

Where Are They Now? The 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers (Defense/Special Teams)

It’s been five seasons since the Pittsburgh Steelers last hoisted the Lombardi Trophy and stood as football’s ultimate champions. It feels like only yesterday, yet so much has changed. Since that victory, the only Steelers still on the team are Ben Roethlisberger, Ike Taylor, Troy Polamalu, Greg Warren, Heath Miller, and Lawrence Timmons. William Gay […]

Where Are They Now? The 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers (Offense)

(editor’s note: I don’t know why WordPress screws up centered text, but only sometimes) It’s been five seasons since the Pittsburgh Steelers last hoisted the Lombardi Trophy and stood as football’s ultimate champions. It feels like only yesterday, yet so much has changed. Since that victory, the only Steelers still on the team are Ben […]

Steelers Add Nine Undrafted Free Agents

With the 2014 NFL Draft in the rear view mirror, teams scrambled to sign leftover free agents over the weekend. The Steelers came to terms with the following nine players: Offensive Linemen: Chris Elkins (Youngstown State) Kaycee Ike (UAB) Will Simmons (East Carolina) Defensive Linemen: Ethan Hemer (Wisconsin) Josh Mauro (Stanford) Roy Philon (Louisville) Et […]

Are The Steelers Moving To A Tampa-2 Defense?

When the Steelers stepped up to the plate at the 2014 draft, they made a stand at pick #15. With cornerback and linebacker as the team’s most obvious needs, the Steelers passed on highly-touted CB Darqueze Dennard, choosing instead to take a linebacker to play inside with Lawrence Timmons. Rather than CJ Mosley, widely considered […]

Day 3 Draft Recap

After addressing the holes at linebacker and defensive line in the first two rounds and adding human lightning bolt Dri Archer in the third, the Steelers spent day 3 filling out other positions of need. 4th round: Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson Bryant is a tall, rangy receiver with great speed. He’s fairly unpolished, but has […]