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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dri (“dree”) Archer is the fastest player in the 2014 by a comfortable margin. Listed as a running back in college, he’ll likely play wide receiver in the NFL, as he’s simply too small (5’7″, 173 lbs) to withstand being tackled on every play. With the speed Archer has and with the success Pittsburgh has had […]
We may have been pulling for Louis Nix at this spot, but we’ll settle for massive defensive end Stephon Tuitt. There is no depth on the defensive line. Tuitt should start day one. More info as it comes.
Meet the newest Steeler, linebacker Ryan Shazier. This pick came totally out of the blue, as CB Darqueze Dennard (Cincinnati) and fellow linebacker CJ Mosley (Baltimore) were still on the board. Shazier is a bit undersized (
In what has become a favorite tradition at Blitzburgh, we’ll be joining up with Ian from Steelers N’at for a live blog of the 2014 NFL Draft! Join in!
Every year, we put together a pretty comprehensive list of Steelers picks in mock drafts around the web. We’re admittedly not draft experts and don’t claim to know the inside scoop on hundreds of college players. Fortunately, there are plenty of people who do and they can be found below in our list of 2014 […]
The schedule for the NFL’s 2014 regular season came out last night, and NFL Network was pumping up their primetime schedule release like they were LeBron James deciding where to sign as a free agent. Meaning, they had a way overblown TV special that reeks of ego for something that is essentially an administrative procedure, […]
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 […]
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 […]