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 […]

Steelers Select Offensive Weapon Dri Archer In 3rd Round

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 […]

Steelers Take LB Ryan Shazier

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 (

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 […]