Camp Is Open! Football Is Here! I Have Internet!

Oh, whoa, hey there. Wow, it’s uh, it’s been a while. Personalblog: I’m on vacation and brought my old laptop from college so I could write while I’m here. The place I’m at has wifi, but apparently my laptop is a conscientious objector to wireless internet at this stage of its life, until today! For […]

Does Roger Goodell Hate Kickers?

Hey, who wants to take some more shots at our Dear Leader Roger Goodell? Everyone? Thought so. In this case, however, we’re actually going to do it on behalf of a group of people Goodell is systematically oppressing: Placekickers. Jeff Reed (remember him?) made some noise about this last month, and he might be on […]

Steelers Rookies Assigned Stupid Jersey Numbers

UPDATE: Haha, whoa, I missed this. They changed the rules according to proposal #22 on this list. Now I have to re-develop all my jersey number biases, UGH. Here’s a poorly kept secret about myself: I have a strange affinity for jersey numbers. I care about them. Some look right on a player or position, […]

Steelers Draft Class Addresses Needs, Adds Luxury

The 2015 NFL Draft is in the books, and the Steelers have augmented their roster with the following players: Round 1: Bud Dupree, OLB, Kentucky The masses clamored for a cornerback in the first round, but the Steelers were still weak at linebacker. With the sudden retirement of Jason Worilds, new defensive coordinator Keith Butler […]

Steelers Draft Bud Dupree, Not a Cornerback

With the 22nd pick in the 2015 draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected outside linebacker Alvin “Bud” Dupree out of Kentucky. That’s fine. The Steelers are hurting for a pass rush just as much as for defensive backs, and improving one of those groups can indirectly improve the other. All the experts are saying the Steelers […]

Other Positions the Steelers Should Target

We all know the Steelers are hurting for defensive backs and pass rushers. Those positions basically have to be addressed, or I’m going to Kevin Colbert’s house and fighting him. But what else are the Steelers lacking? What other positions need an influx of youth? TIGHT END Heath Miller, the glorious pinnacle of American Football […]

Heads Up: The Draft Starts Tonight

When you don’t know much about college football, the lead-up to the draft can be pretty monotonous. I don’t know who the Steelers are going to draft because I don’t know about the athletes that are available. There are ten thousand other dudes on the internet who have been doing mock drafts since January; they […]

Next Domino Falls… Ike Taylor Retires

Longtime Steelers shutdown corner Ike Taylor has followed Troy Polamalu in deciding to call it a career. Ike Taylor was an easy target for fans and pundits because of his lousy hands, but he was anything but a target for opposing quarterbacks throughout his career. Ike never got the credit that guys like Asante Samuel […]

Troy Polamalu Retires

“Good luck putting this one into words” -the universe, at Steeler writers last night. The man, the myth, the legend, Troy Polamalu has announced his retirement from the NFL. It’s been a long time coming, as Troy has started to slow down in his last few seasons, to the point where he actually played football […]

Le’Veon Bell Suspended 3 Games

Word came down today that Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell will be suspended 3 games to start the season after his arrest for a DUI during the preseason last year. LeGarrette Blount got one game for the same incident. I don’t mind that Blount got a lesser sentence than Bell. I think it’s stupid that in […]

Steelers Re-Sign Darrius Heyward-Bey For Some Reason

The Steelers have announced a one-year contract agreement with Darrius “Oh I forgot about him, did he play last year?” Heyward-Bey. Behind Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, and Martavis Bryant, DHB figures to only really play on special teams. But you have a 6″2′ guy, known more for his speed than his hands, and the Steelers […]

Steelers Re-Sign James Harrison- What Does It Mean?

It looks like James Harrison will be finishing his career in black and gold for sure this time. Announced Sunday afternoon was the signing of the 37-year-old linebacker to a two-year contact. There are a couple of takeaways here. First: The Steelers are completely barren at outside linebacker. Sunday morning, the depth chart consisted of […]

Villanova and Notre Dame Highlight NCAA Tourney Openers in Pittsburgh

The Consol Energy Center will be a host for the first and second rounds of both the Midwest and East regions of the NCAA Tournament, and included in the six games that will be played there is the No. 1 seed Villanova Wildcats. According to, the first session of NCAA Tournament tickets with Villanova, […]

Steelers Finally Extend Ben Roethlisberger

The Steelers have locked up their franchise quarterback through the 2019 season, per everyone on the internet and I’m not going to bother linking a source. After questionably handing all the money to Marcus Gilbert and Cortez Allen last summer, the Steelers did right by the team’s most important player and gave him the chance […]

Jason Worilds Retires at 27

File this one under “Well, that was unexpected.” Astute readers (all three of you!) may notice that I haven’t written anything since Dick LeBeau departed the Steelers. Part of that is because it’s been difficult to enjoy football lately. The bad guys won the Super Bowl, the Steelers look ready to dismantle their entire veteran […]