Why the Super Bowl should be played on Saturday

If the NFL wants to increase viewership and add new fans, there’s a simple solution that might help them out regarding when the Super Bowl is played. No, the solution isn’t adding flashier commercials, better entertainment, or some other hoopla to a game that doesn’t lack plenty of glitz and glamour. Instead of all of […]

Rams’ possible relocation to Los Angeles has a similar feel

In the middle of a chilly night in 1983, a handful of Mayflower moving trucks made their way to Indianapolis with the hopes and dreams of a city and its passionate football-loving fans. It would be 1996 before that city and its fans got a new team to call its own. There’s a chilling parallel […]

Four potential candidates to replace Dick LeBeau in Pittsburgh

With Dick LeBeau resigning—marking an end to his long and distinguished career with the Pittsburgh Steelers—the question lies in who will succeed the Hall of Famer as the team’s future defensive coordinator. Thus begins a transitional period for the team’s defense. Stars Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and Ike Taylor have reached the end of their […]

Grades for each Pittsburgh Steelers positional unit in win over Titans

Being that cruel and unusual punishment is against the law, Pittsburgh fans must be asking why their favorite team treats them so badly. The Steelers were once again inconsistent and came frighteningly close to blowing a second consecutive game against a lowly opponent in Nashville on Monday night. They emerged with a 27-24 victory, even […]

Five things we learned from Steelers-Jets

It would have been difficult for the Pittsburgh Steelers to top the stellar performances they had put together in the last two weeks. Instead of trying to do that, the team silenced any talk about mounting a playoff run by playing a listless 60 minutes and losing 20-13 to the lowly New York Jets. A […]

Five things we learned from Steelers-Buccaneers

The Pittsburgh Steelers—a week removed from demolishing the Carolina Panthers—struggled to put away the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the end, they couldn’t emerge as victors, and this loss left plenty of questions about the level of play this Steelers team is capable of as they try to speed up the retooling process and return to the […]

Five things we learned from Steelers-Panthers

After a shellacking at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers emphatically stated that they aren’t about to be manhandled again. With a 37-19 dismantling of the Carolina Panthers in prime time, Pittsburgh showed improvement and once again seems to be in the thick of a wide-open field in what has been a whacky […]

Five things we learned from Steelers-Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers, fresh off of a nail-biter against the Cleveland Browns, experienced a huge setback in Baltimore against their AFC North rival. With a chance to assert themselves and prove that the first half of last week’s game was their new norm, the Steelers looked worse than the team that permitted the lowly Browns […]

5 things we learned from Steelers-Panthers

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 10-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the time has finally arrived for Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert and the rest of the staff to cut down the roster and form the 53-man group that will take the team into their regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns. Here’s a look at what […]

5 things we learned from Steelers-Eagles

After the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the team’s readiness for the regular season is questionable. Their listless performance a day after two key cogs were arrested led to a longer-than-usual appearance by the starting units and uncovered some potentially serious issues. Here’s what we learned from Thursday night’s game. Penalty problems […]

5 things we learned from Steelers-Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers played a much scrappier, much more competitive game of football in the 19-16 win against the Buffalo Bills. A lot of young players stepped up once again as the fights for roster spots intensify.  Here’s a look at what we learned from Saturday night’s matchup. No one emerging as favorite in backup […]

5 things we learned from Steelers-Giants

On Saturday night, Pittsburgh fans got a look at the future. The 20-16 loss to the New York Giants wasn’t impressive in any sense, but several moments illuminated what we can expect in 2014 and what the coaches need to fix before regular season games begin. Five key points in particular stood out in Saturday […]

The One Biggest Question For Each NFL Team Heading Into the Draft

Super Bowl contenders and cellar dwellers alike are looking to improve their rosters when the 2014 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday. Each team, no matter their situation, has needs they must address before they can even think about taking the field to prepare for the upcoming season. Here’s a look at the biggest questions […]

What’d We Learn From the 2013 NFL Draft?

The 2013 NFL Draft left its share of lessons behind. From the trading frenzy that took place during the entire duration of the event, to key positions being looked at through a new lens. It was a wild, unpredictable 3-day stretch by any measure. Here’s a look back at what we learned as we prepare […]

Breaking Down Peyton Manning And Russell Wilson’s Strengths & Weaknesses

Super Bowl XLVIII is shaping up to be a battle featuring Peyton Manning’s old-school, rocket-armed pocket passing and Russell Wilson’s new-age scrambling and athleticism. The game will be much more than a matchup between the two top seeds in the NFL playoffs. It will be a referendum of sorts on the direction of quarterbacking in the […]