• Steelers One of Six Teams Listed Having a Shot to Unseat the Patriots This Upcoming Season

    We all know how poorly the Steelers played in the AFC Title Game this past January in Foxboro, and right away people are picking the Pats to once again represent the AFC in the Super Bowl in February of 2018.

    While the Pats are the favorites, NFL.com has a piece out about six teams that have a legit chance to unseat the champions from 2017, and the Steelers are at the top of the list.

    Here’s what Conor Orr had to say about the Steelers and their chances.

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Regular-season matchup with the Patriots: Dec. 17 (Week 15) at Heinz Field.

    Why they can do it: Ben Roethlisberger’s 3-5 record against Bill Belichick is saying something at this point. There aren’t many teams left with a legendary quarterback who can go 12 rounds with the Patriots on any given night. Plus, Roethlisberger’s supporting cast should be more capable and focused than it’s been in a few years. Rookie linebacker T.J. Watt and receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster are immediate upgrades who can help balance out the thinning lineup of a team that began taking too many personnel risks.

    The supporting cast will for sure have to be better in 2018 if the Steelers are going to get it done, and somehow finding a way to have the game at Heinz Field wouldn’t hurt either.

     
  • A Rundown of All the Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 NFL Draft Picks

    Sports Illustrated has a complete rundown of all of the Steelers 2017 Draft Picks and some commentary as well.

    Round 1, Pick 30 (No. 30 overall)

    T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin: The Steelers will try again to find a pass-rushing complement for James Harrison, whom one would assume at some point in his 50s or 60s will have to stop playing football. Watt has a chance to finally end the search. He tested extremely well at the combine, and he plugs in much better in the Steelers’ 3-4 attack than he would have with a 4-3 scheme. The coaching staff in Pittsburgh won’t have to worry about effort here, either—he’s at full speed, all the time. He may never be an All-Pro, but this is a solid find at pick 30.? GRADE: B+

    Round 2, Pick 30 (No. 62)

    JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC: Man, how many wide receivers do the Steelers need? If they’re all on the field together, this offense is going to be borderline unstoppable. But Pittsburgh, perhaps wisely, does not want to put all its eggs in the Martavis Bryant basket, and it has yet to see Sammie Coates take off as hoped. Smith-Schuster is a big-bodied guy who will win the one-on-one matchups he will be handed in that offense.? GRADE: C+

    Round 3, Pick 30 (No. 94)

    Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee: The highlight reel for Sutton is loaded with plays where he shows incredible instincts and makes plays on the football. He didn’t show that talent all the time, in large part because of injury issues, hence his Round 3 landing spot. He should get some chances as a return man. GRADE: B?

    Round 3, Pick 41 (No. 105)

    James Connor, RB, Pittsburgh: Not only do the Steelers land a hometown favorite with this pick, they get a physical option who can take a few carries off LeVeon Bell’s tally. He’s more than just a great story—he can hammer defenses between the tackles, and he showed some surprising pass-catching ability in 2016. GRADE: B+?

    Round 4, Pick 29 (No. 135) Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee

    Round 5, Pick 30 (No. 173) Brian Allen, DB, Utah

    Round 6, Pick 30 (No. 213) Colin Holba, LS, Louisville

    Round 7, Pick 30 (No. 248) Keion Adams, DE, Western Michigan

     
  • Steelers WR Antonio Brown Goes Back to the Mother of His Kids After Leaving Her for Instagram Model

    In a world where often NFL players’ relationships go south and it’s all now out in pubic on Instagram and Twitter, today we have the story about Steelers star wide out Antonio Brown – who evidently is stating that he’s going BACK to the mother of his kids, leaving behind an Instagram model.

    Brown had recently left the mother of his kids to be with this instagram model, despite the woman currently being pregnant with another child of Browns (their fourth together).

    The Steelers wide out left the mother of his kids to be with instagram model Jena Frumes, but says it was a call from God that made him come to his senses.

    Frumes has since taken to twitter to voice her displeasure about Brown and the end of the relationship.

    Here’s a post on Frumes’ instagram in case you wanted to see what Brown at the time left his longtime partner for.

    Beautiful day huh? ???

    A post shared by Jena (@jenafrumes) on

    In any case, for now it appears all is back to normal in the Brown home.

     
  • Former President Barack Obama Mourns the Death of Dan Rooney

    Steelers owner and chairman Dan Rooney was not only a monster in the game of football, but he’ll also go down a A patriarch and ambassador for his country.

    Rooney served as the 33rd Ambassador to Ireland, selected for that role by President Barack Obama in 2009, and he kept the position until 2012.

    Following the death of Rooney on Thursday, the former US President put out a statement about the passing, giving respect to the former Steelers owner.

    “Dan Rooney was a great friend of mine, but more importantly, he was a great friend to the people of Pittsburgh, a model citizen, and someone who represented the United States with dignity and grace on the world stage. I knew he’d do a wonderful job when I named him as our United States Ambassador to Ireland, but naturally, he surpassed my high expectations, and I know the people of Ireland think fondly of him today.

    “And I know the people of Pittsburgh, who loved him not only for the Super Bowl championships he brought as the owner of the Steelers, but for his generosity of spirit, mourn his passing today. Michelle and I offer our condolences to the Rooney family, some of the most gracious and thoughtful people we know — even as we celebrate the life of Dan Rooney: a championship-caliber good man.”

     
  • Steelers QB Roethlisberger Makes it Official: He’s Coming Back in 2017

    Steelers fans all along seemed to be confident that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was going to be back in 2017, but it wasn’t until one tweet earlier on Friday by the quarterback came out that it was official.

    Ben confirmed what just about everyone felt – he’s making a return to the black and gold for another season.

    “As an organization, we have been hopeful that Ben would return this year,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement.

    “Ben and I have had many conversations, and I understood at this point in his career he is going to have to think about his long-term future. There is no question Ben wants to win championships for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and we know he will do everything possible to lead our entire team to achieving that goal.”

    Now that it’s official, the quarterback and the Steelers can get back to work, looking to do what they can to find a way to take the next step and reach their 9th Super Bowl in February 2018.

     
 
 
 
 

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