Heath Miller to Return vs. Bears? One Reporter Says “Yes”

At his weekly press conference Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced that injured tight end Heath Miller would return to a normal week of practice this week, albeit with a caution that no one should expect Miller to be Super Man. While many have forecast Miller’s return for following the Steelers trip to London, […]

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Steelers vs. Bears, a History of Sparing Between Two Storied Franchises

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears are two of the NFL’s most storied franchises whose origins go back to the founding of the league itself. Art Rooney Sr. and George Halas are both members of the NFL Hall of Fame. And as is the case with many older franchises, the Steelers series record leaves them […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers History vs Chicago Bears – Glorious Wins, Agonizing Defeats, Little In Between

The Pittsburgh Steelers history vs the Chicago Bears is long and rather tortured for Pittsburgh, dating back to 1934, with the Steel City suffering a 7-22-1 record against Windy City. The founders of both franchises, Art Rooney Sr. and George Halas are both members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. While the lopsidedness of […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Need to Keep (up with) the (Felix) Joneses?

Sometimes history and happenstance hook up to and make for some uncanny encounters. In the 2008 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Rashard Mendenhall precisely one pick after the Dallas Cowboys chose Felix Jones. And so it was that the year that the Steelers said goodbye to Mendenhall, they ended up making a rare player-for-player […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: What to Do about Jonathan Dwyer

NFL free agency involves three distinct working parts, the incumbent team, the player and potential suitors. Often times these three actors come to the table with three distinct motives and interests and that’s what makes the case of Jonathan Dwyer so interesting. Capsule Profile of Jonathan Dwyer with the Steelers The Pittsburgh Steelers picked Jonathan […]

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Steelers Nation Looks Back to ’13 as Steelers Focus on 2014….

Defining the NFL “end” and “beginning” today is difficult, but as Behind the Steel Curtain Editor Neal Coolong observes, the league’s annual scouting combine signals the beginning of the 2014 cycle. So as the Pittsburgh Steelers pivot into full 2014 off season mode, its only appropriate to pivot back and take one last look at […]

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Steelers Salary Cap Bubble: Time to Give Larry Foote the Boot?

Larry Foote is not a Steelers free agent, but at age 34 and coming off an injury he could become. Hence we take a look. Capsule Profile of Larry Foote with the Steelers The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Larry Foote in the 4th round of Kevin Colbert’s best all around draft, 2002. Foote was expected to […]

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Steelers Post-Thanksgiving Experience Reveals Roger Goodell’s Hypocrisy, Endangerment of NFL’s Integrity

Thanksgiving marks a critical juncture in the NFL schedule. The 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers began Thanksgiving weekend with a 6-4 record, not world beating but something to be built upon, and finished the season at 8-8. In contrast, the ’05 Steelers and ’08 brethern put the pedal to the metal between Thanksgiving and New Years. While […]

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Can’t Get Enough of Tennessee? Steelers Sign Former Titans Center Fernando Velasco

Note to aspiring NFL centers. If you’re looking to for a shot at the mantle of Ray Mansfield, Mike Webster, Dermontti Dawson, and Jeff Hartings and you don’t get drafted by the Steelers, you should try to first latch on with the Tennessee Titans. One of Mike Tomlin’s more unsuccessful personnel moves was to bring […]

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Steelers, Rashard Mendenhall, Unlikely to Mend Fences

The Pittsburgh Steelers went into the 2008 NFL Draft with clear needs at offensive and defensive line. Yet they had a few players who they would not pass on, need be dammed, should they fall their way. Rashard Mendenhall was one of them, and when he fell to them the Steelers picked him in the […]

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