Pittsburgh Pat Freiermuth: The Steelers New TE1 and Answer to the Questions on Offense

By Jeremy Hritz Make no mistake about it, rookie Pat Freiermuth is your new Steelers #1 Tight End. Not only has he out-snapped Eric Ebron in the first two games, 62 to 51, but the few catches that he has been given the opportunity to make, he has clamped 5 passes for 60 yards, withContinue reading “Pittsburgh Pat Freiermuth: The Steelers New TE1 and Answer to the Questions on Offense”

The Door Is Closed On Dwayne Haskins for Steelers QB2. Right?

By Jeremy Hritz The door on who will be the backup quarterback to Ben Roethlisberger has closed, right? By all accounts and purposes, the job appears to belong to Mason Rudolph who while has been unspectacular this preseason, has been steady and productive. Where he has not be effective is in the red area, failingContinue reading “The Door Is Closed On Dwayne Haskins for Steelers QB2. Right?”

Five Surprises After Steelers Training Camp Concludes

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers wrapped up training camp at Heinz Field yesterday, on a rainy Western, PA afternoon, and took one step closer to the conclusion of preseason preparations for week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. Cuts started this week, as the team slightly trimmed their roster from 90 to 85, and will doContinue reading “Five Surprises After Steelers Training Camp Concludes”

Dwayne Haskins Not As Unrealistic As You Would Think As Steelers QB2

By Jeremy Hritz Steelers training camp is in full-throttle, and the quarterback room is abuzz with the practice performance of current 3rd string quarterback, Dwayne Haskins. Somewhere, in a parallel universe, a Steelers’ equivalent to Allen Iverson is rolling his eyes, but Haskins output thus far has captured the attention of his teammates and coachingContinue reading “Dwayne Haskins Not As Unrealistic As You Would Think As Steelers QB2”

Rico Bussey’s Continued Success Could Provide Value to the Steelers

By Jeremy Hritz While there have many players who have stood out so far in Steelers training camp, an undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver out of the University of Hawaii has consistently made plays and his presence felt: Rico Bussey. Donning number 84, a number associated with wide-receiver greatness (and yes, some mercurial andContinue reading “Rico Bussey’s Continued Success Could Provide Value to the Steelers”

The Tale of the 2021 Steelers (So Far): A Hero’s Journey, Or A Tragedy?

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers have yet to even take a snap in the 2021 season, yet there are some emerging themes surrounding the team that will tell their story as they battle through a 17-game schedule: uncertainty, consistency, and adversity. While not uplifting or inspiring terms, they are the current reality for this teamContinue reading “The Tale of the 2021 Steelers (So Far): A Hero’s Journey, Or A Tragedy?”

Career Milestones Ahead for Big Ben in 2021

By Jeremy Hritz As much bashing and unwarranted criticism Ben Roethlisberger has received this off-season, there is a perfect opportunity right now to highlight the positives surrounding Big Ben and the potential for him in the upcoming 2021 season. While he did not play well in the final stretch of games, including when it matteredContinue reading “Career Milestones Ahead for Big Ben in 2021”

Steelers Fortunate to Have Two DPOY Candidates on the Roster

By Jeremy Hritz How many teams have two Defensive Player of the Year candidates? Not many. In fact, it’s a rarity that a team even has one candidate on their squad.  In 2008, the Steelers won their 6th Super Bowl, defeating the Arizona Cardinals in dramatic, heart-attack-inducing fashion, following big plays from many legendary Steelers,Continue reading “Steelers Fortunate to Have Two DPOY Candidates on the Roster”

Steelers Turnover of Offensive Line Continues with Signing of Turner

By Jeremy Hritz Turns out there was fire after all.   After 9 decorated seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the All Pro, Pro Bowl offensive guard, David DeCastro has been released, to the shock and sadness of fans worldwide. Like Maurkice Pouncey, DeCastro was a staple of the O-Line for several seasons, and his work asContinue reading “Steelers Turnover of Offensive Line Continues with Signing of Turner”

Steelers Have Plans for Pierre, But What’s His Story?

By Jeremy Hritz There has been an abundance of buzz about 2nd year cornerback out of Florida Atlantic, James Pierre. Pierre, who made the team last year as a rookie free agent, outplayed Justin Layne and earned snaps near the end of 2020, and now, targets camp through the favorable eyes of his coaches, asContinue reading “Steelers Have Plans for Pierre, But What’s His Story?”