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Sunday Apr 20 | Behind The Steel Curtain

Steelers stuck on best available vs. position of need

The position they need the most in the immediate future, cornerback, may not have a prospect available at 15 who's worth the pick.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cameron Heyward, Brian Arnfelt, Cortez Allen, Brett Keisel, NFL Players

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Dawgs By Nature

2014 DBN Mock Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers Select CB Darqueze Dennard at No. 15

In Dick LeBeau's zone blitz scheme, defensive backs must be both physical and versatile.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ike Taylor, NFL Players, Cleveland Browns, Joe Haden

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Behind The Steel Curtain

Future of the Steelers: Breaking down cornerbacks contracts over the next few seasons

Perhaps the position that's most up in the air, the Steelers are undergoing something of a cornerback facelift over the next two years.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, Devin Smith, Antwon Blake, Cortez Allen, Ike Taylor, NFL Players

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Rant Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Updating the Pittsburgh Steelers' Top 5 Needs

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be looking to get back to the playoffs in 2014, and having a good draft next month can help them with that cause.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, Antonio Brown, Ryan Clark, Ike Taylor, NFL Players, Emmanuel Sanders

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Behind The Steel Curtain

Comparing 1st Round Playmakers at the "Other" Positions

Here is a chess problem for your friend the Steelers draftnik. Use the team needs at ILB, TE, and OL as a tiebreaker for some likely 1st Round prospects: what is the winning position? "Need" exists at any spot where the Steelers will certainly need a player who can start in his sophomore year.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, Heath Miller, Justin Brown, Cortez Allen, Ike Taylor, NFL Players

Behind The Steel Curtain

2014 NFL Draft: Cornerbacks list goes Justin Gilbert 1, Darqueze Dennard 1a, according to Mel Kiper

The ESPN draft analyst feels this will be the year the Steelers take a cornerback in the first round.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Adams, Cortez Allen, Jerricho Cotchery, NFL Players, Emmanuel Sanders

Tue Apr 01, 2014

NFL

Steelers sign corner McCain to 1-year deal

Cornerback Brice McCain lasted just one season under a three-year, $5.25 million contract signed with the Houston Texans last March.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cortez Allen, Ike Taylor, NFL Players, Brice McCain

Post-gazette.com

Steelers add veteran CB from Houston

McCain will receive a $730,000 salary and a $65,000 signing bonus but count less on their cap, $635,000, because he will be among those designated as minimum salary benefit players.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cortez Allen, Ike Taylor, NFL Players, Houston Texans

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NFL to test new extra point in preseason

ORLANDO, Fla. The National Football League owners today agreed to use the first two preseason games to experiment with a new extra-point arrangement that will move teams back to the 20-yard line after a touchdown.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ryan Clark, NFL Players

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Behind The Steel Curtain

Steelers Scouts at University of Maine Pro Day, CB Kendall James one to watch

James has athleticism and technical skill, he just doesn't have size. Stick in him a weight room and a buffet, he could develop into a solid nickel corner.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, Maine Black Bears NCAA Football, University of Maine NCAA, NCAA Football, NFL Players, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers

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