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Behind the Steel Curtain 11 hours ago
AFC Championship Game Open Thread: Keep tabs on all the playoff action

AFC Championship Game Open Thread: Keep tabs on all the playoff action

Photo by David Eulitt/ The Steelers are done, but that doesn’t mean fans won’t be watching football. Why not spend it with fellow Steelers fans? It is hard to believe, and some might still struggle with it, but NFL football is in the postseason! It wasn’t always certain there would be a return of America’s favorite game, but here we are, preparing for an awesome slate of games in the NFL’s Championship Sunday. Yes, it’s the playoffs so the NFL season is now in the home stretch. Here is the schedule for the day: Bills at Chiefs — 6:40 p.m. ET This obviously...
Still Curtain 11 hours ago

Why the Steelers should take a look at Mark Ingram Jr.

Mark Ingram has recently been released by the Ravens. Here’s why the three-time Pro Bowl running back would be a good fit for the Steelers.  Two weeks ago, The Steelers’ season ended terribly. The Steelers were humiliated by the Cleveland Browns. While plenty of blame can go around for why they lost, a significant reason […] Why the Steelers should take a look at Mark Ingram Jr. - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Behind the Steel Curtain 11 hours ago
Maurkice Pouncey reportedly planning on retiring after 11 seasons

Maurkice Pouncey reportedly planning on retiring after 11 seasons

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports After 11 seasons in Pittsburgh, the nine-time Pro Bowler is reportedly calling it a career. Following the Pittsburgh Steelers exit from the 2020 NFL postseason, Many got the feeling Steelers center and offensive captain Maurkice Pouncey had possibly played his last NFL game. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh post-Gazette, the speculations are true and Pouncey is planning on retiring after 11 years with the Steelers. Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey has told teammates he is likely retiring after 11 seasons. Barring a change of...
Still Curtain 12 hours ago

Steelers 3 biggest draft busts in Pittsburgh’s franchise history

The Steelers have had a strong track record of drafting and developing players but that does not mean they’re immune to busts along the way. It is no secret that this franchise has built its success through the draft. They have selected and developed their stars throughout the history of the team that plays on […] Steelers 3 biggest draft busts in Pittsburgh’s franchise history - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Still Curtain 22 hours ago

Did the Steelers sign Haskins because Roethlisberger is retiring?

The Steelers recently added a former first-round quarterback. Did Pittsburgh sign Dwayne Haskins because Ben Roethlisberger is retiring?  Father Time gains on everybody. Omitting the enduring marvels that are Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, the NFL is, all of a sudden, witnessing a changing of the passing guard. In the AFC alone, all four of […] Did the Steelers sign Haskins because Roethlisberger is retiring? - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Still Curtain 23 hours ago

Impending Steelers camp battle: Mason Rudolph vs. Dwayne Haskins

The signing of Dwayne Haskins has garnered a plethora of mixed reviews among Steelers nation. While I may come off as biased after saying the Steelers must sign Dwayne Haskins just days after his release from Washington I do understand the questions surrounding Haskins. Yet, in whichever way you slice it, Haskins and Rudolph will be competing […] Impending Steelers camp battle: Mason Rudolph vs. Dwayne Haskins - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Saturday Night Steelers Open Thread: Duds, Defense, and Dogs

Saturday Night Steelers Open Thread: Duds, Defense, and Dogs

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Come join the virtual party for some conversation about your Steelers and a few random items With the off season comes debate and this week started off with a bang or was it a dud? With all the debate over the signing of a former 1st round pick to a futures contract at least we know that the passion for our Steelers runs strong. However, we won’t debate the merits of the signing here as BTSC has already seen about 232,457 and a half comments on the topic, so I think everyone’s position is clear. Anyway, the polar vortex has made it’s way...
Still Curtain Jan 23, 2021

3 names Steelers fans should know in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft

As the 2021 NFL Draft draws closer, here are three names that could be on the Steelers radar in round one.  Every year some names show up that the Steelers are highly rumored to be interested in. The first-round choice is always highlighted as the next best thing as the city holds high hopes. Fans […] 3 names Steelers fans should know in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Still Curtain Jan 23, 2021

4 veterans the Steelers could trade away as they begin to rebuild

The Steelers are at the beginning stages of a rebuild. Here are four veterans who they could look to trade this offseason.  The Steelers did as much as they could for their veteran quarterback in 2020. After backloading several more contracts and spending up to the cap ceiling in an effort to keep their roster […] 4 veterans the Steelers could trade away as they begin to rebuild - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Matthew Wright signs a Reserve/Future contract with the Detroit Lions

Matthew Wright signs a Reserve/Future contract with the Detroit Lions

Photo by Jason Miller/ The substitute placekicker for the Steelers in 2020 is getting his shot with the Detroit Lions in 2021. At the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2020 season, they elected to let a group of players’ practice squad contracts expire. Many fans were perplexed by the decision, but it was essentially the Steelers giving these players a chance to start fresh somewhere new. Somewhere they could lock up a role for themselves, and not just sitting on the practice squad wondering if an injury would give them a shot. Among those names were players like...
Podcast: Don’t fret over the Haskins signing, Steelers fans

Podcast: Don’t fret over the Haskins signing, Steelers fans

There is plenty to discuss on the latest episode of the popular podcast Steelers Brunch w/ Tony. The Steelers made a few futures-contract signings this week, but one made major waves among Steelers fans. A large portion of Steeler Nation had less than a favorable reaction to the signing of Dwayne Haskins on Thursday. But don’t fret fans, the signing means less than over-reacting fans think. Join Tony Defeo as he moves his Saturday show to the lights of Friday night and discusses the Steelers with plenty of answers to questions from the fan base. Welcome to Steelers Friday Six...
There could be a Watt Family Reunion this season, in Houston

There could be a Watt Family Reunion this season, in Houston

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports If Ben Roethlisberger decides to hang up his cleats, the Steelers should attempt to trade TJ Watt to the Houston Texans for Deshaun Watson. A few days ago my fellow BTSC colleague, and Steelers brother from another mother, Michael Beck penned a hugely successful article discussing the possibility of Houston Texans star DE J.J. Watt maybe joining his brothers in the Steel City one glad day in the future. The mere thought of the three Watt brothers all wearing the Black and Gold makes for great theater and generates an excitement that their...
The Steelers have options for managing the 2021 salary cap, they just have decisions to make

The Steelers have options for managing the 2021 salary cap, they just have decisions to make

Photo by Brett Carlsen/ Although the Steelers salary cap situation looks bad going into 2021, there are ways around it depending on what they want to do. During the 2020 offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers chose to restructure basically every contract available in order to maximize their salary cap space. Unfortunately, with the majority of those contracts only running through 2021, all the money they pushed down the road is now coming due. So does this mean the Steelers’ salary cap situation is hopeless? As we’ve learned in years past, the Steelers always find...
Still Curtain Jan 23, 2021

Which Steelers CBs should be retained heading into 2021?

The conversation surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 cornerback situation may need some altering on who to keep and release. Queue the off-season, meaning the most crucial time of the year. From contracts to draft picks, NFL front offices all attempt to accomplish these things for the team’s benefit, as fans we hope. On very few occasions, […] Which Steelers CBs should be retained heading into 2021? - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Deon Cain signs Reserve/Future contract with the Ravens

Deon Cain signs Reserve/Future contract with the Ravens

Photo by Andy Lyons/ The Pittsburgh Steelers watched as Deon Cain went to the Baltimore Ravens this offseason hoping for an opportunity. The Pittsburgh Steelers are often considered a wide receiver factory. General Manager Kevin Colbert has been known to find wide receivers with the best of them, and that isn’t just allocated to the NFL Draft. If you remember back in 2019, the Steelers were in need of receivers after injuries had hampered the unit, and the Steelers picked up a former Clemson receiver named Deon Cain. Cain didn’t have mind-boggling numbers, but was...

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