September 2015 | Steel City Underground

Steel City Underground

Preview: 2015 – Game 4 – Baltimore Ravens

Is it bad to say that I don't know what to expect from Thursday's game against the Baltimore Ravens? The world is seemingly upside down... Ben Roethlisberger is out and Michael Vick is in at QB Somehow how the Baltimore Ravens, the Steeler fiercest rival, continue to dodge star players. ...

Continue Reading

Keith Butler’s Defense Is Working

There was moderate controversy when the Steelers moved on from longtime defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau this offseason, much like when Todd Haley took over the OC job from then offensive guru Bruce Arians. It took Haley a couple of years to get a young offense working on all cylinders. I ...

Continue Reading

Preview: 2015 – Game 3 – St. Louis Rams

With the news coming out of Friday's practice, we can be optimistic and pessimistic at the same time. The return of Le'Veon Bell is huge news. Bell, widely considering one of, if not the best RB in the NFL, comes back after a 2-game suspension, in which RB DeAngelo Williams ...

Continue Reading



Chasing History: Ben Roethlisberger

Terry Bradshaw has been far and wide considered the greatest Steelers QB ever. However, Ben Roethlisberger is within reach of Terry's golden mark: most wins in franchise history. Here's a number of other intriguing facts about Big Ben, following the Steelers big win over San Francisco:

Continue Reading

Chasing History: Antonio Brown

With Sunday's performance against the San Francisco 49ers, Antonio Brown launched into a select category among Steeler greats. He became the 4th player to ever record 400 receptions. More impressive, he did so with a franchise record fewest games (72) which is also the third-fewest games needed to surpass 400 ...

Continue Reading

Good, Bad, & Ugly: 2015-2 – San Francisco 49ers

Well, I had said in my game preview, this was an opportunity for the Steelers to make a statement, and they sure did. You could take a beatdown like this and really ride the wave, but I'd like to stay humble and keep this team down to earth. However, that's incredibly ...

Continue Reading

Preview: 2015 – Game 2 – San Francisco 49ers

Oddly, it feels like forever since the Steelers played. We wait months for this time of year, and the Steelers open the preseason, plus open the regular season, and we're still not happy! When you have a few extra days to find "stories" to cover, things like Brandon Boykin, being ...

Continue Reading

Game Plans, Defensive Backs and… Panic?

Brandon Boykin not playing? Shamarko Thomas with limited snaps? Cortez Allen awful? What else can we hear from various media outlets this week? In my opinion, these articles are silly. Let's face it: even I haven't posted anything since last week, because there's not much to say. The Steelers also ...

Continue Reading



2015 NFL Predictions: NFC West

This is part of an ongoing 8-part series predicting the 2015 NFL season. Making these predictions are a headache. It's almost futile to say who is "good" and who is "bad" at this point in the season, but I will give it a reasonable shot. NFC West Prediction Seahawks* Cardinals* Rams ...

Continue Reading