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Preview: 2015 – Game 1 – New England Patriots

The kickoff to the 2015 NFL season is upon us. The Pittsburgh Steelers open up on the road, playing in the home of the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. The key headline going into this game was whether or not Tom Brady would play. Brady, facing a 4 ...

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2015 NFL Predictions: AFC North

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. AFC North Prediction Steelers* Bengals* Browns ...

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2015 NFL Predictions: AFC East

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. AFC East Prediction Patriots* Dolphins ...

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It’s Put Up Or Shut Up Time For DHB

Darrius Heyward-Bey is a 6-foot-2-inch, 205 lbs. rocket boosted wide receiver who has never lived up to being the 7th overall selection by the Oakland Raiders in the 2009 NFL Draft. However, with the recent suspension of Martavis Bryant and a potential reluctance to rush a rookie, 4th round pick ...

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Did The Steelers Finally Find A Punter?

For regular readers of Steel City Underground, you know I've expounded upon the importance of a good punting game and special teams since the inception of this blog. Last year I was incredibly hopeful for a training camp battle between Brad Wing and Adam Podlesh... that was until, Podlesh never ...

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What We’re Looking For: Panthers – Preseason Game 5

Wow... 5 exhibition games. That surely takes it's toll (and has) on any team. That's why I feel this game is a partial dress rehearsal. I felt last Saturday's Bills game was not a dress rehearsal. Also keep in mind, the team has had little rest from Saturday's road game to Thursday's ...

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Michael Vick: By The Numbers

As previously argued for at the end of July, in my column "Michael Vick: Steeler Material?" I had justified that Vick has comparable measurables to former Steeler backups Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich. The former, Batch, is a beloved figure in Pittsburgh, not only for his some of his heroics ...

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How LaMarr Woodley Screwed Up The Steelers

The title might be a bit misleading, as LaMarr Woodley did a lot of good for the Steelers too. However, this article is mainly focused on how the 2015 Steelers are still recovering from the downfall of one player. LaMarr Woodley came into the league as a 2nd round draft ...

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