Guest Column #1: Looking back and ahead

In anticipation of Reader Appreciation Week, we asked for article submissions for a guest column spot right here on BB&G.  We got quite a few worthy submissions from which we’ve selected our three favorite.  Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to our selected few.

By Claire Wisoke

It was a cold, windy, and […]


Reader Appreciation Week: Pittsburgh Spirit Contest

Happy Reader Appreciation Week!  BB&G recently hit its 2-year anniversary.  To celebrate, we are dedicated this week to giving back to the readers who make this blog what it is.  We have quite a few events going on throughout the week, so check back frequently!

First off, we want to see how you bleed black […]


Todd Haley already having an impact

The Steelers had a great draft this weekend.  They picked up two offensive linemen in the first two rounds.  Both guys could potentially start this season and if that is the case the Steelers will have truly upgraded their offensive line.

This is something the Steelers have neglected to do in the past.  They […]


Steelers 2012 Draft Grade

The Steelers had a great draft no doubt about it.  We are going to have to wait until the players get out on the field to see what these guys look like for real.  As of right now it looks great.  Here are the way to early draft grades for the Steelers.

Draft Grades:

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Report: Steelers sign 12 undrafted free agents

Scott Brown is reporting that the Steelers have signed 12 undrafted free agents.  The team brought in 2 special teams players.  They also brought in 6 defensive guys and 4 players on offense.  Here is the list of guys the team added.

Undrafted Free Agents:

Brandon Lindsey- OLB Pitt Connor Dixon- WR Duquesne Drew Butler- […]


Steelers post draft press conference

Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert had their post draft press conference last night.  They seem very happy about how things played out.  Colbert said the Steelers plan to reach out and grab about 10 or so guys as UDFA.  I will have that list out when it becomes official.  Here is the press conference.

 

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20 Potential Undrafted Free Agent Targets

The Steelers had a really good draft which I will recap tomorrow.  Tonight it is time to start reaching out to the undrafted free agents to see who else the Steelers can add to their team.  There are some good prospects left out there.  Here are my top 20 guys to take a good hard […]


Steelers Select Kevin Beachum with their final pick

The Steelers finished off their draft the same way they started it.  They took an offensive linemen.  The team took Kevin Beachum and OG out of SMU.  Beachum was another player the Steelers brought in for a visit.

Beachum is an undersized quick offensive linemen.  He has good feet but he lacks ideal size.  He […]


Steelers select Terrence Frederick with their 3rd pick of the 7th Round

The Steelers added a cornerback with their third pick of the 7th round.  The Steelers selected Terrence Frederick out of Texas A&M.  Frederick is a smaller guy with good speed who can contribute on special teams.

Frederick is a zone corner.  He is a good tackler.  He knows how to read a QB and break […]


Steelers Select David Paulson with their 2nd pick of the 7th round

The Steelers stuck with a visitor with their second pick of the 7th round.  With the 240th pick of the NFL Draft the Steelers selected David Paulson TE from Oregon.  Paulson visited the team in the pre draft process.

Paulson is an underrated player who got pushed back by a lack of use in […]


Steelers Select Toney Clemons with first pick of 7th Round

The Steelers took their firs of four picks in the 7th round.  At pick 231 they selected Toney Clemons WR from Colorado.  Clemons is a speedster that the Steelers brought in for a visit.  Clemons is 6’2 and 210 pounds.  He is a hands catcher.  He does not let the ball get to his […]


Steelers select Chris Rainey RB Florida in Round 5

The Steelers worked special teams and speed aspect of the team in the fifth round.  The team selected RB Chris Rainey out of Florida.  Rainey is a slasher and speed back. At 5’8 and 180 pounds he is not a pounder.  He could help the team on third down though.

Rainey also can return kicks and […]


Steelers Trade Up to Get Alameda Ta’amu

This draft just keeps getting better.  The Steelers moved up in the fourth round to get a player they needed.   The Steelers drafted Alameda Ta’amu NT from Washington.  The Steelers gave up their 4th and 6th round pick to the Redskins to get Ta’amu.

Ta’amu is a huge man.  He was expected to go […]


25 players to watch for the Steelers on Day 3 of the Draft

The Steelers have a great draft so far.  Tomorrow they have 7 picks to use.  The team still has some holes to fill and these picks could be very useful.  The Steelers have already taken 2 offensive linemen so I am taking those guys off the board even though there are still some good ones […]


Steelers select Sean Spence LB Miami in Round 3

The Steelers selected Sean Spence in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.  Spence was a guy who the Steelers worked out at his pro day.  Spence is 5’11 and 230 lbs.  The Steelers will most likely look at Spence as an inside linebacker in their system.

He is very athletic and will […]