Category: ‘Game Previews’

For Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, “old” is the new “new” in 2017
August 7th, 2017 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images Are we witnessing a brand-new Ben Roethlisberger? Or is it an old, long-lost friend, returned again? The Pittsburgh Steelers' longtime star quarterback spent the off-season contemplating retirement after the 2016 post-season campaign ended in disappointment, once again at...

One year in, Steelers CB Artie Burns looks like a brilliant, shrewd draft pick
August 3rd, 2017 at 10:45 AM
***PHOTO1*** Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports About 15 months ago, the Steelers drafted cornerback Artie Burns in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, much to the chagrin of many fans. The pick was met here, at Behind the Steel Curtain, with a nearly even,...

Goodell doesn’t seem interested in more open-air, cold-weather Super Bowls
August 1st, 2017 at 12:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** The "ultimate reality show" isn't willing to repeatedly tempt fate. Three years ago, the NFL rolled the dice on a open-air, cold-weather Super Bowl, playing the game in New Jersey and narrowly avoiding a game-day winter storm. Plenty of other eastern cities aspiring to do the same, but Commissioner Roger...

Tom Brady returns to the top spot in merchandise sales
August 1st, 2017 at 9:52 AM
***PHOTO1*** The G.O.A.T. has returned to the top of the stack. After yielding the NFLPA player merchandising title to Cowboys rookies Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, who finished No. 1 and No. 2 for the year ending February 28, 2017, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has reclaimed the throne for the quarter...

Smashing the misconceptions surrounding William Gay’s 2016 performance
July 28th, 2017 at 12:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports "William Gay is washed up." "William Gay was beaten like a drum in 2016." "William Gay's roster position is in jeopardy, and he could become a salary cap casualty due to his 2016 play." "Did you see William Gay get...