Posted by Dave Kearns, Photo by Anthony Shao/ CC BY
Former Steelers' running back Rashard Mendenhall was suppose to be Pittsburgh's workhorse for the next ten years when he was drafted in the first round in 2008. Mendenhall was part of a talented running back class. There were 5 running backs selected in the first round that year (Darren McFadden 4th overall, Jonathan Stewart 13th overall, Felix Jones 22nd overall, Mendenhall 23rd overall, Chris Johnson 24th overall). The best running back in the 2008 class went.....
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As part of a preview of the Steelers’ upcoming season, we will examine all 3 of their AFC North rivals. First up, the hated Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers have a deep history with the Ravens in recent years, but the Birds have undergone some major changes in recent years. Let’s take a look at just how much we have to worry about Baltimore in 2014:
I really will never understand the Joe Flacco hype. He’s not a very good QB, never has been. Forgive me if I don’t...
Posted by Tyler Dolanch, Photo by Jeffrey Beall/ CC BY
I’m down on the Steeler defense this year, but the exact opposite is true for the offense. It will be the offense that carries this team. I think it will be a top 10 offense in regards to points and yards. This is partially due to necessity to compensate for the defense but I also believe that this is one of the most talented Steeler offenses in the past decade or so. There is much to be excited about on this side of the ball...
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It’s shocking as a Steeler fan to write this but I don’t believe the defense is good this year. It’s a combination of a below average secondary and a lot of young players and question marks playing throughout the defense. The defense didn’t look great...
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I’m not going to lie I am really exciting for the upcoming Pitt football season. Recently, it has been a rough go of it for the Panthers. This is the second year in the ACC for the Panthers and with a pretty easy schedule they should get out of the gate quickly en route to a big year. Here are PCT's prediction for the Pitt Panthers this season.
Posted by Dave Kearns, Photo by Joey Gannon/ CC BY
We continue our Pitt Preview week with our Thursday draft. The college football season kickoffs today, and there are only two more days until Pitt opens the season against Delaware. Here is a recap of the articles we wrote the past three days. We previewed the Pitt offense on Monday. On Tuesday, we took a look back at what Alex Van Pelt is...
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Keeping Pitt football week going this week’s W.A.T.N looks at Quarterback Alex Van Pelt. Van Pelt is probably the second best quarterback in Pitt history behind NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino. Van Pelt was the quarterback for the Pitt Panthers from 1989-1992. In 1989 the Panthers were ranked 20th in the pre-season AP poll and would rise as