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Taunting is just the latest NFL rule that could ruin a Steelers game for absolutely no reason

Taunting is one of the points of emphasis for NFL officials in 2021, but it probably shouldn’t be.

The Steelers appear to be lagging far behind the Browns and Ravens in the AFC North

Are the Steelers in the same class as both the Browns and Ravens in the AFC North? It just doesn’t feel that way right now.

A Steelers loss to the Raiders usually goes hand in hand with them missing the playoffs

It’s been nearly two decades since the Steelers made the playoffs after a regular-season loss at the hands of the Raiders. Yikes.

The Steelers offense just wasn’t good enough to carry an injury-depleted defense in Week 2 loss

The defense is the strength of the 2021 Steelers team. After suffering so many injuries, both before and during Sunday’s 26-17 loss to the Raiders at Heinz Field, the offense proved to be incapable of picking up the slack.

Hey, Steelers, stop showing us pictures of your players boarding planes, trains and automobiles

The PR ploy of posting social media pictures of the Steelers as they arrive to and from places has officially jumped the shark.

Have a BAD Week: A look back at the Steelers week from a black-and-gold mind

BTSC’s random thought renegade is back with his bizarre look at the Steelers week that was.

Stacking wins to start the year is key for the Steelers making the playoffs

Continuing to win early in the season is the Steelers top priority if they want to fulfill their championship aspirations

There’s no Opening Day quite like the NFL’s Opening Weekend

There’s nothing quite like the first full weekend of the NFL regular season.

Bills Mafia made the Steelers an offer they couldn’t refuse, but they refused it anyway

The Steelers Week 1 game vs. the Bills was really supposed to be a coronation for the Bills and the next step toward them becoming "Made Men" and Super Bowl champions. Pittsburgh had other ideas and refused to bow down and kiss the ring.

There are two sides to every Steelers’ contract negotiation

The Steelers finally got T.J. Watt the deal he was hoping for, complete with $80 million guaranteed. Both sides made compromises, but who was the bad guy? There was no bad guy. Just different perspectives.

The Steelers did their most loyal fans proud with Week 1 win over the Bills

The Steelers entered the 2021 regular season with very low expectations. Those expectations may prove to be correct when all is said and done. But it’s hard to feel that way, right now, isn’t it? That’s how satisfying that 23-16 Week 1 road victory over the Bills truly was.

The Steelers can calm some minds in 2021, starting with a win vs. the Bills

Not many people are giving the Steelers a chance to do much of anything in 2021. That could change with a victory over the Bills in Week 1.

Have a BAD Week: A look back at the Steelers week from a black-and-gold mind

BTSC’s random thought renegade is back with his bizarre look at the Steelers week that was.

Najee Harris is set up to shine for the Steelers in Week 1

The Steelers rookie running back has a great matchup to start his NFL career.

I will not fight anyone over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021

Fighting is overrated. It’s especially overrated when it occurs in the stands at sporting events, including football games involving the Pittsburgh Steelers.

After seeing Najee Harris, aren’t you glad the Steelers didn’t select a tackle in Round 1?

There’s concern about the Steelers’ offensive line heading into the regular season. Some are lamenting the fact Pittsburgh went with Najee Harris in the first round of the Draft instead of a tackle. Only problem with that thinking is, Harris appears to be special.

Is Ben Roethlisberger actually aging badly?

This writer is tired of the joke that Big Ben is out of shape and washed up.

Can the Steelers edge rushers be better than last year?

The Steelers outside linebackers have been retooled, but can they improve upon a dominate 2020 campaign?

Will T.J. Watt return to practice this week?

If there is no deal in place, will Watt take the practice field to prepare for Week 1?

A Letter From the Editor: Tunch Ilkin was more than just a former Steelers player

The passing of Tunch Ilkin hits hard, for multiple reasons.

A deep dive into the potential residing within the Steelers offense in 2021

In part one of a two part series, this BTSC writer shares his thoughts and intuition about the Steelers 2021 offense.

The Steelers offensive line will be a work in progress for the foreseeable future

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and in hindsight, it was perhaps unrealistic to expect the Steelers offensive line to be rebuilt in one offseason.

JuJu Smith-Schuster doing the crate challenge is the latest thing you can be angry about

Are you angry that Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster did the milk crate challenge so close to the regular season? Probably.

Is Zach Banner ready to go for Week 1 of the NFL season?

With very limited snaps in the preseason, Steeler fans should possibly be concerned about Banner’s availability.

Shakur Brown is a cautionary tale for getting too excited about UDFAs and late-round picks

Shakur Brown became a story long before he should have been one. Hopefully, for his sake, the UDFA out of Michigan State will go on to surprise us after all.

Are the Steelers getting the last laugh in the NFL Draft?

The Steelers were heavily criticized for their 2021 draft class, but are the Steelers getting the last laugh?

The Steelers backup quarterbacks are exactly as the name implies 

The heir apparent at the quarterback position does not have to be on the roster for a successful 2021 season.

Fans were upset when the Steelers game vs. the Lions went off the air

Don’t let a little preseason network switcheroo get in the way of your long-distance love for the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s a union that will stand the test of time.

The Steelers secondary has real problems

With Antoine Brooks Jr. and Arthur Maulet hurt, the Steelers secondary has more questions than it does answers.

The Najee Harris 46-yard catch and run against the Lions made me jump out of my seat

Did you jump out of your seat when Najee Harris scampered for 46 yards after catching a pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the Steelers preseason win over the Lions?

Talking points after the Steelers’ victory Saturday should be on Ben Roethlisberger and little else

When discussing Saturday night’s preseason game against the Lions, the first words out of anyone’s mouth should be "Ben Roethlisberger"

It will be a sad day when Ben Roethlisberger retires, but that day isn’t here yet

Ben Roethlisberger will retire one day, but if Saturday night’s dress-rehearsal preseason game against the Lions was any indication, that day may not come for quite awhile. Enjoy his greatness while you still can.

Mike Tomlin must have been having a dress rehearsal press conference on Thursday

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was in midseason form as he said a whole lot of nothing during his press conference on Thursday.

Dan Moore Jr. could be the Steelers’ swing tackle, but he appears to be much more than that

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin confirmed that Dan Moore Jr. is being groomed to be the swing tackle, but he looks more like a starter to me.

Once Steelers fans put a QB in the “no good” zone, there’s no way for him to escape

Steelers fans have a reputation for being very tough on and very unforgiving of quarterbacks. Mason Rudolph is just beginning to experience what that means. Can he beat the odds and win them over? Only time will tell.

The Steelers’ trade for Joe Schobert shows they aren’t interested in anything but contending

The Steelers traded for Joe Schobert when they just as easily could have tried to fix their issues at inside linebacker internally. Teams that are serious about contending never stop trying to get better.