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Christopher Carter, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and an extra on WPXI-TV and Steeler Nation Radio digs deep on the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL, everyday and all year long. Everything you need to know about the Steelers Monday through Friday. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. #steelers #nfl

Devin Bush's Preseason Struggles Mean Steelers ...
The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't see Devin Bush have a good game in their preseason debut against the Seattle Seahawks. Bush registered zero tackles and looked as lost as he did in 2021, which has Steelers fans asking if Omar Khan should trade for Roquan Smith from the Chicago Bears.
31 min
Steelers 1st Look: Matt Canada's Offense a Grea...
The Pittsburgh Steelers' offense took flight against the Seattle Seahawks in their first preseason game of 2022. But it especially looked good when Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett were able to make plays with their legs.
42 min
Kenny Pickett, George Pickens Show Early Maturi...
As the Pittsburgh Steelers won their first preseason game of the 2022 season over the Seattle Seahawks 32-25, both of their top rookies Kenny Pickett and George Pickens passed with flying colors on their first tests.
27 min
Steelers WR Coach Frisman Jackson on George Pic...
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson talks on the show about how George Pickens has remained grounded and humble in the middle of his early training camp success.
30 min
Brian Flores Interview: Devin Bush's Progress w...
Chris Carter spoke with Pittsburgh Steelers Senior Defensive Assistant and Linebacker Coach Brian Flores. Flores explained Devin Bush's progress with the linebackers and how he's fitting in with Myles Jack and the Steelers' defense.
30 min
Steelers RB Coach Praises Najee Harris' Leaders...
30 min
Larry Ogunjobi Makes HUGE Impact in First Steel...
28 min
Dan Moore Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers' Most Improv...
35 min
What Diontae Johnson Learned from Stefon Diggs ...
32 min
BREAKING NEWS: Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Diontae...
The news broke that the Pittsburgh Steelers signed wide receiver Diontae Johnson to a two-year contract extension worth $36.71 million.
2 min
Mason Rudolph Impress w/Steelers 1st Team Offen...
The Pittsburgh Steelers gave Mason Rudolph his first shot to run the first team offense. But how did he perform?
33 min
Why Mitch Trubisky Hasn't Lost Ground in Pittsb...
Mitch Trubisky hasn't put on a highlight clinic during Pittsburgh Steelers training camp, but there are several reasons why.
38 min
Myles Jack a Stud in Pittsburgh Steelers' First...
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished their first day in full pads Monday and there were clear winners who showed out. Myles Jack was the biggest stud of the team as he dominated Backs on Backers and filled in on run defense very well.
39 min
Pittsburgh Steelers Did Right By Chris Boswell,...
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Chris Boswell to a $20 million extension over four years with $12.5 million guaranteed. The contract makes Boswell the highest-paid kicker in NFL history, tied with Justin Tucker's rate with the Baltimore Ravens.
5 min
Steelers Rookie WR George Pickens Leads Trainin...
The Pittsburgh Steelers saw some players step up during the first week of training camp. None of those players looked better than George Pickens, who continues to impress everyone on the team and around them in practice.
28 min
Kenny Pickett's Growing Pains, Mitch Trubisky/M...
The Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback battle between Kenny Pickett, Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph took off at training camp. But Pickett has had a rough start with some interceptions and growing pains of being a rookie.
32 min
Diontae Johnson Starts Hold-In / George Pickens...
The Pittsburgh Steelers had their first training camp practice of 2022 Wednesday, but also saw Diontae Johnson start his contract hold-in while he waits for a long term deal.
32 min
Larry Ogunjobi Makes Good First Impression with...
As the Pittsburgh Steelers reported to training camp at Saint Vincent College Tuesday, Larry Ogunjobi spoke to Pittsburgh media for the first time as a member of the team.
28 min
Pittsburgh Steelers' Youth/Depth, Best Asset in...
The Pittsburgh Steelers report to training camp Tuesday, but what aspects of their team are the least talked about heading into training camp? For one, the way Mike Tomlin and Matt Canada get back on track is to depend on the team's youth and depth at several positions.
36 min
Did Ben Roethlisberger Go Too Far About Pittsbu...
Ben Roethlisberger's recent interview with Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette opened up his opinions on how his final years went with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
37 min
Three Biggest Challenges Brian Flores Must See ...
The Pittsburgh Steelers need Devin Bush to return to his pre-injury form during training camp. That's a big task new assistant coach Brian Flores will focus on at Saint Vincent College for the defense.
29 min
Steelers OL Training Camp Preview: Why Ross Tuc...
Former NFL player Ross Tucker criticized the Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive line Wednesday. But were his comments correct?
41 min
Steelers DL Camp Preview: Cam Heyward & Crew Ke...
The Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive linemen play a huge role in the team's hope to lead the NFL in sacks for a sixth consecutive season.
35 min
Steelers QB Training Camp Battle Preview: How K...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have their first quarterback training camp battle in a long time coming. That starts next week when Mitch Trubisky, Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph report to camp.
35 min
How Steelers' Increase in Depth of Targets to P...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been known as a dink and dunk offense for the past few seasons with Ben Roethlisberger. Mike Tomlin and Matt Canada better have plans to change that with Mitch Trubisky and/or Kenny Pickett.
32 min
Pittsburgh Steelers' Cam Heyward Feels Dissed B...
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward has made it clear lately on his new podcast Not Just Football that he's not happy with ESPN's ranking that placed him as the NFL's No. 5 defensive tackle.
31 min
Steelers WRs Left Off ESPN Top 10 / Can Diontae...
The Pittsburgh Steelers had zero wide receivers listed by ESPN's top 10 wide receiver list made from talking to NFL coaches and front office executives. While Diontae Johnson wasn't listed in a group that included Davante Adams, Cooper Kupp, Ja'Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson and more, could his 2022 production put him in that conversation?
36 min
Pittsburgh Steelers Must See Najee Harris Take ...
The Pittsburgh Steelers saw Najee Harris make a strong statement with his rookie season in 2021. But there are aspects to his game that must improve if he's going to become an elite NFL running back.
34 min
Why Pittsburgh Steelers' Heinz Field Is Now Acr...
The Pittsburgh Steelers' stadium is no longer named Heinz Field, and now will be called Acrisure Stadium for the next 15 years. But what led to an insurance company from Michigan taking over for a historic Pittsburgh company like Heinz?
29 min
How Matt Canada Balances Najee Harris, Pat Frei...
The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada must find a way to balance the team's new offense without Ben Roethlisberger.
32 min
Brian Flores Isn't Mike Tomlin's Replacement / ...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have seen multiple changes with Ben Roethlisberger and Kevin Colbert both retiring this year. Does that mean Mike Tomlin's time with the Steelers might be running out?
33 min
Browns' Baker Mayfield Trade Fallout, AFC North...
The Cleveland Browns' trade of Baker Mayfield to the Carolina Panthers removed a major player in the Browns' rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
35 min
Steelers Left Guard Battle: Kevin Dotson vs. Ke...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a left guard battle on their hands between Kevin Dotson and Kendrick Green.
34 min
Pittsburgh Steelers Have Secret Weapon in Tight...
The Pittsburgh Steelers might have a secret weapon on their hands in the form of a solid tight end group.
36 min
Why Pittsburgh Steelers Aren't Looking to Break...
The Pittsburgh Steelers won't be looking for a replacement for Terrell Edmunds anytime soon because of how well he pairs with Minkah Fitzpatrick.
30 min
Brian Flores / Pat Meyer / Frisman Jackson: Wh...
The Pittsburgh Steelers made several coaching staff changes by adding Brian Flores as a defensive assistant, Pat Meyer as offensive line coach and Frisman Jackson as wide receivers coach under Mike Tomlin. But which of them will have the biggest impact on the 2022 season and beyond?
34 min
Where Kenny Pickett Comparisons to Joe Burrow H...
Recently, former Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said he didn't see any differences between Kenny Pickett and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
36 min
Can Steelers Pay Diontae Johnson like Terry McL...
The Pittsburgh Steelers may have re-signed Minkah Fitzpatrick, but Diontae Johnson is still waiting for a new deal.
38 min
Steelers' Kenny Pickett, George Pickens for All...
The Pittsburgh Steelers spent their first two NFL Draft picks on offense with Kenny Pickett and George Pickens, and a recent NFL.com list ranked them both as the top players to earn NFL All-Rookie honors for their positions.
34 min
James Daniels' Leadership, Kevin Dotson's Chemi...
The Pittsburgh Steelers worked to improve the offensive line, but there are still big things needed from the group.
30 min
Mike Tomlin Not Scared of Missing Big Ben, Naje...
Mike Tomlin spoke on the Pivot Podcast about how he's excited of facing the challenge of not having Ben Roethlisberger on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
30 min
After Larry Ogunjobi, Steelers Must Find Backup...
The Pittsburgh Steelers made a good free agency move to add Larry Ogunjobi, but backup running back is another position they must address.
35 min
Pittsburgh Steelers Add Larry Ogunjobi / Defens...
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi Tuesday, replacing he spot on the roster left open by Stephon Tuitt's retirement. But what does Ogunjobi bring to the table?
34 min
How Chase Claypool's Top 3 Comment Was Taken Ou...
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool went on the I Am Athlete podcast and was quoted to say he was a top three receiver in the NFL. But that quote that was pulled for articles and Twitter posts was taken out of context.
33 min
PFF Crazy to Rank Mike Tomlin Outside Top Ten N...
A recent NFL head coaches ranking placed Mike Tomlin outside the top ten. That's despite him having the best record vs. teams with winning records among coaches with over 50 games against such opponents.
29 min
Matt Canada to Blame for Steelers Slow Offensiv...
The Pittsburgh Steelers offense was the worst performing in the first quarter unit in the NFL last year. Was offensive coordinator Matt Canada to blame for the slow starts?
32 min
After Big Payday for Minkah Fitzpatrick, Steele...
The Pittsburgh Steelers made sure to sign Minkah Fitzpatrick for a big payday to keep their superstar safety on the roster, making him the NFL's highest paid safety. But what's the next move?
32 min
Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Minkah Fitzpatrick to ...
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday that they had signed two-time First Team All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick to a five-year deal, four-year extension that keeps him with the team through the 2026 season.
8 min
Steelers Defense Better Suited to Face Lamar Ja...
The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense has done a good job of limiting Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens over the past few years. But does that mean Steelers fans should think things will be easy in the AFC North if Jackson signs a long term extension with the Ravens?
43 min
Where Does Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johns...
The Pittsburgh Steelers had their top wide receiver last year Diontae Johnson finish tenth in receiving yards in the NFL. But where does he rank vs. other NFL WRs?
39 min
Top Position Needs for Pittsburgh Steelers Post...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have over $21 million in salary cap space and could use that money to add to their roster. But what positions are the biggest needs post-minicamp?
37 min
Kenny Pickett, George Pickens, and the Steelers...
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished minicamp Thursday, and it's time to talk abut who were the top winners.
29 min
How Pittsburgh Steelers Defense Returns to Bein...
If the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense returns to being a top 10 unit, how do they get there? New defensive coordinator Teryl Austin spoke Wednesday about the unit's philosophies.
40 min
Pat Freiermuth, George Pickens, Najee Harris Sh...
The Pittsburgh Steelers began minicamp Tuesday at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. The team's pass catchers made big plays and stood out during two minute drills.
35 min
Steelers QB Coach Mike Sullivan's Notes on Kenn...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a quarterback race as minicamp is about to begin Tuesday, and QB coach Mike Sullivan gave his insight on how that competition is going. Kenny Pickett continues to be a hard working studious rookie while Mitch Trubisky is showing his NFL experience and Mason Rudolph is being a good teammate while showing his knowledge of Matt Canada's system.
38 min
Merril Hoge Go Too Far in Devin Bush Criticism?...
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Merril Hoge took to the radio waves with criticism of linebacker Devin Bush. In doing so, Hoge called Robert Spillane the team's top inside linebacker, even over Myles Jack. Did he go too far?
44 min
Najee Harris is 244 Pounds of Muscle / Trade to...
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished OTAs Thursday, but meanwhile there has been wild accusations of Najee Harris being out of shape from national analysts and personalities. They're way off.
41 min
Stephon Tuitt Retirement Means Steelers Need FA...
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced the retirement of Stephon Tuitt Wednesday. That means the need help on the defensive line next to Cam Heyward and Tyson Alualu to help the run defense improve from being last in the NFL in 2021.
30 min
Diontae Johnson Returns / Kenny Pickett Talks Q...
Diontae Johnson returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers at OTAs Tuesday, ending any speculation of contract questions or a potential holdout before minicamp.
35 min
Steelers Cornerbacks Led by Ahkello Witherspoon...
The Pittsburgh Steelers' cornerbacks might be the most underrated group on the roster. Ahkello Witherspoon looks to be the CB1 of the group, but is that a good or a bad thing?
32 min
Steelers Aren't Worried About Diontae Johnson /...
The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't seen Diontae Johnson at OTAs yet, but that's not a big deal.
27 min
Brian Flores' Effect During Steelers OTAs on My...
The Pittsburgh Steelers OTAs wrapped up their first week, and we got our first look at linebackers coach Brian Flores working closely with Devin Bush and Myles Jack.
35 min
Omar Khan as GM Mean Front Office Philosophy Ch...
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Omar Khan as the new GM Wednesday, along with Andy Weidl of the Philadelphia Eagles being Assistant GM and Sheldon White of the Detroit Lions also joining the front office.
35 min
Mitch Trubisky's Strong Tone to Start Steelers ...
The Pittsburgh Steelers began their OTAs for the 2022 season Tuesday, and quarterback Mitch Trubisky had a strong tone about his intentions for this season.
40 min
BREAKING NEWS: Reports Say Pittsburgh Steelers ...
Reports from several national and local reporters indicate the Pittsburgh Steelers will choose Omar Khan to be the team's new GM, and Andy Weidl to be Assistant GM.
4 min
Steelers Must Pay Minkah Fitzpatrick Top Safety...
The Pittsburgh Steelers must find a way to pay Minkah Fitzpatrick top NFL safety money as soon as possible.
36 min
How Should Pittsburgh Steelers Use Chase Claypo...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are about to start OTAs, but a big question about their roster involves where and how they will use the wide receivers Chase Claypool, George Pickens and Diontae Johnson?
36 min
Kenny Pickett's Quarterback Battle, Stephon Tui...
The Pittsburgh Steelers' OTAs begin in just a few days, so it's time to look at the top storylines in a preview before the players arrive.
29 min
How Mike Tomlin Shapes Steelers' Coaching for P...
Mike Tomlin spoke during the Pittsburgh Steelers' rookie camp about how the Steelers plan to incorporate different players into their gameplans.
36 min
ESPN Underrates Pittsburgh Steelers as 26th Bes...
ESPN recently ranked the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 26th best NFL team in their football power index. But was that a fair rating?
39 min
Steelers Too Optimistic They've Fixed Run Defen...
The Pittsburgh Steelers ranked dead last in run defense in 2021 and need to fix that problem to be a great defense in 2022. But was their adding Myles Jack in free agency along with the hope that Stephon Tuitt and Devin Bush will recover from their injuries to get back to being key defensive players?
34 min
Mike Tomlin's Insight on Kenny Pickett that NFL...
The Pittsburgh Steelers just finished rookie camp where Mike Tomlin got to see Kenny Pickett's first steps as an NFL quarterback. But recent comments from Tomlin revealed why the Steelers valued Pickett so high.
35 min
Steelers' Toughest Part of NFL Schedule / Rooki...
The NFL Schedule reveal finally laid out when the Pittsburgh Steelers would face all their opponents. But when will the toughest part of that schedule play out? Why it might be facing Tom Brady and Josh Allen on back to back weeks, and a Rookie Camp Preview.
34 min
Should Steelers Sign Cornerback James Bradberry...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have some salary cap space and could make a move for former Pro Bowl cornerback and new free agent James Bradberry. But should they?
31 min
Did Steelers Address Offensive Line Enough? Or ...
The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't address their offensive line once in the 2022 NFL Draft after signing James Daniels and Mason Cole in free agency and bringing back Chukwuma Okorafor. But was that enough to fix the offensive line that's struggled in recent years?
29 min
Steelers GM Search Factor: Louis Riddick/Doug W...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to have a second interview with former Bills GM Doug Whaley, adding to a list of second interviews that includes Louis Riddick. With Brandon Hunt and Omar Khan also in the mix, a big factor in the GM search could be QB management philosophy.
41 min
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Race Factor: Kenny Picke...
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have a big quarterback race on their hands during their training camp. But will Kenny Pickett, Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph have to prove to win? A big factor could be the connection with tight end Pat Freiermuth.
30 min
Steelers Decline Devin Bush's 5th Year Option b...
When the Pittsburgh Steelers declined Devin Bush's fifth-year option, they sent a message that they couldn't count on Bush to make a triumphant return in 2022. But in not drafting another top linebacker along with Kevin Colbert's recent comments show they may still believe he will return to his pre-injury form.
33 min
How Matt Canada's Offense Fits Kenny Pickett, N...
Pittsburgh Steelers' Offensive Coordinator Matt Canada has to make 2022 the year he proves his offense works. But that might be an interesting task with Kenny Pickett, Mitch Trubisky, Najee Harris, George Pickens and Pat Freiermuth as primary weapons.
40 min
DeMarvin Leal DOESN'T Impact Stephon Tuitt's Po...
When the Pittsburgh Steelers chose DeMarvin Leal in the NFL Draft, they added a unique defensive lineman who can help inside and outside. But that shouldn't be considered an indicator for where they see Stephon Tuitt in their future.
34 min
Did Pittsburgh Steelers Have Best Wide Receiver...
The Pittsburgh Steelers made wide receiver a priority in the 2022 NFL Draft. But were George Pickens and Calvin Austin III the best options?
35 min
Kenny Pickett the Favorite to be Steelers' Star...
The Pittsburgh Steelers showed that Kenny Pickett was their QB1 of the NFL Draft by taking him in the first round. But can Pickett beat out Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph in training camp to be the Steelers' starter?
29 min
Pittsburgh Steelers to Sign Safety Damontae Kaz...
The Pittsburgh Steelers quickly got to work after the NFL Draft to add safety Damontae Kazee, a five-year veteran who's nabbed 12 NFL interceptions so far.
4 min
Steelers NFL Draft Day 3 Recap: Calvin Austin I...
The Pittsburgh Steelers rounded out their final picks of the NFL Draft on day 3 by adding a speed receiver in Calvin Austin III, Cam Heyward's brother Connor Heyward, a new linebacker and a fourth quarterback on the roster.
12 min
Pittsburgh Steelers Select Texas A&M Defensive ...
The Pittsburgh Steelers used their third round pick of the 2022 NFL Draft to select Texas A&M defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal, a quick, athletic defensive lineman who specializes as a pass rusher.
8 min
Pittsburgh Steelers Select Georgia Wide Receive...
The Pittsburgh Steelers used their 2nd round pick at 52 overall to select Georgia wide receiver George Pickens. a 6-foot-3 playmaker wide receiver with good speed, ball skills and separation ability.
3 min
The Best Parts of Kenny Pickett that Convinced ...
The Pittsburgh Steelers made Kenny Pickett their first round pick and confirmed he was their QB1 all along. But what made Pickett so valuable to them? The answer is in the tape, and in his story as a leader at Pitt.
31 min
The Pittsburgh Steelers took the 20th overall selection to select Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett. Here's an instant reaction and short update on the selection and what it means for the Steelers.
4 min
Pittsburgh Steelers' Top 5 Players Most Likely ...
The first round of the NFL Draft is here! Now it's finally time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to make their selection of who will be the top new player on their roster. Here's two top five rankings on who they're most likely to pick, with Jordan Davis and Malik Willis still at the top.
39 min
Steelers Trade Up vs. Trade Down Draft Day Opti...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have made three NFL Draft day trades while Kevin Colbert has been GM, but will he and Mike Tomlin take that path one more time before Colbert retires?
32 min
Mike Tomlin/Kevin Colbert's Final NFL Draft Out...
Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert spoke at Heinz Field Monday for their last public words about the NFL Draft and their outlook on how the Pittsburgh Steelers will make their picks and any potential trades.
34 min
Najee Harris Ready to Lead Steelers? / Why Deeb...
Najee Harris took to the airwaves to talk about him being a new leader for the Pittsburgh Steelers after Ben Roethlisberger's retirement, while Deebo Samuel trade speculation swirls and draft week arrives.
34 min
BONUS EPISODE: Steelers Out on Louis Riddick? /...
The Pittsburgh Steelers' GM search has been quiet for a while as the NFL Draft approaches, but are they still looking at Louis Riddick? Or is Brandon Hunt just the guy in wait? Also, call-in questions about the NFL Draft, trades, Stephon Tuitt, and sleeper pick at different positions.
33 min
Should Steelers Focus More on Offense or Defens...
The Pittsburgh Steelers could go in many directions with the NFL Draft. But should they focus more on offense or defense with their first and second round picks?
33 min
Steelers Should Stay Far Away From Baker Mayfie...
Rumors suggest the Pittsburgh Steelers should consider finding a way to get Baker Mayfield, but doing so would be mistake. Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert should stay far away from Mayfield, but there are smarter trade options to move up in the NFL Draft to get their quarterback without giving up too many picks.
35 min
New Steelers QB Coach Show Pittsburgh Locked On...
The Pittsburgh Steelers added a new assistant quarterback coach in David Corley, which caused many to wonder if that means they're locked into selecting Malik Willis in the NFL Draft. But is that the plan?
36 min
Diontae Johnson Contract Rumors/What Steelers P...
Rumors around Diontae Johnson's potential contract extension continue to swirl, and the Pittsburgh Steelers may have a tough decision on their hands while voluntary team workouts begin.
43 min
BONUS EPISODE: The Ultimate NFL Mock Draft 2022
20 min
Steelers Draft Day Scenarios: Trading Back w/Te...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have positioned themselves to have several paths on Draft Day, and one could be to trade back. But they should only do so to maximize getting multiple top 40 or top 50 picks in a class that has plenty of talent that fits their needs in the early rounds. The Chiefs and Packers could be two desperate teams for such a trade.
29 min
Steelers Trade Up Rumor w/Vikings for 12th Pick...
A rumor suggests the Pittsburgh Steelers could have a draft day deal in place with the Minnesota Vikings to move up to the 12th overall pick of the NFL Draft. But how much would it cost? And who could they target with it?
34 min