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March 4, 2017
by Joe Rutter


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Rutter: Pitt, Penn State notes from NFL Combine

INDIANAPOLIS — Leftover items from Friday’s interview sessions at the NFL Combine. MILLER TIME Scott Orndoff’s favorite tight end should come as no surprise for someone raised in Waynesburg and who played football at Seton-La Salle and Pitt. It’s Heath …

March 1, 2017
by Joe Rutter


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Rutter: The inexact science of evaluating 3-4 pass rushers

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite all of the measurements and drills conducted at all-star games, scouting combine and pro days, the Steelers don’t know whether a college player has the aptitude to play outside linebacker in their 3-4 defensive scheme until much …

February 28, 2017
by Joe Rutter


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Rutter: Clearing up Bell’s franchise tag number

Trying to make sense of the NFL salary cap and collective bargaining agreement is a lot like trying to decipher the IRS tax code. It can be confusing and can lead to mistakes by those without genius IQs. I learned …

January 28, 2017
by Joe Rutter


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Rutter: Long way to go for Steelers’ Bryant

As we reported earlier Saturday on Martavis Bryant,  he has formally applied for reinstatement with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. But it’s just one step back on the journey for Bryant to rejoin the Steelers. He doesn’t get to sit back …

October 17, 2016
by Joe Rutter


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Thoughts from Dolphins 30, Steelers 15

A quick breakdown of the loss Sunday that gives the Steelers a 4-2 record heading into their showdown with 5-1 New England next Sunday at Heinz Field. THREE THINGS NOT TO LIKE 1. Where’s the pass rush? Sure, the Steelers …

October 10, 2016
by Joe Rutter


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Thoughts from Steelers 31, Jets 13

A quick breakdown of the win Sunday that gives the Steelers a 4-1 record and puts them a game ahead of the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North. THREE THINGS TO LIKE 1. If all Cris Carter did was catch …

September 23, 2016
by Joe Rutter


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The old, new guy

This is my first post on the Steel Mill blog, so I figured I would introduce myself. I’m the old, new guy on the Steelers beat, I guess you could say. I’m old because I’ve been at the Trib for …

 
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