Steelers Outpost Podcast: Steelers Outpost Mad As Hell About Madden

The Madden ratings are out and Ben's rating is 85 placing him as the #9 QB behind even Matt Ryan and and Phillip Rivers. We debate whether these ratings matter. You can imagine the Baby Boomer cannot understand this millennial concern. Mike Tomlin's interviewing prowess is underrated. He exceeds Belichick's brevity of factual information by delivering his own poetic perspectives. Although he says almost nothing, Mike opens up the house-cleaning effected by the Steelers this year. YOU ARE GOD! You are capable of raising the dead from the grade or overcome the debilitations of age and add one former Steeler to this year's team. Who do you resurrect? @NeilCoolong asks, which of these has the highest probability of occurring in 2019: Boswell > 88 percent FGs Dupree > 6 sacks Ben < 9 INTs Steelers > 10 wins We put our odds on it. Let us know what you think. "Real" football starts this week with the Steelers training camp opening this Friday, July 26.

Resting the Starters: 2019 AFC North Division Preview

Our division previews continue this week featuring the AFC North! Will the Ravens be a playoff team again? Are the Bengals the favorite for the first overall pick in the NFL Draft? Will the Browns make the leap and outduel the Steelers for the division crown? All these questions answered and more!

STEELERS OUTPOST: #99 – Sacrificing the Terrible Towel

The latest episode of Steelers Outpost is here!

Resting the Starters: Big 3 Rankings

Rob Paul and AJ Marchese decide to fill more summer time by ranking each team by their "Big 3," aka their QB/RB/WR combinations!

Resting the Starters: NFL 2019 Leapers and Fallers

Rob Paul and AJ Marchese embark on the task of picking one player from each NFL team who will elevate their game and make a leap and one player who will fall off in the 2019 season.

Steelers Outpost Podcast: Steelers Rotating Running Backs

It's Father's Day so what a great time to relive Tom's failings as a parent and how Nick had to develop his passion for the Steelers on his own, like a lonely orphan, abandoned to his own devices and Nintendo 64.The Steelers seem to have the deepest contingent of running backs in years.  We talk about how the Steelers may allocate the workload to optimize results.Life isn't fair. The NFL certainly isn't.  But it's a business. Still, when you compare the productivity-to-cost ratio of certain players under their first contracts to what some less-productive veterans receive, you have to wonder where the justice is. In a related matter, what about the way the Steelers recently dealt with Chris Boswell?Culture versus Strategy?  Which is a more important facet to emphasize for a coach?  Is game planning, or constructing the appropriate environment more conducive to winning games?

Seven Rounds in Heaven: 2019 NFL GM Rankings

In a very special live episode, Rob Paul and AJ Marchese are joined by friend of the show, James Barber to breakdown Rob's 2019 NFL GM rankings. They look at the Texans best options at GM, rip on old bad GMs like Mike Brown and Bruce Allen, praise the rise of Ryan Pace and Chris Ballard, and much more! 

The Armchair Scout: 2019 UDFAs with the best chance to make every NFL team

Every year hundreds of NFL prospects go undrafted, but some crack an NFL roster. The Armchair Scout looks at one UDFA on every NFL team with the best chance of making the squad.

The Armchair Scout: 10 2019 NFL Draft picks that will be better in the pros

The NFL Draft always has players that end up being better in the NFL than college, these are the 10 players the Armchair Scout sees falling under that label.

Steelers Outpost Podcast: Stacking the Steelers – 2018 versus 2019

Mandatory mini camp gets underway this week SteelersOutpost is very optimistic about this year's roster. In our opinion, Pittsburgh is one of the few teams without a major hole on the field (except for perhaps placekicking). But have we improved over last year's team? We review the position groups to assessment improvement or deterioration from last year. How difficult is the transition from college to the NFL? And, are some positions harder to learn that others? We talk about what we consider to be the hard transitions and why the learning curve is so steep. Finally, the Steelers enjoyed some team building at Topflight Golf. Who do you think has the lowest handicap? Who do you think even knows his handicap?