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Ravens Considering Carrying Five Tight Ends In 2016

When a team loses an important player due to retirement or some other means, the natural reaction is to either replace him with a one-for-one high-impact free agent signing or premium draft pick, if feasible. These routes are often anything but, so the opposite approach is often seen, the buckshot,…


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Missing Pieces 2016: LT Kelvin Beachum

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into training camp a bit under a month from now, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players…




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Recent WR Contracts Have No Bearing On Antonio Brown’s Market Value

Over the course of the last several weeks, several young wide receivers around the league have signed lucrative contract extensions and that includes Allen Hurns, Keenan Allen and Doug Baldwin. With these extensions has come the talk in the media of how each will impact Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown…


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Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Mail time! Thanks for coming back to the chat week after week, Steelers’ Nation. Very little new happening, as you can tell, but we’re almost through to the other side. A question to all of you. Earlier today, we learned – not that we were ever unsure about it –…


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Technology Proves Heyward-Bey Is Fastest Player In Pittsburgh

At the 2009 NFL Combine, Darrius Heyward-Bey ran an official 4.3 flat. In 2016, now 29, Heyward-Bey still shows those same wheels. Heck, maybe he’s gotten faster. As ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports, the team has been using GPS technology to track speed and steps, a growing trend around the league. In…


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Steelers Film Room: Why Didn’t Antonio Brown Catch That? Part 11

During this dead period of the NFL season I thought it would be fun to look back at the tremendous 2015 season that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had as it relates to the targeted passes that he didn’t manage to catch. This series, however, should not be viewed…


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It’s Your Time To Shine, Chris Boswell

With the unfortunate news of Shaun Suisham’s departure, the torch was officially passed on to Chris Boswell.  It almost goes without saying that, during his tenure in Pittsburgh, Suisham provided fans, players, and coaches with a comfort that often goes unnoticed.  There are a number of teams in this league…


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Jeremy Fowler Sees Coaching In Mike Mitchell’s Future

When the Pittsburgh Steelers saw that veteran Pro Bowl free safety Ryan Clark, an integral part of their defense, was beyond his abilities, the front office let him leave in free agency and brought in Mike Mitchell through free agency, inking him with a $25 million deal over five seasons,…


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Ranking The Steelers’ Starters: 17-12

Back again for installment No. 2 of the “Ranking the Starters” series, today we’ll take a look at No. 17-12 for the projected starters on the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers. Keep in mind that this list is 24 players deep, with 11 starters on offense and 11 on defense, as well…


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One Step To Take: Ryan Shazier

New series we’re kicking off here to get us through the upcoming dog days of the offseason. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game….


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Audio: Talking Buddy Ryan, Todd Haley On The Josh Taylor Show

Was happy to be back on The Josh Taylor Show with, of course, Josh Taylor for TribLive Radio yesterday. Josh and I discuss the impact Buddy Ryan had on his team and the game. Moving into Steelers talk, we discuss Todd Haley’s performance and Brian Baldinger calling Mike Tomlin the most underrated…


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Show Me Something, Chris Hubbard

With spring drills officially over, I think we all understand that we’re all in for a long haul, six weeks in total, between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. You know the drill. There’s little new information coming out during this period, so it serves as…


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PFF Looks At Bud Dupree And His Rookie Wall

Second-year Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree had an eventful rookie season last year as a first-round draft pick. He logged quite a bit of snaps in a rotation on the left side of the defense and ultimately moved into the starting lineup by the end of the season, though…


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Andy Dalton’s Improvement Tied To Performance Under Pressure

Many have debated about who Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton really is as a football player. A quarterback who has been able to put up some yardage and touchdowns, but sprinkled with costly turnovers, and able to win games because of a quality roster around him, Dalton had a career…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Specialist

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped things up in minicamp and put an end to their spring practices, which means that we are officially into the dead zone, the slowest time of the year for football news and general activity, the time between the end of spring drills in mid-June to…


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Watch: James Harrison Playing Danneyball Again

James Harrison is back out in one of his favorite places, the Danney Center in Arizona, continuing his legendary workouts. And for fun in Arizona, they play Danneyball. Volleyball with medicine balls. Harrison posted a couple videos on his Instagram account. It’s still as impressive as ever to watch this….


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Mike Tomlin Named Most Underrated Coach In NFL

NFL.com’s Brian Baldinger ranked his top three underrated coaches in the NFL and Mike Tomlin was ranked at the top. In this video on NFL.com, here’s his rationale. “All the injuries he suffered last year. Maurkice Pouncey to Le’Veon Bell to all three quarterbacks at some time that got hurt….


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Antonio Brown, Julio Jones Part Of Monumental Year For Receivers

It’s become a truism to say that the passing game has become increasingly important in today’s game. It seems that annually we see more and more passes being thrown, and more and yards being gained. Perhaps the most obvious sign of this fact has been the steadily increasing use of…


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Nate Burleson Names Antonio Brown Top Receiver In NFL

You know about Shark Week. Well this week seems to be Antonio Brown week, a new story or study popping up every day about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ star receiver. But hey, how can you get tired of that million dollar smile? NFL Network’s Nate Burleson, himself a former receiver, ranked…



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Antonio Brown Chosen As Part Of The “Perfect WR”

Though he’s arguably the best receiver in the game, Antonio Brown isn’t perfect. But NFL.com’s Gil Brandt selected part of AB’s game to build the perfect wide receiver.  He chose Brown’s route running ability over everyone else’s. In his explanation, Brandt writes. “It is very difficult for the opposing defensive…


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Film Room: Keith Butler’s Box Calls

Boxes. They’re great things. They hold Christmas gifts, pizza, engagement rings. Defensive coordinators have boxes too. And they’re a great way to beat bunch concepts. The rules are simple. I learned them from the great Matt Bowen when he still wrote for National Football Post. Four defenders versus three receivers….


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Maurkice Pouncey: “I Can’t Sit Back And Watch”

We know Maurkice Pouncey has a chip on his shoulder. A new resolve this year to play at a high level. He expanded on those feelings in part two of Missi Matthews’ interview with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ center. “[Mike Tomlin] tried to tell me he didn’t want to take as…


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Show Me Something, Caushaud Lyons

With spring drills officially over, I think we all understand that we’re all in for a long haul, six weeks in total, between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. You know the drill. There’s little new information coming out during this period, so it serves as…



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Joe Flacco’s Contract Deemed 2nd-Worst Among QBs

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, which is both great and unfortunate for the Ravens’ front office. The great side is, of course, the fact that that means they, you know, won a Super Bowl, which is kind of the entire point of what they all…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Safety

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped things up in minicamp and put an end to their spring practices, which means that we are officially into the dead zone, the slowest time of the year for football news and general activity, the time between the end of spring drills in mid-June to…


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Patrick Peterson Explains Why Antonio Brown Is So Tough To Cover

Quite a few defensive backs around the league would likely name Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown as one of the toughest players to cover currently, but very few will actually say why that is. However, in a recent interview on “The Dan Patrick Show”, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson did…