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The Story On David Paulson Part 1: College Stats

By Christopher DiMarino The Pittsburgh Steelers addressed their need at tight end with David Paulson in the 7th round of the 2012 NFL draft. Many of you remember the big deal I made out of Coby Fleener, but even before that I did some in-depth analysis of the tight ends in the 2012 class. Paulson […]

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Steelers Hope To \”Make It Rainey\” With Their 5th Round Draft Pick Out Of Florida

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did not tell a lie when he was interviewed at the NFL owner\’s meetings that took place in late March. Tomlin said at that time that the team would likely add a running back this offseason, either via free agency or the draft. The Steelers had in a few […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Draft Pick Kelvin Beachum & Jon Linder Of WQAM Interviews Episode

Season 2, Episode 104 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I take a look first at the 2012 rookie pool for the Pittsburgh Steelers as it relates to the overall salary cap and the first contract for David DeCastro. We move on to discuss the Rosetta Stone comment made in regard […]

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Steelers Assigned $5.13 Million Rookie Pool For 2012 Draft Picks

The 2012 NFL draft is in the rear view mirror now and the Pittsburgh Steelers nine draft picks will translate into a $5.13 million 2012 rookie pool number that the team will work with to get all of their rookies signed within. The total value of the contracts for the rookies can\’t exceed $28.25 million. […]

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Steelers Defensive Line Coach John Mitchell Says Don\’t Discard Steve McLendon

One thing I particularly love about the draft is that I get to hear from the each Pittsburgh Steelers position coach that will be responsible for coaching each draft pick after that selection is made. It is really the only time of the year the fan base gets to hear from the likes of Keith […]

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Steelers 2012 Draft Picks Jersey Numbers

It is that time of year again as the new Pittsburgh Steelers draft picks and undrafted free agents have been issued their initial jersey numbers. I always like to disclaimer in these post that numbers are subject to change and that means you should be cautious in ordering jerseys until you know for sure your […]

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History Shows That Only DeCastro Has A Legitimate Shot At Starting In Week One

The 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers draft class has been chosen and the excitement for the upcoming season is building at a rapid pace. There is already talk about which players might contribute in their rookie season and how many might even start on either offense or defense in week one. The obvious names that most are […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Refers To New Playbook As A Rosetta Stone Book

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was on WDVE radio this morning to talk about the new presents that he received during the 2012 NFL draft this past weekend as well as a few other topics. Roethlisberger was specifically asked early on what he has heard so far about first round pick David DeCastro and how […]

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Post Draft State Of The Steelers Offensive Line

The 2012 NFL draft is now complete and the Pittsburgh Steelers added three offensive linemen in the form of Stanford guard David DeCastro, Ohio State tackle Mike Adams and guard Kelvin Beachum as part of their nine selections. With the draft and free agency now behind us, it is time to take the yearly look […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers 2012 Draft Recap Episode

Season 2, Episode 103 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I get right after it talking about the newest Pittsburgh Steelers players drafted this weekend after a quick hat tip to the Yale undrafted free agent signed by the Steelers last night Jake Stoller. Why is that important? David is a […]

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Steelers 2012 Draft Class Twitter Accounts & Feeds

I have received a few emails asking about the Twitter handles for the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 draft class, so I will take an opportunity to throw a post up on it just in case anyone else is interested in following them on Twitter. The Steelers first round draft pick David DeCastro is not on Twitter […]

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Toney Clemons Could Use Some Consistent Coaching For A Change With Steelers

There were quite a few solid draft picks by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 NFL draft this weekend, but likely overlooked in the nine draft picks is Colorado wide receiver Toney Clemons. Clemons, who hails from New Kensington, was the Steelers second of four seventh round picks, and he might have gone undrafted if […]

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DeCastro & Adams Could Make For A Dominant Steelers Offensive Line In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz How can you be a Pittsburgh Steelers fan right now and not be excited and optimistic about the 2012 NFL season? Ever since 2006, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been pounded, beaten, and broken, resulting in injuries that compromised the success of the season. Just over the past two years, Roethlisberger suffered a […]

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2012 NFL Draft Round 7: Pittsburgh Steelers Draft T Kelvin Beachum With 248th Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected SMU tackle Kelvin Beachum in the 7th round with the 248th pick of the 2012 NFL draft. Overview Beachum was a redshirt freshman but started every game throughout the rest of his time at SMU. He is undersized compared to most professional offensive tackles, but improved steadily in college, displaying the […]

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2012 NFL Draft Round 7: Pittsburgh Steelers Draft CB Terrence Frederick With 246th Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Texas A&M cornerback Terrence Frederick in the 7th round with the 246th pick of the 2012 NFL draft. Performance Stats 20 Yard Shuttle 4.03 seconds 3 Cone Drill 6.59 seconds 40 Yard Dash 4.5 seconds 60 Yard Shuttle 11.13 seconds Bench Press 16.0 reps Broad Jump 121.0″ Vertical Jump 35.0″ Overview […]

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2012 NFL Draft Round 7: Pittsburgh Steelers Draft TE David Paulson With 240th Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Oregon tight end David Paulson in the 7th round with the 240th pick of the 2012 NFL draft 2011 — All-Pac-12 second team (Pac-12 coaches, Phil Steele) … Capital One academic all-district 8 and Pac-12 all-academic first team selection … Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game for the West […]

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2012 NFL Draft Round 7: Pittsburgh Steelers Draft WR Toney Clemons With 231st Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Colorado wide receiver Toney Clemons in the 7th round with the 231st pick of the 2012 NFL draft. Overview Clemons was a reliable starter after transferring from Michigan. He is a huge and athletic receiver in the mold of Anquan Boldin. He has the same body type and strong base, and […]

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Steelers Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley Press Conference On Chris Rainey

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley met the media for a press conference to discuss the selection of Florida running back Chris Rainey in the 5th round of the 2012 NFL draft. Haley discussed the skill set that Rainey possesses as well as his ability to help in the return game on special teams. Below […]

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2012 NFL Draft Round 5: Pittsburgh Steelers Draft RB Chris Rainey With 159th Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Florida running back Chris Rainey in the 5th round of the 2012 draft with 159th overall selection. Chris Rainey Conference Call OVERVIEW One of the fastest ball carriers in the collegiate ranks, Rainey is regarded as a “poor man’s” version of Percy Harvin (Minnesota) and with his receiving skills, he could […]

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Steelers First Three Round Review Of 2012 NFL Draft

By Christopher DiMarino Happy draft weekend. Let\’s quickly take a look at each Steeler draftee: what likely drew the Steelers to them, what they need to work on, what some concerns are and where we go from here. David DeCastro What we know: DD was the most highly touted OG in the draft. In fact, […]

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Steelers Defensive Line Coach John Mitchell Press Conference On Alameda Ta\’amu

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell addressed the media after the selection of nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL draft. Mitchell talked about the weight concerns surrounding Ta\’amu and how he fits on the Steelers defensive line. Below is the audio from the presser and the transcript will […]

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2012 NFL Draft Round 4: Pittsburgh Steelers Draft NT Alameda Ta\’Amu With 109th Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers started the third and final day of the 2012 NFL draft by selecting Washington nose tackle Alameda Ta\’Amu with the 14th pick of the fourth round after trading up with the Washington Redskins. The Steelers gave up their original fourth and original 6th round picks to get him. The Steelers need a […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Day 2 Recap Of Steelers 2012 Draft With Mark Kaboly Episode

Season 2, Episode 102 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd tied up with draft coverage of day 3 of the 2012 NFL draft with ESPN 970, I welcome back to the podcast Mark Kaboly from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review to talk about the day two draft picks made by the Pittsburgh Steelers. […]

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Steelers 3rd Round Draft Pick Sean Spence Sure Looks Like A Strong Safety Prospect

The selection of Miami weak-side outside linebacker Sean Spence by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL draft certainly has a few people scratching their heads it seems. I think that I am not the only one that figured the nose tackle position was likely to be addressed with the pick. […]

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Colbert Trades Character Risk For Measurables With Second Round Selection Of Adams

Steeler Nation received a surprise Thursday night in round one of the 2012 NFL draft when Stanford guard David DeCastro fell right into the lap of the Pittsburgh Steelers at 24. If that surprise was not enough, the Steelers surprised us again in round two with the selection of troubled Ohio State tackle Mike Adams […]

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2012 NFL Draft Round 3: Pittsburgh Steelers Draft ILB Sean Spence With 86th Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers closed out day two of the 2012 NFL draft with the selection of Miami linebacker Sean Spence with the 23rd pick of the draft. It was the 86th selection overall. Spence will move inside and learn the MACK role according to linebacker coach Keith Butler. OVERVIEW Any talk about Miami linebacker greats […]

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