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Steelers Todd Haley Says Evolution Of Offense Begins With Good Communication During OTA Sessions

In the few times that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has talked to the media this offseason, he has been very positive in his outlook towards what his second season in the Todd Haley orchestrated offense will be like in 2013. More than once Roethlisberger has talked about how he and the positional coaches have […]

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Steelers Sign Sixth-Round Draft Pick WR Justin Brown On Thursday

Earlier on Thursday, it was announce by the Pittsburgh Steelers that they had signed draft picks Markus Wheaton and Terry Hawthorne to their rookie deals and now comes word that wide receiver Justin Brown has also signed his rookie contract. Brown, the Steelers first of two sixth round picks last month, recorded 73 catches for […]

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Steelers Sign Third-Round Draft Pick WR Markus Wheaton On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday that they have signed yet another one of their nine draft picks as wide receiver Markus Wheaton has also come to terms on his four year rookie deal. Wheaton was drafted in the third-round of the 2013 NFL draft out of Oregon State where he registered 227 catches for […]

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Steelers Sign Fifth-Round Draft Pick CB Terry Hawthorne On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday that they have inked another one of their nine draft picks as cornerback Terry Hawthorne has signed a four-year contract. Hawthorne was drafted in the fifth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Steelers out of Illinois where he recorded six interceptions, 22 pass breakups and 162 total tackles […]

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Somebody Needs To Get Steelers Rookie QB Landry Jones A Terrible Towel, Pronto!

The first OTA session of the 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers will get underway on Tuesday and I sure do hope that somebody gets rookie quarterback Landry Jones a Terrible Towel during the week, and more importantly, explains the history of it to him. Why? According to an interview that Jones did last week […]

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Steelers Rookie WR Justin Brown Should Be Used To Having To Transition Quickly

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Justin Brown is about to enter the second phase of his transition into the NFL with the first OTA session getting underway Tuesday in Pittsburgh, but transition is something that the Oklahoma product is probably pretty used to by now. Brown, who attended the Steelers rookie camp immediately following the […]

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Steelers Sign Sixth-Round Draft Pick LB Vince Williams On Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Monday that they have another one of their nine draft picks under contract as sixth-round linebacker Vince Williams has now signed his rookie contract. Williams,  who was the second of the two players selected by the Steelers in the sixth-round, is out of Florida State and was the 206th overall pick […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Upcoming Steelers OTA, Dave-Te Thomas Draft Recap & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 104 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I begin the show by looking ahead to the first OTA session for the Pittsburgh Steelers that will get underway on Tuesday. We highlight a few things that we will be looking for specifically in the reports made by the […]

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Steelers Sign Fourth-Round Draft Pick S Shamarko Thomas On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have one of their nine 2013 draft picks under contract as it was announced on Thursday morning that fourth-round safety Shamarko Thomas has come to terms. The four year contract signed by Thomas will total out at just shy of $2.7 million and will include a signing bonus of a little […]

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Majority Of Steelers 2013 Draft Picks Likely To Remain Unsigned Until After June 1st

Thanks to the new slotting system provided in the 2011 CBA, almost 100 of the players selected last month in the 2013 NFL Draft are now under contract. The Pittsburgh Steelers, however, have yet to sign any of their nine selections, but you shouldn\’t be losing any sleep over that. Being as the Steelers will […]

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Report: Steelers Think RB Le\’Veon Bell Is The Next Version Of Bears RB Matt Forte

In the latest segment of Inside the Huddle, John Clayton of ESPN said that the Pittsburgh Steelers consider running back Le\’Veon Bell to be the next Matt Forte, who currently plays for the Chicago Bears. “John Elway believes he may have drafted the next Terrell Davis with his selection of Montee Ball in the second […]

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The Lake Effect Is Already Impacting The Steelers Black Cat

I wrote in my post draft breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-round draft pick Terry Hawthorne that I thought it looked like he really got up high on his toes during his back pedal after watching tape of him and apparently he gets up too high for the liking of defensive back coach Carnell Lake. Hawthorne, […]

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Apologies To Steelers Rookie Undrafted Guard Nik Embernate

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former San Diego State right guard Nik Embernate as an undrafted free agent last week and I came away unimpressed with him after watching him play against Boise State last year. In that game, Embernate had trouble anchoring in pass protection and was on the ground quite a bit after slipping […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft – 3rd Round Pick – WR Markus Wheaton – Breakdown & Grade

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton in the third-round of the 2013 NFL draft and below is my breakdown and grade of the pick. Measurables: Combine Invite: Yes, Height: 5110, Weight: 189, 40 Yrd Dash: 4.40, 20 Yrd Dash: 2.50, 10 Yrd Dash: 1.59    225 Lb. Bench Reps: 20, Vertical Jump: […]

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GM Kevin Colbert Explains Why Steelers Only Mock Themselves Prior To Drafts

Many of you probably already knew that the Pittsburgh Steelers did away with mocking the first round of the draft several years ago and now choose to mock themselves instead. General manager Kevin Colbert was asked to explain the process following the draft in an interview with David Todd on ESPN 970. “About five years […]

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Steelers RB Le\’Veon Bell 2012 Directional Rushing Stats & Other Splits

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell rushed for nearly 1,800 yards last season at Michigan State and I wanted to have a look at his splits in order to get an idea how he ran directionally. Being as there isn\’t a site that has those stats, I was forced to scrape them myself from […]

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This Year The Steelers Drafted A Class Of Character As Opposed To Class With Characters

The further I get into my research of the Pittsburgh Steelers draft class of 2013, one thing has become very apparent and that is the fact that this is a class of character as opposed to a class with characters like they drafted last year. The Steelers 2012 draft class included three players that had […]

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Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell \”Definitely\” Thinks He Has A Chance To Be The Opening Day Starter

Pittsburgh Steelers second-round draft pick Le\’Veon Bell talked to the media on Friday after his first day of rookie camp and answered questions about how his day went, the offense the Steelers plan to run with him in the backfield and the likelihood of him being the Week 1 starter. As far as how his […]

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Steelers 2013 Rookie Camp – Report Suggest LB Jarvis Jones Needs Some Girth

The first day of rookie camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers has come and gone and several members of the media are now weighing in with their thoughts after observing the Friday practice. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that first-round draft pick Jarvis Jones appeared to him to be undersized and that has been […]

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Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones Won\’t Dare Compare Himself To Former LB James Harrison

The first day of rookie camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to now be in the books and first round draft pick Jarvis Jones talked to members of the media following the practice. According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network on Twitter, Jones said that following him being drafted by the Steelers, LaMarr Woodley, […]

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Samford Defensive Coordinator Bill D\’Ottavio Says Rookie Steelers DE Nick Williams Has Great Upside

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Samford defensive tackle Nick Williams in the seventh and final round of the 2013 NFL draft with hopes of eventually turning him into a 3-4 defensive end. Samford defensive coordinator Bill D\’Ottavio was a guest of David Todd\’s this past week on ESPN 970 radio and was asked to talk about […]

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New Steelers WR Coach Richard Mann Still Getting Used To Verbiage Of The Offense

New Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Richard Mann had his first real talk with media following the selection of Oklahoma wide receiver Justin Brown in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL draft. After talking about Brown, Mann was asked if he had to adapt to the style of offensive coordinator Todd Haley or did […]

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Steelers 2013 Rookie Camp Starts Today With 41 Players

Rookie camp gets underway on Friday for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and according to the official team website, there will be 41 players attending this weekend. The list of players includes the team’s nine draft picks, nine first year players and 15 undrafted rookie free agents. Several of the first year players were signed to futures […]

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A Look At The Quarterbacks Drafted From Round Four And Later Since 1993

Ever since the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL draft, the speculation has been running rampant as to what it means for starter Ben Roethlisberger. If you look back through the history of the draft, you can clearly see why Roethlisberger shouldn\’t be losing any sleep. […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says They Drafted Le\’Veon Bell Because He\’s An \”NFL Back\”

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert continued his media rounds on Thursday and that included being a morning guest on Trib Live Radio to talk about the 2013 NFL draft that took place this past weekend. During the interview, Colbert was asked about Michigan State running back Le\’Veon Bell, who the Steelers selected in the […]

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Steelers Rookie WR Markus Wheaton Likely To Miss OTA Sessions Due To NFL Graduation Rules

For the last several seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers seem to always have a draft pick or two that are forced to miss a few of, if not all of, the OTA sessions due to their schools graduation schedule. As it looks right now, Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton will be the lone draft pick […]

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