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2015 A Critical Year For 2013 Draft Class

With the exception of Le’Veon Bell, many have already condemned the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers‘ draft class with the likes of the 2008 group, as prominent draftees like Jarvis Jones, Markus Wheaton, Shamarko Thomas, and Landry Jones have struggled to consistently make their mark in the NFL. While there is no denying…


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Steelers Want WR Markus Wheaton To Improve His YAC In 2015

I dedicated one of my Thursday posts to a few receiving stats from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season and in it I included the average yards after catch numbers. If you read that post, you probably noticed that wide receiver Markus Wheaton had a very low YAC average last season…


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Football Myths: The First Game

Over 110 million people sat, glued to their television for Super Bowl 49. Another 70,000 plus saw it in person. It’s a sport with a salary cap eclipsing the $143 million mark, a figure we throw out without even realizing its enormity. Even today, in the dead of the offseason,…



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Fact And Fiction: Jarvis Jones, Run Defense

Few players on the Pittsburgh Steelers current roster have been criticized as much as outside linebacker Jarvis Jones throughout the edge rusher’s first two seasons, but how much of that negative stigma is warranted? As the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Jones was drafted largely because he…


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Proper Roster Building Requires ‘Special’ Balance

Yesterday, Alex Kozora turned his focus in his All-22 look series on an aspect of the game that simply does not get enough attention generally, unless, as with offensive linemen, somebody makes a mistake. The topic was special teams, and he looked specifically at Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey’s…


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No Hurry To Push Ramon Foster Out The Door

Pittsburgh Steelers starting left guard Ramon Foster has never been the perfect lineman, nor will he ever be. While he has the size of a tackle, he has the footwork of a guard, and that is where he has found his home in the NFL despite the fact that the…



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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Inside Linebacker

With the 2015 NFL Draft and rookie minicamp now in the rearview mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers 90-man offseason roster is getting pretty close to set, although there are always some late movements to balance out positional numbers or replace injured or underperforming players. Now that the rookie class in in-house…


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Five Takeaways From The Steelers First Week Of OTAs

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first week of OTA practices on Thursday and while we probably didn’t learn a lot of new information about the 2015 team over the course of the last three days as it relates to individual performances and play on the field, there were a…


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Bud Dupree On OTAs, James Harrison, Joey Porter

With day three of the Pittsburgh Steelers OTA practices now in the books, the team’s 2015 draft class have gotten their first taste of what it means to play in the NFL. Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley caught up with first round pick Bud Dupree on Thursday. The rookie didn’t have anything earth-shattering to say,…


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Coates Overcame Childhood Adversity In Route To NFL

The Steelers’ third round pick out of Auburn, wide receiver Sammie Coates, may not have ended up there and in the Steel City if not for his best friend, Andrew Williams. In the summer of 2010, Auburn was holding their final camp for recruits, and Williams, a running back at…


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Steelers 2014 Yards Per Target Past LOS Stats

I have been busy playing around with our game charting from last season and in doing so, I thought you might be interested in seeing some numbers related to the Pittsburgh Steelers passing game that revolve mostly around yards per target past the original line of scrimmage. As you can…


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Changing Of The Guard On Steelers Defense Entering Final Phase

The NFL is a lot like a regular job, in the fact that after you spend so much time for one employer, you often become a very close-knit group with your co-workers. From things like being involved or invited to weddings, attending their children’s birthday parties or mourning the loss…


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Three Areas Where Martavis Bryant Can Improve His Game In 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant had a very productive rookie campaign that culminated with him registering 26 regular-season catches for 549 yards and eight touchdowns. However, if the Clemson product expects to build on those numbers in his second season, he’ll have to continue to prove this year that…