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C.J. Goodwin Could Be Steelers’ Biggest Sleeper

He may be the most mysterious player on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. A player who bounced around two Division Two schools. One who had just eleven catches his senior year. One reception in training camp, limited by a shoulder injury. Whose claim onto the roster was in part, due to…


Steelers DL Coach Mitchell A Selfless Man, Just Like His Players

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell can be looked at as a mad scientist of sorts, trying to mold massive pieces of clay into a monstrous Frankenstein type of wrecking machine for the team’s 3-4 defense. Whether it be turning a first-rounder like defensive end Cameron Heyward into one of the best in…


Where Are They Now? Deshea Townsend

Aside from an Ike Taylor interception every once in a blue moon, it seems like the last time a reliable player donned the black and gold at the cornerback position, it was none other than Deshea Townsend. A four-year starter for the Alabama Crimson tide from 1994 through the 1997 season, he now…


Deflectgate: Patriots Defense Seeks To Redirect Focus, Reassign Blame

The New England Patriots yesterday furthered their assault on the league’s integrity, initiating a ‘shock and awe’ information dump bundled into a website dubbed The Wells Report in Context, referencing the findings of Ted Wells, the investigator hired by the NFL to look into the Deflategate allegations. As it turns…


Patriots’ Explanation Of Comical Texts Proves Equally Laughable

While the New England Patriots’ response to the NFL’s investigation into and discipline of the team’s actions in Deflategate has consistently been equally defiant and absurd, one aspect of the recently published website, The Wells Report in Context, adds yet another shade to the bouquet of adjectives fit to describe…

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A Closer Look At New Steelers DC Keith Butler

This past offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers waved goodbye to a longtime fixture of the ball club’s defense in coordinator Dick LeBeau. The “father” of the zone-blitz, his intricate defensive schemes kept offensive coordinators up at night each and every fall, and now his duties have been turned over to longtime…


Steelers Film Room: Breaking Down Jesse James’ Blocking From 2014

When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Jesse James in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, they knew about his shining positives and glaring negatives and were comfortable with them. We already broke down tight end James’ touchdowns from his 2014 season, now it’s time to analyze another facet of…

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2015 Should Be First Of Many Pro Bowls For DeCastro

Last year, finally after his eighth season of steady play that helped guide the Pittsburgh Steelers to two Super Bowl berths, winning one, inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons was finally selected to his first Pro Bowl. In 2015, another standout should make his rookie appearance in the game, and it may…

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2015 A Critical Year For Shamarko Thomas

With Troy Polamalu’s retirement, the logical conclusion is for Shamarko Thomas to become the heir to the throne. That appeared to be the plan when the team traded up for the Syracuse safety three years ago and while it’s still a distinct possibility, they sure are making him earn it….


The Pre-Noll Era: Steelers’ Greatest Comeback

The long era before Chuck Noll’s arrival in Pittsburgh is mostly a dark one. At best, a “lovable loser” tone, and at worst, a “doormat” label that countless teams exercised. But there were bright spots. Great players, games, even the occasional winning season. And that’s what we’ll focus on in…