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Carnell Lake Explains Importance Of Having Versatile Safeties

A few weeks ago, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he’s not opposed to playing Mike Mitchell at strong safety moving forward and that one comment created quite a few discussions as it related to the future of veteran Troy Polamalu and the third-year Shamarko Thomas. This past weekend,…


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Steelers Fess Up To The Myth Of The BPA Philosophy

Every year leading up to the draft and immediately following the draft, we hear an awful lot about the BPA philosophy, are Best Player Available, which is the draft strategy that the Pittsburgh Steelers and general manager Kevin Colbert proclaim to use as the best means of adding talent to…


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Recent Drafts Show Pass Rushers No Longer A Bargain For Steelers

When the Pittsburgh Steelers made the conversion from an even defensive front to an odd one in the early 1980s, it naturally changed the face of their pass rush. Instead of generating pressure from the edges of the defensive line, the onus was now on the outside linebacker position chiefly…


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Rob Blanchfower Still Has A Place On The Steelers Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers scoured the landscape for tight end prospects with some dedication this offseason as they begin to prepare for a future that includes the eventual necessity of replacing Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth, two mainstays of this offense for the better part of the past decade. Spaeth, of…


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Anthony Chickillo An Interesting Conversion Project Study

The NFL certainly has changed over the years. Or should I say, the players have changed. In the mid-1980s, Tony Chickillo was a defensive lineman, even playing nose tackle, for Bud Carson’s 3-4 defense with the New York Jets. He was 6’3” and played at 262 lbs. His son, new…


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AFC North 2015 Draft Class Recap: Cincinnati Bengals

In the National Football League, priority number one is making sure that you can win your division, because you play those three teams twice a year, making up over a third of your schedule, and there’s no better route to the postseason than winning more games than your rivals. While…


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Lafayette’s Versatile Scheuerman Could Be UDFA Find For Steelers

As a former high school wrestling and football star, Lafayette’s Ross Scheuerman had to make a choice between the two. As a two-time county champion, he could’ve easily pursued wrestling at the next stage of his career, but he ultimately chose football, noting the ceiling on the gridiron was higher…



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Sammie Coates Brings Needed Depth To Crucial WR Position

While the Pittsburgh Steelers knew going in that their draft board would, by the end of the weekend skew heavily to the defense, and general manager Kevin Colbert acknowledged that they had the sense that it might work out to the 6-to-2 ratio that ended up being the case, the…


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Doran Grant’s Potential Flexibility Reminiscent Of William Gay

As general manager Kevin Colbert revealed following the draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers planned on coming out of the weekend with two new cornerbacks on the roster, and they accomplished that after selecting Doran Grant in the fourth round after previously adding Senquez Golson in the second round, whom they targeted…



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Steelers Plan To Develop TE Jesse James As Pass Catcher

There was a rumor on early Friday going around that the Pittsburgh Steelers were among the teams that were inquiring about trading up all the way to the 33rd overall spot with the Tennessee Titans, who owned that first slot in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. It…


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Steelers Enamored With Interceptions In DB Evaluations

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers had just 11 interceptions, with two of them coming from Brice McCain in the regular season finale, meaning heading into the game that would decide whether or not they win the division, the team had a single-digit number in the interceptions column. The Steelers drafted…


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L.T. Walton Drafted As A Sub-Package Fit

When the Pittsburgh Steelers’s natural sixth-round draft pick came on the clock, I don’t suspect that the name Leterrious “L.T.” Walton was on the tip of many people’s tongue. He’s not a player that I was previously familiar with, even if I had the sixth round pegged as an area…


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AFC North 2015 Draft Class Recap: Baltimore Ravens

In the National Football League, priority number one is making sure that you can win your division, because you play those three teams twice a year, making up over a third of your schedule, and there’s no better route to the postseason than winning more games than your rivals. While…