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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday March 10th – Tomlin Not Cutting Cheese In Wisconsin Edition

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was present for the Wisconsin Pro Day on Wednesday as tackle Gabe Carimi, defensive end J.J. Watt and tight end Lance Kendricks were all on display. All three seem to be on the Steelers radar in one capacity or another. Despite not yet signing free agent cornerback Ike Taylor, Ed […]

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Steelers 2011 Free Agents Player Analysis: Trai Essex

Guard/Tackle Trai Essex – Steelers 2011 Free Agent Free Agent Classification: UFA (unrestricted free agent) 2010 Salary Estimation: $806,000 Base – $1,056,000 Cap Charge Analysis: Our free agent analysis have become quite popular so we will continue onward with our breakdown player by player of each of the Steelers 18 free agents and up next […]

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Success Rate Of 1st Round Tackles From 1995-2010 Using Approximate Value Method

In this exercise I wanted to take a hard look at the 1st round tackles drafted since 1995 and the success not only through the first five years, but more specifically in years one through three. This is by no means a fail safe measurement stick, but nearly a look at the 1st round tackles […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday March 9th – Pharaoh Sacked In An Elevator Edition

Steelers scout Mark Gorscak was present for the Tuesday Alabama A&M Pro Day where little known defensive tackle Frank Kearse was on display. Also on display were tackle Anquez Jackson, defensive tackle Korey Morrison, running back Ulysses Banks, inside linebacker Afu Okosun and wide receiver Rashad Johnson. Gorscak commented on only Kearse and Jackson in […]

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Lake May Be Just What Keenan Lewis Needs To Turn The Corner & Become A Corner

The Steelers named Carnell Lake as their new defensive backs coach on Monday and it looks like a solid hire from the outside. I documented the job Lake did in his one season coaching the UCLA defensive backs last week and Lake certainly has the resume as a former player. Lake played both safety and […]

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Steelers Also Tendered Punter Daniel Sepulveda

Ed Bouchette reported this morning that punter Daniel Sepulveda was also tendered a contract last week with the other 5 players. Once again that tender could mean nothing just like the Willie Colon, Matt Spaeth and William Gay tenders as Sepulveda has 4 years accrued and is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. The […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday March 8th – A Bus Load Of Optimism Edition

Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis was down in Jacksonville at a Latitude 30 bowling alley grand opening and said he thinks the owners and players will reach deal soon. Bettis was checking out the bowling alley as he is planning to open one in Pittsburgh. The big news on Monday was the announcement that […]

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Steelers 2011 Free Agents Player Analysis: Mewelde Moore

Running Back Mewelde Moore – Steelers 2011 Free Agent Free Agent Classification: UFA (unrestricted free agent) 2010 Salary Estimation: $1,475,000 Base – $1,925,000 Cap Charge Analysis: We motor on with our breakdown player by player of each of the Steelers 18 free agents and up next up for analysis is running back Mewelde Moore. Moore […]

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Top 2010 NFL Cornerbacks NFL Combine Results Compared To 2011 Top CB Prospects

After every NFL Combine is over, everyone immediately starts looking to the combine results as a form of measurement of future success. We have seen time and time again how these numbers are often forced to hold too much water in measuring the potential success. With the Steelers certainly having a need at the cornerback […]

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Steelers Hire Carnell Lake As New Defensive Backs Coach

It was just announced a little while ago that former Steelers safety Carnell Lake has been hired to replace Ray Horton as the new defensive backs coach for the Steelers. Lake played 10 seasons with the Steelers and was a five-time Pro Bowl safety from (1989-98). Lake interviewed last Wednesday with Steelers head coach Mike […]

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Steelers 2011 Free Agents Player Analysis: Doug Legursky

Center/Guard Doug Legursky – Steelers 2011 Free Agent Free Agent Classification: EFA (exclusive rights free agent) 2010 Salary Estimation: $395,000 Base – $395,000 Cap Charge Analysis: Onward and upward we go with our breakdown player by player of each of the Steelers 18 free agents and up next up for analysis is center/guard Doug Legursky. […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday March 7th – Pro Days Begin Edition

Now that the 2011 NFL Combine is over, players will be performing for scouts and coaches at their pro days. NFL.com has a blog section set up to report on these daily so you can keep up with them. The Lebanon Daily News has a piece on Steve Saunders, the personal trainer of Steelers James […]

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Steelers 2011 Free Agents Player Analysis: Greg Warren

Long Snapper Greg Warren – Steelers 2011 Free Agent Free Agent Classification: UFA (unrestricted free agent) 2010 Salary Estimation: $700,000 Base – $832,000 Cap Charge Analysis: Picking up steam now with our breakdown player by player of each of the Steelers 18 free agents and up next up for analysis is long snapper Greg Warren. […]

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Steelers 2011 Free Agents Player Analysis: Dennis Dixon

Quarterback Dennis Dixon – Steelers 2011 Free Agent Free Agent Classification: RFA (restricted free agent) 2010 Salary Estimation: $470,000 Base – $513,000 Cap Charge Analysis: Onward we go with our breakdown player by player of each of the Steelers free agents as we hopefully head towards some sort of free agency soon. Next up for […]

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Steelers 2011 Free Agents Player Analysis: Tony Hills

Tackle Tony Hills – Steelers 2011 Free Agent Free Agent Classification: RFA (restricted free agent) 2010 Salary Estimation: $470,000 Base – $572,000 Cap Charge Analysis: As the labor situation draws on, we continue on now with our breakdown player by player of each of the Steelers free agents. Next up for analysis is tackle Tony […]

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2011 Steelers Mock Draft 1.0

It is the Friday after the 2011 NFL Combine has wrapped up and time to get a starting point for the Steelers 2011 mock draft series. Below is what I deem to be a starting point for players I think the Steelers will have a shot at drafting in each round and their combine numbers. […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday March 4th – Shiver Me Tenders Edition

The Steelers have tendered contracts to four more players besides Willie Colon. I explained each tender offer here of both the restricted and unrestricted free agents and what it means going forward. Ed Bouchette breaks down the NFL labor negotiations and puts them in a Q & A format that is easy to understand. He […]

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24 Hour Extension Granted For NFLPA & Owner Labor Negotiations

According to several sources, the NFL and NFLPA agreed Thursday to a 24-hour extension of the negotiating window for a new collective bargaining agreement. The original deadline of the current CBA expiration had been 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday. The two sides now have 24-hours to come to some kind of an agreement or it looks […]

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A Look At The One Season That Carnell Lake Coached DB\’s At UCLA

Now that Former Steelers safety Carnell Lake has been interviewed by Mike Tomlin for the open defensive backs coaching position, I thought it would be fun to dig up the numbers of the secondary he coached for one season at UCLA. Lake inherited a young cornerback unit, with Alterraun Verner the only player with extensive […]

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Art Rooney II Denies Report Flozell Adams Could Be Cut This Week

Ed Bouchette reported this morning that Steelers president Art Rooney II said in Chantilly, Va., that the club wants right tackle Flozell Adams back next season, denying a Tweet report by Adam Schefter of ESPN that Adams could be a potential cut this week by the Steelers. Rooney II was in Virginia taking part in […]

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Explaining The Steelers 2011 Tender Offers To Free Agents

I know there is likely tons of confusion about the tenders the Steelers have offered Willie Colon, William Gay, Matt Spaeth, Dennis Dixon and Tony Hills, so I hope this post clears up your confusion. I will go player by player and explain each. These 5 players are the only free agents the Steelers have […]

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Steelers Give Contract Tenders To Gay, Spaeth, Dixon & Hills

In addition to putting a first round tender on tackle Willie Colon March 1st, the Steelers have also tendered restricted free agents tackle Tony Hills and quarterback Dennis Dixon. Also tendered were unrestricted free agents cornerback William Gay and tight end Matt Spaeth. It is currently unknown what level these players have been tendered at, […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday March 3rd – Hire Bruce Arians Edition

On Wednesday Mike Tomlin interviewed former Steelers safety Carnell Lake for the open defensive backs coaching job. Tomlin has been in no hurry to fill the position since Ray Horton left to take the Cardinals defensive coordinator position. Lake coached the defensive backs at UCLA for just one season as he stepped down because of […]

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Players Steelers Met With At The 2011 NFL Combine

We have been able to compile a small list of players the Steelers met and had interviews with at the 2011 NFL Combine from sources like Steel City Insider, KFFL, Twitter, Facebook and various other blogs and media outlets. While this list should not serve for anything more than what it is and that is […]

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Steelers 2011 Free Agents Player Analysis: Chris Hoke

Defensive Lineman Chris Hoke – Steelers 2011 Free Agent Free Agent Classification: UFA (unrestricted free agent) 2010 Salary Estimation: $1,500,000 Base – $1,875,000 Cap Charge Analysis: The NFL Combine is over and we steam towards the draft and hopefully free agency. We continue on now with our breakdown player by player of each of the […]

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James Harrison Has Second Back Surgery To Do More Clean Up

It appears as if Steelers right outside linebacker James Harrison is undergoing another back surgery today to clean up something else they found after is first surgery that took place less than two weeks ago. In his initial surgery, doctors removed a piece of herniated disc off a nerve in his back. Harrison announced the […]

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