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Mid 2000s Colts And 2015 Steelers Share Similarities

As it stands, heading into the 2015 NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers are more often than not viewed as an offensive juggernaut, while the defense is viewed as somewhat of the weak link on a team that has Super Bowl aspirations. It brings to mind another team of the same…



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AFC North Draft History Study: Linebackers

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


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Steelers All-22: Dick LeBeau’s Fire X Blitz

Dick LeBeau’s Fire X blitz: Like Tom Selleck’s mustache, it’s been around forever, everyone loves it, and no one quite understands how it works. We’ve documented the concept several times in the past, including devoting a Chalk Talk to it, but the focus has always been on the blitz itself….


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Faith And Football Brought Dominique Davis To Pittsburgh

Dominique Davis always figured to be working on Sundays. Just not in football. Now, he’s a defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was the church where Davis thought came calling. Out of high school, he enrolled in the Florida School of Discipleship to practice his faith. Like any school,…


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Alejandro Villanueva Looks To Power His Way To A Roster Spot

When you have a guy on the roster with the backstory of Alejandro Villanueva, it’s essentially a given that he will become a fan favorite regardless of his potential. As a former Army ranger who has served overseas, one would figure that he should have little trouble “riding the emotional…


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You Can Own Silverback’s Silver Suzuki

While you will likely never be able to accomplish many of the things that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been able to do over the course of his life and football career, you can now at least own one of his motorcycles. Harrison now has his 2003 Suzuki GSX-R…




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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Safety

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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Danny Smith’s Coaching Journey Goes Full Circle

In the world of coaching, it’s a rarity to be able to say you’re on a team that you grew up rooting for, and one that is near and dear to your heart. Although not as ballyhooed as an offensive or defensive coordinator is, a special teams coach is just…


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CBS Sports’ Rang Says Steelers Got A Second Round Steal

For the last several seasons, it was becoming increasingly more apparent that a retooling of Pittsburgh’s cornerback department was needed. From interceptions clanging off Ike Taylor’s hands to Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas scorching him, it was clear reinforcements were needed. Once boasting as fearsome a front seven as the…


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Steelers All-22: Poor Blocking Aides in Dri Archer’s Return Woes

We recently covered the underrated value of a strong kick coverage unit, specifically highlighting what Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey brought to the team in that regard. Today, we’re going to flip the units and stress the importance of a competent blocking return unit. And what happens when that group…


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AFC North Draft History Study: Defensive Line

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


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Steelers D Not Allowing Naysayers To Get In Their Ear

Much has been said in recent years of the transgression or downward spiral of the Steelers “once dominant” defense. The defenses that took the field in Super Bowls XL, XLIII and XLV put up a stone fortress shutting down opposing running lanes, and abused quarterbacks all game long. Since then,…