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Steelers Draft Followed Trail Of “Tangible Evidence”

During the post-draft wrap-up process, there was a variety of possible narratives that one could place on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ drafting procedures, but if there is one that head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert would like to paint this draft class with, it’s an emphasis on, in…


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It’s What They Pay The Coaches For

For many, it seems that their favorite aspect of the draft is the opportunity that comes when it’s over to pick apart and criticize every facet of a draft pick’s game in order to ensure confidence in his clearly not premature declaration of a bust. The Pittsburgh Steelers fan base…


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Focus On CB Size Exaggerates Impact Of Tall Targets

During the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers added a pair of short cornerbacks to a group of players that is already fairly height-deprived outside of Cortez Allen, who at 6’1” is the only one in the group that exceeds a stature of six feet. In the second round, the…


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Safety Gerod Holliman Must Tackle Special Teams For A Roster Spot

It’s not often that a seventh-round draft pick elicits such a significant amount of discussion on the day that he’s drafted, but the truth of the matter is that new Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Gerod Holliman is an extremely intriguing player because of the disparity present in his scouting report….


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AFC North 2015 Draft Class Recap: Cleveland Browns

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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Dupree Fits The Steelers Mold Off The Field, Too

When playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, there exists a certain criteria or culture that exists, as the franchise is often looked at as one of the classiest organizations, from top to bottom, in the entire league. A hilarious moment is brought to mind when I think of a prime example…


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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…