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Dick LeBeau One Of Three Winners For Dr. Z Award

Former Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has been named one of three recipients of the Dr. Z Award by the Professional Football Writers of America. The award is given to assistant coaches for their lifetime achievement in the league. It’s named after Paul Zimmerman, a Sports Illustrated writer for 29 years until…




Steelers’ Scheme Perfect Fit For Matt Conrath

There’s a desire to be tall. Better on a basketball court, never turned away from a roller coaster ride. But for the last few years, Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive end Matt Conrath probably wishes he was a little shorter. The height came before his weight. By his senior year of high…


Contract, Depth Chart Weigh On Future For Sean Spence

When the Pittsburgh Steelers used their third-round selection of the 2012 NFL Draft on inside linebacker Sean Spence, they did so under the belief that he would become a player, and potentially a starter, in time. That wound up being the case this past season, but it didn’t exactly go…


Josh Harris Doesn’t Plan To Waste Any More Opportunities

Pittsburgh Steelers first-year running back Josh Harris began the 2014 league year without a team, having gone unsigned following the 2014 NFL Draft, but he finished the season being given the most carries for the team during their postseason appearance. When looking back at Harris’ timeline, however, there is certainly…



2015 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Depth Chart Update: Running Back

The Pittsburgh Steelers have recently concluded their offseason schedule, complete with nine OTA practices and the three-day minicamp, and are currently off for about five weeks before they re-emerge in Latrobe for the start of training camp. Not much is expected to happen between now and then as far as…


Steelers Film Room: Re-Scouting Shamarko Thomas

Asking any NFL player to fill the shoes of Troy Polamalu is a hefty task, but requiring those responsibilities of a third-year player who saw just three defensive snaps last season makes the request seem even more monumental. Nevertheless that is what the Pittsburgh Steelers will ask of Shamarko Thomas…


Ziggy Hood Opens Up About Personal Life

The website The Players Tribune was founded in October of 2014 with content driven by the athletes themselves. Derek Jeter is the founder while the likes of Blake Griffin, Russell Wilson, and Kobe Bryant have made the bylines. Former Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive end Ziggy Hood wrote a powerful piece on Friday….


Where Are They Now? LB Levon Kirkland

When one thinks of the Steelers, both past and present, one tends to think of their linebackers the same way one views a peanut butter sandwich without jelly: the two just go hand-in-hand. One of their greats from the 90s Steelers teams was Levon Kirkland, the 6-foot-1, 275-pound brick house inside…



Kelvin Beachum Celebrating His First Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day but Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum has been celebrating for a week. It’s the first year celebrating with his daughter so he decided to do something a little special and interactive on Instagram. Using the hashtag #KBsFatherAppreciationWeek, he’s invited dads to share memorable stories or…


PFF Updates Steelers Depth Chart Grades, Complete With Inaccuracy

Back in March, prior to the start of free agency, Pro Football Focus took a stab at measuring each team’s depth chart heading into the 2015 football calendar. The Pittsburgh Steelers did not necessarily receive glowing reviews, and, given the fact that they did not add much in free agency,…


Steelers Defense Nickeled Last Season, But Not Much Dime

During the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers uncharacteristically turned to the dime defense quite often—or rather the quarters package, most often using three safeties in addition to three cornerbacks—at a rate higher than they likely ever had before. This was done in part by necessity due to the season-ending injury…