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Assessing The Steelers Free Agent Alternatives: Third-String Quarterback

So far in this series we’ve tackled the Pittsburgh Steelers running back position and offensive tackle position. Of course, the one position that may need better competition the most is at quarterback. It goes without saying that Ben Roethlisberger is locked in as the starter for years to come. Additionally,…


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Keith Butler’s Defense Will Bring Slightly New Philosophy

That is not exactly a sexy headline. But it shouldn’t surprise any level-headed fan in the least. Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive coordinator Keith Butler made his first public comments to the media since being hired as the heir to Dick LeBeau. Dave Bryan has the details of almost everything Butler said,…


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Senquez Golson Taking To William Gay’s Teaching

Earlier this offseason, there were a lot of questions raised about how the Pittsburgh Steelers would be able to replace the leadership that we saw walk out the door with the departures and releases of some stalwart veterans of the defense. Now, we find a unit whose average age of…


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Ike Taylor On Retirement, LeBeau, Polamalu

Two days time will mark exactly two months since the day Ike Taylor announced his retirement. Unlike some players who quietly fade back into society, Taylor has kept his presence known. Interning with the Pittsburgh Steelers, making appearances on NFL Network, and now, a classic interview with Sports Illustrated. Every…


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Arthur Moats Growing Into Role With Steelers In Second Season

Despite the fact that he is entering his sixth professional season, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats has not been able to find much stability throughout his career. And in truth, he won’t necessarily be able to find that in 2015 in his second season with the Steelers either. But that…


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McCullers Could Save McLendon From Some Wear And Tear

Steve McLendon is entering his third season as the starting nose tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers after spending the earlier part of his career as a role player. During that earlier portion, he played at a lighter weight and contributed at both nose tackle and defensive end. Many wondered whether…


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Steelers Gambling With Starters In Final Contract Years

For much of the offseason, it was assumed that, at some point before the start of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers would award a couple of young players with lucrative contract extensions, as they did last summer with key pieces of their offensive line and one particularly maligned cornerback….


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Steelers Holliman Still Growing Into Relatively New Position

After playing the cornerback position in 2013, Louisville’s Gerod Holliman thought he had found his niche, but when a new coaching staff led by Bobby Petrino took over, including new defensive boss Todd Grantham, Holliman was put at a new position more suited to allow him the freedom to roam….


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Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward’s Arsenal Of Pass Rush Moves

Yesterday we looked at Cameron Heyward’s ability to play with power and leverage as an up-and-coming sack artist in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. While those traits remain the cornerstone to his ever-improving game, Heyward’s developing arsenal of pass rush moves are what has truly pushed him into a special category of…


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Fichthner Preaches Consistency With Gardner

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been careful to tie UDFA Devin Gardner to a single position, giving him reps at wide receiver and now quarterback during OTAs. With Bruce Gradkowski getting some rest yesterday, Gardner saw an expanded role under center, according to Jacob Klinger of pennlive.com. Klinger spoke with quarterbacks…



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Blanchflower Fighting Health, Competition For Place On Roster

As far as seventh round picks go, there was a general feeling of excitement following Rob Blanchflower’s selection in 2014. A well-rounded tight end stuck on an atrocious team and marred by injury. He was brought onto a, of course, more talented team but couldn’t leave the injuries in college. An…


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Steelers All-22: Pattern Reading

Film room for the second time this week. Looking at one of my favorite, albeit difficult to articulate, concepts. Pattern reading is a concept I’ve mentioned and broken down before and over the summer, I’ve been attempting to learn a little more. Like a matchup zone in basketball, there is…


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Ben Roethlisberger Lets Offensive Numbers Speak For Themselves

As the Pittsburgh Steelers’ OTA sessions wind down, and the earliest elements of the team begins to take shape and form some kind of primordial identity, it’s natural for people to begin to wonder just what the team might have in store for the league this season. That’s why it…


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Shawn Lemon Not Dwelling On Long Odds

It was no secret to former Akron pass rusher Shawn Lemon that he would be facing long odds to make an NFL roster at the age of 27—the age he will be when the regular season starts—five years removed from the conclusion of his college career. Lemon finished off his…