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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…


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Versatility May Be The Key for Alejandro Villanueva

Former Army ranger Alejandro Villaneuva has packed on somewhere around 70 pounds over the past year. He was a 277-pound defensive end when the Philadelphia Eagles signed him in May, but by August, he had already bulked up to 315 pounds, and was on an upward trajectory in terms of…


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Steelers 2015 Missing Pieces: Michael Palmer

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into OTAs, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players that are no longer with the team,…


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Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward Plays With Power And Leverage

I felt compelled to write about Cameron Heyward this week, given that a player with about half his ability in Corey Liuget just signed a five-year, $50 million extension yesterday to remain with the San Diego Chargers for the foreseeable future. No disrespect meant to Liuget, who is a solid…