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Fact And Fiction: Jarvis Jones, Run Defense

Few players on the Pittsburgh Steelers current roster have been criticized as much as outside linebacker Jarvis Jones throughout the edge rusher’s first two seasons, but how much of that negative stigma is warranted? As the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Jones was drafted largely because he…


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Proper Roster Building Requires ‘Special’ Balance

Yesterday, Alex Kozora turned his focus in his All-22 look series on an aspect of the game that simply does not get enough attention generally, unless, as with offensive linemen, somebody makes a mistake. The topic was special teams, and he looked specifically at Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey’s…


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No Hurry To Push Ramon Foster Out The Door

Pittsburgh Steelers starting left guard Ramon Foster has never been the perfect lineman, nor will he ever be. While he has the size of a tackle, he has the footwork of a guard, and that is where he has found his home in the NFL despite the fact that the…



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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Inside Linebacker

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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Five Takeaways From The Steelers First Week Of OTAs

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first week of OTA practices on Thursday and while we probably didn’t learn a lot of new information about the 2015 team over the course of the last three days as it relates to individual performances and play on the field, there were a…


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Bud Dupree On OTAs, James Harrison, Joey Porter

With day three of the Pittsburgh Steelers OTA practices now in the books, the team’s 2015 draft class have gotten their first taste of what it means to play in the NFL. Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley caught up with first round pick Bud Dupree on Thursday. The rookie didn’t have anything earth-shattering to say,…


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Coates Overcame Childhood Adversity In Route To NFL

The Steelers’ third round pick out of Auburn, wide receiver Sammie Coates, may not have ended up there and in the Steel City if not for his best friend, Andrew Williams. In the summer of 2010, Auburn was holding their final camp for recruits, and Williams, a running back at…


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Steelers 2014 Yards Per Target Past LOS Stats

I have been busy playing around with our game charting from last season and in doing so, I thought you might be interested in seeing some numbers related to the Pittsburgh Steelers passing game that revolve mostly around yards per target past the original line of scrimmage. As you can…


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Changing Of The Guard On Steelers Defense Entering Final Phase

The NFL is a lot like a regular job, in the fact that after you spend so much time for one employer, you often become a very close-knit group with your co-workers. From things like being involved or invited to weddings, attending their children’s birthday parties or mourning the loss…


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Three Areas Where Martavis Bryant Can Improve His Game In 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant had a very productive rookie campaign that culminated with him registering 26 regular-season catches for 549 yards and eight touchdowns. However, if the Clemson product expects to build on those numbers in his second season, he’ll have to continue to prove this year that…


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Will Cam Thomas Become Expendable By The Start Of The Season?

Last offseason, Kevin Colbert and company invested a two-year, $4 million contract in a defensive lineman who was thought to be able to play both the five-tech defensive end spot along with the nose tackle position at a considerably decent level. Of course we’re talking about Cam Thomas, who may…


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Jerome Bettis Believes Le’Veon Bell Can Be One Of The Best Ever

After managing to set a new franchise record in 2014 for total yards from scrimmage in just his second year in the league, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is now already considered one of the best at his position that currently plays the game. In fact, former Steelers running…



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Fact And Fiction: Jarvis Jones, The Pass Rusher

Few players on the Pittsburgh Steelers current roster have been criticized as much as outside linebacker Jarvis Jones throughout the edge rusher’s first two seasons, but how much of that negative stigma is warranted? As the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Jones was drafted largely because he…