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Steelers Likely To Be In A Dogfight Every Week In 2015

On their 2015 schedule, there are no cupcake games, no “gimmes” as were served up last year for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and maybe that’s a good thing. Playing the lowly AFC South, where the Colts were the division winners, and the second-place team was Houston, who was quarterbacked by the…


AFC North Draft History Study: Defensive Backs

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


Cameron Jordan Extension Could Be Preview Of Cameron Heyward New Deal

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with defensive end Cameron Jordan on a five-year extension worth a maximum of $60 million on Tuesday and that deal could potentially wind up being a preview of what Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward will come close to receiving between now and…



Practice Squad Has Produced Contributors For Steelers In Recent Past

The practice squad in the National Football League is also known as the scout team, and, indeed, that is its primary function. The 10—formerly eight—players that make up each team’s practice squad serve the purpose of helping the starters to prepare for and scout their upcoming opponents. This is largely…



OTAs A Bigger Deal In Today’s NFL

There was a time when Organized Team Activities really didn’t mean all that much. According to Bob Labriola, in fact, there was a time when it was a regular occurrence that head coaches wouldn’t even watch the entirety of the practices. Reflecting on Bill Cowher’s tenure as the Pittsburgh Steelers’…


Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Specialists

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…


Ben Roethlisberger: “Our Goal Is to Continue to Improve”

CBS in Pittsburgh’s Bob Pompeani sat down with Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for an exclusive, 15 minute interview, which we’ll link at the bottom. The interview ran the gamut from this upcoming season, league rules changes, past and present teammates, and life as a father. The Steelers’ offense may…


Mid 2000s Colts And 2015 Steelers Share Similarities

As it stands, heading into the 2015 NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers are more often than not viewed as an offensive juggernaut, while the defense is viewed as somewhat of the weak link on a team that has Super Bowl aspirations. It brings to mind another team of the same…



AFC North Draft History Study: Linebackers

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


Steelers All-22: Dick LeBeau’s Fire X Blitz

Dick LeBeau’s Fire X blitz: Like Tom Selleck’s mustache, it’s been around forever, everyone loves it, and no one quite understands how it works. We’ve documented the concept several times in the past, including devoting a Chalk Talk to it, but the focus has always been on the blitz itself….


Faith And Football Brought Dominique Davis To Pittsburgh

Dominique Davis always figured to be working on Sundays. Just not in football. Now, he’s a defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was the church where Davis thought came calling. Out of high school, he enrolled in the Florida School of Discipleship to practice his faith. Like any school,…


Alejandro Villanueva Looks To Power His Way To A Roster Spot

When you have a guy on the roster with the backstory of Alejandro Villanueva, it’s essentially a given that he will become a fan favorite regardless of his potential. As a former Army ranger who has served overseas, one would figure that he should have little trouble “riding the emotional…