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NFLPA President DeMaurice Smith Supports Fight Of Student Athletes

The labor conversation surrounding college athletes is understandably a touchy subject for many people, a large percentage of whom choose to stay on the sidelines, rather than getting personally involved and throwing in their own voice. NFL Players Association president DeMaurice Smith elected not to be one of those individuals, penning an article posted on […]

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Lance Zierlein Goes Heavily Against The Grain With His Second Mock Draft Of The Offseason

On Tuesday, Lance Zierlein of The Sideline View released his second mock of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and this one really goes against what several of the mainstream draftniks currently have floating around right now. While he doesn’t offer up his reasoning behind the selection, Zierlein, son of former Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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I Can’t Stop Thinking About FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin

With the 2014 NFL Draft now roughly one month away, there seems to be one player that the Pittsburgh Steelers could potentially draft with the 15th overall selection that causes such a split in opinion as far as the fan base goes and that player is Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. If you follow […]

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Things We Think We Know With One Month To Go Until The Draft

We are now one month away from the 2014 NFL Draft and now is as good a time as any to go back over things that we think we know as it relates to the Pittsburgh Steelers needs and wants. Below are just a few of the things that are floating around in my head […]

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On The Steelers And Premature Evaluation

Generally speaking, I have passively been an advocate of Pro Football Focus at times by referencing their data when I see it fit to do so. I give them credit for taking on the herculean task of cataloging every snap from every team in every game and formulating a comprehensive system of analysis in an […]

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Steelers Could Continue Safety Inspection

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers have taken the safety position very seriously this free agency period, they none the less have continued to do their due diligence when it comes to scouting the top of the draft class at the position, bringing in Calvin Pryor for a visit yesterday. The Steelers traded their 2014 third-round […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Linebacker

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Contract Extension For Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Not Guaranteed To Happen This Offseason

Not only is Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey coming off of a serious knee injury that cost him all but eight plays of the 2013 season, he’s also about to enter the final year of his rookie contract. Scott Brown of ESPN.com recently wrote that he believes the Steelers will get a long-term deal done […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Sixth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The hits keep coming as we continue to explore the best draft picks of all time for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Continuing in their tradition of finding gems in small colleges the scouting team picked some real winners in round six making these selections the toughest so far. Just as reminder, our […]

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2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Texas DE/OLB Jackson Jeffcoat

By Alex Kozora Our focus has shifted to the offseason and for the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on several draft prospects. Some of these players the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at and others will be top players that will be off the board before they select. All to make you as […]

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Exploring Jason Worilds And Pass Rushing Productivity

The Pittsburgh Steelers are committing a large chunk of both cash and cap space to outside linebacker Jason Worilds this offseason, who signed a transition tag worth close to $10 million for the 2014 season. The four-year veteran pass rusher was only asked to be a starter for the first time in 2013, having been […]

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Steelers Struggled To Register Unblocked Pressure On Defense

Last week, we took a look at how the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line handled pressure, and how much of it came unblocked as a result of missed reads or overloaded blitzes. Pro Football Focus catalogued the data, and it revealed that by the end of the season, the Steelers were among the best at controlling […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Cornerback

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Derek Moye, Justin Brown Have An Uphill Battle For A Roster Spot

Earlier this offseason, there were reports that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was working with his young receivers to help develop some chemistry with them, knowing that it would be needed this year. Chief among them, of course, was second-year third-round draft pick Markus Wheaton, who figures to get the first opportunity to fill Emmanuel […]

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Cam Thomas May Be A Contingency Option To Start

This offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have done well in recouping their free agent losses pretty much across the board, for which the front office deserves a tremendous amount of credit. It could be quite difficult playing the reactionary role in free agency by trying to plug a hole you didn’t intend to have. When Jonathan […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Seventh Round

By Michael K. Reynolds If you’re wondering what the Pittsburgh Steelers should do with their seventh round draft pick this year history would suggest they should follow the words sung during the halftime show of this year’s Super Bowl. That’s when the no longer so Red Hot Chili Peppers chimed: Give it away…give it away…give […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Safety

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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CBS Sports Analyst Has Steelers Taking Anthony Barr In Latest Mock Draft

By Josh Svetz Many experts have tried to pinpoint what the Pittsburgh Steelers want to do in the upcoming draft. While many of them have recently suggested cornerback or defensive end, CBS Sports draft analyst Pat Kirwan has offered up another possibility in his latest mock. As of Friday, Kirwan has the Steelers taking UCLA […]

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Former NFL Scouts Debate Wide Receivers Mike Evans, Kelvin Benjamin

A few days ago, former NFL scouts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah had a pretty good debate on the NFL Network about Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans and Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Below is a video of it and there’s little doubt that the Pittsburgh Steelers have interest in both of these […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft – Alex Kozora Version 2.0

By Alex Kozora With free agency near its end and more players researched, the draft becomes slightly clearer. A second crack at a mock. Needless to say, still very fluid at this point. Trades aren’t projected in this mock. If you missed it, my first mock draft. Now if you excuse me, I’m going to […]

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Steelers Smart Not To Limit What LeGarrette Blount Can Offer

New Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount was interviewed yesterday on the radio, as we’ve previously posted, but I wanted to expand on some of the comments that he made during the interview pertaining to how he views himself being used this season based on his conversations with the team. While he mentioned that they […]

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Steelers Among The Best In Preventing Unblocked Pressure

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line did not get off to a good start last season. They struggled in both run blocking and pass protection, resulting in poor yards per carry totals for the backs and far too many sacks for Ben Roethlisberger. Losing All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey eight snaps into the season didn’t help matters […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Wide Receiver

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Eighth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds Looking for the greatest draft hits of Pittsburgh Steelers? Top of the charts, number one in your hearts? Then look no further than Steelers Depot where we started dishing out hot vinyl with the Ninth Round (plus) in our prior article. Now we’re at number eight…and the truth is…it ain’t great. […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Thinks Bodies Of Most Underclassmen Are Not Ready For NFL

By Josh Svetz Cornerback Ike Taylor likes to tackle the issues, not just with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but with the NFL in general. Recently, Taylor has decided to tackle a somewhat low-key, issue in the NFL that many fans may not actually know about.  To sum it up, with a record number of underclassmen (98) […]

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Buccaneers Trading Mike Williams To Bills Still Might Not Be Enough To Drop Mike Evans To Steelers

On Friday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded wide receiver Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills for a sixth-round draft pick and as a result, it could wind up shaking things up a little bit in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Now that Williams is out of Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers very well […]

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