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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Safety

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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Danny Smith’s Coaching Journey Goes Full Circle

In the world of coaching, it’s a rarity to be able to say you’re on a team that you grew up rooting for, and one that is near and dear to your heart. Although not as ballyhooed as an offensive or defensive coordinator is, a special teams coach is just…


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CBS Sports’ Rang Says Steelers Got A Second Round Steal

For the last several seasons, it was becoming increasingly more apparent that a retooling of Pittsburgh’s cornerback department was needed. From interceptions clanging off Ike Taylor’s hands to Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas scorching him, it was clear reinforcements were needed. Once boasting as fearsome a front seven as the…


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Steelers All-22: Poor Blocking Aides in Dri Archer’s Return Woes

We recently covered the underrated value of a strong kick coverage unit, specifically highlighting what Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey brought to the team in that regard. Today, we’re going to flip the units and stress the importance of a competent blocking return unit. And what happens when that group…


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AFC North Draft History Study: Defensive Line

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…


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Steelers D Not Allowing Naysayers To Get In Their Ear

Much has been said in recent years of the transgression or downward spiral of the Steelers “once dominant” defense. The defenses that took the field in Super Bowls XL, XLIII and XLV put up a stone fortress shutting down opposing running lanes, and abused quarterbacks all game long. Since then,…


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Ryan Shazier’s Speed Should Be On Full Display In Year Two

As Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier heads into his second season, scheduled to return to the starting spot that was handed to him during his rookie year, a certain level of reflection naturally takes place looking back on the story arc of his first year in the league. The…



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Steelers Haven’t Forgotten Josh Harris’ Negated 59-Yard Run

The Pittsburgh Steelers went out and got themselves an extra running back this offseason to complement Le’Veon Bell when they came to terms on a two-year contract with former Panthers first-round draft pick DeAngelo Williams, who was recently released prior to turning 32 years old. Part of the impetus of…


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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Cornerback

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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Svelte McCullers Wowing Teammates And Coaches At OTA’s

It was the infamous Deion Sanders who coined the phrase, “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.” It’s a phrase the Steelers coaching staff hope rings true for a certain player along their defensive front, and if…


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AFC North Draft History Study

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…


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Markus Wheaton’s 2014 Reception Chart

Being as there has been quite a bit of discussion about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton over the course of the last few days, I thought I would make graphic for you to show where his catches took place last season. It seems like many of you remember him…


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Steelers Sign 7th Round Draft Pick S Gerod Holliman

Former Louisville safety Gerod Holliman agreed to a four year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers today, the team announced. Holliman was selected in the seventh round for his ball skills, leading the NCAA with 14 interceptions in 2014. He offers prototypical size at 6’0 218 pounds but questions linger about…


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Steelers’ All-22: Predictability And Pick Sixes

Football is a mental game. It’s a phrase you’ve undoubtedly heard a hundred times during a broadcast. But the cliché is true. No one wins anymore solely because they’re bigger and faster. If you can’t figure out where the play is going, you don’t stand a chance, no matter how…