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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…


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Tony Dungy Believes Donnie Shell Is A Hall Of Famer

Twelve busts in the Pro Football Hall of Fame can trace their entire journey back to the Pittsburgh Steelers. But for many fans, there are some who have been shunned. L.C. Greenwood is a popular name. And so is Donnie Shell. Tony Dungy, in the spirit of baseball season, recently went…


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Midseason Dip Should Not Define Markus Wheaton’s 2014 Performance

During his second season last year, the first in which he got any kind of meaningful playing time, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton entered the starting lineup, ultimately starting 11 games, catching 53 passes for 644 yards, and adding two touchdowns in the process. He added an additional five…


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Football Outsiders Lists William Gay In Top 10 Of No. 1 Corners In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay was a fifth-round draft pick out of Louisville in the 2007 NFL Draft, a 5’10” grinder with decent measureables who projected in the professional realm as a slot corner. When he has been able to actually play in the slot, particularly over the past two…


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Steelers Misused Jarvis Jones Following His Injury In 2014

When reflecting back on the second season in the young career of Jarvis Jones, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 first-round draft pick, the discussion is almost invariably solely focused on his play during the first 11 quarters of the season, before he suffered a wrist injury that kept him out of…


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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Outside 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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Lance Moore Is Glad Steelers Released Him

2014 certainly wasn’t a memorable year for former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore as the veteran only managed to catch 14 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns. After the season was over, it was reported that he wanted to be released and right before the start of the…


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Goodbye May, Hello June: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you. It’s hard to believe that May is almost over and it’s now really beginning to feel like the start of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 training camp is right around the corner. We had quite a bit to talk about this past week thanks to the…


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Martavis Bryant Incorporating MMA Training Into Offseason Regimen

Although not as readily apparent as may meet the eye, there is a correlation between the NFL and MMA, otherwise known as mixed martial arts. It’s a major reason why many of the league’s players, including the Steelers very own Martavis Bryant, have began implementing the training into their own…


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Football Is A Family Affair For Steelers’ Chickillo

Five years ago, former Miami Hurricanes head coach Randy Shannon had a 2011 recruiting class, with the centerpiece headliner of that class being the highly sought after 5-star recruit, Anthony Chickillo. Now, playing for the “U” is an enigma in of itself, but Chickillo wasn’t your everyday run-of-the-mill signing, as…


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2015 A Critical Year For 2013 Draft Class

With the exception of Le’Veon Bell, many have already condemned the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers‘ draft class with the likes of the 2008 group, as prominent draftees like Jarvis Jones, Markus Wheaton, Shamarko Thomas, and Landry Jones have struggled to consistently make their mark in the NFL. While there is no denying…


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Steelers Want WR Markus Wheaton To Improve His YAC In 2015

I dedicated one of my Thursday posts to a few receiving stats from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season and in it I included the average yards after catch numbers. If you read that post, you probably noticed that wide receiver Markus Wheaton had a very low YAC average last season…