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2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Utah DE/OLB Nate Orchard

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. Today we will…


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Hall Of Famers Already Embracing Former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis retired following the 2004-2005 season, upon the conclusion of which the team capped off an improbable playoff run to earn “one for the thumb”, sending the veteran back home in Detroit as a champion. He retired as the fifth-leading rusher in the history…


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The Optimist’s Take – Youth Movement On Defense

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…


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Steelers 2014 Draft Class Review – TE Rob Blanchflower

While it has been true for many years in recent times that the Pittsburgh Steelers have gotten little productivity on offense or defense out of their rookie players, that has been less of a truism in recent years, particularly, perhaps, over the last two seasons. While the Steelers have gotten…


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Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – RG David DeCastro

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s…


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Steelers Sign P Richie Leone

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have competition for punter Brad Wing as free agent punter Richie Leone has been signed to a reserve/futures contract.. Leone originally signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Houston last May. During the 2014 preseason Leone punted just twice for…



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Steelers Need Sophomore Leap From LB Ryan Shazier

When the Pittsburgh Steelers grabbed Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier with the 15th selection of the 2014 NFL Draft, it was clear that what they were seeking was an electrifying presence to add some much-needed spark to an aging, and by some considered “slow”, defense. At his pro day, Shazier…


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2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Mississippi State DE/OLB Preston Smith

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. An interesting prospect…


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2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Norfolk State DE/OLB Lynden Trail

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. Today we look…


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Steelers DE Brett Keisel Still Unsure If He’ll Be Back In 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is currently under contract for the 2015 season, but during a Tuesday morning interview in Arizona on the SVP & Russillo Radio Show, the bearded veteran admitted that his future with the team is currently uncertain. “We’ll see what happens next year,” said Keisel,…


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The Pessimist’s Take – Passing The Torch To Shamarko Thomas

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…


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Keith Butler Must Be Both Defensive Coordinator And Ego Checker

As longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler begins his transition from position coach to defensive coordinator, one of the more interesting challenges awaiting him will be, seemingly, finding a way of getting the most out of some of his more high profile players. But it’s certainly a task that…


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Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – C Maurkice Pouncey

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s…


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Steelers 2014 Draft Class Review – NT Daniel McCullers

While it has been true for many years in recent times that the Pittsburgh Steelers have gotten little productivity on offense or defense out of their rookie players, that has been less of a truism in recent years, particularly, perhaps, over the last two seasons. While the Steelers have gotten…