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Bud Dupree On OTAs, James Harrison, Joey Porter

With day three of the Pittsburgh Steelers OTA practices now in the books, the team’s 2015 draft class have gotten their first taste of what it means to play in the NFL. Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley caught up with first round pick Bud Dupree on Thursday. The rookie didn’t have anything earth-shattering to say,…


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Coates Overcame Childhood Adversity In Route To NFL

The Steelers’ third round pick out of Auburn, wide receiver Sammie Coates, may not have ended up there and in the Steel City if not for his best friend, Andrew Williams. In the summer of 2010, Auburn was holding their final camp for recruits, and Williams, a running back at…


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Steelers WR Sammie Coates Participating In Annual NFLPA Rookie Premiere

After having perfect attendance for the first two days of their OTA practices, the Pittsburgh Steelers were missing at least one of their players on Thursday as rookie wide receiver Sammie Coates was excused so that he could take part in the 21st NFLPA Rookie Premiere this weekend in Los Angeles….



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Steelers 2014 Yards Per Target Past LOS Stats

I have been busy playing around with our game charting from last season and in doing so, I thought you might be interested in seeing some numbers related to the Pittsburgh Steelers passing game that revolve mostly around yards per target past the original line of scrimmage. As you can…


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Changing Of The Guard On Steelers Defense Entering Final Phase

The NFL is a lot like a regular job, in the fact that after you spend so much time for one employer, you often become a very close-knit group with your co-workers. From things like being involved or invited to weddings, attending their children’s birthday parties or mourning the loss…


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Three Areas Where Martavis Bryant Can Improve His Game In 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant had a very productive rookie campaign that culminated with him registering 26 regular-season catches for 549 yards and eight touchdowns. However, if the Clemson product expects to build on those numbers in his second season, he’ll have to continue to prove this year that…


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Jarvis Jones On Rookie Bud Dupree: ‘He Learns Fast’

The Pittsburgh Steelers are wrapping up their first week of OTA practices on Thursday and while first-round draft pick, outside linebacker Bud Dupree, is likely still a long way away from taking a meaningful snap in a regular season game, it does sound like his transition to the NFL level,…


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Will Cam Thomas Become Expendable By The Start Of The Season?

Last offseason, Kevin Colbert and company invested a two-year, $4 million contract in a defensive lineman who was thought to be able to play both the five-tech defensive end spot along with the nose tackle position at a considerably decent level. Of course we’re talking about Cam Thomas, who may…


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Jerome Bettis Believes Le’Veon Bell Can Be One Of The Best Ever

After managing to set a new franchise record in 2014 for total yards from scrimmage in just his second year in the league, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is now already considered one of the best at his position that currently plays the game. In fact, former Steelers running…


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Steelers All-22: Darrius Heyward-Bey And The Value Of Kick Coverage

We’re going off the beaten path for today’s All-22. Today, we’re going to break down my favorite group of guys: the special teamers. And why it’s important to have a couple good ones even if they don’t offer much on any other side of the ball. The language won’t be…


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Fact And Fiction: Jarvis Jones, The Pass Rusher

Few players on the Pittsburgh Steelers current roster have been criticized as much as outside linebacker Jarvis Jones throughout the edge rusher’s first two seasons, but how much of that negative stigma is warranted? As the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Jones was drafted largely because he…


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Steelers Average Age Of Projected Starting Offense Is 27

Much has been talked about how the Pittsburgh Steelers have gotten younger on the defensive side of the ball, and indeed, it is noteworthy. The current projected starting lineup figures to have only one player at age 30, and the average age of the defense is just 26 years and…


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Ryan Shazier Right Back Where He Started

A lot has happened in the year since the Pittsburgh Steelers first took the field for OTAs last Spring, particularly when it comes to the team’s 2014 first-round draft pick, Ryan Shazier. But just like last year, he opens up the offseason in the starting lineup, at the mack linebacker…


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Antwon Blake Expanding Role In Defensive Backfield

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake entered his second season with the team last year, and went through his first offseason, finally getting a chance to show that he can contribute to the defense as he moved up the depth chart due to injuries and ineffectiveness ahead of him. Ike Taylor’s…