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Former Steelers LB Greg Lloyd Turns 50 Today

Do you want to feel old on this Tuesday? If so, knowing that former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd turns 50 today should do the trick. Lloyd, who was named to five Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams during his 11 seasons in the league, was originally drafted by the Steelers in the…


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Steelers Would Be Smart Not Extending Steve McLendon This Offseason

Consider me a fan of Steve McLendon. Really, I am. Someone who has thoroughly defended him. Acknowledged that he was no longer the 280 pound, undersized rookie tackle coming out of Troy. That he didn’t have to be, wasn’t supposed to be Casey Hampton, and his style is more suited…


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Steelers Name Steve Meyer As New Coaching Assistant

The Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA practice of the offseason is about to get underway and prior to that happening the team announced that they have added a coaching assistant to the staff. Steve Meyer, who served as a scouting intern for the Steelers the last two seasons, has now been…


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Brandt Has Steelers High On List Of Unlikely Repeating Division Winners

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers have been able to keep the pieces of their high-powered offense from last offseason together, NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt still has them high on his list of teams least likely to repeat as division winners in 2015. Forget the fact that the Steelers face the…


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Kick Coverage, Not Sacks, A More Likely Path To Success For Howard Jones

Pittsburgh Steelers fans have been and understandably continue to be excited about first-year outside linebacker Howard Jones, who managed to stick on the practice squad for the entirety of the 2014 season after being signed by the team as an undrafted free agent. As I wrote previously in an article…


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Steelers Enter Phase 3 Of Offseason Workouts With Start Of OTAs

The Pittsburgh Steelers will begin Phase Three of their offseason program on Tuesday as the first of three OTA (Organized Team, Activities) sessions will be getting underway shortly. After the three consecutive weeks of OTA practices, the Steelers offseason program then will conclude with a mandatory three-day minicamp on June…


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Search For Will Allen’s Replacement Starts Now

As we are already amply aware, the Pittsburgh Steelers have an interesting situation going on at the back end of their defense this year thanks to a domino effect related to the retirement of likely future Hall of Famer Troy Polamalu. Their two projected starters for the 2015 season, Mike…


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Le’Veon Bell Off To Superb Start To Career With Ball Security

There’s no question that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell fumbled a major opportunity back in August when he was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and a DUI. He and the team will be paying for that indiscretion to start the 2015 season, as he is slated to…


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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Interior OL

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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The Alex Gibbs Model Of Rushing Efficiency

I was watching an old video of famous offensive line coach Alex Gibbs teach the way he coaches his offense. It was a long, multi-part video that I had to stop watching because the audio went out of sync. But within the half hour I caught, he said something very…


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Kozora: 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction

I’ll follow in Dave Bryan’s footsteps and present my far-too-early 53 man roster predictions. In the spirit, I’ll throw in a wild guess at a ten man practice squad, too. Ours will look similar with there realistically being only 5-7 “open” spots on the roster. But there are still some…


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Thank You On This Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day and it is important that we remember and give thanks to those who gave their lives in defense of our great country in addition to those who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces. The sacrifices made by these great men and women…


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Chris Hubbard’s Roster Spot In Jeopardy Thanks To Rookie UDFAs

Last year, Pittsburgh Steelers first-year offensive lineman Chris Hubbard was perhaps one of the more surprising ‘keeps’ on the team’s initial 53-man roster. The former undrafted free agent from 2013 spent all of his rookie season on the practice squad, but ended up being the eighth lineman a year ago,…


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Credit Due To James Saxon In Helping Rebuild Running Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a lot of moves during the offseason last year, somewhat out of character for a generally conservative group when it comes to utilizing outside resources aside from the draft to enhance their team. Despite the fact that they wound up adding two starters and two other…


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Ethan Hemer, Joe Kruger Not To Be Forgotten For Steelers At DE

Right now, the Pittsburgh Steelers have about two defensive ends on their roster about which they are comfortable, and those would be the two in the starting lineup. One of them is a second-year player with just five starts under his belt, which kind of says just what kind of…