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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…


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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Nose Tackle

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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Steelers Ben Roethlisberger Inducted Into MAC Hall Of Fame

Wednesday was a busy day for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as the former Miami (Oh.) Redhawk was inducted this evening into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel after taking part in the team’s OTA practice earlier in the day. Former @MiamiRedHawks QB Ben Roethlisberger…





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Martavis Bryant Named To Pete Prisco’s 2015 Breakout Players List

With the lull of the NFL offseason in full effect after the draft, many football fans can only read up on the OTA’s or count the calendar days until training camps get under way for their favorite ball clubs. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s a team in transition as they’re…



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Steelers’ Rush Defense Must Improve TFLs In 2015

We broke down the effectiveness of the Pittsburgh Steelers rushing offense the other day, which you can check out here. The focus on avoiding negative runs being on part of Alex Gibbs’ criteria to a quality rushing attack. We’ll look at the Steelers’ rush defense today looking at that portion…


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Steelers Rookies Get To Work With Renowned Etiquette Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers rookies are currently attending the first OTA practices of their young careers and it also appears as though the group has also been sent to a finishing school of sorts as well. Such an honor to be invited to work w/ 2015 #Steelers Rookies. Amazing young men,…


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Steelers All-22: Spot Concept

It’s one of the most couple combination passing concepts in the NFL. It exists in ever team’s playbook, including the Pittsburgh Steelers. I’ve talked about it multiple times in my game breakdowns or scouting reports but have never devoted an entire post to it. Today, we’re going to break down…