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Steelers Throwback Thursday: Cortez Allen’s First Career Interception

It’s hard to believe that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Corez Allen is already entering his fifth-year in the league. While the Citadel product has had a rough last two seasons that consisted of poor play and injuries, he has had moments where he’s looked like he could become one of the…


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Blanchflower Fighting Health, Competition For Place On Roster

As far as seventh round picks go, there was a general feeling of excitement following Rob Blanchflower’s selection in 2014. A well-rounded tight end stuck on an atrocious team and marred by injury. He was brought onto a, of course, more talented team but couldn’t leave the injuries in college. An…


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Steelers All-22: Pattern Reading

Film room for the second time this week. Looking at one of my favorite, albeit difficult to articulate, concepts. Pattern reading is a concept I’ve mentioned and broken down before and over the summer, I’ve been attempting to learn a little more. Like a matchup zone in basketball, there is…


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Ben Roethlisberger Lets Offensive Numbers Speak For Themselves

As the Pittsburgh Steelers’ OTA sessions wind down, and the earliest elements of the team begins to take shape and form some kind of primordial identity, it’s natural for people to begin to wonder just what the team might have in store for the league this season. That’s why it…


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Shawn Lemon Not Dwelling On Long Odds

It was no secret to former Akron pass rusher Shawn Lemon that he would be facing long odds to make an NFL roster at the age of 27—the age he will be when the regular season starts—five years removed from the conclusion of his college career. Lemon finished off his…


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Versatility May Be The Key for Alejandro Villanueva

Former Army ranger Alejandro Villaneuva has packed on somewhere around 70 pounds over the past year. He was a 277-pound defensive end when the Philadelphia Eagles signed him in May, but by August, he had already bulked up to 315 pounds, and was on an upward trajectory in terms of…


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Steelers 2015 Missing Pieces: Michael Palmer

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into OTAs, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players that are no longer with the team,…


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Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward Plays With Power And Leverage

I felt compelled to write about Cameron Heyward this week, given that a player with about half his ability in Corey Liuget just signed a five-year, $50 million extension yesterday to remain with the San Diego Chargers for the foreseeable future. No disrespect meant to Liuget, who is a solid…



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DHB, Goodwin Look To Highlight 2015 Training Camp Battle At WR

At quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s disposal is arguably the most talented receiving corps in the entire league, littered with an All-Pro like Antonio Brown to up-and-comer Martavis Bryant. He even has “old reliable”, Heath Miller, his security blanket of a tight end who, even at 32 years of age, still gets the…


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Haley Affirms Red Zone Improvement, Aggressive PATs

It shouldn’t come as a shock but Todd Haley told reporters a main goal for 2015 is to improve the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ red zone offense. Multiple reporters have tweeted out today Haley’s desire to get better inside the twenty. Todd Haley:"We gotta make sure when we’re in an area of…




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Todd Haley Comfortable With Steelers Backup Running Back Group

They’ll be counted on as major contributors the first three weeks. So it’s a positive sign that Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive coordinator Todd Haley is happy with the running backs sitting behind Le’Veon Bell. Speaking to the media Tuesday, he told reporters he felt better about the group compared to last…


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Report: Steelers T Alejandro Villanueva Now Weighs Around 338 Pounds

Like me, many of you have been wondering just how much Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva weighs now that he’s had a full season to work at becoming an offensive lineman. Thanks to a Wednesday report by Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times, we now have a semi-official number….