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L.T. Walton’s Progress Could Determine The Value Of Cam Thomas

When earlier this offseason Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell explicitly name-dropped defensive end Clifton Geathers as a player that he requested that the front office re-sign, it certainly made the ears perk up. Geathers was a street free agent when the Steelers signed him with four weeks to…


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Daniel McCullers Has Chance To Expand Role In 2015

Over the course of the past few days, I felt that I was due to write something about Daniel McCullers, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sixth-round compensatory draft selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. McCullers is a man large enough to garner the nickname “Shade Tree”, and was aptly described as “an…


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Steelers Awarded One 7th Round Compensatory Pick For The 2015 NFL Draft

The 2015 compensatory draft picks have now been announced and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been awarded one extra seventh round selection (252nd overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. Last offseason the Steelers lost unrestricted free agents wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, defensive end Ziggy Hood, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, defensive end Al Woods, safety Ryan Clark, fullback David…


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The Optimist’s Take – Cam Thomas Sticks Around

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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Midseason Player Evaluations: Cam Thomas

With the Pittsburgh Steelers coming off their bye week and little to talk about in the interim outside of returning players, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this season and give out some mid-year player evaluations. The team as…


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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Titans Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown of the five given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Tennessee Titans in Week 11. 3rd and 11, 10:17 2nd. Shotgun, 11. Dri Archer motioned from the backfield out wide to a trips look. Steelers blocking with six, including Heath Miller on a block/release….


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Steelers Film Room: Tennessee Titans Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting report on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Monday night opponent, the Tennessee Titans. OFFENSE – The Titans are one of two teams in the NFL with a rookie quarterback and running back – Zach Mettenberger at QB and Bishop Sankey at RB. The Minnesota Vikings are the other…


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Losing Al Woods To The Titans Didn’t Turn Out Well For The Steelers

During the offseason, I thought for sure that the Pittsburgh Steelers would re-sign defensive lineman Al Woods. It would have made a lot of sense being as the team was destined to let defensive end Ziggy Hood walk. In addition, there was no guarantee that Brett Keisel would be returning…


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Steelers Film Room: Cleveland Browns Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting the Cleveland Browns during their comeback victory against the Tennessee Titans Sunday. It’s just one game, coupled with what we know about them from Week One. As I’ve always said, a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. Just keep that in mind throughout the…


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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Cam Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost both Ziggy Hood and Al Woods in free agency, and they replaced those losses with free agent Cam Thomas. Thomas continues to start at left defensive end. The reason that the previous statement is preceded with a qualifying verb, however, is because there is, and has…


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Steelers DE Brian Arnfelt Hoping Hard Work Will Pay Off

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year defensive end Brian Arnfelt is the only end on the roster other than Cameron Heyward to have taken even a single snap on defense for Dick LeBeau last year, and he merely doubled that with his two total plays on the line. But that doesn’t mean he’s…


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Brett Keisel Could Help Cam Thomas Assume Dual Role Along D-Line

Technical difficulties prevented me from getting my article on Cam Thomas yesterday posted in the morning. Mechanical difficulties—e.g. spending seemingly half the day in a bell tower—prevented me from getting to this topic sooner. And Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin obviously chose yesterday to give Steve McLendon a day…


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Four Steelers Training Camp Battles On Defense To Watch

The Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe for training camp on Friday and the team will take the field on Saturday. Here is a look at four key training camp battles that will take place over the coming weeks on the defensive side of the football. Nick Williams versus Brian Arnfelt If veteran defensive…


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Season Of Change – Defensive Line Shuffle

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as…



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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Defensive End

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a…


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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Nose Tackle

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a…



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John Mitchell Asked To Trust In Youth Along Defensive Line

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell is certainly no greenhorn. He’s been with the Steelers alone since 1994, bringing four of his front lines to the Super Bowl and coming out victorious in two of them. His coaching career began in 1973, however, beginning as the defensive ends coach…


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Weighing The Roster Prospects Of Daniel McCullers

During the last ‘Live” segment hosted on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ website late last week, Mike Prisuta and Bob Labriola were discussing the second-year players on the roster and what to expect from them during this summer. As they were discussing the pieces along the defensive line, Labriola said something that…


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Steelers 2014 Free Agency As It Relates To Compensatory Formula

Now that June 1 is finally here, we can now close out the unrestricted free agent additions and losses of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the offseason as it relates to what will be used in determining compensatory draft picks next offseason. Remember, unrestricted free agent players signed from this point…


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Bucky Brooks Predicts Return Of The Steelers’ Defense

Many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers are filled with nervous excitement this offseason over the prospects of their favorite team returning to form this season to become a force to be reckoned with once again, something that they were perennially just a few years ago. With the additions of players…


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Steelers Wrap Up Their Draft Class With Day Three Haul

The Pittsburgh Steelers tripled their draft class on day three of the 2014 NFL Draft, selecting six players in the final four rounds to go along with ILB Ryan Shazier, DE Stephon Tuitt, and RB Dri Archer taken in the first three rounds. On day three, the team started out…