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Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Chiefs

Wow, what an emotional past two weeks. Deepest depths of the Earth last week, Cloud 9 today. Weird. Just like these stats. – We were this close away from my favorite stat. Had the Kansas City Chiefs not scored with four seconds left, we would’ve gone from the biggest loss…



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Dick LeBeau Helping Bring A Pittsburgh Feel With Him In Tennessee

The Tennessee Titans have been busy this free agency period in adding free agents, among them former Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Sean Spence a couple of days ago. Yesterday, they also added Antwon Blake to the mix. Earlier, the Titans signed Brice McCain, who played for the Steelers in 2014,…


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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis DL Cam Thomas – Unrestricted

Player: Cam Thomas Position: Defensive Lineman Experience: 6 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $2,500,000 2015 Season Breakdown: The Pittsburgh Steelers exited the 2013 season with enviable defensive line depth, but that tone has certainly taken a nosedive over the course of the past two seasons. During the…


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Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs 49ers

This is the same as the old “Numbers crunch” but with a repackaged title to show the emphasis on the more obscure stats from each game. – Antonio Brown’s 195 yards receiving was the sixth most all-time in franchise history. And believe it or not, only the second-highest total in…


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Steelers Could Be Interested In Reunion With Players Lost Last Season

Under normal circumstances, the fear of losing fringe players either off of waivers or off the practice squad is frequently unjustified, or at least heavily imbalanced against the day-to-day reality of how frequently such things occur. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Steve McLendon is entering his third season as the team’s…


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Cam Thomas Fighting For His Spot Along Defensive Line

When the Pittsburgh Steelers first signed veteran free agent defensive lineman Cam Thomas last year, there was an initial uncertainty about what his role might ultimately be that season. While the Steelers had quality depth just the year before, the loss of Ziggy Hood and, at the time, Brett Keisel,…


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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…