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Antwon Blake’s Special Teams Duties Curtailed In 2015

Over the course of the past six months or so, there have probably been about 50 or so heated discussions of varying temperature surrounding the ability, or lack thereof, of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake. Blake, the now four-year veteran slated to hit free agency after starting 18 games including…


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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: CB Brandon Boykin – Unrestricted

Player: Brandon Boykin Position: Cornerback Experience: 4 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $1,542,000 2015 Season Breakdown: This one certainly figures to draw its fair share of attention. The Steelers traded for Brandon Boykin in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick after learning that their rookie second-round cornerback,…


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Steelers 2015 Final Defensive Charting Notes

Sorry for putting this off, Steelers’ Nation. Didn’t want to rush our final charting of the year and now that I’ve had a couple days after the Senior Bowl, I could sort through all the data. As you probably know, we chart the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense every game and compile…


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In Secondary, Scouting And Talent Lacking More Than Coaching

Whenever a team has a weakness in one particular area of its personnel, it is the gut reaction to immediately put the position coach under fire. Often, perhaps too often, we see that position coach take the fall when a deeper analysis might show that he wasn’t the problem. The…


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Art Rooney II Acknowledges Mistakes In Personnel Evaluations

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II did his usual post-season media rounds recently, and he certainly gave us all plenty to chew on. We have already dissected much of what he had to say, but there was one thing in particular—an admission of sorts—that I think is notable enough to…


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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: CB Ross Cockrell – Exclusive Rights

Player: Ross Cockrell Position: Cornerback Experience: 2 Years Free Agent Status: Exclusive Rights (Signed) 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $510,000 2015 Season Breakdown: Ross Cockrell was a non-entity for the Steelers during the offseason, and for good reason—he was a Buffalo Bill. And even when the Steelers did sign him, on…


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Ross Cockrell A Pleasant Surprise Find During 2015 Season

On the day of the final roster cuts, back during the waning moments of the preseason, the name of Ross Cockrell was not likely on the minds of any followers of the Pittsburgh Steelers—after all, he was not on the roster, nor on any roster for that matter, having been…