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2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Alabama CB Cyrus Jones

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be…


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Football 101: Bail Technique

A series we’ll put out each Sunday morning to help get you – not that you needed it – into a football mindset. A basic Football 101 series that will look at a concept or scheme with the intention of making you a smarter football fan. What I think this…


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Reunion With Brice McCain Would Not Be Difference-Making Move

Two seasons ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers made a very modest free agency move to address the depth at cornerback by signing veteran slot cornerback Brice McCain to a one-year, veteran-minimum qualifying contract. At the time, the former Texan was coming off what Houston considered a down season, in his fifth…


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Steelers Treating CB Senquez Golson Like A 2016 Draft Pick

Unfortunately for the Pittsburgh Steelers last season they never got a chance to see their 2015 second-round draft pick play a single snap all year as cornerback Senquez Golson had his entire rookie campaign wiped out by a shoulder injury that he suffered during the OTA practices. While the team is certainly…




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2015 Player Exit Meetings – CB Antwon Blake

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: S Will Allen – Unrestricted

Player: Will Allen Position: Safety Experience: 12 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $665,000 2015 Season Breakdown: For only the second time in his career, and the first time since 2006, veteran safety Will Allen served as a primary starting safety for a team for an entire season,…


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Steelers Should Be In No Rush To Lose Shamarko Thomas

You may have seen a few beat writers recently comment on three-year veteran safety Shamarko Thomas, who of course was projected to be in the starting lineup for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015 before he lost that opportunity courtesy of some disappointing preseason performances that forced the team to rely…


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Success As Jammer Suggests Increased Special Teams Value For Antwon Blake

Yesterday, I began to touch on fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake and how his 2015 circumstances—moving into the starting lineup, but dealing with a hand ligament tear—had likely led to the team juggling and reshaping his special teams responsibilities. In spite of the fact that he was the team’s…


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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…