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Breakdown Of New Steelers S Mike Mitchell

By Alex Kozora Using the All-22 Coaches Tape, here is an evaluation of new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell. Beginning with individual game breakdowns and notes. I watched five games of Mitchell in 2013. For each, I did a pre and post snap tally. Looked at the following categories. Pre-Snap Free Safety or Strong Safety […]

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Steelers Have Been Both Proactive And Reactionary So Far During Free Agency

With the second week of free agency now about to begin, many of you have posted that the Pittsburgh Steelers have seemed to be more reactionary than proactive so far this offseason. While that seems to be true over the course of this past weekend, let us not forget that they really have been proactive […]

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Fox Sports 1 Reporter Thinks Cardinals Might Have Interest Again In Former Steelers LB Larry Foote

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote has been out of sight and out of mind being as he has been on a Steelers-themed cruise following his release, but now that’s he back home, speculation is mounting that he could start making some visits starting next week. Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1 has taken the […]

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James Starks Would Be A Fitting Candidate To Replace Jonathan Dwyer

After it was announced that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer signed with the Arizona Cardinals, we speculated that, based on the contract numbers, it seemed likely the Steelers didn’t have much interest in retaining him. Dwyer contradicted that speculation yesterday, saying that he had an opportunity to return to Pittsburgh, but preferred the […]

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A Way Too Early Look At The Steelers Gains And Loses From a Compensatory Draft Pick Standpoint

The 2014 compensatory drat picks will be announced later on this month and already people are starting to look forward to what the Pittsburgh Steelers might get in 2015 for the free agent loses they incurred so far this offseason. Here is a quick look at what has happened so far as we start moving […]

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Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Says Steelers Wanted Him Back

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer has taken issue with my previous report stating he was not wanted back in 2014 and he wanted to set the record straight. Dwyer has informed me that he had an opportunity to return to the Steelers in 2014, but that he thought the opportunity the Arizona Cardinals […]

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Contract Jonathan Dwyer Signed With Cardinals Shows Steelers Didn’t Want Him Back

The Pittsburgh Steelers obviously didn’t want running back Jonathan Dwyer back in 2014. How do I know that? Just look at his contract. According to the numbers filed with the NFLPA, the one-year contract that Dwyer signed earlier this week with the Arizona Cardinals was a qualifying contract for the minimum. That means Dwyer was […]

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NT Interest Says Less About McLendon Than It Does About Fangupo

When it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers were meeting with a free agent nose tackle yesterday, this move was no doubt received as a bit of a pleasant surprise by many fans who question the decision to play Steve McLendon at nose tackle. As I have written previously, while McLendon is the best candidate […]

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Recently Released LB Dontay Moch Would Make For An Interesting Summer Project

The Arizona Cardinals released outside linebacker Dontay Moch on Thursday after just one season and while I did think the Cincinnati Bengals reached for him in the third-round of the 2011 NFL Draft, I’ve always been intrigued by him when I studied his college tape prior to that draft. Moch was combine phenom back in 2011 […]

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How Will The Losses In Free Agency Alter The Steelers’ Offseason Strategy?

The Pittsburgh Steelers uncharacteristically dipped into the free agent pool early to bring in an outside free agent, signing former Carolina Panthers free safety Mike Mitchell to a five-year contract on Tuesday. Yesterday was a different story. As per their norm, they worked toward rebuilding their roster by re-signing a trio of their own free […]

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Will Mike Mitchell Be The Only Big Splash The Steelers Make In The Free Agent Pool?

After starting the 2014 league year off with a bang by signing Carolina Panthers unrestricted free agent safety Mike Mitchell to a five-year, $25 million contract on Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers spent Wednesday re-signing a few of their own restricted free agents. Now that day three of the signing period is here, you have to […]

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Recapping The Steelers Second Day Of Free Agency

The first full day of the 2014 league year officially came to an end at 4:00 p.m. EST and for the Pittsburgh Steelers it was day highlighted by the re-signings of several of their own unrestricted free agents. In case you missed anything, here is quick recap of what happened on Wednesday and you can […]

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Steelers Free Agent RB Jonathan Dwyer Has Signed With The Cardinals

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent running back Jonathan Dwyer signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals late Wednesday. Dwyer, who the Steelers drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Georgia Tech, rushed for 971 yards and two touchdowns on 230 regular-season carries during his four seasons in Pittsburgh. After […]

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Steelers Officially Part Ways With Linebacker LaMarr Woodley

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially announced at 4 PM that they have released veteran outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley. The move was widely reported yesterday by various sources, but had to come today due to the fact that they released him with a post-June 1 designation, which can only take place once the new league year begins. […]

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Report: Browns Could Go After Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders

According to Jason La Canfora, one of the early suitors for the services of soon-to-be-former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be the Cleveland Browns. This is following reports that Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andre Roberts, their top target, has come to a deal in principal with the Washington Redskins. With the Cardinals having […]

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Former Steelers Linebacker Larry Foote Still Wants To Play In 2014

According to Josina Anderson, former Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote is not planning on retiring. In fact, he’s hoping to catch on with a team soon, rather than spend the offseason not knowing what the future holds. Anderson spoke with the free agent linebacker on the phone yesterday morning about his plans for the […]

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Free Agent CB Verner Has Steelers Connection With Former UCLA DB Coach Carnell Lake

Reports surfaced late last night that the Pittsburgh Steelers could be one of many teams interested in pursuing Tennessee Titans free agent cornerback Alterraun Verner. Outside of the fact that the Steelers almost never sign big-money free agents from other clubs, it’s a plausible scenario, given their concerns at the position. Verner is arguably the […]

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Former Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall Set To Retire At 26

In perhaps the most unusual item to come out late last night, Adam Schefter reports that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is retiring at the ripe old age of 26. Though unusual, the news is actually not surprising, as Mendenhall himself prefaced it just a few weeks ago in a column that he […]

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A Heath Miller Extension Could Signal Steelers Lack Of Need To Draft TE Early

News surfaced on Monday that the Pittsburgh Steelers altered the contract of tight end Heath Miller in order to free up cap space for 2014. While we don’t the entire details associated with the altering, it more than likely was an extension being as Miller was about to enter the final year of his current […]

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Report: Playoffs Very Well Could Expand By Two Teams As Early As 2015 Season

Like it or not, it looks like it’s only a matter of time before the NFL expands the number of teams that make the playoffs. In fact, it could probably happen as soon as 2015. According to a Thursday report by Mark Maske of the Washington Post, a person “familiar with the deliberations” on playoff […]

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On Steve McLendon: Right Man For The Job Versus Right Job For The Man

It would be hard to argue that there’s a better candidate on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster right now to play nose tackle than Steve McLendon. After all, that is why the team signed him to a three-year contract last offseason. And when all was said and done, the run statistics suggest that by and large, […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – TE Matt Spaeth

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2009 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period less than three weeks away, we are gearing up for it by taking a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first nine years of Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2007 Season

The 2014 free agency signing period is getting ever nearer and in preparation for it, we will continue on with our look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first seven years of Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2006 Season

The 2014 free agency signing period is less than a month away and in preparation for it, we will continue on with our look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first six years of Colbert’s tenure […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Year Two For Jarvis Jones

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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