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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: DE Clifton Geathers – Unrestricted

Player: Clifton Geathers Position: Defensive End Experience: 6 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $665,000 2015 Season Breakdown: When the Steelers signed veteran journeyman defensive end Clifton Geathers to a one-year contract at the start of the 2015 offseason, it raised some eyebrows, even if he had spent…


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Tomlin Not Very Concerned With 30th Ranked Pass Defense

As Mark Twain famously said, statistics can be used to be leaned on, failing to provide appropriate context. For Mike Tomlin, that applies to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pass defense, which ranked 30th in 2015. To him, there are several variables that factor into that result, he told Bob Labriola last…



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Art Rooney II Says Pass Defense Needs To Be Main Focus In 2016

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II is now beginning his after the season media interviews and in a recent sit-down on Steelers Nation Radio with Bob Labriola, he identified one main area where the team needs to improve next season. “Certainly on defense, said Rooney “I thought we got…


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Danny Smith Takes Nothing In Football For Granted

Spoken like a true veteran of the NFL, Danny Smith squashed the notion of “chip spot” plays in today’s sitdown with Bob Labriola on Coaches Speak. “Really what gets me is that it’s an operation. There’s a snap, there’s a hold, there’s a protection, there’s a kick. It’s not an easy…


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Ross Ventrone’s Return Has Made Danny Smith A Happy Man

Though the team lost one of their top special teamers in Roosevelt Nix, they quickly brought back another. You know him, you love him, Ross Ventrone. Consider Danny Smith a giddy guy. “Those kind of guys are special, they really are,” Smith told Bob Labriola in their weekly Coaches Speak…