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Steelers Drafted CB Rod Woodson 28 Years Ago Today

28 years ago today, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a future Hall-of-Famer when they selected cornerback Rod Woodson out of Purdue with the 10th overall selection in the 1987 NFL Draft. According to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest, the Steelers were very lucky that Woodson fell to them in that draft….


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Steelers Have Talent On Deck To Withstand Bell’s Suspension

As running back Le’Veon Bell awaits decision on his appeal regarding the three-game suspension, the NFL schedule was released Tuesday and it certainly didn’t do the Pittsburgh Steelers any favors. Now we all know team’s records last year don’t mean much, as every year there’s a few teams who seem to rise…


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Proposal To Eliminate Specialists Doesn’t Accomplish Desired Purpose

With the NFL seemingly more assured than ever to finally alter the point after try in some way later this offseason, a prospect that has been discussed annually for years, many have come forth to offer their own alternative plans, which, naturally, are better and make more sense than all…


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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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The Optimist’s Take – More Restructures For Instant Impact

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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Should Ryan Shazier’s Toughness Be In Question?

When the Pittsburgh Steelers were up on the board in the first round of last year’s draft, they didn’t hesitate in selecting inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, whom they clearly projected as a day one starter early on. From his very first practice with the team, he assumed the starting role…


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Kevin Colbert Still Unsure If Le’Veon Bell Will Be Suspended

Due to him entering Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program last week, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell opened himself up to the possibility of a suspension per terms of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement. During his annual pre-combine talk with the media Tuesday, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the organization…






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Parsing Keith Butler’s Comments On Using 4-3 Looks

One day after sitting in with head coach Mike Tomlin, the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday officially announced that longtime linebackers coach Keith Butler had been promoted to the defensive coordinator position vacated by the amicable resignation of Dick LeBeau. While the organization did not feel a need to hold a press…





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Steelers Backup C Cody Wallace Can Also Long Snap If Needed

With Pittsburgh Steelers long snapper Greg Warren going down with a meniscus injury during Wednesday’s scrimmage against the Buffalo Bills, head coach Mike Tomlin hinted Thursday during his press conference that a few offensive linemen on the roster have some experience long snapping. While we know that tackle Kelvin Beachum…




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New Illegal Contact Emphasis On Display Last Night

Coming into the game, I shared a Tweet from Pittsburgh Steelers multimedia personality Bob Labriola, who wrote that, through the first 13 preseason games heading into yesterday, there were 44 flags thrown for defensive holding, and another 21 for illegal contact. That worked out to an average of five such…




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2014 Steelers Training Camp: Move-In Day Recap

Training camp move-in day for the Pittsburgh Steelers went off without a hitch on Friday and for the most part, nothing really earth-shattering happened. Early in the day, Bob Labriola reported that team president Art Rooney II told him that a contract extension for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will have to…



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Next Step On Long Road Back For Sean Spence Comes At Training Camp

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Sean Spence appears to be on the verge of accomplishing something quite rare at this level of athletic competition: to make a roster after spending his first two seasons unable to participate due to injury. We all know his story by now, and are brimming with…