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Steelers 2014 Draft Class Review – DE Josh Mauro – Undrafted

While it has been true for many years in recent times that the Pittsburgh Steelers have gotten little productivity on offense or defense out of their rookie players, that has been less of a truism in recent years, particularly, perhaps, over the last two seasons. While the Steelers have gotten…



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The Optimist’s Take – Finishing Out Brett Keisel’s Contract

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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Steelers DE Brett Keisel Still Unsure If He’ll Be Back In 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is currently under contract for the 2015 season, but during a Tuesday morning interview in Arizona on the SVP & Russillo Radio Show, the bearded veteran admitted that his future with the team is currently uncertain. “We’ll see what happens next year,” said Keisel,…






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LeBeau Departure Could Help Sway Some Veterans To Retirement

We can debate the merits and disadvantages of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ organizational decision to part ways with defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau until the regular season starts. No doubt many Steelers fans will do so for the next several years anyway. One of the many facets of his parting that interests…


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Steelers Free Agent Signings At Risk Of Not Seeing Second Season

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves in much better shape cap-wise than they have been in a few years, and they used that space to fill out the roster with some targeted free agent signings to create depth. Many of those players, however, emerged in the starting lineup as…


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Steelers Hoping New Life Can Replenish Old On Defense

Can a football unit still be considered to be on an upward trend even in the midst of pending, potentially significant, roster turnover in the starting lineup? If so, then perhaps the Pittsburgh Steelers defense could be considered to be following such a trend. That trend, of course, has a…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season ended Saturday night in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs as they lost 30-17 to the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Inefficiency in the red zone, giving up big plays—both problems much of the season, penalties, turnovers and the loss of Le’Veon Bell all…



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Negative Takeaways From The Steelers 2014 Season

Immediately after the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season abruptly ended Saturday night thanks to a 30-17 home playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, we attempted to lift your spirits by giving you several positive takeaways from the year. Now that you’ve had time to collect yourself it’s our duty to pass…



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Cameron Heyward A Leader By Example On The Field

The Pittsburgh Steelers originally started looking for their defensive line of the future in 2009 draft, after an impressive Super Bowl run by the defensive unit, even though they still had Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel playing at a high level. They used their 32nd overall pick that season to…


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Steelers Vs. Chiefs Game Rewind – Second Half

Week 16 game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Second Half – Darrius Heyward-Bey with a tackle on the opening second half KO. Again, great day from him and a big reason why the Chiefs’ dangerous kick returners were held in check. – Nice…


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Steelers Vs. Chiefs Game Rewind – First Half

Week 16 game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. First Half – Kick return. Front five: Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Robert Golden, Terence Garvin, Shamarko Thomas. Michael Palmer/Stephon Tuitt (replacing the injured Matt Spaeth), Cody Wallace/Will Johnson, with Josh Harris serving as the upback…



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Steelers Versus Chiefs: An All-22 Primer

The weekly All-22 primer of things I’ll be keeping in the back of my mind when watching the Coaches Tape of the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. – A couple of people have correctly pointed it out on Twitter. Ben Roethlisberger played a really good game. He…


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Steelers vs Bengals I Film Review: Stephon Tuitt

Rookie Stephon Tuitt made his first career start last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, after serving in a limited capacity for most of the first 12 games of his career. Presumably, he will also start the last three games of his rookie season, all but cementing his place in the…




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Steelers Get A Glimpse Of The Future Of The D-Line

In the last game, the Pittsburgh Steelers not only got back nose tackle Steve McLendon, but gave rookie second-round defensive end Stephon Tuitt his first career start, in which he logged a team-high in defensive snaps among defensive linemen. The hope here is that, on Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati…


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Stephon Tuitt Shows Motor In First Career Start

The Pittsburgh Steelers afforded rookie Stephon Tuitt the opportunity to make his first career start on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he made the most of that chance by hardly leaving the field. He logged 57 of the team’s 65 defensive snaps, which was the most by a defensive…