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Season Of Change: Converting Outsiders Into Mentors

Over the course of the past couple of years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone an uncommon amount of change, which could have been largely correlated with the fact that the team had finished 8-8 in consecutive seasons while failing to advance to the postseason. In deference to general manager Kevin…


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Season Of Change: An Opportunity To Get Opportunistic On Defense

Over the course of the past couple of years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone an uncommon amount of change, which could have been largely correlated with the fact that the team had finished 8-8 in consecutive seasons while failing to advance to the postseason. In deference to general manager Kevin…



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Season Of Change: Roster Retention On The Rise

Over the course of the past couple of years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone an uncommon amount of change, which could have been largely correlated with the fact that the team had finished 8-8 in consecutive seasons while failing to advance to the postseason. In deference to general manager Kevin…


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Steelers All-22: Bronco Coverage

Back in the film room today breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ “Bronco” coverage shown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 5. We’ll draw it up on our whiteboard to stash away for the regular season, but Coach Larry Kehres has a great breakdown of this in one of his coaching…


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Steelers Rookies Learning Quickly How To Fill Extra Free Time

There’s a saying that goes “you get what you give” and in the game of football, it’s a very appropriate one. As we are just now several weeks out from training camp, it’s imperative for NFL athletes to be using the down time to stay in peak physical condition. Every…


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Steelers CB B.W. Webb Getting To Know ST Coach Danny Smith Well

Last year, toward the end of the regular season, when the Dallas Cowboys cut their former fourth-round cornerback in his second offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers acted quickly, claiming B.W. Webb off waivers and essentially giving him a redshirt season as the sixth cornerback on the depth chart, although by the…


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Steelers Defense Nickeled Last Season, But Not Much Dime

During the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers uncharacteristically turned to the dime defense quite often—or rather the quarters package, most often using three safeties in addition to three cornerbacks—at a rate higher than they likely ever had before. This was done in part by necessity due to the season-ending injury…



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Steelers All-22: Benefits Of Off Coverage

There were some common complaints Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans would bring up over Dick LeBeau’s defense. Maybe none more frequent than the frustration some had over the cushion the cornerback’s gave. I’ve always been comfortable with giving the cornerback that space and today, we’ll show another example of why. This cushion…




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Steelers 2015 Missing Pieces: Brice McCain

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into OTAs, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players that are no longer with the team,…


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CBS Sports’ Rang Says Steelers Got A Second Round Steal

For the last several seasons, it was becoming increasingly more apparent that a retooling of Pittsburgh’s cornerback department was needed. From interceptions clanging off Ike Taylor’s hands to Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas scorching him, it was clear reinforcements were needed. Once boasting as fearsome a front seven as the…


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Antwon Blake Expanding Role In Defensive Backfield

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake entered his second season with the team last year, and went through his first offseason, finally getting a chance to show that he can contribute to the defense as he moved up the depth chart due to injuries and ineffectiveness ahead of him. Ike Taylor’s…