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Cortez Allen Arguably Most Critical Piece On Steelers’ Defense

If you’re been following the site, you’ve surely witnessed – perhaps taken part in – the debate swelling over the likes of Markus Wheaton, and Dri Archer, and Jarvis Jones. Not since Bruce Arians has such a wrath occurred like the Jones’ discussion. But there’s one Pittsburgh Steeler who may…


Steelers First Down Success Study: 2007-2014

We’ve done a comprehensive review of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive struggles on first down way back in January. We’ll flip the script today and examine the team’s offense and its remarkable recent improvements. First down effectiveness is being judged on two levels. Yards per play and first down percentage. We’ll…


Steelers Likely To Be In A Dogfight Every Week In 2015

On their 2015 schedule, there are no cupcake games, no “gimmes” as were served up last year for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and maybe that’s a good thing. Playing the lowly AFC South, where the Colts were the division winners, and the second-place team was Houston, who was quarterbacked by the…


Danny Smith’s Coaching Journey Goes Full Circle

In the world of coaching, it’s a rarity to be able to say you’re on a team that you grew up rooting for, and one that is near and dear to your heart. Although not as ballyhooed as an offensive or defensive coordinator is, a special teams coach is just…


A Closer Look At New Steelers DC Keith Butler

This past offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers waved goodbye to a longtime fixture of the ball club’s defense in coordinator Dick LeBeau. The “father” of the zone-blitz, his intricate defensive schemes kept offensive coordinators up at night each and every fall, and now his duties have been turned over to longtime…



Steelers Would Make Ideal Trade Partner For RB-Needy Teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a great spot in the upcoming draft when it pertains to possibly trading down. The teams directly behind them all could be in the market for one of the top running backs in the draft, be it Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon or Georgia’s Todd Gurley. Detroit, Arizona, Baltimore and…




Report: Former Steelers LB Larry Foote Might Join Cardinals Coaching Staff Should He Retire

Including the playoffs, veteran linebacker Larry Foote played 1,100 snaps in 2014 for the Arizona Cardinals and that in itself deserves respect as the 34-year-old former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive captain tore his biceps in the 2013 regular season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Immediately after the Cardinals were bounced in…




Steelers Smorgasbord: The Offseason Begins

Editor’s Note: Please be advised that David wrote this post several hours before it was announced that Dick LeBeau had resigned as the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator. 1.) Dick LeBeau With a week now having passed since the playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, I believe Dick LeBeau will be…


Will There Be A Next Stop In The NFL For Dick LeBeau?

Dick LeBeau made it clear Saturday that his intent is not to retire from coaching after telling Steve Stout of the Daily Citizen that he had resigned as the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator earlier in the day. If indeed LeBeau does coach in 2015, where will that be? While LeBeau…


An Early Steelers Free Agent Wishlist

Wipe away those tears? Fix that hole in the television? Good. Because though we’ll spend this week reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Baltimore Ravens, it’s time to start turning our attention to the offseason. I’ll throw out a list of possible free agents the Steelers could conceivably look…