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Bryant McFadden, Ike Taylor Believe Patrick Peterson Will Be First $100 Million Cornerback

By Josh Svetz Original predictions backed with analysis are something professional sports analysts strive to create. Likewise, this holds true for both current Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor and former cornerback Bryant McFadden. McFadden has pursued a career in radio since his retirement and Taylor has his own radio show on Trib Live Radio. While Taylor […]

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Remembering The Trade Of Santonio Holmes To The Jets Four Years Ago

It was four years ago Saturday that the Pittsburgh Steelers traded away wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets for a measly fifth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, but that trade couldn’t have worked out any better. Holmes, who was about to enter into the final year of his rookie contract at […]

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Former Steelers CB Bryant McFadden Weighs In On Recent Release Of Eagles WR DeSean Jackson

By Josh Svetz While “The Ike Taylor Show” may primarily be a Pittsburgh Steelers discussion show, host Ike Taylor likes to touch on all sports topics, including controversies. On Tuesday’s edition of the show, Taylor and fill-in co-host, former Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden, did just that as they discussed the recent release of former Philadelphia […]

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Jets Release Former Steelers WR Santonio Holmes

The New York Jets have just released former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes. Holmes was a highly productive player for Mark Sanchez and the Jets in his first couple of seasons in New York, but he has been highly limited over the past two seasons due to significant injuries. The Steelers drafted Holmes out […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2009 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period less than three weeks away, we are gearing up for it by taking a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first nine years of Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh […]

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Versatile Safeties May Open Up A Roster Spot For Steelers At Another Position

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2013 season with untested depth at the safety position after both primary reserves—Ryan Mundy and Will Allen—departed in free agency this spring. Of the three primary candidates to apprentice behind the starters this season, only second-year player Robert Golden has in-game regular season experience on defense. Golden, […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Really Likes Numbers

If you have ever listened to Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor over the years, you know by now that he loves to reference stats during interviews and specially his own when it comes to completion percentages on balls thrown his direction. He did it again on Wednesday when talking to Chris Bradford of the Beaver […]

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Musical Chairs On 2013 Steelers Defense Includes Cornerback Shuffle

By Matthew Marczi With over a third of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive and defensive starting lineups featuring new faces, the 2013 season should be interesting, if nothing else, seeing how the team renowned for its veteran presence adapts to the next generation. We have already covered seven of the eight new starters over the past […]

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Character Counts – Misbehavior Is Relative In The World Of Professional Sports – Part IV

By Matthew Marczi Despite the organization’s strong reputation, the Pittsburgh Steelers have come across their fair share of public relations hiccups through the years thanks to the behavior of their players. They once stood behind a player who shot at a police helicopter. Then, years later, they unceremoniously dumped one player who sucker punched a […]

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Second-Term Steelers Offer Unique Perspective On Unique Organization

By Matthew Marczi With the Pittsburgh Steelers’recent reunions with old faces once again this season—courtesy of the returns of cornerback William Gay, tight end Matt Spaeth, and wide receiver Plaxico Burress—it is quite evident that a recent trend is emerging of former Steelers returning to greener pastures after exploring the landscapes of other teams. Beginning […]

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What The Return Of William Gay To The Steelers Really Means

Although the transaction might not be made official until the start of the new league year, free agent cornerback William Gay has indicated on Twitter Sunday afternoon that he is returning to Pittsburgh after one season with the Arizona Cardinals. Gay left last offseason via free agency as an unrestricted free agent, but was released […]

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Keenan Lewis, Dick LeBeau System Cornerbacks And Their Free Agency History

The start of 2013 NFL free agency signing period is quickly approaching and all of our eyes will be fixed on Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted cornerback Keenan Lewis, should he not be re-signed beforehand. If indeed Lewis is allowed to test free agency, you have to wonder how many teams will consider him a system cornerback. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Scottie Montgomery Exit, Cash Over Cap, Steve McLendon & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 75 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I recap the latest Pittsburgh Steelers news which includes wide receiver coach Scottie Montgomery leaving to take a job with Duke University, his alma mater. Was Montgomery forced out or was it just a chance for him to help his […]

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Steelers Offseason Business Transactions Will Likely Start Ramping Up Next Week

Now that the Super Bowl is behind us we can expect that the Pittsburgh Steelers will begin ramping up their offseason business transactions. Currently the team has 51 players under contract for 2013. That number will need to grow to 90 by the time training camp rolls around. 7 or 8 of those players will […]

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The Steelers 2005 March Massacre Worked Out Just Fine

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote Thursday on his blog about the impending “March Massacre” that could take place with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bouchette added in his post that it could resemble the “bloodletting” of last offseason. Bloodletting is an interesting description for what when on last offseason as the Steelers really didn\’t lose […]

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Willie Colon Settling In Now At Left Guard

Sevens games into the season Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Willie Colon appears to finally be settling into his new position and today I was asked via email if I believed a rumor floating around that he would be a salary cap casualty next year. Being as so many would rather base their speculation on whims, […]

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Obvious & Not So Obvious Statistical Elements Of A Good Steelers Defense

Stats and rankings certainly do not tell the whole story when it comes to football, but some of them will paint a pretty good picture for you at least. Does Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau look at the stats and rankings of his defense? Sure he does, and he has admitted to such many […]

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Roster Battles: Cornerbacks

The Pittsburgh Steelers open training camp in Latrobe in just over a month from now. With the OTA sessions and mini camp behind us, we can now start to focus on the battles for roster spots for certain positions. First up in our series is the cornerback position. The Steelers have opened the last two […]

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Keenan Lewis & Cortez Allen Open Up Steelers First OTA As Starters

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first OTA session of the 2012 season on Thursday, and while nothing earth shattering came to light, we now know what the initial pecking order will be in the Steelers secondary as we inch ever closer to the start of training camp. Gone from the roster now are veterans […]

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ESPN Heads Say Steelers Finish 3rd In AFC North Because Of Too Much Change

ESPN had their special 2012 AFC North preview show Tuesday and it included the division predictions of Herm Edwards, Bill Polian and Marcellus Wiley at the end of the show. Both Edwards and Wiley have the Baltimore Ravens winning the division while Polian has the Cincinnati Bengals winning it in 2012. All three had the […]

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Steelers Cornerbacks Bringing A New Dynamic To The Table

By Cian Fahey Prior to last season, I wrote that Keenan Lewis would add a new dynamic to the Steelers defense, even though he wasn\’t a full-time starter, Lewis did do that playing the outside position in the team\’s nickel defense. What I didn\’t realize at the time was that Lewis was only the first […]

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Recapping The Pittsburgh Steelers\’ Trades During The Mike Tomlin-Era

By Cian Fahey The Pittsburgh Steelers biggest off-season priority may be the upcoming NFL draft, while their levels of activity in free agency this year have remained consistently non-existent until very recently, however the Steelers have never been adverse to making a trade or two during the Mike Tomlin era around this time. Since Tomlin\’s […]

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William Gay Says Decision To Sign With Cardinals Was Based On Opportunity & Not Money

Cornerback William Gay of course signed with the Arizona Cardinals this past weekend after five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and he joined John Harris on Trib Live Radio to talk about his time in Pittsburgh and the opportunity he now has ahead of him in Arizona. Late in the interview Harris asked Gay if […]

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Steelers Awarded Three 2012 7th Round Compensatory Draft Picks

Surprise, surprise, surprise! The 2012 compensatory draft picks were doled out today at the NFL owners meetings and the Pittsburgh Steelers received three 7th round compensatory picks for the loss of tight end Matt Spaeth, defensive tackle Nick Eason and linebacker Keyaron Fox presumably. As I posted early this morning it was looking like the […]

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Report: Steelers Likely To Receive Just One 7th Round Compensatory Draft Pick This Week

The NFL owners meetings get underway Monday down in Florida at that means the 2012 compensatory draft picks will be awarded for 2011 unrestricted free agents lost sometime this week. Compensatory picks are awarded by using a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors and is also weighed against any unrestricted free agents […]

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Keenan Lewis & Cortez Allen Now Likely To Battle For Open Left Cornerback Spot

It is now being confirmed that Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent cornerback William Gay has indeed signed with the Arizona Cardinals and will not be returning to the Steelers in 2012. Gay started at the left outside cornerback spot for the Steelers in 2012 from week 2 on after Bryant McFadden lost the spot following […]

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