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Seven Steelers Players Make NFL.com’s All-AFC North team

Over the last few weeks on The Terrible Podcast, you’ve probably heard Alex Kozora and myself discussing which Pittsburgh Steelers players would make an All-AFC North Team. On Tuesday, Dave Dameshek released his such team on NFL.com and it includes seven Steelers players. Representing the Steelers offense on Dameshek’s list…


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Steelers-Ravens Rivalry Fueled By Mutual Respect

In the rough and tumble AFC North, there exists as physical a brand of football as one will find in any division in the entire league. However, it’s a rivalry between two of the division’s heavyweights that causes the rest of the league to turn it’s head and watch with…



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Cameron Heyward Stepping Into Leadership Position

When he was drafted in 2011, Cameron Heyward was a rookie in a locker room filled with veterans along the defensive line. Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, Casey Hampton, and Chris Hoke stood tall. One by one, they left. Now, Heyward is the man amongst boys, tasked with the responsibility of leading…



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Ethan Hemer Looking To Again Overcome Odds

When we talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive ends, there are a few common tropes. The greatness of Cameron Heyward, the promise of Stephon Tuitt, and the relentless jokes thrown at Cam Thomas. Obviously, there are several other, less talked about candidates at end. One trying to stick to the…



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Keith Butler With Big Opportunity As First Year Coordinator

It isn’t often that a first-year defensive coordinator has the chance to accomplish something a long-time legend had struggled to do in recent years, but that is exactly the opportunity in front of Pittsburgh Steelers coach Keith Butler. The former linebackers’ coach has had the honor of being tutored by…



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Steelers Extension Candidates: William Gay

For much of the offseason, it was assumed that, at some point before the start of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers would award a couple of young players with lucrative contract extensions, as they did last summer with key pieces of their offensive line and one particularly maligned cornerback….


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Steelers Sack Numbers Must Improve From Within

The Pittsburgh Steelers posted a 25-year low in sack production last season when they only managed to tally 33 of them during the 2015 season. And to be frank, that was with a bit of a late-season up-tick, registering a season-high six sacks in the penultimate game alone, nearly a…


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Steelers Extension Candidates: Ramon Foster

For much of the offseason, it was assumed that, at some point before the start of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers would award a couple of young players with lucrative contract extensions, as they did last summer with key pieces of their offensive line and one particularly maligned cornerback….



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Steelers Extension Candidates: Steve McLendon

For much of the offseason, it was assumed that, at some point before the start of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers would award a couple of young players with lucrative contract extensions, as they did last summer with key pieces of their offensive line and one particularly maligned cornerback….


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Cameron Heyward Contract Projection

Now that defensive ends Cameron Jordan and Corey Liuget have their new deals in place, we have a pretty good idea as to what the new contract that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward will ultimately sign prior to the start of the 2015 season. When trying to predict what…


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Steelers Extension Candidates: Kelvin Beachum

For much of the offseason, it was assumed that, at some point before the start of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers would award a couple of young players with lucrative contract extensions, as they did last summer with key pieces of their offensive line and one particularly maligned cornerback….



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Steelers’ Rookies Could Push Cam Thomas Out The Door

It is no secret that 2014 free agent signee Cam Thomas struggled mightily last year with the Pittsburgh Steelers, eventually losing his starting job and considerable playing time as the season went on. What might be a surprise however, is that Thomas’ spot among the 53-man roster is far from…


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Keith Butler’s Defense Will Bring Slightly New Philosophy

That is not exactly a sexy headline. But it shouldn’t surprise any level-headed fan in the least. Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive coordinator Keith Butler made his first public comments to the media since being hired as the heir to Dick LeBeau. Dave Bryan has the details of almost everything Butler said,…


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Steelers Gambling With Starters In Final Contract Years

For much of the offseason, it was assumed that, at some point before the start of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers would award a couple of young players with lucrative contract extensions, as they did last summer with key pieces of their offensive line and one particularly maligned cornerback….


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Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward’s Arsenal Of Pass Rush Moves

Yesterday we looked at Cameron Heyward’s ability to play with power and leverage as an up-and-coming sack artist in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. While those traits remain the cornerstone to his ever-improving game, Heyward’s developing arsenal of pass rush moves are what has truly pushed him into a special category of…


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Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward Plays With Power And Leverage

I felt compelled to write about Cameron Heyward this week, given that a player with about half his ability in Corey Liuget just signed a five-year, $50 million extension yesterday to remain with the San Diego Chargers for the foreseeable future. No disrespect meant to Liuget, who is a solid…




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Steelers 2016 Salary Cap Picture Looking Bright

After posting an update Saturday on the Pittsburgh Steelers current salary cap situation for 2015, I received a few email requests asking that I post an update on the 2016 season. While it’s still a little early for such an update being as a few extensions are likely to be…