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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Second Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The end is near. Only two rounds left in analyzing Pittsburgh Steelers drafting savvy during the modern football era. What can we learn from the second rounds of past Steelers drafts? Surprisingly, they didn’t do too well with them during the glory years of the 1970’s and their picks at this […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft Version 3.0 – Post Pro Days

With today being my birthday, I thought I would give all of you a gift. Now that the 2014 Pro Days now pretty much behind us, it is now time for my third 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft, or as I like to call them, educated guesses to inspire good draft talk about players. I […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Ninth Round +

By Michael K. Reynolds Who should the Pittsburgh Steelers take with their first round draft pick this year? Third round? Fifth? Should they emphasize offense or defense? With what positions should they take a risk? When should they play it safe? The correct answers to these questions may not lie within the impressively coiffed head […]

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Steelers DB Coach Carnell Lake At Florida Pro Day On Monday

The University of Florida Pro Day took place in the rain on Monday, but that didn’t stop Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake from showing up to take in the activities. Jeff Barlis of ESPN.com spotted Lake in attendance and was actually able to get a quote from him regarding the wet weather. “You […]

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A Look At The Impact Of The Mike Mitchell Signing On Shamarko Thomas

The signing of a starting-caliber free safety in free agency is not terribly surprising for the Pittsburgh Steelers, with Ryan Clark widely anticipated to find his time with the organization over. It immediately reshapes the Steelers’ draft board, with Troy Polamalu still under contract for three more seasons and the newly acquired Mike Mitchell locked […]

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Free Agent Cornerback Alterraun Verner Off The Market, Signs With Tampa Bay

Many Pittsburgh Steelers fans have experienced a higher level of excitement around the free agency period than at any other point in the Mike Tomlin era, given the fact that the team actually had some cap space to spend this season. To top it off, they even signed another team’s free agent on the first […]

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Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert At Michigan State Pro Day Scouting Darqueze Dennard

While the league currently sits and waits for the 4 PM dinner bell that is the opening of the free agency period, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert are reportedly up north, attending the Michigan State pro day. Translation: Tomlin and Colbert are taking a good, hard look at likely […]

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Report: Browns Expected To Replace S T.J. Ward By Signing Donte Whitner

Amid reports surfacing that the Cleveland Browns have “significant” interest in trading with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Darrelle Revis, the Browns are not staying stationary at the safety position, either. According to Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns intend to sign former San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner as soon as the 4 PM opening […]

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Steelers Show Interest In Cornerback Market With Nolan Caroll, Captain Munnerlyn

Yesterday, we reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers have interest in arguably the top cornerback on the free agent market, the Tennessee Titans’ Alterraun Verner. ESPN’s Scott Brown later wrote that a source confirmed the interest. Today, Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Steelers also have interest in another free agent cornerback set to hit […]

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Free Agent CB Verner Has Steelers Connection With Former UCLA DB Coach Carnell Lake

Reports surfaced late last night that the Pittsburgh Steelers could be one of many teams interested in pursuing Tennessee Titans free agent cornerback Alterraun Verner. Outside of the fact that the Steelers almost never sign big-money free agents from other clubs, it’s a plausible scenario, given their concerns at the position. Verner is arguably the […]

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USC S Dion Bailey Feels His Game Resembles That Of Steelers S Troy Polamalu

USC safety Dion Bailey has a lot in common with Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu as not only did he play his college ball at the future Hall-of-Famer’s alma mater, he also played some linebacker there as well. During his time in Indianapolis for the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Bailey talked about how he patterns […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – CB Terry Hawthorne

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Recapping The Steelers Coaching Changes Since Mike Tomlin Arrived In Pittsburgh

On Saturday, it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Kirby Wilson would not be back next season as he decided to take the same job with the Minnesota Vikings. Wilson now makes the 13th coach that has left or been fired since Mike Tomlin became head coach of the team in 2007. Here now […]

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Who Rules? Steelers Nation Versus Raiders Nation

By Michael K Reynolds So much is made of the great battles between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens and for good reason. After all it’s the evolution of the decades old rivalry between the Steelers and Browns. And over the past thirteen years the matches between these multiple Super Bowl winners have produced […]

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Carnell Lake Says He’s Not One To Yell At His Players A Lot

During his career, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake played five years under defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau so it’s not surprising his coaching style is similar to his. At the conclusion of Wednesday’s practice, Lake talked about his style and how he deals with his players. “My style is not to really yell, but […]

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Steelers Versus Titans: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open up their 2013 season at Heinz Field on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and below are seven things to look for heading into the game. It’s A Trap – There has been a lot of talk about the Titans possibly running some read-option Sunday, but I’m starting to think we […]

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Report: Patriots Worked Out Former Steelers Terry Hawthorne And Reggie Dunn On Tuesday

According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, the New England Patriots worked out former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Terry Hawthorne and wide receiver Reggie Dunn on Tuesday. WR Reggie Dunn (Utah), DB Terry Hawthorne (Illinois), DE Emeka Onyenekqu (La. Laf). LB Taylor Reed (SMU) work out for Pats, per @FieldYates. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 3, 2013 […]

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Jerricho Cotchery\’s Value For Young Steelers Receivers Not Easy To Quantify

By Matthew Marczi Earlier this week, we talked about the ever-insightful Jason La Canfora and his analysis that the existence of Jerricho Cotchery as the third receiver on the depth chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers amounts to a ‘surplus’ at the position, which would afford the team the luxury of trading away that surplus in […]

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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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Despite Progress, Steelers CB Cortez Allen Still Unsure If He\’ll Play In Preseason

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen returned to the practice field Friday in a very limited capacity as he took part in non-contact coverage drills. On Saturday, Allen updated his status as he continues to recover from the minor knee surgery he had just over two weeks ago. “Yeah, I feel good,” said Allen. “The rehab […]

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Versatile Robert Golden Playing All The Positions In The Steelers Secondary

The Pittsburgh Steelers got a gift following the 2012 NFL Draft when they were able to land Robert Golden as an undrafted free agent. With one season now under his belt, they will expect him to take another step forward in 2013 as they start to prepare for the unavoidable changing of the guard at […]

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Ike Taylor Thinks William Gay Is The Boy Wonder Of The Steelers Defense

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay has forever been the whipping boy for fans and Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has an excellent piece up Monday afternoon centered around that very topic. As soon as New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz scored from 57-yards out in the Saturday night preseason opener, I knew my […]

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Steelers Rookie Shamarko Thomas Says The Game Is Slowing Down For Him

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas said Thursday that watching fellow safeties Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark during mini camp was like watching a movie because of the way both fly around the field. With the Shamarknado movie still a few months away from its premier, the Syracuse product was asked how everything is going […]

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Five Backup Steelers Who Must Improve During Training Camp

As we head into the start of training camp, the 2013 version of the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly have their share of depth issues on both sides of the football. There are, however, five backup players who could possibly calm some of those depth fears, but each will need to show marked improvement over the course […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: DeMarcus Van Dyke Versus Josh Victorian Versus Terry Hawthorne

The Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe on Friday for the start of their 2013 training camp, so we will continue to look at the training camp battles that will take place with a look at the battle for a few backup cornerback spots on the 53 man roster. You can comment on this battle […]

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Steelers Rookie S Shamarko Thomas Predicts He Will Get Fined For Future Hits

Over the last several years, the NFL has been cracking down more and more on hits by defensive players and former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison certainly has received his share of fines and even a one-game suspension as a result of his actions. There is one Steelers rookie; however, that expects to have his […]

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