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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Comfortable With Character Of CB Shaquille Richardson

Back in June of 2010, Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-round draft pick, cornerback Shaquille Richardson, was dismissed from UCLA along with two other players after the three were arrested by campus police and charged with suspicion of felony theft after allegedly stealing a student’s bag out of a locker. Richardson, a freshman at the time, transferred to Arizona. […]

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Maturity, Discipline Issues Among Possible Obstacles To Overcome For Some Draft Picks

Among the traits that certain subsets of the Pittsburgh Steelers draft class share with one another are size, speed, and versatility. This is the way that head coach Mike Tomlin summarized the collective in the post-draft press conference. But there’s another trait that a subset of this class also shares, and that would be potential […]

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Time To Answer The Biggest Question Of 2014

By Michael K. Reynolds A strong argument could be made the Rooneys invested in assembling the finest group of football coaches in the league. It’s time to prove this theory. Following a few seasons of veteran releases and an infusion of youth and speed via the draft and free agency the Pittsburgh Steelers are in […]

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Back Half Of Steelers’ Draft Class Has A Chance To Compete

While it can be said that the Pittsburgh Steelers came into this draft with one of its weaker rosters in recent memory, the truth is that it’s often difficult to find room for nine draft picks on the roster of any halfway decent team not consistently making their selections in the top 10. The Steelers, […]

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Steelers DB Coach Carnell Lake Recruited CB Shaquille Richardson At UCLA

The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake knows all about new cornerback Shaquille Richardson as he recruited him when he was a coach at UCLA for one season. Richardson, who the steelers drafted with their first of two fifth round picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, accepted a scholarship to UCLA, but when he […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Safety

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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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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