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Rod Woodson To Intern With Steelers Through Training Camp

Rod Woodson and Carnell Lake have been reunited in the Steel City as it was announced on Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers former 1987 first-round draft pick will be serving as an intern for the rest of the offseason practices as well as in training camp. Woodson, who spent 17 seasons in the NFL, coached […]

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10 Things We Learned From The Steelers Third OTA Session Of 2013

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their third OTA session of the 2013 season, here are ten things that we learned this past week. Ben-ded Knee – Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday to clean up some meniscus damage in his right knee that has been causing him some discomfort, and […]

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No Snaps At Safety Position Thus Far In OTA Practices For Steelers CB William Gay

During the 2013 NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake said that while cornerback William Gay could play some safety in case of emergency; it\’s not something that he really envisions happening, as the Louisville product just isn\’t built for the position. “In the past William has played some safety,” said Lake back […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Confident About Upcoming Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis to leave uncontested this off-season because they are confident third-year cornerback Cortez Allen can easily fill his shoes. Allen was a guest Sunday morning on 93.7 The Fan and as asked about the confidence that he has in the team this upcoming season despite the losses […]

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Report: Steelers S Troy Polamalu In Best Shape Since USC Playing Days

On Sunday, I passed along the news that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu would be in attendance for the first OTA session of the 2013 season that gets underway on Tuesday and now there is a report on Twitter from Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that states the 2010 Defensive Player of the Year […]

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Steelers CB Josh Victorian One Of Several Cornerbacks Battling For A Roster Spot In 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed cornerback Keenan Lewis to run off to the New Orleans Saints uncontested via free agency this offseason as they were comfortable with Cortez Allen stepping into the starting spot opposite Ike Taylor moving forward. In addition to letting Lewis walk, they signed cornerback William Gay back following his one year away […]

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Will The Steelers Use More Dime Or Big Nickel In 2013?

With more and more NFL teams drafting athletic tight ends these days, combined with more teams trying to incorporate spread style offenses, defenses are forced to combat this with more athletic players that can defend against it. The Pittsburgh Steelers over the last several years have primarily used just two types of personnel groupings on […]

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The Lake Effect Is Already Impacting The Steelers Black Cat

I wrote in my post draft breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-round draft pick Terry Hawthorne that I thought it looked like he really got up high on his toes during his back pedal after watching tape of him and apparently he gets up too high for the liking of defensive back coach Carnell Lake. Hawthorne, […]

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Steelers Robert Golden Looks Right Now To Be The First \”Next Man Up\” At The Safety Position

The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed two of the five safeties that they had on their roster last season to walk off uncontested via free agency this offseason, as Will Allen signed with the Dallas Cowboys and Ryan Mundy signed with the New York Giants. The exodus of those two players left the Steelers with second year […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft – 5th Round Pick – CB Terry Hawthorne – Breakdown & Grade

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Illinois cornerback Terry Hawthorne in the fifth-round of the 2013 NFL draft and below is my breakdown and grade of the pick. Measurables: Combine Invite: Yes, Height: 5116, Weight: 195, 40 Yrd Dash: 4.31, 20 Yrd Dash: 2.46, 10 Yrd Dash: 1.52, 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 13, Vertical Jump: 35 1/2, […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Rookie Season Expectations

The 2013 NFL draft is now behind us and the nine Pittsburgh Steelers draft picks will be present for rookie camp this coming weekend in Pittsburgh. Now that things have settled down, here is  my look at what I expect this upcoming season for every member of the Steelers 2013 draft class. Round 1 – […]

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Steelers Carnell Lake Can\’t Wait To Get The Illinois Black Cat Into His Lab

As I dig deeper into the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 draft class, I am really starting to drift towards liking the selection of Illinois cornerback Terry Hawthorne, who was selected in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL draft, the most. For starters, you can\’t help but like Hawthorne\’s 4.31 speed, and even though he is […]

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Steelers CB William Gay Might Be The \”Safety Valve\” In The Secondary This Season

During his talk with the media following the selection of Illinois cornerback Terry Hawthorne in the fifth round on the 2013 NFL draft, defensive backs coach Carnell Lake was asked about cornerback William Gay and his ability to play safety should the need ever arise. “In the past William has played some safety,” said Lake. […]

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Steelers DB Coach Carnell Lake Looking For CB Curtis Brown To Turn The Corner In 2013

On Saturday, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake received two new pupils during the 2013 NFL draft in the form of safety Shamarko Thomas and cornerback Terry Hawthorne. Hawthorne, who the Steelers selected in the fifth round, will now compete for a roster spot and presumably push cornerback Curtis Brown, the Steelers third round […]

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2013 Steelers Mock Draft Version 5.0 – Final Edition

The 2013 NFL draft will get underway in New York City Thursday evening, so it is now time for my final Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft of the year. Mock drafts are never satisfying to me as the odds of getting all of the picks correct really doesn\’t exist. The process, however, is satisfying, as I […]

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2013 Steelers Mock Draft Version 4.0 – Post Pre Draft Visits

Here we go with version 4.0 of my Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft for the upcoming 2013 NFL draft. I didn\’t bore you with a lot of strengths and weaknesses of the players this time around, but certainly will in my final mock draft that will be out next Wednesday. This is pretty much a version […]

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Steelers Brass Accounted For At LSU & USC Pro Days On Wednesday

The 2013 NFL pro days are slowly winding down, but the Pittsburgh Steelers brass is still out in full force doing their homework. On Wednesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert were in attendance at the LSU pro day to observe several draft hopefuls. The big names who worked out were […]

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Tracking The Steelers Presence At The 2013 Pro Days

Here are a few pro day tidbits that I have dug up from around the internet that concern the Pittsburgh Steelers. At the Northern Illinois pro day on Friday the Steelers had people present to observe outside linebacker prospect Sean Progar, who measured in at 6014, 255 pounds. Progar  did 26 reps on the bench, […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Free Agents Analysis: CB Keenan Lewis – Unrestricted

The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason continues on and with the 2013 NFL combine starting this week we will continue on with our breakdown of the free agents as we inch closer towards the start of free agency. Next up on the list of unrestricted free agents is cornerback Keenan Lewis. Player: Keenan Lewis Position: Cornerback Experience: […]

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Richard Sherman Thinks Keenan Lewis Is One Of The Best Cornerbacks In The League

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was a guest Friday on NFL Total Access and was asked who he thinks are the best cornerbacks in the league besides himself. His answer included a somewhat surprising name from the Pittsburgh Steelers. “Well if Darrelle Revis is playing then I would say it\’s him, but this year he […]

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Hines Ward The Next Steelers Wide Receivers Coach? – Nope, Not Happening

It was reported early on Friday that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver coach Scottie Montgomery has decided to return to Duke University to become their new offensive coordinator and immediately a good portion of the black and gold fanbase started suggesting that former wide receiver Hines Ward should be hired to replace him. Yeah, that\’s not […]

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Report: Keenan Lewis Says He Didn\’t Want A Contract In 2012

On Tuesday Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis refuted a report by Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that quoted the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent as saying that the team “made a mistake” by not offering him a multi-year deal before the 2012 season. On Wednesday Lewis talked more about his situation heading into the offseason […]

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Will The Steelers Be Able To Keep Free Agent Cornerback Keenan Lewis?

The Pittsburgh Steelers will most certainly look to try and sign unrestricted free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis to a long term deal prior to the start of free agency, but the Oregon State product would be best served to at least check out the market with the Steelers best offer in hand. Below are what […]

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Keenan Lewis Couldn\’t Have Picked A Better Year For Himself To Turn The Proverbial Corner

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis is one player that I couldn\’t have been more wrong about this season. Lewis proclaimed back in May that this would be a big year for him and right now his prediction is looking spot on with 5 games remaining in the regular season. Heading into Week 13 Lewis has […]

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Steelers Versus Jets – 10 Gameday Morning Talking Points

It\’s Sunday and the Pittsburgh Steelers look to even their record to 1-1 against the New York Jets later this evening at Heinz Field. Below are some loose thoughts that are running around in my head this morning. Don\’t be surprised if linebacker Jason Worilds equals the snaps that Chris Carter gets in this game […]

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Can The \”Lake Effect\” Work On New Steelers CB DeMarcus Van Dyke?

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed cornerback and former third round pick DeMarcus Van Dyke on Thursday and immediately everyone has questions about the signing. The Oakland Raiders gave up on the University of Miami product after he played in 14 games as a rookie. He started 4 of those games and recorded 13 tackles, 1 interception […]

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