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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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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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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Not Caught Up In The Fame Game

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen will be a starter in 2013 for the first time in his career, but even though he is already well-known by fans worldwide, he doesn\’t get himself caught up in the fame game. “I don’t think of myself as a celebrity,” Allen said in an interview with Jeff Hartsell of […]

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Polamalu And Clark Both Happy To Mentor Rookie Shamarko Thomas

During the Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory mini camp last week, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau made it a point to praise safety Shamarko Thomas and linebacker Jarvis Jones when asked if it was too soon to tell if any of his young players had distinguished themselves yet throughout the offseason practices. “I really like our young safety […]

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Steelers 2013 Mini Camp – Day Two Recap

Day two of the Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory mini camp was a pretty uneventful one, but there were still a few things worthy of some attention just the same as the defensive coaches were allowed to talk to the media on Wednesday. Here is a recap for you. Adams Football Family Reunion – Nothing has changed […]

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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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