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It’s What They Pay The Coaches For

For many, it seems that their favorite aspect of the draft is the opportunity that comes when it’s over to pick apart and criticize every facet of a draft pick’s game in order to ensure confidence in his clearly not premature declaration of a bust. The Pittsburgh Steelers fan base…


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Carnell Lake Explains Importance Of Having Versatile Safeties

A few weeks ago, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he’s not opposed to playing Mike Mitchell at strong safety moving forward and that one comment created quite a few discussions as it related to the future of veteran Troy Polamalu and the third-year Shamarko Thomas. This past weekend,…


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Steelers S Mike Mitchell Played With Two Torn Groins Last Season

Safety Mike Mitchell probably won’t want to remember his first season with the Pittsburgh Steelers as the former second-round draft pick certainly didn’t play well in 2014. After the season was over, Mitchell announced that he had played with an injured groin. During an interview over the weekend with David…


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Doran Grant’s Potential Flexibility Reminiscent Of William Gay

As general manager Kevin Colbert revealed following the draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers planned on coming out of the weekend with two new cornerbacks on the roster, and they accomplished that after selecting Doran Grant in the fourth round after previously adding Senquez Golson in the second round, whom they targeted…


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Steelers Draft Looks Very Good On Paper

Overall, the 2015 draft haul for the Pittsburgh Steelers looks very good on paper. The secondary was an obvious area of need for the team going in, and turnovers were lacking so what did they do? They added a cornerback in Senquez Golson that snared 10 picks last year, best…


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AFC North Draft Day Three In Review

The AFC North had a load of selections on the final day of the 2015 NFL Draft, so I’ll spare you the long introduction in favor of brevity. Below is a recap of how each team in the division fared through rounds 4-7 yesterday. A more complete look at each…



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Lake On Grant: “Solid, Physical Corner That Has Decent Speed”

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant in the fourth-round of the 2015 NFL Draft and defensive backs coach Carnell Lake gave a quick overview of his newest player during the post-selection press conference. “Solid, physical corner that has decent speed,” said Lake. “Played at a very high…



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2015 Steelers Mock Draft Version 4.0: Final Edition

The 2015 NFL Draft will get underway Thursday night in Chicago, so I might as well beat the rush and go ahead and release my final mock draft on this Monday. If you missed my previous three mock drafts, or educated guesses as I like to call them, you can…



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Shamarko Thomas Not Concerned With Outside Opinions

Despite a lack of significant playing time at the safety position during his first two seasons, third-year safety Shamarko Thomas is expected to slide into the starting lineup for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015 to take the spot vacated by Troy Polamalu. Drafted in the fourth round during the 2013…


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2015 Mock Drafts: Brugler Has Steelers Going CB Then TE In First Two Rounds

Mock draft season is slowly coming to an end with the 2015 NFL Draft now almost one week away and on Monday, Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com finally released his latest prediction of the first two rounds. After previously having the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting UCLA outside linebacker Owamagbe Odighizuwa with the 22nd…


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Pre-Draft Visits Often Lead To Draft-Day Selections For Steelers

Each and every year, teams are allowed to host 30 pre-draft visits form players that aren’t considered a “local.” For instance, in this year’s draft crop, Pitt tackle T.J. Clemmings won’t count against the Pittsburgh Steelers because he can probably walk from the Pitt campus to the team facility. However, I’ve went…