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Steelers S Shamarko Thomas: ‘I’m More Knowledgeable About This Defense’

While Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas failed to play a defensive snap during the second half of the 2013 season, he played enough in the first eight games to know just how complicated the defense run by Dick LeBeau really is. “I was all over the place last year because I didn’t know the playbook,” […]

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Richard Mann Doesn’t Seem To Have Much Faith In Lance Moore As A Run Blocker

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Richard Mann doesn’t really beat around the bush when talking about his players and that was the certainly the case recently when he was asked to talk about newcomer Lance Moore, who the team signed during the offseason to help fill the void that was created when Jerricho Cotchery signed […]

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Saints Waive Former Steelers G Mike Golic Jr.

It looks like the tough times are continuing for guard Mike Golic Jr. as he was waived Monday by the New Orleans Saints. Golic, who signed less than a month ago with the Saints, originally came into the league as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers last April. He is the son of former NFL […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Slot Receiver

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Confident He Can Adjust Quickly To Polamalu, NFL Rules

Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu might not be present for the first set of OTA practices of the 2014 season and there’s a good chance that he might not show up at all until the mandatory minicamp in June. However, just because Polamalu might not be on the field together with his new secondary […]

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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New RB LeGarrette Blount

By Alex Kozora We’ll continue our free agency series with former New England Patriot running back LeGarrette Blount, who was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on March 28th. In the four games I looked at, Blount always lined up in the backfield so there isn’t much to chart pre-snap. Post-snap charting is as follows. The number […]

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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New WR Lance Moore

By Alex Kozora Continuing with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ free agency breakdown, we’ll evaluate former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore. To evaluate Moore, we broke plays down into two categories. Where he lined up on the field and the route he ran. There are three pre-snap designations for him based on where he lined […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Free Safety

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Defensive End

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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A Look At The 9 Touchdowns Scored In 2013 By Indiana WR Cody Latimer

Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer has created quite a buzz over the course of the last few weeks and Friday evening I had a request from a reader that wanted to know if I could find all nine of his touchdowns from last seasons along with his completion percentage. Luckily, I was able to track […]

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Steelers WR Lance Moore Excited To Get To Work

When the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves in the frustrating position of being unable to match the monetary compensation that the Carolina Panthers were able to offer Jerricho Cotchery—a player that it seemed all along would be easy to lock up—the team was forced to seek other options, and that turned into former New Orleans Saints […]

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How Does Alex Mack’s Contract Impact Negotiations With Maurkice Pouncey?

The Cleveland Browns hardly flinched before agreeing to match the offer sheet that center Alex Mack signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, despite that offer sheet containing language that gives the player the ability to void the last three years of the five-year contract, which just so happens to contain a front-loaded guaranteed money value. The […]

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Steelers 2014 Preseason Schedule Features Games Against Giants, Bills, Eagles And Panthers

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 preseason schedule has now been released and the two home games this year will played against the Buffalo Bills and the Carolina Panthers. The Steelers two preseason road games will be against the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Steelers will open the preseason on the road against the […]

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Steelers 2014 Preseason Schedule To Be Announced Wednesday Afternoon

The Pittsburgh Steelers will announce their 2014 preseason schedule Wednesday afternoon. While we are only speculating, there’s a good chance that the Steelers final of the four exhibition games will be at home against the Carolina Panthers. If that is indeed winds up being the case, then the Steelers will more than likely open the […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Wide Receiver

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Steelers Free Agent Departures Piling Up

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed seven free agents from outside the organization, they have now lost eight of their own free agents in the process, having come in with 22 free agents in total. Granted, few of them went on to sign contracts of any significance, or are expected to play a big role […]

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Steelers Offer Little Guarantees To Their Incoming Free Agents

In stark contrast to recent offseasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers have already handed out new contracts to seven different free agents coming from other teams over the course of the past month since the start of free agency. In the process, they have handed out close to $40 million, with only Mike Mitchell’s contract extending beyond […]

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Steelers Close The Book On Phase One Of Free Agency

With the signing late last week of running back LeGarrette Blount, the Pittsburgh Steelers put an exclamation point on what is likely the conclusion of Phase One of their free agency plan, which I expect to be on hiatus until June now. The Steelers re-signed many of their own 21 unrestricted free agents in addition […]

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New Steelers LB Arthur Moats Will Only Be A Two Down Player If Ever Asked To Play Inside

In 2013 with the Buffalo Bills, new Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats started 12 games. However, despite all of those starts, he still managed to only play 301 defensive snaps. So why so few snaps? When looking at his tape from last season, it’s clear that he was just used primarily on run downs and […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says QB Ben Roethlisberger Hasn’t Asked For A “Tall” Wide Receiver

Since the 2013 season ended, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported that sources have told him that the Pittsburgh Steelers “intend” on drafting a “tall” wide receiver for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. While that very well might end up being the case, Roethlisberger apparently hasn’t asked the team to go that route. In an […]

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Leadership Is A Natural Part Of Roster Evolution

Leadership does not exist in a vacuum. It is not finite, and losing a source of leadership does not represent a lower ‘ceiling’ of leadership qualities. That is what the Pittsburgh Steelers are banking on this season, especially following the releases of linebackers Larry Foote and LaMarr Woodley, two of the most veteran players on […]

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Saints QB Drew Brees Heaps Praise On Former WR Lance Moore

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now trying to find a free agent replacement for veteran wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, who signed Thursday with the Carolina Panthers. This past week, they had former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore in a for a visit and on Thursday, his former quarterback Drew Brees spoke highly of the […]

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With Cotchery Gone, It’s Antonio Brown’s Time To Lead

The Pittsburgh Steelers withstood their sixth free agent loss of the offseason thus far when veteran wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery elected to accept an offer with the wideout-starved Carolina Panthers rather than return to Pittsburgh. Before him were the departures of defensive linemen Ziggy Hood and Al Woods, running back Jonathan Dwyer, tight end David […]

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Jerricho Cotchery Contract Update

There’s a new update on the contract signed Thursday with the Carolina Panthers by former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery. While panthers.com and David Newton of ESPN.com both call it a two-year contract, evidently it is a five-year deal worth $8.015 million and includes a $2.25 signing bonus. Cotchery’s base salaries in the first […]

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Report: Panthers Gave Former Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery Two Years, $5 Million

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost veteran free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery to the Carolina Panthers on Thursday and now we are starting to hear the details of the contract that he has now signed. According to David Newton of ESPN.com, Cotchery signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Panthers and a majority of that […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Recent Visitors, Jerricho Cotchery Decision, Kelvin Benjamin & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 87 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start of this show by talking about the recent free agent visit made by Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew and whether or not he would be a perfect compliment to starter Le’Veon Bell. The Steelers reportedly might have […]

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