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The Alex Gibbs Model Of Rushing Efficiency

I was watching an old video of famous offensive line coach Alex Gibbs teach the way he coaches his offense. It was a long, multi-part video that I had to stop watching because the audio went out of sync. But within the half hour I caught, he said something very…


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Comparing Mike Mitchell’s 2013 Season To 2014

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers did something that’s not very common for the Rooney family, and that’s dip their toes into the free agent pool, when they signed safety Mike Mitchell to a 5-year/$25 million deal. On paper, the signing looked good, as it added an instant replacement for vacated…


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Where Are They Now? Donnie Shell

Today, I wrote an article in regards to Troy Polamalu making it into the Hall Of Fame as a first-ballot candidate. It’s a legitimate discussion, as he’s going to get in regardless, it’s just a question of when. However, as great as Polamalu was, he may not even be the first Steelers’…


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Will Johnson An Unsung Hero For High-Powered Steelers Offense

In an offense loaded with studs like All-Pros Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell and led by the NFL’s passing yards leader in franchise cornerstone Ben Roethlisberger, there is one man in the starting lineup that is about as obscure as you’ll find. Whether it’s because of the position he plays, the stars around him or…


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Compensatory Compensation Free-Agency Deadline Is Tuesday

For several years in the NFL, June 1 was always the deadline for free-agency signings as it relates to how they are counted in the compensatory draft pick formula. That has now changed as the Competition Committee has now decided to move the date up several weeks. The new deadline…


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Panthers, Not Ravens, Outmaneuvered Steelers On Draft Day

During the second day of the 2015 NFL Draft, one of the major storylines focused around a small pool of teams interested in trading up for the 33rd overall selection, the first pick in the second round of the draft. Among those teams named by reporters, whether accurately or not,…


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Former Steelers Batch, Hoke Added To KDKA-TV Broadcast Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game coverage this season provided by KDKA-TV will look and sound a little different as it was reported Tuesday that former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch and nose tackle Chris Hoke have been hired by station. Batch will serve as the color analyst and co-host the pre- and post-game shows for…


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Dupree Fits The Steelers Mold Off The Field, Too

When playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, there exists a certain criteria or culture that exists, as the franchise is often looked at as one of the classiest organizations, from top to bottom, in the entire league. A hilarious moment is brought to mind when I think of a prime example…


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Tomlin Says Bell’s Suspension Has No Bearing On Upcoming Draft

Being as Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back Le’Veon Bell is currently slated to serve a three-game suspension at the start of the 2015 season, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked Monday during his pre-draft press conference if that might have any bearing on how the team approaches the upcoming 2015…



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Ike Taylor Says Steve Smith Was The Toughest Player He Ever Covered

During his 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, recently retired cornerback Ike Taylor lined up against a ton of wide receivers and on the Wednesday edition of NFL Network’s “Total Access”, the former fourth-round draft pick out of Louisiana-Lafayette was asked to name the three toughest that he had to…


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Steelers Announce Dates And Times For Most Of Preseason Schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers opponents for the 2015 preseason were made known last week and on Thursday the dates and times for several of those games were announced. Following their August 9 Sunday night Hall of Fame game against the Minnesota Vikings, the Steelers next game will be on the road…



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Steelers Smartly Planned Ahead For Bell’s Suspension By Signing Williams

The three-game suspension handed down by the league Thursday to Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell for violating substance abuse policy will ultimately result in veteran DeAngelo Williams opening the 2015 season as the starter. While Williams will receive more playing time early on in the season with Bell suspended,…


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Easter Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Good Friday to all of you and I hope all of you have had a great week ahead of the Easter weekend. The Pittsburgh Steelers actually made some wire news this week by signing a a few players and attending a few Pro Days. We expect a few pre…