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Steve McLendon Putting Focus On The Field, Not His Contract

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has had no shortage of critics since he entered the starting lineup at nose tackle in 2013, but a growing consensus among analysts of the game find that the majority of those criticisms about his play are misguided, or simply not representative of his…


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Steelers Throwback Thursday: Cameron Heyward’s First Career Sack

At some point between now and the start of the 2015 regular-season, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward is expected to sign a very lucrative contract extension similar to the one that New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan signed earlier this week. Being as today is Throwback Thursday and…


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From Keisel To Cam, Stephon Tuitt Has Eyes On Him

For years, whenever the Pittsburgh Steelers brought a new defensive end into the meeting rooms, we would always inevitably hear the stories of how Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel took the newcomers on their wings, showed them the ropes, and helped them adjust to life as a largely unappreciated cog…


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Video: Pirates Pay Tribute To Troy Polamalu During Wednesday Night Game

If you missed the Pittsburgh Pirates paying tribute Wednesday night to recently retired Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu during their game against the Minnesota Twins, you can watch the ROOT Sports coverage of it below. As you can see, Polamalu was in a private suite that belonged to Thomas Tull where…


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Steelers DL Coach Mitchell A Selfless Man, Just Like His Players

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell can be looked at as a mad scientist of sorts, trying to mold massive pieces of clay into a monstrous Frankenstein type of wrecking machine for the team’s 3-4 defense. Whether it be turning a first-rounder like defensive end Cameron Heyward into one of the best in…


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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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Rebuilding An Iconic Defense Doesn’t Happen Overnight

Right in the midst of a rebuild, the run defense of the current Pittsburgh Steelers made significant strides down the home stretch of the 2014 season. Seemingly, this coincided with the entrance of rookie defensive end, Stephon Tuitt, into the starting lineup, and the future looks bright for him. Behemoth rookie…