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Coates Overcame Childhood Adversity In Route To NFL

The Steelers’ third round pick out of Auburn, wide receiver Sammie Coates, may not have ended up there and in the Steel City if not for his best friend, Andrew Williams. In the summer of 2010, Auburn was holding their final camp for recruits, and Williams, a running back at…







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Steelers’ Archer Without A Quiver

It’s now 10 games into the 2014 season, and rookie running back Dri Archer has yet to register a single explosive play. As a matter of fact, he’s only played 37 snaps all season, and 15 of those snaps came in the season opener. Even the most pessimistic prognosticators of…


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Steelers Still Waiting On Rookie Dri Archer

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back slash wide receiver Dri Archer has logged 23 snaps thus far in three games this season. As a running back, he’s carried the ball two times for six yards. As a wide receiver, he has three catches for nine yards. He’s averaging three yards per…






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Dri Archer Not Interested In Comparisons

It’s not that he has a problem with Chris Rainey or would be insulted to be compared to him. According to Ed Bouchette, new Pittsburgh Steelers running back Dri Archer simply doesn’t see all the similarities between himself and the former 2012 draft pick. For starters, although they are of…


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Steelers LBs Ready For Dri Archer To Torment Somebody Else

When the Pittsburgh Steelers first drafted running back Dri Archer, we knew he would be giving somebody fits. Whether it was offensive coordinators trying to find snaps for him, defensive coordinators trying to find ways to defend him, or linebackers trying to find their jocks after covering him, one thing…



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Todd Haley Likens Running Style Of Dri Archer To That Of Jamaal Charles’

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer might be roughly 20 pounds lighter than Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, but offensive coordinator Todd Haley thinks the two have similar running styles, according to Judy Battista of NFL.com. A few Steelers leftovers from today: Todd Haley told me rookie…



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Todd Haley Putting His Imprint On The Offense

Even before the Pittsburgh Steelers actually hired Todd Haley to be their offensive coordinator, there were already doubts and theories about ulterior motives for the team’s interest in the former head coach who was recently out of a job. The Steelers were just doing him a favor by giving him…



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Steelers Need 2014 Pleas In The Fifth To Both Hit

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert recently completed his 15th draft with the organization and while several of the fifth-round selections that he’s made during that span managed to make the 53 man roster out of training camp as rookies, finding a player that can contribute heavily has been tough….



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Kozora: Steelers Draft Grades For 2014 Class

By Alex Kozora After providing a report on each of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selections in the 2014 NFL Draft, it’s time for a collective wrap up. You can consider this a “grade” because I’ll be providing a letter, but it’s more of a summary of each player and how they…


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Quality Kick Returner Still A Valuable Commodity

There’s no doubt that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selection of Dri Archer in the third round has been somewhat polarizing since they took him in the third round of the NFL Draft this past Friday, given his slight stature. Many arguments have been made against using such a premium draft pick…


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Strategy Will Be Key To Getting The Best Out Of Dri Archer

The thing about Dri Archer is that, in order for him to be most effective, and to contribute the most to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the coaching staff must make a concerted effort to employ him in ways and at times that best serve his talents. Fortunately, the coaching staff seems…