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What Does The Future Hold For Ramon Foster?

By Christopher DiMarino There are a few battles this offseason that excite me. While many of the rookies are just beginning to arrive, many positional battles are already being created. One of the more intriguing stories will be Ramon Foster. He did a very good job last year considering many had him pegged as a […]

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Prepare For Miller Time!

By Christopher DiMarino A lot of the pieces I write have involved tight ends as the subject. I believe it’s an important position on the field and on the Steelers depth chart. Many figured Heath Miller would get more involved in the new offense and it appears to be heading in that direction. With the […]

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Recipe For Success: Player Discipline

By Christopher DiMarino I live in an area deep with sports history. There has been a lot of success here and it is home to many dedicated fans. Unfortunately I\’m not one of them. That is of course because I live right outside of Detroit. Don\’t get me wrong, I don\’t hate the Lions. In […]

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What Does 2012 Hold For Emmanuel Sanders?

By Christopher DiMarino There has been more than enough wide receiver talk within the Pittsburgh Steelers organization lately. One of the key players left out of most of these conversations is Emmanuel Sanders. Looking forward, he is slated to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Looking back, he entered the […]

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That’s High Praise – Big Ben = Top 3 QB?

By Christopher DiMarino For any of you that have read my work on Steelers Depot, you may know a few things about me. The one that relates to this article is how I like writing analysis pieces about articles on NFL.com. While I am a fan of football and a connoisseur of its subtle nuances, […]

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The Chris Rainey Dynamic Part 2: The Big League

By Christopher DiMarino Chris Rainey. What an addition. How many teams added a guy in the 5th round that had everyone talking? There is no doubt that Rainey is a high level talent, but is he a high risk high reward type of player? This is the big question on his shoulders. Eternally positive Pittsburgh […]

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The Story On David Paulson Part 2: The Big League

By Christopher DiMarino The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Oregon tight end David Paulson in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL draft and he will certainly have the odds against him making the 53 man roster. Paulson will not be able to roll up to training camp and be given anything but a chance to earn […]

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Give Respect Where It\’s Due

By Christopher DiMarino We\’re almost three weeks removed from the 2012 NFL draft and the excitement still hasn\’t settled as we move into the lull between the draft and training camp. This lull will lead to everyone severely over analyzing the draft and mainly who got who where. The reality is that only time will […]

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The Chris Rainey Dynamic Part 1: Collegiate Stats

By Christopher DiMarino The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a lightning bolt when they selected Chris Rainey in the 5th of the 2012 NFL draft. Harnessing that lightning will be an arduous task, but one that will also breed excitement throughout Steeler Nation. How better to forecast his potential as a Steeler then by looking into his […]

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The Story On David Paulson Part 1: College Stats

By Christopher DiMarino The Pittsburgh Steelers addressed their need at tight end with David Paulson in the 7th round of the 2012 NFL draft. Many of you remember the big deal I made out of Coby Fleener, but even before that I did some in-depth analysis of the tight ends in the 2012 class. Paulson […]

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Steelers First Three Round Review Of 2012 NFL Draft

By Christopher DiMarino Happy draft weekend. Let\’s quickly take a look at each Steeler draftee: what likely drew the Steelers to them, what they need to work on, what some concerns are and where we go from here. David DeCastro What we know: DD was the most highly touted OG in the draft. In fact, […]

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Steelers Mock Draft Version 2.0 – Final – Christopher DiMarino

By Christopher DiMarino This is my final mock draft and will be verified in just a few days. I\’ve had a difficult time weighing who I would draft with who makes sense at that position with who the Pittsburgh Steelers organization will take. So for this final mock draft, I am not trying to choose […]

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Second Round Draft Day Steals

By Christopher DiMarino The answer is yes. This is a Charley Casserly weekend. I found two intriguing articles of his over the weekend, and while I\’m not high on Casserly, I enjoy his draft experience and the expertise he lends. This article on NFL.com had a list of 2nd round steals. Surprise, surprise; it\’s a […]

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Stock Of Mark Barron Is On The Rise

Christopher DiMarino For those of you who have been following my articles, you know that the first round is very murky. I haven\’t been convinced that the two major positions of need (OLine and NT) have any feasible options at 1.24. I don\’t feel convinced about Mike Adams (subpar drive, reefer madness), Jonathan Martin (finesse […]

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Sports Science & The 2012 NFL Draft

By Christopher DiMarino I wanted to pass a long some interesting videos that I found on ESPN. The sports science videos are little more than a flashy way of trying to quantify in numbers what a football player does on the field. It shouldn\’t be taken too seriously, but it\’s a cool to watch. I […]

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Analyzing The Steelers 2012-13 Schedule

By Christopher DiMarino I frequently visit NFL.com and their stories fuel many of my articles. I like the perspective of how much coverage a league website gives the Steelers. This time, I saw a quick breakdown of the schedule that was just released. I already broke down the opponents, but now we have a concept […]

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The Importance Of Pre-Draft Visits

By Christopher DiMarino In my first mock draft attempt, I wasn\’t sure how much stock to put into the fact that certain players have made (or are planning to make) pre-draft visits. I figured it was a pretty good indicator that the Steelers were showing interest in that player. It could also mean that a […]

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Mychal Kendricks Vs. Kevin Zeitler

By Christopher DiMarino What an exciting time of the year right? Hockey playoffs are underway! No, everyone is excited because the draft is right around the corner. I am facilitating my excitement by looking further into the draft prospects. I just released my first mock draft and think it was well received. A lot of […]

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Steelers 2012 Mock Draft Version 1.0 – Christopher DiMarino

By Christopher DiMarino Completing this mock draft was a large undertaking for a guy like me. Whereas I’m normally very direct and concise, I have tried to cater a lot of the articles I write towards both sides of the story. Sure I like Coby Fleener, but I also want to look into the negative […]

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Safety Hazard For The Steelers?

By Jeremy Hritz All things come to pass, good and bad. The deplorable quarterback play of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s stung but did not stick. The grit, production, and smiles of Hines Ward helped to capture two Super Bowl victories, yet his time with the team reached its end […]

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Addressing The Coby Fleener Induced Mass Hysteria

By Christopher DiMarino There has been a lot of back and forth debate about Coby Fleener. There are people who agree that he could go in the first round. Some are skeptical that the Pittsburgh Steelers would draft a position of lesser need. Finally, there are those who don’t think he’s a possibility going at […]

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Steelers 2012 Draft: Coby Fleener Vs. Mark Barron

By Christopher DiMarino Can you feel the excitement growing in Steeler Nation? With just over 3 weeks remaining before the draft (April 26th), every fan is on the edge of their seats. There seems to be a blitzkrieg of draft profiles and mocks popping up all over the web and I am enjoying all of […]

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Steelers 1st Round Draft Analysis – Player

By Christopher DiMarino After analyzing the 1st round pick from a positional standpoint, the next logical step was to investigate the players at each of those position. Below I compiled the average drafting position according to a few mock drafts for the main Steelers 1st round possibilities. This group includes 3 Defensive Tackles (Fletcher Cox, […]

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Why Steelers Fans Shouldn’t Lose Sleep Over Ryan Tannehill

By Christopher DiMarino Without insulting either the Cleveland Browns organization or Ryan Tannehill, let me elaborate on why I believe Pittsburgh Steelers fans shouldn’t lose sleep over Tannehill. The Browns have been in hot water for the past 2 seasons regarding their franchise quarterback. Colt McCoy is a very hard worker and a great leader, […]

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Second Alabama Pro-Day Worth Paying Attention To For Steelers Fans

By Christopher DiMarino The second Alabama pro day is scheduled for today and should be fun to watch. With so many highly touted players (several of which could possibly end up available at pick 24) it will be an event to seriously consider. In particular, many black and gold eyes are focused on linebacker Dont’a […]

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Steelers 1st Round Draft Analysis – Position

By Christopher DiMarino I’ve been busy working on several in depth looks at the 2012 draft. As I continue my analysis, I always tend to check the mock drafts that are circling out there. Part of the reason I do this is to see who the Pittsburgh Steelers are projected to draft in those scenarios, […]

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