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Steelers Unlikely To Join Mass League-Wide Player Releases

With yesterday being the first day of the 2016 offseason, we already saw teams around the league beginning fiscally and personnel-wise preparing for this year by parting ways with certain players whose value had become misaligned with their compensation. Several players were released yesterday, with salary cap implications in mind,…


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In Secondary, Scouting And Talent Lacking More Than Coaching

Whenever a team has a weakness in one particular area of its personnel, it is the gut reaction to immediately put the position coach under fire. Often, perhaps too often, we see that position coach take the fall when a deeper analysis might show that he wasn’t the problem. The…


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Art Rooney II Acknowledges Mistakes In Personnel Evaluations

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II did his usual post-season media rounds recently, and he certainly gave us all plenty to chew on. We have already dissected much of what he had to say, but there was one thing in particular—an admission of sorts—that I think is notable enough to…




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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: CB Ross Cockrell – Exclusive Rights

Player: Ross Cockrell Position: Cornerback Experience: 2 Years Free Agent Status: Exclusive Rights (Signed) 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $510,000 2015 Season Breakdown: Ross Cockrell was a non-entity for the Steelers during the offseason, and for good reason—he was a Buffalo Bill. And even when the Steelers did sign him, on…


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Ross Cockrell A Pleasant Surprise Find During 2015 Season

On the day of the final roster cuts, back during the waning moments of the preseason, the name of Ross Cockrell was not likely on the minds of any followers of the Pittsburgh Steelers—after all, he was not on the roster, nor on any roster for that matter, having been…