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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. This year, Colbert drafted cornerback […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Cornerback

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fifth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers have two fifth round selections in this year’s 2014 NFL Draft (including an extra compensatory pick). Should you be excited? Not if you are a student of the Steelers draft history. Not since the year 2000 have the scouts pulled a golden rabbit out of the hat in […]

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Versatile Safeties May Open Up A Roster Spot For Steelers At Another Position

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2013 season with untested depth at the safety position after both primary reserves—Ryan Mundy and Will Allen—departed in free agency this spring. Of the three primary candidates to apprentice behind the starters this season, only second-year player Robert Golden has in-game regular season experience on defense. Golden, […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Really Likes Numbers

If you have ever listened to Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor over the years, you know by now that he loves to reference stats during interviews and specially his own when it comes to completion percentages on balls thrown his direction. He did it again on Wednesday when talking to Chris Bradford of the Beaver […]

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Bills GM Doug Whaley Intends On Using The Steelers Organization As A Blue Print

Prior to being named the Buffalo Bills Assistant General Manager/Director of Pro Personnel in 2010, Doug Whaley worked under Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert for 12 years in Pittsburgh, so it shouldn\’t be a surprise that the newly-named General Manager for the Bills wants to model the Buffalo organization after the Steelers. “Talking to […]

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Bills Sign Former Steelers T Tony Hills On Sunday

The Buffalo Bills currently have quite a few former Pittsburgh Steelers players on their roster and as of Sunday, they have another offensive lineman in Tony Hills. In addition to signing Hills, who has played for both the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts since being released by the Steelers in September of 2011, the […]

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Weak Steelers Defensive Drafts The Real Cause For Turnover-Impotence?

By Jeremy Hritz While it is too early to be overly concerned about the Steelers opening day loss to the Denver Broncos, an 0-2 record following the matchup with the New York Jets would assuredly trip the alarms. While not quite exactly as abysmal as last year’s opening day thrashing, the 31-19 loss in Denver […]

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Former Steelers 2010 5th Round Draft Pick Crezdon Butler Cut By Cardinals

Final cuts from around the league have been trickling in all afternoon and one that caught my eye was the release of former Pittsburgh Steelers 5th round draft pick, cornerback Crezdon Butler by the Arizona Cardinals. The Steelers drafted Butler in 2010, but he never received any playing time on defense during his rookie season […]

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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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Former Steelers CB Crezdon Butler Sidelined Indefinitely With Dislocated Ankle

Former Steelers cornerback Crezdon Butler suffered a dislocated ankle in practice on Thursday according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic and he could miss a significant amount of time with the injury. There are some rumblings that he could miss the rest of the 2011 season. The Cardinals aren\’t commenting on the severity of […]

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No Vacancy For The Hotel

I have been asked quite a bit why the Steelers have not re-signed Flozell Adams back after right tackle Willie Colon was lost for the season this past Sunday and the simple answer is there just is not enough cap room to meet his likely salary demands. I finally cleared up my 2011 salary cap […]

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Crezdon Butler Claimed Off Waivers By Cardinals

It was easy to see coming and as I predicted following the Saturday release of cornerback Crezdon Butler, the Arizona Cardinals claimed Butler off of waivers today. The Cardinals were down to just 4 cornerbacks after their final roster cuts on Saturday and you had to know former Steelers defensive backs coach Ray Horton would […]

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Analyzing The Final 5 Steelers Cuts

The Steelers final cuts are in and overall none are a huge surprise in my opinion. Crezdon Butler might be the one that most are scratching their head about, but he certainly was on the bubble. The Steelers stuck to their recent history of keeping six cornerbacks and when Cortez Allen finally hit the field […]

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Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Panthers – Preseason Game 4

Below are the individual coverage stats and totals from the Thursday night preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. The top table is by play and consist of which Panthers player was targeted with the pass, the yards gained on the play and the yards after the catch the receiver had on the play. Also included […]

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2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction 5.0 – Final Edition

The final preseason game is now complete and now it is time to trim the roster down to 53 players for the final time this offseason. I have been all over the map in the previous versions of my final roster prediction and it is easy to understand why when you watch each preseason game […]

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Steelers Beat Panthers 33-17 – Preseason Game 4 Recap

The Steelers beat the Carolina Panthers 33-17 in their final 2011 preseason game on the road in Charlotte. Charlie Batch got things started with a 10 play, 80 yard drive that used 5:06 of the clock. Batch was 4 of 5 on the drive that culminated with a 10-yard pass to Mike Wallace that he […]

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Steelers Falcons Preseason Game 3 Defensive Participation Chart & Personnel

Below is the defensive participation chart for the Steelers third preseason game Saturday night versus the Falcons. Like the offensive chart this week, nothing sticks out as far as the rotation into the game. The starters, as expected, saw a great deal of work as the starting linebackers and safeties topped out at 60 plays. […]

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2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction 4.0 – Week 4 Preseason Edition

The Steelers beat the Falcons 34-16 Saturday night at Heinz Field in their 3rd preseason game of 2011 and it is now that time again to dissect the roster and project the 53 man roster that will start the season. If you missed versions 1-3 of my 53 man roster prediction, you can view version […]

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Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Falcons – Preseason Game 3

Below are the individual coverage stats and totals from the Saturday night preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. The top table is by play and consist of which Falcons player was targeted with the pass, the yards gained on the play and the yards after the catch the receiver had on the play. Also included […]

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Steelers Beat Falcons 34-16 – Preseason Game 3 Recap

The Steelers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-16 in their 3rd preseason game of the 2011 season Saturday night at Heinz Field. The game got off to a fast start as Antonio Brown returned the opening kick-off 51 yards to mid-field. The Falcons were penalized for a horse collar tackle on the play so the Steelers […]

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Preseason Game 3: 7 Things To Look For Against The Falcons

The Steelers take on the Falcons Saturday night at Heinz Field in their third preseason game of the 2011 season. The Steelers rebounded last week against the Eagles after a dismal performance against the Redskins and will look to build on the showing they made last. This will be the last game for 10 roster […]

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Could A Release Of McFadden Lead To The Return Of Starks?

With a handful of weeks left before the final roster cut-downs take place, the Steelers seem to have 8 cornerbacks vying for 6 or 7 roster spots on the 53 man roster. One of those 8 players is veteran Bryant McFadden. McFadden has been sidelined the last several weeks with a hamstring/quad type injury and […]

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2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction 3.0 – Week 3 Preseason Edition

The second Steelers preseason game is in the books and now it is time to post my 3rd version of the 2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction. If you missed the pre training camp 53 man roster projection edition or the 2.0 version, you can read them by visiting the links. There will be […]

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Steelers Beat Eagles 24-14 – Preseason Game 2 Recap

The Steelers got back on the right track Thursday night at home as they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-14. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was 8 for 12 on the night for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ben led the Steelers on two 14 play drives on their first two offensive possessions. The touchdown tosses were to […]

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Steelers Eagles Preseason Game 2 Inactives

Below are the players that will not dress for tonight\’s second preseason game as the Steelers take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Heinz Field. Head coach Mike Tomlin ruled out multiple players a few days ago and a few more could sit out as well. Keep checking back up until game-time as I will be […]

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