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Mike Tomlin Rides Rookie Tight Ends In Blocking Drill

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed draftable grades on both rookie tight ends Rob Blanchflower and Eric Waters. They ended up drafting Blanchfower with their final pick of the draft in the seventh round, and still landed Waters as an undrafted free agent. The Steelers seem to like both young tight ends…


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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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Joey Porter Happy To Be “Back Home” In Pittsburgh

Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Joey Porter is finally “back home”, as he put it, and while everybody appears to be happy about it, nobody can match his own enthusiasm for his latest employment opportunity. But yesterday was the first time he could talk about how happy he is to…


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Steelers OLB Chris Carter Still The Fourth Wheel

Confirmation bias is a dangerous logical fallacy. We hold a specific belief, and then interpret all new data through the lens of that belief, selectively retaining the information that seems to lend credence to our previously established belief. This happened recently in the 2014 NFL Draft, during which seemingly the…


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Justin Brown Hoping To Avoid Leveling Off Again This Preseason

Not much is typically expected of sixth-round picks when it comes to the modern era of the NFL Draft, though the Pittsburgh Steelers have their fair share of exceptions. Vince Williams last season, for example, came on and helped stabilize the defense after losing Larry Foote, playing competently to help…


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Heath Miller Discusses A Healthy Offseason, No Huddle Development

Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter got a chance to stop and chat with Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller during OTAs this week, the transcript of which he posted yesterday on his blog, NFL From the Sidelines. Miller discussed the health of his knee and the opportunity to be able…





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What Can Beachum Do For You?

By Matthew Marczi More specifically, what can Kelvin Beachum do for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013? There has been some discussion, fueled by the likes of Ed Bouchette and Dale Lolley, that Beachum has possibly earned the right to start over Marcus Gilbert at right tackle, and they have used…