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The Optimist’s Take: Free Agents And Making The 53

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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Steelers Sign Sixth Round Pick OLB Travis Feeney

Over a span of two days, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ final three picks have all been signed to their rookie contracts. The team announced they have finalized a deal with sixth round pick Travis Feeney. We have signed our 6th-round selection, LB Travis Feeney. 📰 | https://t.co/0UsccgF8ol pic.twitter.com/WD7xE2NYjh — Pittsburgh Steelers…


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Steelers Sign Demarcus Ayers To Four Year Deal

The first of seven Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookies have signed today. The team has inked 7th round pick Demarcus Ayers to a four year contract, according to Aaron Wilson. Steelers signed University of Houston wide receiver DeMarcus Ayers to his rookie contract today — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 5, 2016 Contract…



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Steelers “Inside The Pylon” Mock War Room

The Depot gang of Dave Bryan, Luc Polglaze, Josh Carney, and myself linked up with the great people over at Inside The Pylon as part of their Mock Draft War Room series. A group of two to four people for each team act as the general manager, head coach, and…


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Jeremy Fowler Predicts Steelers To Finish 11-5

Ok, I’m going to be totally honest with you guys. I hate these exercises. Especially in April. But I know they’re fun fodder and people like to debate it. Since the Pittsburgh Steelers’ schedule dropped yesterday, we’re already to the predict-the-record phase of the offseason. ESPN did this exercise for…


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Study: Starting Experience For Steelers’ Draft Picks

Another fun, historical draft pick study I’ve been working on. We’ll take this one in a different direction. Instead of looking at measurables and times, we’re focusing in on starting experience. Does it matter for Pittsburgh? Is it more important for first rounders than it is late round picks? Or…


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Le’Veon Bell Yet To Be Cleared To Run

On Super Bowl Sunday, a small Steelers’ status update. Say that ten times fast. Le’Veon Bell has still not been cleared to run after tearing his MCL, according to ESPN and Steelers’ beat writer Jeremy Fowler. Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell hasn't been cleared to start running yet. "Once I get…


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Bengals’ McCarron Frustrated By Weather In Saturday’s Loss

Although A.J. McCarron was relatively graceful in his press conference following the Cincinnatti Bengals loss – it’s easy to look like that compared to Adam Jones and Vontaze Burfict – the Bengals’ quarterback expressed frustration over the weather, a rainy, dreary game. “It seems every time we got the ball…


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Who Doesn’t Want To Play The Steelers?

If you are a fan of the national sports media, then you may have noticed over the course of the past several weeks that the Pittsburgh Steelers have been a bit of a media darling, even having favorable odds to reach the Super Bowl heading into the final game of…


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Browns Could Bench Manziel For Season Finale

Feels like we’ve been down this road before, hasn’t it? That’s because we have. Mike Pettine told the Cleveland media he may bench Johnny Manziel for the final game of the regular season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The latest comment stems from yet another video of Manziel drinking. The video…



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Broncos Will Start Brock Osweiler Sunday

Yesterday, we wrote about a bit of haze over who will start at quarterback this Sunday for the Denver Broncos. We don’t have to wait any longer. Head coach Gary Kubiak announced Brock Osweiler will remain the starter through this week as Peyton Manning continues to rehab from a foot…


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Steelers Film Room: Seattle Seahawks’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


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Tomlin Attributes Roethlisberger Success To No Huddle

It’s hard for Ben Roethlisberger to surprise anyone for his toughness. Not you, not me, and not Mike Tomlin. There is a toughness about him that is impossible to describe. That aside, Tomlin credited running more of the no-huddle offense as a way to create comfort for Roethlisberger. “We operated…