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Kozora: 2016 Steelers’ Mock Draft: Pre-Free Agency

Before free agency muddies this all up, I wanted to toss out another mock draft. This one is signicantly different than the last one. Which is good. It’s fun to mix things up, take different paths, and throw in some new names, especially towards the end. Nothing more boring than…


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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2009 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


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Rob Blanchflower Undone By Health Concerns

The Pittsburgh Steelers may not have addressed the tight end position in an overly significant way in quite a while—Matt Spaeth in 2007 has been the team’s most recent draft pick at the position in the first three rounds, and his re-signing has been the most significant free agency addition—the…


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Will Johnson’s Transition Out Of Backfield Began Last Season

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have originally signed Will Johnson as a free agent with an eye toward making him a fullback, the reality is that he had already begun to shift substantially away from that role in 2014 after just two seasons. With the emergence of Roosevelt Nix in…


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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Cardinals Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 25-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. First Half – Kick coverage unit from left to right: Shamarko Thomas–Robert Golden–Roosevelt Nix–Terence Garvin–Vince Williams–Chris Boswell–Sean Spence–Will Johnson–Antwon Blake–Darrius Heyward-Bey–Brandon Boykin. Nix is taking Ross Ventrone’s spot. – First play of the game. Sean Spence does a…


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Week Six Steelers Vs Cardinals Second Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers secured their second consecutive victory without Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday, employing two quarterbacks in order to defeat the Arizona Cardinals, among the most talented teams in the league. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the game. The Steelers started the second half…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Cardinals

On Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 25-13 in one of the more remarkable games the team has played in years. The Legend of Landry Jones was born with 10:21 left in the third quarter and the Steelers trailing 10-6. Jones came in for an injured Mike Vick…


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Quick Hits: Steelers Vs Cardinals Winners/Losers

Pick your jaw up yet? There are too many players in the winners category to list. Pretty weird considering how the game felt after the first half. WINNERS:  Landry Jones: Landry Jones the winning QB. Landry Jones throwing two touchdowns. Landry Jones for President? No one has been more of a…


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Kozora: Week Six Fantasy Preview

I’m filling in for fantasy football guru Tony DelSignore Jr for the next few weeks while he travels the world and I sit at home and eat Bagel Bites. And I gotta say, I have begun to loathe fantasy football. This is the worst way to write a fantasy article…


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Steelers Film Room: Arizona Cardinals’ 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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Steelers Film Room: San Diego Chargers’ 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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Rebuilding A Champion: Intriguing Reserves At TE/FB

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a…



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A Steelers History Of Seventh Round Success Under Kevin Colbert

Since joining the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2000, Kevin Colbert—who has since been titled general manager—has been a part of 16 drafts, involving the selection of 20 players in the seventh round, but none has sparked as much discussion as that 20th player, safety Gerod Holliman, selected…