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Report: Steelers Free Agent LB Sean Spence To Visit Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent linebacker Sean Spence has already visited with two teams since the start of the new league year and on Wednesday he’ll visit with a third. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Spence is scheduled to meet with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday. Former Steelers linebacker…

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Report: Terence Garvin To Visit Titans

Another Pittsburgh Steelers’ defender is heading to see Dick LeBeau in Tennessee. Linebacker Terence Garvin is visiting the Tennessee Titans, according to Rand Gettlin. I'm told LB Terence Garvin is visiting the #Titans tomorrow. — Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 13, 2016 This is Garvin’s second visit since hitting free agency….


Titans’ Signing Of Brice McCain A Silver Lining For Steelers

When former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brice McCain was released earlier this offseason after spending one year of a two-year contract with the Dolphins, many fans of the Steelers suggested that the Steelers should scoop him up. McCain was close to a nobody on fans’ radar when he was initially signed…


Steelers 2015 Final Defensive Charting Notes

Sorry for putting this off, Steelers’ Nation. Didn’t want to rush our final charting of the year and now that I’ve had a couple days after the Senior Bowl, I could sort through all the data. As you probably know, we chart the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense every game and compile…


Titans Add Ex-Steelers OL Coach Grimm, CB Townsend To Coaching Staff

As coaching staffs around the NFL continue to get filled out following offseason changes, several of those spots are being filled with coaches who have connections to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last week, the Cleveland Browns hired former Steelers coaches Ray Horton and Kirby Wilson and on Tuesday, the Tennessee Titans…

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Steelers Use Dime Defense To Slow Manning On Third Down

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had an interesting and transformative season on defense under defensive coordinator Keith Butler, taking over after years under Dick LeBeau as the linebackers coach. LeBeau was forever hesitant to rely too much on sub-packages, and that was perhaps one of the sticking points that helped lead…

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Dick LeBeau Promoted To Titans’ Defensive Coordinator

It’s been all quiet on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaching staff front. But around the league, plenty of ex-Steelers are getting shuffled around. Yesterday, the Tennessee Titans promoted Dick LeBeau to defensive coordinator. LeBeau will also carry the title of assistant head coach. LeBeau replaces Ray Horton, also an ex-Steelers’ coach,…


Steelers Defense Played Winning Football In Denver

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers defense may have surrendered a seven-minute, 13-play, 65-yard game-winning drive in the fourth quarter against the Broncos, the truth is that they played well throughout the course of the game in spite of a couple of unfortunate, fluke-like plays that helped keep the game close. The…


Keith Butler Admits He Needed To Be More Aggressive

Self-evaluation is one of the most critical traits for anyone in the NFL, player or coach, to have. And Keith Butler was able to admit his mistakes, telling Missi Matthews he should’ve been more aggressive in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16. “I think I…


Steelers vs. Bengals Highlights: Watch Antwon Blake Get Burnt Like Toast

Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau always said that two of the three main things he always preached to his defense was not to get beat deep and always tackle the catch. Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake and safety Mike Mitchell failed to deliver on both of…


Steelers Defensive Charting: First Three Quarters Of Season

– Not counting any pre-snap penalties, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense has seen the field for 810 snaps in 2015. That puts them on pace for exactly 1080 snaps on the season. – The Steelers have been in nickel 531 times. They’ve been in base 3-4 246 times. Percentage-wise, that’s nickel…

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Will Allen Highlights Secondary’s Increased Role As Blitzers

Secondary blitzes were once a pretty notable part of Dick LeBeau’s defense with the Pittsburgh Steelers, particularly at its peak around the time of the team’s most recent Super Bowl appearance. All of the other pieces were in place to make the blitz of a defensive back most effective, and…