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Steelers Film Room: Zone Blocking Scheme

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Guy Whimper Against The New England Patriots

By Matthew Marczi Considering the fact that both Marcus Gilbert and Mike Adams are questionable to play today, there is a strong possibility that we will be seeing even more of Guy Whimper. Although he had a fairly quiet game against the New England Patriots—in the good sense—he did have some issues at guard. The […]

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Steelers Versus Patriots Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the five sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed against the New England Patriots. 1. 3rd and 2, 12:12 1st. Shotgun, empty set. Five blocking vs a four man rush. The play was designed for the ball to come out quick, hitting Felix Jones on an “in” route (why Jones was […]

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DiMarino: Steelers Mock Draft 2013 Version 1.0

By Christopher DiMarino The NFL combine is coming up so I figured I might as well throw my thoughts out there now. The combine will have a drastic effect on not only the prediction of where players will fall, but also the justification for their selection. Before I get into the actual picks, I will […]

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Steelers Sign David DeCastro

The 2012 draft class of the Pittsburgh Steelers is now all under contract as Bob Labriola reports via Twitter that first round draft pick, guard David DeCastro, has come to terms on a four-year contract that is estimated to be worth just under $8 million. The Detroit Lions signing of their first round draft pick, […]

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David DeCastro Now Boxed In After Lions Sign Riley Reiff

The Detroit Lions have announced this morning that they have come to terms with tackle Riley Reiff, their first round draft pick, so that now means that the Pittsburgh Steelers should be coming to terms with David DeCastro at any time now. Last week DeCastro was boxed in from behind when the New England Patriots […]

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Patriots Signing Of Hightower Boxes DeCastro In On Backside

The New England Patriots made news on Wednesday after it was announced that they had come to terms with linebacker Dont\’a Hightower on four-year deal that should total out at around $7.7 million. The early reports indicate that the Patriots did not guarantee any of the fourth and final year of the deal. Hightower, the […]

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Steelers Mock Draft – Final Edition – Jeremy Hritz

By Jeremy Hritz Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin addressed the media this week about their draft preparations, and Colbert stated that they were 98% complete with their pre-draft work. Colbert also said that “there are not a lot of players in this draft that can come in and be immediate impact guys for us,” and […]

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2012 Steelers Mock Draft Version 5.0 – Final Version

Here we go with my final mock draft of the 2012 draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Let me start of by disclaimering that I would be floored if I have the same success that had last year, as I picked the first three players correctly, albeit I had rounds two and three flip flopped. I […]

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State Of The Steelers Linebackers – Could Worilds Really Be Slated To Move Inside?

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds is about to enter his third season since being drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft. Several in Steeler Nation are still struggling to understand why inside linebackers Sean Lee or Navarro Bowman weren\’t the pick instead of Worilds. Linebackers coach Keith Butler was asked that very […]

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2012 NFL Draft – Pittsburgh Steelers First Round Draft Pick Poll

We have less than one week to go now until the 2012 NFL draft and now is the time to take the pulse of the readers as to who you think the Pittsburgh Steelers will draft in the first round with the 24th pick. I have included as choices several players that have some legitimate […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Mike Adams, Bobby Massie & Draft Need Versus BPA Episode

Season 2, Episode 98 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd start of by talking briefly about the restricted free agent offer sheet deadline today as it relates of course to Mike Wallace. No dead horse beating here, just a quick recap. We then move on discuss Ohio State tackle Mike Adams […]

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Steelers Linebacker Measurables Over The Years Compared To 2012 Top Linebackers

I was doing some research on measurables of linebackers that the Pittsburgh Steelers have drafted over the years just for comparison purposes and I figured I would go ahead and make a post out of the results and add in the top linebackers this year for comparison purposes. Let me disclaimer here that combine and […]

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Yet Another Post About Coby Fleener

Well, I tried to warn you in the post title, so if you clicked on it, I have no sympathy for you. Besides, if you follow me on Twitter or have been a long time reader of this site, you know how I love to press buttons. One last warning, if you don\’t want to […]

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2012 Steelers Mock Draft Version 4.0

After hours of even more tape watching and researching more on the pro days, my latest Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft version 4.0 is now complete. I have battled back and forth with myself, as I do with every mock draft, on the first 4 rounds. Who will drop where is always the toughest question to […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Wallace, Essex, Cotchery & 1st Round Draft Options Episode

Season 2, Episode 96 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd have no choice to start off talking about Mike Wallace and the recent news that he might not sign his tender. We both think that the talk of trading is pretty ludicrous and we give all the reasons as to why […]

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Mychal Kendricks Vs. Kevin Zeitler

By Christopher DiMarino What an exciting time of the year right? Hockey playoffs are underway! No, everyone is excited because the draft is right around the corner. I am facilitating my excitement by looking further into the draft prospects. I just released my first mock draft and think it was well received. A lot of […]

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Steelers Announce Hightower, James, Paulson & Silatolu As Pre Draft Visitors

The Thursday pre draft visitors for the Pittsburgh Steelers have been announced via Twitter and they include Alabama linebacker Dont\’a Hightower, Oregon running back LaMichael James, Oregon tight end David Paulson and Midwestern State guard Amini Silatolu. It was reported last night that Courtney Upshaw was also in town as part of the group of […]

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Dont\’a Hightower & Courtney Upshaw To Have Pre Draft Visit With Seelers Thursday

University of Alabama linebacker Dont\’a Hightower posted tonight via Twitter that he has landed in Pittsburgh. That likely means that he will have a pre draft visit with the Steelers on Thursday. Hightower measured in at the NFL combine at 6022 and weighed 265 pounds. He ran the 40 yard dash in an unofficial time […]

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Where Is The Current Draft Stock Of Alabama NT Josh Chapman?

It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers will likely select a young nose tackle to groom in the draft later on this month and one player that could certainly fit the bill is Alabama nose tackle Josh Chapman. Chapman is still currently rehabbing after having surgery in mid January on his left knee to […]

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Addressing The Coby Fleener Induced Mass Hysteria

By Christopher DiMarino There has been a lot of back and forth debate about Coby Fleener. There are people who agree that he could go in the first round. Some are skeptical that the Pittsburgh Steelers would draft a position of lesser need. Finally, there are those who don’t think he’s a possibility going at […]

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Will The Steelers Say Goodbye To The First Round?

By Jeremy Hritz The more that I think about the upcoming NFL Draft and the Pittsburgh Steelers first round pick at number 24, the more indecisive I become about their aim. While the Steelers have many glaring needs on the offensive line, at pick 24, the prospects that would be available are not without their […]

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Steelers 2012 Draft: Coby Fleener Vs. Mark Barron

By Christopher DiMarino Can you feel the excitement growing in Steeler Nation? With just over 3 weeks remaining before the draft (April 26th), every fan is on the edge of their seats. There seems to be a blitzkrieg of draft profiles and mocks popping up all over the web and I am enjoying all of […]

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The Story On Dont\’a Hightower

By Jeremy Hritz More and more mock drafts are beginning to emerge as we get closer to Thursday, April 26th, and over and over, the most popular name to be called by the Steelers at number 24 is Alabama inside linebacker Dont’a Hightower. Conventional wisdom asserts that the Steelers will draft either an offensive lineman […]

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Steelers 1st Round Draft Analysis – Player

By Christopher DiMarino After analyzing the 1st round pick from a positional standpoint, the next logical step was to investigate the players at each of those position. Below I compiled the average drafting position according to a few mock drafts for the main Steelers 1st round possibilities. This group includes 3 Defensive Tackles (Fletcher Cox, […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Draft Prospects & Scenerios Episode

Season 2, Episode 92 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd and concentrate on quite a bit of draft talk in this episode. Please forgive the sound quality today as David had to do the show from New York via a cell phone. As far as draft talk we fully examine the […]

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