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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Free Safety

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Left Tackle

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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Steelers WR Justin Brown Knows He Needs To Be Special This Year

Due to the fact that he spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Justin Brown was eligible to attend the rookie minicamp that took place this past weekend. Now, as he heads into his second season with the team, the Steelers 2013 sixth-round draft pick feels like he has […]

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Markus Wheaton Compared To Recent Steelers Year-Two Starting WRs

With the NFL draft having come and gone, and free agent signings—at least significant ones—likely completely wrapped up, we can now begin painting a picture of what the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers will look like in September. One thing is for certain: there will be a new starting wide receiver this year, with both Emmanuel Sanders […]

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Roethlisberger Working Diligently To Build Rapport With New Receivers

During the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers had quite a shakeup at the wide receiver position as Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery left via free agency, and veterans Lance Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey were signed to replace them. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has stayed on top of those changes and is working to build a rapport with […]

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Steelers’ Incoming Class Facing Easier Path To Playing Time

The 2014 season will be different for the Pittsburgh Steelers, suggested Bob Labriola, writing in an article on the team’s website. It will be different because of the incoming rookie class; not because they are an overtly special group, but because, as Labriola writes in the article, “there just aren’t as many impediments to their […]

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Competition For Starting Wide Receiver Spot Will Reap Rewards

Given the quality depth present throughout the 2014 draft class, and particularly within the wide receiver ranks, some have viewed the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selection of Martavis Bryant in the middle of the fourth round a potential ‘steal’ later on down the road. Others have attempted to read between the lines and slide Bryant into the […]

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Despite Temptation, Steelers Figure To Stay Put At Tackle During Draft

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers have used two first-round draft selections, with an additional two in the second round, over the past four drafts on the offensive line, they have yet to be able to cobble together the five-man offensive line that they’ve envisioned. Due to a combination of injury and underperformance, the most optimistic future […]

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Antonio Brown Working Into A Leadership Role

After a breakout All-Pro season in his fourth year, now seems the time for the natural evolution of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown to blossom into a team leader. It is a topic that I’ve already touched on earlier this offseason after the departure of Jerricho Cotchery. There were hints of that last year, […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Wide Receiver

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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News Flash: Big Receivers Score Touchdowns Inside The Red Zone

I have posted several times this offseason about the Pittsburgh Steelers need to find a receiver that can score inside the red zone and especially since the team has now lost wide receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders during the free agent signing period. I don’t really care if that receiver is a wide out […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Wide Receiver

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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I Can’t Stop Thinking About FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin

With the 2014 NFL Draft now roughly one month away, there seems to be one player that the Pittsburgh Steelers could potentially draft with the 15th overall selection that causes such a split in opinion as far as the fan base goes and that player is Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. If you follow […]

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On The Steelers And Premature Evaluation

Generally speaking, I have passively been an advocate of Pro Football Focus at times by referencing their data when I see it fit to do so. I give them credit for taking on the herculean task of cataloging every snap from every team in every game and formulating a comprehensive system of analysis in an […]

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Derek Moye, Justin Brown Have An Uphill Battle For A Roster Spot

Earlier this offseason, there were reports that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was working with his young receivers to help develop some chemistry with them, knowing that it would be needed this year. Chief among them, of course, was second-year third-round draft pick Markus Wheaton, who figures to get the first opportunity to fill Emmanuel […]

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Cam Thomas May Be A Contingency Option To Start

This offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have done well in recouping their free agent losses pretty much across the board, for which the front office deserves a tremendous amount of credit. It could be quite difficult playing the reactionary role in free agency by trying to plug a hole you didn’t intend to have. When Jonathan […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Wide Receiver

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Steelers Free Agent Departures Piling Up

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed seven free agents from outside the organization, they have now lost eight of their own free agents in the process, having come in with 22 free agents in total. Granted, few of them went on to sign contracts of any significance, or are expected to play a big role […]

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Heyward-Bey Signing May Do More Harm Than Good

The Pittsburgh Steelers will reportedly kick the tires on former Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey later today, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This continues a theme of the organization looking to plug some of the few remaining holes on the roster, coming on the heels of the signing […]

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Steelers Close The Book On Phase One Of Free Agency

With the signing late last week of running back LeGarrette Blount, the Pittsburgh Steelers put an exclamation point on what is likely the conclusion of Phase One of their free agency plan, which I expect to be on hiatus until June now. The Steelers re-signed many of their own 21 unrestricted free agents in addition […]

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On A Roster Filled With Holes, This Position May Be The Biggest

Many followers of the Pittsburgh Steelers have voiced their concerns over the perceived lack of depth permeating the roster this offseason, particularly at positions such as defensive end, running back, and wide receiver. But there’s a far more glaring hole that still needs to be addressed at some point, and that is the role of […]

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With Cotchery Gone, It’s Antonio Brown’s Time To Lead

The Pittsburgh Steelers withstood their sixth free agent loss of the offseason thus far when veteran wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery elected to accept an offer with the wideout-starved Carolina Panthers rather than return to Pittsburgh. Before him were the departures of defensive linemen Ziggy Hood and Al Woods, running back Jonathan Dwyer, tight end David […]

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Another Wide Receiver Double Dip Could Be On The Way For The Steelers

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost both Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery during the free agent signing period, their wide receiver depth chart is pretty much nonexistent. Now, not only will the team have to draft one wide receiver in May, they might have to double dip at the position. With all due respect […]

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NFL Network Draftnik Daniel Jeremiah Has Steelers Taking LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. In Latest Mock Draft

NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah has now released the latest version of his mock of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and he has new name for us to discuss for the Pittsburgh Steelers at the 15th overall selection. LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has made a pretty big jump in […]

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Red Zone Abilities Of FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin Can’t Be Ignored By Steelers

Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is too slow. He’s too old. He drops too many passes. He’s not a great route runner. He’s overweight. Did I miss anything? Now that I have acknowledged all of his warts, it’s only fair to also talk about his positives. Kelvin Benjamin makes plays and he makes plays […]

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Time To Turn Down The Panic Meter On Depth In March

A great deal of people have expressed their concern over the apparent lack of depth that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently face on their roster in the middle of March. Indeed, the team may well not be quite as deep in many areas as they typically are by this point in the offseason compared to most […]

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