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Season Of Change: Wide Receiver Carousel Continues

Over the course of the past couple of years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone an uncommon amount of change, which could have been largely correlated with the fact that the team had finished 8-8 in consecutive seasons while failing to advance to the postseason. In deference to general manager Kevin…


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Breaking Down The Roster By Draft Class Under Mike Tomlin

Yesterday we took a look back at the inaugural draft class of head coach Mike Tomlin during his tenure as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Entering his ninth season, he has now gone through the draft process nine times, and he still has three players from that 2007…


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Steelers Selected 10th-Most Pro Bowlers In Past 10 Drafts

Ever since Chuck Noll took the helm at head coach for a struggling Pittsburgh Steelers franchise in 1969, the organization has placed its focus on building the team primarily through the draft, which has been a more difficult position to maintain in the era of free agency. The Steelers are…


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Ben Roethlisberger Driven To Lead Offense To New Heights

While he slipped through a grace period early in his career in large part thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ veteran defense, one of the knocks on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has long been his ability to command a locker room and be a leader. Even as recently as last season, former…


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AFC North Draft History Study: Wide Receivers

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


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2008-10 NFL Drafts Continue To Haunt Steelers

In the NFL Draft, your first and second rounders are the lifeblood of your team, as they’re obviously the cream of the crop when it comes to talent available. There’s usually a far cry between the #1 overall pick and Mr. Irrelevant, unless of course your name happens to be…


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Steelers Rookie Corners Could Be Two Dogs Competing For One Bone

During the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers added a pair of cornerbacks to their depth chart within the first four rounds. With their second-round selection, the team drafted Senquez Golson. Two rounds later, their first pick on the third day of the draft went to Doran Grant. The Steelers…


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Focus On CB Size Exaggerates Impact Of Tall Targets

During the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers added a pair of short cornerbacks to a group of players that is already fairly height-deprived outside of Cortez Allen, who at 6’1” is the only one in the group that exceeds a stature of six feet. In the second round, the…


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Safety Gerod Holliman Must Tackle Special Teams For A Roster Spot

It’s not often that a seventh-round draft pick elicits such a significant amount of discussion on the day that he’s drafted, but the truth of the matter is that new Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Gerod Holliman is an extremely intriguing player because of the disparity present in his scouting report….


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Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Changes Jersey Number From 85 To 88

In a few more days the Pittsburgh Steelers rookies will be issued their initial jersey numbers but ahead of that happening, one veteran players has decided that he wants a new number for the upcoming season. According to the Steelers official website, wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has changed his jersey…


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Sammie Coates Bears Similarities To Martavis Bryant

Bypassing other potential needs, or ‘wants’, in the third round after securing their outside linebacker and cornerback in the first two rounds of the draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers chose to add depth to a strength position by drafting wide receiver Sammie Coates with the 87th overall pick. Coates is, of…



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Antonio Brown Holdout Could Lead To More Reps For Young Wideouts

While it’s still very unclear just how the Antonio Brown situation will ultimately play out, given that we have just learned about it after his agent reportedly leaked the information to the media, I do think it’s safe to presume that, more likely than not, coming opening day, he will…


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Steelers, Antonio Brown Both Took A Risk On 2012 Contract

It was reported yesterday that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is seeking a new contract following two consecutive All-Pro seasons during which he broke the franchise’s single-season receiving yardage record, taking down both the receptions and receiving touchdown records along with him as well in 2014. Brown led the…


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Steelers Showing Genuine Interest In Drafting WR Early

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers continued to play host to draft hopefuls, with Friday’s edition featuring Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong. The 19th out of state pre-draft visit thus far, Strong is the fifth wide receiver that the Steelers have brought in to the South Side thus far, out of…