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ESPN Article Undercuts Goodell Press Conference Over Handling Of Ray Rice

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke publically yesterday afternoon for the first time since the video of Ray Rice inside the elevator surfaced a week and a half ago. He expressed remorse for his own shortcomings while remaining resolute that he would not resign. He stressed his determination to “get it right” from here on out […]

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Steelers WR Justin Brown Leaned On AB During July Down Time

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Justin Brown had a strong spring, getting in reps with the first-team offense and plenty of friendly write-ups from the sports writers and bloggers who witnessed his growth in OTAs and minicamp. But he also remembered that he started to fade a couple weeks into training camp last season, following […]

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Steelers Listed Seventh In ESPN Future Power Rankings

ESPN yesterday unveiled their 2014 NFL Future Power Rankings, which predicts and ranks each NFL team according to who is best positioned for success in the near future, over the course of the next three seasons. The Pittsburgh Steelers fared better than you might think in this ESPN Insider feature. In last year’s Future Power Rankings […]

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Steelers Players Continue Workout Regimens Despite Time Off On NFL Calendar

You may have recently spotted Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro on your TV set recently—which wouldn’t be much out of place from, say, August to February, if your team happens to be lucky enough to still be playing at that point. But of course, DeCastro was in Brazil with his former college quarterback, Andrew […]

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Steelers Not In The Market For Rent-A-Corner

Despite reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers had legitimate interest in obtaining the services of former Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers, it never seemed very likely that anything would actually come of it, and yesterday he signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers, making the discussion wholly irrelevant. ESPN reporter Field Yates reports that […]

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On Flowers And Fertilizer

First off, apologies to all the gardeners who have stumbled across this article seeking advice of the plant nurturing variety through search engines. Multiple reliable Pittsburgh Steelers beat writers have confirmed the team’s interest in free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers by speaking directly to team personnel. Of course, when a former Pro Bowl cornerback is released in […]

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Steelers Sub-Packages Should See Improvement

Yesterday, ESPN’s John Clayton took a look at how players in sub-packages are beginning to command more respect by front offices, even if many of them are not technically starters, and thus are getting paid more. Of course, the fact that teams are employing sub-packages more and more frequently has a lot to do with […]

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Chadiha: Steelers Reclaiming Their Hard-Nosed Mentality

A year after turning around a 2-6 start to the 2013 season to end on a 6-2 run, it seems that many are ready and willing to jump on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ bandwagon this offseason. The moves they’ve made in free agency and the draft—including a recently uncharacteristic willingness to part with former key players—has […]

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ESPN: Antonio Brown Put Leadership Responsibility On Himself

When wide receiver Mike Wallace left the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency last season, it made fourth-year receiver Antonio Brown the top dog among wide receivers, pushing him up the depth chart as the clear number one for the first time in his career. There were questions about whether or not he could produce to […]

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Maurkice Pouncey Makes Good On His Word By Being “Full-Go” At OTAs

A little over a month ago, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey gave his word that he would be ready to go at the beginning of OTAs following a season during which he missed all but eight snaps due to a torn ACL. Yesterday, he made good on that, declaring himself “full-go” while joining his teammates […]

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Jordan Zumwalt Gets A Chance To Show His Versatility

After the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted linebacker Jordan Zumwalt with the first of their two sixth-round draft picks earlier this month, linebackers coach Keith Butler said that he saw Zumwalt playing inside in the Steelers’ scheme. He was playing outside linebacker yesterday during the team’s rookie minicamp. Now, there shouldn’t be too much read into that, […]

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The Myth Of The Old Steelers Defense Is Slow To Die And Far From Over

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers currently project to field an opening day defense that sports just two players over the age of 30, the old and slow moniker still clings to the team as one of the great myths of the current NFL landscape. The false representation is, obviously, due in large part simply to […]

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Lance Moore’s Down Season In 2013 Explained

Last season, former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore had what could only really be described as a down year by his standards. He recorded under 500 receiving yards and just two touchdowns, which is something that he hadn’t done since 2009, when ankle and hamstring injuries limited him to just seven games. Injuries […]

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Draft Fatigue Is Real, And The League Should Take Notice

The NFL draft fatigue is evidently very real, and hopefully the league will learn something from this in the future rather than continue to tempt fate and risk losing interest in their offseason goings-on, now that the league has successfully turned itself into a year-round business. The league has expressed its interest before in creating […]

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Consensus Forming Over Darqueze Dennard, Steelers

Recently, I wrote about my observation of a consensus slowly coalescing around the likely target for the 15th overall pick that the Pittsburgh Steelers possess in the upcoming draft, which is narrowing in on the cornerback position. Since then, that consensus seems to be narrowing in even further on Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, a […]

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League’s ‘Tomlingate’ Circus Finally Comes To The Only Appropriate End

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II passed along word yesterday that the team would not be forced to forfeit a draft pick as a result of the on-field incident last season that saw head coach Mike Tomlin step into the field of play during a kickoff return by Jacoby Jones against the Baltimore Ravens. Of […]

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Cleveland Browns Confirm Visit With Free Agent DE Alex Carrington

According to ESPN’s Pat McManamon, as well as The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot, the Cleveland Browns have confirmed a visit by free agent defensive end Alex Carrington, with whom the Pittsburgh Steelers have interest. While the Steelers have limited cap space, and are currently swinging on the pendulum of Jerricho Cotchery’s decision to […]

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Report: Steelers Interested In Dolphins S Chris Clemons

It’s no surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t signed anybody as of yet in the opening hours of free agency, but the sheer lack of information of any kind, outside of the release of LaMarr Woodley, is somewhat surprising. I find it somewhat amusing that the Steelers on their website instead choose to celebrate the […]

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Steelers Inform LaMarr Woodley He Will Be Released Tomorrow

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Pittsburgh Steelers will release outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley tomorrow at the beginning of the new league year, designating him a post-June 1 release. The Steelers, of course, have no need to release him now, because the cap savings they will reap from his release will not kick in until […]

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Steelers Show Interest In Cornerback Market With Nolan Caroll, Captain Munnerlyn

Yesterday, we reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers have interest in arguably the top cornerback on the free agent market, the Tennessee Titans’ Alterraun Verner. ESPN’s Scott Brown later wrote that a source confirmed the interest. Today, Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Steelers also have interest in another free agent cornerback set to hit […]

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Steelers Reportedly Interested In Tight End Jermichael Finley

Earlier in the offseason, on one of ESPN’s many shows dedicated to football, the topic being discussed was low-cost free agents that could make an impact for some cap-strapped teams. Go figure, one of the subjects was the Pittsburgh Steelers. Focusing on the offensive side of the ball, the panel suggested that the Steelers could […]

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Former Steeler Willie Colon Will Hit The Open Market

According to Rich Cimini writing for ESPN New York, the New York Jets intend to let free agent offensive lineman and former Pittsburgh Steeler Willie Colon hit the open market after playing out his one-year contract. Colon, drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 draft by Pittsburgh, played there for the first seven seasons […]

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Report: Steelers T Mike Adams Showed Up At Training Camp In Good Shape

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter, Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams weighed in at 323 pounds when he arrived at training camp on Friday. Schefter also says Adams\’ core strength is returning just seven weeks after being stabbed during an attempted carjacking on the Southside. Seven weeks after being stabbed, Steelers OT Mike […]

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Ron Jaworski Ranks Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Seventh On His 2013 Big Board

ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski is once again ranking the quarterbacks in the league right before the start of training camps opening and on Tuesday, he profiled Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who he has ranked seventh overall this year on his big board. “Roethlisberger is the most unconventional quarterback in the league,” said Jaworski about […]

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Sunday Afternoon Steelers Games To Be Broadcast Nationally On ESPN Radio Starting In 2013

If you happen to live or travel outside of the Pittsburgh Steelers local broadcasting market on gamedays and you don\’t have NFL Sunday Ticket or Sirius NFL Radio subscriptions, you will still be able to hear the games nationally on ESPN Radio starting in 2013. In a Tuesday media release, ESPN announced that he Steelers are one […]

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ESPN Uses Drink And Drunk Graphic For Ben Roethlisberger Instead Of Dink And Dunk

The graphic department for ESPN certainly made an error tonight as the below graphic was used that showed ROETHLISBERGER with the words “DRINKANDDRUNK” underneath it. Obviously it was meant to say Dink And Dunk for the offense run by Ben Roethlisberger, instead of Drink And Drunk. The network quickly had it changed. ESPN will likely […]

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