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Pro Football Focus Compares Rookie Edge Rushers

The statistics website Pro Football Focus posted an article yesterday using their data to compare the rookie seasons of the five edge rushers selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. That list, obviously, includes outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, the 17th overall draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Also included are Miami Dolphins […]

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Lions Injury Report: Reggie Bush Added On Friday; Calvin Johnson Ends Week As Probable

The Detroit Lions Friday injury report showed just a few changes from the one released on Thursday and it includes the addition of one key offensive player. Running back Reggie Bush (knee) did not practice on Friday and was added to the injury report as probable a result. He is expected to play Sunday against […]

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Lions Injury Report: WR Nate Burleson Remains Limited

The Detroit Lions Wednesday injury report is now in and although it includes wide receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) on it, he is in no jeopardy of missing the Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Johnson, who did not practice Wednesday, was reportedly given a maintenance day as has been the norm with him as of […]

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Hritz: Pre OTAs 2013 Steelers Season Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, I took the time to work through the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers schedule to make an early prediction of the success of the team. I worked through multiple iterations of this before finishing my final season prediction in which I forecasted that the Steelers would end up 11-5, beating the Baltimore […]

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Apologies To Steelers Rookie Undrafted Guard Nik Embernate

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former San Diego State right guard Nik Embernate as an undrafted free agent last week and I came away unimpressed with him after watching him play against Boise State last year. In that game, Embernate had trouble anchoring in pass protection and was on the ground quite a bit after slipping […]

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Drafting Hybrid Players In Round One To Be Outside Linebackers Is A Risky Proposition

When you watched rookie Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Adrian Robinson play last preseason you could see a good deal of expected flaws, but you could also see a young player that could get after the quarterback, albeit against third string competition. The Steelers saw enough out of the undrafted Temple product, however, that they decided […]

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Draft Analysis: Outside Linebacker – Post Combine Winners & Losers

By Christopher DiMarino Now that the combine is over, it\’s time to see how it affected each player\’s draft stock. I will start with outside linebackers and there is no shortage of stories to discuss. While these posts are mainly for discussion sake, please keep in mind that certain players will be left out. In […]

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Hybrid Outside Linebackers In Even Higher Demand As More Teams Switch To 3-4

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been a 3-4 defensive team for ages and that front relies heavily on the play of its outside linebackers to not only be able to rush the passer, but set the edge against the run and drop into coverage as well. More teams will be switching to a 3-4 in 2013 […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Analysis: Outside Linebacker – Early Look At The Rankings

Christopher DiMarino It\’s time to start looking at the positions that the Pittsburgh Steelers will look to draft in April. I like to start with a very broad scope, so if certain players surge leading up to the draft, I\’m prepared. It is also a good idea to get a feel for a player before […]

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Is Ezekiel Ansah Too Old For The Steelers To Draft?

BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is a player that several people have the Pittsburgh Steelers taking in the first round of the 2013 draft in their mock drafts. In fact, ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper even has him as the Steelers first round selection in his latest 2.0 mock draft. Ansah, who only started playing […]

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2013 Steelers Mock Draft Version 1.0 – Post Senior Bowl

The 2013 Senior Bowl week has come and gone and that now means that it is time for my first 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft, or as I like to call them, educated guesses. I usually do about 5 or 6 mocks prior to the actual NFL draft and you can find the links to […]

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2013 NFL Draft: Five Outside Linebackers Possibly On The Steelers Radar

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers are unquestionably in the midst of draft preparations to determine which players they will target and select come this April. Their needs are obvious, yet their greatest need, as evidenced by the lack of pressure on the quarterback the past two seasons, is one for a pass rusher at […]

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