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The Pre-Noll Era: Foundation Of Forrest Douds

By Alex Kozora The success of the Pittsburgh Steelers wasn’t always a constant. There was a long period of time, from their inaugural 1933 season until Chuck Noll’s arrival, where the team from Pittsburgh were at worst, a laughingstock and at best, lovable losers. Even during this gloomy era, there were still important figures. So […]

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Steelers Film Room: Levels And The Hi-Lo Concept

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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Steelers CB Antwon Blake Looks Back While Focusing On The Future

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake was seemingly just like everybody else this past May, having read all the pre-draft press and speculation. He assumed, as so many did, that the Steelers would draft a wide receiver early in the process. He also assumed that they would make his job much more difficult by taking another […]

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Cowboys Finish Ahead Of Steelers In ESPN Favorite Team Poll

Despite them not being in the playoffs since 2009, the Dallas Cowboys are still America’s favorite professional sports team, according to an ESPN Sports Poll. Coming in second? The Pittsburgh Steelers, who have beaten the Cowboys two out of three times in the Super Bowl. According to the Friday report, the poll was run for […]

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Steelers Film Room: Slant Flat In Red Zone

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 […]

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Vic So’oto Is Reportedly Pushing Chris Carter During Steelers OTA Practices

Who is Vic So’oto and should we should start paying more attention to him? According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, So’oto, who was signed to a futures contract by the Pittsburgh Steelers back in January, appears to be putting the heat on fellow outside linebacker Chris Carter through five OTA practices. So’oto was […]

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Weighing The Pros And Cons Of An Expanded NFL Postseason

The NFL has been chomping at the bit to tinker with various things as of late, from television schedules, to minor rule tweaking, to moving the draft, to changing up the Pro Bowl. And now we’ve reached the point where they’d like to change the playoff landscape once again by adding an additional wildcard seed […]

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Steelers Eyeing Potential Of Large Invitee Contingent

It wasn’t so long ago that the Pittsburgh Steelers seemingly had a stacked roster, from nearly top to bottom, at most positions. It was extremely difficult for young, unheralded players to make the roster behind young, pedigreed players who themselves were still waiting their turns for playing time behind established veteran starters. That hasn’t been […]

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Steelers Are Middle Of The Road In Terms Of Roster Turnover

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers made the playoffs was in 2011. The current Steelers roster, whom have gone 16-16 since then, contains just 16 players left from that last playoff appearance, coming after a 12-4 regular season. And that seemingly substantial roster turnover is actually just middle-of-the-road turnover in today’s NFL, according to an […]

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Gil Brandt Expects Le’Veon Bell To Take The Next Step This Season

Gil Brandt is certainly one of the more respectable analysts who work for the NFL Network. His work not only stands up on its own merits, he is also one of the few who have the credentials to back it up. Nevertheless, fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers would hardly need convincing in his latest article […]

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Owners’ Meetings Continue To Produce New Rule Changes

A day after two new rule proposals passed during the Owners’ Meetings, we now have some more changes to adjust to after yesterday’s news. The most significant new rule, in my estimation, is the ability to challenge possession on a play involving a loose ball even if the play was blown dead. This was a […]

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Steelers Reportedly Still Open To Signing Jaguars Free Agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew

The Pittsburgh Steelers had Jacksonville Jaguars free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew in for a visit last week and while he left town unsigned, there still seems to be some optimism within the organization that he might ultimately be the one that backs up starter Le’Veon Bell in 2014. According to Gerry Dulac of the […]

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A Look At What LeGarrette Blount Could Offer The Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are still on the hunt for a complementary back behind their workhorse, Le’Veon Bell, since Jonathan Dwyer chose to join the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the offseason. This is a hole that they would clearly like to fill before the draft rolls around if their recent activity is anything to go by. […]

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Packers Gave RB James Starks Over $3.1 Million For Two Years

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks had a free agent visit lined up for earlier this past week with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but that was ultimately cancelled after he decided to re-sign with the team that he’s played for his entire career. Now, thanks to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, we know why Starks […]

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Jaguars Free Agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew Leaves Second Visit With Steelers Unsigned

The Pittsburgh Steelers second visit Thursday with Jacksonville Jaguars free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is over and the veteran remains unsigned, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Jones-Drew had also met with the Steelers on Wednesday. The Steelers search for a backup running back will now continue. They had previously had a […]

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Report: “Mutual Attraction” Between James Harrison And Steelers

Free agent linebacker James Harrison still wants to play following his release last week from the Cincinnati Bengals and one Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer thinks it’s “quite possible” he returns to the Steel City. According to a Wednesday morning blog post by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, there is a “mutual attraction” between Harrison and the […]

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What’s Left For The Steelers To Do After One Week Of Free Agency?

The 2014 free agency signing period is now into its second week and the pace of signings has slowed considerable. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed two unrestricted free agents from other teams so far, but will likely sign a few more prior to the start of training camp. Here, now, is a look at the […]

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James Starks Re-Signing With Green Bay Puts The Steelers In A Bind

The Green Bay Packers seem to have seen fit to undercut the Pittsburgh Steelers late last night, agreeing to terms on a new two-year contract with their own free agent running back, James Starks. Starks, of course, was set to visit Pittsburgh today, with a fair likelihood of working out a deal, but that visit […]

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Report: Packers Expected To Re-sign Free Agent RB James Starks

The Pittsburgh Steelers were reportedly scheduled to bring in Packers free agent running back James Starks in for a visit this week, but it appears as though that’s not going to happen now. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Packers are now expected to sign Starks to a two-year deal. The Steelers had interest […]

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Report: New Raiders WR James Jones Considered Steelers

On Monday, former Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones signed a three-year, $11.3 million contract with the Oakland Raiders, but apparently the Pittsburgh Steelers had interest in him. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Jones considered the Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks, but ultimately decided on signing with the Raiders, because, […]

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Report: Two Other Teams Plus Packers Interested In Free Agent RB James Starks

Green Bay Packers unrestricted free agent running back James Starks is expected to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers this week, but he might have a few other teams interested in talking to him before he signs a deal. According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, two teams in addition to the Steelers are interested […]

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Jerricho Cotchery Will Be A Winner In The Game Of Free Agency Supply And Demand

The chances of the Pittsburgh Steelers retaining the services of unrestricted free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery diminished a little more on Monday when the Oakland Raiders signed former Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones to a three-year contract. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Jones three-year deal totals out at $11.3 million and […]

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One Less Option For The Panthers As The Raiders Have Signed Free Agent WR James Jones

If you were hoping the Carolina Panthers might look at signing Green Bay Packers free agent wide receiver James Jones in lieu of Pittsburgh Steelers free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, your hopes have been dashed. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Oakland Raiders have now come to terms with Jones on a three-year […]

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Steelers Have Been Both Proactive And Reactionary So Far During Free Agency

With the second week of free agency now about to begin, many of you have posted that the Pittsburgh Steelers have seemed to be more reactionary than proactive so far this offseason. While that seems to be true over the course of this past weekend, let us not forget that they really have been proactive […]

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James Starks Would Be A Fitting Candidate To Replace Jonathan Dwyer

After it was announced that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer signed with the Arizona Cardinals, we speculated that, based on the contract numbers, it seemed likely the Steelers didn’t have much interest in retaining him. Dwyer contradicted that speculation yesterday, saying that he had an opportunity to return to Pittsburgh, but preferred the […]

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Free Agent RB James Starks Is A Prime Candidate For A Qualifying Contract

Unless the Pittsburgh Steelers create more space via a restructure or extensions between now and June 2nd, they’ll have to carefully watch their free agent expenditures until $8 million in cap space opens up once the release of linebacker LaMarr Woodley hits the books. With Green Bay Packers unrestricted free agent running back James Starks […]

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