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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For Steelers 2014 Draft Class

By Alex Kozora Predictably and understandably, we’ve given a ton of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class. But even after giving all of our opinions, no one can deny this is all projection. The measurables, tape study, debates, all now fruitless. What happens on the field is the only thing that matters anymore. […]

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Tomlin On How Pass Rush And Coverage Work Together

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin fielded some questions following the morning practice of the rookie minicamp yesterday, and naturally the questions covered a variety of topics, which can go in one ear and out the other. From what Tomlin is looking for when evaluating during minicamp to whether or not it was intentional that […]

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Just One Small Problem With The Cornerback Depth Chart

The Pittsburgh Steelers were clearly at a place of relative comfort with their cornerback depth entering the 2014 season—certainly far more so than outside observers speculated throughout the offseason leading up to the draft. They had an opportunity to draft one of the top cornerbacks in the draft last week, Darqueze Dennard, at the 15th […]

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Two Steelers Draft Picks Trained This Offseason With CB Ike Taylor

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor swears by his trainer Tom Shaw and with good reason as the 34-year-old always looks chiseled and ready to step onto the football field even in the month of May. Over the years, Taylor has recruited several of his Steelers teammates to train with him in Orlando, Florida at the […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Thinks He Knows How New RB/WR Dri Archer Will Be Used

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted running back Chris Rainey in the fifth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft, many envisioned then-new offensive coordinator Todd Haley using the Florida product much in the same way that he used Dexter McCluster as a rookie in Kansas City in 2010. That didn’t work out so well as Rainey only […]

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2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

With the 2014 NFL Draft now behind us, it’s time for my first offseason 53 man roster prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all of these right, but this is where my head is at after the selection of nine players by the Steelers over the course of the […]

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Draft Likely Spells The End For Former Steelers DE Brett Keisel

The NFL draft is an endless source of miracles, annually making dreams come true for hundreds of prospective athletes hoping to make it to the top echelon of their sport and chosen profession, even if many of those chosen don’t ultimately make it. There’s the other side of the draft as well, the one less […]

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Steelers Playing With Fire By Shying Away From WRs, CBs

Entering the draft, the broad consensus was that the two greatest areas of need for the Pittsburgh Steelers were cornerback and wide receiver. They’ve flown in the face of convention through the first two days of the draft by exiting the first three rounds with an inside linebacker, a defensive end, and a scat back. […]

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AFC North Run On Cornerbacks Leaves Steelers Behind Division Trend

It’s not terribly surprising that a pair of cornerbacks went to the AFC North in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Somewhat more surprising would be the fact that neither of them ended up in Pennsylvania, but instead found their homes in Ohio. The Cleveland Browns got things started by trading from the […]

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Depth At Wide Receiver, Cornerback Highlight Focus On Day Two Of Steelers Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers opted not to play into the hands of the strengths of this draft class when they selected inside linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round with the 15th overall pick, when many assumed that they would choose a cornerback or a wide receiver instead. Perhaps this was a wise decision, given the […]

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Cornerback Versus Wide Receiver Battle Will Be Decided Tonight

Wednesday night on Twitter, I asked my followers who they thought the Pittsburgh Steelers would pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft that gets underway later this evening and unsurprisingly the consensus was that they wanted either a cornerback or a wide receiver with the former being the most popular of the […]

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Favorable Scenarios For Steelers In Round One

As may have been made obvious as a result of my offseason coverage this year, I’m not typically one for creating mock drafts of my own. While I enjoy the what-ifs of perusing the mock drafts of others and the information garnered from reading them, I’m generally filled with a sense of ‘better you than […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft – Alex Kozora Version 3.0 – Final

By Alex Kozora With the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft Thursday, it’s time for my final mock draft. You can check out the first one here and the second one here. Overall, this mock is more about what I think should happen if I was in charge as opposed to what will happen. […]

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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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Pro Football Focus Tackles Steelers Draft Needs

As the draft at long last approaches, many websites are still striving to fill the last week of dead space with draft coverage. We ourselves are no different in that regard, though we like to think that we keep things informative and useful. Pro Football Focus is one of these many sites, and they are […]

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Mike Mayock Thinks Steelers Should Go Cornerback In Round One

On Thursday, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock held a two-hour pre draft conference call with the media and during it he gave his thoughts on which direction he thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers should go in the first round with the 15th overall selection. “I think that the way Pittsburgh historically approaches the draft, it’s […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Would Like To Be On Hard Knocks This Year

A few days ago, Greg Aiello, spokesman for the NFL, called a report that stated the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of three finalists for HBO show “Hard Knocks”, “totally inaccurate.” If, however, the Steelers are ultimately chosen to be the subject otter of this year’s training camp documentary, there’s one veteran player that’s all for taking […]

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Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks Thinks Steelers Go Cornerback In Round One

NFL draftnik Don Banks of Sports Illustrated weighed in on Monday with a one minute video draft preview for the Pittsburgh Steelers and he has them going defense in the first round. Banks thinks that either Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert or Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby will be the Steelers first round pick and […]

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Using History As A Guide, CB Ike Taylor Thinks The Steelers Go Defense In Round One

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor loves watching college football and on Tuesday, he shared his thoughts as to the direction that he believes his team will go in the first few rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft during his show on Trib Live Radio. “This time, I think we might get a D-tackle, but we […]

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Stars Aligning For Steelers To Go Cornerback In Round One

In most recent years, by the time the draft had finally arrived, it seemed more often than not that a near consensus had been reached on who the Pittsburgh Steelers would ultimately draft. At least, that was my reading. This seemed to be the case when they drafted Maurkice Pouncey in 2010, and Cameron Heyward […]

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2014 Draft Critical For Steelers (As Is Every Other Year)

This upcoming draft is a critical one for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Have you heard that one before? It’s said every single season about just about every team. How often does a team not face a critical draft? How often does a team have such a fully stocked roster that they can actually afford luxury draft […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Defends Work Ethic Of Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin

By Josh Svetz Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has spoken out many times this season, giving his opinion on just about anything sports-related, especially when it could involve a possible draft target. Recently, Florida State receiver Kelvin Benjamin came under fire when, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, he skipped a pre-draft workout with an […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Cornerback

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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Bryant McFadden, Ike Taylor Believe Patrick Peterson Will Be First $100 Million Cornerback

By Josh Svetz Original predictions backed with analysis are something professional sports analysts strive to create. Likewise, this holds true for both current Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor and former cornerback Bryant McFadden. McFadden has pursued a career in radio since his retirement and Taylor has his own radio show on Trib Live Radio. While Taylor […]

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Former Steelers CB Bryant McFadden Weighs In On Recent Release Of Eagles WR DeSean Jackson

By Josh Svetz While “The Ike Taylor Show” may primarily be a Pittsburgh Steelers discussion show, host Ike Taylor likes to touch on all sports topics, including controversies. On Tuesday’s edition of the show, Taylor and fill-in co-host, former Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden, did just that as they discussed the recent release of former Philadelphia […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fourth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds Although the fourth round of the draft still allows for some river boat gambling by NFL front offices, it’s the beginning of the talent level where players are expected to at least provide quality depth to team rosters. The Pittsburgh Steelers have excelled in the top rounds of the draft and […]

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