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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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Six Positive Takeaways From The Steelers 2014 Offseason Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not wrapped up their 2014 offseason program and while not a lot of stock can be put into practices that include players only wearing helmets and shorts, there quite a few positive things to take away from the four weeks of work. Here are six main positives to come out of […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Looking To Improve Tackling, Eyes In 2014

Big things are expected in 2014 out of Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-year cornerback Cortez Allen. Allen, who is expected to start the season opposite Ike Taylor this season, talked recently about the progress he’s made over the course of the offseason practices. “I feel a lot more comfortable, being on the outside in the starting position,” […]

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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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Replacing A Championship Roster – The Cornerback Carousel

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – How Much Is Left To Like About Ike?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Steelers LB Jason Worilds, TE Michael Palmer Still Rehabbing Injuries

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday OTA practice is now underway and attendance has been taken. According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, backup offensive lineman Cody Wallace is on the absent list for a second-straight day. Rehabbing once again on Wednesday are linebacker Jason Worilds (calf) and tight end Michael Palmer (undisclosed) and it’s probably […]

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Report: Steelers FB Will Johnson Back Practicing Again

Even though linebacker Jason Worilds failed to practice again on Tuesday, there was a little bit of good news on the injury front for the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, fullback Will Johnson (ankle) was back practicing again on Tuesday after missing time last week due to an ankle sprain. That’s great […]

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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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Video: Steelers WR Antonio Brown Rides A Silverback

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison remains unsigned following his March release from the Cincinnati Bengals, but the former undrafted Kent State product is keeping himself in shape in case he gets a call. On Friday, Harrison posted a video of himself dong a few push-ups with Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown sitting on his […]

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Steelers Rookie CB Shaquille Richardson Wants To Play Against The Best

It will be a while before we know whether or not rookie cornerback Shaquille Richardson can play at the NFL level, but so far, most all of the reports have been positive on the Arizona product. Richardson has already had the chance to cover teammate Antonio Brown during OTA practices and he enjoyed the challenge. […]

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Steelers Fulfilled The Need For Defensive Speed This Offseason

Once unanimously regarded as the fastest player on the team, even veteran cornerback Ike Taylor was surprised by the collective team speed on display when he returned to Latrobe for the second set of OTAs for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 12th-year veteran believes this team will be “super-duper fast” in 2014 with the combination of […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Has His Eyes On CB Antwon Blake

During the 2014 NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and defensive backs coach CarnellLake both made it a point to mention the name of third-year cornerback Antwon Blake when talking about depth in the secondary. On Tuesday during practice, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin let the former undrafted free agent know that he’s […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Looks Forward To Jesus Polamalu Playing Safety In 2014

While veteran Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor managed to finally arrive for OTA practices on Tuesday, safety Troy Polamalu remains absent as he’s continuing to train back home in California. Taylor was asked about his longtime teammates absence on Tuesday and he predictably said he’s not worried one bit about Polamalu being away. “He’s probably […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Says Defense Is ‘Super-Duper Fast’

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor missed the first week of OTA practices, but he was present on Tuesday for the start of the week number two. Taylor said that he was finishing up his training last week in Florida with trainer Tom Shaw and he talked about what he focused on this offseason during his […]

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Report: Steelers CB Ike Taylor, RB/WR Dri Archer Present For Second Week Of OTA Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers second round of OTA practices are now underway and some early participation reports are now starting to surface. Scott Brown of ESPN.com reports on Tuesday that veteran cornerback Ike Taylor is now in attendance after missing the first set of practices last week. Brown says that Taylor missed last week because he […]

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Steelers Film Room – Cover 2 Man

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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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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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Pushed Himself To The Breaking Point During Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor has always been a workout warrior during the offseason and it shows every year when he arrives at training camp. Taylor, who has worked out in Florida with renown trainer Tom Shaw for several years now, recently admitted recently that he pushed himself even harder this offseason. “I am […]

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Marczi: Steelers Roster Projections – OTA Edition

It’s now the beginning of June, and we’ve already gotten some of our first glimpses of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers roster through the first round of OTAs. I don’t expect that the Steelers will add anybody new, but if they do, it will be dealt with then. Now, it’s time to start exploring how the […]

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Five Things To Look For During Steelers Second Set Of OTA Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers second set of OTA practices will get underway on Tuesday and here are a few things that I hope will surface this week in the various reports that come in from the Southside. Ike Arrival? – Cornerback Ike Taylor was not present for the first set of practices last week, so surely […]

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Recap Of The Steelers First Week Of 2014 OTA Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first week of OTA practices on Thursday and below is a recap of all of the top storylines from the week. Pouncey Healthy – We had a pretty good notion heading into the week that center Maurkice Pouncey might be able to get some live reps in during the […]

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Steelers 2014 OTA Practices: Thursday Participation, Injury Report

The Pittsburgh Steelers will wrap up their first week of OTA practices of the 2014 season on Thursday and very little has changed as far as the participation and attendance goes. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reports on Twitter Thursday morning that safety Troy Polamalu, cornerback Ike Taylor and rookie running back Dri Archer […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking First Week Of Steelers 2014 OTA Practices Episode

Season 4, Episode 107 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd now back in the co-host chair, we both go over the news and notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers first set of OTA practices of the 2014 season. The Steelers have made a few roster moves this week, so we catch up on those transactions […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Ranks No. 61 On 2014 NFL Network Top 100

You might not know it and you might not even care, but the NFL Network is now almost halfway through with their annual Top 100 Player series. If you do care, you’ll be glad to know that the Pittsburgh Steelers will have at least one player represented this year in the rankings after going 8-8 […]

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PFF Names Steelers CB William Gay A Secret Superstar For His Play In 2013

When the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to sign back cornerback William Gay last offseason after he was released by the Arizona Cardinals, you would have thought they signed NBA forward Rudy Gay, judging by the overall reaction by the fan base. While several laughed at the signing, it was William Gay that wound up having the […]

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