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Changing Of The Guard On Steelers Defense Entering Final Phase

The NFL is a lot like a regular job, in the fact that after you spend so much time for one employer, you often become a very close-knit group with your co-workers. From things like being involved or invited to weddings, attending their children’s birthday parties or mourning the loss…


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Antwon Blake Expanding Role In Defensive Backfield

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake entered his second season with the team last year, and went through his first offseason, finally getting a chance to show that he can contribute to the defense as he moved up the depth chart due to injuries and ineffectiveness ahead of him. Ike Taylor’s…



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Steelers Secondary Must Stay Healthy After Injured-Riddled Season

Over the course of the offseason, there has been no shortage of criticism aimed toward the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, and in particular the secondary, which was chiefly responsible for surrendering 30 passing touchdowns—the fourth-most in the league—versus only 11 interceptions, which ranked 25th. With that type of ratio, there is…


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Ike Taylor Has High Expectations For Jarvis Jones In 2015

2014 certainly didn’t go as planned for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones as the former first-round draft pick out of Georgia missed nine games due to a broken wrist that he suffered midway through the third game of the season. Even though he failed to bounce back thoroughly from that…


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Best And Worst Case Scenarios of the 2015 Steelers’ Draft Class

For one of our final looks at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2015 NFL Draft class, we’ll go through a best and worst case scenario with each draft pick. Lighter side of the review process and as a preface, this is all just hypothetical and for fun. It’s interesting look at what…




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Steelers Will Look To Maintain Success Vs. Inexperienced QB’s In Week 1

In his ten-year tenure of running the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, former defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has done one thing very well, among the many to choose from, and that’s terrorize young quarterbacks, as he compiled a 51-18 record against quarterbacks making their first start against his defense. While LeBeau has moved on,…


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Where Are They Now? Deshea Townsend

Aside from an Ike Taylor interception every once in a blue moon, it seems like the last time a reliable player donned the black and gold at the cornerback position, it was none other than Deshea Townsend. A four-year starter for the Alabama Crimson tide from 1994 through the 1997 season, he now…


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Who Exactly Is B.W. Webb?

In cornerback B.W. Webb’s first-ever collegiate game for William & Mary, he started off about as well as he could ever hope for. The small FCS school, traveling to the University of Virginia, and left with a stunning 26-14 upset, one in which Webb had a major hand in. He had…



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Steelers Placed Emphasis On Character, Leadership In Draft

While one of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin’s favorite themes of the 2015 NFL Draft was finding the players who have the tangible evidence in their credentials as prospects, one of the underlying themes of the event, and of the whole offseason, was leadership. The Steelers are in a…


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Focus On CB Size Exaggerates Impact Of Tall Targets

During the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers added a pair of short cornerbacks to a group of players that is already fairly height-deprived outside of Cortez Allen, who at 6’1” is the only one in the group that exceeds a stature of six feet. In the second round, the…


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Steelers Draft Looks Very Good On Paper

Overall, the 2015 draft haul for the Pittsburgh Steelers looks very good on paper. The secondary was an obvious area of need for the team going in, and turnovers were lacking so what did they do? They added a cornerback in Senquez Golson that snared 10 picks last year, best…