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Butler Identifies Shazier As Key Communicator On Defense

Keith Butler referred to Ryan Shazier as a “loudmouth.” If you’re talking about your in-laws coming to town for the holidays, that probably isn’t a compliment. But in the football world, it’s a positive thing. Speaking to the media on Thursday, Butler interestingly pointed out that Shazier is in charge…



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Numbers Crunch: Steelers Season Outlook

Following every game last year, we did a brief numbers crunch, examining each game from a quirky statistical standpoint. With Week One of this year looming, we’ll introduce it again with some big-picture stats to follow throughout the season. – Mike Tomlin will have to go 8-8 in the regular…


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Who Is The Most Indispensable Steeler?

As we sit here on the eve of players reporting for the 2015 edition of training camp, there are an endless number of questions one could bring to the forefront about this season’s edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers. One of mine is taking a look at exactly which player the…


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Rebuilding A Champion: Lawrence Timmons Doing Farrior Proud

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a…


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Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers DT

Another series, a collaborative one, to take you through the remaining weeks of the offseason. Jon Ledyard and I will pick a side in choosing the greatest Pittsburgh Steelers at each position. Tell us who is right and who won the debate – those don’t have to be the same…


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Steelers Should Consider Spelling Heath Miller As He Ages

Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller has served loyally for the past 10 seasons. He rarely even misses time, as when he tore his ACL late in the 2012 season and his rehab only lasted through the first two games of the following season. He has been a workhorse,…