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The Pessimist’s Take: Ryan Shazier Has It Covered

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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Examining Lawrence Timmons’ Future With Pittsburgh

Lawrence Timmons has been a mainstay at inside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers since the 2009 season, when the former Florida State standout took over the starting role for James Farrior alongside Larry Foote. Since then, Timmons has started in 108 of the 110 games he’s appeared in, including five…




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With April Nearing, Bulk Of Steelers Free Agency Activity Likely Over

Are the Pittsburgh Steelers done signing outside unrestricted free agents until after the prime signing period ends? While we won’t know the answer to that question for several more weeks, the history of the franchise under the leadership of general manager Kevin Colbert reveals that we shouldn’t expect much to…


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2015 Player Exit Meetings – ILB Vince Williams

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


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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,…


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Season Of Change: Fingers Crossed For Stability At ILB

Over the course of the past couple of years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone an uncommon amount of change, which could have been largely correlated with the fact that the team had finished 8-8 in consecutive seasons while failing to advance to the postseason. In deference to general manager Kevin…


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Steelers.com Modern-Era Team: Final List

Today, Steelers.com’s Bob Labriola released his final positional grouping for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Modern-Era team. Now, it’s worth recapping his entire selections. For those who disagree with his picks, speak now or forever hold your peace. QB: Ben Roethlisberger RB: Le’Veon Bell FB: Jerome Bettis WR: Hines Ward, Antonio Brown TE: Heath Miller OT: Marvel Smith,…