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Free Agent LB James Harrison Looks Ready For 2014

It’s almost July and free agent linebacker James Harrison has yet to find a team to play for in 2014. The former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker is keeping himself in shape, however, should a team call him. Harrison, who turned 36 in May, has recently posted pictures of himself on his Instagram account and he […]

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LeBeau, Steelers Turn Eyes Forward On Defense

For an organization so intrinsically built upon and invested in its tradition, the Pittsburgh Steelers are facing a hard reality after suffering two consecutive non-winning seasons for the first time in over a decade. Not the simple reality that they haven’t been able to live up to their own standards in recent years, but rather […]

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Steelers Still Business As Usual Despite Down Time Until Training Camp

This week begins the first of four full weeks of sheer football absence since minicamp concluded this past Thursday. Training camp does not begin until the late stages of July, meaning the players, technically, have about a month off to themselves. But by no means does that suggest that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest […]

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Lawrence Timmons Ready To Emerge As A Leader

For the first time in his career, Lawrence Timmons finds himself standing in a meeting room representing the old guard, the sage veteran whom others look up to for advice, as the most tenured member of the Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers. Throughout his first seven seasons, there have always been veterans from which to learn, starting […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Bearing The Weight Of Worilds

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 – No Substitutes For Silverback

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 OLB Chris Carter Still The Fourth Wheel

Confirmation bias is a dangerous logical fallacy. We hold a specific belief, and then interpret all new data through the lens of that belief, selectively retaining the information that seems to lend credence to our previously established belief. This happened recently in the 2014 NFL Draft, during which seemingly the entire football world, including players, […]

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Steelers Reunion Theories Can Wait For Answers At Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have millions of dollars at their disposal thanks to the June boost given by the earlier release of outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley. The organization already has seven of their nine draft picks under contract, with just the second- and third-round selections remaining unsigned at this point. No doubt a large chunk […]

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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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New Steelers LB Arthur Moats Still Getting First-Team Reps Ahead Of Chris Carter

How far out of favor with the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff has fourth-year outside linebacker Chris Carter fallen? It appears far enough that new linebacker Arthur Moats is continuing to get reps with the first-team defense at the left outside linebacker spot with starter Jason Worilds still on the sidelines nursing a calf injury, according to a […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Post June 1 Plans & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 108 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right at talking about what the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason plans might look like now that June 1 has come and gone. With the release of linebacker LaMarr Woodey now official, the Steelers will look at extending the contracts of […]

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2014 Steelers Post June 1 Offseason To-Do List

With the calendar now flipping over to June, the Pittsburgh Steelers can now put the rest of their offseason plan into action thanks to them having nearly $8 million more in salary cap space with the release of linebacker LaMarr Woodley finally coming off of the books. Here is a look at several things the […]

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Ike Taylor Says James Harrison And Santonio Holmes Both Want To Be Steelers In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor is good about staying in contact with his former teammates. On Tuesday’s episode of “The Ike Taylor Show“, the longtime veteran said he’s talked to former Steelers James Harrison and Santonio Holmes, and both indicated to him that they want to come back to Pittsburgh in 2014. “Both of them […]

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Howard Jones Looking To Continue Trend Of UDFA Outside Linebackers

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently find themselves in a bit of a bind at outside linebacker—particularly when it comes to depth. With both James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley now a thing of the past, the team is turning to Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones to start. Which is a problem, because Worilds has been the depth […]

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Steelers Offseason Strategy Included Upgrading Defensive Pressure Personnel

Now that the vast majority of the offseason tinkering has finally unfolded, it’s easier to take a step back and start looking at the tapestry that the Pittsburgh Steelers have pieced together through free agency and the draft, including which players they let go. One of the most interesting facets of the grand scheme that […]

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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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Steelers Must Now Seriously Consider Bringing Back LB James Harrison

One position that I was surprised to see the Pittsburgh Steelers not address during the 2014 NFL Draft was outside linebacker. While they did sign Shepherd’s Howard Jones as an undrafted free agent, you now have to wonder if James Harrison is in the plans to be brought back. Currently, the Steelers have starters Jarvis […]

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Steelers Hoping Pedigree Translates To Dominance At Linebacker

After taking linebackers in the first round in consecutive drafts in 2013 and 2014, the Pittsburgh Steelers now possess a core group of linebackers with about as high a pedigree as they’ve had in recent memory. The starting lineup likely projects to have three first-round draft picks and a second-round draft pick at linebacker when […]

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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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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Outside Linebacker

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Young Linebackers Impressed With Coach Porter

With the beginning of phase one of the offseason program this past week, players are getting a chance to really meet their teammates in a work environment for the first time. But they’re also getting to know their coaches as well. That includes former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Joey Porter, who is now a defensive […]

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Steelers Are Middle Of The Road In Terms Of Roster Turnover

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers made the playoffs was in 2011. The current Steelers roster, whom have gone 16-16 since then, contains just 16 players left from that last playoff appearance, coming after a 12-4 regular season. And that seemingly substantial roster turnover is actually just middle-of-the-road turnover in today’s NFL, according to an […]

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Exploring Jason Worilds And Pass Rushing Productivity

The Pittsburgh Steelers are committing a large chunk of both cash and cap space to outside linebacker Jason Worilds this offseason, who signed a transition tag worth close to $10 million for the 2014 season. The four-year veteran pass rusher was only asked to be a starter for the first time in 2013, having been […]

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Why June 1st Is A Meaningful Date As Far As Free Agency Goes

So far this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed four unrestricted free agents from other teams and being as they now have less than $300,000 of available salary cap space until June rolls around, we aren’t likely to see any more, if any, signed until then. While lack of cap space is an easy reason […]

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How The Signing Of Arthur Moats Affects The Steelers Roster

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats, let’s take a look at what it means to a few other linebackers already on the roster and one that’s not. If the Steelers signed Moats with the idea of using him as a backup inside, the fact that he would best […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Hasn’t Shut Door On Possible James Harrison Return

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert is talking to the press Sunday prior to the NFL owners’ meetings taking place in Orlando, Fla and was asked about the possibility of veteran linebacker James Harrison returning for the upcoming season. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Colbert said he’s never going to close the […]

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