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Pittsburgh’s Four Man Pressure Key In 2016

Keith Butler has quickly earned the reputation of being a more aggressive defensive coordinator. And our charting illustrates that, blitzing more often with more defenders than Dick LeBeau did. But the foundation of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pass rush still revolves around its four man rush. It’s a notion Mike Tomlin…


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Steelers LB Jarvis Jones Is Using Option-Year Snub As Extra Motivation

Not surprisingly, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided against picking up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Jarvis Jones this offseason and as a result of that he’ll be scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2016 season is over. On Wednesday, the Steelers former first-round draft pick out of…



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The Optimist’s Take: Cranking LB Up To 11

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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The Pessimist’s Take: Edge Rush Back On Track

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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The Optimist’s Take: Edge Rush Back On Track

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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Steelers Weighing Future Cap In Offseason Moves

I wrote an article yesterday about Pittsburgh Steelers veteran inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons and his contract status, in the final year of a six-year contract as he enters his age-30 season. While his base salary is south of $9 million for the season, his cap hit has ballooned to over…




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Browns’ Mingo Trending In Wrong Direction

The Cleveland Browns were one of a handful of teams joining the Pittsburgh Steelers in believing that they were adding a premium pass rusher with their first-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Browns selected LSU edge rusher Barkevious Mingo with the sixth-overall selection, one of three such…


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Steelers Looking Forward To Jarvis Jones Proving His Worth In 2016

The Pittsburgh Steelers ultimately decided this week not to pick up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Jarvis Jones and with that decision comes the possibility he’ll be an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2016 season. With that said, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert explained Tuesday in…


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Steelers Banking On Return After Major Investment On Defense

Over the course of the past four draft classes, the Pittsburgh Steelers have used every one of their first-round picks on a defensive player. The last time that the team devoted four consecutive picks to one side of the ball in the first round was in the 50s, when they…


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The Steelers Are Buying Into “New Age Of Linebackers”

Over the course of recent years it is clear that an emphasis on athleticism and playmaking ability has been placed throughout the NFL.  These categories now dominate the conversation. The linebacker position has not evaded this focused attention, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are riding the wave. If the draft selections…