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Jarvis Jones Reflects On His Rookie Season And Looks Ahead To Next Season

According to Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, outside linebacker Jarvis Jones was one of those special players in a draft that when you have a chance to take you run up to the podium to get the pick in before something goes wrong. But Jones would be the first to tell you that he […]

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Four Positions Where A Steelers Top Draft Pick Could See Considerable Playing Time In 2014

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to get considerable playing time out of their top two draft picks as linebacker Jarvis Jones played 646 defensive snaps while running back Le’Veon Bell played 691. With the 2014 NFL Draft now right around the corner, lets have a look at where top draft picks could potentially […]

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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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Things We Think We Know With One Month To Go Until The Draft

We are now one month away from the 2014 NFL Draft and now is as good a time as any to go back over things that we think we know as it relates to the Pittsburgh Steelers needs and wants. Below are just a few of the things that are floating around in my head […]

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On The Steelers And Premature Evaluation

Generally speaking, I have passively been an advocate of Pro Football Focus at times by referencing their data when I see it fit to do so. I give them credit for taking on the herculean task of cataloging every snap from every team in every game and formulating a comprehensive system of analysis in an […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Linebacker

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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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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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Signing LeGarrette Blount, Ryan Clark Legacy, Draft Prospects & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 90 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start of this show by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers signing of former New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and where his best fit on offense might be. Longtime Steelers safety Ryan Clark signed with the Washington Redskins […]

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Pro Football Focus Compares Rookie Edge Rushers

The statistics website Pro Football Focus posted an article yesterday using their data to compare the rookie seasons of the five edge rushers selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. That list, obviously, includes outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, the 17th overall draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Also included are Miami Dolphins […]

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Moats’ Flexibility Helps Steelers Let Offseason Come To Them

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed their fourth outside free agent yesterday, inking linebacker Arthur Moats to a one-year qualifying contract with a signing bonus, which comes with a reduced cap hit. The reduced cap hit isn’t the only added benefit of the Moats signing, however. His position versatility allows the Steelers to let the offseason to […]

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Steelers Already Reaping Benefits Of 2014 Draft With Shamarko Thomas

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin always likes to talk about how the second year is often the year that coaches expect a player to show the greatest improvement. This is the crucial second year for a large core of the Steelers’ roster, which will likely include four starters in Jarvis Jones, Le’Veon Bell, Markus […]

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Mike Tomlin Reiterates How Big A Free Agency Splash Retaining Jason Worilds Was

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed just three outside free agents in an offseason that hinted at the possibility of casting a larger net than normal—with only one of those free agents receiving a significant contract—it may be easy to lose sight of just how much the team has actually accomplished during this free agency […]

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Weighing The Pros And Cons Of A Reunion With James Harrison

Ever since we all heard from his own mouth that “everybody knows” James Harrison would like to come back and play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s been a hot topic that has only recently been reignited by a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette that the team has had discussions on the matter. Whether […]

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What’s Left For The Steelers To Do After One Week Of Free Agency?

The 2014 free agency signing period is now into its second week and the pace of signings has slowed considerable. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed two unrestricted free agents from other teams so far, but will likely sign a few more prior to the start of training camp. Here, now, is a look at the […]

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To Deebo, Or Not To Deebo: That Is The Question

On the Monday evening episode of NFL Total Access, veteran linebacker James Harrison predictably hinted that he’d like to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014, but at nearly 36 years of age, you have to wonder if his former team reciprocates that feeling. The Steelers are void of any depth at the outside linebacker […]

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First Few Days Of Free Agency Has Helped Bring Steelers Draft Picture Into Better Focus

While the Pittsburgh Steelers really haven’t done a lot so far during the first few days of free agency, they’ve done enough to give us a little better picture as to what positions they will most likely address during the 2014 NFL Draft. While this picture will become even clearer over the course of the […]

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How Will The Losses In Free Agency Alter The Steelers’ Offseason Strategy?

The Pittsburgh Steelers uncharacteristically dipped into the free agent pool early to bring in an outside free agent, signing former Carolina Panthers free safety Mike Mitchell to a five-year contract on Tuesday. Yesterday was a different story. As per their norm, they worked toward rebuilding their roster by re-signing a trio of their own free […]

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LaMarr Woodley’s Release Is A Necessary Evil For Jarvis Jones’ Development

The decision to move on from LaMarr Woodley was undeniably a difficult one, but it was more difficult sentimentally than it was pragmatically. The Pittsburgh Steelers will be better served in the long run saying goodbye now rather than waiting. Financial concerns naturally play a large part in that. The Steelers must eat approximately $14 […]

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Steelers Enter 2014 League Year In Good Shape Salary Cap Wise

The 2014 league year begins at 4:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday and thanks to several transactions over the course of the last few weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers will enter the start of free agency with more than $7.5 million in salary cap space to work with. While $7.5 million might not seem like a whole […]

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Steelers 2011 Draft Class Now Down To Four Remaining Members

Outside of the timing of it, the decision made on Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers to release cornerback Curtis Brown wasn’t a surprising one, but now that he is indeed gone, the 2011 draft class is now down to four remaining members. Defensive end Cameron Heyward, cornerback Cortez Allen and tackle Marcus Gilbert have started […]

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Release Of Woodley Would Make Questionable Depth At OLB Even More Questionable

With Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds now back in the fold for at least one more season, the organization must now decide whether or not to move on from fellow linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who has missed 14 games due to various injuries dating back to 2011. The general consensus is that Woodley will be released […]

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Steelers’ Bold Play Sends A Message To Worilds: ‘We Want You’

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to utilize the oft-forgotten transition tag on former free-agent-to-be outside linebacker Jason Worilds was a bold move that I believe is a demonstration that the team has the ability to afford to keep him under reasonable circumstances. The team has already begun the process of renegotiating, restructuring, and terminating contracts in […]

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Pro Football Focus Offers Analysis Of Steelers’ Projected Lineup

By Matthew Marczi The statistics website Pro Football Focus has been running a series early this offseason projecting the starting lineups of each team—sans pending free agents—and grading each player on a sliding scale from “Poor Starter/Gamble” to “Elite Starter”, with “Unknown” also factored into the equation. Yesterday was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ turn to receive […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Porter Hire, Colbert Comments, Draft Talk With Dane Brugler & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 78 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start things off by talking about former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter being added to the coaching staff as a defensive assistant and how that move might help improve the play and production of Jarvis Jones as well as […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Year Two For Jarvis Jones

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Year Two For Jarvis Jones

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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