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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fifth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers have two fifth round selections in this year’s 2014 NFL Draft (including an extra compensatory pick). Should you be excited? Not if you are a student of the Steelers draft history. Not since the year 2000 have the scouts pulled a golden rabbit out of the hat in […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Really Likes Numbers

If you have ever listened to Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor over the years, you know by now that he loves to reference stats during interviews and specially his own when it comes to completion percentages on balls thrown his direction. He did it again on Wednesday when talking to Chris Bradford of the Beaver […]

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Dick LeBeau Was Not Insane, He Just Needed Time & Personnel

I hope you enjoyed the press man coverage that Dick LeBeau used almost exclusively this past Sunday against the New England Patriots because I know I certainly did. LeBeau has been visibly laying that ground work of this switch ever since James Harrison has been sidelined as the Steelers have been forced to play more […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday October 7th – Joe Burnett An Eskimo Edition

Cornerback Joe Burnett signed a practice roster agreement with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL on Friday. Burnett was the Steelers 5th round draft pick in 2009 and lasted just one season. Former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher tossed the coin before the Virginia Destroyers UFL game tonight against Sacramento. Marty Schottenheimer is the head […]

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Could A Release Of McFadden Lead To The Return Of Starks?

With a handful of weeks left before the final roster cut-downs take place, the Steelers seem to have 8 cornerbacks vying for 6 or 7 roster spots on the 53 man roster. One of those 8 players is veteran Bryant McFadden. McFadden has been sidelined the last several weeks with a hamstring/quad type injury and […]

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Steelers Main Concerns Can Be Traced Back To Poor 2008 & 2009 Drafts

The Steelers formula for success for many years has been simple. Draft well, re-sign quality free agents and add a low profile free agent or two during free agency for extra depth. That very formula has resulted in 3 Super Bowl appearances over the last 6 seasons with 2 of those appearances ending with the […]

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Cornerbacks A Plenty Now & What The Return Of Taylor Means

The Steelers settled quite a few nerves across Steeler Nation last night when it was announced that veteran cornerback Ike Taylor has agreed in principle to a new 4-year contract that will likely allow him to finish his career in Pittsburgh. The contract of course cannot officially be signed until 6 p.m. Friday, but it […]

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Young Cornerbacks Are Often Brought Along Slowly By The Steelers

Lost in all the talk of the Steelers needing to draft a corner is the myth that these corners do not get the chance to contribute in their rookie season in a Dick LeBeau defense. Although several rookie corners drafted by Steelers since 2004 have seen the field in their first season on defense, their […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday March 25th – Say It Ain\’t So, Joe Edition

Former Steelers cornerback Joe Burnett faces a DUI charge down in Florida after he was arrested by Orlando police on March 16th. Burnett was drafted by the Steelers in the 5th round of the 2009 draft and released after the 2010 training camp. Steelers defensive back and special teams ace Anthony Madison joined 93.7 The […]

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Cornerbacks & Offensive Linemen Drafted By Steelers During The Kevin Colbert Era

The NFL combine is now over and we start the countdown to the 2011 NFL draft in April. Without a doubt, cornerbacks and offensive linemen look to be a high priority for the Steelers this go around. It would not be surprising to see two of each drafted this year. Being as these two positions […]

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Rookies Dwyer, Butler & Sylvester Change Uniform Numbers

Hope you have not purchased your Jonathan Dwyer, Crezdon Butler or Stevenson Sylvester jerseys yet as they have already changed numbers. It is not uncommon after the 53 man roster has been set for rookie to scavenger through the numbers of released players and change numbers. On Monday, Dwyer was wearing No. 27 formerly worn […]

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Steelers Reach 53 Man Roster With Release Of 11 Players, Start Practice Squad Process

The Steelers reached their 53 man roster limit today when they released 11 players and placed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the reserve/suspended list. The following released were: LB Patrick Bailey, CB Joe Burnett, S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith, WR Tyler Grisham, DE Sunny Harris, C Justin Hartwig, WR Stefan Logan, DT Steve McLendon, FB Frank Summers, OG […]

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2010 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction

Oh how things can change so quickly. One play of the preseason even. As it stands right now, it looks like Byron Leftwich has some MCL damage. Early reports say it is torn, but that is not confirmed. This 53 man roster prediction of mine assumes he will be placed on IR. If not, I […]

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Steelers Beat Panthers 19-3 – Game Notes

The Steelers beat the Carolina Panthers 19-3 in the 4th and final preseason game of the 2010 season, but may have lost quarterback Byron Leftwich in the process. Below are my notes and nuggets I kept on the game along with my observations. I have much more coming on this game and am working through […]

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10 Steelers Players With Turk Appointments & 17 Bubble Boys

The Steelers trimmed down to 75 players on Tuesday morning and now will need to cut 21 more by September 4th. Why 21 and not 22 you ask? This is because quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be moved to the reserve/suspended list, so technically that will not be a cut. I have listed 10 players that […]

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Steelers Broncos Preseason Defensive Participation Chart

Attached is the defensive player participation chart for all plays on Steelers defense in the week 3 preseason game versus the Denver Broncos and does not include penalties considered no plays. You can follow along play by play withe the gamebook here. Please make sure to credit us if you lift this information. The thing […]

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2010 Steelers Preseason Week 3 53 Man Roster Prediction

Ok, we are now three games through the preseason games and the Steelers are licking their wounds after losing to the Broncos Sunday night. I have just finished watching the replay for a 3rd time and am ready to release my latest 53 man roster prediction. Below are the changes and the reasoning for the […]

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Steelers Beat Giants 24-17 – Game Notes

The Steelers beat the New York Giants 24-17 in the 2nd preseason game of the 2010 season. Below are my notes and nuggets I kept on the game along with my observations. I have much more coming on this game and am working through the night. These are initial reactions of mine as I am […]

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10 Things To Look For Saturday Versus New York In Preseason Game 2

Saturday the Steelers will travel to New York to play the Giants in the second preseason game of the 2010 season. Per my normal routine, I have listed below 10 things to look for Saturday heading into the game. Robo Kickoff Guy Watch #2? – Last week we were teased that Daniel Sepulveda could likely […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday August 20th – Savran Makes Fool Out Of Florio Edition

Perhaps the biggest news to come out of the Thursday Mike Tomlin press conference was the word that Jonathan Scott would work at right tackle with the first-string offense after Flozell Adams exits. We broke down Adams 11 snaps earlier in the week and he was not even close with his pass blocking. Adams hopefully […]

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Steelers Lions Preseason Defensive Participation Chart

Attached is the defensive player participation chart for all plays on defense and does not include penalties considered no plays. You can follow along play by play withe the gamebook here. A few things that stick out is the great amount of playing time Thaddeus Gibson got in relief of LaMarr Woodley. Gibson will be […]

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Steelers Beat Lions 23-7 – Game Notes

The Steelers beat the Detroit Lions 23-7 in the 1st preseason game of the 2010 season. Below are my notes and nuggets I kept on the game of my observations. I have much more coming on this game and am working through the night. Isaac Redman ran consistent and hard, especially between the tackles. Also […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday August 12th – Giving 4-3 Looks To The \”O\” Edition

Scott Brown blogged that he too thinks that Hines Ward will make it the Hall of Fame, but not likely on his first try. In my article this past week, I think he needs just 2 more average seasons to be a stone cold, lead pipe lock with the log jam ahead of him waiting […]

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Steelers 2010 Training Camp Day 13 Recap & Notes – Wednesday – August 11th

Day 13 of training camp is in full swing in Latrobe with two practices today, with the later once again being open to the public. We will have news, notes, nuggets and practice information from today posted up on this page as we get it in. Check back often through out the evening to see […]

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Steelers 2010 Training Camp Day 4 Recap & Notes – Monday – August 2nd

Day 4 of training camp starts in Latrobe now as today features two practices with the later being open to the public. We will have news, notes, nuggets and practice information from today posted up on this page as we get it in. Check back often through out the evening to see the updates. Compiled […]

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Steelers Top Six 2010 Training Camp Battles

When the Steelers report to Latrobe on tomorrow, so will begin several training camp battles that we will be keeping a close eye on. We have narrowed them down to six to match the six championships the Steelers have. They are as follows. 1. Quarterback – Byron Leftwich vs. Dennis Dixon – Mike Tomlin has […]

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