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Keith Butler: The 3-4 Is ‘Almost Obsolete’

Remember the 3-4 defense? It’s something the Pittsburgh Steelers used to run for a few decades, a change that they made after Joe Greene retired in the early 1980s. It had a good run of about 35 years here, and it see gets its cameo appearance here and there, but…




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Javon Hargrave Quickening Himself To Starting Spot

It is no doubt a good feeling for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp to be underway, especially now with a couple of days of practice in pads now under our belts as well. It is the surest sign that real, meaningful football will be with us shortly, just around the…


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Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: Our Personal Lists

Like I wrote in our Top ten ranking today, we’d finish up this series by listing Dave Bryan and my personal Top 100 lists. I’m sure looking back, both of us would make changes to it. And knowing we were going to collaborate, I don’t think either of us –…


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Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: 10-1

In the spirit of the offseason, Dave Bryan and I are undertaking the daunting task of ranking the top 100 Pittsburgh Steelers‘ history. And we mean the complete history. 1933 to today, they’re all on the table. Dave and I came up with our own lists and then worked together…


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New Faces 2016: DT Javon Hargrave

At this point in the offseason, we find that training camp is just around the corner for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the league, and a lot has changed for them over the course of the past several months. They have lost a number of players in free…



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The Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: 69-60

In the spirit of the offseason, Alex Kozora and I are undertaking the daunting task of ranking the top 100 Pittsburgh Steelers players in the history of the franchise. And we mean the complete history – 1933 to today. Alex and I first came up with our own lists and…



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NFL.com List Names Joe Greene Steelers’ Greatest Defender

Another day, another list. A couple of days back, the league’s website posted an article listing the best defender of all time for every team in the league. Naturally, that description also included the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that happens to have a reputation for churning out a handful or…


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Javon Hargrave Not Sitting Around After Signing Contract

There seemed to me to be just a tad more hand-wringing than necessary over the apparent delay in the Pittsburgh Steelers getting their entire seven-player draft class under contract, but following third-round nose tackle Javon Hargrave’s agreeing to terms yesterday, the front office has now completed that task, in early-mid…


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Bengals DT Andrew Billings Not About To Forget Who Passed Him Up

Much to the chagrin of many who follow the Pittsburgh Steelers—perhaps especially those who follow our work at Steelers Depot—their division rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals, were the team that ended up selecting defensive tackle Andrew Billings, one round after the Steelers selected Javon Hargrave in the third round, and one…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Small School, Big Impact

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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Pittsburgh Steelers Big Board: Round One

Today is finally the day. Round one of the NFL Draft. All the speculation, opinions, debates, put to rest. In these last hours before things kick off, I want to take one last look at what the Pittsburgh Steelers’ big board could be. Of course, their board includes players at…