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Ike Taylor: “This Team Will Be Special”

Ike Taylor flew into Pittsburgh during last week’s minicamp and caught up with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews for a quick interview. And he didn’t hold back his optimism for the team’s outlook in 2016. He told Matthews he was excited for the group and as you can see in the title,…


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Joey Porter Wants Jarvis Jones To Block Outside Noise

We’re planning on writing a lot about Jarvis Jones over the next couple days. But if he listens to Joey Porter, he won’t see any of it. Speaking to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Porter suggested for Jones to ignore what us – the media – has to say. “For him, he…


BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 27, 2015: Linebackers coach Joey Porter of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches the action from the sideline during a game against the Baltimore Ravens on December 27, 2015 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won 20-17. (Photo by: Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Joey Porter

OLB Coach Joey Porter Talks Up Bud Dupree’s Growth

You will recall recently that Pittsburgh Steelers second-year outside linebacker Bud Dupree has been spotted quite a bit during OTAs on the perimeter of drills rather than in participating in them, sidelined with what he classified as simply a “tissue” injury with all the vagary you would expect surrounding a…



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NFL Apparently Adopts ‘Joey Porter Rule’

You all know Mike Pereira, the former NFL vice president of officiating, who now works as a rules analyst for Fox Sports. You all love Mike Pereira, of course. He is, at least in my estimation, perhaps the best in the business when it comes to correctly making calls and,…


CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 3, 2016: Linebacker Anthony Chickillo #56 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after a fumble recovery on a kickoff during a game against the Cleveland Browns on January 3, 2016 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Pittsburgh won 28-12. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Anthony Chickillo

Anthony Chickillo Receives Impromptu Coaching From Kevin Greene

If you ever find yourself as a fringe outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers and a former Steelers outside linebacker recently inducted into the Hall of Fame starts talking to you, it’s probably wise to bend an ear in his direction and listen to what the man has to say,…


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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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Anthony Chickillo Credits Coaching Staff For Smooth Position Switch

A year ago, Anthony Chickillo weighed 267 pounds. He was used to playing with his hand down, in the trenches against tackles and guards. So when the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted him in the 6th round, everything changed. By training camp, Chickillo dropped down to 254. He was moved to outside…



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Reynolds’ Steelers Spin: 2016 NFL Draft

There is no better hangover remedy for the 31 teams that fall short of a Super Bowl victory than the NFL Draft. In a flash, painful disappointments fade away and all teams cups’ overfloweth with bright hopes as they ride in on rainbow striped unicorns. In what has become as…




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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…