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Joey Porter, James Harrison Have Unique Player-Coach Dynamic

As of this writing, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter is a young, spritely 38 years, 3 months, 1 week, and 2 days old. As of this writing, Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison is an aging 37 years, 1 month, 3 weeks, and 6 days old. Though only 408…


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Porter’s Career Makes Him Credible Voice For Players

Joey Porter was known as a quote machine as a player and that hasn’t tapered off as a coach. But instead of him using his words to motivate those around him, he’s become more technical and informational as a coach. Dubbed with the task of coaching up numerous young players…


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Steelers.com Modern-Era Team: Linebackers

Steelers.com’s Bob Labriola tackles maybe the most difficult position today, selecting the Pittsburgh Steelers best linebackers from 1992 to the present day. As we’ve done with each installment, we’ll give you his picks, explanations, and react to them at the end. Linebacker: Greg Lloyd – “When asked which of his former players…



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Cameron Heyward Stepping Into Leadership Position

When he was drafted in 2011, Cameron Heyward was a rookie in a locker room filled with veterans along the defensive line. Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, Casey Hampton, and Chris Hoke stood tall. One by one, they left. Now, Heyward is the man amongst boys, tasked with the responsibility of leading…


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Ike Taylor Keeping Options Open In Retirement, Including Coaching

In recent seasons, the Steelers coaching staff has seen several branches of it’s coaching tree filled by former players who donned the black and gold, from pass rushing menace Joey Porter to the blue collar Jerry Olsavsky, who this offseason were promoted to coach the outside and inside linebackers, respectively….


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Steelers Throwback Thursday: Joey Porter’s Last Career Sack

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter recorded 60 sacks during his eight seasons in the Steel City. After he was released by the Steelers in 2007, he went on to play three years with the Miami Dolphins and another two with the Arizona Cardinals, and he registered another 38…


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Jordan Zumwalt Must Show Versatility To Make Roster

I’m not quite sure how it happened so quickly; injuries and a lack of opportunity obviously contributed, but somehow Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jordan Zumwalt looks like he could be the odd man out of his position group this fall. The team has simply invested time and money and draft picks into…


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CFL Experience Helped Shawn Lemon Prepare For NFL Opportunity

Earlier in the week, we talked about Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Shawn Lemon and his long odds to make the 53-man roster, now that the team has stocked up at the position. When he signed with the team in January, he was just one of three outside linebackers on the…




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Harrison Takes Pride In His Body Of Work And Work On His Body

When breaking down the playing career of Pittsburgh Steelers former DPOY James Harrison, there have been many bone-rattling hits, from his suplex-style sack of Titans quarterback Vince Young, to nearly decapitating Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi to his lassoing of a Browns fan who decided it’d be a good idea to…


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Mid 2000s Colts And 2015 Steelers Share Similarities

As it stands, heading into the 2015 NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers are more often than not viewed as an offensive juggernaut, while the defense is viewed as somewhat of the weak link on a team that has Super Bowl aspirations. It brings to mind another team of the same…