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Martavis Bryant Incorporating MMA Training Into Offseason Regimen

Although not as readily apparent as may meet the eye, there is a correlation between the NFL and MMA, otherwise known as mixed martial arts. It’s a major reason why many of the league’s players, including the Steelers very own Martavis Bryant, have began implementing the training into their own…


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Football Is A Family Affair For Steelers’ Chickillo

Five years ago, former Miami Hurricanes head coach Randy Shannon had a 2011 recruiting class, with the centerpiece headliner of that class being the highly sought after 5-star recruit, Anthony Chickillo. Now, playing for the “U” is an enigma in of itself, but Chickillo wasn’t your everyday run-of-the-mill signing, as…


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Bud Dupree On OTAs, James Harrison, Joey Porter

With day three of the Pittsburgh Steelers OTA practices now in the books, the team’s 2015 draft class have gotten their first taste of what it means to play in the NFL. Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley caught up with first round pick Bud Dupree on Thursday. The rookie didn’t have anything earth-shattering to say,…


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Veteran Steelers OLB James Harrison Begins OTAs As A Backup

The Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA practice of 2015 took place on Tuesday and for the first time since he became a full-time starter, veteran outside linebacker James Harrison was relegated to taking reps with the second-team unit. “Yeah, I’m behind Jarvis [Jones],” Harrison said, according to Jacob Klinger of pennlive.com ….


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Much Like Shazier, Olsavsky Knows All About The “Undersized” Label

Much like their 2014 first round draft choice, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebackers coach Jerry Olsavsky knows all too well about the whispers from the pundits regarding size. The Steelers’ tenth round draft choice in 1989, he was a 6-foot-1, 221-pound demon on special teams his rookie season while backing…


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Ike Taylor Has High Expectations For Jarvis Jones In 2015

2014 certainly didn’t go as planned for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones as the former first-round draft pick out of Georgia missed nine games due to a broken wrist that he suffered midway through the third game of the season. Even though he failed to bounce back thoroughly from that…



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Best And Worst Case Scenarios of the 2015 Steelers’ Draft Class

For one of our final looks at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2015 NFL Draft class, we’ll go through a best and worst case scenario with each draft pick. Lighter side of the review process and as a preface, this is all just hypothetical and for fun. It’s interesting look at what…


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Steelers 2015 NFL Draft Re-Do

Looking back at the 2015 NFL Draft haul, the team received high praise from sportscasters and NFL media outlets alike. They addressed major needs while staying true the course of their draft philosophy which is best player available. Although some will say they reached for cornerback Senquez Golson in round 2, if…



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Jarvis Jones Almost Chose The Hardwood Over The Gridiron

Much like with Pittsburgh’s second round draft choice, Senquez Golson, and his dual-sport skills, it seems the Steelers have another athlete whose athleticism isn’t merely limited to the gridiron. At Carver High School in Columbus, Georgia, Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones was one of the most sought after prospects in the nation, and Tom…


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Steelers LB Corps Boasts The Pedigree To Be Best In The League

After all the hoopla surrounding the 2015 NFL Draft with the mocks predicting either Kevin Johnson or Marcus Peters to Pittsburgh, and once again, the prognosticators can take them and toss them to the wind. Seemingly every year in the first round, the Steelers end up with a prospect out…





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It’s What They Pay The Coaches For

For many, it seems that their favorite aspect of the draft is the opportunity that comes when it’s over to pick apart and criticize every facet of a draft pick’s game in order to ensure confidence in his clearly not premature declaration of a bust. The Pittsburgh Steelers fan base…


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Anthony Chickillo An Interesting Conversion Project Study

The NFL certainly has changed over the years. Or should I say, the players have changed. In the mid-1980s, Tony Chickillo was a defensive lineman, even playing nose tackle, for Bud Carson’s 3-4 defense with the New York Jets. He was 6’3” and played at 262 lbs. His son, new…



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Steelers OLB Selections Suggest They Had A Profile In Mind

When the name Anthony Chickillo was first read during yesterday’s draft as the 212nd overall selection going to the Pittsburgh Steelers, there was a lack of clarity as to what exactly that was going to entail in the long run. Chickillo, a college defensive end at 6’3”, 267 lbs. out…


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My Steelers Post-Draft Thoughts

Ever year when the draft ends I can always count on people asking me right away to grade the Pittsburgh Steelers selections. I don’t usually like to do that for several reason with one of them being that I want to do more research on the players drafted to find…





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Steelers Losing Advantages A 3-4 Scheme Once Provided

When the Pittsburgh Steelers converted to the 3-4 defense in the early 80s, it was a move made in large part to reflect the shifting nature of the roster, following the retirement of Joe Greene and the depletion of the Steel Curtain. But the shift in scheme, particularly in time,…


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Rebuilding An Iconic Defense Doesn’t Happen Overnight

Right in the midst of a rebuild, the run defense of the current Pittsburgh Steelers made significant strides down the home stretch of the 2014 season. Seemingly, this coincided with the entrance of rookie defensive end, Stephon Tuitt, into the starting lineup, and the future looks bright for him. Behemoth rookie…