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Meeting The Leadership: James Harrison

The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with a number of aging talents that epitomized success in the community during the height of their careers. While their on-field assets may have diminished over the years, however, one should not underestimate the ripple effect that their departures could have within the locker…



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NFL Draft Analyst Greg Cosell Weighs In On Utah OLB Nate Orchard

Being as the Pittsburgh Steelers recently had Utah outside linebacker Nate Orchard in for a pre-draft visit, I thought everyone might like to know what long-time draft analyst Greg Cosell had to say about him during a recent interview on the MMQB podcast. “Nate Orchard to me, it’s interesting, I…



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2015 Steelers Mock Draft Version 3.0: Post Free Agency

With the bulk of the free agency signing period now behind us, the pre-draft visits have begun and that means it’s time for my third 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft of the offseason. As usual, I like to call my mocks educated guesses designed to inspire good draft talk about players. If you missed…



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James Harrison Was Hired For His Disposition

Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Greg Lloyd gregarious, gentlemanly pass rusher the team has had throughout its history. He was known for wearing a t-shirt that read “I Wasn’t Hired For My Disposition”. And yet, ironically, it was that surly, nasty on-field disposition that did get him hired, in a…






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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert, OLB Coach Joey Porter Present For Clemson Pro Day

Clemson is holding their Pro Day Thursday and according to Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter is in attendance for it. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert is also reportedly present. Vic Beasley chats w/ former @Steelers All-Pro Joey Porter! #Clemson #ProDay pic.twitter.com/siTCeXR9Hk —…


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Steelers Also Represented At Virginia Pro Day

Virginia linebacker Eli Harold also had his Pro Day Monday and according to the schools official Twitter page, all 32 teams had personnel in attendance. All 32 #NFL teams are on hand for today's #UVaProTimingDay. pic.twitter.com/D7usaxrR4v — Virginia Football (@UVa_Football) March 2, 2015 Harold, who is easy to link to…


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Virginia OLB Eli Harold Is Easy To Link To The Steelers

The other day, I gave the backdrop on draft hopeful and potential Steeler Lorenzo Mauldin, who had a very rough upbringing. Today, I will focus on another prospect this year, one who could be very much in play for the Pittsburgh Steelers first round pick in April’s draft. With this…


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Steelers, This “Bud’s” For You

Last year at this time, all who tuned in for the 2014 NFL Combine saw arguably the greatest performance ever by a defensive end as Jadeveon Clowney, the 6-foot-5, 266-pounder, set the Twitter world ablaze. It’s safe to say the jaws of many dropped as his first attempt in the…




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Will “Silverback” Put On A Gold Jacket?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have long been known as a blue-collar team, exemplified by the city itself and by their patriarch owners, the Rooney family, who have owned the team since 1933. Winning is a commitment there, and nothing speaks volumes like the six Lombardi Trophies the team has captured, more…


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Steelers Name Olsavsky, Porter As New Linebacker Coaches

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers filled their vacant linebackers coach position with two people as defensive assistants Jerry Olsavsky and Joey Porter have been officially promoted. Olsavsky, who has been on the Steelers staff since 2010, will be in charge of coaching the inside linebackers while Porter, who was added to…


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Keith Butler Must Be Both Defensive Coordinator And Ego Checker

As longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler begins his transition from position coach to defensive coordinator, one of the more interesting challenges awaiting him will be, seemingly, finding a way of getting the most out of some of his more high profile players. But it’s certainly a task that…




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Steelers LB Jarvis Jones Needs A “Stronger” Offseason

When the Pittsburgh Steelers made Jarvis Jones the 17th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, expectations were sky high. Much like guard David DeCastro in the 2012 NFL Draft, Jones wasn’t expected to be available when the Steelers were on the clock. With the retirement of stalwart James Harrison and…


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Potential 2015 Steelers Free Agent Fits: Defense

To the average NFL fan, it wasn’t hard to watch a Pittsburgh Steelers game and not take notice how much the tables have turned from the Steelers “of old.” Since as long as I can remember, the Steelers were predicated on tenacious defenses, ranging from the famed Steel Curtain defenses…


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Steelers Trusting LeBeau Move Is Addition By Subtraction

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a bit of a reputation for keeping their coaching circle fairly small, if not necessarily close-knit. The latter part of that equation has been somewhat difficult to achieve at times under Mike Tomlin, who has gone through a number of position coaches during his first eight…