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Anthony Chickillo Should Enjoy His Time On Defense While He Can

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo has gone from a roster longshot to actually logging snaps on defense from the time he was drafted all the way up to Sunday’s victory against the Browns. While he has played on special teams the previous few weeks, the sixth-round draft pick…


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Steelers Defense Enjoys Team Dinner During Bye Week

It’s been months of non-stop football. Play, prepare, repeat. The Pittsburgh Steelers finally have met their bye week and are rightfully using that time to enjoy themselves. That included the Steelers’ defense getting together for dinner last night. Several players posted photos of the night on Instagram. Next A photo posted…


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Mike Mitchell: Don’t Hate The Player Or The Game

Few people were as outspokenly critical of Mike Mitchell as I was last year, consistently noting the poor angles, shoddy tackling, and over-aggressive nature that led to the Pittsburgh Steelers defense getting beat down the field constantly. Due to Troy Polamalu’s roaming style, Mitchell was often asked to cover a…


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James Harrison Logging Game’s Critical Snaps Over Jarvis Jones

In spite of the fact that everyone thus far has been healthy at the position throughout the season, at least in such a way that would cause them to miss playing time, it is interesting, though perhaps not terribly surprising, that third-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has seen the least…


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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Patriots

Looking at all the unique statistics from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 28-21 loss to the New England Patriots last night. – The last time a QB completed at least 75% of his passes and threw for four touchdowns, as Tom Brady did Thursday, in a game against the Steelers was Dan…


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Steelers Beat Packers 24-19, Lose Two Starters To Injuries

Despite a 24-19 Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Green Bay Packers, if the measure of a successful preseason game is staying injury-free, then by all accounts the team has failed. In the first half, the team lost Maurkice Pouncey and Stephon Tuitt to left ankle injuries while quarterback Bruce Gradkowski…



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Anthony Chickillo Making Himself Tough Player To Cut

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo has arguably been the biggest riser since the start of training camp. If not the biggest, certainly among the few who have seen their stock rise most significantly. When the pick was first made, many wondered whether he was drafted to play defensive…


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Steelers Training Camp Stock Report: Day 14

You would think that after two preseason games and three weeks of training camp practices, that the energy might be a bit down heading into the final five practices of camp, but not so on Sunday. Even if the players had any ideas about taking it easy, Mike Tomlin made…


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Tomlin Wants To See Consistent Above-The-Line Play Out Of Jones, Dupree During Preseason

During a Thursday interview with Trib Live Radio, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler hinted that veteran linebacker James Harrison might just be the starter ahead of Jarvis Jones on the right side when the 2015 regular-season gets underway. During his Friday press conference ahead of the team’s first preseason…


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Jarvis Jones Answers His Own Biggest Critic – Himself

Outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has received no shortage of critiques, from an equally numerous set of critics, since the Pittsburgh Steelers made him their 17th overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. Certainly, many of the criticisms targeted at him have had at least a trace of merit behind them….


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Collaboration On Display In Rebuilding Steelers’ Defense

A couple of months back, I speculated that, with the departure of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and the promotion of Keith Butler to the same position—one that he has never held before—we could expect to see the formulation of a new defense through a collaborative effort of much of the…


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Mike Tomlin’s Success A Product Of Empathy And Humility

As has been widely reported yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers gave head coach Mike Tomlin a two-year extension on his contract, which now lasts through the 2019 season, in doing so elevating him to among the highest-paid coaches in the league. A rookie head coach when he was signed by the…


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Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers Edge Rusher

Another series, a collaborative one, to take you through the remaining weeks of the offseason. Jon Ledyard and I will pick a side in choosing the greatest Pittsburgh Steelers at each position. Tell us who is right and who won the debate – those don’t have to be the same…