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Is This The Year To Trade Up In The Draft?

Could this be the year the Pittsburgh Steelers make the bold move of trading up in the draft? Coming off their gut-wrenching playoff loss to Tennessee Titans in the 2002 Divisional Round (and the Oscar worthy flop by kicker Joe Nedney), general manager Kevin Colbert decided it was time to…



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Steelers Plan To Rebuild Defense Without LeBeau

In a surprising turn of events, we learned last evening, of course, that the Pittsburgh Steelers and longtime defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau ‘mutually agreed’ to the latter’s resignation, leaving open the possibility that the 77-year-old Hall of Famer could coach elsewhere in 2015. In truth, there has been a minority…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 16 vs. Bengals

In the preseason many of the NFL’s talking heads, online sports sites and glossy magazines predicted the Pittsburgh Steelers would finish dead last in the AFC North. But under Mike Tomlin’s unwavering leadership the team outperformed even the most optimistic projections with a record of 11-5 earning themselves yet another…


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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. First Half – Tight bunch look on kick coverage. 6×4 formation as opposed to the 5×5 the team normally runs. The unit from left to right: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Terence Garvin, Vince…


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Steelers Defensive Assistant Joey Porter Caught Hell For Chest Bump Fail

Following a fourth quarter get-off on third down Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward gave defensive assistant Joey Porter an unforgettable chest bump as he came off of the field. It’s been nearly 48 hours since Porter was sent flying off of his feet,…


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Steelers At Risk Of Becoming Plain Wrap

By Michael K. Reynolds As has been well documented by the recent salutes to former head coach Chuck Noll and team legend Joe Greene, the Pittsburgh Steelers earned their reputation through defensive domination. Although you’ll see the highlights of Terry Bradshaw and Lynn Swann in Super Bowl clips, the team’s…


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Thank You Joey Porter For Taking A Few Swings At William Green In 2004

During his Friday press conference to officially announce his retirement from the NFL, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison made it a point to thank his former teammate, Joey Porter, who is currently a defensive assistant with the team. Why? Well, if Porter had not been ejected prior to the…


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Room: Howard Jones

By Alex Kozora An evaluation of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Howard Jones against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 1st and 10, 8:56 4th. Holds the point of attack, partially due to getting his arms extended. Shows strength versus the tight end, too. It’s not flashy but still a positive play….


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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora My final game notes of the 2014 preseason. Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 loss to the hands of the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Josh Harris knocked aside in pass protection. – Veteran play by Darrius Heyward-Bey on this run block. Safety walks down into the box at the…


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Former Steelers Linebacker James Harrison Announces His Retirement

Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison just announced via social media today that he is retiring from the NFL. The 36-year-old was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent, and most recently played for the Cincinnatti Bengals. He said in a statement on Facebook and Twitter:…


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Steelers vs Panthers – Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations for the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers: On his first opportunity Derek Moye converted a third and two on a pass just a bit behind him from Landry Jones. On the following play, it looked like Josh…


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Arizona Detour Won’t Land James Harrison Back In Pittsburgh

Last week, when defensive end Brett Keisel flew out west to visit with the Arizona Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Steelers got the wheels in motion to have him on the next flight back, signing the veteran to a two-year contract. The deal came after the conclusion of training camp, which is…


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Why The Steelers Defense Is Broken And How To Fix It

By Michael K. Reynolds Is there anyone still out there who still believes the Pittsburgh Steelers have a dominant defense? So far this preseason they looked poor against the New York Giants, fared only slightly better against the Buffalo Bills and got completely demolished by Philadelphia Eagles. Do we really…


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Steelers Vs. Bills Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 19-16 victory against the Buffalo Bills. First Half – Like last week, going to run through the special teams’ units at once. Harder to see them this week due to poorer camera angles and so many kicks out of the end…


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Steelers vs Bills – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are some of my notes and observations from having reviewed the tape of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. I thought that Terence Garvin took a poor angle on the opening kickoff. With two other defenders near him, both to the…


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Steelers vs Bills First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

Tonight, we are experimenting with some live blogging of the game. Please refresh frequently to get the latest updates on the game. The second half will have its own thread. The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to score an offensive touchdown in their preseason opener a week ago against the New York Giants. They…




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Steelers Vs. Giants: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds The wait seemed forever for Pittsburgh Steelers fans to see their team in action once again so there was much anticipation for their 2014 debut performance against the New York Giants. Unfortunately, much like many off-Broadway plays, it opened to mixed reviews. Traditional football wisdom would…


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Chris Carter In For Yet Another Fierce Roster Battle

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Chris Carter is in the final year of his contract, but the front office isn’t exactly knocking down his door to ensure that they have his exclusive rights heading into 2015. To be fair, they didn’t do that for Jason Worilds a year ago either, even…





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Steelers LB Vince Williams On Friday Night Fight: ‘Me and Le’Veon Are Cool’

One of the highlights of the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday night practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium was the fight between running back Le’Veon Bell and linebacker Vince Williams during the backs on backers drill. Tempers flared even more when running back LeGarrette Blount tried to intervene. Cooler heads eventually prevailed, however,…