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In Secondary, Scouting And Talent Lacking More Than Coaching

Whenever a team has a weakness in one particular area of its personnel, it is the gut reaction to immediately put the position coach under fire. Often, perhaps too often, we see that position coach take the fall when a deeper analysis might show that he wasn’t the problem. The…


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Top 10 Questions The Steelers Must Answer This Offseason

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season has come to an end, the team has several questions that must be answered over the course of the offseason. Below are my 10 questions that must be answered by the team between now and the start of the 2016 regular season and I…



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John Mitchell: “I’m Never Happy With The Run Defense”

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense has been surprising many this season, coming up with slash plays and limiting the points on the board allowed. While they have given up a lot of yardage through the air, the top-10 ranks in rushing yards per game and per carry have come as a…


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Steelers’ DL Buying Into The John Mitchell Motto

You don’t often hear from John Mitchell. About the only time the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive line coach makes a media appearance is during the draft when the team selects a player Mitchell will be responsible for. And almost on cue, Mitchell talks about one trait he looks for. Run to…