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Steelers Should Be Motivated To Play Javon Hargrave

Of all the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2016 draft picks, it has to be third-round selection Javon Hargrave who walks into the most interesting predicament as a rookie. Put simply, he is the only player the Steelers drafted whom they have a strong compulsion to play, without starting, because of who would…



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Hargrave Eager To Learn, Willing To Be Taught

Javon Hargrave said it as well as it can be summed up. When you’re a rookie, your BFF is your playbook. The more you know, the faster you are, the better you play, and the more successful the team. “My playbook has been my best friend this week, just trying…



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Reynolds’ Steelers Spin: 2016 NFL Draft

There is no better hangover remedy for the 31 teams that fall short of a Super Bowl victory than the NFL Draft. In a flash, painful disappointments fade away and all teams cups’ overfloweth with bright hopes as they ride in on rainbow striped unicorns. In what has become as…



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The Optimist’s Take: Small School, Big Impact

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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Steelers Believe New DT Javon Hargrave Can Be A Three-Down Player

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up day-two of the 2016 NFL Draft by selecting South Carolina State defensive tackle Javon Hargrave in the third round and after the selection was made, defensive line coach John Mitchell had a lot to say about the team’s newest player. “Javon Hargrave is a self-made…


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Bryan: 2016 Steelers Mock Draft 4.0: Final Version

With the 2016 NFL Draft set to get underway Thursday evening, it’s now time for me to release my final mock draft version for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As always, please know that this is the part of the draft process that I hate the most when it comes to producing…


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John Mitchell Attends South Carolina State Pro Day

The Pro Day information keeps coming in. The Steelers’ position coaches were all over the map yesterday. Joey Porter was in Maryland. Mike Munchak at South Carolina. And John Mitchell was reportedly a dart throw away from Munchak, attending South Carolina State’s Pro Day, per Tony Pauline and Walter Football….


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2015 Player Exit Meetings – DE Clifton Geathers

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


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2015 Player Exit Meetings – DE Caushaud Lyons

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


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Offseason Work Will Look To Solve Riddle Of Caushaud Lyons

After writing yesterday about Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 NFL Draft fourth-round cornerback Doran Grant and how his perception has wavered back and forth since his initial release the day after the team settled on an initial 53-man roster, I was reminded of the reason that he was released in the first…


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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: DE Clifton Geathers – Unrestricted

Player: Clifton Geathers Position: Defensive End Experience: 6 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $665,000 2015 Season Breakdown: When the Steelers signed veteran journeyman defensive end Clifton Geathers to a one-year contract at the start of the 2015 offseason, it raised some eyebrows, even if he had spent…


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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…