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Steelers Vs Vikings Film Room: L.T. Walton

Though Pittsburgh Steelers rookie sixth-round draft pick L.T. Walton had been running as the second-team left defensive end for the length of the offseason, his chances of making the roster improved following the move to place Clifton Geathers on injured reserve, in light of Cam Thomas’ training camp performance. Unsurprisingly,…


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Cam Thomas’ Value Rises With Clifton Geathers On Injured Reserve

Outside observers were nonplussed when the Pittsburgh Steelers lost a pair of defensive ends last offseason and replaced them with free agent Cam Thomas, even while assuming that he would serve in a rotational role. The apathy turned more opinionated when he entered the starting lineup, and the expectations for…


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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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Season Of Change: Bigger Role In Store For Big Dan

Over the course of the past couple of years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone an uncommon amount of change, which could have been largely correlated with the fact that the team had finished 8-8 in consecutive seasons while failing to advance to the postseason. In deference to general manager Kevin…



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Steelers Defensive Line Depth Could Be A ‘Big’ Deal This Season

Over the course of the past few months during the offseason, we have focused a lot of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ starting defensive line, and for good reason, given the combination of talent and potential focused there, in addition to the speculation about how the line might be used…


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Exclusive Interview With Steelers’ DE Matt Conrath

Recently, we profiled Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Matt Conrath’s path to the Steel City. I was able to reach out to him personally to touch on some of those story lines and turn attention to what he’s been doing in Pittsburgh since signing a futures contract in January. Check out…




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Keith Butler With Big Opportunity As First Year Coordinator

It isn’t often that a first-year defensive coordinator has the chance to accomplish something a long-time legend had struggled to do in recent years, but that is exactly the opportunity in front of Pittsburgh Steelers coach Keith Butler. The former linebackers’ coach has had the honor of being tutored by…


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L.T. Walton’s Progress Could Determine The Value Of Cam Thomas

When earlier this offseason Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell explicitly name-dropped defensive end Clifton Geathers as a player that he requested that the front office re-sign, it certainly made the ears perk up. Geathers was a street free agent when the Steelers signed him with four weeks to…



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From Keisel To Cam, Stephon Tuitt Has Eyes On Him

For years, whenever the Pittsburgh Steelers brought a new defensive end into the meeting rooms, we would always inevitably hear the stories of how Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel took the newcomers on their wings, showed them the ropes, and helped them adjust to life as a largely unappreciated cog…


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Svelte McCullers Wowing Teammates And Coaches At OTA’s

It was the infamous Deion Sanders who coined the phrase, “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.” It’s a phrase the Steelers coaching staff hope rings true for a certain player along their defensive front, and if…


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Will Cam Thomas Become Expendable By The Start Of The Season?

Last offseason, Kevin Colbert and company invested a two-year, $4 million contract in a defensive lineman who was thought to be able to play both the five-tech defensive end spot along with the nose tackle position at a considerably decent level. Of course we’re talking about Cam Thomas, who may…