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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…


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Kozora: 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction

I’ll follow in Dave Bryan’s footsteps and present my far-too-early 53 man roster predictions. In the spirit, I’ll throw in a wild guess at a ten man practice squad, too. Ours will look similar with there realistically being only 5-7 “open” spots on the roster. But there are still some…



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Stephon Tuitt’s Work Ethic Paying Off

Stephon Tuitt knows he’ll be counted on in his second season as the team’s starting defensive end. And it’s a role he seems ready for. In an interview with Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley, Tuitt attributes his progress to the effort he put into his practices. “I practice hard. From that time…


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2015 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post Draft

With the 2015 NFL Draft now behind us, it’s time for my first offseason 53 man roster prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. You will see that there are 54 players listed because of the extra spot needed because of running back Le’Veon Bell being suspended. In the comments below, tell me the selections…