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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2010 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


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Steelers Under Mike Tomlin Do Prefer Carrying Four Running Backs

Yesterday, I wrote about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back position and its hypothetical long-term future—not much of which is known, of course, given that neither Le’Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams, or even Fitzgerald Toussaint are under contract for beyond the 2016 season. I wrote that, given the odd of Williams, at…



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Rebuilding A Champion: RB Depth Offers Variety

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a…


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Blast From The Past: John Clay

New series to fill out the rest of the offseason. Which is mercifully close to being over. Inspired by a Jerame Tuman name-drop on a recent edition of The Terrible Podcast, and a “Forgettable Pirates” twitter account that I love, we’ll rattle off a few Pittsburgh Steelers that have fallen into…


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Examining Big Ben’s 2014 Completion Percentage: Part 1

The title of this article would seem to suggest an in-depth dialogue about the progression of Ben Roethlisberger’s game last season, but while we will take the time to examine the quarterback’s prowess in the upcoming days, today we will actually focus on how another area of the Pittsburgh Steelers’…




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Steelers Awarded One 7th Round Compensatory Pick For The 2015 NFL Draft

The 2015 compensatory draft picks have now been announced and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been awarded one extra seventh round selection (252nd overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. Last offseason the Steelers lost unrestricted free agents wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, defensive end Ziggy Hood, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, defensive end Al Woods, safety Ryan Clark, fullback David…


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The Optimist’s Take – Finding Bell’s Backup In Free Agency

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…


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76 Underclassmen Have Declared For 2015 NFL Draft

76 college underclassmen have decided to enter the 2015 NFL Draft this year and while they have until Monday to change their minds, there’s a good chance that most won’t. Three of the Pittsburgh Steelers first four picks last year were underclassmen. First-round selection Ryan Shazier from Ohio State. Second-round…


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2014 Steelers Player Reviews: Running Backs

As we did last year, we’ll review the Pittsburgh Steelers position-by-position, player-by-player, based on what I have recorded in my Game Rewind notes throughout the season. We’ll move forward today with a recap of the Steelers running backs. Le’Veon Bell: It’s been an offense on the hunt for a feature…



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Two Years Have Shown Steelers Without Backup Plan At Running Back

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Le’Veon Bell in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, they resolved to surround him with veteran, experienced running backs, first retaining Isaac Redman for the purposes of continuity—later Jonathan Dwyer—while bringing in Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling. Surrounding the young rookie with experienced…