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The Steelers Are Buying Into “New Age Of Linebackers”

Over the course of recent years it is clear that an emphasis on athleticism and playmaking ability has been placed throughout the NFL.  These categories now dominate the conversation. The linebacker position has not evaded this focused attention, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are riding the wave. If the draft selections…


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A Quick Look At The Steelers’ Current Roster

With the draft concluded, the Pittsburgh Steelers are close to setting their 90 man roster for training camp. But based on the pre-draft roster, draft picks, and UDFAs, the current roster sits at 93. Some post-draft shuffling is in order, even if there’s a twinge of depression we’re talking about…


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2016 Steelers’ Draft Class Scouting Report: Temple ILB Tyler Matakevich

My breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ seventh round pick, Tyler Matakevich. #8 Tyler Matakevich/ILB Temple: 6’0 238 The Good – Tough, physical, throwback kid – High IQ, processes info quickly, reads keys and reacts without any wasted time – Sound in his run fills, plays with proper technique, controls the…


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Steelers Use Late Picks To Restock At Linebacker

Much of the final day of the 2016 NFL Draft was a drag for those following the Pittsburgh Steelers, considering the significant delay that existed between their first and second selections of the day, but they finished the evening off with three selections in a 27-selection span, and two of…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Inside Linebacker

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…


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2015 Player Exit Meetings – ILB Jordan Zumwalt

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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The Pessimist’s Take: Staying Content AT ILB

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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The Optimist’s Take: Staying Content At ILB

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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The Pessimist’s Take: Pushing To Keep Terence Garvin

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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Bryan: 2016 Steelers Mock Draft 2.0: Post Free Agency

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have most of their free agency work behind them, it’s time for me to release the second version of my seven-round mock draft for 2016. As usual, please focus more on the players I have the Steelers selecting than the actual rounds because it goes…




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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 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 Have Options At ILB Heading Into 2016

The Pittsburgh Steelers are entering what has the potential to be a transitional period for their group of inside linebackers, one of the bedrock positions of any 3-4 defense and perhaps the deepest position group on the entire roster. There exists the potential for great turnover within the group over…


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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis ILB Sean Spence – Unrestricted

Player: Sean Spence Position: Inside Linebacker Experience: 4 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $676,345 2015 Season Breakdown: It was a long road for Sean Spence, the Steelers’ third-round draft pick as an inside linebacker in the 2012 NFL Draft. He suffered a career-threatening knee injury that involved…