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Free Agent CB Keenan Lewis: ‘I Don’t Have No Hip Issues’

The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing recently released veteran cornerback Keenan Lewis in for a free agent visit Tuesday evening and prior to that happening he was interviewed on SiriusXM Radio. Lewis, who was officially released on Monday by the New Orleans Saints, first talked about what it’s like to all…


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Nickel Continues To Dominate Steelers’ Personnel Groupings

We’re just two games into this preseason and one thing remains clear within the Steelers’ defensive units: the Nickel formation is the go-to package in almost every situation. There are some factors to consider here, however, so it’s important not to put a huge amount of weight on some of…


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Steelers Vs Lions: Game Rewind

My game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason debut against the Detroit Lions. First Half – Kick return unit: Pretty similar to what we saw in camp though a couple differences. Front five: Arthur Moats-Steven Johnson-Vince Williams-Anthony Chickillo-Shamarko Thomas. Ray Vinopal behind them. Roosevelt Nix/Jesse James/Javon Hargrave making up the…


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Charting Notes From The Steelers Preseason Opener Against Lions

Before we start heavily previewing the Pittsburgh Steelers second preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, I thought I would pass along a few notes that stuck out to me from our charting of the team’s Friday night loss to the Detroit Lions. According to our game charting, the Lions only brought…


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Steelers’ Film Room: Javon Hargrave Vs Detroit

There was a lot of ugly in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first game but one of the bright spots was third round rookie Javon Hargrave. It wasn’t all perfect, mind you, and we’ll examine both with a final, game-one conclusion below. The Good 1. 10:26 2nd Quarter – One of Hargrave’s first snaps….


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Report: Steelers To Look At CB Doran Grant As A Safety Soon

Remember all of that talk about Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Doran Grant possibly making a move to safety this year? Well, apparently that’s still a possibility, according to one of the team’s beat writers. During his Wednesday online chat, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was asked about Grant and he…


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Keith Butler Hedging On Question Of OLB Rotation

The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to turn away from the rotation at outside linebacker this season after they felt the need to utilize it to supplement the dearth of talent and experience that existed there in 2015. Or maybe they won’t. second-year defensive coordinator Keith Butler hedged on the question…



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Mike Tomlin Expects Rookie Sean Davis To Use His Size As An Asset

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost slot cornerback Senquez Golson for an extended amount time due to a Lisfranc injury, next up in the pecking order at the position is rookie safety Sean Davis. However, according to head coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday, there really wasn’t ever a pecking…


BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 27, 2015: Linebackers coach Joey Porter of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches the action from the sideline during a game against the Baltimore Ravens on December 27, 2015 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won 20-17. (Photo by: Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Joey Porter

Joey Porter Thinks Steelers Will See Less Rotation At OLB

Ever since they last played in the Super Bowl in 2010, the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves suffering a shortage of pass rush, as their sack and pressure totals plummeted from near the top of the league to near the bottom. In part to try to alleviate that, the Steelers turned…



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Butler Wants Lighter Dupree To Keep On Learning The Defense

When Pittsburgh Steelers second-year outside linebacker Bud Dupree arrived at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe for the start of training camp on Thursday he was reportedly 20 pounds lighter than he was during his rookie season. While Dupree’s offseason weight loss was probably noticeable to the naked eye, Steelers defensive…



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Film Room: Keith Butler’s Playbook

Last year, right before the start of the season, we looked at Todd Haley’s playbook. The concepts you’ll see most frequently throughout the season. This year, we’re doing the same for Keith Butler. Over the course of 2015, we would visit his playcalls when appropriate. But we’re going to put…


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Film Room: Pittsburgh’s Rip/Liz Match

If you’re even faintly familiar with the Pittsburgh Steelers, you probably have a baseline level understanding of the kind of defense they play. Blitz heavy, prominently zone coverage looks. And of course, if you follow the team as closely as we do, you know their base look is Cover 3….