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Steelers Kevin Colbert Talks Cover-2, Defensive Philosophy

There’s been a lot of discussion as of late that has centered around the Pittsburgh Steelers running more cover-2 this upcoming season on defense and a few days ago, general manager was asked by Bob Labriola during an interview on Steelers Nation Radio to give his thoughts on the two-deep…


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Keith Butler Rebuilding Relationship With Defense, LeBeau

As Keith Butler continues to prepare his defense for the first time in the role of defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he has found that while the nucleus of that defense core should remain intact, there are also some things that he has been eager to try out for…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 4

Another blazingly hot day in Latrobe, conditions that were hard enough to just stand in, let alone practice in full pads. The players handled the heat well, with a lively practice that didn’t have quite as much contact as Wednesday’s, but still provided plenty of entertainment. Daily stock report… Stock…



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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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Interview With Steelers CB Kevin Fogg

We have another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview for you. Was fortunate to have the chance to talk to cornerback Kevin Fogg, a player who made some waves in the spring and has carried it over into training camp, intercepting a pass on the first day of camp. Thanks again to Kevin…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Two

Day two! Fifteen left to go. Today was the last day the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without pads, returning on Wednesday with hopefully an exciting, full-contact practice. Still, there were a lot of great moments on Day Two. Without wasting more time, let’s jump into the notes. – Rookie running…


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Saint Vincent College A Home Away From Home For Steelers

Nowadays when you scan across the league, it is rare for teams to pack up and make the venture away from their own practice facilities to endure the football unity builder known as training camp. I still remember the days as a youngster in my hometown of Carlisle, PA where,…


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Preseason Expectations: Nose Tackle

Five games. 18 practices. That’s the allotted time the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers will have to prove themselves before playing in a meaningful game. The preseason is unique in the sense that it’s the only time when the scoreboard doesn’t matter. 0-5, 5-0, it really isn’t going to matter. It’s the…


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Table Is Set For A Steelers Defensive Resurgence In 2015

Entering the long offseason following the team’s disappointing 30-17 loss to the hands of their bitter rivals out of Baltimore, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ main objective was to tie up the severely loose ends of a defense the likes of which hasn’t been seen in the Steel City in a very…



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Steelers 2015 Training Camp: 5 Storylines To Watch Closely

On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe for what will be the organization’s 50th training camp at Saint Vincent College. While it has been a relatively quiet offseason for the Steelers, there are still several main storylines to follow closely leading up to the start of the regular…


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Preseason Expectations: Defensive End

Five games. 18 practices. That’s the allotted time the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers will have to prove themselves before playing in a meaningful game. The preseason is unique in the sense that it’s the only time when the scoreboard doesn’t matter. 0-5, 5-0, it really isn’t going to matter. It’s the…



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Steelers 2015 Defense More Of An Uncertainty Than A Weakness

If you were to poll NFL writers and ask them to describe the Pittsburgh Steelers biggest weakness, my guess is most of them would break down some aspect of the team’s defense heading into the 2015 season. Maybe the team’s biggest flaw is a secondary that just saw longtime stalwarts…