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The Pessimist’s Take: More Blitzburgh

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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Timmons Likely Not Thrilled About More Dime Defense

If you are a particularly observant spectator on game day for the Pittsburgh Steelers—or if you are a regular reader of this site—you may have noticed a shift over the course of the last several weeks of the 2015 regular season on the defensive side of the ball. It was…


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The Optimist’s Take: More Blitzburgh

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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Steelers Begin OTAs On Competitive Note

In nearly every training camp practice last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers started the same way: a seven shots period. Ball on the two, seven snaps, only one winner. Mike Tomlin took no issue in replicating that to kick off yesterday’s OTA practice. Speaking to the media, Ben Roethlisberger talked about the Steelers…



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Pre 2016 OTA Practices: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and I can now say that I am happily settled in Las Vegas following my recent move. Some boxes still need unpacking, but for the most part, I have my office completely put back together and have also been reunited with my leather recliner….


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Football Outsiders Project Steelers As Top AFC Team In 2016

If you’re a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers it’s hard not to be excited about the upcoming 2016 season as the team appears to be poised to make a serious run at obtaining a seventh Lombardi Trophy. While the Steelers failed to win the AFC North last season, several major…


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The Optimist’s Take: Edge Rush Back On Track

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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Burns And Davis Essential To Changing Of The Guard

It’s quite clear the need for speed and athleticism on the defensive side of the football in today’s NFL, as evidenced by this past season’s Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos. With the selection of Artie Burns and Sean Davis in back-to-back rounds, the Pittsburgh Steelers appear close to the finish…


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The Optimist’s Take: Let Artie Be Artie

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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Reynolds’ Steelers Spin: 2016 NFL Draft

There is no better hangover remedy for the 31 teams that fall short of a Super Bowl victory than the NFL Draft. In a flash, painful disappointments fade away and all teams cups’ overfloweth with bright hopes as they ride in on rainbow striped unicorns. In what has become as…



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Film Room: Artie Burns’ Playmaking Ability

Earlier, we covered some of the press man principles we’re seeing more out of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. And how Artie Burns’ length comes at a major advantage, allowing the team do more of that – and more effectively – with him on the field. But he’s also a playmaker…