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Keith Butler’s Simplicity Has Goal Of Instilling Confidence

Dick LeBeau will always be a special member in Pittsburgh Steelers’ history but even the great ones like him have their pitfalls. With the transition from him to Keith Butler, we’ve seen a more player-friendly version of this defense. A simpler one. It gives the new faces the ability to…


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Cameron Heyward: Comfort, Confidence Keys To Better Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are entering a critical season in their history in many respects. They have an offensive roster that has all the potential in the world to begin rewriting the team’s record books when it comes to points scored, yards gained, and other such fun facts. They are also…


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Pittsburgh’s Four Man Pressure Key In 2016

Keith Butler has quickly earned the reputation of being a more aggressive defensive coordinator. And our charting illustrates that, blitzing more often with more defenders than Dick LeBeau did. But the foundation of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pass rush still revolves around its four man rush. It’s a notion Mike Tomlin…


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The Optimist’s Take: Cover 2 Take Two

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: 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…