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Steelers Film Room: Re-Scouting Shamarko Thomas

Asking any NFL player to fill the shoes of Troy Polamalu is a hefty task, but requiring those responsibilities of a third-year player who saw just three defensive snaps last season makes the request seem even more monumental. Nevertheless that is what the Pittsburgh Steelers will ask of Shamarko Thomas…




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Keith Butler With Big Opportunity As First Year Coordinator

It isn’t often that a first-year defensive coordinator has the chance to accomplish something a long-time legend had struggled to do in recent years, but that is exactly the opportunity in front of Pittsburgh Steelers coach Keith Butler. The former linebackers’ coach has had the honor of being tutored by…



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Steelers Shazier Back Starting Again After Injury-Filled Rookie Season

At this same time last year, then-rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier appeared to be well on his way to playing 1,000 snaps for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2014 season. Injuries suffered in the Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers, however, forced the Ohio State product to miss seven…



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Jordan Zumwalt Must Show Versatility To Make Roster

I’m not quite sure how it happened so quickly; injuries and a lack of opportunity obviously contributed, but somehow Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jordan Zumwalt looks like he could be the odd man out of his position group this fall. The team has simply invested time and money and draft picks into…



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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers OTA Wrapup, Backup Tight Ends, 3-4 Defense With Zach Davis & More

Season 5, Episode 121 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and with Alex Kozora sitting in for David Todd again on this Friday, we open the show by recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers final week of OTA practices that concluded Thursday. We also look back at the entire OTA sessions and review the main themes that emerged over the course…


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Keith Butler’s Defense Will Bring Slightly New Philosophy

That is not exactly a sexy headline. But it shouldn’t surprise any level-headed fan in the least. Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive coordinator Keith Butler made his first public comments to the media since being hired as the heir to Dick LeBeau. Dave Bryan has the details of almost everything Butler said,…


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Ike Taylor On Retirement, LeBeau, Polamalu

Two days time will mark exactly two months since the day Ike Taylor announced his retirement. Unlike some players who quietly fade back into society, Taylor has kept his presence known. Interning with the Pittsburgh Steelers, making appearances on NFL Network, and now, a classic interview with Sports Illustrated. Every…




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Ike Taylor: “Keith Butler Has A Good Gameplan”

Former Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerback Ike Taylor made another appearance on the NFL Network today. He was asked about a variety of topics but made sure to praise new defensive coordinator Keith Butler. “What I do like about Coach Keith Butler is he has a good gameplan. And we’re going to…





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Steelers All-22: Dick LeBeau’s Fire X Blitz

Dick LeBeau’s Fire X blitz: Like Tom Selleck’s mustache, it’s been around forever, everyone loves it, and no one quite understands how it works. We’ve documented the concept several times in the past, including devoting a Chalk Talk to it, but the focus has always been on the blitz itself….


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Steelers Misused Jarvis Jones Following His Injury In 2014

When reflecting back on the second season in the young career of Jarvis Jones, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 first-round draft pick, the discussion is almost invariably solely focused on his play during the first 11 quarters of the season, before he suffered a wrist injury that kept him out of…


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Martavis Bryant Incorporating MMA Training Into Offseason Regimen

Although not as readily apparent as may meet the eye, there is a correlation between the NFL and MMA, otherwise known as mixed martial arts. It’s a major reason why many of the league’s players, including the Steelers very own Martavis Bryant, have began implementing the training into their own…


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Five Takeaways From The Steelers First Week Of OTAs

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first week of OTA practices on Thursday and while we probably didn’t learn a lot of new information about the 2015 team over the course of the last three days as it relates to individual performances and play on the field, there were a…


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Changing Of The Guard On Steelers Defense Entering Final Phase

The NFL is a lot like a regular job, in the fact that after you spend so much time for one employer, you often become a very close-knit group with your co-workers. From things like being involved or invited to weddings, attending their children’s birthday parties or mourning the loss…


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Jarvis Jones On Rookie Bud Dupree: ‘He Learns Fast’

The Pittsburgh Steelers are wrapping up their first week of OTA practices on Thursday and while first-round draft pick, outside linebacker Bud Dupree, is likely still a long way away from taking a meaningful snap in a regular season game, it does sound like his transition to the NFL level,…