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Brandon Boykin Trade Teases Early Return On Investment

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin has only been with the team for a short while, but it certainly hasn’t taken him long in order to make his presence felt. While he is not in the starting lineup, he did look like the best defensive back on the field for the…


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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers-Vikings Preseason Game Preview, Tomlin Press Conference & More

Season 6, Episode 6 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this show, David Todd and I preview the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings that will take place Sunday night. We talk about which players won’t be playing against the Vikings and also discuss what head coach Mike Tomlin…


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Tomlin Wants To See Consistent Above-The-Line Play Out Of Jones, Dupree During Preseason

During a Thursday interview with Trib Live Radio, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler hinted that veteran linebacker James Harrison might just be the starter ahead of Jarvis Jones on the right side when the 2015 regular-season gets underway. During his Friday press conference ahead of the team’s first preseason…


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Keith Butler Hints That James Harrison Might Start Over Jarvis Jones

Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison hasn’t been allowed to practice with pads on so far during training camp, but even so, don’t be surprised if he opens the 2015 regular season as the team’s starting right outside linebacker. Thursday, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler was asked by Tim Benz…


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Brandon Boykin Getting Chances To Do A Bit Of Everything

Back in Philadelphia, fourth-year cornerback Brandon Boykin told his head coach that he wanted to be given a fair opportunity to play outside and log starter’s snaps. That opportunity never materialized before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers late last week. Since traveling west on the Pennsylvania highways, Boykin…


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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…