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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…


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Film Room: How Artie Burns Fits In The Steelers’ Defense

I know that generally speaking, you aren’t huge fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting Artie Burns in the first round. I can understand that, and we have plenty of time to discuss it, but I want to focus on some of the positivies here. Because believe it or not, they…




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The Pessimist’s Take: Sustainable Success With Turnovers

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 Optimist’s Take: Sustainable Success With Turnovers

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 Defense Late In Embracing Adaptability

My recollection of the football world of 16 years ago is not quite intimate enough to recall it, but to hear New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick tell it, there were only two teams back in 2000 that were running the 3-4 defense: the Patriots, and the Pittsburgh Steelers….


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Will Allen Serving As Good Morning America Intern

Though 2015 may be his final year as a Pittsburgh Steeler, Will Allen has kept himself busy during the offseason. He’s now working as an intern – for the day, at least – for ABC’s Good Morning America, according to several pictures and videos he posted to his Instagram page today. Thanks @goodmorningamerica…


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Mike Tomlin Cites Health As Source Of Pessimism Around Cortez Allen

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the future of former fourth-round cornerback Cortez Allen after the team’s season had concluded, and whether or not he was confident that he would be able to return in 2016 as a contributor, he responded rather simply with, “I’m not….