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Keith Butler: It’s A Big Year For Jarvis Jones

With the loss of Bud Dupree for half the season, the pressure has moved to the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebackers to step up. You can just add that to the pressure Jarvis Jones was already carrying around. A former first round pick who has never lived up…


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Tomlin On Confidence In Steelers’ Secondary: ‘Ask Me About Midnight Or So On Monday’

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did his usual praising of the team’s upcoming opponent ahead of Monday night’s game against the Washington Redskins and that included him spending time talking about how good their secondary is and what a formidable challenge they’ll likely be….


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Newly-Shaped Cornerback Group Lacks Physical Presence

You might recall back during the draft that I invoked the name Justin Gilbert in referencing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selection of cornerback Artie Burns in the first round, noting that the team wanted to draft him the year he came out in 2014, and that Burns fits the same sort…


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Practice Dime Package Shuffles Gay To Slot, Davis To Safety

According to multiple media reports, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback, and first-round draft pick, Artie Burns finally returned to full practice yesterday. And when he did so, in live scrimmages, there was an interesting change that might prove to be lasting, over time. No, not a change in throwing Burns in…


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Free Agent CB Keenan Lewis: ‘I Don’t Have No Hip Issues’

The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing recently released veteran cornerback Keenan Lewis in for a free agent visit Tuesday evening and prior to that happening he was interviewed on SiriusXM Radio. Lewis, who was officially released on Monday by the New Orleans Saints, first talked about what it’s like to all…


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Nickel Continues To Dominate Steelers’ Personnel Groupings

We’re just two games into this preseason and one thing remains clear within the Steelers’ defensive units: the Nickel formation is the go-to package in almost every situation. There are some factors to consider here, however, so it’s important not to put a huge amount of weight on some of…


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Steelers Vs Lions: Game Rewind

My game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason debut against the Detroit Lions. First Half – Kick return unit: Pretty similar to what we saw in camp though a couple differences. Front five: Arthur Moats-Steven Johnson-Vince Williams-Anthony Chickillo-Shamarko Thomas. Ray Vinopal behind them. Roosevelt Nix/Jesse James/Javon Hargrave making up the…


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Charting Notes From The Steelers Preseason Opener Against Lions

Before we start heavily previewing the Pittsburgh Steelers second preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, I thought I would pass along a few notes that stuck out to me from our charting of the team’s Friday night loss to the Detroit Lions. According to our game charting, the Lions only brought…


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Steelers’ Film Room: Javon Hargrave Vs Detroit

There was a lot of ugly in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first game but one of the bright spots was third round rookie Javon Hargrave. It wasn’t all perfect, mind you, and we’ll examine both with a final, game-one conclusion below. The Good 1. 10:26 2nd Quarter – One of Hargrave’s first snaps….


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Report: Steelers To Look At CB Doran Grant As A Safety Soon

Remember all of that talk about Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Doran Grant possibly making a move to safety this year? Well, apparently that’s still a possibility, according to one of the team’s beat writers. During his Wednesday online chat, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was asked about Grant and he…


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Keith Butler Hedging On Question Of OLB Rotation

The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to turn away from the rotation at outside linebacker this season after they felt the need to utilize it to supplement the dearth of talent and experience that existed there in 2015. Or maybe they won’t. second-year defensive coordinator Keith Butler hedged on the question…



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Mike Tomlin Expects Rookie Sean Davis To Use His Size As An Asset

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost slot cornerback Senquez Golson for an extended amount time due to a Lisfranc injury, next up in the pecking order at the position is rookie safety Sean Davis. However, according to head coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday, there really wasn’t ever a pecking…


BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 27, 2015: Linebackers coach Joey Porter of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches the action from the sideline during a game against the Baltimore Ravens on December 27, 2015 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won 20-17. (Photo by: Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Joey Porter

Joey Porter Thinks Steelers Will See Less Rotation At OLB

Ever since they last played in the Super Bowl in 2010, the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves suffering a shortage of pass rush, as their sack and pressure totals plummeted from near the top of the league to near the bottom. In part to try to alleviate that, the Steelers turned…