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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Second Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The end is near. Only two rounds left in analyzing Pittsburgh Steelers drafting savvy during the modern football era. What can we learn from the second rounds of past Steelers drafts? Surprisingly, they didn’t do too well with them during the glory years of the 1970’s and their picks at this […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2001 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period set to begin in less than a month, I figured we would run a series that takes a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. We have already recapped the 2000 season and today we will […]

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Steelers LB Larry Foote Has Likely Played His Last Down In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker and defensive team captain Larry Foote had surgery Tuesday to repair the torn right biceps that he suffered in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Now that he has been lost for the season, you have to think he’s probably played his last down in Pittsburgh. Foote, who was an […]

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SacMan Jones Is Turning Into BatMan Jones At Steelers Training Camp

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones uses the handle @SacManJones_29 on Twitter which is certainly a reference to all of the sacks he had during his career at Georgia. Judging by the reports coming out of Latrobe the last few weeks, Jones might could get away with using BatManJones_29 as his handle as well. According […]

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So Far, So Good For Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones

A lot of eyes will be on Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones when the team dons the pads on Monday, but Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Sunday morning that the Georgia product has already impressed his teammates with his speed and athleticism so far during training camp. Dulac says that Jones arrived […]

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Sporting News Thinks Le\’Veon Bell & Jarvis Jones Could Win Rookie Of The Year Awards

Recently, the Sporting News announced their top twenty candidates for the 2013 NFL Rookie of the Year Award and topping their list is Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le\’Veon Bell. Fourth on their list is outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, the Steelers first-round draft pick out of Georgia. Over the years, the Steelers have had six players […]

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Steelers Coach Keith Butler Sets Record Straight On Rookie LB Jarvis Jones

Shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted linebacker Jarvis Jones in the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, I speculated that the Georgia product might be doing well to see 100 snaps of playing time during his rookie season because of the complexities involved in learning the defense. On Wednesday, linebackers coach Keith Butler pretty much […]

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Betting Website Has An Interesting Prop Number For Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones

On Monday, we passed along the updated odds from Bovada of every team possibly winning Super Bowl XLVIII and today the sports betting website has released some individual player prop over/unders in addition, with one Pittsburgh Steelers rookie really having an eye popping number. According to the website, Steelers first-round draft pick, linebacker Jarvis Jones, […]

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Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones Says He Needs To Work On Dropping Into Coverage The Most

As expected, people are already speculating how the Pittsburgh Steelers will use outside linebacker Jarvis Jones on defense during his rookie season. For those of you that think Jones will see the field much on defense baring an injury, shame on you, as it is well known that rookie linebackers in Pittsburgh not named Kendrell […]

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Drafting Hybrid Players In Round One To Be Outside Linebackers Is A Risky Proposition

When you watched rookie Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Adrian Robinson play last preseason you could see a good deal of expected flaws, but you could also see a young player that could get after the quarterback, albeit against third string competition. The Steelers saw enough out of the undrafted Temple product, however, that they decided […]

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Offense Should Drive Steelers First Round Pick

By Jeremy Hritz The 2013 NFL Combine is complete, and now, the Pro Days will begin, finalizing draft boards in team war rooms throughout the league. Yet as of the first weekend of March, it is still unclear as to whom the Pittsburgh Steelers will select with the 17th overall pick in the NFL Draft. […]

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Could Vikings LB Erin Henderson Be A Cheap Free Agent Prospect For The Steelers?

Let me start of this post by saying that I will be very surprised if the Pittsburgh Steelers add a big name via free agency this offseason. It just isn\’t something that they normally do and being up against the salary cap this offseason won\’t help change that this offseason. Even experienced smaller name free […]

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Health Of Sean Spence Holds Keys To Steelers Future At Inside Linebacker Position

I am asked at least once a week via email or Twitter if I have heard anything about how the recovery of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence is coming along since he suffered his serious left knee injury last preseason that included a torn ACL, a torn LCL and a dislocated knee cap. All I […]

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Hybrid Outside Linebackers In Even Higher Demand As More Teams Switch To 3-4

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been a 3-4 defensive team for ages and that front relies heavily on the play of its outside linebackers to not only be able to rush the passer, but set the edge against the run and drop into coverage as well. More teams will be switching to a 3-4 in 2013 […]

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The Steelers 2005 March Massacre Worked Out Just Fine

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote Thursday on his blog about the impending “March Massacre” that could take place with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bouchette added in his post that it could resemble the “bloodletting” of last offseason. Bloodletting is an interesting description for what when on last offseason as the Steelers really didn\’t lose […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Mini-Camp Day One, Offensive Line & Wide Receivers Episode

Season 2, Episode 116 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start off by discussing the start of the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory mini-camp that got underway in Pittsburgh today. We go over who practiced and who didn\’t according to the early media reports and where rookies David DeCastro and Mike […]

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Looking Back At The Circumstances That Led To Kendrell Bell Starting As A Rookie

The excitement about third round draft pick Sean Spence is back in full swing after the comments made by Kevin Colbert, Dick LeBeau and Keith Butler following the OTA sessions that wrapped up last week. While it is great that the rookie seems to be picking things up so fast, it is pretty close to […]

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Starting A Rookie In The Middle: Can You Handle The Sus-Spence?

By Jeremy Hritz Back in March, the Steelers brass were out in full force at the University of Miami Pro Day. In attendance were Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert, and Keith Butler. While it was uncertain at the time which player they were targeting, it has now become clear that linebacker Sean Spence was their focus. […]

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History Shows That Only DeCastro Has A Legitimate Shot At Starting In Week One

The 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers draft class has been chosen and the excitement for the upcoming season is building at a rapid pace. There is already talk about which players might contribute in their rookie season and how many might even start on either offense or defense in week one. The obvious names that most are […]

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Steelers Linebacker Measurables Over The Years Compared To 2012 Top Linebackers

I was doing some research on measurables of linebackers that the Pittsburgh Steelers have drafted over the years just for comparison purposes and I figured I would go ahead and make a post out of the results and add in the top linebackers this year for comparison purposes. Let me disclaimer here that combine and […]

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History Of Steelers Big Name Free Agent Losses Under Kevin Colbert

I posted the other day about the free agents that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed from other teams since Kevin Colbert took over in 2000 and now we will look at the notable free agent players that were signed away under the Colbert watch dating back to 2000. I use the word notable only in […]

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How The 2001 Draft Led To Casey Hampton

By Christina Rivers It was 2001. The Pittsburgh Steelers had drafted two wide receivers in the first round the previous two years (Troy Edwards and Plaxico Burress). The Steelers were targeting defensive linemen, and for the first time since 1990, they ended up doing something they very seldom ever do; trading down. The result was […]

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Poll: Biggest Steelers Draft Bust During Kevin Colbert Era

With the release today of Limas Sweed, the debate has popped up about who is or who isn\’t a bust or perhaps biggest bust for the Steelers over the years. I wanted to limit this poll to just the Kevin Colbert era dating back to the 2000 draft. I also feel that players drafted in […]

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