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Ryan Shazier Selection In Line With Sub-Package Philosophy

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has spent a good deal of his talking time this offseason to emphasize the importance of sub-package football in today’s league. Yet when he had a top cornerback available to him at the 15th overall pick, which nobody would have considered a reach, he instead took a linebacker. If […]

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New Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Can Best Be Described As Explosive

At the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, new Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier reportedly surprised a few scouts when weighed in at 237 pounds. He probably surprised them even more by running 4.4 second 40-yard dash with the added weight. During his conference call with the media following him being selected by the Steelers with the […]

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Prospects Likely To Interest The Steelers On Day Two Of The 2014 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently scheduled to have two picks on Friday when the 2014 NFL Draft resumes and there’s still quite a few quality players left on the board. On day two, the Steelers could possibly have their sights set on an outside linebacker, defensive lineman, wide receiver or cornerback. As far as defensive […]

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Report: Cowboys Were Ready To Pounce On Ryan Shazier If Steelers Didn’t

If you are thinking that the Pittsburgh Steelers reached Thursday night in order to draft Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, you would be wrong, as the team picking right behind them was ready to pounce on him if bypassed. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Defends Quality Over Need Draft Strategy

We will likely never know if the Pittsburgh Steelers had Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller rated higher than Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier, but being has general manager Kevin Colbert decided to pass on Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard to take Shazier with the 15th overall selection in the first round of the 2014 NFL […]

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Steelers Still Hope LB Sean Spence Can Come Back Despite Addition Of Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier

The selection Thursday night of Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft might be taken as a sign by many that inside linebacker Sean Spence might not ever make it back to the football field. During the post selection press conference, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert talked about […]

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Kevin Colbert Takes Center Stage On Draft Day

When the 2014 draft is over and done with, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will recede back into his lair, and we won’t hear much from him until the season is over and the roster rebuilding process starts over in 2015. For the next few days, however, he’ll be center stage as his offseason […]

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Final Say On Draft Picks A Process Of Collaboration For Steelers, Says Bill Cowher

When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL draft, it’s virtually guaranteed that the following question will be raised more than once: who has final say? When Chuck Noll was still the head coach, he had final say on who was drafted, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Still, when it […]

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Steelers Fans Should Probably Hope Johnny Manziel Goes Early

By Michael K. Reynolds Will the Pittsburgh Steelers have a good draft…or a great draft? The ball may very well be in the hands of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. Because if Johnny Football ends up being one of the first four picks in the draft it could be the perfect domino to set off […]

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Pre Draft Buzz Machine In High Gear With Less Than 24 Hours To Go

With less than 24 hours to go now until the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway, the annual pre selection meeting buzz machine is in full gear. Here’s a look at what’s being put our there Wednesday evening. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, sources around the league are insisting that the Miami Dolphins […]

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Report: Thanks To Teams Volunteering, Steelers Might Not Be Forced To Hard Knocks

While we will likely have to wait a few more weeks for the official word on which team will be the subject matter this year on the HBO training camp documentary “Hard Knocks”, a Wednesday report would lead you to believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be that team. According to Bart Hubbuch of the […]

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Does History Hold The Secret To This Year’s Steelers Draft?

By Michael K. Reynolds After just completing an exhaustive series on the all-time Pittsburgh Steelers Greatest Draft Hits, there are some critical lessons to be shared. The Real Reason for Parity in the NFL? What is clear is the Steelers once proud dominance during draft day has been fading in the sunset over the years. […]

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History Suggests Steelers Will Not Be Trading Back

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert essentially ruled out the possibility of trading up from the 15th spot in the first round of the NFL Draft, which takes place tomorrow; trading down, on the other hand, he very much left on the table. Trading down, in fact, may be Colbert’s preferred course of action. During […]

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For Sean Spence, The Question Shifts From If To How He Can Perform

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin held their pre-draft press conference yesterday, which stretched out over about half an hour, and there was plenty of information to parse in that time span. The headline for most, I’m certain, would be Tomlin’s declaration that inside linebacker Sean Spence is “healthy and […]

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Report: Eagles May Be Interested In Trading Up For LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr.

During the Monday pre draft press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert unsurprisingly ruled out the team trading up in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Colbert did say, however, that trading down was an option and even went as far as to say he thinks it’s “a real possibility.” So, how […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Gives T Mike Adams A Post-Trial Vote Of Confidence

Last week, the three men accused of stabbing Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams last summer were found not guilty of attempted murder as the defense attorneys managed to convince the jury that the former second-round draft pick’s version of what transpired early that morning wasn’t without question. While the jury might not have shown confidence […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says At Least 19 Players They’d Be Happy To Get At 15th Overall

The Pittsburgh Steelers held their pre draft press conference on Monday and while general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t reveal any earth shattering news during it, they both again talked about the good depth of this year’s draft class. “We are picking at 15 and the player that’s going to be […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Says LB Sean Spence Is Healthy And Working

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin held their annual pre draft press conference on Monday and during it they were asked to update the status of inside linebacker Sean Spence, who is still trying to battle back from a serious knee injury suffered in the 2012 preseason finale. “He’s healthy […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking NFL Draft, Steelers Predictions & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 100 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I spend most of this show talking about the 2014 NFL Draft that will finally get underway on Thursday. Before talking about the draft, however, David and I discuss what may or may not be disclosed Monday during the Steelers […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Specialists

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers To Hold Monday Pre Draft Press Conference At Noon

The Pittsburgh Steelers will hold their pre draft press conference on Monday at noon as general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin will field questions from the local media. While the two certainly won’t answer any questions about individual prospects or draft strategy, they might shed a little light on current players already […]

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NFL Network Draft Analyst Says He’s Been Told Steelers Are Taking CB Kyle Fuller

Many of the major media draftniks still seem to be conflicted about where they believe Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller will be selected next week when the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway. However, one well respected and connected NFL Network analyst has heard that the Pittsburgh Steelers are seriously considering taking Fuller with the 15th […]

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Steelers Would Probably Be Wise To Avoid Drafting A Wide Receiver In Round One

According to several of the major media draftniks, this year’s draft class is deep when it comes to the wide receiver position. With that being said, there still figures to be four or five drafted in the first round come next Thursday night. Will the Pittsburgh Steelers be one of those teams to draft a […]

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Mike Mayock Thinks Steelers Should Go Cornerback In Round One

On Thursday, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock held a two-hour pre draft conference call with the media and during it he gave his thoughts on which direction he thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers should go in the first round with the 15th overall selection. “I think that the way Pittsburgh historically approaches the draft, it’s […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Would Like To Be On Hard Knocks This Year

A few days ago, Greg Aiello, spokesman for the NFL, called a report that stated the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of three finalists for HBO show “Hard Knocks”, “totally inaccurate.” If, however, the Steelers are ultimately chosen to be the subject otter of this year’s training camp documentary, there’s one veteran player that’s all for taking […]

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Report: Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Will Not Have To Testify In Mike Adams Stabbing Trial

It doesn’t look like Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert will have to interrupt his last minute draft preparation to take part in the trial of the three men accused of stabbing tackle Mike Adams last summer. According to a Tuesday report by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Colbert will not be forced to testify after being […]

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