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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – First Round

By Michael K. Reynolds No pick means more to a championship legacy in the NFL than the first round of the draft, and it can be argued the Pittsburgh Steelers have performed here as well as any other team over the last few decades. In the past, the Steelers earned their draft day creds from […]

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Do Recent Struggles Merit A Change In Draft Strategy?

Last week, Andy Benoit of Monday Morning Quarterback posted an article entitled “Time for a New Approach in Pittsburgh?”, regarding the team’s draft strategy, particularly since general manager Kevin Colbert has been in charge. He writes in the article that “the most interesting team to watch in this year’s draft will be the Steelers. Come […]

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Consensus Forming Over Darqueze Dennard, Steelers

Recently, I wrote about my observation of a consensus slowly coalescing around the likely target for the 15th overall pick that the Pittsburgh Steelers possess in the upcoming draft, which is narrowing in on the cornerback position. Since then, that consensus seems to be narrowing in even further on Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, a […]

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Using History As A Guide, CB Ike Taylor Thinks The Steelers Go Defense In Round One

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor loves watching college football and on Tuesday, he shared his thoughts as to the direction that he believes his team will go in the first few rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft during his show on Trib Live Radio. “This time, I think we might get a D-tackle, but we […]

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Steelers Have Done Their Due Diligence When It Comes To The Top-Rated Cornerbacks

It’s no secret that cornerback is a huge position of need for the Pittsburgh Steelers this year as relates to the 2014 NFL Draft and the team has seemingly done their due diligence when it comes to evaluating the top-rated prospects that defend against the pass. On Monday, Gil Brandt of NFL.com reported that Virginia […]

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Stars Aligning For Steelers To Go Cornerback In Round One

In most recent years, by the time the draft had finally arrived, it seemed more often than not that a near consensus had been reached on who the Pittsburgh Steelers would ultimately draft. At least, that was my reading. This seemed to be the case when they drafted Maurkice Pouncey in 2010, and Cameron Heyward […]

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Jury Selection Underway For Three Men Accused Of Stabbing Steelers T Mike Adams Last Summer

According to WPXI-TV, the jury selection got underway Monday for the trial of the three men accused of stabbing Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams during an early morning altercation last summer outside of a Southside restaurant. Last week, it was reported that Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was issued a subpoena as part of the […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Defensive End

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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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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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Subpoenaed As Part Of Mike Adams’ Stabbing Incident

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert has been served. According to a Thursday post on Twitter by Adam Jennings of WPXI, Colbert has been issued a subpoena in regards to the early morning stabbing of tackle Mike Adams that took place in June of last year. Breaking! Steeler’s GM Kevin Colbert subpoenaed! Defense attys for […]

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Jarvis Jones Reflects On His Rookie Season And Looks Ahead To Next Season

According to Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, outside linebacker Jarvis Jones was one of those special players in a draft that when you have a chance to take you run up to the podium to get the pick in before something goes wrong. But Jones would be the first to tell you that he […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft Version 3.0 – Post Pro Days

With today being my birthday, I thought I would give all of you a gift. Now that the 2014 Pro Days now pretty much behind us, it is now time for my third 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft, or as I like to call them, educated guesses to inspire good draft talk about players. I […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Kelvin Benjamin, Red Zone Touchdowns, Small School Cornerbacks & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 93 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk briefly about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 preseason schedule before getting into some talk about the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. David and I discuss why FSU wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin seems to be the biggest polarizing potential first round […]

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Steelers Likely To Go Small School Shopping Again For Cornerbacks

With less than a month to go until the 2014 NFL Draft, it is obvious that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be addressing the cornerback position yet again and it will be surprising if they don’t double-dip. During the Kevin Colbert era, however, the Steelers haven’t had much success when it comes to drafting that position […]

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Steelers Kevin Colbert, Mike Tomlin On Hand For LSU Pro Day

The LSU Pro Day is taking place on Wednesday and Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin are present for it, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. Colbert and Tomlin are really getting bang for their buck as offensive draft prospects Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Jeremy Hill and […]

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Steelers Kevin Colbert, Mike Tomlin On Hand For Penn State Pro Day

The Penn State Pro Day is taking place on Tuesday and we have visual proof that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert are present for it thanks to a picture posted on Twitter by Tony Mancuso, who is the Assistant Communications Director for the school. It’s not hard to speculate […]

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Cam Thomas May Be A Contingency Option To Start

This offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have done well in recouping their free agent losses pretty much across the board, for which the front office deserves a tremendous amount of credit. It could be quite difficult playing the reactionary role in free agency by trying to plug a hole you didn’t intend to have. When Jonathan […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Signing LeGarrette Blount, Ryan Clark Legacy, Draft Prospects & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 90 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start of this show by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers signing of former New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and where his best fit on offense might be. Longtime Steelers safety Ryan Clark signed with the Washington Redskins […]

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Colbert, Bettis, Offer Thoughts On Devaluation Of RB Position

The state of the NFL running back in today’s game is still largely the same as it has been for some time; the state of his position in the market, however, is another matter, and this latest offseason is just another sign of the devaluation of the running back. The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly benefited from […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Was Spot On With His Free Agency Prediction

Prior the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert weighed in with his thoughts on the then-upcoming free agency signed period during a radio interview and at that time he speculated that it could be different from the norm. “I think there’s a possibility we could be more active in the free […]

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Tomlin: Emphasis In Today’s NFL Is Sub-Package Football

We currently find ourselves at the critical mass of the front office’s media exposure during the early portions of the offseason leading up to the draft. Especially this week at the annual Owner’s Meetings, we seem to be hearing from head coach Mike Tomlin, general manager Kevin Colbert, or even owner Art Rooney II on […]

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Potential Re-Signing Of Keisel Will Likely Have To Wait Until June

Unless the Pittsburgh Steelers plan on starting a second-year undrafted player (or one drafted in the seventh round), then they are currently without a starting defensive end opposite Cameron Heyward. The only free agent defensive end that they have expressed interest in up until this point—Alex Carrington—signed with the St. Louis Rams yesterday, which certainly […]

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Report: North Carolina TE Eric Ebron Didn’t Look Good At His Tuesday Pro Day

So, are you one of several people hoping the Pittsburgh Steelers draft North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft? If you are, you might want to close your browser right now. According to Tony Pauline of draftinsider.net, Ebron’s Tuesday Pro Day didn’t go so well. Pauline goes […]

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Steelers May Be More Open To Trading Picks Following Compensatory Haul

When Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said earlier this offseason that it was doubtful the organization would use either the franchise tag or the transition tag this year, he said it not knowing that the salary cap situation would be much more favorable than was expected. Likewise, he recently said that the Steelers would […]

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Steelers Still Profiting From Compensatory Formula Despite Seeming Indifference

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert spoke the other day, among other topics, about the compensatory pick process, saying that while the team tries to predict their compensation based on their understanding of the formula, it’s a “real complicated formula”, which is a statement of the obvious for anybody that follows such news. In fact, […]

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As Of Monday Evening, Bills Free Agent DL Alex Carrington Still Remains Unsigned

As of Monday evening, we still have no idea where Buffalo Bills free agent defensive lineman Alex Carrington will play in 2014. Carrington, who has visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns so far this offseason, reportedly has the St. Louis Rams interested in him as well, but has yet to visit […]

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