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The Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: 69-60

In the spirit of the offseason, Alex Kozora and I are undertaking the daunting task of ranking the top 100 Pittsburgh Steelers players in the history of the franchise. And we mean the complete history – 1933 to today. Alex and I first came up with our own lists and…


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Bob Labriola Shares Awesome Ben Roethlisberger Memory

Ben Roethlisberger has made a laundry list of impressive plays, impressive moments throughout his career. And we can all pick out our favorite. That’s what Steelers.com’s Bob Labriola did in his Asked and Answered column and it’s a really cool one most have never seen. We usually don’t reference his…


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Keith Butler ‘Encouraged’ By Bud Dupree’s Development

After registering 4 sacks and 26 total tackles during his rookie season, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree will be expected to improve immensely in his second year and that should happen be a result of a complete understanding of the defense. Last week, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler talked…


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The Optimist’s Take: Double-Digit Sack Pass Rushers

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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Once The Future, Cortez Allen’s Struggles Left Him Behind

Having been a bit busy the past couple of days, and with the timing of the release being a bit of a surprise, I didn’t really get an opportunity to properly digest the Pittsburgh Steelers’ move to terminate the contract of Cortez Allen, the fourth-round cornerback that they drafted out…



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Cleveland’s Handling Of Handling Veterans Yet Another Misstep

It may not surprise you to hear that the Cleveland Browns do a lot of things in ways that the Pittsburgh Steelers do not. If you simply look at the won-lost records of the respective organizations, it would strongly suggest a correlation between, and partial explanation behind, each franchise’s respective…


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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2007 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


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Parting With Lawrence Timmons Not Happening Any Time Soon

Whether or not you choose to believe reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers are over the projected salary cap, there is no doubt that the team will need to make some additional cap room to accommodate predictable future expenses unaccounted for currently, such as the final two roster spots, the impending…


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Steelers Unlikely To Join Mass League-Wide Player Releases

With yesterday being the first day of the 2016 offseason, we already saw teams around the league beginning fiscally and personnel-wise preparing for this year by parting ways with certain players whose value had become misaligned with their compensation. Several players were released yesterday, with salary cap implications in mind,…



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Anthony Chickillo’s Role In 2016 Comes With No Guarantees

For most of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers with five outside linebackers on the 53-man roster—in fact, they carried 10 linebackers in total, and, by the end of the season 11. And unlike in the past, where they were satisfied to have two thoroughbred players that can rack up…


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Pittsburgh, We Have A Pass Rushing Problem

14 sacks. That’s all. 14 sacks. What you’re looking at is the number of sacks from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebackers in 2015. Remember when that was the goal by a single player? Joey Porter’s 10.5 in 2005. LaMarr Woodley’s 13.5 in 2009? James Harrison’s 16 in 2008, Good times,…


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Diversity Key In Resurgence Of Steelers’ Pass Rush

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to pick up five sacks in their Sunday night thrashing of the Colts, which brought their season total up to 35. That number is significant with a quarter of the year remaining to play, as it surpasses their total for the entirety of the 2014…