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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…


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Mike Tomlin: We Will Continue To Put Bud Dupree On Field First

On Sunday evening, first-round rookie outside linebacker Bud Dupree became the fourth defensive rookie to enter the starting lineup for the Pittsburgh Steelers, making his first career start against the Seahawks. So far, only one of those three prior finished their rookie season in the starting lineup for non-injury reasons….


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Former Steeler LaMarr Woodley Placed On Injured Reserve

Consistent health is one thing LaMarr Woodley hasn’t been able to be thankful for. The Arizona Cardinals placed him on injured reserve with a chest injury, marking the third consecutive year the outside linebacker has ended his season on this list. Cardinals sign Red Bryant, place LaMarr Woodley on injured…


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Steelers Vs. Cardinals 2015 Week 6: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2015 Week 6 Arizona Cardinals (4-1) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2) Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET Site: Heinz Field (68,400) • Pittsburgh, Pa. Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: FOX-TV (locally WPGH-TV, channel 53) Announcers: Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (color analyst), Peter Schrager (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM…


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Steelers Film Room: Arizona Cardinals’ Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


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2015 NFL Week 6: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and congratulations on surviving seven more full rotations on this giant rock that we live on. Believe or not, the Pittsburgh Steelers will actually play a game on a Sunday this week and it’ll be against the Arizona Cardinals at Heinz Field. It seems…