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Anthony Chickillo An Interesting Conversion Project Study

The NFL certainly has changed over the years. Or should I say, the players have changed. In the mid-1980s, Tony Chickillo was a defensive lineman, even playing nose tackle, for Bud Carson’s 3-4 defense with the New York Jets. He was 6’3” and played at 262 lbs. His son, new…


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Steelers OLB Selections Suggest They Had A Profile In Mind

When the name Anthony Chickillo was first read during yesterday’s draft as the 212nd overall selection going to the Pittsburgh Steelers, there was a lack of clarity as to what exactly that was going to entail in the long run. Chickillo, a college defensive end at 6’3”, 267 lbs. out…


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After Landing Versatile Dupree, Steelers Move On To Day-Two

After posting such mind-boggling numbers at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine in February, it was clear Kentucky’s Bud Dupree was going to skyrocket up draft boards. Some even had him mocked in the top ten picks. However, as the Pittsburgh Steelers round one selection crept closer Thursday night, it became…



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Utah’s Orchard Likens Sacking QB’s To “Making It Home”

For some NFL families, like the Mannings, they have a “silver spoon” luster to them, where greatness is something that is automatically expected, and anything less is deemed a failure. For others, like Nate Orchard, the road to the league is far more bumpy. Growing up near Los Angeles, gangs…


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NFL Draft Analyst Greg Cosell Weighs In On Utah OLB Nate Orchard

Being as the Pittsburgh Steelers recently had Utah outside linebacker Nate Orchard in for a pre-draft visit, I thought everyone might like to know what long-time draft analyst Greg Cosell had to say about him during a recent interview on the MMQB podcast. “Nate Orchard to me, it’s interesting, I…


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A Look At Steelers Draft Trends During Tomlin/Colbert Era

Over the last several years, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has progressively gotten worse and worse, and is now without question the Achilles’ Heel of the team. With less than a month to go, the die-hard fans will demand that the front office go with defensive selections with the first few…


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Howard Jones The Forgotten Man At OLB?

Last year after the 2014 draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers claimed a prospect most of us had never heard of. Howard Jones, a Division II defensive end from Shepherd University who set the all-time school sack record with 35. Standing 6-foot-4 and 238 pounds, he’s a long-limbed prospect, with 34 1/8…



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Veteran Combine Could Offer Help For Steelers

Much to the chagrin of Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans everywhere, the free agent market is drying up like a popsicle on a hot summer day, with Sterling Moore and Patrick Robinson the two latest cornerbacks who eluded Pittsburgh for “greener” pastures, or at least a starting spot, which they probably weren’t…



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As Expected, Raiders Have Released DE LaMarr Woodley

As expected, the Oakland Raiders released defensive end LaMarr Woodley on Thursday and now the 30-year-old former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker will get a small jump on the free agent competition with the new league year scheduled to start Tuesday afternoon. Woodley suffered a torn triceps last season and only…


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The Pessimist’s Take – Bringing Back The Wood

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…


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Steelers DE Cam Thomas Survives First Round Of Cuts

The NFL transaction report for Monday is now in and the Pittsburgh Steelers release of wide receiver Lance Moore is included on it. That means that defensive end Cam Thomas is still currently on the roster. Nothing is stopping the Steelers from releasing Thomas at a later date, or as…


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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Contract Restructures, Upcoming Free Agency Signing Period & More

Season 5, Episode 84 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and with David Todd get right into talking about the recent article posted by Greg Bedard in the MMQB as it relates to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds in addition to the recent contract restructures that the team did. With free agency about to…