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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Offseason

We’ve shown you our series of mock draft simulations from Fanspeak.com. To start the week, we’ll take it one step further and mock an entire offseason. Fanspeak has let people like me nerd out, offering a “Managing the Cap” simulator in conjunction with Overthecap.com, a site dedicated to salary cap…


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The Optimist’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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Raiders Expected To Release LaMarr Woodley Soon

As expected, the Oakland Raiders will be parting ways with defensive end LaMarr Woodley at some point next week, according to Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area. Woodley, who signed a two-year deal reportedly worth up to $12 million last offseason after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, registered…


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Sensible For Steelers To Show Interest In LB Brian Orakpo

Usually this time of year, as the start of free agency looms, and cuts are made, the Pittsburgh Steelers sit back and watch the rest of the NFL landscape partake in the bonanza. Perennial bottom feeders like the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins often go crazy, choosing to…


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Steelers 2015 Offseason Priorities – Putting Pressure On The Pass Rush

The 2014 season saw the Pittsburgh Steelers on the rise, finishing with an 11-5 record and a division title following two straight seasons of missing the playoffs with 8-8 records. They finished off the regular season with four straight victories, but suffered a disappointing Wildcard round loss against the Ravens…




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Should The Steelers Adopt New England’s Draft Blueprint?

As the confetti began raining down at the University of Phoenix Stadium Sunday night, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick cemented their status as arguably the greatest quarterback-coach tandem ever. Part of what makes Belichick so successful is the willingness and maneuverability he displays when it comes to the NFL Draft….


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Keith Butler Must Be Both Defensive Coordinator And Ego Checker

As longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler begins his transition from position coach to defensive coordinator, one of the more interesting challenges awaiting him will be, seemingly, finding a way of getting the most out of some of his more high profile players. But it’s certainly a task that…


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Potential Steelers To Watch For In The Senior Bowl

Every year in Mobile, AL, the cream of the crop of college footballs’ seniors are invited to participate in the Senior Bowl. Regardless if they’re a Division I FBS All-American or a complete unknown from a Division III school tucked away in a far corner of the country, it’s a…


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Steelers LB Jarvis Jones Needs A “Stronger” Offseason

When the Pittsburgh Steelers made Jarvis Jones the 17th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, expectations were sky high. Much like guard David DeCastro in the 2012 NFL Draft, Jones wasn’t expected to be available when the Steelers were on the clock. With the retirement of stalwart James Harrison and…


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Potential 2015 Steelers Free Agent Fits: Defense

To the average NFL fan, it wasn’t hard to watch a Pittsburgh Steelers game and not take notice how much the tables have turned from the Steelers “of old.” Since as long as I can remember, the Steelers were predicated on tenacious defenses, ranging from the famed Steel Curtain defenses…


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What Can We Expect From Steelers CB Cortez Allen In 2015?

During the 2013 season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen flashed some serious potential, and somewhat alleviated any wonder as to whether the franchise chose the wrong player to let walk out the door, when promising cornerback Keenan Lewis signed with New Orleans Saints. A long and rangy corner in the…


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Steelers Smorgasbord: The Offseason Begins

Editor’s Note: Please be advised that David wrote this post several hours before it was announced that Dick LeBeau had resigned as the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator. 1.) Dick LeBeau With a week now having passed since the playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, I believe Dick LeBeau will be…


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The Case For Not Re-signing Jason Worilds

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been going through defensive struggles since losing to the Denver Broncos in the wild card round of the playoffs in 2011. Secondary play has been abysmal at times. Tackling was poor in 2013 and portions of 2014. Inexcusable penalties gave opponents far better field position. And…