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Rebuilding A Champion: Ryan Shazier Next In Line At The Mack

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a…


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Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers DT

Another series, a collaborative one, to take you through the remaining weeks of the offseason. Jon Ledyard and I will pick a side in choosing the greatest Pittsburgh Steelers at each position. Tell us who is right and who won the debate – those don’t have to be the same…


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Steelers Should Consider Spelling Heath Miller As He Ages

Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller has served loyally for the past 10 seasons. He rarely even misses time, as when he tore his ACL late in the 2012 season and his rehab only lasted through the first two games of the following season. He has been a workhorse,…


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Season Of Change: Fingers Crossed For Stability At ILB

Over the course of the past couple of years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone an uncommon amount of change, which could have been largely correlated with the fact that the team had finished 8-8 in consecutive seasons while failing to advance to the postseason. In deference to general manager Kevin…


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Steelers Defense Nickeled Last Season, But Not Much Dime

During the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers uncharacteristically turned to the dime defense quite often—or rather the quarters package, most often using three safeties in addition to three cornerbacks—at a rate higher than they likely ever had before. This was done in part by necessity due to the season-ending injury…




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Senquez Golson Being Flexed Out To Be Prepared To Contribute

Last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers trotted out their shiniest new toy and held it up high for everyone to see when they plugged their first-round draft pick, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier into the starting lineup with the very first OTA session, which is practically unheard of for the team, especially…


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Much Like Shazier, Olsavsky Knows All About The “Undersized” Label

Much like their 2014 first round draft choice, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebackers coach Jerry Olsavsky knows all too well about the whispers from the pundits regarding size. The Steelers’ tenth round draft choice in 1989, he was a 6-foot-1, 221-pound demon on special teams his rookie season while backing…


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Future Leaders: Ryan Shazier

The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with a number of aging talents that epitomized success in the community during the height of their careers. While their on-field assets may have diminished over the years, however, one should not underestimate the ripple effect that their departures could have within the locker…


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Rebuilding An Iconic Defense Doesn’t Happen Overnight

Right in the midst of a rebuild, the run defense of the current Pittsburgh Steelers made significant strides down the home stretch of the 2014 season. Seemingly, this coincided with the entrance of rookie defensive end, Stephon Tuitt, into the starting lineup, and the future looks bright for him. Behemoth rookie…


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Meeting The Leadership: Lawrence Timmons

The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with a number of aging talents that epitomized success in the community during the height of their careers. While their on-field assets may have diminished over the years, however, one should not underestimate the ripple effect that their departures could have within the locker…




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The Ramifications Of A Trade Up For Pittsburgh

With a new 5-year window for franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and the stage set for the offense to take it’s place as the NFL’s best, the elephant in the room as far as the Pittsburgh Steelers are concerned is the status of their defense. It’s a defense that’s been undergoing…


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Despite Rough Start, Tomlin Feels Arrow Is Pointing Up For Shazier

After selecting Ohio State linebacker/playmaker extraordinaire Ryan Shazier with the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, many draft experts and fans alike were wondering the same thing – where does the team play him? After all, Pittsburgh was still struggling to get to the quarterback, and in his…


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Mike Tomlin Amped Up For Defensive Revival

The Pittsburgh Steelers have long been a team that prides itself on being a physical and smash-mouth team, especially on defense. In essence, it hangs it’s hat on it. However, their defense the last few years was a far cry from the Steel Curtain defense that fueled the Steelers’ Super…



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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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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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Ryan Clark Was A Stabilizing Force On The Steelers’ Defense

Former Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark officially announced his retirement from the NFL yesterday, pursuing the career in broadcasting that many expected he would take following the 2013 season, after which the front office failed to re-sign him. Instead, he signed a one-year deal with the team that helped…


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Report: Former Steelers LB Larry Foote Might Join Cardinals Coaching Staff Should He Retire

Including the playoffs, veteran linebacker Larry Foote played 1,100 snaps in 2014 for the Arizona Cardinals and that in itself deserves respect as the 34-year-old former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive captain tore his biceps in the 2013 regular season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Immediately after the Cardinals were bounced in…


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Steelers Seek Consistency At Inside Linebacker

Looking back over the past decade plus of Pittsburgh Steelers football, one of the common themes that has populated its success, even dominance, on the defensive side of the ball, was having a strong triangle up the middle that allowed the team to stop the run and force offenses to…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 16 vs. Bengals

In the preseason many of the NFL’s talking heads, online sports sites and glossy magazines predicted the Pittsburgh Steelers would finish dead last in the AFC North. But under Mike Tomlin’s unwavering leadership the team outperformed even the most optimistic projections with a record of 11-5 earning themselves yet another…