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Gregory Likely To Be Available At 22, If 2014 Draft Is Indication

There were more failed drug tests at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine than any in recent memory, and one of the headliners of that group was Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan. Viewed by many as an early-to-mid round first round pick, Jernigan suffered a precipitous slide, all the way…


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Steelers 2015 Draft Needs: Inside Linebacker

The calendar is quickly flipping through the month of April, and each day brings us closer and closer to the 2015 NFL Draft. By now, teams should have by and large accomplished everything that they have set out to do in terms of free agent roster building, which means that…


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Meeting The Leadership: Cameron Heyward

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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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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‘Starter’ May Not Mean Much In ILB Competition

Earlier this offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin basically said that the starting jobs across about half of the defense can be deemed as legitimately up for grabs in training camp and the preseason this year. This is, of course, not exactly the norm for a team who won…



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Sean Spence Familiar With Long Odds In Bid For Starting Job

Earlier this offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin basically said that the starting jobs across about half of the defense can be deemed as legitimately up for grabs in training camp and the preseason this year. This is, of course, not exactly the norm for a team who won…


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Steelers Have Work To Do In Improving Run Defense

Over the course of the past four seasons, ever since their most recent appearance in the Super Bowl, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense has been on the decline, though it hasn’t always been represented in the base statistics. In 2014, for example, the Steelers actually finished with a top 10 rushing…


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Ryan Shazier Poised To Be Frontrunner For Starting Job

Earlier this offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin basically said that the starting jobs across about half of the defense can be deemed as legitimately up for grabs in training camp and the preseason this year. This is, of course, not exactly the norm for a team who won…


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Steelers Have Options To Address ILB Next Season

It is true that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently appear to have a plethora of talent at the inside linebacker position, a unit on the defense that is headlined by Pro Bowl buck linebacker Lawrence Timmons. The team had three other inside linebacker play at approximately a quarter of the defensive…


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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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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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Steelers Using Competition As Tool To Improve Defense

If you listen to the recent comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin, you might get the impression that every single spot in the roster is up in the air right now—at least on the defensive side of the ball. While that observation…




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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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Long List Of ‘If’s Stands Between Steelers And A Better Defense

There are many people out there wondering, for good reason, what the defense will be like for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015. After all, there have been a lot of changes thus far, consisting only of subtractions or lateral moves, up to this point. They changed defensive coordinators (lateral move),…




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The Optimist’s Take – More Restructures For Instant Impact

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 2015 Offseason Priorities – Generating Turnovers

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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The Optimist’s Take – Lawrence Timmons Rebounding In Coverage

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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Should Ryan Shazier’s Toughness Be In Question?

When the Pittsburgh Steelers were up on the board in the first round of last year’s draft, they didn’t hesitate in selecting inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, whom they clearly projected as a day one starter early on. From his very first practice with the team, he assumed the starting role…


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Steelers 2015 Early Offseason Draft Needs – Inside Linebacker

No matter how good your team may be doing, there will always be a vocal cross-section of the fan base that, at any given point during the season, is already looking at who their favorite team should be drafting the following spring. The Pittsburgh Steelers fan base is certainly no…