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Markus Wheaton Compared To Recent Steelers Year-Two Starting WRs

With the NFL draft having come and gone, and free agent signings—at least significant ones—likely completely wrapped up, we can now begin painting a picture of what the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers will look like in September. One thing is for certain: there will be a new starting wide receiver this year, with both Emmanuel Sanders […]

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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For Steelers 2014 Draft Class

By Alex Kozora Predictably and understandably, we’ve given a ton of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class. But even after giving all of our opinions, no one can deny this is all projection. The measurables, tape study, debates, all now fruitless. What happens on the field is the only thing that matters anymore. […]

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Kevin Colbert Takes Center Stage On Draft Day

When the 2014 draft is over and done with, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will recede back into his lair, and we won’t hear much from him until the season is over and the roster rebuilding process starts over in 2015. For the next few days, however, he’ll be center stage as his offseason […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Wide Receiver

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Second Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The end is near. Only two rounds left in analyzing Pittsburgh Steelers drafting savvy during the modern football era. What can we learn from the second rounds of past Steelers drafts? Surprisingly, they didn’t do too well with them during the glory years of the 1970’s and their picks at this […]

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Former Steelers WR Limas Sweed Released By Ottawa Redblacks

The career of former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Limas Sweed is over with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. Well, it actually never started, as the former second-round draft pick was released Wednesday by the expansion franchise. This was Sweed’s second failed attempt at playing north of the border as the Saskatchewan Roughriders […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft – Alex Kozora Version 2.0

By Alex Kozora With free agency near its end and more players researched, the draft becomes slightly clearer. A second crack at a mock. Needless to say, still very fluid at this point. Trades aren’t projected in this mock. If you missed it, my first mock draft. Now if you excuse me, I’m going to […]

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Former Steelers WR Limas Sweed Catches On With The Ottawa Redblacks

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Limas Sweed apparently hasn’t given up on playing football just yet. On Monday the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL announced that they signed Sweed, who was drafted in the second-round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Steelers. Just last June, the Saskatchewan Roughriders placed Sweed on the team’s suspended […]

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Mention Of Limas Sweed Sparks Tomlin’s Ire

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday at head coach Mike Tomlin’s weekly press conference—during which he was abnormally forthright and ingratiating—one reporter was so swept up in the new and improved Tomlin Experience that he was lulled into a false sense of security. In his docile state, he even went so far as to evoke the name […]

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Revenge Of The Busts

By Michael K. Reynolds During this resurgence of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who now have won five of their last seven games, much of the credit can be placed squarely on the shoulders of an unlikely group of players. In fact, the theme of the 2013 season may aptly be called, “The Revenge of the Busts.” Start […]

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Situation With CB Curtis Brown Starting To Look Similar To That Of Limas Sweed

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday injury report included third-year cornerback Curtis Brown as not practicing and it was not because of an injury. Being as he has been inactive for the last two games, you have to wonder now how much longer he will remain on the roster or if there is something else going on […]

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Expectations For Steelers Rookie WR Markus Wheaton In 2013 Need To Be Tempered

Marc Sessler of NFL.com wrote on Friday that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Marcus Wheaton “has a chance to see plenty of playing time on passing downs” in 2013, which leads one to believe that the Oregon State product has a chance to be mighty productive in only his first year in the league. While […]

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Former Steelers WR Limas Sweed Drops Saskatchewan Roughriders

The professional football career of former Pittsburgh Steelers second round draft pick Limas Sweed is likely now over as Rod Pedersen, the play-by-play broadcaster for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL, reports Sweed was placed on the team\’s suspended list after he walked off the practice field at the start of training camp. Last year […]

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The 3,113 Snap Steelers Draft Class Of 2008 Is No More

When safety Ryan Mundy signed with the New York Giants on Thursday, it guaranteed that the 2008 draft class of the Pittsburgh Steelers is all gone nearly six years after they were drafted. Most of that class has been gone for a while, as Mundy and running back Rashard Mendenhall were the only two remaining […]

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Hritz: Steelers Mock Draft 2013 Version 2.0

By Jeremy Hritz Free agency will arrive this coming week, and the muddy waters that are 2013 NFL rosters will begin to clear. The moves made in free agency will provide a better indication of which direction teams will go in the draft, though it seems that the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to keep their […]

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Five Positions That The Steelers Will Address In 2013 Draft

By Jeremy Hritz It’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers have several areas of need heading into the 2013 NFL Draft, and while need normally does not dictate who they draft early on, they will more than likely use their later picks to address lack of depth at certain positions. If when the Steelers select […]

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Spilled Milk Of Steelers 2008 Draft Class Resurfaces With Mendenhall Suspension

With Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall being suspended on Tuesday by the team for conduct detrimental to the team the talk about the Steelers 2008 draft class immediately jumped up as a topic of discussion right after it. The writing has been on the wall for sometime now that Mendenhall, who is in the […]

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Limas Sweed Back Playing Football In The Great White North

In case you missed my posting of this on Twitter yesterday, the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League announced on Thursday that they had signed former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Limas Sweed to their practice roster. The last we had heard about the Steelers 2008 second round pick was that his tryouts this past […]

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The Evolution Of The Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiving Corps

By Cian Fahey When Hines Ward retired this year, he brought into the twilight with him franchise records for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. It really was a sad day when Ward retired. Ward\’s records were more impressive than they appear on paper, which is saying something considering they are very impressive on paper. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tight End Depth Concerns & DeCastro Contract Episode

Season 2, Episode 108 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start by discussing what the hold up is in getting first round draft pick David DeCastro signed and wonder how long it will be until all first round draft picks get fully guaranteed contracts. Philadelphia Eagles lineman Jason Peters re-injured […]

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Limas Sweed Still Having Trouble Catching On With Another Team

It is extremely tough not to root for wide receiver Limas Sweed, who was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft. The Steelers gave the 6 foot, 4 inch receiver out of Texas every opportunity to shake his demons since they drafted him, but they finally were […]

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Could A Trade Up In Round One Be In The Cards For The Steelers?

By Cian Fahey There are two players the Pittsburgh Steelers should consider trading up for in the upcoming draft, both on offense. Back in 2008, one year into the Mike Tomlin-era in Pittsburgh, the Steelers entered the NFL draft expected to make moves to improve their porous offensive line. Instead of spending a first round […]

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Explaining Why Mike Wallace Is An \”Unreliable Receiver\” In 2012

By Cian Fahey Many comments on a few of my articles for this site, and on Twitter, so far have questioned why I constantly call Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace “unreliable” when I refer to him for the upcoming season. The argument which is generally sent my way is that Wallace cannot holdout and […]

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No Vacancy For The Hotel

I have been asked quite a bit why the Steelers have not re-signed Flozell Adams back after right tackle Willie Colon was lost for the season this past Sunday and the simple answer is there just is not enough cap room to meet his likely salary demands. I finally cleared up my 2011 salary cap […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Eagles Pregame Episode

Season 2, Episode 8 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I get a full preview in of the Steelers second preseason game against the Eagles tonight at Heinz Field. We get things started by going over the players that will not play tonight and how thin the Steelers are particularly at […]

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Poll: Biggest Steelers Draft Bust During Kevin Colbert Era

With the release today of Limas Sweed, the debate has popped up about who is or who isn\’t a bust or perhaps biggest bust for the Steelers over the years. I wanted to limit this poll to just the Kevin Colbert era dating back to the 2000 draft. I also feel that players drafted in […]

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