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Free Agency March Madness: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again and welcome to the weekend. The Pittsburgh Steelers have made quite a bit of news since last Friday and most of it revolves around them losing unrestricted free agents to other teams. In fact, at the time of this post, six of the…


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The Optimist’s Take: Breakout Opportunity For Sammie Coates

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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Bryan: 2016 Steelers Mock Draft 2.0: Post Free Agency

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have most of their free agency work behind them, it’s time for me to release the second version of my seven-round mock draft for 2016. As usual, please focus more on the players I have the Steelers selecting than the actual rounds because it goes…



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Steelers Depth At Wide Receiver Will Help Absorb Loss Of Martavis Bryant

The Pittsburgh Steelers were dealt a huge blow on Saturday with the news that wide receiver Martavis Bryant will likely be suspended for the 2016 season due to him violating the league’s substance abuse policy once again. While the offense certainly would miss having Bryant, one of the league’s top…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Free Agency Positional Review: Wide Receiver

We’re now into March, and that means that the new league year will be upon us shortly, and when that time comes, the floodgates to free agency will open—not that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be major players when it comes to signing outside free agents, as they tend to keep…


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Steelers 2016 Salary Cap Update Ahead Of New League Year

Now that the league has set the official salary cap number for the 2016 season, I thought I would provide you a full update as to where I currently have the Pittsburgh Steelers at as of Friday evening. As you can see in the table below, tight end Heath Miller is…


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Steelers Won’t Force Receiving Production From TE Position

Heath Miller was a player who was on the field for virtually every meaningful offensive snap that the Pittsburgh Steelers took from 2005 to 2015 unless he was injured. It goes without saying that the offense if going to look a bit different heading into next season without him. I…


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Steelers Should Be Open To 4WR Sets In 2016

In the days following the retirement of tight end Heath Miller, plenty of ideas have been batted around as to how that might affect how the Pittsburgh Steelers both can and choose to run their offense headed into next season. Miller was not simply an every-down sort of tight end….


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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…



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Steelers 2015 Offensive Breakdown: 22 Personnel

As the offseason continues, we continue to look back and dissect the numbers behind the Pittsburgh Steelers’s 2015 season, currently focusing on the offensive side of the ball. Continuing with a look at the personnel packages that the Steelers have used, we have already taken a look at their predominant…


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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: WR Darrius Heyward-Bey – Unrestricted

Player: Darrius Heyward-Bey Position: Wide Receiver Experience: 7 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $665,000 2015 Season Breakdown: Darrius Heyward-Bey was a virtual non-factor offensively in his first season in Pittsburgh last season, catching just three passes for 33 yards, following one of which, he actually ended up…


PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 30:  Emmanuel Sanders #88 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with Jerricho Cotchery #89 against the Carolina Panthers during the preseason game on August 30, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Jerricho Cotchery Saw Potential Of Steelers Offense In 2013

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is currently preparing to participate in the first Super Bowl of his career. Such is the fate of an individual who spend the majority of his career playing for the Jets (I kid—but not really). But prior to spending the past two seasons…