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Steelers 2015 NFL Draft Re-Do

Looking back at the 2015 NFL Draft haul, the team received high praise from sportscasters and NFL media outlets alike. They addressed major needs while staying true the course of their draft philosophy which is best player available. Although some will say they reached for cornerback Senquez Golson in round 2, if…


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Steelers DC Keith Butler Still Silent Since Promotion

Following a season in which the defense has performed as poorly as it ever has during his tenure, the Pittsburgh Steelers had decided that it was time for a changing of the guard, and Dick LeBeau came to the mutual decision along with the organization that he would resign as…



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Sammie Coates Anxious To Get Things Going With Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Sammie Coates may be new in town, but he already knows exactly what a quarterback wants to hear. And rather than wait to hear from his new quarterback, one of the first things the Auburn standout did after the Steelers drafted him in the third…


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Roethlisberger Carries Key Members Of Offense Away For Weekend

It won’t be long until the Pittsburgh Steelers OTA sessions get underway and ahead of that, it looks like quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is getting several key members of the offense together for a little rest, relaxation and fun. Wide receiver Antonio Brown posted a picture Thursday that included him, Martavis…


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Sammie Coates Brings Needed Depth To Crucial WR Position

While the Pittsburgh Steelers knew going in that their draft board would, by the end of the weekend skew heavily to the defense, and general manager Kevin Colbert acknowledged that they had the sense that it might work out to the 6-to-2 ratio that ended up being the case, the…


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2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Auburn WR Sammie Coates

After failing to have a scouting report on him before the draft, an evaluation of the Pittsburgh Steelers third round selection, wide receiver Sammie Coates. #18 – Sammie Coates/WR Auburn: 6’1/3 212 The Good – Elite measurable and long arms, 33 3/8 inches were second longest of any WR at…


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Sammie Coates Bears Similarities To Martavis Bryant

Bypassing other potential needs, or ‘wants’, in the third round after securing their outside linebacker and cornerback in the first two rounds of the draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers chose to add depth to a strength position by drafting wide receiver Sammie Coates with the 87th overall pick. Coates is, of…


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After Landing Versatile Dupree, Steelers Move On To Day-Two

After posting such mind-boggling numbers at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine in February, it was clear Kentucky’s Bud Dupree was going to skyrocket up draft boards. Some even had him mocked in the top ten picks. However, as the Pittsburgh Steelers round one selection crept closer Thursday night, it became…



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Roethlisberger Could Be Primed For MVP-Caliber Season

No Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback has hoisted the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award since 1978 when the “Blonde Bomber”, Terry Bradshaw, took it home. That season, he threw for 2,915 yards with 28 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions. Those numbers were in a different era though, whenever quarterbacks didn’t wear dresses and…


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For 2015 Steelers, Season Already Began

Under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement of the NFL, it places limits on all 32 team’s offseason programs, and yesterday began Phase One, which per NFL policy, only allows players to entertain strength and/or cardiovascular exercises. Regardless if the players were meeting up for a film session or even to…


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Antonio Brown Holdout Could Lead To More Reps For Young Wideouts

While it’s still very unclear just how the Antonio Brown situation will ultimately play out, given that we have just learned about it after his agent reportedly leaked the information to the media, I do think it’s safe to presume that, more likely than not, coming opening day, he will…


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Steelers Showing Genuine Interest In Drafting WR Early

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers continued to play host to draft hopefuls, with Friday’s edition featuring Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong. The 19th out of state pre-draft visit thus far, Strong is the fifth wide receiver that the Steelers have brought in to the South Side thus far, out of…


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Steelers 2015 Draft Needs: Wide Receiver

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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Steelers To Host Auburn WR Sammie Coates For Pre Draft Visit

According to several Wednesday media reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be bringing Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates in for a pre draft visit over the course of the next few weeks. Coates, who measures in at 6-1, 212-pounds, caught 34 passes for 741 yards and four touchdowns last season ijn…


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Video: Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Busy Working On His Hands

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton is heading into his third season and big things are expected out of the Oregon State product in 2015, according to offensive coordinator Todd Haley. On Tuesday, the Steelers former third-round draft pick posted a video on his Instagram account that featured him working…


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Third-Year Players Will Help Shape Course Of Steelers’ Season

It’s often said that it’s not your rookie class that will make the difference in your season, it’s the second- and third-year players who will shape the direction of your team. We also often hear that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ system takes a couple of seasons to learn, particularly on the…


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Steelers 2015 Pre-Draft Movements: Wide Receiver

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with 12 players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency, and another three players who would be restricted free agents. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents in addition to tendering all three of their restricted free agents. Pittsburgh also added…


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Steelers Must Do More Than Find A Returner To Improve Kickoffs

For the last few seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had a fairly unsettled situation at the position of kick returner. The last time the team has had any meaningfully consistent success at the position was when they actually kept a designated spot on the roster for a player whose sole…



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Steelers’ “Goods” On Offense Could Translate Into Greatness

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did not hold back yesterday when he set the bar for his team’s offensive production headed into the 2015 season, essentially saying that the sky is the limit. “My expectation is they’re capable of being the very best because we have the goods”, he…


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Mike Tomlin Expects Dri Archer Will Have Productive Second Season

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Dri Archer certainly didn’t have a memorable rookie season as the third round draft pick out of Kent State only managed to register 17 total offensive touches that resulted in 63 total yards in the 12 games that he dressed for. Even so, Steelers head coach…


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Todd Haley Wants To Give Dri Archer 5-6 Touches A Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t given up on second-year running back Dri Archer, according to offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Mark Kaboly wrote that Haley spoke yesterday at a fan forum, addressing a number of topics, with Archer’s role in the future being among them. Archer wasn’t exactly the…