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Season Of Change – Speed From All Corners

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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Numbers Crunch: Turning The Secondary Up To 11

When looking back at the roster during the 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one thing that sticks out to me is just how little turnover there is in the secondary. I say this with the awareness of the glaring caveat of longtime starting free safety Ryan Clark being replaced with the rare significant free […]

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Golf Helps Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons Have The Right Mentality On Game Days

If you’ve ever attempted to play the game of golf on a regular basis, you probably know how frustrating it is to get a little white ball to go exactly where you want it to. However, for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons, the sport of kings has become a “therapeutic obsession” of sorts, according to […]

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Season Of Change – Sub-Package Strategy

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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Pereira: Defensive Holding Will Be Point Of Emphasis This Season

According to former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira, during the NFL officiating clinic that took place yesterday, officials were briefed on various points of emphasis regarding the upcoming season, and the headliner from the event was unquestionably the new emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding. As Pereira Tweeted: “More offense!” According to a […]

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Steelers S Shamarko Thomas: ‘I’m More Knowledgeable About This Defense’

While Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas failed to play a defensive snap during the second half of the 2013 season, he played enough in the first eight games to know just how complicated the defense run by Dick LeBeau really is. “I was all over the place last year because I didn’t know the playbook,” […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 13 Versus Ravens

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today’s edition brings you Week 13 […]

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Steelers Listed Seventh In ESPN Future Power Rankings

ESPN yesterday unveiled their 2014 NFL Future Power Rankings, which predicts and ranks each NFL team according to who is best positioned for success in the near future, over the course of the next three seasons. The Pittsburgh Steelers fared better than you might think in this ESPN Insider feature. In last year’s Future Power Rankings […]

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Season Of Change – Free Agent Starters

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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For Steelers, Health Is Happiness

During an offseason of uncommon change for an organization as conservative in its movements as the Pittsburgh Steelers, there has been a significant amount of focus in recent months on these amendments, as well as discussion about which move will prove to be the most significant offseason acquisition. The go-to answer tends to be new […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Safety

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a need should arise for further […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 3 Versus Bears

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Continuing in the series, the Week […]

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Steelers Not In The Market For Rent-A-Corner

Despite reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers had legitimate interest in obtaining the services of former Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers, it never seemed very likely that anything would actually come of it, and yesterday he signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers, making the discussion wholly irrelevant. ESPN reporter Field Yates reports that […]

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Steelers Sub-Packages Should See Improvement

Yesterday, ESPN’s John Clayton took a look at how players in sub-packages are beginning to command more respect by front offices, even if many of them are not technically starters, and thus are getting paid more. Of course, the fact that teams are employing sub-packages more and more frequently has a lot to do with […]

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Five Storylines To Watch During This Year’s Steelers Mandatory Minicamp

The Pittsburgh Steelers will conduct their three-day mandatory minicamp this week and it will be the last set of practices prior to training camp taking place. Here are the five main storylines that we’ll be watching this week. Troy Time – Veteran safety Troy Polamalu will presumably be in town this week after choosing to […]

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Minicamp Will Reveal First Glimpse Of New Safety Tandem

With the 10 allotted OTA practices now under wraps following last week’s slate, the next event on the horizon before the dead time that precedes training camp in July is the mandatory minicamp, set to take place this week. It’s not that much different from the OTA sessions, but it is, at the very last, […]

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Pro Football Focus Not Impressed With Steelers’ Depth

Earlier this offseason, way back in February, Pro Football Focus projected the starting lineups of each team based on their then-current roster, and the site actually came away with a fairly positive take on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 prospects. There were a few changes from the lineup since then, of course. Notably, at that time […]

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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Ready To Work With Troy Polamalu

New Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell has already talked to his new secondary counterpart, safety Troy Polamalu, since being signed during the offseason, but he’s yet to work with him on the practice field. That figures to change next week, however, when the Steelers mandatory minicamp gets underway and Mitchell looks forward to that happening. […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Mike Mitchell The Next Ryan Clark?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steve McLendon Weight, Offense Expectations & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 109 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still not back settled after his weekend off, Alex Kozora joins me once again to talk about all of the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. In this episode, Alex and I talk about the recent reports concerning the weight and current health of […]

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Steelers S Mike Mitchell Likes How Dick LeBeau Intends On Using Him

New Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders back in 2009 and since that time he’s already played four different defensive coordinators. Dick LeBeau will Mitchell’s fifth different defensive coordinator in as many years and he likes what the Hall of Famer currently has planned for him in 2014. “I […]

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Steelers Teammates Waiting To See Mike Mitchell Hit

By all accounts thus far, new Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell appears to be everything the team thought he would be through two blocks of OTAs, which is a good thing considering he was their prized free agent acquisition on whom they are counting to be an opening day starter. Mitchell is a workout […]

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Steelers Fulfilled The Need For Defensive Speed This Offseason

Once unanimously regarded as the fastest player on the team, even veteran cornerback Ike Taylor was surprised by the collective team speed on display when he returned to Latrobe for the second set of OTAs for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 12th-year veteran believes this team will be “super-duper fast” in 2014 with the combination of […]

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Will Allen Still Ahead Of Shamarko Thomas On Steelers Depth Chart

On Sunday, I wrote about how Pittsburgh Steelers second-year safety Shamarko Thomas might find it tough to see the field in 2014 as much as he did as a rookie and according to a Monday report by Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Syracuse product still has some climbing up the depth chart to […]

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Steelers S Shamarko Thomas Might Be Headed For Less Playing Time In 2014

Prior to him suffering an ankle injury in the Week 10 game last season against the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas registered a whopping 193 snaps of playing time on defense. Once he was healthy, however, he never played another snap all season. With less than 100 days to go until the start […]

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Audio: Saturday Morning Interview On TribLive Radio

If you would like for me to keep you company today while you mow your grass or wash your car, you can download my Saturday morning interview with Michael Grau of Trib Live Radio. The interview is nearly 25 minutes long and we talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers first week of OTA practices in addition to several […]

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