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Who Is The Steelers Most Polarizing Player?

Had a good discussion Monday with Dave on The Terrible Podcast, talking about Lawrence Timmons and if he’s the most polarizing player on the team. I didn’t totally agree with the assessment, though I understand it, but it got me to thinking: if it isn’t Timmons (and maybe you think it…



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Post 2016 Minicamp: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again and let me be one of the first to welcome you to the weekend. The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their annual mandatory minicamp this past week and as far as I can tell, the team didn’t suffer any significant injuries. That, in…


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Steelers S Mike Mitchell Able To Participate More During Minicamp

After missing all of the team’s OTA practices due to his surgically repaired shoulder, it appeared as though veteran Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was destined to also miss this week’s mandatory minicamp. That wound up not being the case, however, as Mitchell was reportedly far enough along in his…


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Shamarko Thomas Benefiting From Running With First-Team Defense

Aside from the time that he missed during training camp after being sidelined with a shoulder injury following a tackle in practice, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas spent the entire offseason running with the first-team defense. And so far, that is where he has been yet again, running with the…


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Robert Golden: ‘My Opportunity Is Finally Coming Around’

Last year, the narrative was that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas had been ‘waiting’ for his opportunity to play after long-time strong safety Troy Polamalu retired following the 2014 season. Thomas was expected to enter the starting lineup, but a loss of confidence from the coaching staff reduced him to…


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Former Steelers S Will Allen Waiting For Any Team To Call

Very early in the offseason, before the start of the new league year in mid-March, we learned that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not plan to re-sign safety Will Allen, who started 15 games including the playoffs last season, missing three games due to injury. Later that month, Allen spoke about…



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The Pessimist’s Take” Fair To Question Medical Staff?

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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One Step To Take: Mike Mitchell

New series we’re kicking off here to get us through the upcoming dog days of the offseason. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game….


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2016 Steelers Stock Watch – S Mike Mitchell – Stock Up

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…


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Steelers S Mike Mitchell Readily Accepts New Leadership Role

During his first two years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, veteran safety Mike Mitchell has worked extensively at learning all of the nuances of the team’s defense and that had to be somewhat challenging being as he’s played for two different defensive coordinators during that span. Now entering his third season…


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The Optimist’s Take: More Blitzburgh

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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Steelers Tuesday OTA Practice Extra Notes From Media

The Pittsburgh Steelers completed their first OTA practice on Tuesday and here are a few tidbits that aren’t likely to show up in print that were passed along by Trib Live Radio, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Steelers Nation Radio. During the seven shots drill, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had scoring tosses to…


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Recap Of Steelers Injured Players Ahead Of First OTA Practices Of 2016

With the Pittsburgh Steelers set to begin their annual OTA practices on Tuesday, here is a quick recap of the players who entered the offseason with injuries and those who had surgeries scheduled. C Maurkice Pouncey (fibula) – Pouncey might not be allowed to participate in practices this coming week…