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2014 Draft Critical For Steelers (As Is Every Other Year)

This upcoming draft is a critical one for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Have you heard that one before? It’s said every single season about just about every team. How often does a team not face a critical draft? How often does a team have such a fully stocked roster that they can actually afford luxury draft […]

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Steelers Not Foregoing Safety In Pre-Draft Analysis

After the Pittsburgh Steelers signed safety Mike Mitchell at the start of the free agent signing period this offseason, the popular belief among the fan base was that the team wouldn’t be addressing the position during the 2014 NFL Draft. However, judging by the players that have already been brought in for pre draft visits, […]

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Albert Breer: Lessons Learned On The New Salary Cap Realities

The monetary landscape for players and teams has changed a fair bit since the lockout a few seasons ago. The uncapped year created opportunities for some, and problems for others—even later on down the road. When the new Collective Bargaining Agreement was reached, the salary cap was kept low for the first few years. It […]

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Gil Brandt Has Steelers As One Of Five Teams With Tons At Stake In Upcoming Draft

The annual draft is certainly important every year for every team in the NFL, but on Wednesday, NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt listed the Pittsburgh Steelers as one of five teams he believes the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft is especially important for. Brandt writes: Pittsburgh’s core players are clearly getting up there in age — […]

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Draft Analyst Bucky Brooks Has Two Defensive Backs For The Steelers In Latest Mock Draft

NFL.com draft analyst Bucky Brooks has now released his fifth mock of the offseason and this time around he has tackled the first two rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft. Brooks has the Pittsburgh Steelers taking two defensive backs with their selections and his second round choice might surprise you. In the first round, Brooks […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Safety

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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Steelers Are Middle Of The Road In Terms Of Roster Turnover

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers made the playoffs was in 2011. The current Steelers roster, whom have gone 16-16 since then, contains just 16 players left from that last playoff appearance, coming after a 12-4 regular season. And that seemingly substantial roster turnover is actually just middle-of-the-road turnover in today’s NFL, according to an […]

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Mike Munchak Makes His Hiring Sound Even Better

There seems to be a general consensus among many that the biggest move the Pittsburgh Steelers made this offseason was replacing offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, Jr. with the highly respected Mike Munchak, a Hall of Fame offensive lineman in his own right as well as an accomplished offensive line coach. Even with the re-signing […]

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On The Steelers And Premature Evaluation

Generally speaking, I have passively been an advocate of Pro Football Focus at times by referencing their data when I see it fit to do so. I give them credit for taking on the herculean task of cataloging every snap from every team in every game and formulating a comprehensive system of analysis in an […]

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Steelers Could Continue Safety Inspection

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers have taken the safety position very seriously this free agency period, they none the less have continued to do their due diligence when it comes to scouting the top of the draft class at the position, bringing in Calvin Pryor for a visit yesterday. The Steelers traded their 2014 third-round […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Safety

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Steelers Offer Little Guarantees To Their Incoming Free Agents

In stark contrast to recent offseasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers have already handed out new contracts to seven different free agents coming from other teams over the course of the past month since the start of free agency. In the process, they have handed out close to $40 million, with only Mike Mitchell’s contract extending beyond […]

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Recapping The Steelers’ Uncharacteristic Madness Of March

The Pittsburgh Steelers have often found themselves busy in March in recent years, but that has generally come before the start of the new league year, just to get in cap compliance. This year was a bit different, as the team was able to actually add some pieces from other teams, including a new starter […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Was Spot On With His Free Agency Prediction

Prior the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert weighed in with his thoughts on the then-upcoming free agency signed period during a radio interview and at that time he speculated that it could be different from the norm. “I think there’s a possibility we could be more active in the free […]

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CBS Draftniks Have Steelers Taking Taylor Lewan, Darqueze Dennard 15th Overall In Latest Mock Drafts

CBS Sports draftniks Rob Rang and Dane Brugler have both released a new set of mocks of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and both have gone in entirely different directions with the Pittsburgh Steelers 15th overall selection. Rang, who in his last mock draft had the Steelers drafting Alabama safety Ha Ha […]

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Leadership Is A Natural Part Of Roster Evolution

Leadership does not exist in a vacuum. It is not finite, and losing a source of leadership does not represent a lower ‘ceiling’ of leadership qualities. That is what the Pittsburgh Steelers are banking on this season, especially following the releases of linebackers Larry Foote and LaMarr Woodley, two of the most veteran players on […]

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CBS Sports Draftnik Pat Kirwan Has Minnesota DT Ra’shede Hageman For The Steelers In Latest Mock Draft

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent safety Mike Mitchell, we’re starting to see the major media draftniks slot a few different players in the 15th overall selection of their first-round mocks of the 2014 NFL Draft. On Friday, Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports released his newest mock draft and he has Minnesota […]

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Time To Turn Down The Panic Meter On Depth In March

A great deal of people have expressed their concern over the apparent lack of depth that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently face on their roster in the middle of March. Indeed, the team may well not be quite as deep in many areas as they typically are by this point in the offseason compared to most […]

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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Believes He Was A Pro Bowl Snub Last Season

New Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell said he hopes to under-promise and over-deliver for his new team in a recent interview on Ohio University radio station WOUB. Mitchell, who recorded 66 total tackles, three and a half sacks and four interceptions in 2013, is also coming to Pittsburgh carrying a bit of a chip on […]

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Sports Illustrated Draftnik Has Steelers Taking MSU CB Darqueze Dennard In Latest Mock Draft

We are staring to see a trend in the latest batch of mocks of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent safety Mike Mitchell. Outside of Rob Rang of CBS Sports, the major media draftniks appear to be abandoning the notion of the Steelers taking […]

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Are The Steelers Rebuilding This Offseason?

There has been some discussion this offseason over whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers are actually ‘rebuilding’. It’s a none too surprising topic, given the team’s .500 record over the past two seasons, but is there evidence to support the argument? The Steelers have already allowed a handful of free agents to walk, many of […]

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Steelers Still Have Plenty Of Salary Cap Space To Sign Free Agent DE Alex Carrington

A few of you have asked if the Pittsburgh Steelers still have enough salary cap space to sign Buffalo Bills unrestricted free agent defensive end Alex Carrington and the short answer to that question is, yes, as long as his asking price is not through the roof. After the Steelers re-signed veteran offensive lineman Guy […]

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CBS Sports Draftniks Both Have Steelers Drafting Defensive Backs In Latest Mock Drafts

It’s Monday and CBS Sports draftniks Rob Rang and Dane Brugler have both released their latest mocks of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft as we enter week two of the new league year. For Rang, he has the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, while Brugler has Michigan State cornerback […]

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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Chimes In On Recent Arrest Of Colts Owner Jim Irsay

Much like the player he’s been signed to replace, new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell certainly isn’t one to hold his tongue when it comes to the league and how they handle discipline of players. On Monday, Mitchell has already chimed in on the recent arrest of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for driving under […]

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Breakdown Of New Steelers S Mike Mitchell

By Alex Kozora Using the All-22 Coaches Tape, here is an evaluation of new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell. Beginning with individual game breakdowns and notes. I watched five games of Mitchell in 2013. For each, I did a pre and post snap tally. Looked at the following categories. Pre-Snap Free Safety or Strong Safety […]

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Steelers Have Been Both Proactive And Reactionary So Far During Free Agency

With the second week of free agency now about to begin, many of you have posted that the Pittsburgh Steelers have seemed to be more reactionary than proactive so far this offseason. While that seems to be true over the course of this past weekend, let us not forget that they really have been proactive […]

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