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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…


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Film Room: Cover 3 Still A Steelers’ Staple

When you think of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense, you probably circle a couple of common concepts: tough, hard-hitting, stellar run defense, and a potent pass rush. That’s been a constant since the 1970s. But the scheme wrapped around those core football values has evolved. Bud Carson’s Cover 2, a 4-3…



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Bengals Bank On S Shawn Williams With 4-Year Extension

I wrote just recently, a short couple of days ago, about the Cincinnati Bengals and their safety tandem, now that veteran Reggie Nelson left in free agency and signed with the Raiders. Fifth-year safety George Iloka also hit free agency this year, but was retained on a five-year, $30 million…



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Ike Taylor Calls Steelers’ Secondary Most Physical In NFL

Ike Taylor saying positive things about his Pittsburgh Steelers certainly isn’t going to lead the topic of conversation, but there’s never a dull moment when asked to give his opinion. That’s what he did the other day on NFL Network where he ranked the top three hardest hitting secondaries. After…


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2016 Steelers Stock Watch – S Will Allen – Stock Down

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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Young Secondary Facing Learning Curve En Route To Contributing

When the Pittsburgh Steelers field their first defense of the 2016 season, they will be able to do so selecting from a pool of defensive backs that are decidedly more talented, or at least higher in pedigree, than that which was available to them through a somewhat tumultuous year in…


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Steelers Banking On Return After Major Investment On Defense

Over the course of the past four draft classes, the Pittsburgh Steelers have used every one of their first-round picks on a defensive player. The last time that the team devoted four consecutive picks to one side of the ball in the first round was in the 50s, when they…