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Keith Butler Rebuilding Relationship With Defense, LeBeau

As Keith Butler continues to prepare his defense for the first time in the role of defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he has found that while the nucleus of that defense core should remain intact, there are also some things that he has been eager to try out for…



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Steelers Rookie L.T. Walton Looks Up To Mentor Cameron Heyward

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive end L.T. Walton isn’t guaranteed a roster spot this year even though he was one of the team’s eight draft picks, Regardless, the Central Michigan product has chosen himself the right mentor to help in his efforts. “Since I’ve been here I’ve been looking up to…


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Steelers LB Shawn Lemon Looking Forward To Sacks, Proving People Wrong

After recording 13 sacks last season and tying a CFL record by recovering eight fumbles, new Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Shawn Lemon is now looking forward to showing that he can make his mark in the NFL. In a recent interview with Mike Prisuta of steelers.com, Lemon, who played his…


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Steelers LB Howard Jones Remembers Preseason TD Against Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Howard Jones will certainly need a solid training camp and preseason if he’s going to make the team’s 53-man roster this year. Included in that, the undrafted free agent out of Shepherd will likely need to make more plays like he did last preseason. One of those…


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Porter’s Career Makes Him Credible Voice For Players

Joey Porter was known as a quote machine as a player and that hasn’t tapered off as a coach. But instead of him using his words to motivate those around him, he’s become more technical and informational as a coach. Dubbed with the task of coaching up numerous young players…



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William Gay Shows Football IQ In Two Minute Drill

Part of practice is to work on individual fundamentals. But another section, especially when hitting is still outlawed, is dedicated to situational work. The Pittsburgh Steelers dedicated part of today’s first day of minicamp to their two minute drill. The defense prevailed as William Gay intercepted a Ben Roethlisberger on…


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Ben Roethlisberger’s Improvement Obvious To Coaches

Ben Roethlisberger is no longer just the, manage his pass attempts, pick your spots type of quarterback he was coming into the league in 2004. Not the seemingly freelance first, take off running, collide into linebackers downfield player. Make no mistake, there are still parts of his game that hearken back to…


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Mike Tomlin Wants DBs To Do More Than Just Catch The Ball

The Pittsburgh Steelers have done nothing to hide the fact that they have been actively pursuing ways to improve their ability to take the ball away on defense, which is something that they failed to do with great efficiency last year for about the fourth straight season. It’s become such…



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Steelers Want WR Markus Wheaton To Improve His YAC In 2015

I dedicated one of my Thursday posts to a few receiving stats from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season and in it I included the average yards after catch numbers. If you read that post, you probably noticed that wide receiver Markus Wheaton had a very low YAC average last season…


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Ryan Shazier Right Back Where He Started

A lot has happened in the year since the Pittsburgh Steelers first took the field for OTAs last Spring, particularly when it comes to the team’s 2014 first-round draft pick, Ryan Shazier. But just like last year, he opens up the offseason in the starting lineup, at the mack linebacker…


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Antwon Blake Expanding Role In Defensive Backfield

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake entered his second season with the team last year, and went through his first offseason, finally getting a chance to show that he can contribute to the defense as he moved up the depth chart due to injuries and ineffectiveness ahead of him. Ike Taylor’s…