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Ben Roethlisberger: “Our Goal Is to Continue to Improve”

CBS in Pittsburgh’s Bob Pompeani sat down with Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for an exclusive, 15 minute interview, which we’ll link at the bottom. The interview ran the gamut from this upcoming season, league rules changes, past and present teammates, and life as a father. The Steelers’ offense may…


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Alejandro Villanueva Looks To Power His Way To A Roster Spot

When you have a guy on the roster with the backstory of Alejandro Villanueva, it’s essentially a given that he will become a fan favorite regardless of his potential. As a former Army ranger who has served overseas, one would figure that he should have little trouble “riding the emotional…


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Danny Smith’s Coaching Journey Goes Full Circle

In the world of coaching, it’s a rarity to be able to say you’re on a team that you grew up rooting for, and one that is near and dear to your heart. Although not as ballyhooed as an offensive or defensive coordinator is, a special teams coach is just…


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Lance Moore Is Glad Steelers Released Him

2014 certainly wasn’t a memorable year for former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore as the veteran only managed to catch 14 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns. After the season was over, it was reported that he wanted to be released and right before the start of the…


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Goodbye May, Hello June: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you. It’s hard to believe that May is almost over and it’s now really beginning to feel like the start of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 training camp is right around the corner. We had quite a bit to talk about this past week thanks to the…


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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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Five Takeaways From The Steelers First Week Of OTAs

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first week of OTA practices on Thursday and while we probably didn’t learn a lot of new information about the 2015 team over the course of the last three days as it relates to individual performances and play on the field, there were a…


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Case Could Be Made For Steelers Going For Two

It struck me as a bit odd yesterday as I read about Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin getting his team some early work practicing two-point conversions during the very first OTA session, but the more I thought about it, the more it seemed to make at least some kind…


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Steelers Have Full Attendance For Start Of OTA Practices

According to several Tuesday reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers had full attendance for their first OTA practice of 2015 and that’s probably something that a lot teams can’t say. In fact, it’s hard to remember the last time that the Steelers had full attendance for the start of OTAs. In the…



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Well Traveled Shawn Lemon Hopes To Find Home In Pittsburgh

I could regurgitate to you the tale of the Miami Dolphins’ Cameron Wake. A former CFL star who seamlessly made the transition to the NFL and landed a multi-year extension. I could sit here and tell you how that’s the path the Pittsburgh Steelers hope Shawn Lemon follows. Of course…


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2015 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post Draft

With the 2015 NFL Draft now behind us, it’s time for my first offseason 53 man roster prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. You will see that there are 54 players listed because of the extra spot needed because of running back Le’Veon Bell being suspended. In the comments below, tell me the selections…



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Rooney Rule Still Evolving To Improve League Hires

Yesterday, I talked about the Rooney Rule a bit and how it came to be 12 years ago, noting the Pittsburgh Steelers’ role in implementing it and in their track record for employing minority coaches. In addition to head coach Mike Tomlin, the Steelers coaching staff includes six other minority…



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Martavis Bryant, The Big Receiver Ben Has Been Clamoring For

Ever since Plaxico Burress left following Ben Roethlisberger’s rookie season, the Steelers quarterback has been lobbying for a taller target, oftentimes through the media. The 6-foot-5 Burress only started 11 games that year , but as coincidence would have it, he posted the best yards-per-catch average of his career when Roethlisberger…


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Will Johnson An Unsung Hero For High-Powered Steelers Offense

In an offense loaded with studs like All-Pros Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell and led by the NFL’s passing yards leader in franchise cornerstone Ben Roethlisberger, there is one man in the starting lineup that is about as obscure as you’ll find. Whether it’s because of the position he plays, the stars around him or…


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C.J. Goodwin Could Be Steelers’ Biggest Sleeper

He may be the most mysterious player on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. A player who bounced around two Division Two schools. One who had just eleven catches his senior year. One reception in training camp, limited by a shoulder injury. Whose claim onto the roster was in part, due to…


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Steelers DL Coach Mitchell A Selfless Man, Just Like His Players

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell can be looked at as a mad scientist of sorts, trying to mold massive pieces of clay into a monstrous Frankenstein type of wrecking machine for the team’s 3-4 defense. Whether it be turning a first-rounder like defensive end Cameron Heyward into one of the best in…


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2015 A Critical Year For Shamarko Thomas

With Troy Polamalu’s retirement, the logical conclusion is for Shamarko Thomas to become the heir to the throne. That appeared to be the plan when the team traded up for the Syracuse safety three years ago and while it’s still a distinct possibility, they sure are making him earn it….


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Get Ready For Longer PATs After Touchdowns

Evidently, the league really is dead set on making life more difficult for kickers. Following a groundswell of support over the course of the offseason for a long-proposed change to the standard procedure for extra points, it seems that the competition committee now has three solid proposals on the table…


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Steelers Should Kick The Tires On Safety D.J. Swearinger

Heading into the 2015 NFL Draft, more than any other position except maybe outside linebacker, the Pittsburgh Steelers needed to add talent to the one area sorely lacking in it, and that’s in the secondary, especially the cornerback position. The team grabbed zone extraordinaire Senquez Golson, a 2014 All-American, in the second round. They…


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Steelers’ Holliman Is An Absolute Wild Card

Former Louisville safety, Gerod Holliman, isn’t your ordinary seventh round draft pick. He tied the single-season interceptions record with 14, a record that stood since for over 40 years. With that comes the accolades, like first team All-American, All-ACC and being a recipient of the Jim Thorpe award, awarded to the…


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Speed, Explosiveness Again A Theme In 2015 Draft For Steelers

Speed was a theme of last year’s draft class, as the Pittsburgh Steelers took Ryan Shazier and his 4.37 in the 40 in the first round, then followed that up by taking the fastest player at the NFL Combine in diminutive scatback, Dri Archer in the third round. This time around, the team had…