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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Says Mike Tomlin Has Already Been ‘Messing’ With Him

Considering how new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was used at Clemson, it’s not surprising that he finished with a 22.2 yards per catch average on his 61 receptions. Those numbers could qualify Bryant for the Mike Tomlin “one trick pony” tag, but according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, that term hasn’t […]

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Alvester Alexander Should Fight For A Roster Spot This Year

The way the offseason has gone, it would seem to be the case that the Pittsburgh Steelers will have a free-floating roster spot at the skill positions on offense by the time training camp and the preseason roll around. While they have five reasonable tight ends, one would figure that they could just as easily […]

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Tomlin, Colbert Discuss The Draft Process In Steelers Behind The Draft Series

For Pittsburgh Steelers fans, the process by which the team goes about assembling their draft strategy has long been a source of curiosity and intrigue. After all, it could be argued that the Steelers have been one of the best teams over the course of the past four plus decades in terms of building their […]

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Giant Nose Tackle

“They’ve been waiting for him to make a play like that for four years!” This is what the announcer said, excitedly, late in the Tennessee game versus South Carolina last season when Daniel McCullers made a big stop. The center tried to reach block him, but McCullers gave him a shove out of the way […]

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2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

With the 2014 NFL Draft now behind us, it’s time for my first offseason 53 man roster prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all of these right, but this is where my head is at after the selection of nine players by the Steelers over the course of the […]

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Maturity, Discipline Issues Among Possible Obstacles To Overcome For Some Draft Picks

Among the traits that certain subsets of the Pittsburgh Steelers draft class share with one another are size, speed, and versatility. This is the way that head coach Mike Tomlin summarized the collective in the post-draft press conference. But there’s another trait that a subset of this class also shares, and that would be potential […]

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Time To Answer The Biggest Question Of 2014

By Michael K. Reynolds A strong argument could be made the Rooneys invested in assembling the finest group of football coaches in the league. It’s time to prove this theory. Following a few seasons of veteran releases and an infusion of youth and speed via the draft and free agency the Pittsburgh Steelers are in […]

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Tomlin: “There’s Size, There’s Speed, And There’s Versatility”

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin sat down to try to put into words a summation of the team’s three-day draft haul, he hit the nail on the head with the following description: “there’s size, there’s speed, and there’s versatility”. “Obviously”, he went on, “those are things that we value”, and it shows in […]

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Audio: Steelers GM Kevin Colbert, HC Mike Tomlin Post 2014 NFL Draft Press Conference

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the local media at the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft to discuss the nine players that were selected over the course of the last three days. In case you have yet to hear it, below is the audio from the press conference.

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Ryan Shazier Selection In Line With Sub-Package Philosophy

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has spent a good deal of his talking time this offseason to emphasize the importance of sub-package football in today’s league. Yet when he had a top cornerback available to him at the 15th overall pick, which nobody would have considered a reach, he instead took a linebacker. If […]

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Prospects Likely To Interest The Steelers On Day Two Of The 2014 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently scheduled to have two picks on Friday when the 2014 NFL Draft resumes and there’s still quite a few quality players left on the board. On day two, the Steelers could possibly have their sights set on an outside linebacker, defensive lineman, wide receiver or cornerback. As far as defensive […]

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Steelers Still Hope LB Sean Spence Can Come Back Despite Addition Of Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier

The selection Thursday night of Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft might be taken as a sign by many that inside linebacker Sean Spence might not ever make it back to the football field. During the post selection press conference, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert talked about […]

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Final Say On Draft Picks A Process Of Collaboration For Steelers, Says Bill Cowher

When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL draft, it’s virtually guaranteed that the following question will be raised more than once: who has final say? When Chuck Noll was still the head coach, he had final say on who was drafted, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Still, when it […]

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Report: Thanks To Teams Volunteering, Steelers Might Not Be Forced To Hard Knocks

While we will likely have to wait a few more weeks for the official word on which team will be the subject matter this year on the HBO training camp documentary “Hard Knocks”, a Wednesday report would lead you to believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be that team. According to Bart Hubbuch of the […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft Version 4.0 – Final Edition

The 2014 NFL Draft will finally get underway in New York City Thursday evening, so it is now time for my final Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft of the year. As I say every year, mock drafts are never satisfying to me as the chance of getting all of the picks correct really doesn’t exist. It’s […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Acknowledges Need Of Hybrid Defensive Linemen

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to play a lot of sub package football on defense and that figures to be the case once again in 2014 thanks to more and more teams using multiple-receiver formations on early downs in order to spread defenses out. During the Steelers Monday pre draft press conference, head […]

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For Sean Spence, The Question Shifts From If To How He Can Perform

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin held their pre-draft press conference yesterday, which stretched out over about half an hour, and there was plenty of information to parse in that time span. The headline for most, I’m certain, would be Tomlin’s declaration that inside linebacker Sean Spence is “healthy and […]

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Mike Tomlin Reminds That Steelers Have Other Defensive Ends

One of the main themes during the course of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pre-draft press conference yesterday was the defensive line position, and whether or not the team is set at defensive end after this offseason’s departures. Head coach Mike Tomlin conceded the fact that “we’ve lost more than we’ve added”, with the notable losses of […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Gives T Mike Adams A Post-Trial Vote Of Confidence

Last week, the three men accused of stabbing Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams last summer were found not guilty of attempted murder as the defense attorneys managed to convince the jury that the former second-round draft pick’s version of what transpired early that morning wasn’t without question. While the jury might not have shown confidence […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Says Defensive Line Positional Group Still Incomplete

We’ve long speculated that there’s still a possibility that the Pittsburgh Steelers will re-sign veteran free agent defensive end Brett Keisel later on in the summer and during the Monday’s pre draft press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin addressed his situation heading into the big weekend. “The door is not closed to anybody that’s on […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says At Least 19 Players They’d Be Happy To Get At 15th Overall

The Pittsburgh Steelers held their pre draft press conference on Monday and while general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t reveal any earth shattering news during it, they both again talked about the good depth of this year’s draft class. “We are picking at 15 and the player that’s going to be […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Says LB Sean Spence Is Healthy And Working

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin held their annual pre draft press conference on Monday and during it they were asked to update the status of inside linebacker Sean Spence, who is still trying to battle back from a serious knee injury suffered in the 2012 preseason finale. “He’s healthy […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Specialists

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers To Hold Monday Pre Draft Press Conference At Noon

The Pittsburgh Steelers will hold their pre draft press conference on Monday at noon as general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin will field questions from the local media. While the two certainly won’t answer any questions about individual prospects or draft strategy, they might shed a little light on current players already […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Cornerback

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Safety

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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