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Maurkice Pouncey: “I Can’t Sit Back And Watch”

We know Maurkice Pouncey has a chip on his shoulder. A new resolve this year to play at a high level. He expanded on those feelings in part two of Missi Matthews’ interview with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ center. “[Mike Tomlin] tried to tell me he didn’t want to take as…


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Peter King Praises Steelers Versatility, Flexibility

MMQB’s Peter King joined the Steelers’ Live duo of Missi Matthews and Bob Labriola during OTAs to give his impression of the state of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was quick to point out the team’s ability to win in every way imaginable, even after losing core players. “I think one…


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Pouncey Playing With A Chip On His Shoulder In 2016

Injury history hasn’t been kind to Maurkice Pouncey, missing two of the last three seasons with serious leg injuries. Last year’s journey was the most difficult, a total of seven surgeries to fix and repair complications from his broken fibula. Now fully healthy, he’s playing with a chip on his…


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Ike Taylor: “This Team Will Be Special”

Ike Taylor flew into Pittsburgh during last week’s minicamp and caught up with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews for a quick interview. And he didn’t hold back his optimism for the team’s outlook in 2016. He told Matthews he was excited for the group and as you can see in the title,…


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Danny Smith: “We’re Going To Put The Best People Out There”

We’ve heard a lot from Keith Butler and Todd Haley but like special teams in general, Danny Smith has mostly been forgotten about. But Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews sat down for an exclusive interview with Smith, including getting his thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ punt return situation. If you’ve been following…


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Butler, Wheaton Deliver Early Thoughts On Steelers Top Two Draft Picks

It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler speak publicly, but he’s now finally broken his silence for the first time since the 2016 NFL Draft took place. In an interview this past week with Missi Matthews of steelers.com, Butler, who is now entering…


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Keith Butler’s Simplicity Has Goal Of Instilling Confidence

Dick LeBeau will always be a special member in Pittsburgh Steelers’ history but even the great ones like him have their pitfalls. With the transition from him to Keith Butler, we’ve seen a more player-friendly version of this defense. A simpler one. It gives the new faces the ability to…


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Shazier Spending Offseason In Effort To Get Stronger

Ryan Shazier is never going to look like Levon Kirkland but he’s spending the offseason adding a little extra muscle. “I definitely working on [adding muscle],” he told reporters following today’s practice. “I was rehabbing a lot throughout the offseason. Just trying to get a lot stronger.” Shazier dealt with…


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Cameron Heyward: Comfort, Confidence Keys To Better Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are entering a critical season in their history in many respects. They have an offensive roster that has all the potential in the world to begin rewriting the team’s record books when it comes to points scored, yards gained, and other such fun facts. They are also…


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Todd Haley Reveals Ways Players Can Impress Him During OTAs

Even though it’s only football in shorts, the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff has a well-defined plan as to what they all hope to get accomplished during the team’s OTA and minicamp practices. Additionally, a lot of in-depth player evaluations will certainly take place during those 13 practices and especially when…





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Travis Feeney Knew Shoulder Injuries Would Drop His Draft Stock

It’s a reality most prospects prefer not to entertain. Not getting drafted as high as you think you deserve. That was the situation 6th round pick Travis Feeney found himself in. But at least he knew the reason for his fall. A checkered medical history and concern over the long-term…


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Jerald Hawkins Feeling At Home In Pittsburgh

For a junior entering the NFL against the league’s advisement, you might get the impression Jerald Hawkins might regret his decision. But ask him about it and you won’t hear a twinge of that feeling. In face, he’s elated to call Pittsburgh home. “I feel at home, honestly,” Hawkins told…