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2014 NFL Draft Class: Analyzing The Numbers Of Players Cut

By Alex Kozora The initial roster cuts were announced yesterday afternoon. While there’s so many angles we could attack for this article, we’ll focus on the 2014 rookie class as a whole. As Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans are way too familiar with by now, two healthy drafted rookies could not crack the 53 this year and […]

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Steelers Blanked By Panthers In Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers closed out their 2014 preseason by getting shut-out at home by the Carolina Panthers 10-0 in a game that featured a lot of sloppy play by both teams. The Panthers got on the scoreboard early as they drove 62 yards on 14 plays against the Steelers starting defense on the opening possession […]

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Steelers WR Lance Moore Missed Eagles Game With Leg Tightness

Veteran newcomer wide receiver Lance Moore sat out the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles and now we know the reason why. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, Moore experienced some “tightness” in one of his legs and sat out the game as a precaution. “It was kind of a situation […]

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Steelers DE Brett Keisel Set To Be 5th Oldest Defensive Player In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel will return for a 13th season in 2014, but you might be surprised to know that the soon-to-be 36-year-old is still not in the top-four oldest defensive players still in the league. Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson currently gets the honor of being the oldest defensive player in the […]

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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers WR Lance Moore

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Signed in the off-season from the New Orleans Saints, veteran Lance Moore was brought in to replace some of the production vacated by Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders. The Pittsburgh Steelers receiving corps was lacking a real veteran presence until Moore was signed. He will bring energy and consistency to the […]

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Andy Not So Dandy Against AFC North

A few days ago, the Cincinnati Bengals gave quarterback Andy Dalton a six-year extension with a base value of all seven years totaling out at $96 million. Dalton can max that deal out to $115 million if he wins the Super Bowl this upcoming season, but I’m willing to bet that he won’t. In fact, […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger On Top Of His Game, And The No Huddle

At age 32, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is no neophyte. He knows it, and he feels it, both the good and the bad. He knows that some of his natural physical attributes are beginning to deteriorate, which is why he’s committed more than ever this offseason to ensure that his physical training regimen and […]

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Pro Football Focus Argues Jimmy Graham Is A Tight End

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham yesterday filed an appeal for the arbitration ruling earlier this month that declared him as a tight end rather than a wide receiver when his team designated him their franchise player. The appeal was merely procedural, as the two sides are expected to reach a long-term deal, perhaps […]

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Richard Mann Doesn’t Seem To Have Much Faith In Lance Moore As A Run Blocker

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Richard Mann doesn’t really beat around the bush when talking about his players and that was the certainly the case recently when he was asked to talk about newcomer Lance Moore, who the team signed during the offseason to help fill the void that was created when Jerricho Cotchery signed […]

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Future HOF TE Tony Gonzalez Believes Position-Based Pay Is Backward

Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is widely credited with helping to revolutionize the position, incorporating it more into the production of the offensive machine, rather than as an extension of the offensive line. Consequently, he holds, or has held, just about every conceivable tight end record of meaning. One […]

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Newcomer Lance Moore Has A Clutchness Level That Emmanuel Sanders Lacked

The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to run off to the Denver Broncos uncontested during the offseason and in all likelihood he won’t be missed one bit. While Sanders is regarded by many as being an above average route runner that managed to catch 67 passes in 2013, it’s his […]

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All-Pro To No Show: Josh Gordon’s Off-Field Battle

Every once in a while, there is a football news story involving another team that transcends individual franchises. For example, we’ve recently been discussing New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and the implications that may one day stem from his franchise tender arbitration. Unfortunately, there’s a more sobering storyline currently unfolding for a division […]

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Jimmy Graham’s Franchise Tag Arbitration Brings Up Questions About Position

Earlier this week, an arbitrator ruled that New Orleans Saints “pass catcher” Jimmy Graham is indeed a tight end, and not a wide receiver, as he attempted to argue. The purpose of the challenge was to contend that the Saint’s franchise tag placed upon him was undervalued, because the value of the franchise tag for […]

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Next Man Up Syndrome Applies To Coaches Too

All it takes is one bad game for the entire house of cards to come crashing down—or at least that seems to be how it is in the minds of some fans. I am speaking about the vaunted ‘Dick LeBeau defense’, and now that we’ve been through essentially a whole season of below par defense, […]

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Digging Deeper Into A Fair Contract Extension For Steelers CB Cortez Allen

With the contract extension for Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey now out of the way, the team can now turn their attention to a few other players that are entering the final year of their rookie contracts. One of those players could be cornerback Cortez Allen, but it’s tough to find comparisons to the former […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Knows He Has To Set The Standard

Even though he’s only entering his fifth year in the league, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been around long enough to know what’s expected from players during this portion of the offseason. By the sound of things, he likes the chemistry that he’s seeing develop between the new and old players as the […]

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Vic So’oto Is Reportedly Pushing Chris Carter During Steelers OTA Practices

Who is Vic So’oto and should we should start paying more attention to him? According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, So’oto, who was signed to a futures contract by the Pittsburgh Steelers back in January, appears to be putting the heat on fellow outside linebacker Chris Carter through five OTA practices. So’oto was […]

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Saints Waive Former Steelers G Mike Golic Jr.

It looks like the tough times are continuing for guard Mike Golic Jr. as he was waived Monday by the New Orleans Saints. Golic, who signed less than a month ago with the Saints, originally came into the league as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers last April. He is the son of former NFL […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Slot Receiver

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Excited To See What WR Markus Wheaton Can Do

After having to miss a lot of playing and practice time during his rookie season due to a finger injury, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton is expected to show this offseason that he deserves to start opposite Antonio Brown in 2014. At the conclusion of the Steelers first OTA practice of the 2014 season […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Hopes New Players Can Pick Up No-Huddle Quickly

If given his druthers, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would more than likely want to run even more no-huddle offense in 2014 than was run last season, but with all of the turnover that has taken place this past offseason at the skill positions, it might take a little while to get everyone on offense […]

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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New WR Lance Moore

By Alex Kozora Continuing with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ free agency breakdown, we’ll evaluate former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore. To evaluate Moore, we broke plays down into two categories. Where he lined up on the field and the route he ran. There are three pre-snap designations for him based on where he lined […]

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Contract For New Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Should Total Out At Around $9.5 Million

It will be a while until new Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier signs his first NFL contract, but thanks to the new CBA slotting system and current rookie pool estimates, we have a pretty good idea what that deal will look like. Shazier’s deal will be four years and according to Over The Cap, it […]

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Lance Moore’s Down Season In 2013 Explained

Last season, former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore had what could only really be described as a down year by his standards. He recorded under 500 receiving yards and just two touchdowns, which is something that he hadn’t done since 2009, when ankle and hamstring injuries limited him to just seven games. Injuries […]

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Draft Fatigue Is Real, And The League Should Take Notice

The NFL draft fatigue is evidently very real, and hopefully the league will learn something from this in the future rather than continue to tempt fate and risk losing interest in their offseason goings-on, now that the league has successfully turned itself into a year-round business. The league has expressed its interest before in creating […]

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Lance Moore “Lucky” To Swap Franchise QBs

New Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore is moving from one Super Bowl-winning quarterback to another, after spending his career up to this point with the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees. No doubt that was a major draw for him as a free agent after the Saints released him, to be able to move […]

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