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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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Key To Competition For Tajh Boyd Is Grasping The Mental Aspect

The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in an interesting position when it comes to the near future regarding their quarterback depth chart. Of course, Ben Roethlisberger will be heading that list for at least another five seasons, one hopes, following the new contract that he signed this offseason, which will carrying…


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Steelers Have Spot Open For UDFA Along O-Line

Although the ninth lineman is not held in quite the same regard as is the third quarterback within the South Side facility, it’s still generally true that the Pittsburgh Steelers prefer to carry nine offensive linemen on their 53-man roster. And that means that there’s a spot open for one…


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Anthony Chickillo An Interesting Conversion Project Study

The NFL certainly has changed over the years. Or should I say, the players have changed. In the mid-1980s, Tony Chickillo was a defensive lineman, even playing nose tackle, for Bud Carson’s 3-4 defense with the New York Jets. He was 6’3” and played at 262 lbs. His son, new…


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2015 NFL Draft Grades: Mel Kiper Jr. Ranks Steelers High

Would you like to know what ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. thinks about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 draft? No? Well, I’m going to tell you anyway. Not that it means anything, but Kiper gave the Steelers weekend haul of eight players an “A-” grade. Kiper writes: The Steelers had…


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2015 First Round Mock Draft

The 2015 NFL Draft will begin in less than an hour so I guess I should slip in my annual mock of the first-round. Last year I luckily matched six picks, so my goal is to at least equal that number again this year. I didn’t have time to add…


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The Steelers Future’s Report: Tajh Boyd

Name: Tajh Boyd College: Clemson Height: 6’1 Weight: 222 Born: 9-25-1990 We have officially come to the end of the first ever Steelers Future’s report and we will finish up the evaluations with former Clemson standout, quarterback Tajh Boyd. Boyd joins the Steelers after being cut by the New York Jets…






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2015 Villanova Pro Day Recap

If you heard me on yesterday’s The Terrible Podcast, I mentioned my trip to Villanova’s Pro Day. And now, my full notes from Monday’s workout. – The event was held at the YSC Sports Facility, about 20 minutes from the Villanova campus, and also where the Philadelphia Union practice. That…



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Steelers 2015 Draft: Top 70 Big Board 6.0

Well it’s been around two weeks since I posted the last Big Board. The first wave of free agency has come and gone and holy cow what a wave! The Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens and many more teams were wheeling and dealing during the legal…