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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Ready To Work With Troy Polamalu

New Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell has already talked to his new secondary counterpart, safety Troy Polamalu, since being signed during the offseason, but he’s yet to work with him on the practice field. That figures to change next week, however, when the Steelers mandatory minicamp gets underway and Mitchell looks forward to that happening. […]

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Steelers S Mike Mitchell Likes How Dick LeBeau Intends On Using Him

New Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders back in 2009 and since that time he’s already played four different defensive coordinators. Dick LeBeau will Mitchell’s fifth different defensive coordinator in as many years and he likes what the Hall of Famer currently has planned for him in 2014. “I […]

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Raiders Sign Former Steelers WR David Gilreath

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver David Gilreath has finally found a new home as the former undrafted free agent wide receiver has signed with the Oakland Raiders, according to his agent. Gilreath, who bounced back and forth between the Steelers practice squad and 53 man roster in 2012, never registered a catch in the three […]

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Steelers Film Room – Cover 2 Man

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why […]

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Mike Mitchell Is ‘Totally Confident’ That Darrius Heyward-Bey Will Make The Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey during the offseason and while a spot on the 53 man roster is probably far from guaranteed for him right now as far as the coaches are concerned, safety Mike Mitchell, a fellow teammate of his that also played with him in Oakland, really likes […]

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Steelers K Shaun Suisham Hits 60 Yard Kick During First OTA Practice

Sure, it was only the first day of 2014 OTA practices for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, but that first day was chock-full of good news nonetheless. There’s even good news to report about kicker Shaun Suisham. According to Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times, Suisham was good from 60 yards out during the […]

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Steelers Will Travel Fewest Miles In 2014

Due to them having to play one game in London and another out in Oakland last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers traveled more than 15,000 miles in 2013. This season, however, their time in the air will be much, much shorter. According to John Breech of CBS Sports, the Steelers eight road games in 2014 will […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Free Safety

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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New Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Can Best Be Described As Explosive

At the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, new Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier reportedly surprised a few scouts when weighed in at 237 pounds. He probably surprised them even more by running 4.4 second 40-yard dash with the added weight. During his conference call with the media following him being selected by the Steelers with the […]

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Darrius Heyward-Bey Looking To Help Young Receivers

We have already spent a fair portion of this offseason dissecting the struggles that have plagued wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey throughout most of his career, which can be primarily traced back to his tendency to drop footballs. It helped get him benched by the end of last season during his one year with the Indianapolis […]

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Mike Mitchell Ready To Get To Work

The Pittsburgh Steelers somewhat unexpectedly made a splash during free agency this year, on opening day no less, when they signed new starting free safety Mike Mitchell to a five-year, $25 million contract to replace Ryan Clark. The surprising move naturally led to perhaps an inordinate amount of attention, given that the Steelers are rarely […]

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Baltimore Area School Football Field No Longer In The Dark Thanks To A Steelers Player

Thanks to one of the Pittsburgh Steelers newest players, an area Baltimore school football field is no longer in the dark. According to Ellen Good of Yahoo, Steelers wide receiver Darius Heyward-Bey is paying for lights to be installed at the football field of his alma mater, McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland. Up until now, […]

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Raiders Trade QB Terrelle Pryor To The Seahawks

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is no longer a member of the Oakland Raiders as he has reportedly been traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick in the upcoming draft. It was looking like Pryor would be released within the next 24 hours, but Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie wound up getting […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Anthony Barr Visit, Future Of Terrelle Pryor & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 96 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd start this show off by talking the two pre draft visitors that the Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting Monday as UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr and Wisconsin defensive tackle Beau Allen are reportedly both in town. With Barr in town, we also […]

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Now Is The Time For Terrelle Pryor To Seriously Consider A Position Change

The Oakland Raiders will reportedly release quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday after failed attempts to trade him and you have to wonder if the Ohio State product would now be willing to make a position change in order to make himself more marketable to other teams. In the 15 games that he played in Oakland, […]

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Remembering Back To When Lynn Swann Was Five Seconds Away From The Cowboys Drafting Him

You’ve probably already heard the story about how former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann was five seconds away from being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1974 NFL Draft. If not, the NFL Network did an excellent job of telling that story during the Wednesday night episode of ‘Caught […]

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Steelers Are Middle Of The Road In Terms Of Roster Turnover

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers made the playoffs was in 2011. The current Steelers roster, whom have gone 16-16 since then, contains just 16 players left from that last playoff appearance, coming after a 12-4 regular season. And that seemingly substantial roster turnover is actually just middle-of-the-road turnover in today’s NFL, according to an […]

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A Look At The Six Touchdown Allowed By New Steelers CB Brice McCain In 2013

This past week, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Houston Texans cornerback Brice McCain to a one-year contract and by now, you probably already know how bad of season he had in 2013. McCain allowed six touchdowns last season and below are breakdowns of all six of them. The first touchdown allowed by McCain in 2013 […]

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A QB-Neutral Look At Darrius Heyward-Bey’s History Of Drops

The Pittsburgh Steelers made it official yesterday by signing former Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey in a move surely aimed toward replenishing the depth and patching holes caused by free agency departures ahead of the draft in May. The contract was a one-year deal, most certainly for the veteran-minimum value for […]

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Heyward-Bey Signing May Do More Harm Than Good

The Pittsburgh Steelers will reportedly kick the tires on former Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey later today, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This continues a theme of the organization looking to plug some of the few remaining holes on the roster, coming on the heels of the signing […]

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McCain Signing Gives Steelers Tomlin’s Four Corners

Following a relative flurry of activity during the calendar month of March, the Pittsburgh Steelers snuck in one last signing on April 1 in order to make a fool out of myself and others who believed that they were done maneuvering for now. And Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Steelers intend […]

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Jaguars Free Agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew To Sign With Raiders

Free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is going home. According to multiple reports, the longtime Jacksonville Jaguars running back will sign a three-year deal with the Oakland Raiders on Friday. Jones-Drew, who played his college football at UCLA, was born in Oakland and his addition to the Raiders will help provide depth behind the oft-injured […]

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Report: Jaguars Free Agent RB Maurice-Jones-Drew To Meet With Raiders

Jacksonville Jaguars free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is still looking for a home for the 2014 season and another team will be hosting him for a visit Thursday night and Friday. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Jones-Drew, who visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the end of last week, is scheduled […]

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Raiders Think More Weight Will Help Former Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley Stay Healthy

Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley is now a defensive end with the Oakland Raiders and his new head coach Dennis Allen thinks he knows why the former second-round draft pick may have had problems staying healthy the last two and a half seasons when asked at the NFL owner’s meetings if his new […]

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As Of Monday Evening, Bills Free Agent DL Alex Carrington Still Remains Unsigned

As of Monday evening, we still have no idea where Buffalo Bills free agent defensive lineman Alex Carrington will play in 2014. Carrington, who has visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns so far this offseason, reportedly has the St. Louis Rams interested in him as well, but has yet to visit […]

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Breakdown Of New Steelers NT Cam Thomas

By Alex Kozora Using the All-22 Coaches Tape, an evaluation of nose tackle Cam Thomas. Beginning with individual game breakdowns and notes. I watched four games of Thomas in 2013. For each, I did a pre and post snap tally. Looked at the following categories. Pre-Snap Snaps at Zero or One Tech Three Tech Five […]

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