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Rookie Sammie Coates Could See Playing Time Competition

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted wide receiver Sammie Coates in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft largely in direct result of the fact that they knew that the potential for a pending suspension and future troubles later on down the road existed with second-year wide receiver Martavis Bryant. Head…

Football: Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez (3) in action, making pass under pressure vs Pittsburgh Steelers Cam Thomas (96) during preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field.
Philadelphia, PA 8/21/2014
CREDIT: Al Tielemans (Photo by Al Tielemans /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
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Cam Thomas More Comfortable In New Year, New Scheme

While veteran defensive lineman Cam Thomas has displayed notable improvement as he heads into his second season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, it doesn’t seem clear to me that it can be traced back to any one specific alteration. One factor that has certainly come into play is the fact that…

Jarvis Jones

Jarvis Jones Answers His Own Biggest Critic – Himself

Outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has received no shortage of critiques, from an equally numerous set of critics, since the Pittsburgh Steelers made him their 17th overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. Certainly, many of the criticisms targeted at him have had at least a trace of merit behind them….


Danny Smith Shares Blame For Kickoff Return Struggles

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers fielded a 11-5 division-winning team during the 2014 season, they headed into this offseason with plenty of areas to work on that were in need of improvement, through all three phases of the game. One of the less heralded aspects in need of improvement that…

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Lawrence Timmons Happy To Stop At The Buck

When the Pittsburgh Steelers made Lawrence Timmons the team’s newest inside linebacker with the 15th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, at 20 years old, he was destined to become a dynamic, playmaking mack. As he’s gotten older, entering his age-29 season, however, he seems to have found a…


Numbers Game May Be Slim For O-Line This Season

Over the course of the past several years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have fluctuated when it comes to deciding how many offensive linemen they choose to carry on the 53-man roster. It has almost seemed to go on a bi-annual basis whether they carry eight or nine linemen, with 2014 being…

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Josh Harris Doesn’t Plan To Waste Any More Opportunities

Pittsburgh Steelers first-year running back Josh Harris began the 2014 league year without a team, having gone unsigned following the 2014 NFL Draft, but he finished the season being given the most carries for the team during their postseason appearance. When looking back at Harris’ timeline, however, there is certainly…


The Pre-Noll Era: Recapping The 1934 Steelers’ Season

As I’ve done occasionally throughout the offseason, we’ve traveled back through time to look at the early days of the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s a topic that, I’ll admit, isn’t for everyone, and given how annually bad they were, takes a special kind of insanity to want to hear about. Insanity…

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Steelers Plan To Develop TE Jesse James As Pass Catcher

There was a rumor on early Friday going around that the Pittsburgh Steelers were among the teams that were inquiring about trading up all the way to the 33rd overall spot with the Tennessee Titans, who owned that first slot in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. It…

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Mike Tomlin And The Distinction Between Reality And Stereotype

Before the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin was interviewed for a previously recorded pre-game segment, during which Fox NFL sideline reporter Laura Okmin asked him about his thoughts on being labelled a “player’s coach”. While he preceded his statement…

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Lawrence Timmons Ready To Emerge As A Leader

For the first time in his career, Lawrence Timmons finds himself standing in a meeting room representing the old guard, the sage veteran whom others look up to for advice, as the most tenured member of the Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers. Throughout his first seven seasons, there have always been veterans…

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Steelers QB Landry Jones Knows He Needs More Work

Regardless of what one felt about the Pittsburgh Steelers using their natural fourth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft to select quarterback Landry Jones—while trading their 2014 third-round pick to draft another player earlier in that fourth round—just about any objective analysis would come away with an unimpressive take on…

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Dri Archer Allaying Fears Over His Punt Return Ability

After the Pittsburgh Steelers selected speedster Dri Archer in the third round of the draft, some questions were immediately raised about how he would be used. Given his size, there were naturally concerns about what role he could serve on offense while still protecting him from unnecessary injury. But there…