Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Dupree Hopes To Avoid Hitting Wall At Lower Weight

If there is one player above all that the Pittsburgh Steelers are counting upon to play a major role this season that has not necessarily done so or been able to do so previously, then it has to be second-year former first-round draft pick Bud Dupree, an outside linebacker who…


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James Harrison’s Presence Will Linger After He Retires

A couple days back, I wrote an article from Matt Bowen talking about how the offseason has changed under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which limits the amount of practice time, coaching time, and, frankly, hitting time that players have. While this is particularly troublesome for players trying to make…




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Artie Burns Might Have Been The Target After All

As the clock approached quarter to 11 at night on Thursday, April 28, 2016, the Pittsburgh Steelers knew that they were going to draft a cornerback with their first selection. It was at this time that the Cincinnati Bengals were on the clock, who were drafting immediately ahead of them,…




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Ailing Antwon Blake Continues To Harm Steelers Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to the field yesterday evening after a week off, and you might say that it showed, as the defense gave up a season-high 39 points, or about double what they had been averaging per game. Of course, the four turnovers on offense didn’t help. Neither did…


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Joey Porter Happy With Pass-Rush Rotation

Much has been talked about the variety of changes coming to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense as they transitioned this year away from Dick LeBeau and to new defensive coordinator Keith Butler, who was of course the team’s linebackers coach for over a decade. One of the most interesting tweaks, which…


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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) (Set Number: X158561 TK1 )

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….


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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…


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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…