Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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Steelers CB B.W. Webb Getting To Know ST Coach Danny Smith Well

Last year, toward the end of the regular season, when the Dallas Cowboys cut their former fourth-round cornerback in his second offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers acted quickly, claiming B.W. Webb off waivers and essentially giving him a redshirt season as the sixth cornerback on the depth chart, although by the…



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Kevin Fogg Getting Himself Noticed In Crowded Backfield

Perhaps nothing has been given greater focus for the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason than the cornerback position and the team’s decision-making with respect to that spot on the roster, given the need for improvement there based on the results from recent seasons. In response to the need for improvement, the…


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Shamarko Thomas Preparing For Starting Role In Film Room

Shamarko Thomas got a respectable amount of playing time during the first half of his rookie season in 2013 as a slot defender until he suffered an ankle injury. The missed practice time and the solid play of veteran Will Allen kept him out of the lineup even when he…


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Todd Haley Looking For Offense To Pick Up Points Left On Field

If there’s one single, specific area of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense that has needed repair since time immemorial, it has been the team’s productivity in the red zone, where they have rarely been ranked in the top half of the league in terms of efficiency in converting trips inside the…


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Martavis Bryant’s Mental Growth More Crucial Than Physical

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant may have grown physically this offseason, bulking up to put on 10 pounds of muscle, but that will matter little in comparison to where he needs to grow the most, and where there have been positive reports, which is in his understanding of the…


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Steelers Misused Jarvis Jones Following His Injury In 2014

When reflecting back on the second season in the young career of Jarvis Jones, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 first-round draft pick, the discussion is almost invariably solely focused on his play during the first 11 quarters of the season, before he suffered a wrist injury that kept him out of…


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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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Young D-Linemen Seizing Opportunity Provided By McLendon’s Misfortune

It’s taken several days to learn, but we now finally know that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Steve McLendon has been out of the last four practice sessions while dealing with a concussion. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Mark Kaboly first got the story out of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who is also…



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Steelers NT Daniel McCullers Starting To Move People

Going back to last year, with the Pittsburgh Steelers mired in what seemed to be a lost season, the upcoming draft was a topic of conversation in November and December far more frequently than is the norm in western Pennsylvania. Back then, the go-to “the Steelers need to draft…” tended…


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Ramon Helps Foster Winning Mentality In Young Teammates

We’re finally approaching the end of July, and that means at long last that the Pittsburgh Steelers will soon be heading to Latrobe to begin the 2014 edition of training camp, where many of this offseason’s maneuvers will finally begin to take shape. Steelers guard Ramon Foster spoke to Pittsburgh…


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The Road To The Division Title Is On The Ground

Yesterday, Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviewwriter Joe Starkey took it to the Pittsburgh Steelers and their anemic running game over recent years, making note that ‘getting the running game going’ has been a recurring topic of conversation every offseason for years, yet there remains little in the way of improvement. Starkey glimpsed back…


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Don’t Hold Your Breath For Defensive Scheme Shift

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin came from a 4-3 defensive background before joining this franchise. He was the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings—a 4-3 team—for one season immediately preceding his current employment. Prior to that, he spent five seasons coaching the defensive backs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,…


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DeCastro, Pouncey Hope To See Much More Of Each Other On The Field

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and right guard David DeCastro are entering their third season together as teammates, yet the pair of first-round draft selections have only played 146 meaningful snaps together in that time. Since DeCastro was drafted in 2012, the Steelers have played approximately 2150 snaps of offensive…


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Steelers Wide Receiver Justin Brown Getting Noticed

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Justin Brown spent his rookie season on the practice squad, losing out to Derek Moye for the last roster spot at the position to replace Plaxico Burress, whose season ended early in training camp. But the team lost both Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery in…


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Kaboly: Heyward-Bey Brings A Nice Mix To The Team

It was understandable that there was less than a celebration upon the signing of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey by the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this offseason, a sixth-year veteran now with his third team after being selected in the first round by the Oakland Raiders in 2009. The Raiders released the…


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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…



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Mike Adams Still Subject To Court Of Public Opinion

Yesterday, a jury of 12 found the three men accused of stabbing Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams, during a South Side altercation on an early June morning last year, not guilty of the most serious charges brought against them. The knife wound left Adams hospitalized for four days following…


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Brett Keisel Has Not Heard From The Steelers

This can’t be much of a surprise, but according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Alan Robinson, defensive end Brett Keisel has not heard from the Pittsburgh Steelers as of yet regarding his future with the team, his agent has said. As agents do, Eric Metz talked his client up some, saying that…