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Steelers Fantasy Football Preview

Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Fantasy Football Preview Steelers’ fans and fantasy football players, can you believe it? Training camps open over the next week and it is once again time to dig into each NFL roster and find the top statistical producers for our fantasy squads. In Pittsburgh, the excitement is…


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Preseason Expectations: Wide Receiver

Five games. 18 practices. That’s the allotted time the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers will have to prove themselves before playing in a meaningful game. The preseason is unique in the sense that it’s the only time when the scoreboard doesn’t matter. 0-5, 5-0, it really isn’t going to matter. It’s the…


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Steelers Offseason Training Bound To Pay Off In 2015

Tomlin-isms. Mike Tomlin loves them. They’ve gained a sort of cult following in Pittsburgh. Obviously. We’ll defend every blade of grass. We’re going to unleash Hell. Ok, let’s forget about that last one. But at the end of minicamp, the last event standing between grueling, 18 practice, five game preseason,…


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Interview With Steelers WR Shakim Phillips

I was excited for the opportunity to speak to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Shakim Phillips yesterday. If you missed it, we recently profiled his journey to the NFL, an article I’ll link here and encourage you to check out. In the interview, we touch on his college career briefly in…




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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers OTA Wrapup, Backup Tight Ends, 3-4 Defense With Zach Davis & More

Season 5, Episode 121 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and with Alex Kozora sitting in for David Todd again on this Friday, we open the show by recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers final week of OTA practices that concluded Thursday. We also look back at the entire OTA sessions and review the main themes that emerged over the course…



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C.J. Goodwin Has Impressed Away From The Spotlight

Unless you’re a reporter or have attended one of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp sessions open to the public last season, then chances are you have yet to see first-year wide receiver C.J. Goodwin, who was first given a chance by the organization upon the recommendation of Hall of Fame…


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Steelers Rookie WR Sammie Coates Working Hard To Fix Drop Problem

After being forced to miss last Thursday’s OTA practice so that he could take part in the annual NFL Rookie Premier event in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Sammie Coates is back at it again this week working on the minor details of his game that will ultimately…




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It’s What They Pay The Coaches For

For many, it seems that their favorite aspect of the draft is the opportunity that comes when it’s over to pick apart and criticize every facet of a draft pick’s game in order to ensure confidence in his clearly not premature declaration of a bust. The Pittsburgh Steelers fan base…


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My Steelers Post-Draft Thoughts

Ever year when the draft ends I can always count on people asking me right away to grade the Pittsburgh Steelers selections. I don’t usually like to do that for several reason with one of them being that I want to do more research on the players drafted to find…


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Steelers 2015 Draft Class Recap

Now that the 2015 NFL Draft is in the books, and we’re one huge step closer to pinning down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2015 roster, it’s time to regroup and take stock of what just transpired over the course of the past three days. All told, the Steelers drafted eight new…


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2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Auburn WR Sammie Coates

After failing to have a scouting report on him before the draft, an evaluation of the Pittsburgh Steelers third round selection, wide receiver Sammie Coates. #18 – Sammie Coates/WR Auburn: 6’1/3 212 The Good – Elite measurable and long arms, 33 3/8 inches were second longest of any WR at…


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Sammie Coates Bears Similarities To Martavis Bryant

Bypassing other potential needs, or ‘wants’, in the third round after securing their outside linebacker and cornerback in the first two rounds of the draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers chose to add depth to a strength position by drafting wide receiver Sammie Coates with the 87th overall pick. Coates is, of…


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Mann On Coates: “What You See Is What You Get”

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Richard Mann now has another young wide receiver that he’ll be in charge of developing after Auburn’s Sammie Coates was drafted Friday night in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. During his post-selection press conference, Mann gave an overview of the Steelers newest…


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New Steelers WR Sammie Coates Was King Of The Long TDs At Auburn

New Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates caught 82 passes for 1,757 yards during his career at Auburn and 13 of those resulted in touchdowns. What’s even more impressive, however, is the fact that 12 of them were 33 yards or longer. Coates scores came from distances of 33, 9,…


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The Pessimist’s Take – Replacing Veteran WR Presence

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…


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Steelers Have Large Presence At Pittsburgh Pro Day

The University of Pittsburgh held there Pro Day on Tuesday and as you can imagine, there were plenty of Pittsburgh Steelers personnel on hand to observe it. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, Steelers coaches Keith Butler, John Mitchell, Richard Mann, Randy Fichtner, Jerry Olsavsky, Joey Porter, James Saxon and…


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The Forgotten “Mann” Turning Water To Wine For Pittsburgh

In February 2013, the Pittsburgh Steelers front office made a move that, at the time, didn’t receive as much as maybe a small blip running across the ticker on NFL Network. But with the team’s embarrassment of riches at the wide receiver position over the last several years, it’s safe…


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Steelers Smorgasbord: The Offseason Begins

Editor’s Note: Please be advised that David wrote this post several hours before it was announced that Dick LeBeau had resigned as the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator. 1.) Dick LeBeau With a week now having passed since the playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, I believe Dick LeBeau will be…


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Martavis Bryant’s Rookie Season All About Bang For The Buck

For the first six games of his rookie season, wide receiver Martavis Bryant spent game days looking on from the sidelines in street clothes, wondering when he would get his opportunity, and how much more he would have to show to finally get on the field. He bided his time,…


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Martavis Bryant Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

Pittsburgh Steelers fans and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have been calling for a tall wide receiver to be drafted ever since Plaxico Burress left town for the New York Giants during the 2005 free agency period. The picks of Fred Gibson, Dallas Baker, Justin Brown, and of course the infamous Limas…