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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…


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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. Next two were Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Wedge made up of Will…


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Steelers Vs. Bills Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 19-16 victory against the Buffalo Bills. First Half – Like last week, going to run through the special teams’ units at once. Harder to see them this week due to poorer camera angles and so many kicks out of the end…


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Steelers Vs. Giants Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game breakdown and analysis from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-16 loss against the New York Giants. Gobs of info to get to so let’s not waste any more time. First Half – First-team kickoff coverage from left to right: Isaiah Green, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Terence…