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Bengals Bank On S Shawn Williams With 4-Year Extension

I wrote just recently, a short couple of days ago, about the Cincinnati Bengals and their safety tandem, now that veteran Reggie Nelson left in free agency and signed with the Raiders. Fifth-year safety George Iloka also hit free agency this year, but was retained on a five-year, $30 million…


BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 27, 2015: Wide receiver Chris Matthews #84 of the Baltimore Ravens fights for the ball with cornerback Ross Cockrell #31 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during a game on December 27, 2015 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won 20-17. (Photo by: Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Chris Matthews;Ross Cockrell

Steelers Defense Continues Annual Personnel Turnover

While I think it can be pretty safely agreed upon that the Pittsburgh Steelers defense made significant, and perhaps sustainable strides last season, it is also obviously a unit that still has a long way to go particularly with respect to being able to better defend the pass. They are…




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Film Room: Sean Davis And The Steelers’ Dime Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers used their dime personnel (2 DL, 3 LBs, 6 DBs) 61 times in last year’s regular season with another 17 instances coming in the playoffs. Almost all of this work came after Week 13. Used mostly in 3rd and long or obvious passing situations, Lawrence Timmons was…


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2016 Steelers Stock Watch – S Will Allen – Stock Down

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…



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Young Secondary Facing Learning Curve En Route To Contributing

When the Pittsburgh Steelers field their first defense of the 2016 season, they will be able to do so selecting from a pool of defensive backs that are decidedly more talented, or at least higher in pedigree, than that which was available to them through a somewhat tumultuous year in…


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The Optimist’s Take: Spare Change For Big Nickel

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…



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2016 Steelers’ Draft Class Scouting Report: Temple ILB Tyler Matakevich

My breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ seventh round pick, Tyler Matakevich. #8 Tyler Matakevich/ILB Temple: 6’0 238 The Good – Tough, physical, throwback kid – High IQ, processes info quickly, reads keys and reacts without any wasted time – Sound in his run fills, plays with proper technique, controls the…


COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 19: Sean Davis #21 of the Maryland Terrapins returns an interception against the South Florida Bulls at Byrd Stadium on September 19, 2015 in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)

Versatility The Theme For Steelers On Day Two

The Pittsburgh Steelers made sure to go in on what they likely viewed as the last viable first-round cornerback on their board on Thursday night when they hastened in their first-round selection of Artie Burns, a young and physically gifted player whom the team described as one they are looking…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Safety

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…


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Ravens May Have Added Steelers’ Latest Kryptonite In Eric Weddle

The Pittsburgh Steelers had thought that they had found their succession story at safety in the 2013 NFL Draft. So, too, had the Baltimore Ravens, with both organizations making bold moves in an effort to attempt to ease their organization’s inevitable transition from a Hall of Fame player on the…


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Timmons Admires Steelers’ Resiliency In 2015

Though 2015 did not end with the ultimate goal, for Lawrence Timmons, it was a season he could be proud of. “I feel like we were a resilient team,” he told Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley on recapping last season. “We went through a lot , had a lot of tough injuries,…