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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Ninth Round +

By Michael K. Reynolds Who should the Pittsburgh Steelers take with their first round draft pick this year? Third round? Fifth? Should they emphasize offense or defense? With what positions should they take a risk? When should they play it safe? The correct answers to these questions may not lie within the impressively coiffed head […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft – Alex Kozora Version 1.0

By Alex Kozora Like Dave Bryan, throughout the draft process I’ll be occasionally posting mock drafts. Needless to say, bear in mind it’s still early and all mocks are fluid. Understandably favored towards the players I’ve already scouted. As I watch more, my opinions will change and the mock will be updated. Round One: Eric […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Cornerback

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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The Salary Cap And The Decline Of The Meritorious Contract

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, I utilized a quick study from the salary cap specialist website Over the Cap to discuss the nature of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ financial roster-building philosophy and how it was altered, understandably, following recent Super Bowl success over the past decade, which includes two championships in three appearances, with four AFC Championship […]

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The Salary Cap And The Fear Of Letting Go

By Matthew Marczi Anybody who follows the Pittsburgh Steelers with any degree of depth is well aware of the fact that they have had salary cap issues for several seasons now, which is generally the territory every team with a franchise quarterback will eventually face. This is not necessarily a major obstacle for a team […]

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What If Ike Taylor Could Visit The Wizard Of Oz?

By Michael K. Reynolds Who was the most relieved guy in Pittsburgh last Sunday? Without a doubt it was Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor. Because had the Black and Gold failed to roar back against the Detroit Lions he would have been wearing the longest goat horns. Not so much for struggling in his efforts to cover All-World receiver Calvin Johnson, […]

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With The Steelers Season In Flames – Ten Questions That Demand An Answer

By Michael K Reynolds Not only have the Pittsburgh Steelers thinned their playoff chances down to a mathematical miracle over the weekend, they did so with historic flare. With the worst defensive effort in Black and Gold history, the team is not only out of it, but appears to be drifting in the wrong direction. […]

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Who Rules? Steelers Nation Versus Raiders Nation

By Michael K Reynolds So much is made of the great battles between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens and for good reason. After all it’s the evolution of the decades old rivalry between the Steelers and Browns. And over the past thirteen years the matches between these multiple Super Bowl winners have produced […]

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William Gay Predicts Ten Interceptions For The Steelers Cornerbacks In 2013

According to Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay predicts the cornerbacks can register ten interceptions in 2013. Being that Gay, Ike Taylor and Cortez Allen have all combined to intercept 26 passes in 18 combined years played, that\’s quite a lofty goal. In fact, the last time Steelers cornerbacks combined […]

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Versatile Robert Golden Playing All The Positions In The Steelers Secondary

The Pittsburgh Steelers got a gift following the 2012 NFL Draft when they were able to land Robert Golden as an undrafted free agent. With one season now under his belt, they will expect him to take another step forward in 2013 as they start to prepare for the unavoidable changing of the guard at […]

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Fast Willie Parker Thinks Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell Is Smooth

The Pittsburgh Steelers once again have quite a few former players in camp serving as coaching interns as Rod Woodson, Chris Hoke and Rod Rutherford are all present at Latrobe and passing on their knowledge to players. A name, however, that seems to have slipped underneath the radar is that of Willie Parker, who is […]

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Five Backup Steelers Who Must Improve During Training Camp

As we head into the start of training camp, the 2013 version of the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly have their share of depth issues on both sides of the football. There are, however, five backup players who could possibly calm some of those depth fears, but each will need to show marked improvement over the course […]

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Host Of Steelers Players Entering Do Or Die Mode This Week

By Matthew Marczi Training camp is always an important time for every player, but it is more important for some—namely, those looking for spots on the roster, and especially the ones who no longer qualify for the practice squad. Starting this week at training camp, a handful of players on the roster for the Pittsburgh […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: DeMarcus Van Dyke Versus Josh Victorian Versus Terry Hawthorne

The Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe on Friday for the start of their 2013 training camp, so we will continue to look at the training camp battles that will take place with a look at the battle for a few backup cornerback spots on the 53 man roster. You can comment on this battle […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Searching For First Football Trophy Of His Career

Should the Pittsburgh Steelers wind up winning the Lombardi Trophy in 2013 it will be the first trophy that starting cornerback Cortez Allen has every won in his football career. “I have never won a trophy in football,” Allen said in a recent Q & A session with fans on steelers.com. “I came close in […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Not Caught Up In The Fame Game

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen will be a starter in 2013 for the first time in his career, but even though he is already well-known by fans worldwide, he doesn\’t get himself caught up in the fame game. “I don’t think of myself as a celebrity,” Allen said in an interview with Jeff Hartsell of […]

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Rod Woodson To Intern With Steelers Through Training Camp

Rod Woodson and Carnell Lake have been reunited in the Steel City as it was announced on Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers former 1987 first-round draft pick will be serving as an intern for the rest of the offseason practices as well as in training camp. Woodson, who spent 17 seasons in the NFL, coached […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Too Humble To Make Pro Bowl Guarantee

Just a little more than year ago, former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis predicted that he would make the Pro Bowl in 2012. That prediction didn\’t come true of course, but Lewis played so well that he got himself a five-year, $25.5 million contract from the New Orleans Saints this past offseason. The Steelers didn\’t […]

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Report: Steelers S Troy Polamalu In Best Shape Since USC Playing Days

On Sunday, I passed along the news that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu would be in attendance for the first OTA session of the 2013 season that gets underway on Tuesday and now there is a report on Twitter from Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that states the 2010 Defensive Player of the Year […]

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Could Steelers Cornerback William Gay Really Make A Move To Safety?

Bob Labriola had an interesting tweet this morning in which he threw out the notion that he always thought cornerback William Gay could transition to safety. He wonders whether he will now that we know that Will Allen will not be back in 2013 after signing with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday. Will Allen to […]

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Rod Woodson Thinks Ike Taylor Needs To Get Back To The Fundamentals

Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Rod Woodson joined 93.7 The Fan on Wednesday to talk about the team and the problems they are having five games into the season. Woodson was of course asked to comment on the poor play of cornerback Ike Taylor so far this season and he offered up some great analysis […]

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Can The \”Lake Effect\” Work On New Steelers CB DeMarcus Van Dyke?

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed cornerback and former third round pick DeMarcus Van Dyke on Thursday and immediately everyone has questions about the signing. The Oakland Raiders gave up on the University of Miami product after he played in 14 games as a rookie. He started 4 of those games and recorded 13 tackles, 1 interception […]

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All Quiet On The Western Pennsylvanian Front

By Jeremy Hritz This past week in Steelers Nation was eerily quiet in comparison to the weeks that preceded it. Outside of Plaxico Burress calling Ben Roethlisberger his favorite NFL quarterback, Rod Woodson questioning the hiring of Todd Haley much after the fact, and Aaron Smith saying thank-you to fans with an advertisement in the […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – February 4th – Deacon Likes Deebo Edition

Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones supports the style of play of linebacker James Harrison while speaking this week on radio row. Jones would have been the poster child for fines if he were still playing today. Former Steelers great and Hall of Famer Rod Woodson joined 93.7 The Fan to talk about his […]

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Rod Woodson Could End Up With Bengals As Secondary Coach

Former Steelers great defensive back and Hall of Famer Rod Woodson will likely be candidate to be the new Cincinnati Bengals secondary coach according to their head coach Marvin Lewis on Wednesday. Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Lewis said they have interviewed some guys for the position already and that they are […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday April 6th – Hall Of Fame Cornerbacks A Plenty Edition

Bob Labriola has the great story on how the Steelers got lucky in the 1987 draft and were able to draft Hall of Fame cornerback Rod Woodson. A great read. Steelers Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Blount was on 93.7 The Fan Tuesday morning and gave his thoughts about the current NFL, from an 18-game […]

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