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Steelers Tuesday OTA Practice Extra Notes From Media

The Pittsburgh Steelers completed their first OTA practice on Tuesday and here are a few tidbits that aren’t likely to show up in print that were passed along by Trib Live Radio, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Steelers Nation Radio. During the seven shots drill, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had scoring tosses to…





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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OTAs A Time To Learn For Fort, Cockrell

This may be the time of year considered to be the “offseason” for us, the fans, but there is rarely a day off for the 90 men on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. With full practices in OTAs starting back up in a week, it’s obviously a time to go through…



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Steelers May Not Have Safety In Numbers This Season

It has become the norm in recent seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers to carry five safeties on the 53-man roster. Over the course of the past several seasons, this has more often been the case than not, at least in terms of the initial 53-man roster, or for the bulk…


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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 Pessimist’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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Film Room: Artie Burns’ Playmaking Ability

Earlier, we covered some of the press man principles we’re seeing more out of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. And how Artie Burns’ length comes at a major advantage, allowing the team do more of that – and more effectively – with him on the field. But he’s also a playmaker…



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Steelers Still Open To Adding Veteran Cornerback

The bulk of free agency is over. But that doesn’t mean the Pittsburgh Steelers are done shopping. Like the candy at the cash register, they still may add one or two pieces to their cart. At their pre-draft press conference, Kevin Colbert was asked if we was comfortable with the…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Cornerback

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…