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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…




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The Pessimist’s Take: Improved Tackling Efficiency

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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Is Another Cornerback Double-Dip Forthcoming For The Steelers?

Are the Pittsburgh Steelers headed for a second consecutive double-dip at the cornerback position during the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft? They certainly could be and especially now that they have decided to part ways with veteran cornerback Cortez Allen once and for all. Not that Allen was a lock to…


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Release Of Allen Does Nothing To Change CB Landscape

From big-money contract to Friday news dump, Cortez Allen’s career in Pittsburgh has officially come full circle. Whether you were surprised by the move, disappointed, or happy to see him gone, we all need to agree on one thing. His release does nothing to change the outlook on the position….


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Antwon Blake Posts Video Of Injured Hand

Like an Adam Sandler movie, the Antwon Blake news continues, even if you loathe seeing it. Yesterday afternoon, Blake posted a short video to Twitter, showing a pin being removed from his hand. It isn’t overly graphic but if you are squeamish, you might want to click out because ya…


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Free Agent Departures Mean New-Look Secondary For 2016 Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly lost their fair share of players thus far in free agency. Their own players have signed with other teams more than they have brought in players who were with other organizations last season—and that is in a free agency period in which they have uncharacteristically…


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Fairness Not At Issue During Brandon Boykin’s Tenure In Pittsburgh

The big news around western Pennsylvania yesterday came in the form of the Panthers coming to terms with former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin, who spent about seven months in the black and gold after being traded for in early August in the early portions of training camp. Perceived as…


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Steelers’ Relationship With Ladarius Green Not A New One

The NFL Owners Meetings are always a fun time for us here, because it provides us with one of those rare opportunities during the offseason to hear directly from Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, who spoke with reporters yesterday—not to mention general manager Kevin Colbert, whose previous comments we…