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Replacing Ryan Clark Not A One-Year Process For Mike Mitchell

When the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent safety Mike Mitchell to a big money contract last offseason, they were looking to replace Ryan Clark, who was the team’s primary starting free safety from 2008 to the 2013 season alongside Troy Polamalu. The two combined to form arguably their finest safety…


So Many Safeties But Only So Many Spots Available

As of late, both safety positions for the Pittsburgh Steelers have been given huge question marks. Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu held down those spots until 2014, when Clark became a free agent and signed with the Washington Redskins. The Steelers then signed Mike Mitchell, who came off a productive…


Comparing Mike Mitchell’s 2013 Season To 2014

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers did something that’s not very common for the Rooney family, and that’s dip their toes into the free agent pool, when they signed safety Mike Mitchell to a 5-year/$25 million deal. On paper, the signing looked good, as it added an instant replacement for vacated…


Steelers Should Kick The Tires On Safety D.J. Swearinger

Heading into the 2015 NFL Draft, more than any other position except maybe outside linebacker, the Pittsburgh Steelers needed to add talent to the one area sorely lacking in it, and that’s in the secondary, especially the cornerback position. The team grabbed zone extraordinaire Senquez Golson, a 2014 All-American, in the second round. They…



Future Leaders: Mike Mitchell

The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with a number of aging talents that epitomized success in the community during the height of their careers. While their on-field assets may have diminished over the years, however, one should not underestimate the ripple effect that their departures could have within the locker…


Rebuilding An Iconic Defense Doesn’t Happen Overnight

Right in the midst of a rebuild, the run defense of the current Pittsburgh Steelers made significant strides down the home stretch of the 2014 season. Seemingly, this coincided with the entrance of rookie defensive end, Stephon Tuitt, into the starting lineup, and the future looks bright for him. Behemoth rookie…


Steelers 2015 Draft Needs: Safety

The calendar is quickly flipping through the month of April, and each day brings us closer and closer to the 2015 NFL Draft. By now, teams should have by and large accomplished everything that they have set out to do in terms of free agent roster building, which means that…




Steelers Should Resist Chasing Polamalu’s Successor

The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with two starters at safety over the course of the past two offseasons, last year failing to re-sign Ryan Clark, and just recently, of course, having former All-Pro Troy Polamalu announce his retirement (Clark also retired this offseason after playing one final season with…


Out Goes Polamalu, In Comes Collins At 22?

With some NFL players, there exist certain pregame rituals, ones that can never be broken, no matter what. Some wear their lucky shirt or socks, which have yet to be washed. Some wear wrist tape with various sayings or Biblical verses scribbled on them in memorandum and tribute. Others listen…


Video: Steelers Players Staying In Shape By Playing Danney-ball

Several Pittsburgh Steelers players are currently out in Arizona training and on Wednesday, linebacker James Harrison posted a video on his Instagram account of him playing a game of Danney-ball with teammates Ryan Shazier, Vince Williams and Robert Golden. Danney ball wt @shazier50 @vinnyvidivici98 and @robertgolden21 A video posted by…


Tartt’s Physical Style Would Mesh Well In Pittsburgh

As small school sleepers go, the Pittsburgh Steelers tend to shy away from them unless they’re a late-round flier. Samford University isn’t exactly a football factory, but even the Steelers went to their well in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Nick Williams was a talented but raw…