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Training Camp Expectations: Inside Linebackers

In less than two weeks, we’ll be at training camp, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90 man roster roll through 14 practices and four games. There will be so much to learn, tons of things going on, so I want to lay out some of my expectations and hopes for each…


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Steelers’ Front Seven Ranked 25th In NFL

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers have invested heavily in their secondary over the course of the past three seasons, adding a starting safety in free agency and drafting three defensive backs in the first two rounds over that span, the reality remains that the hope of building a stalwart defense resides…


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Ranking The Steelers’ Starters: 6-1

Wrapping up the highly controversial series, “Ranking the Starters” here at Steelers Depot, we close it out with the top 6 projected starters heading into the 2016 season. Granted, these six guys are locks for starting jobs, but in today’s game you just never know with injuries and other sorts…


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Jeremy Hill Putting Playoff Fumble In The Past

In a very real sense, you could say that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2015 season ended when running back Fitzgerald Toussaint fumbled on the cusp of field goal territory in Denver in the Divisional Round. The Broncos proceeded to drive down the field and score a touchdown to take the lead…


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Watch: James Harrison Shares More Workout Videos

James Harrison truly has one of the most insatiable workout appetites in the NFL. Maybe in NFL history. And it should come as no surprise Deebo was back in the weight room today. He posted these two videos to his Instagram account. Take a look. Band squats A video posted…


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Show Me Something, Bud Dupree

With spring drills officially over, I think we all understand that we’re all in for a long haul, six weeks in total, between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. You know the drill. There’s little new information coming out during this period, so it serves as…


CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 7, 2014: Linebacker Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is introduced to the crowd prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns on September 7, 2014 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won 30-27. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Ryan Shazier

Ryan Shazier Working Out With James Harrison In Arizona

As Matthew Marczi wrote the other day, James Harrison’s successful workouts keeps players coming back for me. Count Ryan Shazier as one of them, who showed up in one of Harrison’s Instagram videos yesterday. Take a look. @shazier tried to take the phone but @5spence1 still let y'all know what…


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James Harrison’s Presence Will Linger After He Retires

A couple days back, I wrote an article from Matt Bowen talking about how the offseason has changed under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which limits the amount of practice time, coaching time, and, frankly, hitting time that players have. While this is particularly troublesome for players trying to make…


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Missing Pieces 2016: ILB Sean Spence

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into training camp a bit under a month from now, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players…



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One Step To Take: Ryan Shazier

New series we’re kicking off here to get us through the upcoming dog days of the offseason. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game….


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Film Room: Keith Butler’s Box Calls

Boxes. They’re great things. They hold Christmas gifts, pizza, engagement rings. Defensive coordinators have boxes too. And they’re a great way to beat bunch concepts. The rules are simple. I learned them from the great Matt Bowen when he still wrote for National Football Post. Four defenders versus three receivers….




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Who Is The Steelers Most Polarizing Player?

Had a good discussion Monday with Dave on The Terrible Podcast, talking about Lawrence Timmons and if he’s the most polarizing player on the team. I didn’t totally agree with the assessment, though I understand it, but it got me to thinking: if it isn’t Timmons (and maybe you think it…