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Shazier Spending Offseason In Effort To Get Stronger

Ryan Shazier is never going to look like Levon Kirkland but he’s spending the offseason adding a little extra muscle. “I definitely working on [adding muscle],” he told reporters following today’s practice. “I was rehabbing a lot throughout the offseason. Just trying to get a lot stronger.” Shazier dealt with…



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Assignments Show Ryan Shazier Treated By Coaches As Veteran

When referring to what he likes to see out of his linebackers, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is known to say that he would rather have to say ‘whoa’ than to say ‘sic ‘em’”, which means that he likes his linebackers to have a controlled recklessness about them that…


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Timmons Likely Not Thrilled About More Dime Defense

If you are a particularly observant spectator on game day for the Pittsburgh Steelers—or if you are a regular reader of this site—you may have noticed a shift over the course of the last several weeks of the 2015 regular season on the defensive side of the ball. It was…



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Bucky Brooks Ranks Steelers’ Roster Second In The NFL

While it is certainly nothing that we didn’t already know, it’s always nice to see the talent of this Pittsburgh Steelers roster received its due accolades from the national media, and they got just that earlier this week on the NFL’s website, with columnist Bucky Brooks deeming that the Steelers…



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Recap Of Steelers Injured Players Ahead Of First OTA Practices Of 2016

With the Pittsburgh Steelers set to begin their annual OTA practices on Tuesday, here is a quick recap of the players who entered the offseason with injuries and those who had surgeries scheduled. C Maurkice Pouncey (fibula) – Pouncey might not be allowed to participate in practices this coming week…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Ryan Shazier Has It Covered

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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The Optimist’s Take: Ryan Shazier Has It Covered

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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Examining Lawrence Timmons’ Future With Pittsburgh

Lawrence Timmons has been a mainstay at inside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers since the 2009 season, when the former Florida State standout took over the starting role for James Farrior alongside Larry Foote. Since then, Timmons has started in 108 of the 110 games he’s appeared in, including five…




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The Steelers Are Buying Into “New Age Of Linebackers”

Over the course of recent years it is clear that an emphasis on athleticism and playmaking ability has been placed throughout the NFL.  These categories now dominate the conversation. The linebacker position has not evaded this focused attention, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are riding the wave. If the draft selections…


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Steelers Use Late Picks To Restock At Linebacker

Much of the final day of the 2016 NFL Draft was a drag for those following the Pittsburgh Steelers, considering the significant delay that existed between their first and second selections of the day, but they finished the evening off with three selections in a 27-selection span, and two of…