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Steelers Average Age Of Projected Starting Defense Is 26

Remember when the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense was old? Remember all the 30-somethings roaming the field, many of them even lasting to their mid-30s in the starting lineup? Those days are clearly gone. Consider that of the entire 90-man offseason roster, only 11 players are at least 30 years old, and…


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2015 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post Draft

With the 2015 NFL Draft now behind us, it’s time for my first offseason 53 man roster prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. You will see that there are 54 players listed because of the extra spot needed because of running back Le’Veon Bell being suspended. In the comments below, tell me the selections…


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Much Like Shazier, Olsavsky Knows All About The “Undersized” Label

Much like their 2014 first round draft choice, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebackers coach Jerry Olsavsky knows all too well about the whispers from the pundits regarding size. The Steelers’ tenth round draft choice in 1989, he was a 6-foot-1, 221-pound demon on special teams his rookie season while backing…


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Steelers All-22: Backside Pursuit vs Wide Zones

Back at the tape today with a small, but important, breakdown of how defenses successfully play the run. Zone blocking schemes are mixed into every team’s playbook. Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans specifically are well accustomed to seeing them as the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, and Baltimore Ravens use it heavily, though…


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Steelers Become Better, Closer During Offseason

The few weeks the offseason provides allows players to go their own way. To step aside from football, get out of the city, go home, on vacation, you get the idea. For several Pittsburgh Steelers, this offseason was treated no differently as the regular season. This does edge on offseason…


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Steelers 2015 Draft Needs: Inside Linebacker

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…


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Sean Spence Turned “Why Me” Into “Why Not Me”

Professionally speaking, there is no denying that Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Sean Spence has gone through a lot of turmoil in his young career. A former third-round draft pick, he suffered a devastating knee injury in the final preseason game of his rookie year. The torn ligaments were worrying enough,…


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‘Starter’ May Not Mean Much In ILB Competition

Earlier this offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin basically said that the starting jobs across about half of the defense can be deemed as legitimately up for grabs in training camp and the preseason this year. This is, of course, not exactly the norm for a team who won…


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Sean Spence Familiar With Long Odds In Bid For Starting Job

Earlier this offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin basically said that the starting jobs across about half of the defense can be deemed as legitimately up for grabs in training camp and the preseason this year. This is, of course, not exactly the norm for a team who won…


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Steelers Have Options To Address ILB Next Season

It is true that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently appear to have a plethora of talent at the inside linebacker position, a unit on the defense that is headlined by Pro Bowl buck linebacker Lawrence Timmons. The team had three other inside linebacker play at approximately a quarter of the defensive…


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Despite Rough Start, Tomlin Feels Arrow Is Pointing Up For Shazier

After selecting Ohio State linebacker/playmaker extraordinaire Ryan Shazier with the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, many draft experts and fans alike were wondering the same thing – where does the team play him? After all, Pittsburgh was still struggling to get to the quarterback, and in his…



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Steelers Using Competition As Tool To Improve Defense

If you listen to the recent comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin, you might get the impression that every single spot in the roster is up in the air right now—at least on the defensive side of the ball. While that observation…


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Young Steelers Linebackers Busy Training With James Harrison

There certainly isn’t much Pittsburgh Steelers news to post as we head into the weekend, but I thought I would pass along an encouraging word about the linebackers. Judging by a photo posted Friday on Twitter by Steelers linebacker Vince Williams, it appears though he, Jarvis Jones, Sean Spence and…