Shamarko Thomas


2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Safety

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped things up in minicamp and put an end to their spring practices, which means that we are officially into the dead zone, the slowest time of the year for football news and general activity, the time between the end of spring drills in mid-June to…

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Steelers S Mike Mitchell Able To Participate More During Minicamp

After missing all of the team’s OTA practices due to his surgically repaired shoulder, it appeared as though veteran Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was destined to also miss this week’s mandatory minicamp. That wound up not being the case, however, as Mitchell was reportedly far enough along in his…


Keith Butler, Steelers Need To Play A Consistent 11 In 2016

Keith Butler’s first season at the defensive coordinator helm was largely a success. The Steelers’ run defense improved, their red zone play stellar, and as a team, they were able to generate pressure and sacks. Room for improvement just like anyone else but overall, it was solid. There are several…

at Qualcomm Stadium on October 12, 2015 in San Diego, California.

Shamarko Thomas Benefiting From Running With First-Team Defense

Aside from the time that he missed during training camp after being sidelined with a shoulder injury following a tackle in practice, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas spent the entire offseason running with the first-team defense. And so far, that is where he has been yet again, running with the…

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Robert Golden: ‘My Opportunity Is Finally Coming Around’

Last year, the narrative was that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas had been ‘waiting’ for his opportunity to play after long-time strong safety Troy Polamalu retired following the 2014 season. Thomas was expected to enter the starting lineup, but a loss of confidence from the coaching staff reduced him to…


Former Steelers S Will Allen Waiting For Any Team To Call

Very early in the offseason, before the start of the new league year in mid-March, we learned that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not plan to re-sign safety Will Allen, who started 15 games including the playoffs last season, missing three games due to injury. Later that month, Allen spoke about…

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Carnell Lake Sees Improvement From Shamarko Thomas

It hasn’t been a great week for Carnell Lake. He spilled the beans during last weekend’s fantasy camp and had to address those beans – by saying pretty much nothing – as we just wrote about. But I want to talk about the things that matter to the 2016 edition…


One Step To Take: Shamarko Thomas

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….


The Pessimist’s Take: Cover 2 Take Two

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…


Unknown Steven Johnson Hungry To Compete

When it comes to modern sports fandom, there is seemingly no shortage of resources that enable those who seek to learn the ability to acquire just about any sort of relevant information about a player that can be made publicly available. This fact seems to me particularly true for the…


Steelers Tuesday OTA Practice Extra Notes From Media

The Pittsburgh Steelers completed their first OTA practice on Tuesday and here are a few tidbits that aren’t likely to show up in print that were passed along by Trib Live Radio, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Steelers Nation Radio. During the seven shots drill, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had scoring tosses to…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – S Will Allen – Stock Down

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…