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Will Allen – The Steelers Safety Net

On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed safety Will Allen to a one-year contract and while there’s no guarantee he makes the final 53 man roster out of training, for now, he can again serve as team safety net. Being the Steelers safety net is a role that Allen should be used to playing now as […]

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Steelers Re-sign S Will Allen

According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed another one of their soon-to-be unrestricted free agents as safety Will Allen has come to terms. Details of the deal are not yet known, but it most likely was a one-year contract for the veteran minimum and likely comes with a lower cap charge […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – More Quarters?

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Combine, Safeties, Cornerbacks, Draft, Contracts & Much More Episode

Season 4, Episode 82 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I really pack a ton in this hour long edition of the show. We start of talking about the last day of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine and that means we’re talking cornerback and safety prospects. The discussion moves along […]

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USC S Dion Bailey Feels His Game Resembles That Of Steelers S Troy Polamalu

USC safety Dion Bailey has a lot in common with Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu as not only did he play his college ball at the future Hall-of-Famer’s alma mater, he also played some linebacker there as well. During his time in Indianapolis for the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Bailey talked about how he patterns […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Cornerback Depth

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Cornerback Depth

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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A Closer Look At The Steelers Decision To Bring In Delmas For A Visit

As if we didn’t know it already, the decision made Monday by the Pittsburgh Steelers to bring recently released safety Louis Delmas in for a tire kicking visit shows that the team is more than willing to move on from Ryan Clark. In addition, it could be a sign that the team is not fully […]

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Pro Football Focus Offers Analysis Of Steelers’ Projected Lineup

By Matthew Marczi The statistics website Pro Football Focus has been running a series early this offseason projecting the starting lineups of each team—sans pending free agents—and grading each player on a sliding scale from “Poor Starter/Gamble” to “Elite Starter”, with “Unknown” also factored into the equation. Yesterday was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ turn to receive […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Moving On From Ike Taylor

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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Steelers May Be Better Off With One More Year Of Clark Rather Than Taylor

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert fielded questions yesterday from the local media, during which he was asked about the secondary depth. His answer was equally candid and obvious, suggesting that the organization didn’t exactly have a level of comfort at the moment regarding the current quality of depth. He also alluded […]

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Examining The Draft Process – Weighing Hopes Against Expectations

By Matthew Marczi When it comes to determining draft needs, it’s important to make a distinction in future projections of current talent between expectations and hopes. It’s very dangerous to make draft decisions based solely on your hopes for your current talent pool. Expectations are not always met, but they are certainly more assured than […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Safety

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Safeties

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Looking at the rest of the secondary – the safeties. Troy Polamalu: Troy silenced any naysayers with a strong 2013 season under unusual circumstances. Some expected this to be the start of his swan song; a season to […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Cornerback

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Putting Safety First

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have their work cut out for them coming off consecutive non-winning seasons. It takes elbow grease to get from 8-8 to a contender, as everybody knows, of course, but this offseason, the issue is more complicated than simply improving, due to some uncommon circumstances. One of the top priorities […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – QB Landry Jones

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – S Shamarko Thomas

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – Season Overview

Every draft class for every team in the National Football League is important. Just about every year feels to some as though it’s the most important draft for their favorite team in recent memory. We hear that already about the 2014 draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers…we also heard that about 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010. […]

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Hritz: Steelers Draft Needs In 2014

By Jeremy Hritz The 2014 NFL Draft is still 110 days away, yet the excitement of Steelers fans is at intense levels as they are optimistic about the prospects of a successful new season and of new draft picks propelling the team towards not just a playoff berth, but a realistic chance of contending for […]

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AR2 Says Steelers Will Be “Opportunistic” In Free Agency

By Jeremy Hritz Earlier this week, Art Rooney II made his annual offseason media tour to discuss the state of the Steelers and to provide some insight into the direction they steer in between now and the start of the 2014 regular season. While he was deliberate in his speech, he did provide certain nuggets […]

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Steelers 2014 Draft Needs – Defense

Last week, we had a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft needs as it relates to the offensive side of the football so this week, we will shift our focus to the defensive side, where I fully expect most of the picks to be used on in May. Cornerback – Regardless of what ultimately […]

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Bouchette Doesn’t See Much Improvement From Steelers Defense In 2014

By Jeremy Hritz Ed Bouchette wrote Sunday in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette that the Steelers have an exhausting to-do list to improve the defense this offseason, and he forecasts that the unit may be even more unsettled next year than they were in 2013. Bouchette addresses the sweeping changes that may be coming in the secondary, […]

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Post-Season Analysis Of The 2013 Steelers Draft Picks

By Jeremy Hritz The season is over, and it’s time to reflect on the performance of individual Steelers and their contributions to the team in 2013. Below is an analysis of the performance of the 2013 Steelers draft picks, in addition to a forecast of what type of contribution they can make in their second […]

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Three New Years Resolutions For The Pittsburgh Steelers

By Michael K. Reynolds Not to be lost in the fanfare of the nearly miraculous entry into the playoffs by the Pittsburgh Steelers is the fact the team remains a work in progress when it comes to returning to the elite status it’s enjoyed the past decade. The good news is this is a team on the rise […]

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Ten Personnel Questions Heading Into The 2014 Offseason

By Jeremy Hritz While the 2013 Steelers season is over, there will be no shortage of action over the next seven to eight months as the team begins the process of crafting their roster for a new season. The Steelers have answered many personnel questions through their play in the second half of the season, […]

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