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Shamarko Thomas Growing From Last Year’s Struggles

Disappointment and failure opens up a couple of different avenues one can go down. For some, letting yourself and those around you down often leads to a downward spiral, out of which there is no chance to reach the heights of the goal you once strived for. For others, that…


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The Pessimist’s Take: A Role For Shamarko Thomas

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: A Role For Shamarko Thomas

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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2015 Player Exit Meetings – S Shamarko Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


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2015 Player Exit Meetings – S Robert Golden

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Free Agency Positional Review: Safety

We’re now into March, and that means that the new league year will be upon us shortly, and when that time comes, the floodgates to free agency will open—not that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be major players when it comes to signing outside free agents, as they tend to keep…



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Report: Steelers Not Expected To Re-sign Veteran S Will Allen

The re-signing of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden on Monday shouldn’t come as a big surprise being as the team certainly needed to shore up the position for 2016 prior to the start of the new league year. With Golden now under contract, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported…



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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


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Will Allen Spending Downtime Wisely To Plan For Future

Depending on your prerogative, for some people, the NFL may not always stand for ‘National Football League’. It has also variously had alternative meanings over the years, such as ‘No Fun League’ in the face of continuing rules changes that some feel take away from the quality of the on-field…


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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: S Robert Golden – Unrestricted

Player: Robert Golden Position: Safety Experience: 4 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $1,542,000 2015 Season Breakdown: The 2015 season was an interesting one for Robert Golden—certainly the most interesting of his career. After all, it was filled with a number of firsts, including his first career start,…


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2015 Player Exit Meetings – S Will Allen

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…