Shamarko Thomas

Shamarko Thomas

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…


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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….


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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…


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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…


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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…



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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…


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Steelers May Not Have Safety In Numbers This Season

It has become the norm in recent seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers to carry five safeties on the 53-man roster. Over the course of the past several seasons, this has more often been the case than not, at least in terms of the initial 53-man roster, or for the bulk…


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The Optimist’s Take: Let Artie Be Artie

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: Spare Change For Big Nickel

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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Versatility The Theme For Steelers On Day Two

The Pittsburgh Steelers made sure to go in on what they likely viewed as the last viable first-round cornerback on their board on Thursday night when they hastened in their first-round selection of Artie Burns, a young and physically gifted player whom the team described as one they are looking…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Safety

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…



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No Longer Old And Slow, Steelers Defense Now Seen As On The Rise

When the Pittsburgh Steelers were at their recent height in the mid-00s, they got there by playing unrelenting, at times dominant defense. Although the offense certainly helped to get them there—the first time around with more of a controlled ground game—it was the defensive side of the ball that one…


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Ravens May Have Added Steelers’ Latest Kryptonite In Eric Weddle

The Pittsburgh Steelers had thought that they had found their succession story at safety in the 2013 NFL Draft. So, too, had the Baltimore Ravens, with both organizations making bold moves in an effort to attempt to ease their organization’s inevitable transition from a Hall of Fame player on the…