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Report: Steelers Interested In Dolphins S Chris Clemons

It’s no surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t signed anybody as of yet in the opening hours of free agency, but the sheer lack of information of any kind, outside of the release of LaMarr Woodley, is somewhat surprising. I find it somewhat amusing that the Steelers on their website instead choose to celebrate the […]

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Report: Browns Expected To Replace S T.J. Ward By Signing Donte Whitner

Amid reports surfacing that the Cleveland Browns have “significant” interest in trading with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Darrelle Revis, the Browns are not staying stationary at the safety position, either. According to Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns intend to sign former San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner as soon as the 4 PM opening […]

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Potential Steelers Free Agent Target S Louis Delmas Signs With The Dolphins

It made waves earlier this offseason when it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers brought in free safety Louis Delmas, who had recently been cut by the Detroit Lions. It was taken as an obvious sign that Ryan Clark would not be back, for one thing. For another, it suggested that the Steelers could be […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – S Will Allen

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft – Alex Kozora Version 1.0

By Alex Kozora Like Dave Bryan, throughout the draft process I’ll be occasionally posting mock drafts. Needless to say, bear in mind it’s still early and all mocks are fluid. Understandably favored towards the players I’ve already scouted. As I watch more, my opinions will change and the mock will be updated. Round One: Eric […]

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Todd McShay Has Steelers Taking Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix In Latest Mock Draft

Todd McShay of ESPN.com has now released his post combine mock draft of the first round of 2014 NFL Draft and after previously mocking Notre Dame nose tackle Louis Nix III to the Steelers at 15th overall, this time around he has Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix tabbed for Pittsburgh. McShay writes: I really struggled […]

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Looking At The Decision To Move On From Curtis Brown

While I wasn’t necessarily expecting to see the name Curtis Brown on a list of termination transactions made by the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, it can hardly come as a surprise, and it is a possibility that I have covered earlier this offseason. The former 2011 third-round draft pick was never able to show to his […]

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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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