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Study: Just How Bad Is Pittsburgh At Drafting Defensive Backs?

Doran Grant, the 2015 4th round pick, has been picked up by the Buffalo Bills. It’s just another in a long line of of swings and misses by the Pittsburgh Steelers. I could write basically the same article I did last year, this one entitled, “Steelers Woes Of Evaluating Secondary Continues.”…


Ryan Clark Blames Talent Development For Secondary Struggles

Training camp is fast approaching now, and soon the offseason chatter will begin to fall always, but I would like to draw attention to an article back in April, in which former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark talked to Chris Bradford for the Beaver County Times, in which he talks…


Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 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…


In Secondary, Scouting And Talent Lacking More Than Coaching

Whenever a team has a weakness in one particular area of its personnel, it is the gut reaction to immediately put the position coach under fire. Often, perhaps too often, we see that position coach take the fall when a deeper analysis might show that he wasn’t the problem. The…


Art Rooney II Acknowledges Mistakes In Personnel Evaluations

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II did his usual post-season media rounds recently, and he certainly gave us all plenty to chew on. We have already dissected much of what he had to say, but there was one thing in particular—an admission of sorts—that I think is notable enough to…


Carnell Lake Not Behind Talent Deficiency In The Secondary

Much has been made of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary recently, a statement that could accurately have been made at virtually any point over the past few years. Recently, however, there seems to have been an increase in the finger pointing over whatever issues might be ailing the unit, with many…

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Steelers Woes Of Evaluating Secondary Continues

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released a rookie defensive back. Stop me if you’ve heard that one before. In an all too familiar pattern, rookie cornerback Doran Grant and safety Gerod Holliman join a long list of recent defensive backs drafted only to fail to make the initial Week One roster….

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Shawn Lemon Release Comes As No Surprise

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster move yesterday after practice in an unsurprising move to bolster their depth at the cornerback position, which was unusually low with just seven on the roster. That number included rookie second-round draft pick Senquez Golson, who is on the Physically Unable to Perform List,…


Carnell Lake Has A Full Plate Heading Into 2015

How is Cortez Allen going to bounce back after a horrendous 2014 season? How much playing time will rookies Senquez Golson and Doran Grant receive? Who replaces Troy Polamalu at safety? These are only a few of the mysteries heading into the 2015 season as the Steelers’ secondary looks to rebound, led by defensive backs coach,…

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Chiefs Waive Former Steelers CB Shaquille Richardson

The Kansas City Chiefs parted ways Tuesday with a former draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Adam Caplan on Twitter, the Chiefs waived cornerback Shaquille Richardson with designation failure to disclose physical condition. #Chiefs waived CB Shaq Richardson with designation failure to disclose physical condition. — Adam Caplan…


Pre-Draft Visits Often Lead To Draft-Day Selections For Steelers

Each and every year, teams are allowed to host 30 pre-draft visits form players that aren’t considered a “local.” For instance, in this year’s draft crop, Pitt tackle T.J. Clemmings won’t count against the Pittsburgh Steelers because he can probably walk from the Pitt campus to the team facility. However, I’ve went…