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Steelers Defensive Changes Rooted In NFL History

In only three preseason games, Keith Butler has put a distinctive stamp on this Pittsburgh Steelers defense. A much more noticeable degree than anyone, myself included, anticipated. Some of the concepts might seem new to Steelers’ fans, but they’re not new to the league. Nothing is anymore. They’re taught, borrowed, tweaked…


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Gradkowski Has Probably Played His Last Snap With Steelers

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed quarterback Bruce Gradkowski on injured reserve, there’s a very good chance that he’s played his final snap in a black and gold uniform. Gradkowski, who will count $1,833,334 against the Steelers salary cap in 2015, is currently in the final year of the…


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With Pouncey Out, Steelers Need To Figure Out Who Will Back-Up Wallace

With it now looking like Pittsburgh Steelers starting center Maurkice Pouncey will be sidelined an extended amount of time due to an ankle injury suffered in the first quarter of the Sunday preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, Cody Wallace figures to be the one who will start in his…


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Collaboration On Display In Rebuilding Steelers’ Defense

A couple of months back, I speculated that, with the departure of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and the promotion of Keith Butler to the same position—one that he has never held before—we could expect to see the formulation of a new defense through a collaborative effort of much of the…



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Steelers Mike Tomlin Rated Sixth In NFL.com Head Coach Power Rankings

As the offseason dead period continues on, we are starting to see more and more lists and rankings emerge on the major media sites. On Wednesday, NFL Media analyst Elliot Harrison released his NFL head coach power rankings and he has Mike Tomlin listed 6th overall. Harrison writes: Some might…


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Steelers Rookies Make Trip To Canton

Before departing for a month, it appears at least some of Pittsburgh Steelers‘ rookies visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. This, of course, will also be the first location they will ever play professional football, participating in the Hall of Fame Game on August 9th versus…


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Steelers All-22: Kelvin Beachum 2014 Sack Recap

As we have already done with Marcus Gilbert, we’re looking back at all the sacks allowed by Pittsburgh Steelers’ left tackle Kelvin Beachum. Our intent is to hone in on the plays that resulted in the biggest sin for an offensive lineman, giving up a sack. It’s not meant to…


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Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward’s Arsenal Of Pass Rush Moves

Yesterday we looked at Cameron Heyward’s ability to play with power and leverage as an up-and-coming sack artist in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. While those traits remain the cornerstone to his ever-improving game, Heyward’s developing arsenal of pass rush moves are what has truly pushed him into a special category of…


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Assessing The Steelers Free Agent Alternatives: Offensive Tackle

Now that we’ve went over the running backs, it’s time to dive into a position that most Steelers fans (including myself) are begging Pittsburgh to add depth to in the offensive tackle position. Pittsburgh seemingly has the starters set at tackle with criminally underrated, Kelvin Beachum anchoring the left side…



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Steelers All-22: Tight End RPO

After some overdue time away, we’re back talking to the film and breaking down some notable plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 season. Today, we’ll break down an increasingly popular concept throughout the league and Steelers’ playbook. Run/pass options, RPOs, giving Ben Roethlisberger the freedom to make a decision based…


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Swearinger Interest May Not Be Much More Than A Failed Waiver Claim

Last week, the Houston Texans released their former 2013 second-round draft pick, D.J. Swearinger, a safety prospect that the Pittsburgh Steelers had shown interest in before selecting safety Shamarko Thomas later in the draft in the fourth round. We also learned that the Steelers were among eight teams that submitted…


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There’s Only One Ben Roethlisberger

The 2015 NFL Draft is passed and for the 7th time in 10 years, a quarterback was taken first overall. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took the controversial Florida State Seminole quarterback Jameis Winston. As we find ourselves moving towards offseason training activities (OTAs) and soon enough NFL training camps, as…


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2015 Steelers Mock Draft Version 4.0: Final Edition

The 2015 NFL Draft will get underway Thursday night in Chicago, so I might as well beat the rush and go ahead and release my final mock draft on this Monday. If you missed my previous three mock drafts, or educated guesses as I like to call them, you can…