Terry Hawthorne


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….


Post Week-Two OTA Practices: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and congratulations on making it through another week. The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their second week of OTA practices and perhaps the biggest news is that it looks like they made through another week without suffering any significant injuries. Let’s hope things…


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…

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora My final game notes of the 2014 preseason. Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 loss to the hands of the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Josh Harris knocked aside in pass protection. – Veteran play by Darrius Heyward-Bey on this run block. Safety walks down into the box at the…

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Addition Of CB B.W. Webb Gives Steelers A Draft Mulligan Of Sorts

When the Dallas Cowboys waived cornerback B.W. Webb on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin probably couldn’t wait to fill out a waiver claim for the former fourth-round draft pick, as he certainly knows quite a bit about young player. Webb, who like Tomlin is a former William and Mary player,…

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Numbers Crunch: Recent History Of Steelers Draft Picks Making The Roster

By Alex Kozora At our eternally optimistic core, every Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan believes their yearly group of draft picks can be successful. That even late rounders could become the “diamond in the rough”, their selection lauded about for years to come. But of course, that isn’t always the case. There…

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Special Teams Of Primary Concern For Steelers Secondary

The Pittsburgh Steelers have rarely benefitted greatly from special teams throughout the organization’s history. Chuck Noll famously refused to employ special teams coaches until late in his tenure, when he shifted responsibilities for both defensive line coach John Kolb and inside linebackers coach Dennis Fitzgerald, requesting that they jointly coach…

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Former Steelers CB Terry Hawthorne Already Done With CFL

Well, Canada didn’t last long for former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Terry Hawthorne. According to Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun, Hawthorne has already left the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to return to school. Hawthorne, who was drafted by the Steelers in the fifth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, had just signed with…

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A Five Year Look At Fifth-Round Draft Picks

In response to my Monday post on past fifth-round picks made by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the Kevin Colbert era, a few of you wondered what percentage of all fifth-round picks across the league wind up making their respective teams’ 53 man roster out of training camp. I went all…

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Steelers Need 2014 Pleas In The Fifth To Both Hit

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert recently completed his 15th draft with the organization and while several of the fifth-round selections that he’s made during that span managed to make the 53 man roster out of training camp as rookies, finding a player that can contribute heavily has been tough….