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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Defends Work Ethic Of Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin

By Josh Svetz Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has spoken out many times this season, giving his opinion on just about anything sports-related, especially when it could involve a possible draft target. Recently, Florida State receiver Kelvin Benjamin came under fire when, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, he skipped a pre-draft workout with an […]

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Colbert Says Williams Really Solidified The Inside Spot Last Season

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams certainly had some big shoes to fill during his rookie season when asked to take over the starting buck linebacker spot a few games after veteran Larry Foote was lost for the season. Despite an uneven year of learning on the job, however, general manager Kevin Colbert thought he represented […]

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Dwyer And Woodley Training Together Out In Arizona

After the Super Bowl is over is generally when we begin hearing about players starting their offseason training. On Monday, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer posted on Twitter that he’s now out in Arizona training with linebacker LaMarr Woodley. Woodley has trained out in Arizona as recent as last season, but it’s unknown if […]

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Cortez Allen Hopes To Be Like Ike Taylor

For several seasons, it wasn’t uncommon to see Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor shadowing the opponent’s best receiver, but during the second half of last season, that happened a lot less. During a recent interview with Mike Prisuta of Steelers.com, fellow cornerback Cortez Allen said that he hopes to follow in Taylor’s shoes when it […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Cornerbacks

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Our first look at the secondary starting with the cornerbacks. Ike Taylor: Taylor truly did not get many mentions in my game notes. Normally, like an offensive lineman, that would mean he had a good season. That he […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Munchak Hiring, Hard Knocks, Woodley Training, Senior Bowl & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 72 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I kick the show off by talking about the possibility of the Pittsburgh Steelers being on Hard Knocks this year. We invite your emails on this topic as well. The Steelers hired Mike Munchak to be their new offensive line […]

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Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley Has Promised To Train With Tom Shaw During The Offseason

For the last two and a half seasons, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley has had problems staying healthy, and it’s led to him missing 14 games over a three-year span. With Woodley’s future now in question heading into the offseason, he apparently has agreed to go down to Florida for a month to train under […]

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Let The Calf Beating Season Commence

Prior to Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley being placed on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to describe his play when he has been healthy. “He’s been solid, not only this season, but over the course of his career,” said Tomlin. “But obviously, particularly in recent years, he’s had […]

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Thoughts On The Steelers As They Reach The Halfway Point Of Training Camp – Part 1

By the time the Pittsburgh Steelers return to practice on Wednesday their training camp will be at the halfway point, so now is a perfect time for me to write about all the things that are going through my mind right now concerning the team. Here is part one of my thoughts and concerns. Perhaps […]

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Hamstrings Beware; Training Camp Is Here

The Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe for training camp today and the first practice will take place on Saturday. Over the years, the most common injury that we hear reported over the course of the first several days of practice involves strained hamstrings or quads. Injured hamstrings early on in training camp can certainly linger, […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Searching For First Football Trophy Of His Career

Should the Pittsburgh Steelers wind up winning the Lombardi Trophy in 2013 it will be the first trophy that starting cornerback Cortez Allen has every won in his football career. “I have never won a trophy in football,” Allen said in a recent Q & A session with fans on steelers.com. “I came close in […]

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Can DVD Make The Best Of His Speed?

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, DeMarcus Van Dyke joined the Pittsburgh Steelers after being cut by the Oakland Raiders. Van Dyke was drafted by the Raiders in 2011, mostly as a result of his phenomenal forty yard dash time, which clocked in at 4.28, a time that was tops in his draft class. In his […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Not Caught Up In The Fame Game

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen will be a starter in 2013 for the first time in his career, but even though he is already well-known by fans worldwide, he doesn\’t get himself caught up in the fame game. “I don’t think of myself as a celebrity,” Allen said in an interview with Jeff Hartsell of […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Helping Rookie LB Vince Williams Learn How To Cover

After the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted linebacker Vince Williams in the sixth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, linebackers coach Keith Butler made it clear what he needs to see out of the Florida State product come the start of the season. “He runs at the ball well,” said Butler. “He gets off blocks well. He destroyed […]

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Ike Taylor Has Top Of The Steelers Cornerback Depth Chart Training With Tom Shaw

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has long been a supporter of renowned trainer Tom Shaw and has now convinced nearly all of his fellow cornerback teammates to train this offseason with him down in Orlando at the Wide World of Sports facility. Not only has fellow cornerback William Gay and third-year cornerback Cortez Allen made […]

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Ike Taylor: Consistency, Not Interceptions Define His Game

By Jeremy Hritz Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was playing some of the best football of his career before his season ended on a broken ankle against the Baltimore Ravens on December 4th. While he was not picking off passes in bunches, Taylor continued quietly in his staple role with the Steelers as defender of […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Says He Blows Off Workout Steam By Working Out More

The always honest and entertaining Ike Taylor was guest Tuesday on The Jim Rome Show and while several of the same topics were discussed that were discussed in his interview last week on The David Baumann Show, the Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback talked quite a bit about his offseason workout obsession and routine. Taylor, who […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Says Interceptions Are Overrated, Hopes To Play Four Or Five More Years

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was a guest Tuesday morning on the David Baumann Show on Sports Talk Florida and he talked about training year in and year out with renown trainer Tom Shaw as well as his belief that interceptions are overrated among other things. At the beginning of the interview, Taylor was asked about […]

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Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley Looking To Get Back On Track After Disappointing 2012 Season

Following a 2012 season that saw him miss three games due to injury and registering just four sacks, starting Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley is certainly under the microscope this offseason. Woodley, who was called out by an unidentified teammate after the 2012 season ended for not being in the best of shape last […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Talks About Preparing For Season With Ike Taylor

It has long been known that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen is again working out down in Florida at the Wide World of Sports complex alongside teammates Ike Taylor and William Gay under the watchful eye of renown trainer Tom Shaw, and Ralph Paulk of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review recently caught up with him to talk […]

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Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones Won\’t Dare Compare Himself To Former LB James Harrison

The first day of rookie camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to now be in the books and first round draft pick Jarvis Jones talked to members of the media following the practice. According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network on Twitter, Jones said that following him being drafted by the Steelers, LaMarr Woodley, […]

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Steelers LB Jarvis Jones Trains With Tom Shaw & Calls Brentson Buckner A Mentor Of His

Earlier in the week, Pittsburgh Steelers newest linebacker Jarvis Jones was on SiriusXM NFL Radio talking about the upcoming draft and revealed that he has been working out with renown trainer Tom Shaw down in Florida at the Wide World of Sports complex. Shaw, as many of you should be well aware of by now, […]

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Steelers Cornerback Situation Following The Exit Of Keenan Lewis

Now that cornerback Keenan Lewis has moved on to the New Orleans Saints via free agency, it is easy to pin down what the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary will look like in 2013. Cortez Allen, who had two interceptions and three forced fumbles last season, will start opposite Ike Taylor. The Citadel product has progressed very […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Training Again With Tom Shaw This Offseason

Renowned trainer Tom Shaw reached out to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley after the 2012 season ended and invited him to train down in Florida at the Wide World of Sports Complex this offseason alongside cornerback Ike Taylor. Woodley turned the invitation down as he had already made plans to work out in Arizona, presumable […]

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Ryan Clark Urged LaMarr Woodley All Season To Train With Him In Arizona

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark was quite a popular man on Monday as he was also a guest on the Dave Dameshek Football Program. Clark talked about several things related to the team and made it known that he texted linebacker LaMarr Woodley to see if he had read the Sunday report by Ron Cook […]

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Teammate Says LaMarr Woodley Was Out Of Shape & Awful Last Season

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley has been criticized heavily for his play the last few seasons and several think that he is spending too much time in the media spotlight than under the lights of a weight training room. Evidently a teammate of Woodley\’s thinks along those same lines, according to the latest piece by […]

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