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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Free Safety

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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Kozora: 2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

By Alex Kozora Following Dave Bryan’s lead, here is my first crack at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 53 man roster. Needless to say, this is subject to change once we hit training camp. Quarterbacks – (3) Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones Analysis: Jones is safe for at least another season. Other than that, […]

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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For Steelers 2014 Draft Class

By Alex Kozora Predictably and understandably, we’ve given a ton of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class. But even after giving all of our opinions, no one can deny this is all projection. The measurables, tape study, debates, all now fruitless. What happens on the field is the only thing that matters anymore. […]

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Tomlin Not Worried About Polamalu OTA Attendance

During the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent free safety Mike Mitchell to replace Ryan Clark. Being as this will be the first season in a long time that fellow starting safety Troy Polamalu will have a new partner in the secondary, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked Saturday afternoon if expects his all-everything […]

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Kozora: Steelers Draft Grades For 2014 Class

By Alex Kozora After providing a report on each of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selections in the 2014 NFL Draft, it’s time for a collective wrap up. You can consider this a “grade” because I’ll be providing a letter, but it’s more of a summary of each player and how they fit with the team. Grading […]

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Steelers Offseason Strategy Included Upgrading Defensive Pressure Personnel

Now that the vast majority of the offseason tinkering has finally unfolded, it’s easier to take a step back and start looking at the tapestry that the Pittsburgh Steelers have pieced together through free agency and the draft, including which players they let go. One of the most interesting facets of the grand scheme that […]

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2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

With the 2014 NFL Draft now behind us, it’s time for my first offseason 53 man roster prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all of these right, but this is where my head is at after the selection of nine players by the Steelers over the course of the […]

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Draft Likely Spells The End For Former Steelers DE Brett Keisel

The NFL draft is an endless source of miracles, annually making dreams come true for hundreds of prospective athletes hoping to make it to the top echelon of their sport and chosen profession, even if many of those chosen don’t ultimately make it. There’s the other side of the draft as well, the one less […]

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Steelers Saw The Need For Speed During Offseason

If you’ve ever heard the ‘old’ adage that the Pittsburgh Steelers are slow, after this draft, that might be over. Perhaps the Steelers heard that they’re slow as well, or simply realized on their own that injecting speed throughout the roster was an important step in improving the overall quality and adaptability of the team. […]

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Steelers 2014 Draft Starts Off Sneaky Good

By Michael K. Reynolds Shocked to see Ryan Shazier taken in the first round? Wondering why the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t take a cornerback or receiver in the second? Foaming at the mouth about their selection of a scatback with their third round pick? Before becoming completely apoplectic, consider some of the hidden layers of beauty […]

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Ryan Shazier Selection In Line With Sub-Package Philosophy

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has spent a good deal of his talking time this offseason to emphasize the importance of sub-package football in today’s league. Yet when he had a top cornerback available to him at the 15th overall pick, which nobody would have considered a reach, he instead took a linebacker. If […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Safety

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – First Round

By Michael K. Reynolds No pick means more to a championship legacy in the NFL than the first round of the draft, and it can be argued the Pittsburgh Steelers have performed here as well as any other team over the last few decades. In the past, the Steelers earned their draft day creds from […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Ranks In Top 20 Of NFLPI Top Player Sales List For Third Straight Year

According to a release put out on Monday by the NFLPA, two Pittsburgh Steelers players finished the fiscal year ranked in the NFL Players Inc. (NFLPI) Top 50 Player Sales list. While Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks finished the year ranked No. 1 on the annual list, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu finished 17th overall […]

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Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks Thinks Steelers Go Cornerback In Round One

NFL draftnik Don Banks of Sports Illustrated weighed in on Monday with a one minute video draft preview for the Pittsburgh Steelers and he has them going defense in the first round. Banks thinks that either Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert or Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby will be the Steelers first round pick and […]

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Using History As A Guide, CB Ike Taylor Thinks The Steelers Go Defense In Round One

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor loves watching college football and on Tuesday, he shared his thoughts as to the direction that he believes his team will go in the first few rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft during his show on Trib Live Radio. “This time, I think we might get a D-tackle, but we […]

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Prisco Leaves Dennard Out Of First Round Of Latest Mock Draft

By Josh Svetz CBS Sports Senior Writer Pete Prisco isn’t afraid to go against the grain with his predictions. From calling Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu the most overrated player in the NFL in 2011, to stating the Indianapolis Colts would go 1-15 in 2012 (they went 11-5), Prisco is known to make bold predictions […]

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Steelers Not Foregoing Safety In Pre-Draft Analysis

After the Pittsburgh Steelers signed safety Mike Mitchell at the start of the free agent signing period this offseason, the popular belief among the fan base was that the team wouldn’t be addressing the position during the 2014 NFL Draft. However, judging by the players that have already been brought in for pre draft visits, […]

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Draft Analyst Bucky Brooks Has Two Defensive Backs For The Steelers In Latest Mock Draft

NFL.com draft analyst Bucky Brooks has now released his fifth mock of the offseason and this time around he has tackled the first two rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft. Brooks has the Pittsburgh Steelers taking two defensive backs with their selections and his second round choice might surprise you. In the first round, Brooks […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Safety

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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Steelers Could Continue Safety Inspection

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers have taken the safety position very seriously this free agency period, they none the less have continued to do their due diligence when it comes to scouting the top of the draft class at the position, bringing in Calvin Pryor for a visit yesterday. The Steelers traded their 2014 third-round […]

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Former Steelers RB Baron Batch Paints Very Colorful Troy Polamalu Portrait

Many of you are well aware that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Baron Batch is now a full-time artist. One of his latest paintings is of his former Steelers teammate Troy Polamalu and he recently released a time-lapsed video of the creation of it. The entire video is four and a half minutes long and […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Safety

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Ninth Round +

By Michael K. Reynolds Who should the Pittsburgh Steelers take with their first round draft pick this year? Third round? Fifth? Should they emphasize offense or defense? With what positions should they take a risk? When should they play it safe? The correct answers to these questions may not lie within the impressively coiffed head […]

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Steelers Free Agent Departures Piling Up

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed seven free agents from outside the organization, they have now lost eight of their own free agents in the process, having come in with 22 free agents in total. Granted, few of them went on to sign contracts of any significance, or are expected to play a big role […]

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Recapping The Steelers’ Uncharacteristic Madness Of March

The Pittsburgh Steelers have often found themselves busy in March in recent years, but that has generally come before the start of the new league year, just to get in cap compliance. This year was a bit different, as the team was able to actually add some pieces from other teams, including a new starter […]

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