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Numbers, Names At Safety Tied To Special Teams Play For Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers made no bones about wanting to improve their defense during this offseason, as they stated during the draft after coming up with six of eight selections on defense, and three in the first four rounds. With the retirement of Troy Polamalu, the safety position in particular will…


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Steelers Secondary Must Stay Healthy After Injured-Riddled Season

Over the course of the offseason, there has been no shortage of criticism aimed toward the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, and in particular the secondary, which was chiefly responsible for surrendering 30 passing touchdowns—the fourth-most in the league—versus only 11 interceptions, which ranked 25th. With that type of ratio, there is…


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Comparing Mike Mitchell’s 2013 Season To 2014

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers did something that’s not very common for the Rooney family, and that’s dip their toes into the free agent pool, when they signed safety Mike Mitchell to a 5-year/$25 million deal. On paper, the signing looked good, as it added an instant replacement for vacated…


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Video: Pirates Pay Tribute To Troy Polamalu During Wednesday Night Game

If you missed the Pittsburgh Pirates paying tribute Wednesday night to recently retired Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu during their game against the Minnesota Twins, you can watch the ROOT Sports coverage of it below. As you can see, Polamalu was in a private suite that belonged to Thomas Tull where…


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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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Where Are They Now? Donnie Shell

Today, I wrote an article in regards to Troy Polamalu making it into the Hall Of Fame as a first-ballot candidate. It’s a legitimate discussion, as he’s going to get in regardless, it’s just a question of when. However, as great as Polamalu was, he may not even be the first Steelers’…



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Improvement Of Defense Starts With Tackling For Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been accumulating talent on offense for some years now, and that talent at long last emerged in a big way during the 2014 season, producing one of the most successful offenses, both in terms of yardage and scoring, in the league, as well as one of…


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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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Best And Worst Case Scenarios of the 2015 Steelers’ Draft Class

For one of our final looks at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2015 NFL Draft class, we’ll go through a best and worst case scenario with each draft pick. Lighter side of the review process and as a preface, this is all just hypothetical and for fun. It’s interesting look at what…



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Steelers Will Look To Maintain Success Vs. Inexperienced QB’s In Week 1

In his ten-year tenure of running the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, former defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has done one thing very well, among the many to choose from, and that’s terrorize young quarterbacks, as he compiled a 51-18 record against quarterbacks making their first start against his defense. While LeBeau has moved on,…


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Steelers Safety Thomas Wants To Prove Naysayers Wrong In 2015

There comes a breaking point in almost everyone’s life, a place where the road divides, leaving two uncertain paths. While standing at the crossroads, one has to fathom the outcomes of each road, the pros and cons, weigh them out significantly and then put their best foot forward with the…


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Steelers DL Coach Mitchell A Selfless Man, Just Like His Players

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell can be looked at as a mad scientist of sorts, trying to mold massive pieces of clay into a monstrous Frankenstein type of wrecking machine for the team’s 3-4 defense. Whether it be turning a first-rounder like defensive end Cameron Heyward into one of the best in…


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2015 A Critical Year For Shamarko Thomas

With Troy Polamalu’s retirement, the logical conclusion is for Shamarko Thomas to become the heir to the throne. That appeared to be the plan when the team traded up for the Syracuse safety three years ago and while it’s still a distinct possibility, they sure are making him earn it….