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Steelers 2015 Final Defensive Charting Notes

Sorry for putting this off, Steelers’ Nation. Didn’t want to rush our final charting of the year and now that I’ve had a couple days after the Senior Bowl, I could sort through all the data. As you probably know, we chart the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense every game and compile…


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Strong Safety One Of Biggest Riddles To Solve This Offseason

For as much hang-wringing as there might be about the cornerback position right now for the Pittsburgh Steelers, I think that the one position most up in the air in the secondary right now is that of the strong safety, where the team continues to look for the replacement for…


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In Secondary, Scouting And Talent Lacking More Than Coaching

Whenever a team has a weakness in one particular area of its personnel, it is the gut reaction to immediately put the position coach under fire. Often, perhaps too often, we see that position coach take the fall when a deeper analysis might show that he wasn’t the problem. The…


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Steelers Use Dime Defense To Slow Manning On Third Down

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had an interesting and transformative season on defense under defensive coordinator Keith Butler, taking over after years under Dick LeBeau as the linebackers coach. LeBeau was forever hesitant to rely too much on sub-packages, and that was perhaps one of the sticking points that helped lead…


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Steelers 2016 Draft Needs: Defense Overview

With the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season now firmly behind us, we can now take a good look at the teams 2016 draft needs. In this post, we will look at every defensive position group from a needs standpoint as the team enters the offseason. Defensive End – (Moderate Need) –…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Broncos Divisional Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers season came to an end Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High as they were defeated 23-16 by the AFC’s #1-seeded Denver Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs. The pregame hype focused on the health and capabilities of the two future Hall of…


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My Response To Bill Barnwell’s Annual Slamming Of The Steelers

You know the drill at this time of year, right? The Pittsburgh Steelers get eliminated from the playoffs and one-by-one the major media experts hacks write about how poorly the organization manages their salary cap. The year, Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com is the first one to nationally take a swing…


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Direction Steelers Take With Doran Grant Could Impact Draft Plans

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Doran Grant certainly didn’t see the field much during the 2015 season after being promoted to the team’s 53-man roster from the practice squad in early November. The fourth-round draft pick played just one snap on defense during the season and 17 more on special teams. Now that…



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Steelers Vs. Broncos 2015 Divisional Round: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2015 Divisional Round Pittsburgh Steelers (11-6) vs. Denver Broncos (12-4) Kickoff: 4:40 p.m. ET Site: Sports Authority Field at Mile High (76,125) • Denver, Colo. Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: CBS-TV (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2) Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers…



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Roster Full Of New Faces From Last Steelers Playoff Victory

The last time that the Pittsburgh Steelers have won a playoff game, back during the 2010 season, the roster certainly looked a lot different. Players such as Maurkice Pouncey, Antonio Brown, and Jason Worilds were rookies. In fact, of that class, only Pouncey and Brown remain with the team. Though…


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Steelers Vs. Bengals 2015 Wild Card: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2015 Wild Card Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (12-4) Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET Site: Paul Brown Stadium (65,515) • Cincinnati, Ohio Playing Surface: Synthetic TV Coverage: CBS-TV (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2) Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM…



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Will Allen Sees Highs And Lows As Starting Safety

If this is to be the final season for Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen—whether by choice or by force—then at least he can say that he was able to notch one final professional accomplishment, even if it took 12 years for him to do so. Entering this season, the 33-year-old…