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Safety Much Likelier Investment By Pittsburgh Than Corner

Ask a Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan what position they’d like to see brought in during free agency, and they’re likely to respond with a cornerback. While that sounds nice, and to an extent understandable, if you look historically, it seems unlikely. Don’t fret. That doesn’t mean they’re automatically going to ignore…


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Steelers Need Not Rush To Re-Sign Pending Free Agents

When it comes to free agency, as readers of the site are well aware, the Pittsburgh Steelers are very rarely active players in the open market. If they sign any outside free agents, it often comes in the form of a one-year veteran-minimum qualifying contract or two for a player…


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Steelers Have Much Work To Do As Offseason Begins

The 2015 NFL season is now officially in the books after Emmanuel Sanders and the Denver Broncos emerged victorious to secure the franchise’s third trophy in eight Super Bowl appearances—unfortunately doing so at the expense of Jerricho Cotchery, another former Steeler who admittedly had a rough game, and the Panthers….


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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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Tomlin Not Very Concerned With 30th Ranked Pass Defense

As Mark Twain famously said, statistics can be used to be leaned on, failing to provide appropriate context. For Mike Tomlin, that applies to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pass defense, which ranked 30th in 2015. To him, there are several variables that factor into that result, he told Bob Labriola last…


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Determining Current Market Value Of Steelers CB William Gay Isn’t Easy

During the 2015 season, Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback William Gay earned $1.5 million. Fellow Steelers cornerbacks Antwon Blake and Cortez Allen, however, both earned $1.542 and $5.631 million respectively. See the problem here? Gay, who has been the Steelers best cornerback for the last two seasons, is scheduled to be…


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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…