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Is Another Cornerback Double-Dip Forthcoming For The Steelers?

Are the Pittsburgh Steelers headed for a second consecutive double-dip at the cornerback position during the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft? They certainly could be and especially now that they have decided to part ways with veteran cornerback Cortez Allen once and for all. Not that Allen was a lock to…


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Release Of Allen Does Nothing To Change CB Landscape

From big-money contract to Friday news dump, Cortez Allen’s career in Pittsburgh has officially come full circle. Whether you were surprised by the move, disappointed, or happy to see him gone, we all need to agree on one thing. His release does nothing to change the outlook on the position….


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The Pessimist’s Take: Sustainable Success With Turnovers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Virginia CB Maurice Canady

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be…


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No Longer Old And Slow, Steelers Defense Now Seen As On The Rise

When the Pittsburgh Steelers were at their recent height in the mid-00s, they got there by playing unrelenting, at times dominant defense. Although the offense certainly helped to get them there—the first time around with more of a controlled ground game—it was the defensive side of the ball that one…


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Senquez Golson Looking To Pick Up Where He Left Off Before Injury

I wrote earlier today about Pittsburgh Steelers second-year outside linebacker Bud Dupree, who is expected to enter the starting lineup on a more full-time basis than he experienced during his rookie season, and how his progress from year one to year two is perhaps the single-most important development that the…


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Free Agent Departures Mean New-Look Secondary For 2016 Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly lost their fair share of players thus far in free agency. Their own players have signed with other teams more than they have brought in players who were with other organizations last season—and that is in a free agency period in which they have uncharacteristically…


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Fairness Not At Issue During Brandon Boykin’s Tenure In Pittsburgh

The big news around western Pennsylvania yesterday came in the form of the Panthers coming to terms with former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin, who spent about seven months in the black and gold after being traded for in early August in the early portions of training camp. Perceived as…


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The Pessimist’s Take: More Big Play From William Gay

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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The Optimist’s Take: More Big Play From William Gay

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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The Optimist’s Take: Outside Chance For Senquez Golson

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Temple CB Tavon Young

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be…


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Tomlin, Steelers Don’t Plan To Sign CB In Free Agency

Mike Tomlin spoke to the media down at the NFL Owner Meetings in Boca Raton, Florida, talking for the first time since his season-ending press conference. Information from his media session is just now trickling in. Tomlin indicated the Pittsburgh Steelers are unlikely to sign a cornerback in free agency, according to…


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Steelers Veterans Foster, Gay Set To Hit Career Milestone In 2016

The Pittsburgh Steelers did well to lock up two of their own most critical free agents—cornerback William Gay and guard Ramon Foster—to new three-year contract just prior to the formal opening of this year’s free agency period. Though Gay did spend one year in Arizona, both players have been cornerstones…


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The Optimist’s Take: Ross Cockrell’s Ceiling

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…