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Steelers Putting Young Guys Through ‘Rookie University’ To Teach Them Life Skills And Lessons

Jun 22, 2019

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There was a discussion not so long ago about whether or not that NFL ought to assist players who have been suspended for substance abuse problems to get help, and things of that nature, on this very site. There were many who scoffed at the notion, but there is one simple factor that rules over […]

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2019 Stock Watch – RB Jaylen Samuels – Stock Up

Jun 22, 2019

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Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is underway, and the roster heading into the offseason is close to finalized—though always fluid—it’s time to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand. Specifically where Steelers players stand individually based on what we have seen happen over the course of the past few months. A stock evaluation can take […]

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Bud Dupree: ‘Everybody Is Waiting On ‘That’ Year To Come’ For Me

Jun 22, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to accept a one-year gamble on Bud Dupree that he is worth about $10 million, something that I think even he will admit that he hasn’t done up to this point in his career, four years after being drafted in the first round. Set to play under his fifth-year option, the […]

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OBJ Says He Felt ‘Stuck’ With Giants In A Place Where He Couldn’t Reach His Potential

Jun 22, 2019

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When Odell Beckham, Jr. found out that he was being traded, the All-Pro wide receiver was caught off-guard. There were even early reports that he wasn’t happy that the New York Giants would trade him after they gave him a long-term contract extension the year prior. Now that he is up and running with the […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Who Would You Consider A Realistic ‘Surprise’ Cut Later This Year?

Jun 22, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers well underway with the offseason workouts at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the heart of the offseason, where hope springs eternal following a few months of pretty significant changes, in terms of both departures and arrivals. How are the rookies […]

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5 Weeks Until 2019 Training Camp: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Jun 21, 2019

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Happy Friday to all once again and I hope the weekend is off to a great start for everybody reading this post. It’s Friday, so that means it’s back to the doctor again for me later today. It gets tiring going so much, but it is what it is. Tonight I look forward to watching […]

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Steelers TE Vance McDonald Selected Team’s Top Potential First-Time Pro Bowler For 2019

Jun 21, 2019

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Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers had six players voted to go to the Pro Bowl and of them, running back James Conner was the only first-timer. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and outside linebacker T.J. Watt also both wound up being first-time Pro Bowlers last season, but as injury replacements. So, will the Steelers have any […]

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One Step To Take: QB Mason Rudolph

Jun 21, 2019

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Bringing back a series I had a lot of fun exploring the last several offseasons. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game. The biggest area for improvement. Mason Rudolph: […]

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B.J. Finney Recalls ‘The Stars Aligned’ As He Made His First Start Against Kansas City

Jun 21, 2019

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Thanks due in no small part to the great work of former offensive line coach Mike Munchak, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been able to produce one of the league’s top offensive lines of the past half-decade with talent left to spare, as they have had quality depth during that time as well. B.J. Finney has […]

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Competition Committee Finalizes PI Rule As Passed In March, With Stricter Standard Inside Of 2 Minutes

Jun 21, 2019

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The early portions of the offseason featured a lot of speculation over whether or not the league would make the attempt to expand the use of replay for the purpose of correcting errors in calling or failing to call penalties in certain contexts. There were about half a dozen distinctly different rules proposed, by the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Late Roster Addition History, Fixing Kickoff Returns, 2019 Browns Preview, Listener Emails & More

Jun 21, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 123 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I first discuss the players who have worn No. 79 for the Pittsburgh Steelers with there now being 79 days remaining before the start of the team’s 2019 regular season. With the Steelers annual […]

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Fowler: Jaylen Samuels Improved Speed During Offseason

Jun 21, 2019

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As he has hinted at all offseason, expect a slimmer and faster Jaylen Samuels heading into his sophomore season. Per this tweet from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Samuels told him he’s focused on his speed during the summer. Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels said he focused on speed this offseason, which he says will help "be more […]

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Devin Bush On Michigan St. Incident: ‘I Just Stand Up For My Team’

Jun 21, 2019

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers made the decision to trade a myriad of assets in exchange for the ability to move up 10 slots in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft to draft Devin Bush, they did so knowing about as much about a player as is realistic. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler was on […]

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Buy Or Sell: Arthur Moats Would Be Steelers’ 2nd-Best OLB On Current Roster

Jun 21, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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Marcus Allen Hints At Being Used In Dime Packages

Jun 21, 2019

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I don’t think it’ll come as a surprise but it sounds like when the Pittsburgh Steelers roll their dime package, Marcus Allen will be the 6th defensive back you see on the field. In an article that centered around Tyler Matakevich trying to keep his roster spot, the PPG’s Brian Batko snuck in this quote […]

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Steelers’ ‘Ultimate Highlight’ Reel For Big Ben Conspicuously Absent Antonio Brown

Jun 21, 2019

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I have to give a hat tip to Bob Labriola for this lovely piece of clickbait, because it’s a topic that he chose to address this morning in an Asked and Answered installment. A reader named Donald Adams (if you’re reading, hi) pointed out that an ‘ultimate highlights’ video for Ben Roethlisberger that the Pittsburgh […]

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Tyler Matakevich: ‘I’m The One Who Controls My Own Destiny’

Jun 21, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers brought in three new inside linebackers between free agency and the 2019 NFL Draft. They also said goodbye to a couple of inside linebackers from last season’s roster. How is the unit going to be shaped this year, and how many will make the team? The only thing we know for sure […]

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2019 Stock Watch – K Matthew Wright – Stock Up

Jun 21, 2019

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Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is underway, and the roster heading into the offseason is close to finalized—though always fluid—it’s time to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand. Specifically where Steelers players stand individually based on what we have seen happen over the course of the past few months. A stock evaluation can take […]

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Dulac: Kameron Kelly ‘Has A Chance To Make The Team’

Jun 21, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will not be doing anything for several weeks yet, as we enter the meat of the dead time of the offseason between mandatory minicamp and training camp. That doesn’t mean the NFL media wheels suddenly stop turning, or that football discussion goes on hiatus along with the players, however. After all, the […]

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Browns Rookie CB Greedy Williams Already Setting Sights On Hall Of Fame

Jun 21, 2019

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The thing about the Hall of Fame is that it is fundamentally unconcerned about where you started from. What matters is where you finish. There are plenty of players in the Hall of Fame who weren’t even drafted, so it’s not just a compendium of the first-round picks of the past 100 years. Cleveland Browns […]

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Steelers Have A Much More Confident Terrell Edmunds This Time Around

Jun 15, 2019

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Looks, I know this time of the offseason lends itself to overanalyzing. Speculation, predictions that’ll soon be forgotten, your typical summer time fodder. But I gotta say, listening to Terrell Edmunds this week, he sure sounds like he’s carrying himself differently. In a good way. More confident, more sure of himself, a guy who doesn’t […]

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Mike Hilton: ‘When The Game Slows Down More Plays Are Out There For You To Make’

Jun 15, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to have to decide this offseason, quite literally, how invested they are in the business of Mike Hilton, their third-year slot cornerback. Despite being an exclusive rights free agent, he is hoping to earn himself a new contract, similar to how they worked out a new deal for Alejandro Villanueva […]

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Keith Butler: ‘We Gotta Be Better Defensively In The Last Two Minutes Of The Game’

Jun 15, 2019

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One of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ biggest weaknesses last season was closing out games, and that primarily fell to their defense. They gave up 14 touchdowns in the fourth quarter during the 2018 season, which was tied for the sixth-most in the NFL, and they also allowed six field goals for a total of 20 scores. […]

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2019 Stock Watch – RB Trey Edmunds – Stock Up

Jun 15, 2019

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Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is underway, and the roster heading into the offseason is close to finalized—though always fluid—it’s time to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand. Specifically where Steelers players stand individually based on what we have seen happen over the course of the past few months. A stock evaluation can take […]

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PFF Deems Rob Gronkowski As Steelers’ Team-Killer Over The Years

Jun 15, 2019

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Have you ever heard that former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was very good? Did you ever happen to notice it being mentioned that he frequently played extraordinarily well against the Pittsburgh Steelers in particular? According to Pro Football Focus, there has been no player in the past decade and a half or […]

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Earl Thomas Sees ‘A Star In The Making’ In QB Lamar Jackson

Jun 15, 2019

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The Baltimore Ravens lost some key players in free agency on defense, none bigger than C.J. Mosley, who went on to sign the biggest contract for an inside linebacker in history. They didn’t really replace him, but they did bring in a high-profile defensive addition in All-Pro safety Earl Thomas, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks. […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Steelers Put In Waiver Claim For TE Michael Roberts?

Jun 15, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers well underway with the offseason workouts at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the heart of the offseason, where hope springs eternal following a few months of pretty significant changes, in terms of both departures and arrivals. How are the rookies […]

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Steelers Had 2017 Pre-Draft Interest In Recently Waived Lions TE Michael Roberts

Jun 14, 2019

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Just one day after the New England Patriots acquired tight end Michael Roberts from the Detroit Lions, the deal fell through for unknown reasons and resulted in the former fourth-round draft pick reverting back to his former team. Upon that happening, the Lions decide ed to waive Roberts outright on Friday. One would think that […]

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Post 2019 Minicamp: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Jun 14, 2019

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Happy Friday to all of yinz and welcome to the first of several quiet sports weekends we’ll now encounter before the Pittsburgh Steelers open their 2019 training camp in Latrobe in late July. That’s right, for a little more than five weeks, we’ll have no NHL or NBA games to watch as both leagues crowned […]

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Fowler Names RB Trey Edmunds As Biggest Spring Surprise

Jun 14, 2019

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You know James Conner, Jaylen Samuels, and Benny Snell. You might want to get to know Trey Edmunds. That shouldn’t be too difficult though. He was on the roster last year, active in a few games late in the season. Though he didn’t log a snap on offense, he ran down kicks and punts before signing a […]

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Steelers CB Mike Hilton Explains His Decrease In Splash Plays Last Season

Jun 14, 2019

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After registering 68 total tackles, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions and a forced fumble during the 2017 regular season, his first with the Pittsburgh Steelers, slot cornerback Mike Hilton only had 57 total tackles, 1 sack, and an interception during the 2018 regular season. This past week, the former undrafted free agent out of Mississippi attempted […]

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Benny Snell Knows Latrobe Will Be His First Real Test

Jun 14, 2019

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OTAs and minicamp are invaluable for a rookie. Learn the ropes, how an NFL practice is conducted, getting your head in the playbook. All the foundational elements needed to produce on Sundays. But shorts and shells in Pittsburgh? A couple practices and then a few days off? That’s not on the schedule for Latrobe. Benny […]

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Big Ben: ‘It Wasn’t Easy’ To Stay Quiet During Offseason, But It Was ‘The Right Thing To Do’

Jun 14, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are entering their second extended break of the offseason, the first of course being the time between the end of their previous season and the start of the new league year months later. This one is shorter, however, and hopefully much less eventful. In spite of the fact that they didn’t even […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers 2019 Minicamp Recap, Team Health RBBC, Return Game, CB Contracts Listener Emails & More

Jun 14, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 121 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately begin discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 mandatory minicamp that ended on Thursday. Alex and i discuss the Steelers overall health as they exit their offseason practices and what the team’s Reserve/PUP list […]

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Diontae Johnson ‘Just Trying To Focus On The X’ Position And Show The Coaches He’s Ready To Work

Jun 14, 2019

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers made the decision to trade Antonio Brown, they understood that they were making a move that offered no one-for-one rectification. Replacing what Brown brought to the offense was never going to be a simple process of plugging in one player and excepting him to duplicate what the perennial All-Pro brings to […]

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Randy Fichtner ‘Learned A Lot’ From 1st Season As OC, Using Spring To Make Improvements

Jun 14, 2019

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Perhaps largely due to the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers were successful offensively last season, I believe the fact of offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner’s maturation has been treated as something less significant than it actually is, or can be, for the team this year. He may not be a spring chicken, and he has been […]

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Buy Or Sell: Steelers Really Will Use Two-Back Sets This Year

Jun 14, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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WR Diontae Spencer Seems To Be The ‘Winner’ Of OTAs

Jun 14, 2019

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“Winning” the spring only means so much. Which is to say, generally little. You have 31 other fanbases talking about how they have *the* sleeper that’ll take the league by storm. And as Mike Tomlin noted, we’ve seen players kick up dust during OTAs only to flame out once they get to Latrobe. But we […]

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Donte Moncrief: It’s Been ‘Great’ Working With Ben Roethlisberger, Getting Used To Each Other

Jun 14, 2019

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The signing of Donte Moncrief earlier this offseason was largely met with non-plussed reactions. Moncrief? What has he done? Isn’t he replacement-level at best? Maybe he started off pretty well but he hasn’t done much at all lately, right? But now with the Pittsburgh Steelers for his sixth season, Moncrief has been one of the […]

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Ben Roethlisberger On His Long-Term Future: ‘I Want To Be Out There’ As Long As I Can Perform

Jun 14, 2019

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Ben Roethlisberger was in just his second season in the NFL when he helped author a storybook ending for one of his most veteran teammates, Jerome Bettis. Having had a reduced role at that point in his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers behind Willie Parker, Bettis got the chance to go out a champion in […]

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Best Play/Worst Play: RT Matt Feiler

Jun 8, 2019

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Series we’re bringing back to Steelers Depot that we began last year. A snapshot of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 season, a look at the singular best and worst play from each player on the roster. If I wanted to sum up a players season in 30 seconds, these are the plays I would look at. We’re rolling […]

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Benny Snell Looking To Show Complete Game ‘To See The Field As Fast As Possible’

Jun 8, 2019

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For as long as Mike Tomlin has been around, the Pittsburgh Steelers have not been a team that has bought into the trend of specializing at the running back position. They have not had a designated goal line or short-yardage runner, nor ever much of a third-down back, with perhaps the exception of Mewelde Moore […]

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Kevin Colbert On Devin Bush’s OTAs: ‘We Won’t Know Until The Pads Come On’

Jun 8, 2019

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It’s hard not to get sucked into the wave of hope and optimism that is the offseason, especially during OTAs when players take the field. For most positions, they are in an environment in which it is much easier for them to look good and make a positive impression. That said, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first-round […]

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2019 Stock Watch – OL Garrett Brumfield – Stock Up

Jun 8, 2019

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Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is underway, and the roster heading into the offseason is close to finalized—though always fluid—it’s time to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand. Specifically where Steelers players stand individually based on what we have seen happen over the course of the past few months. A stock evaluation can take […]

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Mason Rudolph Took A ‘Little Bit Of Everything’ Approach To Improving On His Own This Offseason

Jun 8, 2019

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The truth of the matter is that when it comes to getting better in the NFL, a lot of the work that goes into that process is the work that you put in yourself, on your own. This has been increasingly true since the last Collective Bargaining Agreement, which has somewhat restricted player access to […]

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Veteran Bengals Beat Writer Explains Why Steelers Dominated The Marvin Lewis-Era Rivalry

Jun 8, 2019

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As the Cleveland Browns are felt to be on the cusp of relevance, there is already talk about their rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers emerging—or re-emerging, after decades of slumber—as one of the great ones in all of the NFL this season. It’s certainly possible, but kind of needs to be seen to be believed. […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Who Will Be The Next Special Teams Standout?

Jun 8, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers well underway with the offseason workouts at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the heart of the offseason, where hope springs eternal following a few months of pretty significant changes, in terms of both departures and arrivals. How are the rookies […]

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Contextualization Of Bud Dupree’s Claimed Missed Sacks In 2018

Jun 8, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree has stated quite a few times during this year’s OTA practices that he believes he would have had a higher sack total last season had he not been held on a few plays and just missed taking down the opposing quarterback on a few other play. In fact, Dupree […]

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End Of 2019 OTAs: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Jun 7, 2019

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Happy Friday to all yinz yinzers out there. Hope you have a safe and fun weekend coming up. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, they spent this week finishing up OTAs. Next week will be their final practices before training camp, a three-day mandatory minicamp that’ll take place June 11th-13th. The team will also announce the full […]

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Devin Bush’s Goal For Steelers Mandatory Minicamp: ‘Just Learn As Much As I Can’

Jun 7, 2019

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Next up for the Pittsburgh Steelers is their annual mandatory minicamp and that means three more practices for rookie inside linebacker Devin Bush, the team’s first-round draft pick this year, to participate in before training camp gets underway in late July. On Thursday, Bush was asked by Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network what his […]

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Ranking The Rooms: AFC North Quarterbacks

Jun 7, 2019

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Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of the train that is the National Football League rolling right along, pushing us closer and closer to the start of the 2019 season. Now that we’re into the month of June, it’s time for me to start up my Ranking the Room: AFC North series, where […]

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Mike Tomlin Looks To Address Fatherlessness With ‘ManUp Pittsburgh’ Project

Jun 7, 2019

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One of the goals that Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin set out for himself was not only to be successful in his field, but also in life, and to be a positive influence with his players and the broader communities that he touches with his influence. He and his wife have tackled a number […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers 2019 Week 3 OTAs, Young WRs, Rudolph, Sack Talk, MJD Prediction, Listener Emails & More

Jun 7, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 119 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately begin recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers third and final week of OTA practices and that discussion includes us covering quarterback Mason Rudolph and his first-team reps, the progress of rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson […]

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Steven Nelson: ‘There’s Pressure There’ On Free Agent Class Filling In Positions Of Need

Jun 7, 2019

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It’s rare that the Pittsburgh Steelers have much discretionary salary cap space. More often than not—or almost always—they only have enough, or even have to create more, simply to take care of their basic tasks, including re-signing and extending their own players. In other words, they are not frequent buyers in free agency. But they […]

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Terrell Edmunds: ‘Everything Slows Up In Your Mind’ With A Season Under Your Belt

Jun 7, 2019

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The NFL has a pretty predictable timeline, at least for most of the players who actually make it and become starters. Most often, their heads are spinning throughout much of their rookie season as they work to process so much information about life both on and off the field. Things start to settle down as […]

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Buy Or Sell: Steelers Should Look Into Using Dobbs As Gadget Player

Jun 7, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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Jordan Berry Thinks End Of Season Performance Convinced Steelers To Re-sign Him

Jun 7, 2019

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You might have been surprised to see Jordan Berry not only be re-signed this offseason but inked to a two-year deal. Had Berry not finished the year much better than how he started, it’s possible he wouldn’t have received a contract offer. He spoke with the PPG’s Brian Batko earlier this week and attributed his […]

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Steelers-Browns Named Top Rivalry In NFL For 2019 Season

Jun 7, 2019

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Can two teams represent the best rivalry in the game if one of the two teams involved has a record of 0-7-1 in its past eight appearance against its supposed rival? That is the question looking to be answered n 2019 with the Cleveland Browns getting hyped up for the first time since…I guess that […]

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Can The Steelers Reach 60 Sacks In 2019?

Jun 7, 2019

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Yesterday, Matthew Marczi asked a fair and realistic question of if T.J. Watt can notch more than 16 sacks this season, breaking James Harrison’s current single-season record. I’m going to take it a step further and push my chips all-in. Not saying it will happen but I think it’s possible for this defense to be the first […]

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Former Steelers QB Landry Jones Participating In XFL Showcase

Jun 7, 2019

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Ever since the Pittsburgh Steelers elected to go with Joshua Dobbs as their backup quarterback for the 2018 season, former backup Landry Jones has not had an easy go of things, finding it equally difficult to both get and then retain a job. He has had a cup of coffee with a couple of different […]

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T.J. Watt Looking To Be ‘Tone Setter’ And ‘Leader’ Entering 3rd NFL Season

Jun 1, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt was too busy focused on himself and improving his own game to have much time to worry about exterior things like growing into a leadership role. To hear him tell it, his rookie season was for learning, his second season for growing. This year, while he still considers himself […]

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2019 Stock Watch – WR Diontae Spencer – Stock Up

Jun 1, 2019

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Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is underway, and the roster heading into the offseason is close to finalized—though always fluid—it’s time to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand. Specifically where Steelers players stand individually based on what we have seen happen over the course of the past few months. A stock evaluation can take […]

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Ramon Foster ‘Really Looking Forward To Seeing’ More Of Diontae Johnson

Jun 1, 2019

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Ramon Foster has built up a bit of a reputation for having an eye for talent after picking up early on players like Mike Hilton and Jaylen Samuels over the course of the past few years before they really showed in training camp or even in the regular season what they were capable of. So […]

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CB Greedy Williams Running WIth 1st-Team Defense For Browns

Jun 1, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne wasn’t exactly surprised when the Cleveland Browns made a cornerback their first selection of the 2019 NFL Draft. That pick came in the second round since they traded their first-round pick to the New York Giants (among other resource) when they acquired wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., and Layne—selected by […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Brian Allen Get Work At Safety?

Jun 1, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Ramon Foster On James Washington: ‘I’m Excited For That Kid, Very Excited For Him’

May 31, 2019

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Every year at around this time of the offseason Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster likes to give his assessment of a few of the younger players on the roster and especially the ones he feels are making progress during the team’s OTA practices. This year is no different as on Thursday Foster sat down with […]

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Late May 2019: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

May 31, 2019

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Happy Friday to yinz and I hope everyone’s weekend is off to great start. The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their second week of OTA practice of Thursday and that means they have four sessions remaining before the team’s mandatory minicamp takes place. Monday’s session will likely be a team-building event, so essentially there are just […]

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Best Play/Worst Play: C Maurkice Pouncey

May 31, 2019

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Series we’re bringing back to Steelers Depot that we began last year. A snapshot of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 season, a look at the singular best and worst play from each player on the roster. If I wanted to sum up a players season in 30 seconds, these are the plays I would look at. Let’s check […]

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Contextualizing The Steelers 2018 Sack Production: OLB Bud Dupree

May 31, 2019

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While all sacks are created equal in a game book or on a stat sheet, not all of them really are when you look at why and how each one happened. Throughout the offseason I plan on looking at each of 51 sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers defense registered during the 2018 regular season and attempt […]

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2019 Steelers UDFA Player Profiles: DL Henry Mondeaux

May 31, 2019

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With the 2019 NFL Draft in the books, we’re wrapping things up by offering player profiles on all the UDFAs signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The franchise’s history is strong with diamonds in the rough though in recent years, the classes have been weak. Hopefully this crop changes that trend. #92 Henry Mondeaux/ DL Oregon […]

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B.J. Finney: 2R Tender ‘A Taste Of What Can Be’, Happy To See Ramon Foster Back Too

May 31, 2019

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Since originally being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2015—and being on the 53-man roster since 2016—Pittsburgh Steelers interior offensive lineman B.J. Finney has acquitted himself well in the starting lineup on several occasions, making starts at left and right guard as well as at center. He even played some tackle-eligible in 2017. Entering […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers 2019 Week 2 OTAs Recap, Sean Davis, Bud Dupree, Kameron Kelly & More

May 31, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 117 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers now having their entire 2019 draft class under contract after signing cornerback Justin Layne to his rookie contract on Thursday. With the Steelers second week of OTA […]

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Randy Fichtner Places Spotlight On James Washington And Jaylen Samuels

May 31, 2019

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It’s an obvious statement but one worth repeating. The Pittsburgh Steelers will need several players to step up if they want to carry over the offensive success they enjoyed last year. Nearly a top five offense in points per game. Historically efficient red zone production. And a team capable of putting up video game numbers […]

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Tunch Ilkin Impressed With Speed, Power Of ILB Group

May 31, 2019

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If there was one clear priority over all others for the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason, you could argue that it was improving the speed of the inside linebacking corps, which lagged behind the standards of the NFL today last season. Vince Williams is a prototypical buck from years past, and Jon Bostic did not live […]

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Ola Adeniyi: ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Did Anything At All’ To Deserve Status Yet

May 31, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t spend a lot of time addressing the outside linebacker position this offseason. They did re-sign Anthony Chickillo in addition to picking up Bud Dupree’s fifth-year option, but that was about maintaining what is. The only high-profile addition was Sutton Smith, a sixth-round pick who is also working in the offensive backfield. […]

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Buy Or Sell: Bush Will Log More Defensive Snaps Than Vince Williams

May 31, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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Ramon Foster Shows Love To Pair Of Undrafted Linemen

May 31, 2019

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Don’t call it favoritism just because Fred Johnson or Garrett Brumfield are undrafted offensive linemen, just as Ramon Foster was a decade ago. Foster is pretty good at calling his shot for training camp sleepers. In speaking with Steelers.com’s Mike Prisuta, the veteran guard named those two guys are players to keep an eye on […]

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Jaylen Samuels Just Trying To ‘Keep Doing What I’m Doing’ As Receiver For Steelers

May 31, 2019

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Jaylen Samuels spend more time catching the ball than running with it during his college career. He set a North Carolina State school record with his 201 career receptions, averaging 65 per year over his final three seasons, versus 182 total carries. In his first season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he still caught 26 passes […]

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Maurkice Pouncey: ‘Guys Really Know That Family Wins Football Games’

May 31, 2019

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As much as the drama from the outside has been a focal point of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason as it has gotten covered, the developing counternarrative has seen players from across the spectrum of significance simply trying to move on, and talking about how, if anything, the outside pressure has brought the group closer together. […]

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2019 Stock Watch – T Derwin Gray – Stock Up

May 31, 2019

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Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is underway, and the roster heading into the offseason is close to finalized—though always fluid—it’s time to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand. Specifically where Steelers players stand individually based on what we have seen happen over the course of the past few months. A stock evaluation can take […]

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Ravens’ Lamar Jackson His Own Biggest Critic So Far Through OTAs

May 25, 2019

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The Baltimore Ravens invested big at the quarterback position last year when they used a first-round selection on Lamar Jackson—even if it was their second selection of the round, and came with the 32nd-overall pick. But he started eight total games last year and he impressed them enough that they traded their other starting option, […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Who Is Seeing Most Snaps As 1st-Team RT So Far?

May 25, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Joey Porter: Ben Roethlisberger Abuses His Power; Apology Came Far Too Late

May 25, 2019

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Back in January, after it was announced that Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin decided not to renew outside linebacker coach Joey Porter’s contract, Mike Prisuta reported that some players felt as though Porter was encouraging a sort of schism, a competition between the offensive and defensive players. Porter is free to say anything he […]

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Joey Porter Believes Rookie LB Devin Bush Will Make Steelers Defense Nasty Again

May 25, 2019

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker coach Joey Porter was a guest Friday evening on NFL Network’s ‘Total Access’ and he certainly had a lot to say about his most-recent employer. During one of the segments that Porter was in, he was asked to comment some on the Steelers first-round draft pick this year, inside linebacker Devin […]

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Watch: Smith-Schuster Has South Side Pillow Fights With Strangers

May 24, 2019

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The meteoric rise of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, not only as a player, but as a personality as well, is quite phenomenal. After all, it was just two years ago today that nobody really knew much about him and many were even still upset that the Steelers had drafted him. Nobody saw his selection […]

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2019 Memorial Day Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

May 24, 2019

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Happy Friday to yinz around the world and I hope the Memorial Day weekend is off to a great start for everyone. The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first week of OTA practices on Thursday and outside of a few Twitter faux pas, it appears the team had a very good week overall. The team […]

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Former NFL WR Steve Smith Sr. Calls Steelers’ Steven Nelson An Average CB; Tells Him To Ice Up

May 24, 2019

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The war of words between Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson and former NFL wide receiver-turned-NFL Network analyst Steve Smith Sr. continues on. In case you haven’t been following along, a little over a month ago Smith listed the play of Nelson last season when he was with the Kansas City Chiefs as one of the reasons why that team […]

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Spring Practices Provide Ryan Switzer’s First Chance To Hop On Non-Moving Train

May 24, 2019

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Kevin Colbert is no stranger to making a training camp deal. In fact, he’s one of the most active GMs during the month of August according to a study we conducted last year. It hasn’t always worked out – see Brandon Boykin, JJ Wilcox, and Josh Scobee – but acquiring Vance McDonald was a clear […]

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Jaylen Samuels Says Steelers Toying With Two-Back Looks In OTAs

May 24, 2019

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During the summer of his rookie season, especially once they got into the preseason, Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin was already publicly acknowledging his interest in finding ways to get rookie fifth-round running back Jaylen Samuels involved in the offense. Though it didn’t materialize, he suggested prior to the third preseason game that he […]

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Mike Hilton Packs On Muscle Heading Into Big Third Season

May 24, 2019

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It shouldn’t be a surprise when a team’s starting nickel back is the smallest player on the defense out on the field. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Hilton is no exception to that, standing at 5’9”. But he told Jacob Klinger that he did put on weight. He said that he added seven pounds of muscle […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers 2019 Week 1 OTAs, Twitter Faux Pas, Hilton’s Future, Players News, Emails & More

May 24, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 115 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about what all has happened this past week during the Pittsburgh Steelers first week of 2019 OTAs. We start with a discussion about a few Twitter faux pas made by a […]

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Terrell Edmunds Recalls Trial-By-Fire Rookie Year, Preparing For Big Season As Veteran In 2019

May 24, 2019

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Second-year Pittsburgh Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds is doing his best to move on from ‘like-gate’. He says he didn’t realize what the Tweet that he liked from former teammate Antonio Brown, with whom he presumably remains friends, was referring to, and that fueled criticism on social media and among some less accomplished beat writers—probably bloggers—as […]

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Buy Or Sell: Steelers Should Be Policing Players’ Social Media Civility

May 24, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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Best Play/Worst Play: RB James Conner

May 24, 2019

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Series we’re bringing back to Steelers Depot that we began last year. A snapshot of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 season, a look at the singular best and worst play from each player on the roster. If I wanted to sum up a players season in 30 seconds, these are the plays I would look at. Easy one […]

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Jerald Hawkins Has ‘Bounced Back’ After Feeling ‘Useless’ During IR Stint Last Season

May 24, 2019

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It was roughly one year ago that Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-year offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins tore his left quadriceps tendon during OTAs. In 2018, following the free agency departure of Chris Hubbard, he was expected to assume the swing tackle job, which would have been critical. Starter Marcus Gilbert ended up missing 11 games. 11 games […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Not Worried About Stats As No. 1 WR: ‘It’s About The Super Bowl’

May 24, 2019

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Third-year wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is heading into somewhat uncharted waters this offseason. Not a young player stepping into the number one wide receiver role, but rather one doing so while also being expected to emerge as the leader of the group as well. Despite his young age—at 22, he is in fact even younger […]

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2019 Stock Watch – WR Donte Moncrief – Stock Even

May 24, 2019

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Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is underway, and the roster heading into the offseason is close to finalized—though always fluid—it’s time to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand. Specifically where Steelers players stand individually based on what we have seen happen over the course of the past few months. A stock evaluation can take […]

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James Washington Feels ‘Ten Times Different’ From Last Season After Dropping Baggage, Weight From Rookie Year

May 24, 2019

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A lot is riding on the shoulders of young wide receiver James Washington, and they are somewhat slimmer on the second-year player now after dropping around 15 pounds, as he self-reported to the media recently during OTAs. With the Pittsburgh Steelers trading away Antonio Brown earlier this offseason, the number two wide receiver position is […]

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Ravens Yet Another AFC North Team Joining Quest To Land Free Agent Gerald McCoy

May 24, 2019

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As it turns out, everybody in the entire league aside from the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in the recently-released Gerald McCoy, the 2010 third-overall pick who has spent his entire career up to this point playing for the Buccaneers. Reportedly following months of trying to find a trading partner for […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: What Non-Insane Position-Switch Proposals Are You On-Board With?

May 24, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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2019 OTAs Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

May 17, 2019

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Welcome back to your Friday Five. I’m filling in for Dave Bryan this week while he’s still enjoying a much-deserved vacation. With rookie minicamp come and gone, the Pittsburgh Steelers will begin their OTA sessions on Tuesday. That’ll run through June 6th followed by a short break and wrapping up with their mandatory, three day […]

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CBS Predicts Browns To Win AFC North

May 17, 2019

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The Cleveland Browns hype train keeps on rolling. CBS is the latest outlet to predict Freddie Kitchens and crew to win the AFC North. Everyone’s favorite reporter Jason La Canfora picked them to edge out the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, writing: “I’m buying the Browns. Big time. All this talk about juggling personalities and […]

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Competition Committee Could Reportedly Limit New P.I. Rule To Coaches Challenges During Meeting Next Week

May 17, 2019

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One of the major stories in the NFL this offseason was the decision earlier this year to expand replay to allow for offensive and defensive pass interference penalties to be reviewable, at least for a one-season trial run in 2019. The rule allowed for both penalties called and uncalled to be subject to review. The […]

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Former Steelers OL R.J. Prince Signs With Ravens

May 17, 2019

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It didn’t take former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman R.J. Prince to land back on his feet. Originally a rookie minicamp tryout signing last season, Prince spent the year on the practice squad and was said to be well-liked by the coaching staff, but he was waived earlier this week in favor of Damian Prince, a […]

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Chukwuma Okorafor Achieves One Goal, Becomes Naturalized Citizen

May 17, 2019

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Later this summer, Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Chukwuma Okorafor is going to be competing for a starting job on the right side of the offensive line. But even if he wins the spot, it may not be his greatest achievement of 2019, because earlier this week, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Okorafor […]

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Buy Or Sell: Ben Roethlisberger Will (And Should) Address Offseason Drama During OTAs

May 17, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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The Terrible Podcast (Sort Of): Steelers Nation Q&A

May 17, 2019

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As I’m sure you know by now, no podcast this week with Dave Bryan traveling the world in 80 seven days. We’ll be back this upcoming Tuesday for our standard offseason schedule (Tuesdays & Fridays). In its place, I asked Steelers’ Nation on Twitter yesterday to send in some questions for me to answer in […]

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PFF Sees Pathway To Starting For Rookie WR Diontae Johnson

May 17, 2019

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It’s fair to say that the departure of Antonio Brown earlier this offseason leaves a pretty big hole in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense. While they have JuJu Smith-Schuster to slide into the number two role, it’s not clear who the number two wide receiver is going to be, and that is not for a lack […]

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Best Play/Worst Play: JuJu Smith-Schuster

May 17, 2019

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Series we’re bringing back to Steelers Depot that we began last year. A snapshot of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 season, a look at the singular best and worst play from each player on the roster. If I wanted to sum up a players season in 30 seconds, these are the plays I would look at. […]

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Former Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Opens Up About Emotional Struggles Of Past Two Seasons

May 17, 2019

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Before he was traded in March, Marcus Gilbert was one of the longest-tenured members of the Pittsburgh Steelers, coming into the squad as a second-round pick in 2011. On the current roster, only four players—Ben Roethlisberger, Ramon Foster, Maurkice Pouncey, and Cameron Heyward—had been here as long or longer. He was brought in just as […]

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2019 Stock Watch – QB Ben Roethlisberger – Stock Up

May 17, 2019

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Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is underway, and the roster heading into the offseason is close to finalized—though always fluid—it’s time to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand. Specifically where Steelers players stand individually based on what we have seen happen over the course of the past few months. A stock evaluation can take […]

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T.J. Watt Named Honorable Mention On PFF Top 25 Players Under 25 List

May 17, 2019

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Pro Football Focus recently published a list of the top 25 players under the age of 25 in the NFL right now, a list that included Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. He also happened to be the youngest player on the list, the only player under the age of 23, but he was the […]

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Pernell McPhee Circles Back To Baltimore To Replenish OLB Depth Lost In Free Agency

May 17, 2019

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The Baltimore Ravens drafted outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Kentucky the year that Pernell McPhee signed with the Chicago Bears in free agency. Now Smith has gone and joined the NFC North, signing with the Green Bay Packers, and the Ravens are bringing McPhee back after four years playing […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: How Much Would A Javon Hargrave Extension Cost If He Gets One?

May 17, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Devin Bush Ranked 2nd In NFL.com’s List Of Rookies Set Up For Success

May 16, 2019

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Third round cornerback Justin Layne has garnered plenty of popularity from pundits but NFL.com is keeping things conventional, though still a little bold. In their list of rookies best set up for success, Dan Parr ranked linebacker Devin Bush 2nd of the entire class, offense or defense. In his ranking, Parr writes: “I like everything […]

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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

May 16, 2019

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Welcome back to the mailbag. Hope you’re all having a good week. Know we’re hitting the downtime of the NFL season. If you have any ideas for articles you’d like to see to pass these next two months, let me know in the comments. As always, we’re here for the next hour. To your questions! […]

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T.J. Watt Challenging Himself To Find Ways To Challenge Himself This Year

May 16, 2019

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T.J. Watt was arguably the Pittsburgh Steelers’ best defender last season. His 13 sacks were the most by any Steelers player in years, as were his six forced fumbles, and he joined Cameron Heyward in the Pro Bowl as well. In spite of the fact that he made significant strides last year, however, he finds […]

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2019 Steelers UDFA Player Profiles: Houston CB Alexander Myres

May 16, 2019

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With the 2019 NFL Draft in the books, we’re wrapping things up by offering player profiles on all the UDFAs signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The franchise’s history is strong with diamonds in the rough though in recent years, the classes have been weak. Hopefully this crop changes that trend. #18 Alexander Myres /DB Houston […]

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Le’Veon Bell Says He’s ‘Here To Win Games’, Suggests He’s Not Concerned With Being Liked

May 16, 2019

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell shot back onto the radar of fans in western Pennsylvania yesterday when a report came out that the new head coach of his new team was not in support of his being brought in. This was met with a sense of schadenfreude and received as a dose of […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Among PFF’s Top 25 Players Under 25 List

May 16, 2019

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We already know that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is good. Even very good. In spite of the fact that he received only the second-most targets on the team last season, his 111 receptions and 1426 yards led the team and were also among the lead leaders as he made his first Pro Bowl […]

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Steelers Newest No. 84 Has Heisman Trophy-Winning Bloodline

May 10, 2019

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After trading away wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers wasted no time issuing the number he wore with the team since 2010, No. 84, to another player at the start of their 2019 rookie minicamp. In fact, they even issued that number to a player who is participating […]

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2019 Rookie Minicamp Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

May 10, 2019

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Happy Friday to yinz and welcome to the first weekend of Pittsburgh Steelers offseason football in shorts. The Steelers 2019 rookie minicamp got underway on Friday and it was good to see the photos, reports and interviews that emerged from that. It’s hard to read too much into all that will transpire this weekend but […]

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Benny Snell Wants You To Know He Wants The Football

May 10, 2019

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“Winners always want the ball when the game’s on the line.” That’s my favorite line from Jimmy McGinty in The Replacements, still one of the best football movies ever made even despite its over-the-top corniness. Winners want the ball. Benny Snell wants the ball. That’s how he framed his football mentality in his first interview […]

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Steelers LB Devin Bush After First Rookie Minicamp Practice: ‘I Have Quite A Bit To Learn’

May 10, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers held their first 2019 rookie minicamp practice on Friday at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex and it sounds like the team’s first-round draft pick this year, linebacker Devin Bush, made a good first impression and had fun doing so. “It was fun just being out there getting back in football mode and […]

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Jack Tocho Shows Sense Of Humor As Reality Of Short NFL Shelf Life Hits Home

May 10, 2019

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Not everybody gets to have a long and productive NFL career once they sign a contract with an NFL team. In fact, that is the story for the majority, even more so since the league expanded to 90-man rosters in the offseason. Just ask Jack Tocho, whose employment with the Pittsburgh Steelers only lasted a […]

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WR Diontae Johnson Not Participating In Team Drills To Open Rookie Minicamp

May 10, 2019

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Although Diontae Johnson was on the field for Day One of his NFL career, his role was apparently limited. He told the Trib’s Joe Rutter he was held out of team drills today. Johnson said it wasn’t injury-related but apparently didn’t elaborate for why he wasn’t a full participant. Third-round pick Diontae Johnson said he […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers 2019 Rookie Minicamp, Haden Contract Situation, Tomlin’s Future, Listener Emails & More

May 10, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 113 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie minicamp getting underway this weekend and that includes us reviewing the players on the 60-man roster that will participate in that annual event. Alex and I go […]

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MMQB: Roethlisberger Now Working With Full-Time Trainer During Offseason

May 10, 2019

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Outside of the draft and free agency—perhaps not even outside of that—the Pittsburgh Steelers’ top priority this offseason was to get their franchise piece, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, under contract beyond the 2019 season. They were able to accomplish that a few weeks ago, signing him to a two-year extension that ties him up through the […]

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Justin Layne, Diontae Johnson Both Eager ‘To Show The Coaches What I Can Do’

May 10, 2019

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Rookie minicamp is set to kick off for the Pittsburgh Steelers, in which, among others, all of their recent draft picks will be participating in their first on-field action as a professional. Though it’s not exactly going to be rigorous on the physical front, largely instructional in nature, this is just the first steps in […]

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Buy Or Sell: Mike Tomlin Should Be Extended This Offseason

May 10, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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Brandon Hunt Explains What Steelers Look For During Rookie Minicamp

May 10, 2019

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These next three days will be the first look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 rookie class. It’s fun to hear about the highlights, how fast Devin Bush is, quick off the ball Sutton Smith appears to be, and whatever other rookie turns heads, the team has a different, less enthralling take on rookie minicamp. Sitting […]

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Steelers Announce 2019 Rookie Minicamp Roster

May 10, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 rookie minicamp will get underway on Friday and the team has finally released the full roster of players that will participate in it. In total, 60 players will participate in this year’s Steelers rookie minicamp. 9 of those players are the team’s 2019 draft picks, linebacker Devin Bush, wide receiver Diontae […]

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Fowler: James Washington Will Be Slimmed Down For Sophomore Season

May 10, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves a ‘country-strong’ wide receiver in the 2018 NFL Draft a year ago when they picked up James Washington out of Oklahoma State in the second round. Not the tallest player at his position, he is nevertheless a stout figure who embraces the physical aspect of the position and has excelled […]

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Dulac Expects Steelers To Address Tight End By Training Camp

May 10, 2019

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Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers selected nine players at eight different positions over the course of the 2019 NFL Draft, there are still a number of areas of the roster at which many are finding fault. By far the three positions most frequently cited are safety, tight end, and outside linebacker, even though they drafted […]

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2019 Stock Watch – K Matthew Wright – Stock Up

May 10, 2019

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Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is underway, and the roster heading into the offseason is close to finalized—though always fluid—it’s time to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand. Specifically where Steelers players stand individually based on what we have seen happen over the course of the past few months. A stock evaluation can take […]

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Breer: ARII Sought Assurance From Roethlisberger About 3-Year Commitment Prior To Extension

May 10, 2019

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It was following a crushing loss to the New England Patriots in 2016 that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger began publicly muttering about thoughts of retirement. That loss was the culmination of several years of gradual improvement, and the Patriots had seemed to slam the door shut on hopes of continued advancement on the doorstep […]

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Browns Hype Train Keeps Rolling As Schein Predicts Division Title, 3rd-Place Finish For Steelers

May 10, 2019

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The Cleveland Browns hype train looks like it’s just going to keep on rolling either until it crashes or it lands in the Super Bowl. Former Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas, who recently officially joined the NFL Network team, said that he was looking forward to covering the team in the Super Bowl later this […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Haden Get Extended, And What Will It Cost?

May 10, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Steelers WR Diontae Johnson In PFF’s Top 10 OROTY Candidates For 2019

May 10, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers thought enough of wide receiver Diontae Johnson to select him in the third-round of the 2019 NFL Draft and now it will be interesting to see how much playing time he winds up getting during his rookie season. Judging by a Thursday post by Pro Football Focus, they seemingly expect Johnson to […]

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Contract Extension For Steelers CB Joe Haden Could Still Be On Tap This Summer

May 9, 2019

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Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and center Maurkice Pouncey to contract extensions this offseason, will any other players currently under contract get new deals at some point between now and the start of the 2019 regular season? The answer to that question is probably, yes, and especially when it’s taken […]

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Post 2019 NFL Draft Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

May 3, 2019

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It’s Friday, Friday. gotta get down on Friday, everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend. Ok, is that a hip enough of a start to this week’s Friday five post? Happy Friday to yinz and I hope our Pittsburgh Steelers draft coverage was enjoyable and satisfying. What a stretch of few days we had and, […]

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Former NFL CB Foxworth Thinks Colbert Is An Unbright, Roethlisberger-Cult-Leading Nerd

May 3, 2019

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During his recent interview with Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk Live, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked a seemingly innocent question about the organization recently getting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger signed to a two-year contract extension. In summation, Colbert was asked if the thinking was mutual that after three more years that Roethlisberger […]

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Former Steelers 7th Round Pick Josh Frazier Announces Retirement

May 3, 2019

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Brief note to pass along to you this Friday before heading into the weekend. Former Pittsburgh Steeler nose tackle Josh Frazier announced he’s walking away from the game, sharing the news in a tweet Thursday afternoon. I’m done with football. I’ve decided…I’ve got a lot going on right now in my life personally and can’t […]

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Benny Snell On Possibly Wearing No. 26: ‘I Felt Like 26 Is Something I Can Inherit So We Can Forget About The Past’

May 3, 2019

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Not long after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected running back Benny Snell Jr. in the fourth-round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Kentucky, he was photographed wearing a Steelers hat while holding up a white jersey with the No. 26 on it. That jersey number was of course last worn by former running back Le’Veon […]

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TE Lee Smith Makes Sense As Fit For Steelers

May 3, 2019

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There’s no doubt the two positions that the Pittsburgh Steelers could further address coming out of the draft are tight end and safety. That’s even after choosing Zach Gentry in the 5th round. But when your group is Vance “Can He Stay Healthy” McDonald, Xavier Grimble, and Gentry, it’s not a bad idea to explore […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers 2019 53-Man Roster Prediction, Draft Picks, UDFAs, AFC North, Listener Emails & More

May 3, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 112 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers deciding to not pick up the fifth-year option of cornerback Artie Burns. as part of that conversation, we discuss the players selected in the first-round of the […]

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Competition Committee Member Sees ‘Traction’ For OT Rule Change Allowing Possessions For Both Teams

May 3, 2019

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If there’s one thing that we know about the NFL and the Competition Committee, it’s that they really enjoy making and tweaking rules. They made a pretty big change this year—potentially a huge one—when they elected to allow pass interference penalties, whether flagged or not, to be subject to review. Another proposal that was on […]

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PFF Calls Diontae Johnson To Steelers One Of Best Fits In 2019 NFL Draft

May 3, 2019

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Would you be surprised if I told you that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted one of the most perfect fits of the 2019 NFL Draft last weekend? Would you be surprised if they actually drafted two? Because I do think that can be the case, starting with the potentially dynamic inside linebacker, Devin Bush, in the […]

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Justin Layne Explains Why Draft Day Forced Emergency Redecoration At Father’s House

May 3, 2019

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Not everybody has the privilege of being born a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Some have to learn it. Others even have the misfortune of having been born into a family of fans of other teams like the Cleveland Browns. That was the first two decades of new Steelers quarterback Justin Layne. His father wasn’t […]

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Buy Or Sell: Devin Bush Will Be Wall-To-Wall Rookie Starter

May 3, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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Meet Matthew Wright, Chris Boswell’s (And Josh Dobbs) Biggest Competition

May 3, 2019

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Josh Dobbs might not be the smartest man in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room anymore. But if there’s a new teammate to nerd out with, he should hit up Matthew Wright. Wright, a kicker from UCF and fellow aerospace engineer, was one of ten initial undrafted free agents the Steelers signed last Saturday. That gives […]

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Ryan Switzer Happy To Drop ‘Stigma’ Of Being Return Specialist Only In Pittsburgh

May 3, 2019

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Even if they used a fourth-round pick on him, which got him a pretty decent contract that he is still playing under two teams later, the Dallas Cowboys did wide receiver Ryan Switzer no favors. They pegged him as a return specialist right off the bat, and that is also how the Oakland Raiders viewed […]

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Watch As Justin Layne Gets Tour Of Steelers Facility, With Cameos By Diontae Johnson And Others

May 3, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers made Justin Layne the fourth cornerback that they have drafted within the first three rounds over the course of the past five years, following Senquez Golson in 2016, Artie Burns in 2016, and Cameron Sutton in 2017. They are hoping that he has a better future ahead of him than his predecessors […]

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2019 Stock Watch – DT Daniel McCullers – Stock Down

May 3, 2019

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Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is underway, and the roster heading into the offseason is close to finalized—though always fluid—it’s time to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand. Specifically where Steelers players stand individually based on what we have seen happen over the course of the past few months. A stock evaluation can take […]

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Eddie Faulkner Sees Natural Hands Catcher In Benny Snell Despite Little College Usage In Passing Game

May 3, 2019

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Ever since the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Le’Veon Bell, the offense has asked its running backs to contribute more and more in the passing game. Part of that is simply how the game has changed, but Bell’s success has also been a foundational shift within the team’s thinking in and of itself. Though James Conner didn’t […]

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Myles Garrett Hopes To ‘Have More Freedom To Be The Player I Want To Be’ With Gregg Williams Gone

May 3, 2019

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The Cleveland Browns are an organization that in recent history has carried a lot of baggage, the irony being that a lot of that baggage is their tendency to try to get rid of said baggage. At the moment, they are being regarded as a bright, up-and-coming team who won seven and a half more […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Tomlin, Colbert Differ On RB By Committee Approach?

May 3, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Colbert On Steelers Contract Structuring Practices: ‘We’ll Be True To What’s Worked With Us In The Past’

May 2, 2019

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While running back Le’Veon Bell is no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team is still getting a little backlash about the way they handled their contract negotiations with him the last two offseasons while he was wearing the franchise tag. Continually leading that backlash is Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, who […]

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PFF & NFL Network Draft Analysts Differ Quite A Bit On Thoughts Of Steelers 2019 Class

May 2, 2019

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For what its worth, and it’s not very much, Pro Football Focus believes the Pittsburgh Steelers exited this year’s draft as the most-improved team in the AFC North. Below is what Mike Renner of PFF wrote about the Steelers 2019 draft haul that includes linebacker Devin Bush, wide receiver Diontae Johnson, cornerback Justin Layne and […]

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Bryan: 2019 Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction: Post Draft Edition

May 2, 2019

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With the 2019 NFL Draft now completed it’s time for my to throw out my annual initial 53-man roster prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As usual, I have included some analysis underneath each position group and I invite you to post your own differences in the comments below along with your own 53-man roster prediction. […]

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In Addition To NFL Bloodline, New Steelers LB Devin Bush Has Two HOF Linebackers As Mentors

Apr 26, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers selected former Michigan linebacker Devin Bush in the first-round of the 2019 NFL Draft Thursday night and while everybody should know by now that he’ll bring with him to the Steel City an NFL bloodline, as his father was a former first-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons, the young player also […]

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Devin Bush Marks 3 Years Running Steelers’ First-Round Pick Comes From NFL Bloodlines

Apr 26, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 first-round draft pick T.J. Watt is the younger brother of three-time Houston Texans Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt, as well as of Los Angeles Chargers fullback Derek Watt. 2018 first-round pick Terrell Edmunds is the son of Pro Bowl tight end Ferrell Edmunds, the older brother to running back Trey […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Selection Of LB Devin Bush, Day-Two Targets & More

Apr 26, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 107 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers selection of Michigan linebacker Devin Bush Thursday night in the first-round of the 2019 NFL Draft. We discuss the Steelers decision to trade up in the first-round […]

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Devin Bush: Steelers’ Willingness To Go Up And Get Me ‘A Testament To Me As A Player’

Apr 26, 2019

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When a team makes a trade to go up and get an earlier selection in a draft, such a move is almost always done with a specific player in mind, especially when such a trade occurs as the draft is unfolding. The majority of these trades occur when the team holding the higher pick is […]

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Kevin Colbert: ‘When We’re Not 32, Any Pick Is Too High’

Apr 26, 2019

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The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers made a selection inside of the top 20 picks of the first round of a draft was in 2014 when they added Ohio State inside linebacker Ryan Shazier with the 15th-overall picks. They were able to draft they high by virtue of the fact that they finished 8-8 the […]

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How Le’Veon Bell Helped Steelers Acquire Devin Bush

Apr 26, 2019

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During the Pittsburgh Steelers’ post-selection press conference last night, General Manager Kevin Colbert pretty much explicitly said that their trading Antonio Brown was what enabled them to make the trade that they did yesterday that allowed them to acquire Michigan inside linebacker Devin Bush. Without that prior trade, he said, “we would not have made […]

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Steelers Draft Options: Day Two

Apr 26, 2019

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While we’re still recapping everything there is to discuss with the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting linebacker Devin Bush, two more prospects will become members of the organization today. With the team picking at #66 and #83, here are some possibilities for those selections. Justin Layne/CB Michigan State: Layne, and some of the other corners we’re listing […]

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Year One Impact: LB Devin Bush

Apr 26, 2019

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The Steelers struck gold! Devin Bush is indeed a Steeler for only a 20th overall, 52nd overall, and a 2020 3rd, and do not bat your eye at the fact that they will gain a 3rd back from losing Le’Veon Bell this offseason. However, what can Bush bring right now, from day one, from the […]

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Buy Or Sell: Devin Bush Is Worth The Cost Of Trade

Apr 26, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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Kozora: Reaction To The Steelers Drafting Devin Bush

Apr 26, 2019

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What a Day One of the 2019 NFL Draft. Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin made their big move, climbing ten spots in a trade with the Denver Broncos to select Michigan ILB Devin Bush. We discuss the trade, the value, and how he’ll fit in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Also offer a brief preview of […]

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Steelers’ Standard For Success In Trade-Up For Devin Bush Is Clear: Win A Super Bowl

Apr 26, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have moved up in the first round of a draft to grab a player exactly three times in their history. The first time came in 2003 when they jumped up to seize upon a young safety out of USC with flowing hair by the name of Troy Polamalu. He will soon be […]

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Film Room: Devin Bush Can Do It All

Apr 26, 2019

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Let me be crystal clear here. I love this pick. Even though you had to trade up – there was no other way – being aggressive for Devin Bush was the right move. Kevin Colbert admitted the team hadn’t done a good enough job in replacing Ryan Shazier. That was stating the obvious. They rectified […]

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Cornerback Remains Nearly Untouched Heading Into Day Two Of 2019 NFL Draft

Apr 26, 2019

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The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft was considered to be less predictable than the majority of those that have come before in recent years. The first few picks pretty much went as expected, but things quickly started to deviate from the script from that point forward, starting with Mike Mayock’s first ever draft […]

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Draft Roundup: AFC North Day One Recap

Apr 26, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers made the biggest splash on Day 1 of the 2019 NFL draft, trading up for Michigan linebacker Devin Bush, but what else did the AFC North do on the first day of the draft? Cleveland didn’t have a first round pick after trading the 17th overall pick, a 2019 third round pick, […]

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2019 Stock Watch – ILB Jon Bostic – Stock Down

Apr 26, 2019

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Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is underway, and the roster heading into the offseason is close to finalized—though always fluid—it’s time to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand. Specifically where Steelers players stand individually based on what we have seen happen over the course of the past few months. A stock evaluation can take […]

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Tomlin Praises ‘Football Guy’ Devin Bush’s Intangibles, Cites Role As ‘Unquestioned Leader’

Apr 26, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are a rare team that is very conservative when it comes to moving up in the draft, especially the higher the price gets. It’s rare that they trade before the third day, but yesterday, as with free agency, was the dawning of a new, if fleeting, era. They traded up from 20th […]

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Ravens Bring Boomin’ Family Business Into AFC North By Drafting AB’s Cousin

Apr 26, 2019

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Ozzie Newsome might not have been calling the final shot yesterday for the Baltimore Ravens, but it didn’t necessarily feel any different. In typical Ravens fashion, the team moved down three spots from 22 to 25, getting back two extra picks, one in the fourth and another in the sixth, and still were able to […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Steelers Try To Get Back Into 2nd Round?

Apr 26, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Watch: New Steelers LB Devin Bush Receives Heartfelt Video From Family Ahead Of Draft

Apr 26, 2019

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For the next several weeks, we’ll spend a lot of time on this site analyzing every aspect of new Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush, who was selected 10th overall, by the team Thursday night following a trade up with the Denver Broncos. However, before dive fully into what kind of player Bush is on the […]

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Estimated Rookie Contract Details For Steelers LB Devin Bush

Apr 26, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers selected former Michigan linebacker Devin Bush 10th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft Thursday night after trading up 10 spots with the Denver Broncos in the first-round. That trade required the Steelers to give the Broncos their first and second-round selections in this year’s draft along with a third-round selection in the […]

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Marquise Brown: ‘I Would Love To Play In Pittsburgh’

Apr 19, 2019

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Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown is known first for his blazing speed on the football field and second, for being the cousin of former Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown. The Oklahoma wide receiver recently was a guest on the ‘Move The Sticks’ podcast and was asked if he would have any issue if […]

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Former NFL WR Steve Smith Sr. Admits Schedules Can Be A Big Deal For Some Players

Apr 18, 2019

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The 2019 NFL schedule was released Wednesday night and while most people view that event as merely attaching dates and times to upcoming opponents that have long been known, one former longtime NFL player made it known on Thursday that an NFL schedule can be a big deal to some players depending on how it […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Nebraska RB Devine Ozigbo

Apr 18, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Mike Hilton In Attendance For Start Of Offseason Program

Apr 18, 2019

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It shouldn’t come as a shock but notable nonetheless. Mike Hilton, as expected, reported for Phase One of the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason. Hilton has yet to sign his exclusive rights tender and reportedly angling for a long-term deal with the team. Jeremy Fowler reported as much last month. Contract situation to watch in Pittsburgh: After […]

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Steelers TE Xavier Grimble Has Signed His Restricted Free Agent Tender

Apr 18, 2019

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With the bulk of free agency now over, quite a few tendered restricted free agents around the league are beginning to sign their one-year offers after failing to receive any interest from other teams. On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Xavier Grimble signed his restricted tender, according to the league’s official transaction sheet. In early […]

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Looking Back At Gil Brandt’s 2018 Top 100 Draft Prospect Rankings

Apr 18, 2019

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April 15 hasn’t been a very enjoyable day for me for nearly two decades now as that’s the day I must have a very large check to the United States Treasury Department postmarked by. Additionally, my birthday is on April 16 and quite honestly, my own annual mortality thoughts are usually in full gear on […]

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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Apr 18, 2019

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Welcome back to the Thursday mailbag. This time next week, we’ll be just a couple hours away from the 2019 NFL Draft. And if the Steelers could tell me who they’re drafting at #20, that’d be fantastic. We’ll be here for the next hour. To your questions! newguy68: Any chance the Steelers go WR in first […]

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Mason Rudolph Helping Gather Teammates For Unofficial Workouts This Offseason

Apr 18, 2019

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The current Collective Bargaining Agreement has been in place for nearly a decade at this point. Because of this, I’m going to assume that you are already familiar with some of the broader aspects of the document as it pertains to the earliest portions of work in the offseason, or ‘Phase One’. During this time, […]

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Steelers Free Agents Using Early Offseason To Get To Know Teammates

Apr 18, 2019

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This offseason more than most for the Pittsburgh Steelers finds the earliest portions of voluntary activity to be more important than it would normally be, for multiple reasons. Aside from the fact that they are coming off a season in which they missed the playoffs for the first time in six years; aside from the […]

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Steelers DC Keith Butler Discovered Attendance At Clemson’s Pro Day Is Notable

Apr 18, 2019

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The 2019 NFL Draft will get underway one week from today and that means there’s not much time left to dedicate to the process that leads up to it. For the last week or so, Alex Kozora and I have both been going back over college pro day video and pictures from the last several […]

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High Attendance For Phase One ‘Important’ But ‘Expected’ For Steelers This Offseason

Apr 18, 2019

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Phase One of the offseason program has been in motion for a few days now, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have had one theme tying the early portion of the in-facility work: high attendance rates. That shouldn’t be a great surprise, however, given the circumstances, as this is a roster that feels it has a lot […]

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Buy Or Sell: Playing Patriots To Start The Season Is A Good Thing

Apr 18, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Maryland RB Ty Johnson

Apr 18, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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2019 Draft Risk Assessment – ILB Tyler Matakevich

Apr 18, 2019

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There’s no way of getting around the fact that NFL rosters are cyclical in nature. Every year at a minimum, hundreds upon hundreds of new players enter the labor market for just 32 NFL teams, each of whom field 63 players per season, plus those on injured reserve and other non-active lists. With hundreds of […]

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Ryan Switzer Pays Another Visit To UPMC Children’s Hospital Where He Donated Money

Apr 18, 2019

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Ryan Switzer has only been with the Pittsburgh Steelers since late August, but he has already taken strides in trying to make it his home for the foreseeable future. The 2017 fourth-round draft pick was acquired via trade from the Oakland Raiders last year, after he was previously traded to the Raiders from the Dallas […]

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2019 Pre-Draft Movements – Safety

Apr 18, 2019

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We started this series with a little over two weeks remaining to the draft, knowing that nearly all of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pertinent personnel decisions will have already been made. Over the course of the series, we will be reviewing the team’s roster turnover position by position in an effort to help us project what their […]

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Quick Schedule Analysis: Steelers Best Enjoy Home Cooking While They Can

Apr 18, 2019

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It is very rare that any NFL team’s schedule has few or no quirks to them—for example, the Baltimore Ravens this season will have an incredibly uncommon schedule in which they never play at home or on the road in consecutive weeks—and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ this year is no exception. Other than the fact that […]

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Schedule-Makers Buying Into Browns Hype With 4 Primetime Games, Most Since 2008

Apr 18, 2019

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Don’t look now, but the hype train is officially pulling into Cleveland, Ohio. It seems as though even the schedule-makers for the NFL are jumping on the Cleveland Browns bandwagon, as they have awarded the team that has never won a division title in the two decades since they’ve been back in the league as […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Which Top Prospects Most Overrated Or Bad Fit?

Apr 18, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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2019 Masters Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Apr 12, 2019

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Happy Friday to yinz and welcome to a great weekend of sports that includes the 2019 Masters and several NHL playoff games. We are now less than two weeks away from the start of the 2019 NFL Draft so look for us to push out quite a few player profiles and contextualizations over the course […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: North Carolina State WR Jakobi Meyers

Apr 12, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers 2019 Draft Prospects With Dave-Te’ Thomas & More

Apr 12, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 102 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the recent pre-draft visitors the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted this week. We also discuss two other pro days that we now know for sure that Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert attended […]

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XFL Leaving Door Open For Non-Draft-Eligible Players To Play For Them

Apr 12, 2019

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Even though the XFL had been announced over a year ago, we are still a long way from its being launched—as in, an entire NFL season in between. So it’s not a shock that there are still a lot of details that are yet to be sorted out. Such as, oh, I don’t know, maybe […]

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Steelers Players Gearing Up To Take Back Locker Room, And Public Narrative

Apr 12, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers, depending on your outlook, have either had an awful offseason or a great one. On the one hand, they have been under fire, at least up until recently, for a period of month, to the point that fans were lamenting having become the laughing stock of the organization. There is no leadership, […]

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Steelers To Host Toledo WR Diontae Johnson For Pre-Draft Visit

Apr 12, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will host Toledo wide receiver Diontae Johnson for a pre-draft visit today, according to this tweet from PennLive’s Jacob Klinger. Steelers hosting Toledo WR Diontae Johnson for a predraft visit today. He was the MAC special teams player of the year last season. — Jacob Klinger (@Jacob_Klinger_) April 12, 2019 Johnson becomes […]

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McShay Has Steelers Splitting First 4 Picks Between Defense, Offense In 2019 ‘Grade A’ Mock Draft

Apr 12, 2019

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With nearly two weeks remaining until the 2019 NFL Draft gets underway, ESPN analyst Todd McShay is ramping up his mock game. On Tuesday, McShay released a complete three-round mock with himself acting as the decision-maker for all 32 teams. He considers this his ‘Grade: A’ mock draft of 2019. As for McShay’s four selections […]

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Buy Or Sell: Bucky Hodges Will Make 53-Man Roster

Apr 12, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Florida Atlantic RB Kerrith Whyte Jr.

Apr 12, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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2019 Draft Risk Assessment – OLB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi

Apr 12, 2019

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There’s no way of getting around the fact that NFL rosters are cyclical in nature. Every year at a minimum, hundreds upon hundreds of new players enter the labor market for just 32 NFL teams, each of whom field 63 players per season, plus those on injured reserve and other non-active lists. With hundreds of […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Stetson TE Donald Parham

Apr 12, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Marcellus Wiley Blames JuJu Smith-Schuster For Igniting Feud With Antonio Brown

Apr 12, 2019

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Pardon me if I indulge myself in yet one more article hinting at the fringes of The Antonio Brown Situation™, but the latest development is so dumb that I might hurt myself if I don’t talk about it. In what is the first meaningful defense yet that I have seen regarding the former Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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2019 Pre-Draft Movements – Tackle

Apr 12, 2019

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We started this series with a little over two weeks remaining to the draft, knowing that nearly all of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pertinent personnel decisions will have already been made. Over the course of the series, we will be reviewing the team’s roster turnover position by position in an effort to help us project what their […]

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Eddie Faulkner: Jaylen Samuels ‘Working Hard To See Where He Can Contribute’

Apr 12, 2019

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Last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers tried the approach of drafting a player that one of their new coaches on the staff had worked with at their previous stop. Karl Dunbar was brought in to coach the offensive line in 2018, and they subsequently used a seventh-round pick on one of his players from Alabama, Joshua […]

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Marshal Yanda Agrees To Extension With Ravens Following Retirement Speculation

Apr 12, 2019

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Reports of Marshal Yanda’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. The Baltimore Ravens All-Pro right guard was the subject of some speculation this offseason that he might retire following a long and successful career that includes over 150 starts, a Super Bowl ring, and numerous individual accolades. In response, the Ravens announced that they have agreed […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Steelers Trade Up In 1st Round To Make Selection In Draft?

Apr 12, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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2019 NFL Draft: Gil Brandt Says Steelers Are Best Fit For WR Marquise Brown

Apr 11, 2019

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I want to begin this post by saying that I really look forward to reading the annual Hot 150 post that Gil Brandt, NFL.com’s senior analyst, puts out right before the draft takes place. Additionally, I love to listen to Brandt talk about draft prospects whenever he appears on SiriusXM NFL Radio. With that disclaimer […]

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Adam Rank Mock Draft: NFL Writer Thinks Steelers Should Select ASU WR N’Keal Harry

Apr 11, 2019

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The 2019 NFL Draft will get underway two weeks from today but in the meantime, however, we’re sure to have several major media mocks to discuss. On Thursday, Adam Rank of NFL.com released a “what teams should do” mock draft and in it he has the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting a wide receiver at No. 20 […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Toledo WR Cody Thompson

Apr 11, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Ryan Switzer: It’s Up To Rest Of Receivers, Not JuJu, To Pick Up AB’s Slack

Apr 6, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver room will be undergoing a dynamic shift this offseason as the team looks to fill in the massive gap left in the wake of the departure of Antonio Brown, the perennial Pro Bowler who was traded to the Oakland Raiders after he forced the Steelers’ hand to move him. Necessarily, […]

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Secondary Won’t Be Divided By Position Groups Under Tom Bradley And Teryl Austin

Apr 6, 2019

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers first brought Teryl Austin on as part of the coaching staff with the title Senior Defensive Assistant/Defensive Backs, there was some initial speculation indicating that the team planned to divide the coaching responsibilities between himself and Tom Bradley, their defensive backs coach, splitting up the cornerbacks and safeties. Back during the […]

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FSU EDGE Brian Burns Contextualization: College Career Key Defensive Plays

Apr 6, 2019

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Florida State underclassman edge-rusher Brian Burns is a player quite a few people have be discussing this offseason as he’s expected to be a first-round selection this year. Burns has even been speculated by more than just a few people to be a possible first-round target of the Pittsburgh Steelers should he still be on […]

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Buy Or Sell: Ramon Foster Will Complete Contract As Starter

Apr 6, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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Colbert/Tomlin Pro Day Attendance Matters For More Than Just First Round Picks

Apr 6, 2019

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You know the response Dave Bryan or I will offer the moment you mention a candidate to be chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round. “Well, they didn’t go to his Pro Day so…” Or. “Colbert and Tomlin attended his workout so yeah, it makes sense.” And I know that’s pretty binary thinking. […]

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Steelers’ Dominant D-Line Reunites To Roast Casey Hampton At Mel Blount Youth Leadership Event

Apr 6, 2019

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Running backs usually had a bad day if they saw Casey Hampton, Aaron Smith, and Brett Keisel all in the same building at the same time. They made up the front line of the Pittsburgh Steelers dominant run defenses during the 2000s, with Chris Hoke playing a vital role as the number four as well. […]

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15 AAF Alumni And Counting Have Found New Homes On NFL Rosters So Far

Apr 6, 2019

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The Alliance of American Football ended prematurely, and with it the contracts of hundreds of players signed with the league’s eight franchises. There is a lot of ugliness still left to clean up, much of which it is still yet unclear who will ultimately be responsible for. But for at least a select few AAF […]

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Steelers 2018 Draft Class Review – CB Trey Johnson

Apr 6, 2019

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The 2019 NFL Draft is drawing near, which seems to be a fitting time to take a look back at the rookie seasons of the Pittsburgh Steelers class from the 2018 NFL Draft. People start talking about the quality of a draft class before said class is even completed, of course, but now we have a year […]

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Brian Allen Working On Speed, Quickness This Offseason To Keep Up With Secondary

Apr 6, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers used a fifth-round pick on cornerback Brian Allen during the 2017 NFL Draft knowing that it would take a period of development before they could realistically hope to see him be a meaningful contributor of any sort on the defensive side of the ball. Prior to about the middle of his tenure […]

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Ravens Finally Add WR, Signing WR Seth Robert Who Helped Oakland Beat Steelers

Apr 6, 2019

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So it looks like the Baltimore Ravens finally brought themselves in a new wide receiver. After he was released by the Oakland Raiders, Baltimore chose to make Seth Roberts the newest Raven, and just the third target at the wide receiver position on the current 90-man roster who has ever caught a pass in the […]

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2019 Offseason: Questions Looking For No. 2 RB In Draft?

Apr 6, 2019

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 The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Report: Steelers To Bring Former AAF Edge Rusher J.T. Jones In For Tryout

Apr 6, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers signed two former AAF players on Friday and it looks like they might now have another one coming in for a tryout. According to Twitter account Crown Loyal, former Atlanta Legends defensive end J.T.Jones now has a tryout scheduled with the Steelers. Jones has yet to confirm the news, however. More good […]

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2019 Final Four Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Apr 5, 2019

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Happy Friday to yinz and welcome to Final Four weekend. Well, the AAF has now come and gone and it was fun while it lasted. It’s too bad that the league couldn’t even make through one full season. It will now be interesting to see how the XFL does. Thursday certainly was a great night […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Alabama RB Damien Harris

Apr 5, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr.

Apr 5, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Report: Steelers Expected To Sign DB Jack Tocho

Apr 5, 2019

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In addition to reportedly signing center J.C. Hassenauer, the Pittsburgh Steelers are also expected to ink former AAF defensive back Jack Tocho to a contract, per a report from AL.com’s Matt Zenitz. Hearing that another Iron player is also expected to sign with the Steelers, defensive back Jack Tocho. Was a seventh round pick of […]

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Report: Steelers Expected To Sign Former Birmingham Iron Center J.C. Hassenauer

Apr 5, 2019

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With the AAF ceasing operations this week, NFL teams are now allowed to sign players from that league and it sounds like the Pittsburgh Steelers will add at least one of them to their roster on Friday. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, the Steelers are set to sign former Birmingham Iron center J.C. Hassenauer […]

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PFF Day-2 Mock Draft Sees Steelers Add WR N’Keal Harry, Go DL, RB In Round 3

Apr 5, 2019

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Hey, kid, do you like mock drafts? I’ve got something to show you. Mock drafts can be very tempting at this time of year. Our traffic numbers from our site tell us as much. If nothing else (and there are certainly other ways in which they’re valuable), they open up a broader discussion. Wednesday, Pro […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Pre-Draft Visits, Mack Wilson Breakdown, Mock Draft Review, Listener Emails & More

Apr 5, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 100 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk more about the players the Pittsburgh Steelers have now had in for pre-draft visits as of Thursday night and how the running back position appears to be in the team’s selection […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Pittsburgh RB Qadree Ollison

Mar 30, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Breer: All 32 Coaches United And Led Charge For Change On Replay For Pass Interference

Mar 30, 2019

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While the bulk of the conversation over labor strife in the NFL concerns the owners versus the player—as it rightly should—there is always an important third party that often finds itself in the line of fire, not explicitly on either side, though perhaps leaning more one way than the other. I’m referring to the coaches, […]

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Terry Bradshaw On Big Ben: ‘He’s A Great Leader; He’s Solid’

Mar 30, 2019

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Terry Bradshaw has not necessarily had the greatest relationship with the Pittsburgh Steelers since he retired. The four-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Famer likely still holds a lot of resentment for the way that he feels he was treated, largely at the hands of Chuck Noll, which now that I think of it […]

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Buy Or Sell: Mason Rudolph Will Be Big Ben’s Backup In 2019

Mar 30, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Arkansas DL Armon Watts

Mar 30, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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TCU EDGE Ben Banogu Contextualization: College Career Key Defensive Plays

Mar 30, 2019

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TCU edge-rusher Ben Banogu is likely a player we’ll be discussing quite a bit as a possible 2019 NFL Draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the next several weeks as he’s already been linked to the team in a few mock drafts. That will likely continue to happen the next several weeks with Banogu reportedly now having […]

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Teams Reportedly Concerned About Precedent Steelers Set By Trading AB In ‘Un-Steelers-Like Move’

Mar 30, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers typically concern themselves with sticking to their own precedents and principles. While they might pay some mind to the broader trends throughout the NFL, they have a certain way of doing business that they do their best to adhere to as a guiding light through a changing league. Earlier this offseason, wide […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: West Virginia TE Trevon Wesco

Mar 30, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Tomlin: We Still Have Pro Bowlers At RB And WR

Mar 30, 2019

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For a straight solid half a decade, the Pittsburgh Steelers could virtually count on getting a Pro Bowl or Pro Bowl-worthy performances from the wide receiver and running back positions, respectively, from Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Each of them have set some type of NFL history during their stint with Pittsburgh, which came to […]

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Steelers 2018 Draft Class Review – NT Joshua Frazier

Mar 30, 2019

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The 2019 NFL Draft is drawing near, which seems to be a fitting time to take a look back at the rookie seasons of the Pittsburgh Steelers class from the 2018 NFL Draft. People start talking about the quality of a draft class before said class is even completed, of course, but now we have a year […]

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James Conner Wants To ‘Make A Greater Jump This Year’ In Physical Conditioning

Mar 30, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to be quickly building a history of running backs entering the league, playing for one season, and then learning that they must be in much better physical conditioning in order to play as they intend. They show up in year two looking like a different player. Le’Veon Bell did it. James […]

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Ravens Tried To Convince Starting ILB To Sign With Them In May To Protect Comp Pick

Mar 30, 2019

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Having lost star inside linebacker C.J. Mosley in the offseason to the New York Jets, who gave him the biggest contract for a player at that position ever, the Baltimore Ravens figure to be in need of a replacement. While they should have Patrick Onwuasor back as a restricted free agent, the current ‘next man […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Would AB And Bell Still Be Here If Steelers Paid Them This Offseason?

Mar 30, 2019

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 The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Steelers T Matt Feiler Has Signed His ERFA Tender

Mar 29, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers issued a one-year exclusive rights free agent tender to offensive lineman Matt Feiler ahead of the start of the 2019 league year and he has now officially signed it, according to Friday’s official NFL transaction sheet. Feiler is now set to earn $645,000 in 2019. Feiler, a former undrafted free agent out of […]

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Report: Akron LB Ulysees Gilbert III Scheduled For Pre-Draft Visit

Mar 29, 2019

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Add a seventh name to the list of draft prospects reportedly invited for an official Pittsburgh Steelers’ visit. According to Damond Talbot and NFL Draft Diamonds, a site that specializes in “small school” talent, Akron linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III is making an official “30” visit to the Steelers in the near future. From Talbot: “Akron […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Central Florida DL Trysten Hill

Mar 29, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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2019 Elite 8 Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Mar 29, 2019

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Happy Friday to all of yinz and welcome to the final few days of March. It’s hard to believe that a quarter of 2019 is now gone. That, however, now means that the 2019 NFL Draft is a mere four weeks away. The 2019 pro days are beginning to wind down and that means we […]

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Stats Study: Based Off Former LBs Drafted By Steelers, Devin Bush May Be The Best Fit

Mar 29, 2019

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Mike Tomlin will be approaching his 13th NFL Draft as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers and during that time, the team has drafted an inside linebacker within the first three rounds just three times. Lawrence Timmons – First round, 2007 Sean Spence – Third round, 2012 Ryan Shazier – First round, 2014 Under Tomlin, […]

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Report: OC Randy Fichtner Attended Memphis’ Pro Day

Mar 29, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive coordinator, to the surprise of probably no one, reportedly attended the Memphis Pro Day held back on Wednesday. That’s according to Draft Analyst Tony Pauline’s report in recapping the event. “Running back coaches from the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens were on hand for Memphis pro day, so to was Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Randy […]

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Colbert Says Contract Talks With Roethlisberger Ongoing; Is Tuning Out Offseason Criticism Of QB

Mar 24, 2019

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The 2019 NFL annual meetings are getting underway this week in Phoenix, Arizona and Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert is once again present for them and even talked to select members of the media Sunday evening. While Colbert didn’t have anything earth-shattering to say on Sunday, he did address a few key topics related […]

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Colbert Confirms Steelers Are Trying To Trade Morgan Burnett

Mar 24, 2019

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It’s no secret Morgan Burnett won’t be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers for much longer, a self-imposed April 1st deadline to move him. For Kevin Colbert, it’s only a question of if they can get something for him. At today’s Owner Meetings, Colbert confirmed media reports the team is attempting to trade Burnett. GM […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Colorado S Evan Worthington

Mar 24, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Jerald Hawkins Should Become Chukwuma Okorafor’s #1 Fan

Mar 24, 2019

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Jerald Hawkins won’t be the Pittsburgh Steelers’ starting right tackle in 2019. He’s off scholarship, on the fringe of the roster, on a unit full of talent with most spots locked up. The best he can ask for is a backup opportunity, a chance to stick and bide his time. That means rooting for Chukwuma […]

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Apollos Clinch AAF’s First Playoff Berth As Iron Looks To Near One Today

Mar 24, 2019

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The Alliance of American Football recently announced that its inaugural championship game would take place in Frisco at the Ford Center, a 12,000-capacity facility owned by Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys. Yesterday, the Orlando Apollos became the first team in the league to stamp their ticket to the postseason for the potential to play […]

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Notre Dame CB Julian Love Contextualization: College Career Key Defensive Plays

Mar 24, 2019

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Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love is likely a player we’ll be discussing quite a bit as a possible 2019 NFL Draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the next several weeks as he’s already been linked to the team in a few mock drafts. That will likely continue to happen the next several weeks following Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert being […]

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Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, March 24, 2019

Mar 24, 2019

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Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read or watch. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.” Shot #1 […]

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Artie Burns In For Turbulent Offseason In Search Of His Confidence

Mar 24, 2019

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What does the year 2019 hold for Artie Burns? The Pittsburgh Steelers pretty much already established that they have no illusions of him being a start for them going forward after they signed Steven Nelson to a three-year, $25.5 million contract, the largest ever handed out to a player during the free agency period by […]

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Buy Or Sell: Steelers Will Make The Playoffs In 2019

Mar 24, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Miami (FL) S Sheldrick Redwine

Mar 24, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Bruce Arians After Hiring Two Full-Time Female Coaches: ‘My Hope Is That Pretty Soon It Won’t Be News’

Mar 24, 2019

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Bruce AriansFormer Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is on his second head-coaching stint since he ‘retired’ after the 2012 season. And this latest one comes after he actually retired. Now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after spending a few years as the Arizona Cardinals’ head coach, Arians has been known over the years as an […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Valdosta State CB Stephen Denmark

Mar 24, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Report: Steelers To Meet With Maryland S Darnell Savage Jr.

Mar 24, 2019

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It sounds like the Pittsburgh Steelers might have a super athletic defensive back with ball skills scheduled for a pre-draft visit. According to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, Maryland safety Darnell Savage Jr. is scheduled to visit the Steelers prior to this year’s draft. Savage has already visited or will visit Titans, Cardinals, Texans, Rams, […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Had 2nd-Most Contested Catches In 2018

Mar 24, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is not the fastest player at his position in the NFL, although he plays faster than many may still be giving him credit for. He is not the biggest, nor the strongest, either, though he does not lack for either in those two particular areas. But one of the […]

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Steelers 2018 Draft Class Review – S Terrell Edmunds

Mar 24, 2019

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The 2019 NFL Draft is drawing near, which seems to be a fitting time to take a look back at the rookie seasons of the Pittsburgh Steelers class from the 2018 NFL Draft. People start talking about the quality of a draft class before said class is even completed, of course, but now we have a year […]

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Mike Hilton Says Tom Bradley, Players ‘Had To Get Adjusted’ To Each Other In 2018

Mar 24, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have turned over their coaching staff quite a bit over the course of the past two offseasons, replacing or moving their offensive coordinator, wide receivers coach, running backs coach, offensive line coach, defensive line coach, outside linebackers coach, and defensive backs coach. For good measure, they even added a new position, a […]

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Saquon Barkley Thinks Beckham ‘Wasn’t Really Happy’ About Being Traded To Browns

Mar 24, 2019

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In theory, Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. has reason to be happy after he was traded to a team that is generally bad to a team that was better last season, and who is projected to be even better this year and going forward—with his own play being a key factor in that […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Which Position Most Likely To Be Addressed Prior To Draft?

Mar 24, 2019

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 The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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2019 Steelers Pre Draft Visit Tracker

Mar 23, 2019

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Back at it for another year, keeping tabs on the players brought in for official, pre-draft visits by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Each team gets up to 30 of them, not counting local visits. For each player, we’ll post the name, position, and when announced, the date they come into visit. As is the norm, the […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Michigan TE Zach Gentry

Mar 23, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Terrell Suggs Turned Down ‘Handsome Offer’ From Ravens, Who Didn’t See It Coming

Mar 18, 2019

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Back in February, new Baltimore Ravens General Manager Eric DeCosta vowed that the team under his guidance would do a better job of retaining its young talent—and its talent overall. Apparently he meant more marginal talents, as the team went on to make Tavon Young the highest-paid nickel back and signed blocking tight end Nick […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Mark Barron And Vince Williams Be Starting ILBs In 2019?

Mar 18, 2019

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 The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Schefter: Steelers Sign Mark Barron To Two Year Deal

Mar 17, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have made another free agency splash, signing LB Mark Barron to a two year deal, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Former Rams’ LB Mark Barron reached agreement on a two-year, $12 million deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, per source. A rare free-agent foray for Pittsburgh. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2019 Barron […]

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WR Hunter Renfrow Says Steelers Remind Him Of Clemson; Compares Tomlin To Swinney

Mar 17, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had a large contingent at the Clemson pro day this past week and while most of their focus was probably on several of that school’s top defensive players, they certainly didn’t ignore the top offensive on display during the event, wide receiver Hunter Renfrow. Renfrow confirmed on Saturday from his football camp at Nettles […]

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Steelers Might Intend On Retaining S Morgan Burnett Through Draft

Mar 17, 2019

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We’re now a few days into the 2019 NFL league year and safety Morgan Burnett still remains on the roster of the Pittsburgh Steelers. With the veteran surviving the team’s pre-free agency deletions, there’s probably now a good chance the Steelers hold on to Burnett until at least through the 2019 NFL Draft. Usually the […]

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5 Lower End Unsigned Free Agents That Could Interest Steelers

Mar 17, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers first week of free agency of the 2019 offseason has included them signing a few new players in cornerback Steven Nelson and wide receiver Donte Moncrief, in addition to re-signing a few of their own in outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo and defensive tackle Daniel McCullers. While the team might add a few […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: TCU EDGE L.J. Collier

Mar 17, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Roosevelt Nix Seemingly The Forgotten Man In Steelers’ Offense

Mar 17, 2019

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Roosevelt Nix is seemingly becoming the forgotten man with the Pittsburgh Steelers. I base this at least in part on the fact that I pretty literally forgot about him, including both in my review of the running back position and in the initial wave of exit meeting articles. It’s not entirely without reason. He played […]

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Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, March 17, 2019

Mar 17, 2019

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Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read or watch. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.” Shot #1 […]

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Johnny Manziel Returns To American Football In AAF With Mettenberger’s Memphis Express

Mar 17, 2019

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More than halfway through its inaugural season, the Alliance of American Football finally has the marketable name it has desperately been searching for. After having previously gone after Colin Kaepernick and Tim Tebow, according to reports, it has now been made official that former first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel will participate in the league. Manziel […]

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SI Now Says Big Ben’s Leadership Put To Test In 2019 ‘Absent A Strong Veteran Counterweight’

Mar 17, 2019

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Robert Klemko wrote an astoundingly insubstantial article recently for Monday Morning Quarterback in which he sourced quotes from two former teammates of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in order to present him as a player who was an issue for the team in the locker room. One of the two players quoted, running back Isaac […]

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Choosing Pittsburgh An Easy Decision For Donte Moncrief

Mar 17, 2019

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Although it’s likely Donte Moncrief could’ve chosen to play for several teams, especially in a weak free agent market for the position, there was no hesitation when the Pittsburgh Steelers gave his agent a ring. Sitting down with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews for a one-on-one interview, he explained how the process in becoming a Steeler. It […]

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Le’Veon Bell Recalls Being ‘So Close’ To Reporting When He Returned To Pittsburgh Last Season

Mar 17, 2019

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What Le’Veon Bell did, taken in isolation, was a business decision to which he was wholly entitled. He elected not to play during the 2018 season under a one-year contract, weighing that against the possibility of injury or overuse that year that would prevent him from earning the type of contract he had hoped to […]

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Analyst Suggests B.J. Finney ‘Might Be Worth It’ For Saints After Unger Retirement Even At 2nd-Round Tender

Mar 17, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers elected to play it safe earlier this offseason when they made the decision to place the restricted free agent tender of a second-round level on fourth-year offensive lineman B.J. Finney, which pays him a salary of around $4 million. Perhaps that was wise. Finney, who has started about half a season’s worth […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – P Jordan Berry

Mar 17, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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Donte Moncrief Willing To Do ‘Whatever It Takes’ To Help Make Steelers Better

Mar 17, 2019

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Donte Moncrief has a lot of qualities you would program into a computer if you were looking to build a great wide receiver. He has the height at 6’2” and good size at 220 pounds that doesn’t slow him down, as evidenced by his 4.40 40-yard dash from his Combine time. He’s an intriguing physical […]

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Bengals Re-Sign Tyler Eifert To Likely Another Incentive-Laden One-Year Deal Following Gruesome 2018 Injury

Mar 17, 2019

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Since Tyler Eifert became the Cincinnati Bengals’ first-round pick in 2013, he has been known for two things: catching touchdowns, and getting injured. It’s because of these two things that he has become such an enigma. When healthy, he has played at a Pro Bowl level, but he has literally sat out more games due […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: What Will Steelers Be Paying Moncrief?

Mar 17, 2019

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 The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Texas Tech WR Antoine Wesley

Mar 16, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Charles Davis 2019 Mock Draft 1.0: Steelers Select Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown 20th Overall

Mar 16, 2019

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NFL Network draft analyst Charles Davis released his first mock draft of 2019 on Friday and he has the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting a wide receiver in the first-round with the 20th overall selection after trading away wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders last weekend. If that’s not enough, Davis has the Steelers drafting […]

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Mississippi WR A.J. Brown Wants to Be Steelers New AB: ‘Just Give Me A Different Number’

Mar 11, 2019

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Mississippi wide receiver A.J. Brown is considered one of the top players at his position in this year’s draft class after registering 189 receptions for 2,984 yards and 19 touchdowns during his college career. Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to trade wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders, A.J. Brown made it […]

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Report: Steelers Showing Interest In CB Bradley Roby

Mar 11, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers might be in the running for one of the highest-prized cornerbacks of the offseason. According to NFL Network’s James Palmer, Bradley Roby is drawing interest from several teams, including Pittsburgh. Broncos former first round pick CB Bradley Roby getting a lot of interest. Looks like right now it could be down to […]

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Report: Steelers TE Jesse James To Sign With Lions

Mar 11, 2019

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The NFL’s two-day negotiating period for potential unrestricted free agents got underway earlier today and now it’s being reported that Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent tight end Jesse James has already come to terms with a different team. #Lions have agreed to a deal with former #Steelers TE Jesse James, source says. Detroit remains active. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Trading Of AB Breakdown, Free Agency Preview, Mock Draft, Listener Emails & More

Mar 11, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 92 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately get to the Pittsburgh Steelers trading of wide receiver Antonio Browns to the Oakland Raiders. Alex and I break down the trade of Brown from several different angles in addition to going over […]

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Explaining The Dead Money At The End Of The Steelers’ Dead Relationship With Antonio Brown

Mar 11, 2019

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There are many, many ways in which the Pittsburgh Steelers’ trade with the Oakland Raiders makes them look bad. One factor that really shouldn’t be getting as much attention as it is getting is the wide receiver’s salary cap hit for the Steelers in 2019 in spite of the fact that he is not going […]

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AB’s Unique Position To Force Steelers’ Hand Not Easy For Others To Replicate

Mar 11, 2019

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The past 36 hours or so have not been particularly kind of the Pittsburgh Steelers with regards to the reaction to their trade with the Oakland Raiders to send wide receiver Antonio Brown west in exchange for a third-rounder and a fifth-rounder. For a perennial All-Pro talent at a premium position still playing at an […]

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2019 Offseason Positional Review – Safety

Mar 11, 2019

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With the 2018 season completely in the books and 2019 staring us down just around the corner, it’s time to pause and take stock of the current state of the Pittsburgh Steelers by looking at their roster as it stands now, going position by position. The new league year officially begins on March 13, and […]

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Kozora: 2019 Steelers Mock Draft (Pre Free Agency)

Mar 11, 2019

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Free agency is just days away so I wanted to unveil my second mock draft before the next two weeks naturally shake everything up. If you missed it or want to compare, here’s the link to my first mock.  This one, of course, is updated to reflect the Marcus Gilbert and Antonio Brown deals. My next […]

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Antonio Brown: ‘Love At First Sight’ With Derek Carr

Mar 11, 2019

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Through the past nine seasons, wide receiver Antonio Brown was one half of one of the deadliest and most productive pass-catching duos that the league had ever seen with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. I’ll dig more specifically into those numbers later, but with Brown being traded to the Oakland Raiders, his task is to […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Lets Followers Know He’s ‘Ready’ To Assume Role Of No. 1 WR

Mar 11, 2019

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News broke late Saturday night into early Sunday morning that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders had agreed in principle to a trade to send wide receiver Antonio Brown out west in exchange for Oakland’s third- and fifth-round draft picks. The deal had to be made, but it inevitably leaves a major hole in […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – S Sean Davis

Mar 11, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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AB Exceptionalism – A Tale In Two Parts: Off-Field Excretions

Mar 11, 2019

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Exceptionalism. When Antonio Brown first uttered the word in the locker room interview months back, many assumed that the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver had just made up the word. At least in the context in which he used it, he did, but it is a real word, and has real implications for the saga that […]

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Darqueze Dennard Set To Hit Free Agency 5 Years After Steelers Passed On Him In 1st Round

Mar 11, 2019

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Remember back in 2014 when the Pittsburgh Steelers were starving for a cornerback, Darqueze Dennard was there for the taking, and the team drafted…inside linebacker Ryan Shazier? Boy, that turned out to be the right decision, obvious exceptions going without saying. Dennard certainly never lived up to his first-round draft status. Now after completing his […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Steelers Sign Starting WR In Free Agency?

Mar 11, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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UPDATED: Former Steelers RB Accuses Roethlisberger Of Fumbling On Purpose In 2014 Game

Mar 11, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has had quite a few teammates during his 15 NFL seasons and a few offensive coordinators as well. Asking any former teammate of Roethlisberger’s what they really think about the quarterback might just get one an answer not necessarily expected. Some former teammates of Roethlisberger’s also don’t seem to need […]

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Rosenhaus Confesses: Says Raiders QB, HC, Willingness To Redo Contract Played Big Part In Brown Trade

Mar 10, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers traded wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders Saturday night in exchange for their third and fifth-round selection in this year’s draft. If that destination and compensation shocked you, it probably really shouldn’t have. After all, Brown wasn’t going to allow himself to get traded to just any team and he […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Vanderbilt CB Joejuan Williams

Mar 10, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Notre Dame RB Dexter Williams

Mar 10, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, March 10, 2019

Mar 10, 2019

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Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read or watch. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.” Shot #1 […]

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Golden Tate Tweets At Steelers After AB Trade

Mar 10, 2019

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One door closes, another one opens up. And Golden Tate might be angling to be the man walking through that door. Shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to trade Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders, Tate sent this cryptic tweet at the team. .@steelers 🤔 — Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) March 10, 2019 Is this Tate […]

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Teams Calling Browns About Duke Johnson In Wake Of Kareem Hunt Signing

Mar 5, 2019

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While the personnel in the front office—and frankly everywhere else—has changed frequently over the course of the past several years for the Cleveland Browns, one thing has been consistent, and that has been an organizational preference to stockpile draft picks, even if it means dealing former high-round draft picks who haven’t panned out. Just last […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will AB Still Be A Steeler By End Of Day 1 Of New League Year?

Mar 5, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Washington S Taylor Rapp Contextualization: College Career Key Defensive Plays

Mar 5, 2019

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Washington underclassman safety Taylor Rapp is a another player we’ll likely be discussing quite a bit as a possible 2019 NFL Draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the next several weeks as he’s already been linked to the team in the first few rounds after a nice showing at the recently concluded 2019 NFL scouting combine. With our […]

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$500 Will Now Buy You A Personalized Video Greeting From Antonio Brown

Mar 5, 2019

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Before wide receiver Antonio Brown is no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, perhaps you would like to receive your very own personalized video message from him. If so, you’re in luck, as apparently Brown has now become a member of Cameo, a website where one can pay to receive personalized video messages from […]

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Steelers 2019 Post-Combine To-Do List Prior To Start Of New League Year

Mar 4, 2019

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The 2019 NFL scouting combine wrapped up a few hours ago and that means Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and the rest of the members of the organization that went to Indianapolis are now likely returning back home to get ready for the start of the new league year. With a little more than […]

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Ravens Won’t Tag C.J. Mosley; Linebacker Expected To Become Free Agent

Mar 4, 2019

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Some big news out of Baltimore that may create some serious waves in Pittsburgh. To the surprise of many, the Baltimore Ravens will not place the franchise tag on linebacker C.J. Mosley, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. A representative for C.J. Mosley said he has been told that Baltimore will not use its franchise tag […]

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2019 NFL Combine Analysis: Day Four

Mar 4, 2019

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That’s a wrap. Monday marked the end of the 2019 NFL Combine with the defensive backs going through their workout and drills. We’ll have a final winners and losers list tomorrow or Wednesday but for now, here’s what suck out from the secondary. Cornerback – Don’t be scared off by Deandre Baker and Byron Murphy’s […]

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Peter King Thinks Steelers Could Trade AB As Early As This Week — For A 1st-Round Pick

Mar 4, 2019

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Wide receiver Antonio Brown, a current employee of the Pittsburgh Steelers under contract for the next three years, has taken strides in recent weeks to try to force his way out of the city by essentially making himself a bad employee. Even in a 43-minute-long ESPN interview, which seemed largely designed to tell his story, […]

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Report: XFL Planning To Poach NFL QBs This Summer After Roster Cuts

Mar 4, 2019

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While the new Alliance of American Football is drawing a reasonable amount of attention for an upstart football league operating in the shadow of the NFL, the XFL is making sure that it’s not being forgotten. The project of WWE owner Vince McMahon, the ‘Extreme Football League’ already had one abortive start in 2000 and […]

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Birmingham Iron Handed 1st Loss Despite Late 6-Play Goal-Line Stand

Mar 4, 2019

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If you haven’t noticed yet, the Birmingham Iron has become Steelers Depot’s de facto Alliance of American Football team over the course of the past month. The Pittsburgh Steelers are among the Iron’s four NFL affiliate teams, which simply means that when a player who most recently played for the Steelers signs up to play […]

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2019 Offseason Positional Review – Tackle

Mar 4, 2019

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With the 2018 season completely in the books and 2019 staring us down just around the corner, it’s time to pause and take stock of the current state of the Pittsburgh Steelers by looking at their roster as it stands now, going position by position. The new league year officially begins on March 13, and […]

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Kozora: Steelers Free Agent Wishlist (Offense)

Mar 4, 2019

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Free agency is almost here. And the Pittsburgh Steelers may finally make a splash. Granted, it’s unlikely to come on the offensive side of the ball. Wading into the deep end will take a defensive path. I’ll release my defensive wishlist, which I’ll be honest, is more exciting, tomorrow. But the Steelers have needs offensively […]

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Chiefs Plan To Propose Rule Guaranteeing Both Teams Possession In Overtime Following Playoff Loss

Mar 4, 2019

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One of the most predictable things about the Competition Committee and the rule proposal process is that every year there are going to be multiple teams proposing changes to rules that hurt them in the previous season. The Baltimore Ravens in particular tend to be ‘guilty’ of doing this pretty frequently, but almost every team […]

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T.J. Watt Listed As One Of PFF’s ‘Second-Half Stars’ For Strong Finish In 2018

Mar 4, 2019

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We already know that Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt had a good second season in the NFL. His year was highlighted by 13 sacks, which was the most by any Steelers linebacker in the past decade—or any Steelers defender. He also forced six fumbles, two of which were recovered by the defense, one for […]

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2019 NFL Combine What To Watch For: Defensive Backs

Mar 4, 2019

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Today marks for the final day of the 2019 NFL Combine. The defensive backs will round things out and if yesterday was any indication, it’ll be any athletic bunch. Here’s what I’m looking for. Cornerback  – Byron Murphy came in at a good weight, 190 pounds, but let’s see how well he runs at that […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – ILB L.J. Fort

Mar 4, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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Antonio Brown To Potential Suitors: ‘My Uniqueness Is The Answer’

Mar 4, 2019

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Antonio Brown sure said a lot of things during his 40-plus-minute interview with Jeff Darlington, which aired on ESPN late last week. Whether or not what he had to say was interesting probably has a strong correlation with how tired you are of hearing about him and just want him to be on a team […]

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Bengals T Jake Fisher Converting To TE, Looking To Work Out For Teams As Free Agency Hits

Mar 4, 2019

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Remember when the Cincinnati Bengals set themselves up for their long-term future along the defensive line by allocating their top two draft picks to addressing the offensive tackle position? Remember when that pretty much didn’t work out at all? Apparently one of those two tackles is now about to try his hands at another position. […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Steelers Have To Trade Up For Top ILB This Year?

Mar 4, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Washington CB Byron Murphy Had Formal Combine Meeting With Steelers

Mar 4, 2019

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Washington cornerback Byron Murphy is considered one of the best at his position when it comes to this year’s draft class and during his Sunday scouting combine press conference in Indianapolis, he let it be known that he had already had a formal meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers and head coach Mike Tomlin. “I had […]

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2019 NFL Scouting Combine Results And Daily Schedule

Feb 26, 2019

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The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is now underway in Indianapolis and as usual, Alex Kozora and I will be tracking all of the daily combine drill results in real time for you in the large spreadsheet that you will find on the page linked below. The results for each position group are on different pages […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Michigan State CB Justin Layne

Feb 26, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Michigan State CB Justin Layne Contextualization: College Career Key Defensive Plays

Feb 26, 2019

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Michigan State underclassman cornerback Justin Layne is a another player we’ll likely be discussing quite a bit as a possible 2019 NFL Draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the next several weeks as he’s already been linked to the team in the first few rounds of some recent mock drafts floating around. With our draft profile of Layne […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Houston DT Ed Oliver

Feb 26, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Steelers Scout Explains Combine Interview Process

Feb 26, 2019

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There’s so much more to the annual NFL Combine than the 40 yard dash or L drill. For players and teams, that’s only a small snippet of the process. There’s medical testing, psychological testing, and the all-important interview, where coaches and GMs might be talking to players – especially underclassmen – for the first time. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Mock Draft, Alualu Contract, Combine Preview, AB Landing Spot, Listener Emails & More

Feb 26, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 88 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the new contract numbers of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Tyson Alualu, who was re-signed this past Thursday to a two-year deal. We discuss what those numbers mean and what the […]

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Several Former Steelers Make AAF Team Of The Week For Week Three

Feb 26, 2019

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The Alliance of American Football as it’s currently constructed consists of eight teams, each with 52-man roster, in addition to any players on the injured reserve list, meaning a bit over 400 players in total. I have been able to connect roughly 30 players in the league with the Pittsburgh Steelers, having spent at least […]

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Robert Kraft Officially Charged With Solicitation As New Details Emerge In Human Sex Trafficking Case

Feb 26, 2019

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The 2018 season might have ended on a happy note for Robert Kraft and his New England Patriots, the NFL team that he has owned since 1994, but this year could end on a much sourer note. Yesterday, the 77-year-old was officially charged with two counts of first-degree solicitation of prostitution, which were originally announced […]

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Steelers 2019 Free Agents Analysis: ILB Ryan Shazier – Unrestricted (Expected To Toll)

Feb 26, 2019

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Player: Ryan Shazier Position: Inside Linebacker Experience: 5 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted (Will Toll?) 2018 Salary Cap Hit: $8,718,000 2018 Season Breakdown: Of course we already know Ryan Shazier’s story, the first-round inside linebacker of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014. He was an immediate starter and emerged as a dynamic Pro Bowl player by his […]

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New Contract Details For Steelers DE Tyson Alualu

Feb 26, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed defensive end Tyson Alualu to a new two-year contract this past Thursday and the details associated with that deal have now been filed with the NFLPA. According to former NFL agent Joel Corry of CBS Sports, Alualu’s new two-year contract totals out at $5.75 million and includes a $1.75 million signing bonus. His base […]

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The Top Workout Warriors In Steelers History

Feb 26, 2019

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The 2019 NFL Combine is set to begin this week and lasting into Monday. Every year, there’s at least a handful of prospects who wow scouts, media, and fans with their performances. A guy who runs a sub 4.4 40, a dude who jumps out of the gym, a big ugly up front who runs […]

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Mike Mayock Hoping To Keep His ‘Big Frigging Mouth Shut’ At Combine As Raiders’ GM

Feb 26, 2019

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The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is going to be weird this year. It’s going to be different. That is because former NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock will no longer be there openly providing his insights. After the Oakland Raiders chose to name him their general manager this offseason, replacing Reggie McKenzie, he will still be […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Nebraska WR Stanley Morgan Jr.

Feb 26, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Colbert Whether Steelers Open To Sending AB To AFC North Or NE ‘Depends On What The Compensation Is’

Feb 26, 2019

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It was being reported last week that the Pittsburgh Steelers elected to eliminate the Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns, and the New England Patriots to whom they would consider completing a trade for wide receiver Antonio Brown, who has ‘officially’ been on the trading block for about a week. If you go […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – T Chukwuma Okorafor

Feb 26, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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Stephon Tuitt Recalls John Mitchell ‘Giving Me The Eye Test’ At 2014 NFL Scouting Combine

Feb 26, 2019

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There is no Pittsburgh Steelers coach who has a more distinct reputation for toughness than does John Mitchell, though the long-time former defensive line coach no longer has an on-field role. He transitioned full-time to the role of assistant head coach, focusing solely on administrative off-field duties, in 2018, but had been the Steelers’ defensive […]

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Trent Richardson Inching His Way Back To NFL One TD At A Time

Feb 26, 2019

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The Cleveland Browns are pretty much used to embarrassing themselves. Even as they look to be turning things around as a franchise, they still managed to go out of their way to sign running back Kareem Hunt as they await word on what discipline he will receive from the league. It’s a non-guaranteed contract, but […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will TE Continue Be Object Of Attention For Steelers?

Feb 26, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson

Feb 26, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Ravens Part Ways With WR Micheal Crabtree After Just One Season

Feb 25, 2019

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The Baltimore Ravens have parted ways with one of their veteran wide receivers as the team announced on Monday that they have released Michael Crabtree after just one season with the team. We have released WR Michael Crabtree. pic.twitter.com/LRRDlAjISF — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) February 25, 2019 Crabtree, who had signed a three year, $21 million […]

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Rosenhaus: ‘Antonio Was Clear About What He’s Looking For And My Job Is To Make Everything Happen’

Feb 19, 2019

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Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers now seem set on trading wide receiver Antonio Brown at some point between now and this year’s draft, the team will not allow the player or his agent to help facilitate any sort of deal. In fact, during a Tuesday afternoon interview on ESPN’s NFL Live, Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus […]

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Contextualizing The Steelers 2018 Sack Production: ILB L.J. Fort

Feb 19, 2019

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While all sacks are created equal in a game book or on a stat sheet, not all of them really are when you look at why and how each one happened. Throughout the offseason I plan on looking at each of 51 sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers defense registered during the 2018 regular season and attempt […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Stanford WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside

Feb 19, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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AB Likely To End Career With Steelers Trailing Ward In Several All-Time Franchise Stats

Feb 19, 2019

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With a little less than four weeks now remaining until the start of the 2019 NFL league year, it appears all but certain that wide receiver Antonio Brown has played his last down with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In short, Brown will more than likely be traded or released by the Steelers by the time the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Set To Move On From AB, Tagging Period Underway, Mock Draft, Listener Emails & More

Feb 19, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 86 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the latest news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and how his recent meeting in Florida with Art Rooney II and other members of the organization has apparently resulted in […]

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Greg Gilmore The Latest Former Steeler To Make AAF Team Of The Week

Feb 19, 2019

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One thing that the Pittsburgh Steelers had not been doing a great job of in recent years was in bringing in quality groups of rookie undrafted free agents following drafts. That had been a trend emerging for a few years, with none of them making the roster, but that changed in 2018 with Matthew Thomas […]

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Peter King: At Least One Team Definitely Turned Off By AB’s Antics, Many Other Teams Likely

Feb 19, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to be at a point at which they just want to know what is going on in Antonio Brown’s head and how it all got to this point. That appears to be the impetus for the meeting that is set to take place this week between himself and team president Art […]

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Antonio Brown Meets With Art Rooney II, Both Agree It’s Time To Move On

Feb 19, 2019

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Antonio Brown has finally, officially met with Art Rooney II. And both sides have come to a conclusion. It’s time to part ways. Brown posted a photo of the two on Twitter moments ago, also noting the two sides have cleared the air. Had a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today we discussed a lot of […]

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Today Is Tag Day, And Here’s One Reason Steelers Would Consider Tagging Bell

Feb 19, 2019

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Welcome to Tag Day. As if The Antonio Brown Situation™ wasn’t enough drama already for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the next couple of weeks will officially open up the Le’Veon Bell sub-plot. Starting today and through the 5th of May, teams can place tags on their players. The Steelers have apparently been considering placing the transition […]

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Antonio Brown Looking For Guaranteed Money On His Way Out Of Pittsburgh

Feb 19, 2019

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Antonio Brown doesn’t just want to get out of Pittsburgh. He wants to get paid. At least, that’s been his most recent indication. Brown went on a relatively length Instagram Live video last night, running on his treadmill while discussing his future. Again, he’s taking the “I’m a free agent approach,” imploring other teams to […]

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Steelers 2019 Free Agents Analysis: TE Xavier Grimble – Restricted

Feb 19, 2019

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Player: Xavier Grimble Position: Tight End Experience: 3 Free Agent Status: Restricted 2018 Salary Cap Hit: $630,000 2018 Season Breakdown: It’s unfortunate that the play Xavier Grimble is best known for at this point is the fumble at the goal line against the Denver Broncos, which spilled out of the end zone for a touchback. […]

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All The Times Ben Roethlisberger Took The Blame

Feb 19, 2019

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There’s this idea, probably running in more national media circles but some of it local too, that Ben Roethlisberger never takes the blame. Every interview, every comment, is passing the buck onto someone else, calling them out, like the Wicked Witch of the West. And it seems to be Antonio Brown’s biggest issue with Roethlisberger, […]

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AB Seems To Be Following The Terrell Owens Model Of Getting Off Of His Team

Feb 19, 2019

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The Antonio Brown Situation™ is starting to come to a head as we make our slow approach toward the start of the new league year. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is expected to meet with team president Art Rooney II shortly, after which we should know a lot more about which direction things are going […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Ohio State DE Nick Bosa

Feb 19, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Fittipaldo: ‘Maybe It’s Time To Weed More Players Out Than Just Brown’

Feb 19, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers, as an organization, as a team, and as a locker room, are facing a significant challenge this offseason, a year after many believe that in-house drama leaked onto the field and helped lead them to missing the postseason for the first time since 2013. While a team is ultimately judged by what […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

Feb 19, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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Steigerwald: ARII Should Give AB Ultimatum – Play For Us Or Don’t Play At All

Feb 19, 2019

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A very informal and very unofficial poll of Pittsburgh Steelers fans I’ve taken suggests that the vast majority are more than ready to say goodbye to Antonio Brown, provided that the team is able to get sufficient compensation for him. a significant subset of those people are not even particularly concerned with the compensation and […]

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Bengals RB’s Recent Arrest Was Already His 2nd Of 2019, Putting New Regime To Test

Feb 19, 2019

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The Cincinnati Bengals are trying to turn over a new leaf with new head coach Zac Taylor. In order to convey that image to the public, it might be advisable for them to take a more hardline stance when it comes to players who get in trouble—especially those who are habitual offenders. I wrote about […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Where Does James Conner Rank Among NFL RBs?

Feb 19, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Fowler: Don’t Expect Steelers To Tag Le’Veon Bell

Feb 18, 2019

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Although most reports have indicated the Pittsburgh Steelers will transition tag Le’Veon Bell, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler is going in the other direction, writing that he does not expect the team to tag Bell before free agency begins. He was part of a large crowd in an ESPN article speculating about tag options. In his response, […]

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Antonio Brown And The Death Of The Ultra-Superstar Model

Feb 13, 2019

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It wasn’t by design that the Pittsburgh Steelers became the face of the ultra-superstar model of roster building. It was mere happenstance that they drafted two players over a four-year span that became not just premium players at their position, but justifiably two of the greatest players in the game, at least at some point […]

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Schefter: Ravens To Trade QB Joe Flacco To Broncos

Feb 13, 2019

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The first big trade of the offseason was agreed to Wednesday. The Baltimore Ravens are shipping Joe Flacco, once their Super Bowl winning, franchise quarterback, to the Denver Broncos. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Breaking: Baltimore has agreement in principle to trade former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to the Broncos, […]

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Steelers Among NFL Affiliate Teams For AAF’s Birmingham Iron

Feb 13, 2019

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Many of you have expressed interest in the AAF, the Alliance of American Football, a new upstart league that finally played its first games ever over the course of the weekend. All eight teams participated in the four games, but there was one team more than others that commanded a Pittsburgh Steelers presence, and now […]

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Steelers 2019 Free Agents Analysis: WR Justin Hunter – Unrestricted

Feb 13, 2019

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Player: Justin Hunter Position: Wide Receiver Experience: 6 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2018 Salary Cap Hit: $870,000 2018 Season Breakdown: There’s nothing quite like a height-speed combination at the wide receiver position to give you nine lives. Justin Hunter was a second-round draft pick who has never played like one, but he has been around […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Temple CB Rock Ya-Sin

Feb 13, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Ron Hughes Had Deep And Lasting Impact On Steelers GM Kevin Colbert

Feb 13, 2019

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Ron Hughes is a name that is not going to be on the tip of the tongue for many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, at least not before his passing yesterday. But he had an understatedly immense impact on the fate of the franchise in this millennium, and on General Manager Kevin Colbert. A Pennsylvania […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Wisconsin LB T.J. Edwards

Feb 13, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Arthur Moats Thinks It’s Time For ‘Fresh Start’ For Both Brown, Steelers

Feb 13, 2019

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The Antonio Brown Situation™ has been the top story in all of football since the regular season ended, which is impressive considering that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not even participate in the postseason this past year. Obviously you know the latest development by now. Yesterday, Brown posted a farewell message to Steeler Nation, basically acknowledging […]

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Listen: What Is Antonio Brown’s Future In Pittsburgh?

Feb 13, 2019

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Wanted to give my two cents on the Antonio Brown trade news since, naturally, it broke about four seconds after we finished recording Tuesday’s podcast. Why the Pittsburgh Steelers have to embrace the difficult truth of dealing him and why they won’t get as much value in return as Brown’s obvious talent is worth. As […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – QB Joshua Dobbs

Feb 13, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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James Conner Appreciating ‘Best Of Both Worlds’ As Off-Field Inspiration And On-Field Success

Feb 13, 2019

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As Pitt running back James Conner was entering the 2017 NFL Draft, following his final collegiate season in which he played while continuing to overcome the aftereffects of length chemotherapy treatments, he penned an article for The Players’ Tribune in which he said that he didn’t want to be known as the football player who […]

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Ed Reed Thinks Flacco Could Make Jaguars A Super Bowl Contender

Feb 13, 2019

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Were it not for Joe Flacco, it’s fair to say that recent Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed may well have retired without having ever won a Super Bowl title. While he may never have been a top five quarterback at any point in his career, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback did have one bizarrely exceptional […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: What Is Brown’s Most Realistic Trade Value?

Feb 13, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Florida DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Contextualization: College Career Key Defensive Plays

Feb 13, 2019

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Florida underclassman defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson is a another player we’ll likely be discussing quite a bit as a possible 2019 NFL Draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the next several weeks as he’s already been linked to the team in the first few rounds of some mock drafts. With our draft profile of […]

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Antonio Brown Apparently Wants New Contract From Team That Trades For Him

Feb 13, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has informed the team that he wants to be traded and while his wish might ultimately be granted just after the start of the new league year in March, him apparently also wanting a new contract from the team he continues his career with might make it a bit […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Marshall WR Tyre Brady

Feb 12, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Contextualizing The Steelers 2018 Sack Production: DT Daniel McCullers

Feb 12, 2019

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While all sacks are created equal in a game book or on a stat sheet, not all of them really are when you look at why and how each one happened. Throughout the offseason I plan on looking at each of 51 sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers defense registered during the 2018 regular season and attempt […]

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Steelers Announce Passing Of Longtime Scout Ron Hughes

Feb 12, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced the passing of longtime scout and college scouting coordinator Ron Hughes earlier today. The news broke Tuesday morning with the team confirming it a short time ago. Hughes, a local native born in Charleroi, served as a member of the Steelers’ organization from 2003 to 2015 as their college scouting coordinator. He […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Draft Prospects, AB Trade Value, AAF Initial Thoughts, Listener Emails & More

Feb 12, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 85 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the latest news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers and that means discussing the latest traffic court news concerning wide receiver Antonio Brown. We also discuss Brown’s current trade stock with roughly four weeks […]

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Antonio Brown Thanks Steelers Nation, Says It’s Time To ‘Move On And Forward’ (Update: AB Has Requested Trade)

Feb 12, 2019

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As always, Antonio Brown was a bit cryptic on social media today. But he appeared to bid farewell to Steelers Nation, writing in an Instagram post that it’s time to ‘move on and forward.’ Brown added that caption to a video of highlights from his time in black and gold. View this post on Instagram […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Notre Dame CB Julian Love

Feb 6, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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More Early Speculation Has Bell Signing For Around $15 Million Per And Possibly With Texans

Feb 6, 2019

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Within the next five weeks we’ll know if the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed the transition tag on running back Le’Veon Bell. Whether or not they decide to do that, however, doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, however, because barring the Steelers signing Bell to a long-term contract prior to the start of […]

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Steelers Shouldn’t Rush Out To Sign Soon-To-Be Free Agent K Matt Bryant

Feb 6, 2019

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To hear Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II talk a few weeks ago, kicker Chris Boswell is likely to have some competition for his job this summer and not necessarily from only kicker Matt McCrane, who the team signed during the final week of the 2018 regular season. “I expect we’ll have a competition […]

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Breakdown Of Money Brown Stands To Forfeit Should NFL Ultimately Suspend Him

Feb 6, 2019

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With the NFL now reportedly set to investigate the January domestic dispute that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was reportedly involved in, several are starting to wonder if the team could go after any of his earnings. The quick answer to those kind of questions is, yes, but probably only if Brown is ultimately […]

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Roosevelt Nix Giving Back Through His Foundation

Feb 6, 2019

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Negative press sells. There’s no question about that. But I know that can get tiresome, especially stuck in an offseason where there isn’t much football to talk about. So a positive story to get you over this Hump Day. Posting on Instagram, Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix announced he’s awarding four high school seniors $1000 […]

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Patience Paid Off For Jaylen Samuels

Feb 6, 2019

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Playing the waiting game summed up Jaylen Samuels in 2018. He was a fifth round pick, waiting until Day Three to hear his name called after a draft process filled with uncertainty. He mostly played receiver in college, moved to running back for the Senior Bowl, and worked with the tight ends at the Combine. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers News, AB Latest, Klemm Hiring, Bell Numbers, Ben Stats, Listener Emails & More

Feb 6, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 83 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the latest news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and specifically the January domestic dispute he was allegedly part of. We talk about Brown’s trade value at this point […]

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Report: Antonio Brown Allegedly Pushed Female To Ground During January Domestic Disturbance

Feb 6, 2019

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Some new details are starting to emerge related to the January domestic dispute that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had in South Florida that included the Hollywood, FL police department responding but not ultimately making an arrest. SLATER SCOOP: Here’s the Antonio Brown incident report. Brown allegedly pushed female with two hands, causing her […]

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AFC North Will Feature Two Rookie HCs Intent On Calling Their Own Offense

Feb 6, 2019

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It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the league is continuing to shift more and more toward valuing offensive-minded coaches at the head coaching position. This offseason has been the greatest example of that, with I believe only one of the new hires at the head coaching position coming from somebody from a predominantly […]

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Steelers Still Have Openings On Coaching Staff They Don’t Seem Intent On Filling

Feb 6, 2019

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So far this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have seen a fair amount of shakeup on their coaching staff, parting—whether by choice or otherwise—with three members of their coaching staff as position coaches. They brought in three new faces and promoted one coach from within. But are they done now? The first decision that the Steelers […]

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Steelers 2019 Free Agents Analysis DE Tyson Alualu – Unrestricted

Feb 6, 2019

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Player: Tyson Alualu Position: Defensive End Experience: 9 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2018 Salary Cap Hit: $3,000,000 2018 Season Breakdown: Tyson Alualu did not have nearly as prominent a season for the Steelers in 2018 as he did the year before in his first with the team. That year, he was called upon to start […]

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Rush And Cover Go Together? Not In Pittsburgh

Feb 6, 2019

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It’s 2nd and 10. Los Angeles has the ball at the Patriots’ 27, down seven, just over four minutes left in Super Bowl 53. Jared Goff drops back. Defensive coordinator Brian Flores – now head coach in Miami – calls an all-out, Cover 0 blitz. It gets home, Goff forced to throw a lame duck […]

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Undesirable Teams, Boring Game Lead To Least-Watched Super Bowl Since Steelers In 2008

Feb 6, 2019

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This is a bit old news at this point so I have to loop back around, but man, that wasn’t a very exciting Super Bowl, was it? At least that was the public consensus, and the numbers backed that up. Even though ratings almost across the board had been better in 2018 for the NFL, […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: LSU TE Foster Moreau

Feb 6, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Hiring Asst O-Line Coach The Most Predictable Move Of Offseason So Far

Feb 6, 2019

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While the name might have been new, the idea certainly wasn’t, and the announcement by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the hiring of a new assistant offensive line coach was about the most predictable and least exciting things that have happened in the city so far since the 2018 season ended. The Steelers obviously suffered a […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – ILB Jon Bostic

Feb 6, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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Heyward Checks In At 57, JuJu At 65, In PFF’s Top 101 Players Of 2018 List

Feb 6, 2019

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With the 2018 season now over, Pro Football Focus is already knee-deep in its retrospective process, beginning with a rundown of their top 101 players from the past season. The site is putting the list together in installments, and as of yesterday evening completed it through the bottom 51 entries. Among those 51 players were […]

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Patriots Turn Trades Into Contributors, Including Pair Of 0-16 Browns Castaways

Feb 6, 2019

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There has never been a worst to first story in the NFL quite like that of former Cleveland Browns defenders Jason McCourty and Danny Shelton. After going through the misery of a very rare 0-16 season in Cleveland in 2017, both of them were traded to the New England Patriots in separate trades, and it […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: How Does Domestic Dispute Hurt AB’s Trade Value?

Feb 6, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Roethlisberger Posted Fastest Average Time To Throw Stat In 2018

Feb 6, 2019

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A month ago, I passed along that data that indicated Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was the king of dink and dunk pass attempts during the 2018 NFL regular season. Today, I can pass along some more data to you from the 2018 season that helps back up that first stat up quite a bit. […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – TE Jesse James

Jan 31, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Denies Knowledge Of Brown Being Upset Over MVP Award

Jan 31, 2019

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There were a lot of dumb things about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2018 regular season. I’m not sure if many of them were dumber than the possibility of Antonio Brown being mad that his teammates voted JuJu Smith-Schuster as the team’s most valuable player for the season. It has been suggested that Brown, the 30-year-old man […]

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Ravens GM Eric DeCosta Vows To Retain Young Talent, Which Ozzie Newsome Didn’t Always Do

Jan 31, 2019

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While former Baltimore Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome was rightfully highly respected as a team builder and draft expert, he like everybody else has had his blind spots. He was as bad at drafting wide receivers as the Pittsburgh Steelers have been drafting cornerbacks. And one thing he did a lot over his tenure was […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: What Does 2019 Hold For Jerald Hawkins?

Jan 31, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Batch Believes Big Ben Is Being Treated ‘Unfairly’; Says AB Needs To ‘Tread Lightly’

Jan 31, 2019

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Even though former NFL quarterback Charlie Batch has been out of football since the 2012 season ended he still has a very good pulse on what happens with his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Batch, who now covers the Steelers during the season for KDKA-TV, was asked to weigh-in on the current situation between the […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster: ‘I Have To Get Better At Playing As An Outside Receiver’

Jan 30, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster spent most of his Wednesday answering questions in Atlanta, GA on radio row ahead of this year’s Super Bowl about what led to his team not making the playoffs of this past season and what he thinks will ultimately happen with fellow teammates, wide receiver Antonio Brown and running […]

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Smith-Schuster’s Dream World Includes Steelers Keeping Brown, Bell

Jan 30, 2019

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While Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith Schuster probably wasn’t thrilled with all of the drama two of his offensive teammates, wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell, both produced in 2018, it doesn’t mean that he wants both to leave this offseason. In a Wednesday interview with Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster: ‘I Always Wanted To Be The No. 1 Guy’

Jan 30, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a pipeline at the wide receiver position almost for as long as Head Coach Mike Tomlin has been here. Outside of a pretty significant misstep with Limas Sweed in the second round of 2008, the Steelers’ drafts over the past decade have yielded better value at the position than anybody […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster: ‘The Knee Is Great, Definitely’

Jan 30, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is having a busy Super Bowl week that’s including him making the media rounds in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday. During a Wednesday interview on Fox Sport’s ‘Undisputed,’ Smith-Schuster finally commented on the left knee that he injured during the first half of Sunday’s Pro Bowl game in Orlando, FL. […]

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KDKA Fires Employee Who Called Tom Brady A ‘Known Cheater’ In TV Graphic

Jan 30, 2019

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The hero we needed, not necessarily the one we deserved. An update from a story I’m sure you saw going around on the Interwebz earlier this week. The employee who slyly edited a chyron of Tom Brady calling him a “known” cheater” has been fired. KDKA released the following statement about the situation today. “While […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Mock Draft, Interview With Chris Hoke, Cowher Comments, Listener Emails & More

Jan 30, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 80 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about some recent news concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers and that includes recapping some Super Bowl week comments made by Bill Cowher and Jerome Bettis about the current culture of the team, […]

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All That, And Yet They Beat The Patriots – 2018 In Review

Jan 30, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers did not reach the postseason in 2018, for the first time since 2013, ending the longest streak of consecutive postseason appearances for the franchise since the mid-90s. this fate was the byproduct of two ships passing each other in the night—one, a submarine surfacing, the other on the surface slowly sinking. You […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Delaware S Nasir Adderley

Jan 30, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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The Coldest Game In Steelers History

Jan 30, 2019

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Hope you all are staying indoors today. The temps Wednesday are one of those “NOPE!” days where if you can avoid venturing outside, you do it. Today is going to be one of the coldest afternoons of the year so with that in mind, thought it was appropriate to revisit the coldest game the Pittsburgh […]

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Reminder: Keith Butler Was A Good Linebackers Coach

Jan 30, 2019

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There are some good coordinators who are just not good head coaches. There are some position coaches who never develop the global skills to excel as coordinators. And yet still, there are even head coaches who are better at that task than they are at more the specific responsibilities of a coordinator or position coach. […]

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Kozora: Senior Bowl Mock Draft

Jan 30, 2019

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Like we have for the past several years, my first mock draft of the season. One that focuses only on players who participated in last week’s Senior Bowl. Debated doing one this year because I wasn’t in Mobile but wanted to take a crack at it because hey, they’re fun to do and something to […]

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Alan Faneca: A Strong Locker Room Will ‘Transfer On The Field’

Jan 30, 2019

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers were at the height of their recent success in the mid-2000s, we probably convinced ourselves that the roster was a lot more future Hall of Fame players than will actually be the case. While a guy like Jerome Bettis is already in there, and Troy Polamalu is a given, others like […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – T Marcus Gilbert

Jan 30, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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James Conner: ‘Wasn’t My Place To Say Anything’ About Le’Veon Bell Situation

Jan 30, 2019

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While it ultimately worked out in his favor, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner was not thrilled about the situation his position group found itself in, metaphorically a headless beast with Le’Veon Bell choosing not to show up. Not to mention all of the questions that that decision on his teammate’s part thrust upon the […]

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A.J. Green Sad To See Marvin Lewis Go But Excited For ‘New Spark’ In Cincy

Jan 30, 2019

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A.J. Green is a surprisingly loyal player for the Cincinnati Bengals, though it probably helps that the organization managed to reach the postseason in his first five seasons. Eight years into his career, the only head coach he has ever known has been Marvin Lewis, and he still doesn’t know for sure who his next […]

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Munchak Explains How Family Played Big Role In Decision To Leave Steelers For Broncos

Jan 25, 2019

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New Denver Broncos offensive line coach Mike Munchak talked to the local media on Thursday and immediately the former coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach was asked to answer a question about what ultimately led to him choosing to switch NFL teams over a week ago. As expected, the Hall of Famer pointed […]

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Contextualization Of Career Explosive Play & TD Receptions Of Ohio State WR Terry McLaurin

Jan 25, 2019

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Ohio State wide receiver Terry McLaurin is reportedly having a great week at the 2019 Senior Bowl after first measuring in at 6000, 205-pounds with 9 1/8-inch hands, 32-inch arms and a 73 7/8-inch wingspan. If you’ve seen some of the video clips from the Senior Bowl practices that have already been posted this past […]

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Shaun Sarrett Says He Learned Importance Of The Details From Mike Munchak

Jan 24, 2019

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For the first time since being named as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ new offensive line coach, Shaun Sarrett spoke to the media. Sitting down with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews, Sarrett was asked what he learned from Mike Munchak after spending the last five years as his right hand man. “The one thing I will say about Coach […]

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Cameron Heyward On Antonio Brown: ‘I Think We All Want AB Here’

Jan 24, 2019

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We’re probably going to have to wait at least seven more weeks to find out if Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will be part of the 2019 team but in the meantime, several teammates of his are making it known that they’re hoping he remains with the organization for several years to come. On […]

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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Jan 24, 2019

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Welcome back to our weekly Thursday mailbag. Got some Senior Bowl coverage on right now, North team working now with the South following up in a bit, for the final practice before Saturday’s all-important game. So if you’re watching along, or have anything else on your mind, let us know in the comments below. We’ll […]

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Steelers Fifth-Year Option Decision With CB Artie Burns Should Be Easy This Offseason

Jan 24, 2019

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About this same time last year, discussions about whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers would ultimately pick up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree later in the spring were starting to heat up. It was a somewhat debatable topic based on Dupree’s performance during his first three seasons in the NFL. While there […]

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College All-Star Game Rosters Are Worth Thorough Examination By Steelers Fans

Jan 24, 2019

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The annual college all-stars will wrap up on Saturday with the 2019 Senior Bowl and if you’re big on following the Pittsburgh Steelers and the pre-draft process, hopefully you’ve been paying close attention to all of the various practice notes that have circulated the internets the last few weeks in addition to watching the games. […]

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Rooney: No One Position We Absolutely Need To Come Away With In Draft

Jan 24, 2019

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While it is true that the Pittsburgh Steelers will have more salary cap space available to them this offseason than they normally would—that’s kind of unavoidable when you have an All-Pro player choose to give back over $14 million that you’re able to carry over in to the next season—the fact remains that fan focus […]

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The Good Times: Winning Streaks, Comebacks, And Blowouts – 2018 In Review

Jan 24, 2019

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Slow start. Fast finish. That has been the Pittsburgh Steelers’ way of doing things for some time now, especially recently. They have had extended winning streaks for several years in a row now, and for the 2018 team, that streak came in the middle of the year, lasting six games. Times were good then, they […]

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Don’t Give Up On The Steelers Kick Return Game Just Yet

Jan 24, 2019

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I know what I’m about to ask if practically Mission Impossible. But hear me out, have a little faith, and maybe a beer or two (or seven). The Pittsburgh Steelers kick return game can get better. It will get better. These past two years have been fair to criticize. And as the Danny Smith Defender In Chief, it’s […]

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2019 Senior Bowl Practice Notes – Wednesday

Jan 24, 2019

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Due to inclement weather the Senior Bowl practice was moved indoors to day to the University of Southern Alabama Field House so media was unable to attend. But they did supply some notes for us and I was able to watch some of the practice film from today. Some notes the Senior Bowl provided for […]

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PFF: JuJu Smith-Schuster Ready To Be Steelers’ No. 1 Target

Jan 24, 2019

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Whether or not Antonio Brown will play for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 is going to go a long way toward shaping their season, but it will not determine whether or not they can be successful. Or at least it will not decided whether or not they have a legitimate number one wide receiver, according […]

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Rooney’s Latest Stance On Antonio Brown Not Softened But Consistent From The Start

Jan 24, 2019

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For one reason or another, we have been entreated to a number of opportunities so far this offseason to hear from Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II. More than usual for him, and significantly more than the owners of most teams will indulge in. You can make of that what you will. Rooney fielded questions […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – RB James Conner

Jan 24, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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JuJu Not Phased By Antonio Brown’s Silence: ‘He’s On Vacation Right Now’

Jan 24, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have two Pro Bowl wide receivers this year in Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, but only one of them is in Orlando right now. Brown, the veteran of nine years, was selected to the Pro Bowl outright but backed out citing injury. Smith-Schuster was his replacement for the game as the presumed […]

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Eric Weddle Now Open To Playing Elsewhere After Saying He Would Retire If Released

Jan 24, 2019

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So remember that feelgood, heartwarming Baltimore Ravens story in which longtime San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle so fell in love with the organization over the course of the past three seasons that he said if the Ravens were to release him, he would choose to retire rather than play something else? Well, […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Loss Of Munch Pressuring Steelers To Keep OL Together?

Jan 24, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Video: Florida Edge Jachai Polite Sack Compilation Highlights

Jan 24, 2019

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Florida edge rusher Jachai Polite is a player who will have a lot of eyes on him during the pre-draft process after declaring as an underclassman at the end of December. The last several weeks we’ve seen several draft analysts already tab Polite as a surefire first-round selection this year and a few even have him […]

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Rooney Says Contract Extension Talks With Roethlisberger Are Now Underway

Jan 23, 2019

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As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in the process of negotiating a contract extension for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. During a Wednesday question and answer session with fans enrolled as Steelers Nation United members, team president Art Rooney II confirmed that contract extension talks with Roethlisberger’s representation are now underway. “Ben has one more year left […]

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Rooney On Big Ben: ‘I’d Still Say He’s Close To Being In The Prime Of His Career’

Jan 23, 2019

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We have already heard from Art Rooney II about five or so separate times this offseason, perhaps in part as a response to a failed and tumultuous season that saw the Pittsburgh Steelers not only make the playoffs but draw headlines for the wrong reasons. The storyline receiving the most attention is the fact that […]

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Following JuJu, T.J. Watt Heading To Pro Bowl Is Another Wrong Righted

Jan 18, 2019

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It was announced yesterday that the Pittsburgh Steelers have earned yet another Pro Bowler for the 2018 season, with outside linebacker T.J. Watt accepting an invitation to the game as an injury replacement for Houston Texans edge defender Jadeveon Clowney. He is now their eighth player to make it this year, with JuJu Smith-Schuster previously […]

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James Harrison: Keith Butler ‘Didn’t Actually Get The Chance To Coordinate’

Jan 18, 2019

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison has had an interesting history with the media. Throughout much, if not all of his playing career, he pretty much seemed to hate the media, outside of an occasional sitdown interview in which he got to speak his mind. Since his retirement, he has spent more time with […]

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Browns Seemingly Turning Fate Over To John Dorsey

Jan 18, 2019

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Is it possible that the Cleveland Browns finally have an owner who knows what he’s doing—or rather knows when he doesn’t know what he’s doing, but that he has somebody who does? The organization has undergone major renovation not simply from just last season, but from the middle of last season, and it certainly doesn’t […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Boz Be Kicking In The Burgh In 2019?

Jan 18, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Steelers Open With 7th-Best Odds To Win Super Bowl LIV, Per Superbook USA

Jan 18, 2019

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Super Bowl LIII is still a little more than two weeks away from being played and while we still don’t know the two teams who will face-off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, odds are already surfacing for which team will ultimately win Super Bowl LIV, which will be played in 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium […]

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Foster On Pending Free Agency: ‘Pittsburgh Has Expressed That They Want Me Back’

Jan 18, 2019

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Eight weeks from now Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and it sounds like this time around he’s very likely to at least explore his market instead of re-signing immediately with the team he’s played his entire NFL career for, like he did in 2016. Foster’s free agency […]

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Rooney On Boswell’s Future: ‘I Expect We’ll Have A Competition At Our Kicking Position Next Year’

Jan 17, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II made clear early in his Wednesday interview with several members of the local media that the team’s poor kicking game played a big part in them missing the playoffs this season. “If I had to point to a couple of things that I think were problems that may […]

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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Jan 17, 2019

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Welcome back to this week’s mailbag. We’re answering whatever is on your mind for the next hour. Let’s get to it. To your questions! AB:  Hi Alex, Since he’s the hot topic: What can the Steelers realistically get for Antonio? Do you think a first round pick is in the question? Alex: I think you could […]

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Rooney Drops Subtle, Tiny Hint Steelers Might Not Tag Bell Before Deadline

Jan 17, 2019

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What will the Pittsburgh Steelers do with running back Le’Veon Bell this offseason? Will they dare franchise tag him again, and especially if it’s ruled that they have to do so at the quarterback amount? What about placing a flimsy transition tag on Bell prior to this year’s deadline, will they consider that option? It’s […]

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T.J. Watt Named To Pro Bowl As Injury Replacement

Jan 17, 2019

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T.J. Watt is headed to the Pro Bowl after all, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday afternoon. Watt will replacing Jadeveon Clowney, sitting out due to injury. T.J. Watt has been named to the 2019 #ProBowl. MORE: https://t.co/jLf5GOe3lz pic.twitter.com/ndNKJT5SBn — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 17, 2019 Watt’s breakout sophomore season was worthy of a Pro Bowl […]

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2019 Steelers Futures Report: DE Conor Sheehy

Jan 17, 2019

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As we’ve done in previous offseasons, we’re taking a look at those Pittsburgh Steelers under futures contracts for the 2019 offseason. We’ll focus this on the players who weren’t on the team’s practice squad last year, the mostly unknown players that fans don’t know much about. Today, we’re checking out defensive linemen Conor Sheehy. Conor Sheehy/DE Wisconsin […]

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Mel Kiper Jr. 2019 Mock Draft 1.0: Steelers Select Michigan LB Devin Bush

Jan 17, 2019

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I guess we can now say that the 2019 NFL mock draft season is officially underway as Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN released his first official estimated guess of how the first round will ultimately shake out in April. In his first mock draft of 2018, Kiper has the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting Michigan linebacker Devin […]

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ARII On Handling Of AB: ‘If There Are Lessons To Be Learned Here We’ll Look At That’

Jan 17, 2019

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The Rooney family has owned and operated the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1933, so I think it’s safe to say that they have had all sorts of personalities run through their locker room. They have had ministers and criminals at one time or another pass through the doors, bastions of humility and pure egotists. When you […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: NC State LB Germaine Pratt

Jan 17, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Players From Other Teams Sending Message About AB Trade: ‘We Good Over Here’

Jan 17, 2019

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Antonio Brown doesn’t feel wanted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers right now don’t feel very wanted by Brown, who isn’t even returning their phone calls. And much of the rest of the league doesn’t seem to be too sure about how they feel about him, either, at least outside of San Francisco. As discussion […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Notre Dame ILB Te’von Coney

Jan 17, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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James Harrison: Steelers Get Further From Super Bowl As Tomlin Has More Control

Jan 17, 2019

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James Harrison spent the majority of his career playing under Mike Tomlin, who isn’t all that much other than he currently is. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ all-time sack leader didn’t even get a chance to be a full-time starter until Tomlin’s first season with the team in 2007. It’s hard to say how much of his […]

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Antonio Brown Has No Intentions Of Fixing This

Jan 17, 2019

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This isn’t about blame. Not about fault. There’s enough of that to go around. All that matters is how things get fixed. Unfortunately, it’s crystal clear Antonio Brown has no intention on making it work in Pittsburgh. That leaves the Steelers with one option. Trading him. Let’s be a little fair to Brown. After all, […]

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AB Finally Shoots Back At Emmanuel Sanders, Who Responds ‘You Did This To Yourself’

Jan 17, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were longball hitters at the wide receiver position about a decade ago. Over the span of two drafts, they selected not one, not two, but three Pro Bowlers at the position in the third round or later, beginning with Mike Wallace in 2009 and then Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown a year […]

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ARII: Tomlin ‘Felt Like It Was Time To Make A Change’ At RB Coaching Position

Jan 17, 2019

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James Saxon had been the Pittsburgh Steelers’ running backs coach for the past five seasons, leading to the breakout performance by Le’Veon Bell in helping to turn him into an All-Pro. James Conner turned in a Pro Bowl season under his watch in 2018, and DeAngelo Williams was deserving of such a distinction in 2015 […]

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Antonio Brown Odds: Falcons Listed As Favorites To Land Steelers WR During Offseason

Jan 11, 2019

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Where will Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown play in 2019? After Steelers team president Art Rooney II said on Thursday that it’s currently hard to envision Brown being on the team when they report to Latrobe in late July, several analysts and fans have interpreted that as meaning Brown will definitely be traded in […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers AR2 Comments On AB, Munchak News, Ben Extension, NFL Picks, Emails & More

Jan 11, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 72 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I start things off by recapping what all Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II had to say Thursday about wide receiver Antonio Brown and his future with the team. We parse all of the quotes carefully and […]

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Daniel McCullers: Karl Dunbar ‘Relates To Us A Little Bit More’ Than John Mitchell

Jan 11, 2019

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers took a chance on ‘Big’ Daniel McCullers in the sixth round five years ago, they knew he would be a project. They described him as a project. But they also described him as “an obstruction”—what else can you call a 6’7”, 350-pounder—and that was enough for them to think they had […]

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David DeCastro Likely Skipping Pro Bowl To Skip Non-Football Questions

Jan 11, 2019

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It was announced yesterday that Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle David DeCastro withdrew from the 2019 Pro Bowl, citing injury for the reason that he would not be attending. I think it’s safe to say that he would be healthy enough to play in a game that mattered, so unless he is scheduled for some type […]

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2019 Steelers Futures Report: TE Kevin Rader

Jan 11, 2019

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As we’ve done in previous offseasons, we’re taking a look at those Pittsburgh Steelers under futures contracts for the 2019 offseason. We’ll focus this on the players who weren’t on the team’s practice squad last year, the mostly unknown players that fans don’t know much about. Today, we’re checking out tight end Kevin Rader. Kevin Rader/TE Youngstown […]

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Dulac: Teammates Were ‘Angered’ Over Possibility Of Brown Playing In Season Finale

Jan 11, 2019

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Yesterday was our first opportunity of the offseason to hear from Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II, and you can guess what topic he was asked to discuss. In conversation with Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalist Gerry Dulac, he had a lengthy talk about wide receiver Antonio Brown and his understanding of the situation as it currently […]

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Watch: The Colts Show Keith Butler How To Defend Empty

Jan 11, 2019

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All season long, I’ve discussed the Pittsburgh Steelers problems in matching up versus empty. Not that facing an empty backfield is easy for any defense, it’s not, but I’d confidently bet the Steelers are among one of the worst teams in stopping it. Check the receipts. Off the top of my head, this year alone, I dedicated […]

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What We Learned From Art Rooney II Yesterday

Jan 11, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have somehow managed to be the talk of the NFL even though they are not even playing right now, while eight other teams are. While a team that is not even participating in the postseason shouldn’t be pulling down all the headlines, that pretty much comes with the territory when you have […]

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Steelers’ Special Teams Ranked 29 By PFF

Jan 11, 2019

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Overall, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense was a very good unit in 2018. They were one of the highest-scoring teams in the NFL and posted one of the most efficient touchdown percentages in the red zone in decades in the league. They certainly put up the numbers in terms of individual skill position players as well. […]

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Art Rooney II’s ‘Hard To Envision’ Remark Hard To Frame Right Out Of Context

Jan 11, 2019

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When Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II said yesterday that it would be “hard to envision” that wide receiver Antonio Brown still being with the organization by the time training camp rolls around, it pretty much blew up all around Steelers Twitter, and through much of NFL Twitter as well. It’s huge news, of course, […]

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Carson Palmer: ‘Good Luck’ To Bengals’ Next HC Dealing With Organization

Jan 11, 2019

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Carson Palmer and Marvin Lewis spent a good deal of time together as the franchise quarterback and head coach, respectively, of the Cincinnati Bengals through the majority of the 2000s. Palmer was a very solid quarterback around whom the front office struggled to put talent, but they did have some success, reaching the postseason in […]

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2018 South Side Questions: What ‘Good Business’ Is AB Talking About?

Jan 11, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Art Rooney II Puts Ball In Brown’s Court To Open Lines Of Communication

Jan 10, 2019

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Where are we right now with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Antonio Brown? Or more specifically, where is Antonio Brown? The thing is, the Steelers don’t know where he is or what he’s up to, and that is one of the biggest problems. Brown has not been in contact with the team in any meaningful way, […]

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Foster On Report AB Threw Ball At Ben During Practice: ‘That Didn’t Happen’

Jan 10, 2019

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Will we ever really know what all transpired during the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday practice prior to their season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals that ultimately led to wide receiver Antonio Brown going AWOL for days and thus being effectively benched on game day? Probably not, but it’s sounding more and more like neither Brown nor […]

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Art Rooney II Says It’s ‘Hard To Envision’ Antonio Brown Being On Team Come Training Camp

Jan 10, 2019

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It’s starting to sound more and more like Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown might have played his last game with the organization. BREAKING: Steelers president Art Rooney II said he s not going to release Antonio Brown, but “all other options are on the table.” He would not say Steelers are going to trade […]

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Falcons To Hire Clock And Replay Assistant

Jan 10, 2019

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I know this isn’t directly Pittsburgh Steelers related. But I know you’re wishing this headline was about them. The Atlanta Falcons announced the hiring Kyle Flood, a dedicated clock and replay assistant. Flood had previously served as an assistant offensive line coach for the team. From the Falcons’ website, which explains the move.  “Flood will […]

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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Jan 10, 2019

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Welcome back to the mailbag. As always, we’re here for the next hour to answer whatever is on your mind. To your questions! AB:  Alex, Talk me off the ledge here if Butler is staying. Do you think Tomlin takes over more of the play calling (don’t think he’s suited for that either really). Do […]

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Corry Projects What A New Roethlisberger Contract Extension Might Look Like

Jan 10, 2019

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We’re now roughly 9 weeks away from the start of the 2019 NFL league year and with that, there’s a good chance that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will sign another contract extension by the middle of March as his current deal only runs through the 2019 season. On Wednesday, former NFL agent Joel Corry […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Backs Out Of Pro Bowl Due To Injury

Jan 10, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro won’t be playing in this year’s Pro Bowl as he has now backed out of the annual NFL All-Star game, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. DeCastro is being replaced on the AFC Pro Bowl roster by Cleveland Browns guard Joel Bitonio. DeCastro is reportedly backing […]

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Steelers’ Front Seven Ranked 14 By PFF

Jan 10, 2019

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Depending on what happens with Antonio Brown over the course of the next two months, I don’t think that the Pittsburgh Steelers face a bigger question about their on-field performance than whether or not they have a front seven that is capable of closing games—something that they did not display, or at least often enough, […]

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2018 NFL Wildcard Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Jan 4, 2019

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Happy Friday to yinz and welcome to the first NFL playoff weekend of the 2018 season. Happy New Year as well and I hope your 2019 is off to a great start. Unfortunately, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 New Year isn’t off to a great start as they aren’t in the playoffs this year and that’s really […]

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Steelers Sign LB Tegray Scales, WR Diontae Spencer To Reserve/Future Contracts

Jan 4, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced two more early offseason signings on Friday as linebacker Tegray Scales and wide receiver Diontae Spencer were both signed to Reserve/Future contracts. We have signed LB Tegray Scales and WR Diontae Spencer to Reserve/Future contracts. pic.twitter.com/2fxzXJI1bf — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 4, 2019 Scales, who played his college football at Indiana, was […]

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Schefter: ‘There’s The Overwhelming Sense’ The Steelers Will Trade Antonio Brown

Jan 4, 2019

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The real reason or reasons why Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown decided to go AWOL last week are still unknown but him doing so has led to many believing that the organization will now move on from him via an offseason. Adam Schefter of ESPN was a guest on “The Rich Eisen Show” on […]

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Voted Second-Team AP All-Pro For 2018

Jan 4, 2019

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The Associated Press announced their annual All-Pro team for the 2018 NFL season on Friday and no players from the Pittsburgh Steelers received first-team designations. Center Maurkice Pouncey, however, was voted a second-team All-Pro for 2018. Pouncey started and played in all 16 of the Steelers regular season games in 2018. Previously, Pouncey, the Steelers […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Free Agents, AB Saga, Signings, Faneca HOF, Playoff Picks & More

Jan 4, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 69 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I start things on a positive note with a discussion about former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Alan Faneca once again being voted a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist on Thursday. We talk about Faneca’s chances of […]

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Cris Carter: How Tomlin Handles AB Situation Will Determine His Future

Jan 4, 2019

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It never is easy for the Pittsburgh Steelers lately, as there is always some ongoing drama yet to unfold. The current drama, as you all well know, concerns wide receiver Antonio Brown and his going AWOL over the weekend, which led to his being inactive in the team’s critical Week 17 game, which they barely […]

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Steelers Fire OLBs Coach Joey Porter

Jan 4, 2019

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In the first of possibly several coaching changes this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have dumped OLBs coach Joey Porter. Officially, the team is announcing it as a non-renewal of Porter’s contract. Head Coach Mike Tomlin statement on Joey Porter: https://t.co/FjgxNQqubS pic.twitter.com/xu09ViHg3L — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 4, 2019 Porter was hired in 2014 as a […]

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Ryan Switzer Posts Photo Announcing Offseason Surgery

Jan 4, 2019

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Offseason surgeries are commonplace around the NFL and the Pittsburgh Steelers are no exception. Earlier today, wide receiver Ryan Switzer posted a photo to Instagram announcing an unknown surgery. #Steelers WR @Switz has had surgery pic.twitter.com/RhQJ9MTLXQ — Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) January 4, 2019 It’s unknown what the exact nature of the surgery is. Switzer suffered […]

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Villanueva Calls Munchak ‘The Most Special Football Person I’ve Ever Met’

Jan 4, 2019

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It didn’t take very long for Alejandro Villanueva to become one of the most respected players in the locker room. Hell, he pretty much became that as soon as he was signed to the practice squad in 2014 as a defensive end and moved to offensive tackle. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ blindside protector is now a […]

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Ramon Foster: ‘I Don’t Know If Any Other Coach’ Could Handle Steelers’ Locker Room

Jan 4, 2019

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It’s become an all too obvious and frequent occurrence that the biggest stories coming out of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room in recent years have had less to do with football and more with interpersonal drama. Many, many people from all avenues are placing this issue at the feet of Head Coach Mike Tomlin. According […]

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2019 Steelers Futures Report: WR Ka’Raun White

Jan 4, 2019

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As we’ve done in previous offseasons, we’re taking a look at those Pittsburgh Steelers under futures contracts for the 2019 offseason. We’ll focus this on the players who weren’t on the team’s practice squad last year, the mostly unknown players that fans don’t know much about. First up is one player the team signed yesterday. Wide receiver […]

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Bud Dupree: People Don’t Know ‘How Great Of A Coach’ Keith Butler Is

Jan 4, 2019

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Get ready for this one. One of the least popular players on the roster is going to bat for one of the least popular coaches on the roster. I already know that the comments section is going to be a veritable dumpster fire. You already know what this is going to be about because you […]

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Watch: The Steelers Finally Bust Out The 3-3-5

Jan 4, 2019

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For the final time coming off a regular season game, we’re breaking down the tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 16-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. Wanted to end it on an interesting note for 2019. Many people have asked for it before and finally got it. Keith Butler busted out a heavy use […]

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James Harrison Defends Chat With AB: ‘Brothers Shoot The S***!’

Jan 4, 2019

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It sure has been an adventurous week for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown considering that he didn’t even play—though I suppose that was a part of the adventure. The evidently insubordinate All-Pro recently chummed it up with another former insubordinate in James Harrison after going AWOL over the weekend, prompting Head Coach Mike Tomlin’s […]

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Steelers Vs Bengals Missed Tackles Report

Jan 4, 2019

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Things didn’t go the Pittsburgh Steelers way following the Week 17 16-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, as the Baltimore Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns 26-24 to clinch the AFC North and head to the AFC playoffs. After that, things have taken a dramatic turn as the Antonio Brown saga has taken a turn few […]

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Coty Sensabuagh On Wanting To Stay In Pittsburgh: We Have ‘Unfinished Business’

Jan 4, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Coty Sensabaugh opened his seventh season in the NFL serving as a healthy scratch. He ended it as a full-time starter. Often viewed as an afterthought and even a possible roster cut, the veteran played an important role in the secondary during the 2018 season when the team needed to make a […]

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Jesse James Admits Love For Steelers Will Weigh In On His Free Agency Plans

Jan 4, 2019

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He may not be a household name, but Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James has become a relatively important part of the team’s offense. While he is not replaceable, he has proven himself to be a good number two tight end and is coming off of his most consistent season in spite of the fact […]

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Lamar Jackson Set To Become Youngest QB To Start Playoff Game

Jan 4, 2019

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When the Baltimore Ravens host the Los Angeles Chargers this weekend, some history will be made, as rookie Lamar Jackson will become the youngest quarterback to ever start a playoff game. The first-round draft pick, whose birthday is on Monday, will be the first player to ever start a postseason game at the quarterback position […]

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2018 South Side Questions: How Should WR Position Be Addressed If AB Is Dealt?

Jan 4, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Former Steelers G Alan Faneca Named A Pro Football Hall Of Fame Finalist Again

Jan 4, 2019

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Will 2019 finally be the year that former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Alan Faneca makes it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Congratulations to @afan66 who is a #PFHOF19 Finalist! – 9X Pro Bowls– 2000s All-Decade Team– Helped his team secure 11 top 10 rankings in run offense during his 13 seasons in the @NFL […]

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New Steelers K Matt McCrane Not Looking Past Next Kick Attempt

Dec 29, 2018

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A few weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers brought then-free agent kickers Matt McCrane and Kai Forbath in for tryouts and while neither was signed due to the team ultimately deciding to stick with kicker Chris Boswell, the former was signed on Friday to replace the injured Boswell. McCrane, who kicked earlier this season for the […]

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2018 NFL Week 17: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Dec 28, 2018

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Happy Friday once again and welcome to the final week of the 2018 NFL regular season. As all of yinz should know by now, the Pittsburgh Steelers have a slim chance at making the playoffs on Sunday. While there are a few scenarios that would get the Steelers into the postseason tournament, the most likely […]

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Report: Steelers Recently Brought In Former Pitt QB Max Browne, 3 Others For Tryouts

Dec 28, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will soon be signing several players to futures contracts for 2019 and last week they reportedly brought in a few free agents that might be worth keeping an eye on. According to NFL insider Howard Balzer on Twitter, the Steelers reported that quarterback Max Browne, linebacker Sam Eguavoen, edge-rusher Avery Ellis and wide […]

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Bengals Friday Injury Report Week 17: Boyd, Burfict, Kirkpatrick All Ruled Out For Sunday

Dec 28, 2018

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The Cincinnati Bengals have now released what will likely be their final injury report of Week 17 as well as the 2018 season and the Friday offering includes quite a few interesting updates. For starters, the Bengals placed wide receiver Tyler Boyd (knee), linebacker Jordan Evans (ankle), and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (shoulder) all on the […]

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Steelers Friday Injury Report Week 17: Williams Doubtful; Conner, Davis, Brown All Questionable

Dec 28, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what might be their final injury report of Week 17 and the 2018 season ahead of their Sunday home game against the Cincinnati Bengals and the Friday offering shows that three players will enter the weekend as questionable with one other listed as doubtful. Despite both practicing fully on […]

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Mike Tomlin Explains Decision To Place K Chris Boswell On IR

Dec 28, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers placed kicker Chris Boswell on the team’s Reserve/Injured list Friday morning with an unspecified injury and signed free agent kicker Matt McCrane to the 53-man roster to take his place. At the conclusion of the team’s Friday practice, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin shed a little light on why the Boswell was […]

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Report: Steelers WR Antonio Brown Getting Friday Tests Done On Injured Knee

Dec 28, 2018

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Will the Pittsburgh Steelers have wide receiver Antonio Brown for their regular season finale at Heinz Field against the Cincinnati Bengals? It’s really hard to say at this point but head coach Mike Tomlin did somewhat about his status at the conclusion of the team’s Friday practice. Tomlin reportedly told the media on Friday that […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Bengals Preview, Boswell To IR, Butler Gaffe, Team MVP, Weekly Picks & More

Dec 28, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 66 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers placing kicker Chris Boswell on the team’s Reserve/Injured list on Friday morning and what that might mean for his future moving forward. We also talk briefly about […]

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2018 Week 16 Offensive Charting Notes

Dec 28, 2018

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Last week was a nice respite, getting the opportunity to write about something other than a loss, but we find ourselves back in familiar territory heading into the season finale after the Pittsburgh Steelers blew yet another late lead, this time against the New Orleans Saints. Once again, it was paired with a failed comeback […]

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Fichtner: ‘The Jury Would Still Be Out’ On Joshua Dobbs

Dec 28, 2018

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One of the biggest roster decisions that the Pittsburgh Steelers had to make this year was over who was going to be their number two quarterback. After drafting a player at the position in the third round—the highest they had drafted a quarterback since taking Ben Roethlisberger 11th overall in 2004—they had three options at […]

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NFL Draft Prospects – 2018 Bowl Game Preview: December 28th

Dec 28, 2018

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Another jam-packed day of NCAA football as many top prospects will take the field throughout the day. Auburn will have a few significant defensive prospects to keep an eye on. When it comes to skill players, look no further than the offenses of West Virginia and Iowa State, who bolsters a first round running back […]

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Chris Boswell Placed On IR; Steelers Sign K Matt McCrane

Dec 28, 2018

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If the Pittsburgh Steelers make the playoffs, it’ll be without Chris Boswell. The Steelers have placed him on injured reserve today, signing kicker Matt McCrane to take his place. We have signed K Matt McCrane to our 53-man roster, and have placed K Chris Boswell on the Reserve/Injured List. MORE: https://t.co/esKe9l5lPs pic.twitter.com/dge9K12qPl — Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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PFF Explores T.J. Watt’s Emerging Counter Rushes As He Picks Up Pressure Pace

Dec 28, 2018

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The development of second-year outside linebacker T.J. Watt has been an interesting one to watch, even over the course of the season. He far outpaces anybody else on the team with his 12 sacks, but even though he only has had two of them in his past five games, he has been playing at arguably […]

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Scouting Report: Bengals Defense Struggling To The Finish Line

Dec 28, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, let’s check out the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense. Alex’s […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster A Right Choice For Team MVP

Dec 28, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday voted on who their Most Valuable Player of the year would be, and second-year wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was picked for the honor by his teammates. Many in the local and even some in the national media chose to make a stink about how quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was overlooked for the […]

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Scouting Report: Bengals Offense More Mobile With New QB

Dec 28, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. For the final time this regular season, let’s revisit […]

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Fichter Calls 5WR Set ‘A Change-Up’ To Get Other Positions Rest

Dec 28, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers made the decision following Justin Hunter’s injury to start the practice window clock for fourth-year wide receiver Eli Rogers. He was activated to the 53-man roster from the PUP List two weeks ago tomorrow, and since then, offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and the rest of the decision-makers have taken it upon themselves […]

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Keith Butler Says Tyler Eifert Will ‘Be A Problem For Us To Cover’ (Eifert Is On Injured Reserve)

Dec 28, 2018

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Keith Butler says Tyler Eifert will be a challenge for the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday. I have good news for Butler. Eifert is on injured reserve with a broken ankle. Challenge accepted. It’s another frustrating moment for the Steelers’ defensive coordinator, who made the comments in his sitdown with Bob Labriola on this week’s Coordinator’s Corner (Ed […]

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Keith Butler Sees More Competitive Defense Down Stretch Despite Losses

Dec 28, 2018

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There aren’t a lot of ways this season, statistically, in which you can argue that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense this year is better than the group that they had a year ago. They may have done a better job of keeping a lid on the deep passing game, but the lack of turnovers, the points […]

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Fichtner: Jaylen Samuels ‘No Doubt’ Has Earned Role In Offense When Conner Returns

Dec 28, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to get running back James Conner back on the field for their final game of the season, an absolute must-win if their goal is to reach the playoffs. the second-year player has missed the past three games with a high ankle sprain, and the Steelers have lost two of those […]

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John Harbaugh To Remain Head Coach Of Ravens Past 2018 Season

Dec 22, 2018

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The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday evening that not only will John Harbaugh remain the team’s head coach past this season, he’ll also likely receive a contract extension in the near future. Statement from the Baltimore Ravens: pic.twitter.com/NSog0QWx1P — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 21, 2018 Harbaugh, who has been the Ravens head coach since 2008, currently […]

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2018 NFL Week 16: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Dec 21, 2018

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Happy Friday to yinz and I hope the holiday season has gone well for all. Welcome to Week 16 of the 2018 NFL regular season as well. The 8-5-1 Pittsburgh Steelers will play the 12-2 New Orleans Saints on the road Sunday and that will certainly be a tough test for the team and maybe […]

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Saints Friday Injury Report Week 16: T Jermon Bushrod Only Player Ruled Out

Dec 21, 2018

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The New Orleans Saints third and likely final injury report of Week 16 ahead of their Sunday home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is now out and the Friday offering shows that just one player has been ruled out for that contest. Failing to practice again on Friday for the Saints was left tackle Jermon […]

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Heyward On Jordan’s Dissing Of Big Ben: ‘You Better Be Ready For That Monster Coming In Your House’

Dec 21, 2018

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New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan made it known in a locker room interview this week that he questions the Hall of Fame credentials of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in addition to saying he doesn’t consider him one of the top-5 players at his position in this era. Those comments created quite a […]

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Jaylen Samuels Named NFL’s Rookie Of The Week

Dec 21, 2018

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels has been named Week 15’s Pepsi Rookie of the Week for his outstanding performance against the New England Patriots last Sunday. Congratulations @JaySam1k! #ROTW pic.twitter.com/Enkbzbg1Ud — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 21, 2018 Samuels rushed 19 times for 142 yards in the critical victory, both career highs for him in […]

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Steelers Friday Injury Report Week 16: Conner Ruled Out; JuJu Questionable

Dec 21, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what is likely to be their final injury report of Week 16 ahead of their Sunday road game against the New Orleans Saints and the Friday offering shows that one player has been ruled out for that contest and another one entering the weekend as questionable. After failing to practice again on Friday, […]

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NFL Draft Prospects – 2018 Bowl Game Preview: December 21st

Dec 21, 2018

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A couple of very interesting bowl games are scheduled for December 21. First up is the Bahamas Bowl which will see Florida International take on Toledo. The only thing better than bowl season is a trip to Bahamas and thankfully the Bahamas Bowl combines the two. Later in the day, the most interestingly named Bowl […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Saints Preview, Jordan Comments on Ben, Weekly Picks & More

Dec 21, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 64 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the comments made recently by New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger not being top-5 at his position and question his Hall of Fame […]

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Film Room: 6 Plays That Sabotaged Steelers’ Day On Offense

Dec 21, 2018

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Though it’s somewhat on the lower end for them this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to put up 376 yards of offense on the New England Patriots on Sunday, their most in the past three games. Though their net passing was at a season-low of just 218, they rushed for 158 yards, their third-highest of […]

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Film Room: Steelers Make Good Use Of 5WR Set

Dec 21, 2018

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You heard Ben Roethlisberger talk about it earlier this week. Offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner mentioned it as well. The Pittsburgh Steelers unleashed a five-receiver package on Sunday against the New England Patriots that was pretty much non-existent in the offense for many years. Coinciding with the return of Eli Rogers, the Steelers ended up playing […]

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Fichtner: Steelers Weren’t ‘Scared Of The Unknown’ With Jaylen Samuels

Dec 21, 2018

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It looks like there’s a pretty good chance that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be starting rookie running back Jaylen Samuels for the third consecutive week as James Conner continues to be held back with a high ankle sprain. The team has more confidence in him heading into this one, however, after the broke free for […]

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Scouting Report: Saints Defense Riding A Hot Streak

Dec 21, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, we’re taking a look at the New Orleans […]

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Keith Butler Explains How Teams Have Limited Saints Offense In Recent Weeks

Dec 21, 2018

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The New Orleans Saints have lost just one game since the season opener, in which the defense let up and allowed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to score 48 points on them, in spite of Drew Brees and crew’s 40, which should be enough to win well over 95 percent of games played. Prior to three […]

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Scouting Report: Saints Offense Will Find Comfort (And Points) At Home

Dec 21, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, we’re checking out the New Orleans Saints’ offense. […]

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Fichtner: James Washington Playing, Practicing With More Confidence

Dec 21, 2018

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You probably noticed that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster crept up on the injury report yesterday, limited in practice for the day with a groin injury. While his teammates said that they believe he will be fine, it’s still not what you want to see, whether heading into a big game like they are […]

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Sean Payton Wary Of Steelers’ Empty Sets On Offense

Dec 21, 2018

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While the introduction of the five-wide receiver package, which the Pittsburgh Steelers used somewhat extensively on Sunday, is relatively new—they had only used it on one other snap this season, and possibly had never used it under Todd Haley—the five-wide look, with all eligible targets lined up in receiving positions at the line of scrimmage, […]

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Jaylen Samuels: ‘I Definitely See Myself As A True Running Back Now’

Dec 21, 2018

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The first time that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Jaylen Samuels said that he ever truly felt as though he were a player with a position was when he worked at the Senior Bowl with the running back group. When the Steelers drafted him in the fifth round, he was listed as a tight end on many […]

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Dre Kirkpatrick Defends Marvin Lewis Amid 3rd Straight Losing Season

Dec 21, 2018

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The Cincinnati Bengals started off the season looking as though they were back following a two-year slump, posting losing records and missing the playoffs. They were 4-1 to kick things off, but have gone just 2-7 since then, sitting at 6-8 on the year and already eliminated from the postseason. And they likely will not […]

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2018 South Side Questions: How Many Wins Will AFC North Champ Have?

Dec 21, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Danny Smith Has ‘Full’ Confidence In Chris Boswell

Dec 20, 2018

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Danny Smith has total confidence in Chris Boswell. And he’ll make sure to let you know about it. A very excited Smith sat down with Bob Labriola in this week’s Coordinator’s Corner to talk about why he does. “You take a situation two years ago with this kid,” a jubilant Smith said via Steelers.com, “he did a […]

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Steelers Conner, Brown Finish As Top 10 Pro Bowl Fan Vote-Getters

Dec 14, 2018

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Now that the fan portion of Pro Bowl voting has concluded on Thursday, the 2019 Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Tuesday, December 18 live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed” at 8:00 PM ET. Judging by the results of the fan portion of the voting, several […]

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NFL Draft Prospects – 2018 Bowl Game Preview: December 15th

Dec 14, 2018

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Ladies and gentlemen, it is officially that time of year again – Bowl season. As the holidays approach, bowl season essentially makes sure that none of us can go a day, let alone a second without football. Many players will be playing their hearts out, not just to represent their school but also because the […]

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2018 NFL Week 15: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Dec 14, 2018

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Happy Friday to all of yinz and welcome to Week 15. The annual college bowl season gets underway on Saturday and as usual, we’ll have small previews of each and every game as we slowly start shifting some of our site focus to players that are likely to be selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. […]

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Report: Martavis Bryant Suspended Indefinitely

Dec 14, 2018

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Foemer Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL after losing his appeal. That news comes via Michael Gehlken. Raiders WR Martavis Bryant has been suspended indefinitely by NFL. He lost his appeal. Club feared outcome for months. It arrives with Bryant on injured reserve for knee ailment. — Michael […]

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Patriots Friday Injury Report Week 15: Clean Sheet Entering Weekend

Dec 14, 2018

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The New England Patriots have now released what is likely to be their final injury report of Week 15 ahead of their Sunday road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Friday offering shows that zero players received game status designations for that contest. The only two players listed on the Patriots injury report this […]

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Tomlin Explains Reason Why Boswell Will Remain Steelers Kicker This Sunday

Dec 14, 2018

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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed the obvious on Friday and that’s that Chris Boswell will remain the team’s kicker through at least this coming Sunday’s home game against the New England Patriots. At the conclusion of Friday’s practice, Tomlin explained what all transpired this past week at the kicker position and why the […]

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Steelers Friday Injury Report Week 15: Gilbert Ruled Out; Conner, Switzer Both Questionable

Dec 14, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what is likely to be their final injury report of Week 15 ahead of their Sunday home game against the New England Patriots and the Friday offering shows two players as being questionable for that contest with one other being officially ruled out. After failing to practice again on Friday, tackle Marcus Gilbert (knee) is […]

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Steelers QB, OC Not Worried About Silly Official Run/Pass Ratios

Dec 14, 2018

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During the Pittsburgh Steelers last four games the team’s offense has not only run the football poorly, the amount of runs has also been lacking. Because of that, there”s been a big push from media members who obviously only scout box scores as opposed to watching tape to partly blame the Steelers recent three-game losing […]

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2018 Week 14 Offensive Charting Notes

Dec 14, 2018

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You know, I’m starting to get pretty tired of writing these articles about the offense following losses. Had a good six weeks in a row talking about wins, but now three consecutive weeks of documenting the minutiae of losing efforts is starting to get old. Let’s hope that Sunday is a time for change in […]

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Bill Belichick Compares AB And JuJu To Swann And Stallworth

Dec 14, 2018

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Comparing Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster to Lynn Swann and John Stallworth might feel like too high praise initially. But to Bill Belichick, it’s more than warranted. Belichick, via the Patriots’ website, said it’s fair to compare the current Steelers’ duo to the 70s legends. “They gotta be as good,” Belichick said. “These guys just […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Patriots Preview, Boswell Status, Coaching Help, NFL Picks & More

Dec 14, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 61 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking some about the Thursday night game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs and which team we’d want to face the least during the playoffs. The Pittsburgh Steelers will […]

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Film Room: JuJu Stands Tall For Steelers Offense That Didn’t Have Much Else

Dec 14, 2018

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Including penalty snaps, JuJu Smith-Schuster was targeted 13 times on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver caught eight of those passes, and the majority of the ones that were incomplete were defended by a Raider, either at the catch point or in front of the target. Smith-Schuster has battled some inconsistency […]

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Film Room: Burnett’s Struggles May Have Team Seeking Change For Dime

Dec 14, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Morgan Burnett in the offseason thinking that, at least provided he was healthy, he would provide a stable and reliable presence for a secondary in need of just that. Injuries spoiled his opportunity to be that stable player in the starting lineup, but his performance is raising questions about his ability […]

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Stevan Ridley Taking Patriots Game Personally After Casting Him Aside Due To Knee Injury

Dec 14, 2018

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Stevan Ridley has spent most of the season watching from the sidelines, rarely even seeing any carries, but an injury to James Conner is giving the third-string running back more opportunities to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers. And he is hoping to see a lot of work on Sunday against the New England Patriots, against […]

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Scouting Report: Patriots Defense Knows How To Contain Antonio Brown

Dec 14, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, we’re here to breakdown the New England Patriots’ […]

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Chris Boswell: ‘We Took A Step In The Right Direction’ Yesterday

Dec 14, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are taking some heat this week for the manner in which they are handling their situation at kicker, with fourth-year veteran Chris Boswell having struggled significantly to perform in 2018 after receiving a near top-dollar contract for his position coming off a season in which he made the Pro Bowl. The team […]

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Scouting Report: Patriots Offense As Versatile As Ever

Dec 14, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, we’re breaking down the New England Patriots’ offense. […]

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Ramon Foster Looking On Bright Side Of Losing Streak

Dec 14, 2018

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Leave it to a former undrafted free agent to be able to look on the bright side of a three-game losing streak for a team that at least still controls its own destiny in terms of making the playoffs. Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster told reporters yesterday that “I think what’s happened in this three-game […]

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Watch: Josh Dobbs Struggles In First Extensive Game Action

Dec 14, 2018

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Wanted to do another talk to the tape video for the week, focusing on Josh Dobbs and his struggles in action Sunday afternoon. At this level, the difference between success and failure is razor thin and two of the three plays we look at show that. As always, let us know your thoughts in the […]

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Still On PUP List, Eli Rogers Worked With 1st-Team Offense

Dec 14, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers lost one wide receiver for the season a week ago after Justin Hunter suffered a torn labrum, leaving them with five on the 53-man roster, including Darrius Heyward-Bey. Heyward-Bey is scarcely used on offense and is primarily featured as a top performer on a number of special teams units. It’s possible that […]

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Antonio Brown: Pressure No Excuse For Sunday’s Matchup

Dec 8, 2018

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Yes, the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost two games in a row. Yes, there’s some injuries, notably without James Conner this Sunday as they travel to take on the Oakland Raiders. But no, it’s not an excuse. Not to Antonio Brown, at least. Brown pushed back on the notion that injuries and location could hold this […]

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Raiders Friday Injury Report Week 14: Six Players End Week As Questionable

Dec 7, 2018

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The Oakland Raiders have now released what is likely to be their final injury report of Week 14 ahead of their Sunday home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Friday offering shows that six players are questionable for that contest Not practicing for the Raiders on Friday and ending the week listed as questionable […]

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2018 NFL Week 14: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Dec 7, 2018

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Happy Friday to all of yinz and welcome to Week 14. Where has the time gone? This season really seems to have flown by and after the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road game against the Oakland Raiders the team will have just three regular season games left with two of them being home games. Their other […]

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Consistency, Health Quietly Fueling Vance McDonald To Career Year

Dec 7, 2018

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This season has been an emotional roller coaster for the Pittsburgh Steelers. There have been ups, downs, and everything in between as the Steelers have done their best impression of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, playing poorly to open the year before hitting their stride with a six game win streak and now back on […]

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Steelers Friday Injury Report Week 14: Gilbert, Conner Ruled Out; Chickillo, Burnett Questionable

Dec 7, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what is likely to be their final injury report of Week 14 ahead of their Sunday road game against the Oakland Raiders and the Friday offering, as expected, shows that two players have been ruled out for that contest. After failing to practice again on Friday, running back James […]

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Given The Circumstances, Steelers Pleased With Terrell Edmunds’ Performance

Dec 7, 2018

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Terrell Edmunds wasn’t supposed to play 907 snaps. That wasn’t the plan for the entire season, let alone through the first three-quarters of the season. But with Morgan Burnett rarely healthy this year, the Pittsburgh Steelers were left no other choice. And so Edmunds saw his snap count balloon up. All things considered, Keith Butler […]

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2018 Week 13 Offensive Charting Notes

Dec 7, 2018

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It’s a new week, but the same circumstances, covering the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive charting date following a loss. It’s only two weeks in a row, but it’s becoming a bit too familiar, so hopefully that changes in my next column on this topic a week from now. Personnel groupings: 01: 2/68 (2.9%) 11: 51/68 (75%) […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Coordinator Comments, Injury Report, Raiders Preview, Weekly Picks & More

Dec 7, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 58 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking quickly about the Tennessee Titans Thursday night win over the Jacksonville Jaguars to kickoff week 14 of the 2018 regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report had as few new […]

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2018 Week 13 Dropped Passes Report

Dec 7, 2018

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I’ve got to be honest, I was liking these dropped passes reports better when I had nothing to cover. Last week we had five different plays to evaluate, though not all of them were drops. From Sunday’s game, I identified three passes for the Pittsburgh Steelers I felt were worth closer inspection, though I only […]

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Film Room: Derwin James Helped Keep Game In Hand In 1st Half

Dec 7, 2018

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Sometimes a player on the opposing side of the football has a big enough impact on the game that you want to take a deeper look at how he did. I only do this maybe once or twice a year, but today I’m going to be looking at Los Angeles Chargers defensive back Derwin James […]

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Randy Fichtner ‘Excited’ To See More Of Samuels, Wishes Other RBs Would Have Played More

Dec 7, 2018

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For the first time in a long time in a regular season game that actually matters, the Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into Sunday’s showdown with the Oakland Raiders without a featured running back with James Conner out. Even when Le’Veon Bell was injured, the team had DeAngelo Williams to step in, and he had a […]

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Scouting Report: Raiders Defense Struggling Everywhere

Dec 7, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, we’re here to check out the Oakland Raiders. […]

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Big Ben On Confidence In Run Game: ‘We’ve Still Got Our Linemen’

Dec 7, 2018

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Football is not a game in which things go exactly as planned very frequently. The Pittsburgh Steelers planned to have a running attack spearheaded by Le’Veon Bell this season, but he chose not to play on a one-year contract. His backup, James Conner, was the contingency plan, but with his success came new expectations. Now […]

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Scouting Report: Raiders Offense Has Sleepers At Running Back, Wide Receiver

Dec 7, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, we’re breaking down what you should expect from […]

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Butler Admits Steelers Assumed A Run On Late 3rd-Down Conversion Against Bostic

Dec 7, 2018

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It’s probably fair to say that things could have gone better for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. While the officials unfortunately played a much bigger role in that than they ever should, there is certainly blame to spread around elsewhere. Some of that blame goes to the coaching staff, and […]

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Gruden Calls AB ‘Hardest-Working Player I’ve Ever Seen Practice’

Dec 7, 2018

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It’s not exactly rare to find somebody praising Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown’s abilities on the field or his dedication to the game of football. After all, it comes with the territory when you are one of the best players in the game, regardless of position. People are going to take notice of you […]

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Fichtner Invokes Limas Sweed To Explain Washington’s Benching Sunday

Dec 7, 2018

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If you’re a young wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers—especially one that was drafted in the second round—you never want to be cause for one of your coaches to invoke the name of Limas Sweed. But that is what offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner did yesterday in talking about rookie James Washington, who was a healthy […]

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Don’t Be Surprised To See Mike McCarthy In Cleveland

Dec 7, 2018

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Mike McCarthy posted a 125-77-2 record during his 13 seasons as head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 2006 through the middle of the 2018 season, but the team chose to make him available earlier. That is, they fired him. The Cleveland Browns happen to be another team that fired their head coach mid-stream […]

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2018 South Side Questions: Will Gilbert Play In Postseason?

Dec 7, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Jaguars Vs. Titans Week 14 Thursday Night Game Open Discussion Thread

Dec 7, 2018

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Week 14 of the 2018 NFL regular season will is now underway with a game between the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8) and the Tennessee Titans (6-6) and as usual, I look forward to sitting back and watching it. The Jaguars enter this game fresh off of shutting out the Indianapolis Colts 6-0 this past Sunday at home. It was just their […]

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2018 NFL Week 13: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Nov 30, 2018

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Happy Friday to yinz and welcome to Week 13 of the 2018 NFL regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday night in what figures to be a very good test for the home team. It figures to be the first of three very tough games remaining on the Steelers schedule. […]

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Antonio Brown Not Bothered By Ben Roethlisberger’s Criticism

Nov 30, 2018

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James Washington wasn’t the only wide receiver Ben Roethlisberger critiqued this week. While that generated the biggest headlines, Roethlisberger also referred to Antonio Brown and the game-ending interception, saying AB didn’t run his route correctly. Friday, Brown told reporters he had no issue with anything Roethlisberger said. “Ben’s my guy. I love him,” he said […]

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Chargers Friday Injury Report Week 13: Gordon, Mebane Ruled Out, Two Others Questionable

Nov 30, 2018

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The Los Angeles Chargers have now released what will likely be their final injury report of Week 13 ahead of their Sunday night road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and their Friday offering shows that two players have officially been ruled out for that contest while two others are listed as questionable. After failing to practice again on Friday, […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie S Marcus Allen Expected To Make Debut Sunday Night

Nov 30, 2018

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With Pittsburgh Steelers veteran safety Morgan Burnett now officially listed as doubtful for the team’s Sunday night game against the Los Angeles Chargers with a back injury, the team is expected to dress and play rookie safety Marcus Allen for the first time this season, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Allen, who […]

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Steelers Friday Injury Report Week 13: Gilbert Out For Chargers Game; Burnett Doubtful

Nov 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what will likely be their final injury report of Week 13 ahead of their Sunday night home game against the Los Angeles Chargers and the Friday offering shows that one player has officially been ruled out for that contest while another is listed as doubtful. Not practicing again on […]

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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Nov 30, 2018

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Special edition of the mailbag for you this afternoon. Since Disqus went down yesterday right as we started our normal Thursday Fireside Chat, we’re back again for an hour to answer anything I might have missed. As always, leave your comments below. Have a great weekend, Steelers’ Nation. To your questions! Elyas Correa Nogueira: Alex, do […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Chargers Preview, Injury Report, Week 13 NFL Picks & More

Nov 30, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 55 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking a little about the Thursday night game between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys that the latter won 13-10. we discuss how the saints loss all but guarantees that there […]

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Film Room: Okorafor’s 1st Start Not Without Issue

Nov 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had the unenviable task of preparing to play against Von Miller while starting their fifth option at tackle to start the season, behind Alejandro Villanueva and Marcus Gilbert, Jerald Hawkins and Matt Feiler. Rookie Chukwuma Okorafor got the nod, and they provided him with a lot of help that resulted in a […]

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Big Ben, Rivers Bring History, December Success Into Sunday Matchup

Nov 30, 2018

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Chargers Philip RiversSunday’s game at Heinz Field will see two of the most prolific quarterbacks in NFL history square off as Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers play host to Philip Rivers and his Los Angeles Chargers. The two 2004 first-round draft choices have led their teams to records of 7-3-1 and 8-3 to date, respectively, both […]

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Fichtner Praises JuJu’s Intelligence, But Says He’s Doing What They Expected From Him

Nov 30, 2018

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of the past couple of weeks, and understandably so as the 22-year-old has recorded 100-yard games in back-to-back weeks. He just became the first player not named Antonio Brown to record a 1000-yard season for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2011. The most notable development in that span of time is the fact that the Steelers […]

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Torn Pectoral Muscle Could Sideline Steelers OLB Bud Dupree Sunday Night

Nov 30, 2018

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A torn left pectoral muscle suffered during the team’s Sunday road loss to the Denver Broncos might prevent Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree from playing Sunday night at home against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to PennLive.com. Dupree, who was listed as a limited practice participant on Thursday after sitting out the team’s Wednesday session, […]

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Scouting Report: Chargers Defense Offers Serious Playmakers

Nov 30, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, we’re taking a long look at the Los […]

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Butler On Terrell Edmunds: ‘You Hope He Doesn’t’ See Drop-Off From Overexposure

Nov 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Terrell Edmunds in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft with the intention of him becoming a starter, but it wasn’t supposed to be immediate. They brought in veteran Morgan Burnett to be the starter, but injuries complicated that leading up to the start of the season. That resulted in […]

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Scouting Report: Chargers Offense Has Threats Across The Board

Nov 30, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, we’re checking out what the Los Angeles Chargers will […]

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Randy Fichtner: When You Have Ben And AB, ‘Why Aren’t You Going To Throw It”‘

Nov 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers throw the football more frequently than any team in the NFL, so it’s no wonder that Ben Roethlisberger leads the league in pass attempts. As I highlighted earlier this week, he is currently on-pace to record the third-most pass attempts in a season in NFL history, as well as the third-most passing […]

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Patriots Chowderhead Believes Roethlisberger, Steelers Are ‘Imploding’

Nov 30, 2018

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We don’t often talk about what other people are saying about the Pittsburgh Steelers mostly because, who cares. But this short article from WEEI’s Alex Reimer made me chuckle so I thought I’d share it. The headline? “Big Ben Roethilsberger is imploding, and that’s magnificent news for the Patriots.” Already off to a stupid start. He basically […]

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Keith Butler Talks About Using Haden To Shadow Opposing WRs

Nov 30, 2018

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers first signed Joe Haden back in August of 2017, it wasn’t immediately obvious how much the team would plan to employ him in the same ways that he saw while he was with the Cleveland Browns, where he made the Pro Bowl two times. That includes using him to shadow another […]

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JuJu On AB’s Coverage From Defenses: We’re All ‘Able To Eat Off His Plate’

Nov 30, 2018

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Antonio Brown has never had a problem rising above his peers. Since he first reached the height of his game with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team has surrounded him with capable to very good complementary wide receivers, but it hasn’t been until this season that any has ever significantly threatened to outclass him statistically. 11 […]

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Steelers-Chargers Game Should Prove To Be A Family Affair

Nov 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers already have one pair of brothers in the building with rookie safety Terrell Edmunds and his older brother, running back Trey Edmunds, the latter being on the practice squad. But Sunday will see two of their top starters reunite with their own brothers as they host the Los Angeles Chargers. Maurkice and […]

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2018 South Side Questions: Should Gilbert Be Concerned About Losing His Job?

Nov 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Emmanuel Sanders Recalls Tomlin Telling Him They Didn’t Have Money To Pay Him

Nov 23, 2018

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Few teams have put more of their eggs into the NFL Draft basket than have the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that rarely indulges in free agency and prefers to retain their own players with big-money contracts instead while supplementing their ranks with the next class of college prospects. The one area in which they have […]

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Scouting Report: Broncos Defense Bringing The Heat

Nov 23, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, we’re going under the hood to examine the […]

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PFF Ranks Randy Fichtner Among Top Playcallers In NFL

Nov 23, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers took a bit of a risk when they made the decision to move on from Todd Haley as offensive coordinator and promote Randy Fichtner into that role this season. The team was performing pretty capably, even if not as a very top team, on the offensive side of the ball, and Fichtner […]

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Scouting Report: Explosive Offense Key To Denver’s Success

Nov 23, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, we’re checking out what the Denver Broncos offer […]

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Keith Butler On Coty Sensabaugh: ‘He’s Kept The Top On The Ball’

Nov 23, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers made the decision after the second game of the season to scale back third-year cornerback Artie Burns’ snaps as he was struggling on the field, beginning to rotate in Coty Sensabaugh in his spot. In the four games since the Steelers’ bye week, however, Sensabaugh has played every snap for which he […]

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Fichtner On Chuks: ‘It’s Not Going To Be Foreign To Him In The Huddle With Ben’

Nov 23, 2018

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Whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers line up with their third different starting right tackle this season will depend largely upon how Matt Feiler is feeling today after he returned to practice on a limited basis yesterday. It seems quite likely that Marcus Gilbert will be missing at least another week at this point, so […]

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Joe Haden: ‘Since I Got Here I Like Looking At The Standings’

Nov 23, 2018

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For damn near the entirety of his first seven seasons playing in the National Football League, there is one thing that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden never really had to worry about: the standings. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, one of the true bottom-feeders of the NFL, a team that won just won […]

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Tomlin: Broncos Are As ‘Battle Tested As Any Team’ In NFL

Nov 23, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently riding a winning streak that is a long as the number of losses their upcoming opponent has—six—but that should certainly be no reason to expect anything to be easy as they head west to face the Denver Broncos. One thing that is pretty important to note is that they are […]

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2018 South Side Questions: Will Stephon Tuitt Practice, Play?

Nov 23, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Broncos Thursday Injury Report Week 12: Marshall Still Sidelined, Roby Limited

Nov 22, 2018

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The Denver Broncos have now released their second injury report of Week 12 ahead of their Sunday home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Thanksgiving Thursday offering shows a few minor changes from the one the team released on Wednesday. Not practicing for the Broncos on Thursday were linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee), safety Dymonte […]

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Steelers Thursday Injury Report Week 12: Tuitt, Gilbert Remain Sidelined; Feiler Limited

Nov 22, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their second injury report of Week 12 ahead of their Sunday road game against the Denver Broncos and the Thanksgiving Thursday offering shows that two key players remain sidelined with lingering ailments. Not practicing again on Thursday for the Steelers were tackle Marcus Gilbert (knee) and defensive end Stephon […]

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2018 Thanksgiving Day Open Thread – Week 12 Thursday Games

Nov 22, 2018

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