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Training Camp Battle: Adrian Robinson Vs. Chris Carter

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set at the starting outside linebacker positions with LaMarr Woodley and Jason Worilds. Add the fact that the team just drafted Jarvis Jones in the first round as an instant pass rusher and eventual starter and that really only leaves one roster spot left at the position. The Steelers did keep …

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The Future Of The Defensive Line Will Be More Clear After The Draft

Although the Pittsburgh Steelers have spent two first round picks in recent years on defensive linemen in Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward, there is a ton of uncertainty going forward on the defensive line. I have suggested that the team could draft another defensive lineman early in the 2013 NFL Draft and have mostly gotten …

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The Steelers’ Draft Will Give Perspective On Jason Worilds’ Future With Team

The release of veteran James Harrison has been debated and well documented all offseason with fans’ opinion on the situation pretty much split. The one thing that is certain is that Harrison is not going to be back for the 2013 season and Jason Worilds will have his shot at the starting job. Although I …

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The Loss Of Keenan Lewis Won’t Be Felt Until After 2013

We all thought that the Pittsburgh Steelers top priority this offseason would have to be re-signing unrestricted free agent CB Keenan Lewis. Obviously that wasn’t the case as Lewis signed a five year contract with the New Orleans Saints and Lewis said his farewell to Steelers’ fans on twitter via Dave Bryan of Steelersdepot.com. According …

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2012 Grades, Position by Position, Defense

When it’s all said and done, exactly how well did the defense play this last season? How well did DC Dick Le Beau and his staff handle the ups and downs, the pressure of stopping NFL offenses. The strict statistician in me wants to point to the numbers and say, “They did just fine.” But, …

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Cutting James Harrison Was the Wrong Move for the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers got worse on Saturday, and they weren’t that good to begin with. The Steelers released James Harrison, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and that was a mistake. NFL games are not won or lost in March, but right now it’s hard to feel good about the Steelers’ chances of improving on their …

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Should The Steelers Consider Manti Te’o After The First Round?

Manti Te’o was once considered a sure fire top ten pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and now people question whether or not he would even be worth selecting in the first round. Te’o’s “catfish” situation has been well documented, he struggled in the National Championship game and to top everything off, he failed to …

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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Round-by-Round Value in the 2011 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers will need some help from their 2011 NFL Draft class if they want to avoid a second straight season that ends in December. It will be a few years before the value grade for this draft is set in stone. Six of the seven players chosen are still with the Steelers. If …

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2012 Grades, Position by Position, Linebackers

For the Steelers’ defense, the rubber has always met the road with the play of the linebackers. There is a great, grand tradition of linebacker play in the Steel City, dating back to Jack Lambert and Jack Ham; through Levon Kirkland, Greg Lloyd, and Kevin Greene; to Joey Porter and James Harrison. Linebacker play has …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Should Re-Sign Cornerback Keenan Lewis, Even if Cortez Allen is Ready to Start

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers are handcuffed by the salary cap, they have to find a way to re-sign Keenan Lewis, who had a breakout season as a starting cornerback in 2012. Or do they? Second-year cornerback Cortez Allen showed in the final two weeks of 2012 that he could push for a starting job …

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