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On the Steelers; A preview of the defensive position breakdowns

Yesterday I brought you a preview of the offensive position battles we at SA expect to see as training camp unfolds in less than a month. Today, I’m shifting to the defense where key battles at corner, nose tackle and inside linebacker are sure to be among the most hostile. Nose Tackle Often the red-headed …

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Steelers offseason: Turning depth from a negative to a positive

This is the time during the offseason, after you’ve just finished your OTA’s and mini camps, that you go back and study your roster, look at film and see just what kind of team you potentially have. With a 90 man roster limit there’s a plethora of bodies to choose from so deciding on a …

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Under the radar now, Steelers’ D needs better season in 2012

You can hardly be blamed if you have forgotten this week that there are two sides to the game of football. On one side of course is the offense, which has been nothing short of a paparazzi-trailed festival with new coordinator Todd Haley in Pittsburgh now. And then…. There is the defense. Who would have …

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Steelers OTA recap: May 23, 2012 (day two)

Day 2 of the Steelers first full team, mostly at least, mini camp of 2012 is in the books. The following is a synopsis of the happenings on the field during practices and some brief comments from the players as they talked to the media.Several players were still not present but those that are absent …

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Steelers offseason mini camp schedule

Now that the NFL draft is over for this year and the teams have had their first rookie mini camp, the rest of the offseason workout schedules are released. These workouts are voluntary but I would expect to see the a sizable chunk of the Steelers veterans attending these sessions, as per normal. Players workout …

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LeBeau facing critical year in 2012

You can hardly blame anyone associated with the Pittsburgh Steelers for talking mostly about the offense during the offseason of 2012. After all, from red zone failures to Bruce Arians’ ‘retirement’ and the eventual hiring of Todd Haley, there has been much to discuss. I believe there is one guy in particular who has to …

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Gay signs with Arizona, Steelers secondary in good hands

The Arizona Cardinals aka Pittsburgh West made a move that everyone should have seen coming as soon as now former Steelers cornerback William Gay announced he was going for a visit.  Ken Whisenhunt loves to pick off players who previously wore the black ‘n gold, and why not? If you’re going to go after free …

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For the Steelers, it’s time to let the young guys play

It’s been quite the interesting offseason for the Steelers. Cutting ties with long time veterans and fan favorites like Hines Ward, James Farrior, and Aaron Smith is never easy. Many so called experts seem to have it in their minds that the Steelers are in some sort of trouble heading into the 2012 season, and …

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Steelers secondary in good shape for next year.

For once, the Steelers secondary is not a major concern heading into the off season. I say “for once” because in recent years they have struggled either with injuries or sub par play at a particular position.  Heading into this coming draft though, the last line of defense for Pittsburgh shouldn’t need much help thanks …

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Steelers can afford to let William Gay walk away

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Cornerback William Gay is one of the free agents that Kevin Colbert was talking about when he mentioned that the Steelers were not likely to sign any players before the March 13th deadline at 4pm. At this point the Steelers have enough quality cornerbacks on the roster that they can afford to let him leave …

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