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What Is The Future Of The Cornerback Position?

The Pittsburgh Steelers just finished a disappointing 8-8 season and missed out on the playoffs for a second straight year. Though the team ended the 2013 strong by winning six of their final eight games, missing the playoffs still makes it an unsatisfactory season. The offense got most of the headlines due to the perceived …

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William Gay Proving Critics Wrong In 2013

When William Gay signed with the Arizona Cardinals following the 2011 season, there wasn’t a happier fan than me. I don’t disagree that Gay had a decent final season with the Steelers, I could never get image of him being repeatedly burned against the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl. That entire 2010 season …

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The Steelers Need Jarvis Jones To Start Wreaking Havoc

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted OLB Jarvis Jones in the first round of the 2013 to pair with LaMarr Woodley mostly because of one thing. Jones was known in college for getting to the quarterback and tallied 28.5 sacks in only two seasons at Georgia. That being said, the Steelers are notorious for allowing their rookies …

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Nick Williams Looks To Become The Next Brett Keisel For The Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers love to take defensive ends later in the draft and develop them into starters in their 3-4 defense. The team drafted Aaron Smith in the fourth round of the 1999 draft and then Brett Keisel in the seventh round of the 2002 draft. Both turned into two of the better 3-4 defensive …

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Will Jarvis Jones’ Rookie Season Resemble Lawrence Timmons’ or LaMarr Woodley’s’?

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected a linebacker, Jarvis Jones, in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft for the first time in six years. In the 2007 draft, the Steelers took Lawrence Timmons in the first round and LaMarr Woodley in the second round. Currently, both Woodley and Timmons are entrenched as starters for the …

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Are Defensive Woes in Football Unique to Just the Steelers?

The Cincinnati Bengals gave up a bunch of points Sunday and the Cleveland Browns gave up a bunch too but still earned their first victory of the season. The Baltimore Ravens continue to prove they can win all types of games yet gave up over 400 yards of offense including over 200 on the ground. …

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Players to watch in the combine for the Steelers: Defense

A couple days ago we wrote up some thoughts on players who the Steelers may be targeting on offense as they do their evaluations this week at the NFL combine. Similar to our list of players to watch on offense, this defensive list of prospects is broken down by the likely position the Steelers could …

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Cook Continues Roger Goodell Lovefest

Is there any wonder why Roger Goodell continues to rule over the National Football League with the powers of an absolute dictator when columnists like The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ron Cook essentially grovel at his feet? In his piece entitled, “Goodell great for NFL, even if Steelers, their fans disagree,” Cook goes out of his way …

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For the Defensive Line, the window is closing


It’s no secret the 2010 Steeler defense is not a group full of spring chickens. James Farrior – 14th year Casey Hampton – 10th year Troy Polamalu – 8th year Aaron Smith – 12th year Brett Keisel – 9th year Larry Foote – 9th year Guys like Ike Taylor, Ryan Clark, Troy Polamalu, are veterans …

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No Aaron Smith, No problem?

Aaron Smith

Steelers start Defensive End,  Pro Bowler, and unsung hero of the defense for years, Aaron Smith has been out with a triceps tear injury for most of the season as we all know.  Now, we also know that our defense is a better group with Smith in the lineup.  Let’s face it, he is one …

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