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Are the Pittsburgh Steelers eyeing any inside linebackers in the draft?

The inside linebacker position is in pretty good shape for the Pittsburgh Steelers. There’s All-World ILB Lawrence Timmons who at times looks like he is using rockets to move instead of his legs. Then, there’s the surprising play of now sophomore ILB Vince Williams who filled in more than admirably for the injured Larry Foote last season. These two look to have the inside track...
Via cover32 - Steelers
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Pre-Draft Visits Starting

Once the draft is over we tend to move forward with the momentum towards the upcoming pre-season, and talking about how the new picks will fit in. For that reason, we usually don’t pay much attention to who visited with the Steelers and who ended up on the team. With the Steelers starting to line up visits I’ve tried finding some information on how visits correlated with the...
Via Steel City Blitz
21 days ago  |  Discuss

10 best picks from the 2013 NFL Draft

It’s easy to look at a draft immediately after it ends and declare a “winner” and “loser” because none of those draft picks have ever played a game. Now that those players have a full season under their belts (and with the 2014 draft right around the corner), it is a much better time to look at the outgoing rookie class and try to figure out which were the best picks. This...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Still Profiting From Compensatory Formula Despite Seeming Indifference

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert spoke the other day, among other topics, about the compensatory pick process, saying that while the team tries to predict their compensation based on their understanding of the formula, it’s a “real complicated formula”, which is a statement of the obvious for anybody that follows such news. In fact, Colbert said that the Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Already Reaping Benefits Of 2014 Draft With Shamarko Thomas

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin always likes to talk about how the second year is often the year that coaches expect a player to show the greatest improvement. This is the crucial second year for a large core of the Steelers’ roster, which will likely include four starters in Jarvis Jones, Le’Veon Bell, Markus Wheaton, and Vince Williams. By the way, just take a moment...
Via Steelers Depot
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Desperate times = Desperate Measures for Steelers !

Dire straits need dire actions!   Seems we have gotten ourselves into quite the mess in this 2014 FA period. We have been forced to trim roster spots , leave free agents go elsewhere we normally would have resigned, and now we have depth issues across the entire roster.   Our defensive line lacks quality starters other than Cameron Heyward and any form of proven NFL depth . ...
Via TopSportsReport
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Time To Turn Down The Panic Meter On Depth In March

A great deal of people have expressed their concern over the apparent lack of depth that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently face on their roster in the middle of March. Indeed, the team may well not be quite as deep in many areas as they typically are by this point in the offseason compared to most other years. But for a team that so customarily builds its foundation through the draft...
Via Steelers Depot
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

First Few Days Of Free Agency Has Helped Bring Steelers Draft Picture Into Better Focus

While the Pittsburgh Steelers really haven't done a lot so far during the first few days of free agency, they've done enough to give us a little better picture as to what positions they will most likely address during the 2014 NFL Draft. While this picture will become even clearer over the course of the coming weeks, let us take a quick look at things position by position...
Via Steelers Depot
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking At The Decision To Move On From Larry Foote

The Pittsburgh Steelers releasing offensive tackle Levi Brown was just a matter of time. The organization’s decision to move on from inside linebacker Larry Foote at the same time was somewhat unexpected, though not entirely surprising. After all, the Steelers played almost all of the 2013 season without the aging signal caller, having handed the keys to the defense over to then...
Via Steelers Depot
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pessimist’s Take – More Quarters?

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both heading into this season and into the future. Though not statistically true, it is technically...
Via Steelers Depot
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Jeremiah Has Steelers Selecting Alabama ILB C.J. Mosley In His Latest Mock Draft

Now that he is done covering the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, NFL media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah has now released his latest mock draft for the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and this time has Alabama inside linebacker C.J. Mosley being selected 15th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jeremiah writes: The Steelers defense needs help up the middle and Mosley is a ready-made...
Via Steelers Depot
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Optimist’s Take – More Quarters?

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both heading into this season and into the future. Though not statistically true, it is technically...
Via Steelers Depot
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Colbert Says Williams Really Solidified The Inside Spot Last Season

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams certainly had some big shoes to fill during his rookie season when asked to take over the starting buck linebacker spot a few games after veteran Larry Foote was lost for the season. Despite an uneven year of learning on the job, however, general manager Kevin Colbert thought he represented himself well. "Vince Williams ended up...
Via Steelers Depot
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Prospect Watch: CJ Mosley

Middle linebacker’s from the University of Alabama tend to get some attention on draft day, and CJ Mosley should be no different. Mosley filled the role that Dont’a Hightower and Rolando McClain filled before him, but Mosley might be the best prospect of the three. I have to admit, the only thing that makes me shy away from Mosley at all is the Steelers have a couple guys that...
Via Steel City Blitz
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Examining The Draft Process – Weighing Hopes Against Expectations

By Matthew Marczi When it comes to determining draft needs, it’s important to make a distinction in future projections of current talent between expectations and hopes. It’s very dangerous to make draft decisions based solely on your hopes for your current talent pool. Expectations are not always met, but they are certainly more assured than hopes. In this case, expectations...
Via Steelers Depot
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – ILB Vince Williams

By Matthew Marczi End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept to grasp, and we have a pretty good feel by now of how Mike...
Via Steelers Depot
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside ‘Backer Situation Not Crystal Clear for Steelers

The one constant for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense in recent years has been Lawrence Timmons at one of the inside linebacking positions. Timmons is usually the ‘mack’ linebacker in Dick LeBeau’s 3-4 system which means he does a great deal of the scrapping and attacking from sideline to sideline. The position opposite him is the ‘buck’ linebacker where Larry Foote entered...
Via Steel City Blitz
February 04, 2014  |  1 Comment

Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Inside Linebacker

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might have already had written up as the Steelers faced a seemingly unthinkable winless...
Via Steelers Depot
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – DE Nick Williams

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in 2013 due to a variety of circumstances...
Via Steelers Depot
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – ILB Vince Williams

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in 2013 due to a variety of circumstances...
Via Steelers Depot
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Inside Linebackers

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. A review of the squad’s inside linebackers. Lawrence Timmons: Timmons was the rock of the defense in 2013. It didn’t come in spectacular fashion but his consistency was sorely needed for a defense that overall, struggled. He led the team in tackles with 126, recording...
Via Steelers Depot
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

LB Vince Williams Caught The Steelers Eye Last Year At The Senior Bowl

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams is a perfect example of why draft hopeful players should take part in the annual Senior Bowl if given the opportunity. Williams, who wound up being drafted by the Steelers in the sixth-round last April, really caught the eyes of the coaching staff and front office last January when he was added as a mid-week injury replacement...
Via Steelers Depot
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vince Williams recalls moment with Brett Keisel: ‘Don’t make me look stupid’

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Vince Williams recalls the first game he played the buck linebacker spot against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second week of the season. “I will never forget the Cincinnati game when I got in there and Keisel was like, ‘We like you so we are going with you so don’t mess up. Don’t make me look stupid,’” recalled Williams, via Steelers...
Via Sports-Glory
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

State of the Steelers: Linebacker

Linebacker is easily the hardest position on the team to make any sort of predictions going into 2014. I see Jason Worilds as the first domino, that could set off a chain reaction depending on whether he re-signs with Pittsburgh or goes elsewhere. I’ve already discussed the situation at ILB, and how there seems to be no clear cut way to go there. To summarize what I wrote there...
Via Steel City Blitz
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Grading 2013 Draft Class After Year One

For a team like the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose core is made up of older more experienced players, the draft is extra important to cover the gaps that injury and age may create. So how have the rookies of 2013 improved or regressed the Steelers as a team? Well, let's have a look.This grading doesn't count the efforts of Brian Arnfelt (DE) Nick Williams (DT) Nik Embernate ...
Via Football Nation
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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