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Will Allen’s Future Could Be Waiting On Troy Polamalu

With the Pittsburgh Steelers’ recent re-signing of free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, they have now reunited with five of their top free agents this period, though they also ended up losing two of them, one to free agency, and another to retirement. There are still a couple that they may be calling upon again […] Will Allen’s Future Could Be Waiting On Troy Polamalu...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

In-Between #5

Pitt Spring Practice #5  March 24, 2015 Breaking News: DiPaola of the Trib has an article on PITT’s AD search. The ticker-tape news is that four, count them, (4) months after firing the old AD the PITT Chancellor has started looking for a new one!! One resounding endorsement of the recently hired DHR search firm is that “Both (DHR Reps) were consultants to Colorado State in...
Via Pitt Blather
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – S Will Allen

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 […] Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – S Will Allen is a post from:...
Via Steelers Depot
22 days ago  |  Discuss

According to the eye test, Arthur Moats could already be a solution at outside linebacker

(Credit: https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/) As the release or re-sign period of free agency gets underway, the Steelers have several decisions to make on a numbers of players, including, but not limited to: Brice McCain, Antwon Blake, Will Allen, Troy Polamalu, and Arthur Moats. I saved Moats for last for a reason. Given the dire situation at outside linebacker, Moats is a must to re-sign...
Via Down and Distance
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers position review: Secondary

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2014 season with an 11-5 record. The Steelers finished first in the AFC North but were bounced out of the playoffs in the first round. Pittsburgh, who is normally known for their Steel Curtain defense, was mainly an offensive juggernaut in 2014. The Steelers had the 18th best defense in the NFL, which is way lower than Pittsburgh’s defense normally...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 NFL Off-Season Preview

Positions of Need Cornerback Ike Taylor is done, as a free agent going into his age 35 season, after struggling in 2013 (98th out of 110 eligible cornerbacks) and missing 11 games with injury in 2014. They gave Cortez Allen a long-term contract in the off-season, but he struggled mightily before being benched and could be cut after just one year, a move that would save them 1.58...
Via The Football Fan Spot
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Adrian Peterson, Colts, & Steelers

Draft Les Bowen has yet to speak to anyone actually working in NFL scouting or personnel who would draft FSU QB Jameis Winston over Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. Adrian Peterson Mike Florio reports that Adrian Peterson is looking to secure either immediate reinstatement, or reinstatement March 10 at the latest. According to Florio, Peterson has reportedly fulfilled the requirements...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Steelers Need to Draft a Safety

During and since the 2014 season, there has been no lack of criticism for the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary. It has been well documented that they desperately need to upgrade their defensive back personnel and even team president Art Rooney II said as much in his press conference last month.The focus has mainly been on the cornerbacks, which include aging free agent Ike Taylor,...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Offseason Focus: Upgrading the Secondary

Ask just about any Steelers fan what the team’s #1 issue was last season, and nine times out of ten they’ll tell you unequivocally that it was Pittsburgh’s pass defense. Despite piecing together a number of misfits and castaways to form a serviceable unit near the season’s end, the Steelers secondary was clearly the weakness of the team, from preseason until their wild card...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Free Agents Analysis: S Will Allen – Unrestricted

Player: Will Allen Position: Safety Experience: 11 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2014 Salary Cap Hit: $635,000 2014 Season Breakdown: Will Allen has been an important part of this defense for a few years now, even if the Steelers were willing to let him go at the start of the 2013 season when another organization […] Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Free Agents Analysis: S Will...
Via Steelers Depot
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

With this Offense, a Championship Turnaround not Impossible for Steelers

Following the Steelers loss to the Ravens I’m not as down in the dumps as some fans. I thought that the Ravens were a beatable team, but I didn’t really believe this Steelers squad had what it takes to win a Superbowl. I saw an offense that struggled to keep up without Le’Veon Bell, and a defense that did their best but just doesn’t have the talent to really be a very good...
Via Steel City Blitz
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Bengals II Film Review: Will Allen

For the past few seasons, whenever Troy Polamalu has been out, the Pittsburgh Steelers have, more often than not, had the good fortune to turn to Will Allen, the veteran safety who was once coached at his position by Mike Tomlin with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Allen did well enough in that role in 2012 […] Steelers vs Bengals II Film Review: Will Allen is a post from: The post...
Via Steelers Depot
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Playoff Berth Due to Many Different Sources

After two-straight 8-8 seasons, I was pretty convinced that’s what was coming again in 2014 but I couldn’t be happier to have been wrong. There are of course the usual suspects to give credit to for this 11-5 season and AFC North Championship. We can start with the “Three B’s” Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell and add in guys like Cameron Heyward and...
Via Steel City Blitz
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers Wrap-Up; Beat Bengals 27-17 for AFC North Crown

The story of the game is no doubt the loss of Le’Veon Bell in the third quarter. A hyper-extended knee is the early diagnosis and with the Steelers playing Saturday night, his status will clearly be less than 100%. Anyway, here are my thoughts on as the Steelers and Bengals unfolded. -NBC opening had a number of players NOT in the playoffs. Interesting… -Ben Roethlisberger reportedly...
Via Steel City Blitz
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers Wrap-Up; Steelers Break Playoff Drought By Beating Chiefs

It certainly wasn't pretty at times but the Pittsburgh Steelers are headed back to the AFC Playoffs. A very efficient game by Ben Roethlisberger and more "bend but don't break" defense led the way. Here were my thoughts as the game developed. -Excellent opening drive by the Steelers but you have to score touchdowns. Kicking field goals just isn't acceptable when you have a suspect...
Via Steel City Blitz
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: OSU Alumni Mike Adams, Will Allen, And Ryan Shazier Took An ‘O-H-I-O’ Pic With A Falcons Cheerleader

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a ton of Ohio State representation on their roster. Four Buckeyes play for the team, and three of them joined with an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader, an Ohio State alumna, to take a fantastic “O-H-I-O” picture while at the Georgia Dome this past Sunday.  Great O-H-I-O pic with @Channel75live @WillAllenWAF @RyanShazier and Perry High School’s AFC_Macy...
Via College Spun
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Game Rewind: Steelers vs Saints – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 13 loss against the New Orleans Saints. First Half – Kick return front five from left to right. Antwon Blake/Terence Garvin/Will Allen/Robert Golden/Arthur Moats. Matt Spaeth/Michael Palmer the next two with Cody Wallace and Will Johnson making up the wedge. Josh Harris served as the […] Steelers Game Rewind: Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Everyone Practices!

It hasn’t been a great season for the defense. An already-shaky unit only faced more adversity as players they rely on left with injury, one after another. The team’s last two first round picks, linebackers Jarvis Jones and Ryan Shazier, have missed most of the season. Troy Polamalu, the ever-present former superhero, has been replaced by Will Allen, who might as well be his...
Via Blitzburgh Blog
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Breakdown of Willie Gay vs. Tennessee

Willie Gay has taken on a bit of a leadership role for a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that has been banged up this season. At the start of the year Gay was listed as the nickel corner in Dick LeBeau’s 3-4 defense, but an injury to Ike Taylor and poor play from Cortez Allen has thrust Gay into the No. 1 corner role for a resurgent Steelers team that has found itself in second place...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Titans Week 11 Inactives

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their seven inactive players for their Week 11 Monday night game against the Tennessee Titans and the list shows no real surprises thanks to several players having been already ruled out with injuries. The Steelers will once again be down two safeties Monday night so Will Allen will once start alongside Mike Mitchell. With […] Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers look to rebound against pathetic Tennessee Titans

After a miserable loss to the New York Jets in Week 10, the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Nashville, Tennessee, to square off against the Titans on Monday Night Football. The last time these two teams met was week one of the 2013 season, in which a 16-9 loss would be the first of four straight defeats that the Steelers would suffer to begin their season. This time, the Steelers are...
Via cover32 - Steelers
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Jets Week 10 Inactives

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their seven inactive players for their Week 10 Sunday game against the New York Jets and the list once again shows no real surprises thanks to several players having been already ruled out with injuries. The Steelers will be down three safeties Sunday so Will Allen will start alongside Mike Mitchell. Rookie nose tackle […] Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Comfortable Turning To Will Allen With Troy Polamalu Sidelined

Thanks to a knee injury suffered last Sunday night by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, veteran Will Allen will make his first start of the season Sunday against the New York Jets. Allen is used to stepping in for Polamalu, however, as the veteran has had to do it several times during his time in […] Steelers Comfortable Turning To Will Allen With Troy Polamalu Sidelined...
Via Steelers Depot
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers' Will Allen ready to fill in for Polamalu

PITTSBURGH (AP) Will Allen is the next man up for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 11-year veteran will start for injured strong safety Troy Polamalu when the Steelers (6-3) face the New York Jets (1-8) on Sunday. Polamalu suffered a knee sprain near the end of the first half against the Ravens and already has been ruled out. Polamalu's whirling-dervish defensive style is difficult...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Vs. Colts Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ thrilling 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. First Half – Kick coverage from left to right: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Ross Ventrone, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Will Allen, Shaun Suisham, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, William Gay. – Brice McCain with the necessary hustle to […] Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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