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While Not Extensive, Steelers’ Killer Bs History Together Has Produced Great Results

If things go as planned, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have their Killer Bs all on the field at the same time for their 2017 regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns and will that ever be a sight for sore eyes. In case you didn’t already know it by now,...
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1 hour ago

Report: Former Steelers RB Karlos Williams Suspended At Least One Year

It hasn’t been a great offseason for a few former Pittsburgh Steelers players when it comes to league suspensions. On Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN.com reported that former Steelers running back Karlos Williams has now been suspended for a period of at least one year. Williams, who was waived by the Steelers this...
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3 hours ago

Steelers’ Pass Rush Must Get Off To Better Start In 2017

Look at the total sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense racked up, 38 in all, and you walk away content. Not happy. But content. After all, the 38 ranked in the top ten. Just keep in mind for as good as they were the second half of the season, they were...
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4 hours ago

Grass Ain’t Always Greener – Post-Steelers Career Of Antwon/Valentino Blake

When it comes to free agency, the Pittsburgh Steelers have very rarely dipped more than a toe in the pool, though they have had quite a bit of success with players ranging from Kevin Greene to Mike Mitchell making significant contributions to the team. But the Steelers have also had...
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5 hours ago

Inside Le’Veon Bell’s Short-Yardage Numbers

Earlier today, Alex Kozora mentioned that according to Pro Football Focus, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was the most successful player in the league last season when it came to generating positive yards after contact in short-yardage situations. That was an interesting statistic, so I wanted to dive a...
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5 hours ago

2017 Steelers Stock Watch – ILB Steven Johnson – Stock Up

With the 2017 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be of a...
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6 hours ago

The Winner Of The Depot Top 10 Players Of NFL Network’s 2017 Top 100 Contest Is …

When I posted the Depot Top 10 Players Of NFL Network’s 2017 Top 100 Contest prior to leaving for Florida, I had a very good notion that none of you would be able to predict the final exact order as the odds were against that happening without having any inside...
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6 hours ago

Le’Veon Bell Was NFL’s Best Short Yardage Runner In 2016

As if you needed any more proof that Le’Veon Bell is the best back in the league. Apparently, the league still does. Pro Football Focus noted Bell graded out as the league’s top short yardage back, defined as needing three or fewer yards for a first down/touchdown. According to the...
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7 hours ago

Will And Should The Steelers Show Interest In Signing Unretiring LB Zach Orr?

Prior to abruptly announcing his retirement from the NFL this past January due to a congenital neck/spine condition, former Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Zach Orr was starting to establish himself as one of the best young players in the league at his position. On Wednesday, however, Orr announced that he’s...
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8 hours ago

Online Betting Site Has Intriguing 2017 Over/Under Props For Steelers Killer Bs

With most of the NFL teams set to start their yearly training camps in roughly four more weeks, it’s getting easier to find betting propositions for several individual players. In fact, bookmaker.eu recently released a few such future props for some of the Pittsburgh Steelers key offensive players when it comes...
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9 hours ago

Ethan Cooper Rising To Challenge Of Beating Small School Label

Ethan Cooper followed his family to college. Now, he’s been welcomed to a new family in the NFL. It’s a journey not many would’ve expected for Cooper coming out Central Dauphin East High School, ten miles outside of Harrisburg. Despite being big on talent, and the size to match, he...
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11 hours ago

What’s In A Name? Not Much For Mike Matthews

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a bit of NFL royalty on their roster that nobody has been talking about. Well…offspring of NFL royalty, anyway. In an unheralded move, the team signed offensive lineman Mike Matthews to a futures contract after their 2016 season came to an end. Matthews is for good...
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11 hours ago

Devil’s Advocate: Going 4-Wide

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the same idea...
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13 hours ago

Bengals Banking On Major Growth From Inexperienced O-Line

It wasn’t so long ago that the Cincinnati Bengals had among the best offensive lines in the league. Boasting a pair of Pro Bowlers at left tackle and right guard in Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler, respectively, they filled out their lineup with solid starters across the board like Andre...
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14 hours ago

2017 Offseason Questions: What Recent Draft Pick Was Your Biggest Surprise?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While
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15 hours ago

Steelers’ Offensive Line Ranked Third In NFL

It should be another strong season for the big five up front and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line is getting the credit they deserve. Unveiling their list of all 32 starting offensive lines in football, Pro Football Focus ranked the Steelers in third place. Author Mike Renner wrote the following...
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1 day ago

Knile Davis Hoping To Get His Kicks In Pittsburgh

When Knile Davis came out of college for the draft, one thing that was not on his scouting report was anything about his ability to return kicks or punts. The reason for that is actually extremely simple: it was not something that he did in college. Or in high school....
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1 day ago

Former Linemen Tells Story Of Finding Out Who James Harrison Was (The Hard Way)

There are a ton of James Harrison stories. Most of them today center around his non-stop work ethic, lifting boulders in weight rooms or tossing around medicine balls on the volleyball court. On the field, he’s remembered for his strip-sacks, vicious hits, and most famously, a certain pick-six in a...
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1 day ago

Justin Hunter Cites Nate Washington As Football Inspiration

There are certain teams around the league that over the course of time and influence tend to gravitate toward producing an identity, or at least elements of one, that seem to be taken from another team. This is a process that occurs when prominent members of one organization move to...
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1 day ago

Mike Florio Wants Ryan Shazier To Focus On Salary Floor Instead of Rookie Deals

Even when he is making a good point, Mike Florio still manages to be annoying. There are certain topics that are in his wheelhouse when it comes to Pro Football Talk, but he often goes about it in a way that can easily be taken as obnoxious. That was exactly...
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1 day ago

Schefter: Bell Extension ‘Could Go Either Way’

An update on the long-term negotiations between Le’Veon Bell and Pittsburgh Steelers. Which is to say, there really isn’t much of one. ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted notes for the situations of the three remaining franchise-tagged players: Kirk Cousins, Trumaine Johnson, and Bell. He had the following to say about the...
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1 day ago

Grass Ain’t Always Greener – Post-Steelers Career Of Will Johnson

When it comes to free agency, the Pittsburgh Steelers have very rarely dipped more than a toe in the pool, though they have had quite a bit of success with players ranging from Kevin Greene to Mike Mitchell making significant contributions to the team. But the Steelers have also had...
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1 day ago

Devil’s Advocate: Regarding Rookies Best In The Game

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the same idea...
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1 day ago

Sports Illustrated Calls Steelers’ Killer Bs Among The Best Ever

It is probably not all that difficult to find among educated football fans those who share the opinion that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive trio of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown, and running back Le’Veon Bell constitute the best ‘trio’ in the game. Sports Illustrated went even further in...
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1 day ago

Is Neil O’Donnell A Top Five QB In Steelers’ History?

Throwing this question to you Steelers’ Nation off an ESPN poll that closes up shop tomorrow. Each team is ranking their top five quarterbacks in franchise history. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ list has the usual suspects; Ben Roethlisberger and Terry Bradshaw. There’s a separate debate to be had for which of...
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1 day ago
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