Steelers Free Agent Focus: Need to Keep (up with) the (Felix) Joneses?

Sometimes history and happenstance hook up to and make for some uncanny encounters. In the 2008 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Rashard Mendenhall precisely one pick after the Dallas Cowboys chose Felix Jones. And so it was that the year that the Steelers said goodbye to Mendenhall, they ended up making a rare player-for-player […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Could 3rd Time be Charm for Steelers, David Johnson?

Success in the NFL requires: 1. Atletic ability. 2. A strong work ethic powered by dedication and determination. If you don’t quite have enough of number 1, you can apply number 2 to give yourself number 3, which is versatility. Even then you need some of number 4 – luck. Pittsburgh Steelers tight end David […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Drafting Ziggy Hood Should Neither Haunt Nor Make Pittsburgh Happy

The Super Bowl winner picks last in the NFL Draft, which means that the Pittsburgh Steelers are the only team to have that “honor” six times. They’ve used their pick on the likes of Dave Brown, Bennie Cunningham, Greg Hawthorne, Mark Malone, Santonio Holmes and most recently, Ziggy Hood. How does Ziggy Hood fit in […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Need to Keep Brett Keisel if They Can

Kevin Colbert’s best draft came in 2002, not because of the superstars he brought the Steelers, but because round-for-round, he brought in better value for pick than any other Steelers draft during his tenure. Although he was largely overlooked at the time, perhaps his most impactful pick came last, in the form of Brett Keisel. […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: What to Do about Jonathan Dwyer

NFL free agency involves three distinct working parts, the incumbent team, the player and potential suitors. Often times these three actors come to the table with three distinct motives and interests and that’s what makes the case of Jonathan Dwyer so interesting. Capsule Profile of Jonathan Dwyer with the Steelers The Pittsburgh Steelers picked Jonathan […]

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Steelers Nation Looks Back to ’13 as Steelers Focus on 2014….

Defining the NFL “end” and “beginning” today is difficult, but as Behind the Steel Curtain Editor Neal Coolong observes, the league’s annual scouting combine signals the beginning of the 2014 cycle. So as the Pittsburgh Steelers pivot into full 2014 off season mode, its only appropriate to pivot back and take one last look at […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Steelers Nation Prepares to Say ‘Bye to Burress’ Again

Unlike his predecessor Tom Donahoe, Kevin Colbert has been more than willing to lay out the welcome mat to departed free agents if the economics and football need present itself. Thus it was with Plaxico Burress. Capsule Profile of Plaxico Burress with the Steelers If the Steelers let the press and the fans dictate their […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Can Pittsburgh Keep Jerricho Cotchery?

As it was in during the 2013 off season, wide receiver will be a focal point of the Pittsburgh Steelers activity in free agency, and Jerricho Cotchery figures into the mix. Capsule Profile of Jerricho Cotchery with the Steelers Plaxico Burress was the headline wide receiver associated with the Steelers when the 2011 NFL Lockout […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Ryan Clark, Steelers Nation Prepare to Say “So Long”

Free Agency in Pittsburgh generally boils down to setting down roots or saying goodbye much more than it is about laying out the welcome mat. Ryan Clark, however, is one player who appears will work though the full cycle. And if his Tweets are any guide, he’s completely at peace with it: I know Coach […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Will Will Allen Return?

When the season ended one of the more interesting decisions the Pittsburgh Steelers have to make in free agency involves reserve safety Will Allen. That story line got more interesting yesterday when news broke that the Steelers were working out former Lions safety Louis Delemas. Capsule Profile of Will Allen with the Steelers The Pittsburgh […]

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