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Is This the Year the Pittsburgh Steelers Trade Down in the Draft?
March 9th, 2014 at 10:40 PM
Every offseason as the NFL Draft approaches and fans wonder what their teams are planning. Mock drafts are written projecting what players are to be selected, as well as what teams may pull off that draft day deal to move up and grab a coveted player, or trade back to...

Could Notre Dame Nose Tackle Louis Nix III Be the Anchor the Pittsburgh Steelers are Searching For?
February 7th, 2014 at 11:03 PM
As we enter the pre-combine portion of the draft process,  it is always hard to focus in on specific team targets. As Steelers 101 has mentioned in  past articles, this year seems to be extremely difficult to pin down what the Pittsburgh Steelers will do. However, that is not the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Must Find Answers on Defense
November 7th, 2013 at 7:23 PM
There is no hiding the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers defense is struggling in 2013. In fact, talk of their vast struggles reached a point where head coach Mike Tomlin had to give defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau a vote of confidence. Now fans are left to wonder where the problems...

The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense Must Regain Their Physicality Over the Bye Week
October 5th, 2013 at 12:26 AM
The 0-4 Pittsburgh Steelers are in the midst of their bye week, and many thoughts have been presented on what ails them. Yes, the offensive line has not performed well, especially at left tackle where they recently traded for Levi Brown, but it is another solid facet of their success...

Cortez Allen and Jason Worilds to Open Pittsburgh Steelers’ Training Camp as Starters
July 24th, 2013 at 9:34 PM
Training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers begins in two days and players and coaches are gearing up for the process. With all of the draft choices in the fold, the front office and coaches can focus on rebounding from the disappointing 8-8 season in 2012.***PHOTO1***While there are many question marks...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre Free Agency Draft Needs – Defense
February 25th, 2013 at 8:55 PM
Sunday, Steelers 101 covered the early list of needs on the offensive side if the ball for the Pittsburgh Steelers, today the focus will shift to the defense. This was to coincide with prospects from that side of the ball taking the field in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine.***PHOTO1***As...

Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Will not Take a Pay Cut to Remain with the Team
February 12th, 2013 at 9:27 PM
As everyone has heard, the Pittsburgh Steelers have some tough choices to make with their salary cap. This is nothing new in the Steel City, in fact, it seems more like an annual happening than a rarity.***PHOTO1***Last offseason, the Steelers went to nose tackle Casey Hampton and the two sides...

Pittsburgh Steelers Nose Tackle Negotiating Plea Agreement on Charges from Mid-Season Arrest
February 1st, 2013 at 10:40 PM
One day after Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch became the recipient of the Byron "Whizzer" White Award for his off-field service, another Steeler was in court because of his off-field exploits. 2012 rookie fourth-round selection Alameda Ta’amu was in a preliminary hearing stemming from the South Side incident that wrecked...

Kevin Colbert Sees a Different Roster for the 2013 Season
January 16th, 2013 at 10:25 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert spoke Wednesday, and dropped a few messages about the offseason. While the majority of his message was expected, there was a couple of subtle significance.***PHOTO1***Starting there, the idea of draft a quarterback relatively early in the draft has not been removed from the table. That being...

Pittsburgh Steelers to Select Number 17 in the 2013 NFL Draft
January 3rd, 2013 at 9:33 PM
What are the positions of need? What veteran will not return? Will there be coaching changes? What has to be done to make the playoffs again? These are common questions for Pittsburgh Steelers fans, who do not like the fact that the team missed the playoffs in 2012. While fans...

Has Casey Hampton Played His Last Down for the Pittsburgh Steelers?
January 1st, 2013 at 8:30 PM
As the Pittsburgh Steelers begin to navigate through this offseason, they will have to make some tough roster decisions in the coming weeks. With the team clearly over the salary cap, like last offseason, some veteran stalwarts have likely played their last game for the Steelers.***PHOTO1***One player clearly in the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Defeat the Cleveland Browns to End 2012 on a High Note
December 31st, 2012 at 10:59 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished off this disappointing season by defeating the Cleveland Browns 24-10 in the season finale. Now with no playoffs in the future, the 8-8 franchise can sit back and dissect what might have been in this season of injury and missed opportunities.***PHOTO1***For the first time all season,...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl Linebacker James Harrison Believes He Will Be Ready to Roll When the Season Opens Against the Denver Broncos
August 21st, 2012 at 9:34 PM
Amid the buzz created by the news that Pro Bowl wide receiver may be heading toward Pittsburgh to sign his $2.7 million tender and end his holdout, Pittsburgh Steelers fans received even more good news from one of the defensive standouts. Out since the start of training camp on the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Activate Rashard Mendenhall and Casey Hampton from PUP List
August 17th, 2012 at 8:35 PM
Friday was a big day for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers, as their annual stint of training camp workouts in Latrobe came to an end. The team broke camp and now head back to the friendly confines of their hometown facilities to continue with the preseason.***PHOTO1***Along the way, they also picked...

Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie Running Back Chris Rainey is the Early Buzz in Training Camp
July 28th, 2012 at 12:52 AM
On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers finally opened their 2012 training camp to the fans, and all the buzz was about rookie running back Chris Rainey, who flashed confidence, speed and one of the brightest shirt and show combinations to hit Latrobe in some time.***PHOTO1***Rainey is a small 5-8, 180 pounds,...

Six Players Open Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp on the PUP List
July 26th, 2012 at 9:11 PM
Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers reported to training camp in Latrobe. Today they took the field for the first time to start preparing for their 2012 campaign. While there was some uplifting news, as coach Kirby Wilson returned to the fold after suffering major burns during a fire in January, actually...

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Fans May Miss Running Back Rashard Mendenhall More than They Think
June 20th, 2012 at 10:28 PM
When the season opens in 2012, there is a great possibility that two starters from the 2011 campaign will be on the PUP list for the Steelers, running back Rashard Mendenhall and nose tackle Casey Hampton. Ironically, this was to be (and is) a huge season for both players as...

Pittsburgh Steelers Nose Tackles Steve McClendon and Alameda Ta’amu May Be the Keys to a Strong Start for the Defense
June 18th, 2012 at 10:05 PM
In looking at the Pittsburgh Steelers early schedule one-thing jumps out, their defense needs to be stout against the run with teams like the whttp://www.broncos101.com, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans early on. For the Steelers to be strong as usual in that area, they will need a solid nose...

Pittsburgh Steelers Set Sights on Training Camp After Completing an Injury Free Mini-Camp
June 14th, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Today, the Pittsburgh Steelers completed their final session of the 2012 mandatory mini-camp. In fact, the team ended their practice early as Head Coach Mike Tomlin decided to give his team a breather and laughs, featuring the much anticipated completion of the throwing competition, which was won by quarterback Byron...

Breaking Down the Defensive Line for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
May 24th, 2012 at 8:33 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers are in somewhat a rebuilding stage along their defensive line. Gone to retirement are long-time veterans defensive end Aaron Smith and nose tackle Chris Hoke and even nose tackle Casey Hampton, who is recovering from an ACL injury,  had to take a large pay cut to remain...