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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 Open Mini-Camp with Three Important Rookies Finally in Camp and Without Mike Wallace
June 12th, 2012 at 10:05 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers opened mini-camp today in preparation for the 2012 season. Of course, the big news of the day was expected as Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace did not report. The restricted free agent has still not signed his RFA tender and looks to continue his holdout by...

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...

Pittsburgh Steelers Trade up in the Fourth Round, Select Washington NT Alameda Ta’amu
April 28th, 2012 at 1:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to hit their needs with value. The team has traded up in the fourth round of the NFL Draft to select Washington nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu, the best nose tackle prospect remaining at this juncture of the draft. The 6-3, 348 pound nose tackle is a massive...

Pittsburgh Steelers Prospect Profile, Memphis Nose Tackle Dontari Poe
April 19th, 2012 at 11:00 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Continuing with the nose tackle theme we started yesterday, the first prospect that we will cover today is a popular player for fans to project to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe.  For many, Poe seems to be a polarizing prospect, which wowed scouts at the combine with...

Pittsburgh Steelers Prospect Profile, Regina Defensive Tackle Akiem Hicks
April 19th, 2012 at 12:50 PM
There are many reasons why NFL teams bring in prospects for pre-draft visits. Some are for workouts, some are for medical checks and some are fact finding missions for players with some type of Red Flag incidents in their past. One of the more intriguing nose tackle prospects to visit the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Prospect Profile, Cincinnati Nose Tackle John Hughes
April 18th, 2012 at 9:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** As we buckle down and focus on the remaining pre-draft visitor profiles, with roughly 17 more to go, it became apparent to do them in some type of positional order. In many ways, this draft is going to be one of the more interesting ones for Pittsburgh Steelers fans, as...

Pittsburgh Steelers Host NT Dontari Poe, Four Other Prospects
April 18th, 2012 at 5:11 PM
Today, the Pittsburgh Steelers finished off their pre-draft visits with a group of four college prospects, including one, Memphis defensive tackle, Dontari Poe, who has widely been projected to be on the teams RADAR as a potential heir to Casey Hampton at nose tackle. ***PHOTO1*** The team is also hosting Cincinnati tight...

Pittsburgh Steelers Host a Potential Draft Sleeper, BYU NT Hebron Fangupo, During a Pre-Draft Visit
April 14th, 2012 at 8:04 PM
As we at Steelers 101 have discussed during our pre-draft coverage, these pre-draft visits to the headquarters of the Pittsburgh Steelers often offer fans a glimpse of the positions the team is targeting more so than the actual players they are targeting. Sure, this is not always the case, as the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Host Two More Pre-Draft Visitors
April 13th, 2012 at 5:09 PM
Today, the Pittsburgh Steelers added two more pre-draft visitors. Both prospects are on the defensive side of the ball with Brigham Young defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo and Wayne State safety Jeremy Jones.   ***PHOTO1*** At a quick glance, Fangupo is an intriguing prospect. The 6-0, 330 pound run stuffer is an over-aged prospect,...

Pittsburgh Steelers Host TE Leonard Pope; Add More Pre-Draft Visitors
April 10th, 2012 at 1:53 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers again showing a touch of life in free agency. Sources are reporting that veteran tight end Leonard Pope, (6-8, 265 pounds)will be visiting the Steelers facilities today, becoming the second known unrestricted free agent to do so. Pope is an interesting prospect, who is familiar with new Offensive...

Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 NFL Draft Prospect DT Devon Still from Penn State
March 7th, 2012 at 8:17 PM
In evaluating prospects for this years NFL Draft, with an eye toward the Pittsburgh Steelers, it appears that unlike past years, it may be easier to place the mid to late round selections, than nailing their first rounder. While there is a lot of talent available, the highly regarded players...

Can the Pittsburgh Steelers Defense Fix Their Inconsistencies Before the Playoffs Arrive?
December 30th, 2011 at 10:07 PM
There have been many question marks concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers defense this year.  Although they have won 11 games this year, there have been some elements that have left fans scratching their heads.  Some inconsistencies have stood out and need to be fixed before the games mean more than just another loss, those losses to come will signal the end of...

Looking at the Pittsburgh Steelers Run Defense
December 27th, 2011 at 2:49 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers captured a huge win on Saturday, keeping their slim hopes alive for a first round bye in the playoffs. However, this win again was a mixed bag. Defensively, the result of a shutout looks good, but by closer observation, it was not the dominating performance that Steelers...

Chris Hoke and Jonathan Dwyer Placed on Injured Reserve
December 9th, 2011 at 11:18 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Pittsburgh Steelers placed nose tackle Chris Hoke and running back Jonathan Dwyer on injured reserve yesterday. Hoke suffered a neck injury in week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars; he hasn't played since, and he won't play for the rest of the season. Hoke, 35, has spent each of his...

Pittsburgh Steelers NT Chris Hoke May Be Out for the Season
December 6th, 2011 at 5:20 PM
Many reports are in and they all say the same terrible thing, Pittsburgh Steelers' nose tackle Chris Hoke is done for the rest of the 2011 campaign as he will undergo season-ending neck surgery.  Hoke visited the doctor yesterday to discuss recurring pain from a stinger suffered in the October...

Was the Defensive Meltdown Just a Phase for the Pittsburgh Steelers Defense?
November 8th, 2011 at 10:09 PM
It was 12 plays that started at the eight yard line.  It was a four point lead that was supposed to be held up as had been done many times in the past, but in this game after taking a fourth quarter lead the Pittsburgh Steelers defense couldn't close out...

How Will the Pittsburgh Steelers Defense Fare Against the Baltimore Ravens Offense?
November 5th, 2011 at 11:24 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers head into Sunday Night's game against the Baltimore Ravens looking to get even for their opening day defeat back on September 11th. On that day the Steelers defense showed the world an older, slower side to their game. They also allowed Ray Rice and Joe Flacco to...

Will Injuries Finally Catch up to the Defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers?
October 22nd, 2011 at 8:14 AM
The Pittsburgh Steelers defense has been hit with a bit of turmoil and adversity this season on the defensive side of the ball.  This Sunday couldn't be more evident as Casey Hampton, and his backup Chris Hoke will be sidelined. Also with the ongoing absence of James Harrison it might be a difficult...

After Six Weeks the Pittsburgh Steelers Run Defense is Still a Problem
October 18th, 2011 at 8:50 AM
After six weeks of football there is a lot that can be learned from the 2011 Pittsburgh Steelers. One item that many didn't think they would see is the Steelers run defense being ranked at 15th in the NFL. This issue has morphed from a phase to a trend and...