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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell

Steelers won’t be only team looking to draft a backup RB

The title might read like a "duh, we know Joe", or a scenario of offseason slow period writing, but bear with me: this needs saying. About one month away from the NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers are a team in need of a backup plan for running back Le'Veon Bell. ...

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Steel City Underground NFL Draft Coverage

Draft Prep: the “crop” of the defensive line class

I had previously mentioned in my analysis of the top of this draft class, or the "Crop", about how the Steelers might forego this position due to already being set with roster depth along the defensive line. Don’t be surprised if the Steelers decide to draft someone anyway. You could still ...

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Steel City Underground Fantasy Football Flashback

Fantasy Flashback: Tom Brady (2007)

Fantasy Flashback is a weekly article that highlights some of the greatest individual seasons, from a fantasy football and NFL perspective. Last week I highlighted Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison's career in Indianapolis. Fantasy Flashback: Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison (1999-2006) Today I will highlight Tom Brady's 2007 season with the New ...

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Steel City Underground NFL Draft Coverage

Draft Prep: The “cream” of the defensive line class

There are so many variations on what constitutes a defensive lineman that I could probably dedicate an entire posting to just that – but I don’t want to! With Heyward, Tuitt and Hargrave as the starters, Alualu, Walton and likely McCullers as backups (and maybe one of the other 3 ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant

#FreeMartavis — Will Martavis Bryant be reinstated?

I am trying not to be a Twitter troll, but it gets harder and harder not to be with all of the tweets talking about "Martavis Bryant's reinstatement is imminent". Or the variation: "Martavis Bryant 'patient waiting' reinstatement". Or my favorite: "Martavis Bryant's reinstatement only a matter of time". Yes ...

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First round pick doesn’t guarantee a franchise QB

A subset of Steelers Nation who want the organization to draft Ben Roethlisberger's heir apparent probably let out a sigh of relief after hearing Head Coach Mike Tomlin talk to the media at the league's annual meetings this week: "We've been in that mentality... Our experience in this business and the ...

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