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Steelers First Round Pick David DeCastro Set to Start Sunday; Looks to Turn Around Season for 2012 Draft-Class


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First Round: David DeCastro, OG
Steeler Nation was ecstatic when DeCastro fell to the Steelers at number 24. He was projected as the best offensive guard in the draft and compared to former Steeler great Alan Faneca. DeCastro’s big strength is his ability to pull and block in the run game. He was expected to help improve a run game that hadn’t ...

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NFL on CBS’ Phil Simms Looks Back At Steelers/Chargers

(Credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)CBS Sports NFL analyst and two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Phil Simms joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday to look back at the Steelers' los...

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Larry Foote Recaps Loss To Browns, Looks Ahead To Ravens


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Pittsburgh Steelers v Cleveland BrownsEvery Tuesday morning, Steelers linebacker, Larry Foote joins the Fan Morning Show to talk about Sunday's ...

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Light-Hearted Larry Foote Looks Ahead To Washington


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(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)Larry Foote is feeling very good about the defensive performance in Sunday night's win over the Bengals.CBS Pittsburgh » Steelers

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Rashard Mendenhall Looks Solid in Return To NFL

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in his return to the lineup Sunday against the Eagles.Fantasy Spin:Mendenhall is the latest running back to look spry in his return from an ACL tear, following Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles. Mendenhall should continue to be the team's lead back going for...

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Steelers Harrison a gametime decision, Redman looks to start

A few player updates that are coming down through the wire today for the Steelers season opener in Denver on Sunday night.
According to multiple sources, James Harrison did not practice on Friday again, second straight day, and will be a game time decision. Normally when a player doesn’t practice on the Friday before a game, that’s a good indic...

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Around The AFC North: Ravens’ Offense, Secondary Looks To Lead Baltimore Back to Conference Championship

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Edmund Nelson Looks Back On Steelers Preseason

(Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)Former Steeler and current KDKA-TV Steelers color commentator Edmund Nelson joined The Fan Mornin...

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Steelers think Roethlisberger looks like same old Ben

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger revealed this week that he has been dealing with a tear in his rotator cuff since last November, but sounded unconcerned about any potential impact on his game. Based on comments from his teammates, that lack of concern is well founded. Wide receiver Antonio Brown said that Roethlisberger is “looking re...

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CB Cortez Allen Looks to Lock Down Nickel Role in Steelers’ Secondary

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen appears to be the man to beat for the nickel back position this season, writes Tribune-Review's Mark Kaboly.

That seems the easiest of what promises to be a training camp full of positional battles. If Allen showed anything his rookie year, it's the ability to handle slot coverage duty, and could very well grow to be better in that area than his predecessor, William Gay.

Allen, a former fourth-round draft pick from The Citadel, looks to be the Steelers third cornerback behind Ike Taylor and Keenan Lewis, which is like saying he's the Steelers' 12th starter on defense. Last season, Gay was a starter, and played matchup corner in the base defense, but moved inside to cover the slot in nickel situations. Lewis, last year's nickel corner, played on the outside.

Allen showed flashes of outstanding all-around ability, in particular, as part of a great team defensive effort against offensive powerhouse New England in a 25-18 Week 8 victory. With a team deep with young cornerbacks, the youngest of them, Allen, looks to lock down one of the league's toughest positions.

It's difficult in the sense that covering the slot requires a player to know what every other player is doing. His zone coverage responsibilities are dictates by shifts, motion and audibles, as opposed to the outside corners, who often are just handling the ground in very specific areas. Because the slot corner, especially in today's NFL, will handle tight ends and even running backs along with receivers, he must be equally adept at turning and running as well as coming up to deliver a hit on the receiver.

The Steelers have been preparing for the offensive arms race the NFL has become for the last few years. With the additions of Allen, Lewis and CB Curtis Brown, going along with a contract extension given last year to Taylor, they clearly recognize the adage, "you can never have too many outstanding pass defenders."

If it's Allen's to win, the Steelers are liable to continue the outstanding pass defensive legacy being established in Pittsburgh.




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