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The Renegade

Boredom and birth created The Renegade

An overview of how BTSC came to create its first-ever full season preview issue, including how the name was chosen and the inspiration behind it all.

2013 Jersey Rules selections

All the rules and reasons you'll need to select the right Steelers jersey for purchase this season.

I am rooting for Sean Spence, and so should you

The issue with Steelers LB Sean Spence was he was too small. Now he's got a considerably larger problem - grueling rehabilitation - and his potential to make it all the way back is why I'm rooting for him.

Steelers 2013 Schedule Preview: fourth quarter

The final quarter season puts the Steelers at home in three games, but a very difficult road game in Week 16 could be pivotal toward the run for the playoffs.

Steelers 2013 Schedule Preview: Third quarter

In the third quarter of the season, the Steelers have another tough set of games, including two divisional road games in four days in Weeks 12 and 13.

The weight of the Worilds is on the Steelers LB

Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds has the unenviable task of replacing Steelers legend James Harrison as the team's right outside linebacker. Odds are outstanding, however he starts his 2013 campaign, it will be better than it was last year. And that

Steelers 2013 Schedule Preview: Second quarter

A few traditionally tough opponents are slated for the second quarter of the Steelers schedule. Can they get past the Raiders in Oakland? Can they deliver another beat-down of the Patriots like the last time they played there?

Steelers schedule: Preview of first four games

Pittsburgh has a unique set of four games before their bye week. At Cincinnati in primetime and in London against Minnesota are, on paper, their toughest games.

Steelers place four on PUP, Adams cleared

Tight end Heath Miller, fullback David Johnson, defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu and linebacker Sean Spence were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list after conditioning tests to kick off the Steelers' training camp.

Time to restart the hype of DeCastro (GIFs)

Only a seriously regimented and disciplined rehabilitation can bring a person back from the injury David DeCastro suffered in 2012. If DeCastro is anything, he's regimented and disciplined. Now, it looks like he's back on track for a brilliant career

Wheaton a smart, tough alternate to Wallace (GIFs)

For the Steelers' third round pick of this past draft, wide receiver Markus Wheaton, he'll likely continue to be Mike Wallace's replacement. It won't take long for fans to see how different of a receiver Wheaton is. And in many ways, better.

The Bell tolls for thee

The Steelers drafted running back Le'Veon Bell in the second round of the 2013 Draft. He is not only carrying a 230-pound frame on his quick feet, he carries with him the legacy of great "big" Steelers running backs.

2013 Steelers position preview: Defensive line

Gone is Casey Hampton, and his replacement, Steve McLendon is so different from the man considered the best zero-technique tackle in franchise history, it's hard not to notice him. Opponents will end up feeling the same way in 2013.

Pittsburgh-flavored coaches return in force

The Steelers made a few coaching changes this offseason, but there's a distinct characteristic they looked for in those new hires; at least faint traces of Pittsburghese.

Goodbye, Renegade, Hello, Steelers 2013 season

One chapter ends, another starts immediately. Goodbye, 2013 Renegade, hello 2013 season.

2013 Steelers position preview: Safeties

This year's Polamalu and Clark could be next year's Thomas and Golden. A lot of the Steelers' present and future will compete in camp for their safety positions.

2013 Steelers position preview: Wide Receivers

The most intriguing position group on the Steelers' roster heading into 2013, the Steelers are in the same spot they were last year with Mike Wallace - he's not there. Others will fill in for his absence, not through speed but through precision.

2013 Steelers position preview: Cornerbacks

Ike Taylor finally has a legitimate challenger to his top cornerback title on the Steelers. Third-year player Cortez Allen is one of the highly anticipated first-year starters in recent memory. The two together should make another formidable CB duo.

2013 Steelers position preview: Linebackers

The Steelers as a team are at a crossroads between a previous generation and the current one. Nowhere on the roster is that more apparent than the linebacker position.

2013 Steelers position preview: Tight Ends

The status of Steelers tight end Heath Miller is uncertain for the season opener, but no one on the team is more respected than he is. From either an ability or a replacement perspective, he has no peer.

2013 Steelers position preview: Running backs

Gone is Mendenhall, and all that's left is the two guys who chased him out, and the one drafted to chase them out. It's the hottest training camp battle, Jonathan Dwyer vs. Le'Veon Bell vs. Isaac Redman.

Steelers depth chart preview: Quarterbacks

There's no question who will start under center for the Steelers, but how many others will have to start could be a key factor in the success they'll have this year.

Steel Curtain Radio: Training Camp Eve Live Show

It's the official red carpet (ahem) party for The Renegade as well as the start to the 2013 season. Join Lance Williams and Neal Coolong on Steel Curtain Radio, a Google Hangout feature where we'll discuss the Steelers and the upcoming season.