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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Day Six: What I’m Watching For

By Alex Kozora Recapping day five of practice and a couple points of interest looking towards the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday night practice under the lights at Latrobe High School. Stats from yesterday’s practice. Only have one play I missed completely and another where I didn’t have a receiver listed. We’ll start with the quarterbacks. Statistically, […]

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Craig Wolfley Sees Improvement In Gilbert, While Adams Still Needs Work

Steelers Live had quite the valuable guest host on board yesterday in former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Craig Wolfley. Wolfley has been a regular contributor there and on Steelers radio for many years, and has always provided excellent insight to all things offensive line. While he has a tendency to skew positive, he had a […]

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Steelers WR Justin Brown Leaned On AB During July Down Time

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Justin Brown had a strong spring, getting in reps with the first-team offense and plenty of friendly write-ups from the sports writers and bloggers who witnessed his growth in OTAs and minicamp. But he also remembered that he started to fade a couple weeks into training camp last season, following […]

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Quietly, Steelers Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Getting To It Early In Camp

Rookies are to be seen and not heard during training camp and that’s exactly what appears to be happening with the Pittsburgh Steelers second-round draft pick, defensive end Stephon Tuitt. While he hasn’t received too much attention from the media so far at Latrobe, the Notre Dame product has quietly put together several nice practices, […]

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Le’Veon Bell Using Caution In Returning To Practice

Second-year Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell already knows what it’s like to get off to a slow start to a season due to being bogged down by injuries in training camp. He also understands that rushing yourself back from injury for fear of missing time can simply lead to further injuries. In his case, […]

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Steelers Trying To Get A Good Look At Landry Jones In Year Two

A year ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly seemed perfectly content to give rookie quarterback Landry Jones a redshirt season on the 53-man roster with their new veteran backup in Bruce Gradkowski being brought in. As fortune would have it, not even Gradkowski had to take a single snap the entire season, as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger […]

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Steelers Young Linebackers Will Be Moving Their Assets Around In 2014

During the Pittsburgh Steelers first backs on backers drill that took place in training camp this year, defensive assistant Joey Porter made sure that rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier knew one thing. “Speed is your asset!” Porter repeated over and over, according to Will Graves of the Associated Press. Because of Shazier’s speed asset, the […]

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Steelers CB William Gay Continuing Mentoring Tradition

It’s always great to hear about veteran Pittsburgh Steelers players taking the younger ones on the roster under their wing in order to try to speed up their development. Eighth-year cornerback William Gay is the latest such player to talk about assuming that leadership role on the team and he talked Thursday about how he’s […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Five – Thursday

By Alex Kozora My observations from day five of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. – As usual, we’ll start with the injury front. Lot to talk about today, unfortunately. Three tight ends were missing today: Rob Blanchflower (left ankle), Michael Palmer (unknown), and Matt Spaeth (unknown). A fourth, Eric Waters, was injured in practice with […]

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Steelers Retiring 75 Helps Reclaim Glories Of A Fading Legacy

If Joe Greene and Ernie Stautner are the litmus test by which jersey numbers are measured, then it’s probably not smart money to place your bets on seeing the Pittsburgh Steelers retiring any more numbers in the near future. 2014 marks the 45th year since Greene was drafted at the top of the class by […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Day Five: What I’m Watching For

By Alex Kozora We’ll put a final bow on Wednesday while giving a brief preview of a couple areas I’m watching for during the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday practice. My compilation of stats based off yesterday’s play by play in 11 on 11. First, the quarterbacks. Only on one play did I not have a QB […]

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Thanks To Injuries, New Steelers RB Josh Harris Finally Given An Opportunity

Last season, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Alvester Alexander made the team’s eight-man practice squad out of training camp. While that’s not earth-shatter news, you have to remember that the former undrafted free agent wasn’t even signed to the roster until August 7. This year, with Alvester starting off training camp on the PUP list with […]

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Steelers Thinking Long-Term With S Shamarko Thomas

When Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu spent the early portions of his offseason back home working out on his own, rather than attending spring OTAs, the coaches turned to veteran Will Allen to take the reps at strong safety, as he did in 2012, in the process passing over second-year safety Shamarko Thomas. […]

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Steelers NT Daniel McCullers Starting To Move People

Going back to last year, with the Pittsburgh Steelers mired in what seemed to be a lost season, the upcoming draft was a topic of conversation in November and December far more frequently than is the norm in western Pennsylvania. Back then, the go-to “the Steelers need to draft…” tended to be nose tackle Louis […]

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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Entering his second season in the NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will look to pick up where he left off in 2013. The Steelers selected Bell in the 2nd round of the 2013 NFL Draft to be a three down workhorse.  After overcoming a scary foot injury in the […]

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Making The Club In The Tub Will Be Tough For Steelers Rookies Zumwalt, Blanchflower

It’s hard for any player to make the club if he’s always in tub. It’s especially hard if those players are rookie late round draft picks. Such is the case this year during the first full week of training camp practices as two Pittsburgh Steelers draft picks have already found themselves observing practices from afar. […]

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Golden Looking To Take Advantage Of Extra Snaps In Training Camp

While his main contribution to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013 was on special team, third-year safety Robert Golden would eventually like to see more snaps on the defensive side of the football Golden, who has been the beneficiary of more defensive snaps during training camp this year with newcomer starter Mike Mitchell currently on the […]

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Former Redskins FB Mike Sellers Looking To Add Something Special To Steelers Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers hope to improve their play on special teams in 2014 and in order to try to accomplish that, second-year coach Danny Smith has a familiar face helping him out during training camp this summer. Former Washington Redskins fullback Mike Sellers is spending training camp at Latrobe with the Steelers as a special […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Four – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora My observations from Day Four of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp at St. Vincent College. I’ll save the play-by-play of the 11 on 11 for last. That makes some of the notes a little bit out of order but it doesn’t make that much of a difference. – Some injury notes that you […]

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Adam Schein Predicts Steelers Will Finish Last In AFC North In 2014

Whenever Adam Schein writes or says something about the Pittsburgh Steelers, his words always seem to create a stir. Tuesday wasn’t any different as the SiriusXM NFL Radio show host and part time NFL.com writer’s prediction for the AFC North is sure to infuriate Steelers fans. According to Schein, who always seems to throw objectivity […]

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Pro Football Focus Breaks Down Ben Roethlisberger’s Passing Tendencies

It is with little anticipation for surprise that I write that the football analytics website Pro Football Focus often comes under fire for its grading system, and the manner in which they occasionally assign blame on a play. Cornerbacks tend to get the shaft if they don’t get anticipated safety help over the top, for […]

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Recapping The Steelers First Three Days Of Training Camp

By Alex Kozora Before we dive into the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth practice of training camp, here is a recap of my thoughts on the first three days. – Putting a bow on the 11 on 11 session from Monday, I compiled the numbers and here are the totals. Sixty snaps of 11 on 11 broken up […]

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New Study Confirms The Best Fan Base Belongs To Steelers, Cowboys

The Pittsburgh Steelers have the best fan base in the National Football League. That’s not me saying it—it’s science. Or at least analytics. The Sports Marketing Analytics project, conducted out of Emory University, has published the results of their latest study, which finds that the Steelers topped the list in 2014 in terms of what […]

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Rookie CB Shaquille Richardson Showing Confidence, Control

There were many outside of the Pittsburgh Steelers organization who came away at least a little perplexed when the organization failed to select a cornerback prior to the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Even though they were returning their top four cornerbacks from last year—including Antwon Blake—and added an experienced slot corner during […]

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Steelers Way 3.0 Ready To Launch

By Michael K. Reynolds The Rooneys, GM Kevin Colbert and Coach Mike Tomlin are about to launch an anticipated, new software release for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Steelers Way 3.0 is coming to a stadium near you and it has fans buzzing with excitement about this upcoming year and those to follow. For a team at […]

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Steelers Undrafted Rookie TE Eric Waters Making A Splash Early In Camp

With training camp now in full swing, a lot of eyes are fixated on Pittsburgh Steelers rookie tight end Rob Blanchflower, who was drafted in the seventh-round back in May. While the Massachusetts product has yet to really give us anything to write about with three practices now in the books, another rookie tight end […]

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