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Steelers WRs Brown, Bryant Are Young, Tall, And Hungry

When the Pittsburgh Steelers first drafted 6’4” wide receiver Martavis Bryant in the fourth round, it pretty much immediately ignited discussions, particularly in the national media, over whether or not he could seize upon a starting position as a rookie. As the logic went, Bryant could become the big target that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has […]

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Skip The Pink, Roger

By Beth Myncin Anyone that has turned on a TV or radio has heard about the Ray Rice assault and subsequently his two game suspension. Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the Baltimore Ravens running back recently stating that Rice had taken responsibility for his actions after he admitted that he made a horrible mistake.  The question […]

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LeBeau On Tuitt: ‘He’s Definitely Going To Get A Significant Amount Of Playing Time’

Pittsburgh Steelers second-round draft pick, defensive end Stephon Tuitt, is progressing fast. How fast? Well, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau seems to think that the Notre Dame product will do something that we haven’t seen a rookie defensive end do in Pittsburgh for quite some time, and that’s play a lot. “He’s definitely going to get […]

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Steelers OL Chris Elkins Can’t Afford To Lose Momentum Now

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed undrafted rookie free agent Chris Elkins following the draft after they watched him handle former Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald, a first-rounder this year, at Heinz Field a year ago. The “Chicken Nugget” has a reputation of being a technician, which helps excuse his less than ideal height (he is closer […]

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Markus Wheaton’s Professional Approach Impresses Mike Tomlin

If the Pittsburgh Steelers offense is going to have success in 2014, second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton is going to have to show that he can handle the No. 2 wide receiver spot. So far during training camp he’s done just that and head coach Mike Tomlin appears to be happy with his progress. “He’s […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Eight – Sunday

Practice notes from another rain-logged day at Saint Vincent College. Mother Nature is a fickle woman. – Newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jawan Jamison was the first to make his way down the stairs, at around 2:35. Tauren Poole came down moments later. – Like yesterday, the bulk of the offensive line came out […]

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Steelers First Training Camp Depth Chart Of 2014 Includes Very Few Surprises

The Pittsburgh Steelers first depth chart for the 2014 preseason has reportedly been released and while head coach Mike Tomlin would likely advise everyone to not read too much into it, we will list a few things that stick out. As Bob Labriola points out, it looks like Justin Brown is currently viewed as the […]

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Steelers DL Coach John Mitchell Not Ready To Etch Anything In Stone

Just because there have been several positive reports here and there about a few of the young defensive lineman currently on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster so far during training camp, doesn’t mean much of anything if defensive line coach John Mitchell isn’t impressed. By the sound of things, the young group consisting of Stephon Tuitt, […]

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2014 NFL Preseason Kicks Off Sunday Night With Hall Of Fame Game

The 2014 preseason schedule gets underway Sunday night at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, OH as the New York Giants will play the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 Hall of Fame Game. Oddly enough, the Pittsburgh Steelers will play both of these teams during the preseason with the Giants being the first next Saturday night at the […]

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

By Alex Kozora Statistically, we’ll recap the last two days of Pittsburgh Steelers practices. Combining the numbers from Friday and Saturday’s practice. If anyone wants to see the daily breakdown, let me know in the comments and I’ll post them when I have a moment. Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger: 18/25 1 TD 1 INT Bruce Gradkowski: […]

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Brett Keisel Could Help Cam Thomas Assume Dual Role Along D-Line

Technical difficulties prevented me from getting my article on Cam Thomas yesterday posted in the morning. Mechanical difficulties—e.g. spending seemingly half the day in a bell tower—prevented me from getting to this topic sooner. And Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin obviously chose yesterday to give Steve McLendon a day off just to ensure that […]

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Can Undrafted DB Be A Danger To The Rest Of The Safety Field?

Perhaps former undrafted free agent safety Jordan Dangerfield is beginning to earn enough respect for us all to refrain from the obvious puns. He may have a steep uphill climb ahead of himself in his goal to make the 53-man roster after just missing the cut a year ago with the Buffalo Bills, but at […]

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Platoon Of Unknown Ball Carriers Reminds That Less Is More

It’s been quite a difficult task to get much of a feel for how the running game of the Pittsburgh Steelers is shaping up this year, and for a very simple reason: when it’s come to the 11-on-11 tackling sessions, the two backs expected to be taking those carries have not been healthy enough to […]

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David Paulson Treading Water In Tight End Battle

You would think that the path to locking up a roster spot would have been made easier for third-year tight end David Paulson with so many of his fellow competitors for the spot sitting out to the side with various ailments. You would think that, and you would be wrong. As much as the coaching […]

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Kevin Colbert Discusses Need For Dri Archer To Be Able To Run Out Of Base Formations

I’m as excited about seeing Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer during the preseason as the rest of you, but that excitement will be a little bit tempered until I see him work as a true running back in a few of the exhibition games. If he can show that he can function, first, […]

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Steelers Continue To Wing It With One Punter During Training Camp

With veteran punter Adam Podlesh still away from training camp as he awaits the birth of his child, the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to wing it at Latrobe with just one punter. Brad Wing, who was signed to the offseason roster way back in January, remains the Steelers lone punter in training camp until Podlesh returns. […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Seven – Saturday

By Alex Kozora My notes from day seven of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp at St. Vincent College. – We’ll go through my notes from drills and then hop into the 11 on 11 to finish out today’s observations. – A good chunk of the offensive lineman were the first onto the field. Maurkice Pouncey, Cody […]

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Free Agent Pickup Cam Thomas Keeping Ahead Of His DL Competition

Remember back in April, not long after the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to sign Alex Carrington? Back then, I wrote about free agent signing Cam Thomas and speculated that he could be a contingency plan to start at defensive end, if the Steelers weren’t able to find an alternative answer on the left side soon enough. […]

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Mike Tomlin On Martavis Bryant: ‘We Expect Him To Consistently Make Big Guy Plays’

If you have been waiting for Pittsburgh Steelers rookie fourth-round wide receiver Martavis Bryant to come alive during training camp, your wait is over. According to several reports, Bryant had a solid showing Saturday and especially during the red zone drill. Head coach Mike Tomlin cautiously praised the Clemson product at the conclusion of Saturday’s […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Six – Friday

By Alex Kozora We’ll take you through day six of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. What an absolutely wonderful day. Maybe my favorite so far. Under the lights in Latrobe. There’s not many things better than that. We’ll get into some of the positional work, give you a breakdown of the backs on ‘backers, the OL/DL […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Talks About Young Offense, Draft Classes Pushing Steelers Forward

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently sat down for an interview with the WDVE Morning Show to talk about the development of the roster, of reminiscences about when he was a young member of the team, and about the development of some of the younger players into leaders on the offensive side of the ball. […]

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Even With Quicker Passes, Ramon Foster Knows Never To Stop Blocking For Big Ben

The offensive game plan has certainly undergone some changes, not to mention personnel, since the Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a woeful 0-4 start of the season a year ago. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley was forced to adapt, improvise, and make concessions just to help the team start climbing out of the hole that they […]

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Ryan Shazier, Dick LeBeau Discuss Rookie Linebacker’s Progression

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round draft selection Ryan Shazier sat down for an interview with Movin’ the Chains on SiriusXM Radio, during which he talked about what it’s been like so far in his first offseason and heading into his first training camp. While he was immediately inserted into the starting lineup, he talked about the […]

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Tomlin Talks Approach To Coaching Younger Team, Treating Ike Taylor Like Old Yeller

If you look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 starting defense that they fielded for their Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos, you will see that seven of those players are no longer on the roster. In fact, of the 26 players that were on that Week 1 53 man roster, only 12 are […]

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Mike Tomlin Happy With Football Maturity Of Steelers Young Draft Picks

While speaking to the media at the 2014 NFL Combine, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said that while the class of draft hopeful players was the deepest that he’s probably ever seen because of the record number of underclassmen that declared, the group had one obvious downside. “I fear it’s also the most immature,” […]

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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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