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Charting Notes From The Steelers Preseason Opener Against Lions

Before we start heavily previewing the Pittsburgh Steelers second preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, I thought I would pass along a few notes that stuck out to me from our charting of the team’s Friday night loss to the Detroit Lions. According to our game charting, the Lions only brought…


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Browns May Hold The Key To Steelers’ Cornerback Depth

Yup. The Cleveland Browns. Those Browns. The ones you make fun of as the Pittsburgh Steelers pile up on them in Week 17, sending another coach out of the city. There is a very Browns-like situation going on across state lines. And Pittsburgh could reap the benefits. I’m not professing to be…


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Steelers Break 2016 Training Camp With These 5 Key Concerns

At the conclusion of Wednesday’s closed practice, the Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly scheduled to spend one final night at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe before finally ending their annual training camp on Thursday. With camp about to break, the team enters the rest of their preseason schedule with several key…


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Steelers’ Training Camp Recap: The Good And Bad

Getting to our post training camp breakdown, wrapping things up with a couple of articles on what went down at St. Vincent College. We’ll start with some of the players who shined and some who struggled. Not listed in any particular order, these are the players who consistently shined. Obviously,…


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Steelers Preaching Versatility In Defensive Backfield

He is certainly not unique in this, but among the things that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is perhaps best known for is his constant preaching of his players’ ability to “wear multiple hats”—that is, to do multiple things, to be versatile, and thus to make yourself more useful…


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Steelers Film Room: Eli Rogers Vs Lions

One of the stars and steady players of camp, Eli Rogers finally got to play in his first NFL game last Friday. It only took two years and a busted foot but the results were encouraging and very similar to what he showed in camp leading up to his debut….


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Chris Hubbard, 10 O-Linemen, And The TE Crisis

Considering the jumble that the Pittsburgh Steelers are experiencing tight end, and the way that the rest of the roster appears to be setting up, I have been giving a lot of consideration in recent weeks to what I think the Steelers could, or should do in the short term…



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Terrell Suggs Comes Off Of PUP List For Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens took a beating on the injury front like few teams have last season, taking multiple blows at key positions such as wide receiver and outside linebacker. In terms of the latter, they lost starting edge rusher Terrell Suggs in the season opener before he even recorded a…


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2016 Camp Questions: What Have We Learned In Training Camp?

Training camp is now upon us, in case you have failed to take notice. The Pittsburgh Steelers reported to Latrobe on July 28, and began practicing the following day in preparation for their first preseason game on August 12, and eventually, for the 2016 regular season in April. Every NFL…


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Steelers’ Training Camp Diary: Day 14

This is it, the final go around. Weather held off, save for a quick shower, until this afternoon on my drive home. So forecast-wise, things ended on a high note. Injury front, plenty of guys out today. Anthony Chickillo, Valerian Ume-Ezeoke, Artie Burns, Jarvis Jones, Jerald Hawkins, Marcus Gilbert, Bud…



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Tomlin Pleased With Cockrell’s Offseason Development

Nearly a year ago, the Buffalo Bills dumped Ross Cockrell on the cutdown to 75 man rosters. Now, Cockrell is poised to be an opening day starter for the Pittsburgh Steelers. But as Mike Tomlin repeated throughout this morning’s interview, past resume is irrelevant. And Cockrell is proof of that….


CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 7, 2014: Linebacker Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is introduced to the crowd prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns on September 7, 2014 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won 30-27. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Ryan Shazier

Ranking The Room: AFC North ILBs

Continuing our series “Ranking the Rooms” here at Steelers Depot, we’re almost through the entire series. Today, we’ll take a look at arguably one of the most important positions on the field, defensively:  inside linebacker. 1 — Pittsburgh Steelers While most Steelers fans won’t think this one is close, I…


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For Travis Feeney, First Step On Road To Anywhere Is Staying On Field

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter expressed such forward optimism about his rookie draft pick, sixth-rounder Travis Feeney, earlier in training camp that he feared he would have to make the 53-man roster, because he believed strongly that another team would claim him off waivers and the Steelers would…