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Steelers DE Brian Arnfelt Hoping Hard Work Will Pay Off

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year defensive end Brian Arnfelt is the only end on the roster other than Cameron Heyward to have taken even a single snap on defense for Dick LeBeau last year, and he merely doubled that with his two total plays on the line. But that doesn’t mean he’s a shoe-in to make the […]

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Back Healthy, Steelers Rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt Looking To Earn Respect

Thanks to a groin injury suffered early on in training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt has missed valuable practice time. Now that he’s finally overcome that injury and gotten himself back on the practice field again, he knows that he needs to show the coaching staff a lot between now and the final […]

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Ike Taylor Hoping A Healthier Year Means A More Productive One

A year after suffering the first significant injury of his career, and forcing him to miss much of the season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor started every game last season, and only came off the field for a snap or two due to some minor injury or another. That’s what he would have had you […]

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Young D-Linemen Seizing Opportunity Provided By McLendon’s Misfortune

It’s taken several days to learn, but we now finally know that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Steve McLendon has been out of the last four practice sessions while dealing with a concussion. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Mark Kaboly first got the story out of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who is also making his way back from […]

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Mike Tomlin Rides Rookie Tight Ends In Blocking Drill

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed draftable grades on both rookie tight ends Rob Blanchflower and Eric Waters. They ended up drafting Blanchfower with their final pick of the draft in the seventh round, and still landed Waters as an undrafted free agent. The Steelers seem to like both young tight ends well enough, who are more […]

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Steelers RB Tauren Poole Slowly Emerging From Deep End Of The Roster

With training camp slowly starting to wind down, it’s still unclear as to whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers will keep a fourth true running back on their final 53 man roster this season. With a full slate of preseason games yet to played, however, we might finally be seeing one of the younger lesser […]

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Big Steelers Rookie NT Daniel McCullers Talks Big Things He’s Working On

“So far, so good.” That’s exactly what rookie Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Daniel McCullers recently said when asked how his first NFL training camp is going. McCullers, who was drafted with second of two sixth-round selections that the Steelers had this year, should be getting his fair share of reps right now during training camp […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Ten – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ tenth day of practice. – Hebron Fangupo was the first player down the stairs at 2:38. In tow were Jawan Jamison, Brad Wing, and Dri Archer, the latter two again walking down together. Fast friends. – Injury roundup although Dave Bryan pretty much has you covered. […]

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Steelers Dick LeBeau Knows Defense Has To Fix Explosive Play Problem

If you have read this site for a while, you already know that I have an affinity for tracking the TOX stat. That stat, which tracks the differential of explosive plays and turnovers in a single game, plays a big part in whether or not a team wins or loses a game. Explosive plays of […]

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Recapping The Steelers First Nine Days Of Training Camp

By Alex Kozora With Tuesday being an off day for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it presented an excellent time to recap stats from 11 on 11 of the last two days while compiling them from the first seven padded practices. We’ll look at some things I was wrong and right about (so far) after. Your stats […]

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After Day Of Rest, Tackling Sessions May Start To Relax

As was the case a year ago, Mike Tomlin’s Pittsburgh Steelers began smacking pads well before the first preseason game, as the veteran head coach had his team trading blows with the third practice of training camp—the earliest day possible. It’s hard to say how much it benefited the team last season, if at all, […]

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Andy Not So Dandy Against AFC North

A few days ago, the Cincinnati Bengals gave quarterback Andy Dalton a six-year extension with a base value of all seven years totaling out at $96 million. Dalton can max that deal out to $115 million if he wins the Super Bowl this upcoming season, but I’m willing to bet that he won’t. In fact, […]

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No News Is Good News For Markus Wheaton

Earlier this week, one commenter wondered why I left out 6’5” wide receiver Derek Moye while discussing two other tall young receivers on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, namely Justin Brown and rookie Martavis Bryant. There’s not much to wonder about, really. Although the former Penn State wide out did make the roster a year ago, […]

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Who Gets The Green When The NFL Thinks Pink?

By Beth Myncin In the world of football, October is the month where real men literally wear pink. You can see it on cleats, on banners, on gloves, on towels and on just about anything else the NFL can think of. Perfect marketing. Goes straight to the heart. The issue exists in the notion that […]

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Brad Wing Shows Power, But Finesse To Be Tested

The Pittsburgh Steelers are nearly ready to head out to East Rutherford, New Jersey for their first preseason game against the New York Giants, and their final free agent signee, punter Adam Podlesh, remains away with his “very pregnant” wife. If he stays away much longer, it may not do much good for him to […]

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Steelers Invest In Special Teams Stability With Shaun Suisham Deal

Coming into training camp, the Pittsburgh Steelers faced a situation in which they had five current starters slated to hit free agency after this season was over, following extensions given to center Maurkice Pouncey, safety Troy Polamalu, and tight end Heath Miller. With their starting right tackle, their best pass rusher, and both starting cornerbacks […]

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Six Practices Remaining In Steelers 2014 Training Camp

After having Tuesday off, the Pittsburgh Steelers will return to the practices fields of Saint Vincent College Wednesday. They will have another practice Thursday before traveling to New Jersey on Friday to play the New York Giants in the their 2014 preseason opener. The day off that the team had on Tuesday followed six straights […]

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Steelers LB Vince Williams Can Humbly Accomplish A Lot In 2014

If you follow Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Vince Williams on Twitter, you probably know by now that he’s a deep thinker who isn’t afraid to put those thoughts of his into words. If you also attended the first week of Steelers training camp, you more than likely left Saint Vincent College in Latrobe without Williams’ […]

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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers WR Markus Wheaton

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Entering his second season in the NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton has a lot to prove. According to the first official depth chart released by the Steelers, Wheaton is listed as the starting receiver opposite Antonio Brown. The pressure is on Wheaton to produce. Wheaton said earlier this offseason, […]

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Maintenance Day Off Probably Wasn’t Bitter Sweet For Iron Ike

During the Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 preseason opener against the Washington Redskins, veteran cornerback Ike Taylor broke his thumb. He was scheduled to have surgery that following Tuesday, so he decided to practice that Monday with a fitted cast covered with a plastic bag because it was raining that day. “They’ve got to make me not […]

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The Absolute Truths Of Preseason Games

By Michael K. Reynolds What can be revealed by the so-called “meaningless” preseason games? Actually…quite a lot. As a huge fan of training camp I have closely observed dozens of Pittsburgh Steelers preseasons through the years. I can share there are several absolute truths you can learn from these games and here are a few […]

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Mike Munchak Texbook Includes Lesson On Extracurricular ‘Tricks Of The Trade’

The Pittsburgh Steelers were quite fortunate to stumble into landing Hall of Fame offensive guard and accomplished offensive line coach Mike Munchak this offseason to serve on the coaching staff in that capacity. A year prior, they lost Sean Kugler to a head coaching opportunity at his alma mater, and were forced to settle for […]

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Antwon Blake Anxious To Cover Opposing Wideouts In Preseason Opener

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year cornerback Antwon Blake has only been here for less than a year. He was initially signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and didn’t survive the final roster cuts in 2013, when the Steelers picked him up just prior to the start of the regular season. In […]

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Steelers LBs Ready For Dri Archer To Torment Somebody Else

When the Pittsburgh Steelers first drafted running back Dri Archer, we knew he would be giving somebody fits. Whether it was offensive coordinators trying to find snaps for him, defensive coordinators trying to find ways to defend him, or linebackers trying to find their jocks after covering him, one thing we knew he was going […]

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Sean Spence Caps Off Physical Week With A Taste Of What Could Have Been

Even after Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence passed his first contact test last week, demonstrating that his reconstructed knee and regenerated nerves could withstand the human onslaught that is football, the cynical question of whether or not he could sustain that level of violence remained in the minds of many outside observers. But the third-year […]

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Andy Dalton’s Contract Means Nothing To Ben Roethlisberger

If you’re worried about what the contract signed Monday by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton might mean for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, you need not be worried at all. Why do I say that? Because much like the contract that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently signed, Roethlisberger is probably laughing at it. […]

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