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Steelers Preseason: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds There was so little positive news to report following the lackluster effort of the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Carolina Panthers that we’re going to jump right to summarizing the preseason in its entirety. Still overly depressing? Don’t shoot the piano player. Here are some rapid fire conclusions: Let’s Hope The Preseason […]

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Steelers vs Panthers – Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations for the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers: On his first opportunity Derek Moye converted a third and two on a pass just a bit behind him from Landry Jones. On the following play, it looked like Josh Harris might have a hole […]

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Steelers vs Panthers – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations for the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers: Throughout the entire preseason, Ben Roethlisberger has been the sole team captain. Will that change? He didn’t even play and he won the coin toss, but as they almost always do, the Steelers deferred. As […]

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UPDATED – Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

UPDATED: Being as the team has yet to make any moves outside of placing Jordan Zumwalt on injured reserve, which I predicted, and claiming cornerback B.W. Webb off of waivers, I feel like I deserve a mulligan. All of my changes are in red and it really just involves the addition of Webb and releasing […]

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Tomlin Sends Another Message To Bell, Blount On The Field

During his press conference earlier this week, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that any further in-house punishment due to running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount would not be made known publically a week after a very clear on-field message was sent, keeping the backs on the field well into the fourth quarter. […]

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Marczi: Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers have completed their slate of preseason games, and in fact will be trimming their roster down to 53 players later today. They signed a late addition in the recently released B.W. Webb, a second-year fourth-round cornerback, which certainly throws a monkey wrench into my decision-making here, but let’s try one last time […]

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Arizona Detour Won’t Land James Harrison Back In Pittsburgh

Last week, when defensive end Brett Keisel flew out west to visit with the Arizona Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Steelers got the wheels in motion to have him on the next flight back, signing the veteran to a two-year contract. The deal came after the conclusion of training camp, which is the timeframe during which any […]

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Addition Of CB B.W. Webb Gives Steelers A Draft Mulligan Of Sorts

When the Dallas Cowboys waived cornerback B.W. Webb on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin probably couldn’t wait to fill out a waiver claim for the former fourth-round draft pick, as he certainly knows quite a bit about young player. Webb, who like Tomlin is a former William and Mary player, also who grew up in […]

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Steelers Chris Hubbard, Jarvis Jones Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Panthers

The Pittsburgh Steelers were shut out Thursday night by the Carolina Panthers in their 2014 preseason finale at Heinz Field, but according to Pro Football Focus, a few players turned in positive individual performances on both sides of the football. On offense, left guard Chris Hubbard (1.9), right tackle Marcus Gilbert (1.4) and wide receiver Darrius […]

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Friday Night Five Questions On Cut Down Eve

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 preseason is now mercifully over following their 10-0 loss Thursday night to the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field and with the roister cuts due up next, here are five questions I hope that you will take time to answer on this quiet Friday evening. Thank you in advance for your participation […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

By Alex Kozora My sixth and final attempt at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster following the preseason finale. As of this writing, the final cuts have yet to be announced. Feel free to add in with your input below. Offense (24) Quarterbacks (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski Analysis: Statistically, Landry Jones may have […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers: Player Snap Counts

Below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % W.Johnson T 57 100% 0 0% D.Heyward-Bey WR 47 82% 1 5% […]

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Clarifying The Injured Reserve, Designated For Return Rules

I think several people are still confused about the injured reserve/designated rule as a few of you have emailed to ask if Pittsburgh Steelers rookies Jordan Zumwalt or Shaquille Richardson will be placed on it. First, teams are only allowed to designate one player a season to return after being placed on injured reserve, so using […]

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New NFL Policy On Domestic Violence Was The Right Move, Genuine Or Not

Yesterday, the league officially announced that it has revised its policies when it comes to disciplining NFL personnel involved in issues of domestic violence. The stress here is on all personnel within the league’s employ, not just the players. Under the new policy, a first offense for a player violating the personal conduct policy pertaining […]

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Steelers Test Whether Size Matters With Big Nickel

As several venues have written about since last week’s poor showing by the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Steelers have been cramming the nickel defense down offenses’ throats in the preseason. The only problem is that opposing offenses have been eating it up. When the Steelers go to their […]

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David Paulson Hasn’t Done Enough To Lose

The Pittsburgh Steelers gave veteran tight end Michael Palmer the opportunity to start last night against the Carolina Panthers, and it almost seems as though everybody lost sight of him once he threw a strong lead block on the end around to Markus Wheaton for 15 yards that they ran to open the game. It […]

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Bottom Of Wide Receiver Depth Chart Gets Blocked Up

Throughout the offseason, I’ve been fairly consistent in maintaining that the Pittsburgh Steelers could carry six wide receivers into this season, despite the fact that Dri Archer is as much a receiver as he is a running back. I believe that most of my roster predictions have included six wide receivers, and I believe that […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers: Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their third preseason game of the 2014 season Thursday night to the Carolina Panthers and after one quick pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Fell free to add your own in the comments below that you […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers trail the Carolina Panthers by a score of 3-0, the “first-team” defense allowing a field goal drive on the opening possession, but holding firm for the rest of the first half. The Steelers will receive after deferring to halftime. Dayonne Nunley took a knee in the end zone to give Landry Jones and the Steelers the […]

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Steelers vs Panthers First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell on their collective faces during last week’s ‘dress rehearsal’ for the regular season, which might result in some extended encore performances from select starters, though many will also be sitting out. As they so often do, they close out their preseason schedule against the Carolina Panthers. There are a few jobs up for […]

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Steelers Film Room: T Kelvin Beachum Against The Eagles

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum against the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday night. THE GOOD 1. 3rd and 6, 11:51 1st. Beachum’s punch is too poor and too high, closer to the helmet of defensive end Brandon Graham. It looks like Graham is going to be able to slip past and hit the edge. But […]

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Steelers Film Room: Rookie TE Rob Blanchflower Against The Eagles

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie tight end Rob Blanchflower against the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday night. THE GOOD 1. 3rd and 7, 13:23 4th. He releases late on his route but the area to focus on here is his chip. Rookie defensive lineman Taylor Hart loops around on a stunt and Blanchflower […]

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Steelers vs Panthers – What I’m Watching For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers were embarrassed last week in their 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, what was supposed to be a dress rehearsal for the regular season. Despite that, however, it doesn’t seem as though the coaching staff is overly concerned with forcing a few extra reps onto the starting units, particularly on the offensive […]

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Steelers vs Panthers – What I’m Watching For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers were embarrassed last week in their 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, what was supposed to be a dress rehearsal for the regular season. Despite that, however, it doesn’t seem as though the coaching staff is overly concerned with forcing extra reps onto the starting units, particularly on the offensive side of […]

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12 Steelers Players To Watch Closely In The Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers will close out their 2014 preseason schedule Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field and below are several players worth keeping a close eye on in this game. Darrius Heyward-Bey – After the praise that Heyward-Bey received from head coach Mike Tomlin during his Tuesday press conference, I expect that […]

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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: Martavis Bryant

Although the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t necessarily counting on rookie receiver Martavis Bryant to become an integral part of the offense in his first year, Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the offense would certainly like to see him force his way into the equation. His performances thus far in the first three preseason games have […]

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