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Kozora: A Thank You

By Alex Kozora I know I’ve written a lifetime of words the past couple weeks but hopefully you’ll allow me to write a few more. August 14th made one year since being hired here at Steelers Depot. It was only fitting that the last day of training camp fell on the same day. During this […]

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Defensive Line Picture Coming Into Focus

After two preseason games, it would seem that we are beginning to see certain positions stabilize in terms of the depth chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The defensive line in particular was an area of confusion, but clarity is slowly emerging. The second-team defensive line last night, for example, saw the combination of second-round pick […]

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Fringe Outside Linebackers Putting The Pressure On Roster Spot Battle

Is it possible for a pair of players to knock one other player off the roster? Because Vic So’oto and Howard Jones would seem to make one heck of a player. Even as it stands, the two fringe candidates continued to turn up the heat on incumbent outside linebacker Chris Carter, who started on the […]

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Steelers Film Room: So’oto Swats, Swims, Sacks, Strips

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Vic So’oto effectively won the game Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills thanks to his strip sack fumble late in the fourth quarter. Here is a quick look at that play. Lined up outside of the tight end, So’oto gets off the ball well at the snap. This is second-round draft […]

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Ryan Shazier Debut Worth The Wait

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier made his NFL debut last night against the Buffalo Bills after he was forced to sit out last week’s preseason opener with a bone bruise, and the wait was worth it. The raw statistics themselves are impressive. In less than a half, the inside linebacker recorded nine […]

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Lack Of Progress By Steelers QB Landry Jones Is Concerning

Pittsburgh Steelers third-string quarterback Landry Jones was given a golden opportunity Saturday night to show how much he’s developed since his rookie season, but the Oklahoma product fumbled away the chance in the second preseason game of 2014 against the Buffalo Bills. Jones, who was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth-round of the 2013 […]

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Steelers Vs. Bills: Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their first preseason game of the 2014 season Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills and after one quick pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to chew on. Fell free to add your own in the comments below that […]

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Animated Gifs From Steelers Win Over Bills

Here are a few animated gifs for you from the Pittsburgh Steelers 19-16 win Saturday night over the Buffalo Bills. The first touchdown pass from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Antonio Brown features two Bills defenders rubbing each other out of the play. Watch Roethlisberger look left, first, as it looks like it’s […]

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Steelers Get First Preseason Win Of 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their first preseason game of 2014 Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills as kicker Shaun Suisham kicked a 20-yard-field goal as time expired. Suisham’s game winner was set up by a fumble recovery made by rookie undrafted linebacker Howard Jones following a sack of Bills quarterback Jeff Tuel by outside linebacker […]

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Steelers vs Bills Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers showed a lot to like in the first half of their second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. Ben Roethlisberger led two touchdown drives on his first two possessions, hitting Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton for the scores. The Steelers’ first-round pic, Ryan Shazier, made his debut, and did so in a big way, registering what I can […]

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The Only Question That Matters This Preseason

By Michael K. Reynolds Are they better or are they worse? This critical question asked of the Pittsburgh Steelers should be well on its way to being answered by the end of the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. Already in 2014, the team has completed free agency, the draft, mini-camps and training camp at […]

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15 Steelers Roster Bubble Players To Watch Closely Against Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their second preseason game of 2014 Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field and several roster spots are still up for grabs. Head coach Mike Tomlin said this past week that he expects a few players to make moves this week and below are 15 players on the […]

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

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to take on the Buffalo Bills, with whom they’ve gotten intimately familiar over two days of practice, later today in their second preseason game. Before we get there, here are some of the things that I will be focusing on in game two in response what we’ve previously seen on […]

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

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to take on the Buffalo Bills, with whom they’ve gotten intimately familiar over two days of practice, later today in their second preseason game. Before we get there, here are some of the things that I will be focusing on in game two in response what we’ve previously seen on […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Player By Player Recap: Defense

By Alex Kozora Brief player-by-player of how each of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the defensive side of the ball throughout training camp and the first preseason game. Nose Tackle Steve McLendon: McLendon is another guy the jury is out on though I like his chances in a league where every defensive player has to be […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Mike Adams Pass Protection Struggles

As much as I want to criticize the performance of third-year Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams against the New York Giants last week—and I will—the truth of the matter is that he actually didn’t play nearly as poorly as many post-game analyses would have you believe. If we consider simply the end result of the […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Player By Player Recap: Offense

By Alex Kozora Brief player-by-player of how each of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the offensive side of the ball throughout training camp and the first preseason game. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: Not that we were going to learn much more about him but it was another strong camp. A completion percentage that closed in on 70%, […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Shamarko Thomas

Earlier this offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake told reporters that the plan for this season was to try to keep second-year defensive back Shamarko Thomas at his natural position of strong safety. But if he continues to play with the instincts and explosiveness that he showed a week ago against the New […]

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Final 2014 Steelers Training Camp Practice Stats

By Alex Kozora Your final Pittsburgh Steelers training camp statistics. The top portion are from Monday and Tuesday’s practices. Not doing anything with the joint practices because the data would wind up incomplete. Please keep that in mind when looking at the numbers. Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger: 20/27 1 TD Bruce Gradkowski: 6/13 Landry Jones: 9/14 […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey had been out of football for about 11 months prior to the team’s preseason opener against the New York Giants a week ago. As we all know, he played just eight snaps of the 2013 season before a friendly fire impact tore up his knee and landed him on injured […]

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Steelers Vs. Bills 2014 Preseason: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1) vs. Buffalo Bills (1-1) Kickoff: 7:30 p.m., EST Site: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa. Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2 Announcers: Bob Pompeani (play-by-play), Edmund Nelson (color analyst), Jeff Verszyla (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970) Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin […]

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Steelers Vs. Bills: Friday Night Five Questions

The Pittsburgh Steelers are breaking training camp Friday and they will play the Buffalo Bills Saturday night at Heinz Field. To celebrate the second Steelers preseason game of 2014, here are five questions that I would like you to answer in the comments below. 1. Head coach Mike Tomlin talked several days ago about how […]

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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers RB Dri Archer

By Tony DelSignore Jr. On the first offensive drive of the preseason opener against the New York Giants, the Pittsburgh Steelers lined up in a five wide receiver set. In the slot to the left side of the formation was rookie “offensive weapon” Dri Archer. Ben Roethlisberger stood in the shotgun, took the snap and […]

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Video: Steelers, Bills Thursday Training Camp Scrimmage Fight

During the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday evening scrimmage against the Buffalo Bills, backup Steelers center Cody Wallace got into a scuffle with Bills defensive tackle Landon Cohen at one point and it escalated quickly into a large scrum. During the fracas, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown even took a swing at Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams. […]

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Audio: Monday 8/14 Interview On ESPN 970 AM Radio

Prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers final training camp practice of 2014, I joined David Todd of ESPN 970 Radio on his show to talk about the team heading into their second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. You can listen to the interview in its entirety below. I will be joining David on his show […]

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Report: NFL Considering Harsher Penalties In Domestic Violence Cases

Has the NFL had a change of heart? At the very least, it seems that league has been experiencing a growing realization that the public does not accept their current disciplinary policy on matters of domestic violence among their players, as enunciated through their actions—and that it would be detrimental to their reputation not to […]

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