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Steelers Have A Lot To “Tackle” In Final Three Preseason Games

If one thing stuck out clearly in the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 preseason loss to the Detroit Lions, it’s the fact that several defensive players must get better in the tackling department between now and the start of the 2016 season. After the game at Heinz Field was over, head coach…


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Steelers’ Grant Not Taking Potential Roster Spot This Year For Granted

Outside of maybe just one failed defensive assignment, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year cornerback Doran Grant appeared to have a good showing in the team’s 30-17 Friday night preseason loss to the Detroit Lions. Grant, the Steelers fourth-round draft pick last year out of Ohio State, led the team in total tackles…


Steelers’ Film Room: Javon Hargrave Vs Detroit

There was a lot of ugly in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first game but one of the bright spots was third round rookie Javon Hargrave. It wasn’t all perfect, mind you, and we’ll examine both with a final, game-one conclusion below. The Good 1. 10:26 2nd Quarter – One of Hargrave’s first snaps….


Steelers Vs Lions Positional Grades

It was a mostly brutal night for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Friday, on both sides of the ball in their preseason home opener against the Detroit Lions. The Lions came in and did pretty much whatever they wanted to the Steelers all night long, leading to the 13-point win at Heinz…


Video: Steelers Vs Lions Takeaways

Hoping to do this after every game, preseason and regular season. Made a quick video expanding on some of my thoughts on last night’s 30-17 loss to the Detroit Lions. As I say early in the video, I still had only gone through a brief look at parts of the…



Steelers Vs. Lions: Player Snap Counts – Preseason Game 1

The initial snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday night preseason opening loss to the Detroit Lions are now in and here’s a few observations from the numbers. For starters, on offense the Steelers got a long look at linemen Chris Hubbard and B.J. Finney, who both figure to battling…


RGIII’s Browns Debut Produces Explosive Plays For Offense And Defense

The Cleveland Browns debuted their new-look offense yesterday—or at least a decidedly vanilla flavoring of it, as this is, after all, the preseason—with quarterback Robert Griffin III under center, who led the unit for the team’s first two drives before giving way to the rest of the Brown’s four quarterbacks….


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2016 Camp Questions: Will Gradkowski Be There Opening Day?

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…


Steelers Vs Lions: Winners And Losers

Like we do after every game, a recap of the winners and losers from the preseason opener against the Detroit Lions. I’ll also make a short Youtube video with some other thoughts on the game or for those of you that prefer an audio version so you can learn while…




The Path To 53 Comes On Special Teams

We’ve arrived, folks. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2016 season is upon as we approach tonight’s kickoff at 7pm/EST. I don’t know about you, but training camp flew by, and thanks to the in depth reports by Alex Kozora, we’ve been able to get an inside look at how some of our…


Training Camp Recap: Secondary Evaluations

To finish things up, we’re breaking down my thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary after the first 11 practices. Cornerbacks William Gay: His snaps have been limited in camp in an effort to rest him and get a look at the youth behind him. But like so many of the…