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Versatility May Be The Key for Alejandro Villanueva

Former Army ranger Alejandro Villaneuva has packed on somewhere around 70 pounds over the past year. He was a 277-pound defensive end when the Philadelphia Eagles signed him in May, but by August, he had already bulked up to 315 pounds, and was on an upward trajectory in terms of…


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Steelers 2015 Missing Pieces: Michael Palmer

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into OTAs, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players that are no longer with the team,…


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Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward Plays With Power And Leverage

I felt compelled to write about Cameron Heyward this week, given that a player with about half his ability in Corey Liuget just signed a five-year, $50 million extension yesterday to remain with the San Diego Chargers for the foreseeable future. No disrespect meant to Liuget, who is a solid…



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DHB, Goodwin Look To Highlight 2015 Training Camp Battle At WR

At quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s disposal is arguably the most talented receiving corps in the entire league, littered with an All-Pro like Antonio Brown to up-and-comer Martavis Bryant. He even has “old reliable”, Heath Miller, his security blanket of a tight end who, even at 32 years of age, still gets the…


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Haley Affirms Red Zone Improvement, Aggressive PATs

It shouldn’t come as a shock but Todd Haley told reporters a main goal for 2015 is to improve the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ red zone offense. Multiple reporters have tweeted out today Haley’s desire to get better inside the twenty. Todd Haley:"We gotta make sure when we’re in an area of…


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Todd Haley Comfortable With Steelers Backup Running Back Group

They’ll be counted on as major contributors the first three weeks. So it’s a positive sign that Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive coordinator Todd Haley is happy with the running backs sitting behind Le’Veon Bell. Speaking to the media Tuesday, he told reporters he felt better about the group compared to last…


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Steelers All-22: Marcus Gilbert 2014 Sack Recap

The individual goal of any player from one season to the next is to get better. Simple enough and it’s easy to say player “X” has to improve. It’s the specifics that are more interesting and the way to measure progression. We may expand the focus but we’ll begin evaluating…


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Don’t Expect Steelers’ Wideout Spoils To Produce Many 4WR Sets

Around western Pennsylvania these days, there is a lot of excitement about the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, much of which stems from what is perceived as a deep and talented group of wide receivers, spearheaded by arguably the best in the league, two-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler Antonio Brown. Admittedly,…


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Will Johnson Should Not Lose Many Snaps To Young Tight Ends

Will Johnson is entering his fourth season with the Pittsburgh Steelers after signing with the team a year removed from college as an undrafted free agent. He initially won the job for the fullback position during the preseason by default when David Johnson, who converted from tight end, tore his…


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Martavis Bryant Also Hoping To Improve His YAC Ability

Much has been made this offseason of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton and where he will fit into the offense in his third season after serving as the primary player to line up opposite Antonio Brown for the majority of the 2014 season. Specifically, the focus has been on…


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Steelers 2015 Missing Pieces: Justin Brown

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into OTAs, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players that are no longer with the team,…



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Jesse James Happy To Be In Pittsburgh

Jesse James doesn’t know what the future holds for him, but he’s happy about the present. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ fifth round pick, a South Allegheny native, is grateful to be playing near his hometown and under the tutelage of a veteran like Heath Miller. “There wasn’t a better place to…


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Steelers Need DeAngelo Williams Of Old In Weeks 1-3

When looking across the NFL landscape, there aren’t a whole lot of running backs ages 30 and older who scream productivity. Frank Gore looks to be the lone exception, as he ran for 1,106 yards last year for the San Francisco 49ers. Now 32 years of age, the Indianapolis Colts are looking…