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Steelers Film Room: L.T. Walton Vs Lions

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have been aware for a couple of years now that defensive line depth has needed replenishing, they also understood that there was only so much that they would be able to do in free agency, and that some improvement would have to come from within the…


Steelers Vs Lions Sack Breakdown

Football is back. And with it comes our usual collection of game recap articles. While it’s obviously good news if we don’t have to do this but we’ll break down the sacks given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their loss to the Detroit Lions. There were four of them on the…


Marczi: 2016 Steelers 53-Man Roster – Post-Lions Game Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have a game under their belts and the players have some snaps now on film, so we can start to get an oh-so-slightly clearer picture of how the roster is unfolding. As shouldn’t be surprising, I’ve made a handful of changes already, and more should be…


Steelers Film Room: Ricardo Mathews Vs Lions

Although the lack of depth in the secondary has been the annual thorn in the paw among many observers, the defensive line depth in the past two years has left much to be desired, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been actively working on repairing that aspect of the defense. After…


Browns Activate Josh Gordon From Non-Football Injury List

While Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon received good news earlier this offseason when his bid for reinstatement following an indefinite suspension was accepted, it has still been a rocky road since then. Part of his reinstatement included serving a four-game suspension at the start of the regular season, and…


2016 Camp Questions: Will Richardson Pass Toussaint?

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’ Training Camp Diary: Day 13

I can only assume that tomorrow, the Pittsburgh Steelers will practice at 3 AM at Area 51. I’ll do my best to sneak in. Yesterday was weird. Today was weirder. A little before 9 AM, the team sent out an alert that weather was pushing practice to Pittsburgh, closing it off for fans….


Steelers Spin: Analysis Of Preseason Week One

The Pittsburgh Steelers launched their 2016 Super Bowl ambitions with a 17-30 preseason thud to the Detroit Lions. Yes. It’s just the first preseason game. No. There’s no reason to panic. Not by any means. But, dang, that was disappointing. With QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Antonio Brown and RB Le’Veon…



Steelers Grooming Chris Hubbard For Trai Essex-Type Versatility

The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to like what they have in third-year offensive lineman Chris Hubbard, whom they are evidently developing into the team’s next Trai Essex, a player who is capable of playing all five positions along the offensive line, as well as lining up as an extra lineman. While…


Steelers Film Room: Jerald Hawkins Vs Lions

The Pittsburgh Steelers bolstered their offensive line depth in the 2016 NFL Draft with the addition of tackle Jerald Hawkins in the fourth round. While he is expected to apprentice as the team’s fourth tackle as a rookie, likely inactive on game day, they see a future in him as…


Kozora 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post First Game

We’ve finally rolled through 11 training camp practices (and one gymnasium jam session) and our first preseason game, giving more clarity to the makeup of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53 man roster. Here’s my second edition of it and though there aren’t many changes, there are a couple in key areas….


Steelers’ Film Room: WR Cobi Hamilton Vs Lions

Friday’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions was pretty lackluster all around for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but fortunately for the black and gold, a few unexpected bright spots emerged throughout the game. Second-year wide receiver Cobi Hamilton, whom the Steelers just signed on August 5, really stood out in the…


Chickillo’s Preseason Gets Off To Quiet Start

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo lined up for 27 snaps against the Lions in the team’s preseason opener last week, but unless you were paying attention and on the lookout for him—which I have no doubt that many were—you may have missed him. Chickillo may have been the…


Bengals DC Believes Geno Atkins Is Still Getting Better

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins was once arguably the best interior lineman in the game—and then he was again last year, showing himself fully healed from a knee injury in 2013 that limited him immensely in the year that followed. He returned to his first-team All-Pro status in 2015….