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Steelers Vs. Browns: Friday Night Five Questions

The 2014 NFL season kicked off Thursday night and the Pittsburgh Steelers will open their season Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns. It’s Friday, so that means I have a new set of five questions for you to answer in the comments below as we move into the…


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Video: Steelers CB Ike Taylor Included In Latest Mean Tweets Segment

With the 2014 NFL season kicking off Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel Live recently showed a new “Mean Tweets” segment featuring NFL players. You’ve probably seen these segments in the past and it’s quite funny to watch celebrities and athletes read these mean-spirited tweets from Twitter on camera. In this segment, Pittsburgh…


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Room: Howard Jones

By Alex Kozora An evaluation of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Howard Jones against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 1st and 10, 8:56 4th. Holds the point of attack, partially due to getting his arms extended. Shows strength versus the tight end, too. It’s not flashy but still a positive play….


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Steve McLendon

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon is hopeful of playing more like a true nose tackle this season after playing last year underweight, and consequently leaving himself prone to injury while failing to draw enough attention to himself to free up the linebackers. Reviews thus far have been mixed. Overall,…


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Browns Intend On Mixing Up Coverages Against Steelers WR Antonio Brown

So far during his career, Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-year wide receiver Antonio Brown has performed well when covered by Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden. In fact, as I pointed out back in May when Haden signed a new five-year contract extension, Brown seems to be the Florida product’s kryptonite….


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Room: David DeCastro

By Alex Kozora An evaluation of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 2nd and 4, 8:20 1st. DeCastro seals the left defensive tackle to help create a lane for Will Johnson. Sets his hips, and turns the tackle. Really like the arm extension, hand placement, and…


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Steelers WR Depth Could Be Tested In Season Opener

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep six wide receivers on their 53-man roster this year, a rarity that hasn’t been seen in any meaningful sense for a while, and it appears that they’ll be needing that depth early. The last time they carried six receivers was when Arnaz Battle was…


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Ryan Shazier

While the final preseason game is typically no more than a brief joyride for most starters, the Pittsburgh Steelers sent a few of their young starters on defense on a bit more of a cruise last week against the Carolina Panthers. Among those was Ryan Shazier, who will be the…



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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my…


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Numbers Crunch: Preseason Charting Takeaways

By Alex Kozora Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason has finished up, here is a final look back on the defensive side of the ball before we jump into Week One of the regular season. Random assortment of tidbits below from their 304 snaps. Snap Counts Defensive Line Cam Heyward:…


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Derek Moye

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Derek Moye was able to secure himself a third season with the organization after fighting a hotly contested battle with fellow wide receivers Justin Brown and Darrius Heyward-Bey. The battle was resolved by simply keeping all three receivers, plus another in C.J. Goodwin, just for good…


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Arthur Moats

When the Pittsburgh Steelers put together their final roster, free agent signing Arthur Moats was clearly a big influence in the staff’s personnel decisions. After all, they’re counting on Moats to be the backup outside linebacker on both sides. The Steelers only kept three edge rushers on the roster this…


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Cam Thomas

As the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first official depth chart reveals, free agent signing Cam Thomas will be a starter for the season opener, though it’s open for debate whether it will be at right or left defensive end. It’s also open for debate how long-term that starting position is, as there…