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Missed Tackles Report: Steelers Vs Saints

Much like my former colleague Jon Ledyard did last season tracking missed tackles per game, it returns this season under my watch, starting with the third preseason game against the New Orleans Saints last Friday. Against New Orleans, the Pittsburgh Steelers missed 14 tackles as a team. Here’s how the…


Preseason 2016 Steelers Vs Panthers – What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Panthers tonight for their final preseason game, and as might be expected, you’re hardly going to see any starters on the field with more experience than the likes of Alejandro Villanueva or Ross Cockrell. If you’re like me, though, that is still pretty exciting….


Steelers Vs. Panthers 2016 Preseason: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2016 Preseason Game No. 4 Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) vs. Carolina Panthers (1-2) Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET Site: Bank of America Stadium (73,778) • Charlotte, N.C. Playing Surface: Grass TV Coverage: CBS-TV (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2) & NFL Network Announcers: Bob Pompeani (play-by-play), Charlie Batch (color analyst), Missi Matthews and Rich…


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Thus Ends The Unusual Tenure Of Bruce Gradkowski

The four-year tenure of quarterback Bruce Gradkowski with the Pittsburgh Steelers has certainly been an unusual one, and perhaps one of the odder ones that we have had for some time. But considering that it appears likely to be coming to an end in light of recent events, now would…


Injuries Testing Bengals’ Youthful Depth Along D-Line

The Cincinnati Bengals went looking for help along the defensive line for depth purposes during the 2016 NFL Draft, and they came away with defensive tackle Andrew Billings in the fourth round. Unfortunately, a knee injury that he suffered during the offseason ended his rookie season before it began, and…


2016 South Side Questions: Game Edition – Who Wants A Job?

Training camp has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have reverted back to taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp might have seen a lot of work put into the team and…


Steelers Film Room: Le’Veon Bell Vs Saints

It took until the third preseason game, but Pittsburgh Steelers fans were finally able to see Le’Veon Bell in game action for the first time since his knee injury suffered last November 1. Against the New Orleans Saints, Bell touched the ball eight times (three rushes, five catches) for a…


Steelers Film Room: Sammie Coates Vs Saints

Sammie Coates can be a frustrating player for not only the Pittsburgh Steelers themselves, but for the fan base as well. For a guy with tons of talent as a receiver, Coates is massively inconsistent and might remind some fans of Limas Sweed, who could never put it together for…


Steelers Claim QB Zach Mettenberger, Place QB Bruce Gradkowski On IR

The Pittsburgh Steelers have claimed quarterback Zach Mettenberger off waivers, per Jason La Canfora. The steelers claimed QB Zach Mettenberger on waivers. — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 31, 2016 Mettenberger was waived by the San Diego Chargers in the team’s initial wave of cuts. He saw scant playtime during…


Steelers Film Room: Vince Williams Vs Saints

Vince Williams recently signed a 3-year extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and although many fans are left pondering the implications this will have on longtime ILB Lawrence Timmons, many are excited for the vibrant and instrumental player’s future in the city of Pittsburgh. Williams was able to exemplify some of…


Study: Steelers’ Preseason Penalties

Ahhh, the penalty. We love to talk about them; we love to criticize the calls, and we most certainly love to make our judgments off of them. They’re what make a lot of games even more interesting; just ask Vontaze Burfict, or Adam Jones. And yes, they can be dull…


Several Steelers On Roster Bubble Entering Preseason Finale

With one preseason game remaining for the Pittsburgh Steelers, most of the team’s 53-man roster appears to be set in stone with very few spots appearing to be up for grabs. With that said, below I have identified seven players who I believe are currently on the proverbial roster bubble…


Dulac: Steelers Close To Long-Term DeCastro Deal

You get a new contract. You get a new contract. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a very Oprah type feeling today. In addition to the restructure Antonio Brown has received, the PPG’s Gerry Dulac wrote in his chat this morning the team is nearing a long-term deal with David DeCastro. His specific answer….


Steelers Film Room: Lawrence Timmons Vs Saints

Ever since the Pittsburgh Steelers announced last week that they have reached an agreement with fourth-year inside linebacker Vince Williams on a new three-year deal that extends through the 2018 season, beat writers and bloggers alike have been hastening toward the demise of Lawrence Timmons, penning many an epitaph for…


Steelers Film Room: Ross Cockrell Vs Saints

One of the major topics over the course of this offseason—and really, one of the critical issues facing the team this year—has been the development of Pittsburgh Steelers third-year cornerback Ross Cockrell, who is expected to enter the starting lineup this year after playing extensively during large stretches of the…