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Steelers Using Le’Veon Bell Often As WR On Passing Downs

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Browns Continue Trimming Fat With Release Of Paul Kruger

The Cleveland Browns cleaned out their front office and coaching staff, by and large, over the course of the offseason. And after doing that, they also began to clear out much of the roster. That process has continued late into the proceedings, trading away Barkevious Mingo. Yesterday, they released K’Waun…


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2016 South Side Questions: Could Steelers Really Carry Two QBs?

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…


Cam Heyward Offers High Praise For “J-Wobble”

For most of his recent meeting with reporters, Cam Heyward was understandably asked about the status of his ankle sprain and outlook for Week One’s matchup against Washington. But towards the end, he was asked to grade rookie Javon Hargrave’s performance. And Heyward immediately burst into that million-dollar smile and…



Ryan Shazier’s Ceiling As High As Ever In 2016

The upcoming 2016 season has had its fair share of hype- many analysts have pegged the Pittsburgh Steelers as one of, if not the, powerhouse in the AFC; expected to make noise come January. We’ve seen the lucrative potential of the offense take shape, leaving many fans anxiously awaiting the…


Steelers Spin: Analysis Of Preseason Week Three

The last significant preseason game is in the books with the Pittsburgh Steelers handling the New Orleans Saints handily by a score of 27-14. What was learned is the Steelers offense is Super Bowl worthy, its back-up quarterback is back in good graces with the fan base and the defense…



Washington Backfield Unclear For Week One

The Pittsburgh Steelers are dealing with their own injury problems so I’m sure they aren’t sending any sympathy to their Week One opponent. But Washington’s backfield is as unclear as ever for the Monday night opener. Ten days ago, starting running back Matt Jones was diagnosed with an AC sprain…



Practice Dime Package Shuffles Gay To Slot, Davis To Safety

According to multiple media reports, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback, and first-round draft pick, Artie Burns finally returned to full practice yesterday. And when he did so, in live scrimmages, there was an interesting change that might prove to be lasting, over time. No, not a change in throwing Burns in…


Injured Reserve A Blow For Jerald Hawkins’ Development

The Pittsburgh Steelers, as they often do, wasted little time in chipping away at their roster on the eve of the scheduled first wave of roster cuts. They released a handful of players yesterday, but they also placed one on injured reserve, and it was a significant one—perhaps not for…


Hargrave’s Hustle The Way To The Steelers’ (And My) Heart

Javon Hargrave has been one of the rare rookies in recent Steelers’ memory to play almost exactly to how he was advertised coming out of college. One of the few issues, the obvious jump in competition aside, was his chase to the football. Buying into John Mitchell’s system and taking…


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

The Pittsburgh Steelers are past the ‘dress rehearsal’ game now against the Saints, and the vast majority of the roster is pretty much cemented. Only a final couple of roster spots are left to be sorted out in the preseason finale. Offense (25) Quarterback (3) –  Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, Bruce Gradkowski…


Steelers Spread Ball Around Heavily Against Saints

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly spent a good portion of their ‘dress rehearsal’ preseason game exercising their passing game more so than the running game. 41 offensive plays were designed passes, including one sack and a scramble, while just 23 were intended to be running plays. Long stretches of the game—particularly…