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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post First Preseason Game Edition

By Alex Kozora My third attempt at projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53 man roster. We’re gaining a little more clarity but for now, some situations are still fluid. Feel free to add in with your input below. Offense (24) Quarterbacks (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski Analysis: I’m nothing if not stubborn. Landry Jones has […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Josh Mauro Hustling

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie undrafted free agent Josh Mauro would seemed to have climbed the depth chart in advance of the team’s preseason matchup against the New York Giants this past Saturday. The Steelers released their first depth chart—meaningless as it might be—a few days in advance of the game, on which Mauro is still listed […]

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Steelers Putting Hubbard Back In The Cupboard

Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster missed time early in training camp, having taken bereavement leave to cope with the loss of his mother. As a consequence, his vacated left guard spot had to be filled by somebody during practices until he returned. For the most part, that spot was occupied by second-year former undrafted free […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Mike Mitchell

Unfortunately for new Pittsburgh Steelers starting safety Mike Mitchell, the grand takeaway of his debut with his new team was no doubt the poor angle that he took on New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings’s 73-yard touchdown run right up the middle of the defense this past Saturday in the team’s preseason opener. Mitchell […]

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Value Of Veteran Steelers S Will Allen Will Be Known In A Few More Weeks

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers looked like they were ready to finally move on from veteran safety Will Allen as he signed in March as an unrestricted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. Allen’s time in Dallas wound up being short, however, and following his release in early October, he found himself back in Pittsburgh […]

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‘Boo-Boo’ Still Limiting Steelers Rookie LB Ryan Shazier

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier is back in pads but the “boo-boo” that he suffered way back on August 3rd is still preventing him from fully participating in practice. “I’m trying to get back on the field as fast as possible,” Shazier said Monday, according to Scott Brown of ESPN.com. “I’m going to continue […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Fourteen – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first of two joint practices with the Buffalo Bills. – Before we get into anything, oh man, what a whirlwind of a day. Intense practice and it was virtually non-stop for about two hours. It’s why I didn’t tweet as much as usual, especially once the […]

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Nine Would Be Fine For Steelers New Offensive Line Coach

If new Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak gets his way, the team will keep nine offensive linemen on their final 53 man roster this year as opposed to only eight. “You want to have as many guys as you can,” Munchak said Tuesday, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s hard […]

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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post First Preseason Game Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers now having one preseason game in the books, it’s now time for the latest installment of my 53 man roster prediction. If you would like to see my previous version, it is right here. In the comments below, tell me the selections you disagree with and which player makes it instead. How many of […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Marcus Gilbert Run Blocking

Last week was our first opportunity to get a glimpse of the supposedly new and improved Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line under the tutelage of Mike Munchak against the New York Giants. Reports have been suggesting that Marcus Gilbert has been his star pupil of sorts, in terms of showing improvement under his watch, and I […]

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Steelers 2014 Rookie Watch 1.0

By Michael K. Reynolds Is the preseason meaningless? Ask that question of any NFL rookie and general manager and they’ll look at you like you’re smoking crack. Jobs to support families and the future of the team are on the line every practice and especially during preseason matches. Here’s how the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie class […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Cam Thomas Against The Run

Perhaps this shouldn’t be overly surprising, but the Pittsburgh Steelers did not operate frequently in their base defense against the New York Giants in their preseason opener, particularly with the starters on the field. This meant that free agent acquisition Cam Thomas only received a small handful of snaps with the starters, as he lined […]

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Mike Tomlin Not Encouraged By Progress Of Martavis Bryant

For as many head-turning plays he may make during practices, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant, at least so far, seems to more than make up for his raw talent with deficiencies elsewhere in his game. This was on prominent display on Saturday night against the New York Giants, during which he dropped one […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Brice McCain

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed a number of free agents this season to help replenish their roster, adding some significant pieces such as Mike Mitchell, Cam Thomas, and LeGarrette Blount. Among the more unheralded signings was former Houston Texans nickel back Brice McCain, whom many believed would struggle to make the roster. I include myself among […]

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Breakdown Of Brad Wing’s Six Punts Against Giants

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed veteran punter Adam Podlesh on the Reserve/Did Not Report list, Brad Wing now has a golden opportunity to win the job this year during the preseason uncontested. While Wing’s average (36.5 yards) and net average (34.5 yards) of his six punts Saturday night in the preseason opener against […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Thirteen – Tuesday

By Alex Kozora My observations from another day at St. Vincent College. The 13th practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers. – Dri Archer and Brad Wing were the first players to walk down the stairs, at 2:35. Guess they made up after they didn’t come down together yesterday. Such an odd pairing. Like the sea anemone […]

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Steelers Coach Mike Munchak Happy With Play Of Mike Adams Against Giants

In the comment section of a recent post I made following the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason loss Saturday night to the New York Giants, I stated that I thought tackle Mike Adams had a pretty good showing overall after starter Kelvin Beachum left the game. It turns out that new offensive line coach Mike Munchak feels […]

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Steelers Coach Keith Butler Wants LB Terence Garvin To Swing In 2014

So far during training camp this year there hasn’t been a lot of talk about Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Terence Garvin, who made the opening day 53 man roster last year as an undrafted rookie tryout player. Just because we’re not hearing much about the West Virginia product, however, doesn’t mean that he’s not having […]

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Lawrence Timmons Talks About Moving To Buck Linebacker Position Full-Time

During the 2011 season, Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons was forced to start four games at right outside linebacker due to then-starter James Harrison being sidelined with a fractured orbital bone. Those four games didn’t go well for the former first-round draft pick and he hasn’t been asked to start outside since and likely never […]

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Steelers Mock Depth Chart Prior To Second Preseason Game

By Alex Kozora Although the Pittsburgh Steelers official depth chart has been released, those don’t tend to be very involved and aren’t always accurate. If it wasn’t league-mandated, teams wouldn’t submit them this early. I’ve created a depth chart below based on what I believe the current – and I can’t emphasis the word “current” […]

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Steelers vs Giants – Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason opening loss to the New York Giants on Saturday night, beginning with the second half of the game. The Steelers open the half with all third-string personnel aside from the offensive line. David Paulson actually pulls and throws a block. Martavis Bryant may […]

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Steelers vs Giants – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason opening loss to the New York Giants on Saturday night, beginning with the first half of the game. Dick LeBeau brought the blitz early. William Gay blitzes over the left edge and helps hurry a first-down throw. Sean Spence making an instant impact. […]

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Keith Butler Talks Jarvis Jones’ Mental Development In Year Two

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler was on with David Todd last week prior to the team’s first preseason game against the New York Giants, during which he went up and down his unit. But one of the main focuses of the discussion was, unsurprisingly, second-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, who will be one of […]

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Dangerfield Can Make His Move This Week Against Former Team

If safety Jordan Dangerfield is going to make the Pittsburgh Steelers final 53 man roster this year out of training camp, he’s going to have earn the respect of special teams coach Danny Smith. Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants, you can tell that he’s getting every opportunity to do […]

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Polamalu’s Future Is Bright

By Beth Myncin His hair is insured for a million dollars. During the regular season you can find him flying around the field with no regard for personal safety. He is a future Hall of Famer and one of the best safeties to ever touch the field. I could go on and on about him […]

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Mike Tomlin Expects Roster Bubble Players To Make Their Move This Week

With three preseason games still left to be played before the Pittsburgh Steelers final 53 man roster is set, there are still plenty of battles that have yet to be decided. Head coach Mike Tomlin knows this better than anyone and after Monday’s practice he made sure to note that players still have time on […]

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