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Film Room: Jacob Hagen A Hopeful

It certainly seemed earlier in the offseason that the Pittsburgh Steelers were rather interested in finding a fifth safety to carry on to the 53-man roster once the regular season begins. It looked as though they might have found that candidate when they added free agent Daimion Stafford late in…


Film Room: Steelers Vs Giants Game Notes

As we’ll do for every game this year, our notes following each one. Breakdown of what I saw in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason win over the New York Giants. First Half – Kick return unit. Front dive: Jordan Dangerfield-Matt Galambos-Brandon Dixon-TJ Watt-L.J. Fort. Robert Golden behind with Chris Hubbard/Roosevelt Nix/David…


Film Room: Jake McGee Looks The Part

Generally, when a player toward the bottom of the roster is replaced by somebody else due to an injury in the middle of training camp, it is rare for there to be anything but unfounded hopes of what that new player might bring. Yet time and again, one of these…



Time For Sammie Coates To Get Up And Running

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have earlier last week finally gotten some long sought-for relief on one front regarding their wide receivers with Martavis Bryant’s return to practice, the reality is that, as of this writing, we are still waiting on one more to make his preseason debut. That would…


Browns DC Gregg Williams: ‘I Don’t Believe In Starters’

If you ask new Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams about who he is going to be starting on defense this season, you might be surprised by the answer, because, apparently, the man does not believe in starters. But don’t take my word for it; take his. “In all honesty”,…



Film Room: Steelers Defense Showing More Physicality In Coverage

And no, it doesn’t always have to come from the secondary. Much has been made of the secondary evolving this season. Bigger corners. More man coverage. While it’s hard to learn a lot about coverages from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game Friday, partly because it’s the preseason, partly because we don’t…


New Faces 2017: ILB Matt Galambos

We are now at a point during the offseason in which we find ourselves looking at training camp just around the corner for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the league, and a lot has changed for them over the course of the past several months. They have lost a number…


Apologies To Arthur For Attempting To Cross The Moats

Admittedly, I have been trying to run veteran outside linebacker Arthur Moats off the Pittsburgh Steelers roster all offseason. Now, it’s not because I don’t like Moats the person, however. I mean, every time he has a video interview, you cant help but smile while watching it as he’s always…


Steelers Spin: Preseasonal Pontifications

Preseason games don’t matter. Until you win them, and then you’re able to extrapolate deep philosophical significance, far reaching personnel perspectives, and forecast with absolute certainty an undefeated regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t overly impressive with their 20-12 victory over the New York Giants. Considering they got out-yardaged by…



Taking Away James Harrison’s Snaps No Easy Proposition

So, what’s the deal at outside linebacker? We got some interesting comments yesterday about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ premiere pass-rushing position from the coach responsible for the position, as well as from the coach responsible for all the other coaches. The latter would tend to be the one to trust, since…


Marczi: 2017 Post-Preseason Game One 53-Man Roster Prediction

I posted my first roster prediction just as training camp was getting started. For a refresher, and appropriate condemnation, you can review it here. After one preseason game, here is where I stand currently. Offense (24): Quarterback (3): Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, Joshua Dobbs There is absolutely no reason to expect…


Film Room: A Little Bit Of Everything From T.J. Watt

It should come as no surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie first-round draft pick, outside linebacker T.J. Watt, received quite a bit of attention for his debut performance in the preseason opener against the Giants last week. That would have happened no matter how he performed. He was a first-round…