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Steelers Chris Hubbard, Jarvis Jones Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Panthers

The Pittsburgh Steelers were shut out Thursday night by the Carolina Panthers in their 2014 preseason finale at Heinz Field, but according to Pro Football Focus, a few players turned in positive individual performances on both sides of the football. On offense, left guard Chris Hubbard (1.9), right tackle Marcus Gilbert (1.4) and wide receiver Darrius […]

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Friday Night Five Questions On Cut Down Eve

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 preseason is now mercifully over following their 10-0 loss Thursday night to the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field and with the roister cuts due up next, here are five questions I hope that you will take time to answer on this quiet Friday evening. Thank you in advance for your participation […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

By Alex Kozora My sixth and final attempt at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster following the preseason finale. As of this writing, the final cuts have yet to be announced. Feel free to add in with your input below. Offense (24) Quarterbacks (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski Analysis: Statistically, Landry Jones may have […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers: Player Snap Counts

Below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % W.Johnson T 57 100% 0 0% D.Heyward-Bey WR 47 82% 1 5% […]

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Clarifying The Injured Reserve, Designated For Return Rules

I think several people are still confused about the injured reserve/designated rule as a few of you have emailed to ask if Pittsburgh Steelers rookies Jordan Zumwalt or Shaquille Richardson will be placed on it. First, teams are only allowed to designate one player a season to return after being placed on injured reserve, so using […]

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New NFL Policy On Domestic Violence Was The Right Move, Genuine Or Not

Yesterday, the league officially announced that it has revised its policies when it comes to disciplining NFL personnel involved in issues of domestic violence. The stress here is on all personnel within the league’s employ, not just the players. Under the new policy, a first offense for a player violating the personal conduct policy pertaining […]

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Steelers Test Whether Size Matters With Big Nickel

As several venues have written about since last week’s poor showing by the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Steelers have been cramming the nickel defense down offenses’ throats in the preseason. The only problem is that opposing offenses have been eating it up. When the Steelers go to their […]

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David Paulson Hasn’t Done Enough To Lose

The Pittsburgh Steelers gave veteran tight end Michael Palmer the opportunity to start last night against the Carolina Panthers, and it almost seems as though everybody lost sight of him once he threw a strong lead block on the end around to Markus Wheaton for 15 yards that they ran to open the game. It […]

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Bottom Of Wide Receiver Depth Chart Gets Blocked Up

Throughout the offseason, I’ve been fairly consistent in maintaining that the Pittsburgh Steelers could carry six wide receivers into this season, despite the fact that Dri Archer is as much a receiver as he is a running back. I believe that most of my roster predictions have included six wide receivers, and I believe that […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers: Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their third preseason game of the 2014 season Thursday night to the Carolina Panthers and after one quick pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Fell free to add your own in the comments below that you […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers trail the Carolina Panthers by a score of 3-0, the “first-team” defense allowing a field goal drive on the opening possession, but holding firm for the rest of the first half. The Steelers will receive after deferring to halftime. Dayonne Nunley took a knee in the end zone to give Landry Jones and the Steelers the […]

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Steelers vs Panthers First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell on their collective faces during last week’s ‘dress rehearsal’ for the regular season, which might result in some extended encore performances from select starters, though many will also be sitting out. As they so often do, they close out their preseason schedule against the Carolina Panthers. There are a few jobs up for […]

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Steelers Film Room: T Kelvin Beachum Against The Eagles

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum against the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday night. THE GOOD 1. 3rd and 6, 11:51 1st. Beachum’s punch is too poor and too high, closer to the helmet of defensive end Brandon Graham. It looks like Graham is going to be able to slip past and hit the edge. But […]

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Steelers Film Room: Rookie TE Rob Blanchflower Against The Eagles

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie tight end Rob Blanchflower against the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday night. THE GOOD 1. 3rd and 7, 13:23 4th. He releases late on his route but the area to focus on here is his chip. Rookie defensive lineman Taylor Hart loops around on a stunt and Blanchflower […]

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Steelers vs Panthers – What I’m Watching For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers were embarrassed last week in their 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, what was supposed to be a dress rehearsal for the regular season. Despite that, however, it doesn’t seem as though the coaching staff is overly concerned with forcing a few extra reps onto the starting units, particularly on the offensive […]

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Steelers vs Panthers – What I’m Watching For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers were embarrassed last week in their 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, what was supposed to be a dress rehearsal for the regular season. Despite that, however, it doesn’t seem as though the coaching staff is overly concerned with forcing extra reps onto the starting units, particularly on the offensive side of […]

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12 Steelers Players To Watch Closely In The Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers will close out their 2014 preseason schedule Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field and below are several players worth keeping a close eye on in this game. Darrius Heyward-Bey – After the praise that Heyward-Bey received from head coach Mike Tomlin during his Tuesday press conference, I expect that […]

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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: Martavis Bryant

Although the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t necessarily counting on rookie receiver Martavis Bryant to become an integral part of the offense in his first year, Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the offense would certainly like to see him force his way into the equation. His performances thus far in the first three preseason games have […]

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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: Wesley Johnson

For the second game in a row, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive lineman Wesley Johnson logged significant time at center, and once again, he acquitted himself well, played above the line, and undoubtedly inspired another cliché or two in the process. It’s not that Johnson is vying for a starting job or anything of that nature, […]

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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: Ben Roethlisberger Mistakes

In the first two preseason games, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was not asked to carry out many difficult throws, but he was proficient. In his four drives, he completed nine of 13 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns while avoiding sacks. The offense scored 17 points on those four drives. Against the Philadelphia […]

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Panthers Will Have Three Familiar Faces Playing On Offense Thursday Night

The Carolina Panthers will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night at Heinz Field to close out the preseason for both teams and we’ll get a chance to see a few familiar faces on their offensive side of the football in this game. Jerricho Cotchery – After spending the last three seasons in Pittsburgh with […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers 2014 Preseason: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) vs. Carolina Panthers (1-2) Kickoff: 7:30 p.m., EST Site: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa. Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2) Announcers: Bob Pompeani (play-by-play), Edmund Nelson (color analyst), Jeff Verszyla (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970) Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin […]

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Audio: Wednesday Interview With David Todd On ESPN 970 Radio

Wednesday afternoon, I joined David Todd for an interview on his show that can be heard on ESPN 970 Radio. We covered several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers as the head into their preseason finale Thursday night at Heinz Field against the Carolina Panthers. You can listed the interview below and make sure to tune […]

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Pat Kirwan Has Steelers Winning AFC North In 2014

Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports and SiriusXM NFL Radio likes what the Pittsburgh Steelers have done this offseason coming off of back-to-back 8-8 seasons and he believes they will win AFC North in 2014. In his 2014 NFL team-by-team record predictions and playoff picks article that was posted Wednesday, Kirwan has the Steelers going 10-6 […]

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Steelers Art Rooney II Concerned About Increase In Penalties

The NFL referees have surely gotten their points of emphasis across so far during the preseason and in doing so it’s made several of the exhibition games even harder to watch than they normal are. Will the points of emphasis be relaxed a little bit once the regular season starts? Steelers team president Art Rooney […]

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Steelers Film Room: New Defensive Looks Against Eagles

By Alex Kozora With Thursday being the Pittsburgh Steelers dress rehearsal, the defense became more complex than usual. Factor in a Philadelphia Eagles exotic offense and it forced the Steelers to show a lot of new or rare looks. We’ll break down some of these below. Things to file away for during the year. 1. […]

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