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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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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Twelve – Monday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers first day back at training camp following Saturday’s game. – Cody Wallace, Kelvin Beachum, and Chris Hubbard were the first players onto the field at 2:37 today. – Dri Archer and Brad Wing did not walk onto the field together. I hope they didn’t have a […]

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Audio: Monday 8/11 Interview On ESPN 1450 AM Radio

As of Monday afternoon, I will be weekly guest on ESPN 1450 AM Radio in State College, PA at 2:10 p.m. EST. Below is the audio from my interview earlier today as I was asked to discuss several topics related to the Pittsburgh Steelers in addition to their Saturday night loss to the New York […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game breakdown and analysis from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-16 loss against the New York Giants. Gobs of info to get to so let’s not waste any more time. Second Half – Martavis Bryant and Derek Moye open up the second half as the starting receivers. Paulson and Eric Waters – not Rob […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game breakdown and analysis from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-16 loss against the New York Giants. Gobs of info to get to so let’s not waste any more time. First Half – First-team kickoff coverage from left to right: Isaiah Green, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Shaun Suisham, Howard Jones, […]

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Second-Year Receivers Get Their Share Of Playing Time

Prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason opener against the New York Giants, I came into the game with two questions in mind regarding playing time for the wide receivers: namely, how early will Justin Brown play, and how long will Markus Wheaton play? The latter is a second-year player who spent his rookie season on […]

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Dri Archer Shut Out On Special Teams

While we got just a glimpse of what we can hope to expect from Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer the other night on offense, the New York Giants were able to nearly completely neutralize him on special teams. Which is somewhat surprising, given that this is the preseason. Like the Steelers, the Giants […]

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Steelers Film Room: LB Jarvis Jones Registers Sack Against Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Jarvis Jones only managed one quarterback sack during his rookie season and it goes without saying that number needs to improve drastically in 2014. During the Saturday night preseason opener against the New York Giants, Jones notched his first sack of 2014 against backup left tackle Charles Brown. Jones talked about […]

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Steelers Rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt Needs Special Playing Time

Thanks to a groin injury suffered early on in training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt missed valuable practice time. To his credit, however, the Steelers first of two sixth-round draft picks back in May managed to overcome the injury in enough time to receive valuable playing time on defense during the team’s preseason […]

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Steelers Wind Down 2014 Training Camp This Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers will return to the practice fields of Saint Vincent College to Monday to start putting the final touches on their 2014 training camp. Following their Saturday night loss to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, the Steelers will have four straight practices this week before wrapping up camp on Friday. Their […]

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Steelers Marcus Gilbert, Nick Williams Receive Top Marks From Pro Football Focus

The grading system that Pro Football Focus uses is very subjective but it’s always fun to look at nonetheless. They have now finished their initial grading of the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason opener against the New York Giants and here are a few of the grades that they currently have for players on both sides of […]

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New Illegal Contact Emphasis On Display Last Night

Coming into the game, I shared a Tweet from Pittsburgh Steelers multimedia personality Bob Labriola, who wrote that, through the first 13 preseason games heading into yesterday, there were 44 flags thrown for defensive holding, and another 21 for illegal contact. That worked out to an average of five such penalties per game. Still, it […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds The wait seemed forever for Pittsburgh Steelers fans to see their team in action once again so there was much anticipation for their 2014 debut performance against the New York Giants. Unfortunately, much like many off-Broadway plays, it opened to mixed reviews. Traditional football wisdom would argue against drawing many conclusions […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants: Player Snap Counts

The below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night preseason game against the New York Giants, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % M.Adams T 51 78% 1 3% C.Hubbard G 47 72% […]

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