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Steelers Announce 2014 Offseason Program Dates

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have set the dates for their 2014 offseason program that includes the rookie minicamp, OTAs, and the mandatory minicamp. April 22 – Phase One – This is the strength and conditioning period of the offseason and it will run for two weeks. May 5 – Phase Two […]

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Polamalu And Clark Both Happy To Mentor Rookie Shamarko Thomas

During the Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory mini camp last week, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau made it a point to praise safety Shamarko Thomas and linebacker Jarvis Jones when asked if it was too soon to tell if any of his young players had distinguished themselves yet throughout the offseason practices. “I really like our young safety […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Admits Offense Was Uncomfortable With Todd Haley Last Season

It\’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers offense had a tough time adjusting to then-new offensive coordinator Todd Haley last year and this past week running back Isaac Redman admitted as much in an interview on 93.7 The Fan. Redman did, however, say that things are off to a much better start this year. “Yeah, […]

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Now That School Is Out, No News Is Good News For The Steelers Until Training Camp

If you are a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers you have to be pleased with what transpired over the course of the offseason practices as it relates to the team as a whole. Sure, there are depth questions that need to be answered and several training camp battles forthcoming, but there were no serious injuries […]

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Whatever LaMarr Woodley Did This Offseason, Keith Butler Approves Of It

It\’s been four months now since Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that an anonymous Pittsburgh Steelers player told him that outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley was awful and out of shape in 2012. On Wednesday, however, linebackers coach Keith Butler told the media following the Steelers final practice of the offseason that he thinks […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Wrapping Up Steelers Mini Camp, Talking 3rd Down RB Snaps & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 111 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I recap the Pittsburgh Steelers final week of offseason practices after the 2013 mini camp came to a conclusion on Thursday. We discuss what Mike Tomlin had to say during his press conference and look at the injury situation heading […]

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Steelers LB Larry Foote Says Young Linebackers Must Dominate Special Teams In 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will need contributions from several of their young linebackers this upcoming season after losing yet another starter this past offseason in the form of James Harrison, who was released back in early March. Veteran inside linebacker Larry Foote, who just so happened to turn 33 on Wednesday, talked about the roles the […]

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Mike Tomlin Feels Good About Foundation That Has Been Laid During Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their final day of the 2013 mini camp on Thursday with meetings as the practice portion was canceled by head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin did, however, meet with the media before leaving for his football camp and gave his thoughts on what took place over the course of the last […]

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Mike Tomlin Cancels Steelers Final Minicamp Practice Thursday

If you were looking forward to Pittsburgh Steelers players wearing funny hats on Thursday, you will surely be disappointed as head coach Mike Tomlin called off the final mini camp practice of the 2013 season. The Steelers will next get together on the fields of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe for training camp on July […]

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Stevenson Sylvester Versus Chris Carter Training Camp Battle In The Works?

By Matthew Marczi That fourth-year reserve linebacker Stevenson Sylvester is entering a critical season was no secret long before linebackers coach Keith Butler said so explicitly. Indeed, it was obvious before the Pittsburgh Steelers chose not to give Sylvester a restricted free agent tender. With Pittsburgh Tribune-Review author Mark Kaboly reporting on Wednesday that the […]

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Steelers 2013 Mini Camp – Day Two Recap

Day two of the Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory mini camp was a pretty uneventful one, but there were still a few things worthy of some attention just the same as the defensive coaches were allowed to talk to the media on Wednesday. Here is a recap for you. Adams Football Family Reunion – Nothing has changed […]

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Steelers Coach Keith Butler Sets Record Straight On Rookie LB Jarvis Jones

Shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted linebacker Jarvis Jones in the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, I speculated that the Georgia product might be doing well to see 100 snaps of playing time during his rookie season because of the complexities involved in learning the defense. On Wednesday, linebackers coach Keith Butler pretty much […]

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Report: Steelers Move Stevenson Sylvester To Outside Linebacker

Last Thursday I wrote about how I thought fourth-year linebacker Stevenson Sylvester might have to show some position flexibility in order to make the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster in 2013. Now, nearly one week later, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting Wednesday that Sylvester has been moved outside after predominantly working inside […]

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Steelers Coach Dick LeBeau Searching For Turnover Answers

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was asked Wednesday following practice if there is one area that he thought his defense needed to improve in heading into 2013, and his response was one that you would expect to hear come out of his mouth based on what has happened, or in this case, what hasn\’t […]

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Special Teams Play And Salary Likely To Be Determining Factor In Dwyer Verus Redman Roster Battle

Trying to predict a 53 man roster is a fun process as there are so many things to think about while doing so. A big part of the process when trying to do this is figuring out which players can contribute better on special teams than others in addition to the money that each player […]

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Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer Set To Train Down In Florida Once Mini Camp Is Over

Last Monday Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said during his press conference that we shouldn\’t read much into the running back rotation currently be used during the offseason practices and that putting the pads on in training camp is when it matters the most. At that time, I speculated Jonathan Dwyer was only being […]

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Todd Haley Says Wide Receivers Don\’t Need Speed To Suceed In Steelers Offense

When wide receiver Mike Wallace signed with the Miami Dolphins this past offseason a lot has been made of the loss of his speed in the Pittsburgh Steelers offense as it relates to the deep passing game. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley was asked about that loss of speed on Tuesday following the first mandatory mini […]

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Steelers 2013 Mini Camp – Day One Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory mini camp got underway on Tuesday and here is a recap from day one. Markus Down For An Excused Absence – With it being a mandatory mini camp the Steelers had everyone present except for rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. That means both […]

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Rod Woodson To Intern With Steelers Through Training Camp

Rod Woodson and Carnell Lake have been reunited in the Steel City as it was announced on Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers former 1987 first-round draft pick will be serving as an intern for the rest of the offseason practices as well as in training camp. Woodson, who spent 17 seasons in the NFL, coached […]

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Steelers Coach Jack Bicknell Jr. Says Biggest Concern Is Developing Depth On Offensive Line

All throughout the offseason I have voiced by concerns about the Pittsburgh Steelers depth on their offensive line and on Tuesday new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. said he shares that same concern during his talk with the media. “We have to develop some backups. That\’s my biggest concern right now,” said Bicknell following […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says He Will Absolutely Be Ready For Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first mandatory mini camp practice on Tuesday and starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger met the media afterwards to talk about the minor surgical procedure he had performed last week on his right knee. “It feels great,” Roethlisberger said, when asked how his knee is currently feeling. “I saw Dr. Bradley […]

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Free Agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw Agrees To One-Year Deal With Colts

I have stated all offseason that I didn\’t think free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw would be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013, and now you can forget all about it possibly happening as Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Tuesday on Twitter that the former member of the New York Giants agreed to […]

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Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Doesn\’t Need To Reference Mike Wallace When Talking About Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their first mandatory mini camp practice of the 2013 season and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders talked to the media after its conclusion. Will Graves of the Associated Press reports via Twitter that Sanders said there\’s been no movement on contract extension talks so far, but that he\’s not worried […]

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Don\’t Expect A Training Camp Competition Along The Steelers Defensive Line

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Ed Bouchette speculated about it last season. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider suggests that it will come during this offseason instead. But will it actually take place, and what are the ramifications should it occur? I am talking about a suggestion that has floated around for a few […]

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Steelers FB Will Johnson Likely To Get More Receiving Opportunities In 2013

Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson burst upon the scene last year as a year-old undrafted free agent, and he certainly made the most of his opportunities. In 2013, those opportunities appear likely to increase for the West Virginia product, according to a Monday evening report by Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. While Johnson only […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Thinks Time With Bears Made Him More Versatile

After spending the last two seasons with the Chicago Bears, veteran tight end Matt Spaeth is back with the Pittsburgh Steelers after signing a two-year, $2 million contract early on in free agency. In an interview this past week with David Todd of 970 ESPN Radio, Spaeth talked about what kind of team he is […]

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