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2014 Steelers : The Terrible Training Camp Preview

The wait is almost over as the Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe for the start of their 2014 training camp on Friday and they’ll hit the fields on Saturday to conduct their first practice. To ring in the start of training camp, Steelers Depot will now bring you 24-plus straight hours of content starting […]

Steelers Film Room: Jarvis Jones – Technique Versus Talent

By Alex Kozora A few weeks ago, we took a purely statistical approach to evaluating Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones as he enters his second season. Obviously, numbers alone don’t tell the story. Tape is more important than historical data as data doesn’t hold a tangible effect on him. That’s what we’ll accomplish today. If […]

48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 16 Versus Packers

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. There are roughly a million candidates […]

The Pre-Noll Era: Foundation Of Forrest Douds

23 June 2014

By Alex Kozora The success of the Pittsburgh Steelers wasn’t always a constant. There was a long period of time, from their inaugural 1933 season until Chuck Noll’s arrival, where the team from Pittsburgh were at worst, a laughingstock and at best, lovable losers. Even during this gloomy era, there were still important figures. So […]

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No Training Camp Competition In Sight For Steelers K Shaun Suisham

23 June 2014

Over the course of the last four weeks of offseason practices, the Pittsburgh Steelers have only carried one place kicker on their 90 man roster, but you have to wonder if veteran Shaun Suisham will soon get someone to share training camp duties with prior to the team reporting to Latrobe. It’s not like Suisham […]

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LeBeau, Steelers Turn Eyes Forward On Defense

23 June 2014

For an organization so intrinsically built upon and invested in its tradition, the Pittsburgh Steelers are facing a hard reality after suffering two consecutive non-winning seasons for the first time in over a decade. Not the simple reality that they haven’t been able to live up to their own standards in recent years, but rather […]

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Steelers Favored Experience With Cam Thomas In Case Of Need Of Interim Starter

23 June 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers were fortunate to have quality depth at the defensive end position last season, with all of the top four ends on the roster receiving significant playing time, even starts, at some point or another. But such security was short-lived, as three of those four players hit unrestricted free agency this spring, with […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Same Difference In The Slot For William Gay

23 June 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Mel Blount Believes Steelers Rookie WR C.J. Goodwin Has A Chance

23 June 2014

When the Pittsburgh Steelers signed wide receiver C.J. Goodwin to the roster a few weeks ago, word quickly surfaced that Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Blount had called and arranged for him to get a tryout. Recently, Blount talked about making that call. “When I called Kevin Colbert, I said, ‘This kid, you need to take […]

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Woodson, Sapp Both Think Roethlisberger Is Still Not Hall Of Fame Worthy

22 June 2014

Has Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger done enough already to get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after his playing days are over? In a recent all or nothing discussion revolving around the Class of 2004 quarterbacks on the NFL Network, current Hall of Famers Rod Woodson and Warren Sapp both weighed in with […]

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Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Knows Playbook Tough For Rookies To Grasp

22 June 2014

With four weeks of offseason practices now in the books, it looks as though rookie Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier will start alongside Lawrence Timmons when the team host the Cleveland Browns in the season opener. During a recent interview with Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, defensive end Cameron Heyward talked about how tough it […]

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Steelers LB Vince Williams Sounds Ready For Training Camp

22 June 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up four weeks of offseason practices on Thursday, but second-year linebacker Vince Williams sounds like he’s ready to get training camp started as soon as possible. If Williams’ string of Sunday tweets don’t get you excited about football season getting closer, I’m not sure that anything will. Everybody hungry but there’s […]

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New Helmet Technology Gives Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Headaches

22 June 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers are willing to embrace new technological ideas even if it hurts. During the offseason practices, the Steelers experimented with Schutt Vision technology in order to get a first-hand look at what the players see on the field. SchuttVision is a full contact-capable helmet that has a high-definition video camera built into it. […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Admits Why He Really Likes Calling No-Huddle Plays

22 June 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers have worked quite a bit on their no-huddle offense over the course of the offseason practices and with all of that work comes the expectation that we’ll see it a lot in 2014. During a radio interview last week on 105.9 The X, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked about how much he envisions […]

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Steelers Film Room: Defeating Man Coverage

22 June 2014

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Developmental League Still Lacking In Needed Appeal For NFL Teams

22 June 2014

The National Football League is the last remaining major professional team sport in the United States to lack a true affiliated minor league or developmental system. It would seem that this is likely to stay that way until an upstart league is able to suit team needs and desires. Currently, the NFL employs a surrogate […]

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Steelers Still Business As Usual Despite Down Time Until Training Camp

22 June 2014

This week begins the first of four full weeks of sheer football absence since minicamp concluded this past Thursday. Training camp does not begin until the late stages of July, meaning the players, technically, have about a month off to themselves. But by no means does that suggest that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Bridging The Gap Between Smith And Tuitt

22 June 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Steelers Now Listed At 12/1 To Win AFC In 2014

21 June 2014

While the Pittsburgh Steelers are still listed as 33/1 to win Super Bowl XLIX, they are now listed at 12/1 to win the AFC, according to the most recent Bovada update. Both the Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals are listed at +200 to win the AFC North. Growing confidence from the betting public? That’s the way […]

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Old-School Offseason Training Paid Off For Steelers CB Ike Taylor

21 June 2014

As players get older, they usually lose their speed and ups. In the case of veteran Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Thanks to a levee-like structure that Taylor and his trainer Tom Shaw built in Florida at the Wide World of Sports Complex, the 12th year cornerback has […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger And Opening Offensive Drives

21 June 2014

I’m not quite sure where to go with this stat, but I think it might create a little bit of conversation and perhaps a research idea will come out of it. During his career, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has started 142 games and that means he’s orchestrated 142 opening offensive drives. Of those 142 […]

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Steelers FIlm Room: Using Window Dressing

21 June 2014

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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On Flowers And Fertilizer

21 June 2014

First off, apologies to all the gardeners who have stumbled across this article seeking advice of the plant nurturing variety through search engines. Multiple reliable Pittsburgh Steelers beat writers have confirmed the team’s interest in free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers by speaking directly to team personnel. Of course, when a former Pro Bowl cornerback is released in […]

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Prospect Of Developmental League Offers Intrigue

21 June 2014

What will become of the Fall Experimental Football League in a few years’ time? That is the question most intriguing to the National Football League. The FXFL, a new upstart professional league hoping to kick off this October, paints itself as a developmental league that, in time, could help funnel talent to the NFL. The […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Big Snack To Big Mac

21 June 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Important Dates Remaining On NFL Calendar

20 June 2014

Now that the offseason practices have concluded for the Pittsburgh Steelers, here is a look at the important dates remaining on the NFL calendar. Next up is the rookie symposium June 22-28 — Rookie Symposium, Aurora, Ohio. July 15 — At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any Club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such […]

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Hines To Marry At Heinz

20 June 2014

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has accomplished quite a few things at Heinz Field and apparently he’s not done. According to a Friday report by TMZ Sports, Ward is scheduled to marry Lindsey Georgalas sometime in July during a ceremony that will take place at Heinz Field. Ward, who has reportedly been dating […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Says Versatility Will Be Offensive Identity In 2014

20 June 2014

Many people seem to be concerned about the Pittsburgh Steelers lack of a true identity on offense as they exit their offseason practices. Those same people view that lack of an identity as weakness as they don’t believe an offense can be whatever they need to be based on the defense or weather elements that […]

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Report: Free Agent CB Brandon Flowers Has No Plans To Visit Steelers

20 June 2014

Free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers remains unsigned following his Thursday visit with the San Diego Chargers, but according to a Friday report, he isn’t currently scheduled to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Scott Brown of ESPN.com reports Friday that according to a source of his, the former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback has no plans to […]

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