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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 Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Running Backs, Jermichael Finley & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 120 of The Terrible Podcast is up and Alex Kozora and I open up this show by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly having enough interest in free agent tight end Jermichael Finley to offer him a contract over the course of the last few months. We discuss Finley’s current situation and whether or not he might […]

Steelers Sub-Packages Should See Improvement

17 June 2014

Yesterday, ESPN’s John Clayton took a look at how players in sub-packages are beginning to command more respect by front offices, even if many of them are not technically starters, and thus are getting paid more. Of course, the fact that teams are employing sub-packages more and more frequently has a lot to do with […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Long Road Ahead For Ryan Shazier

17 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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Don’t Hold Your Breath For Defensive Scheme Shift

17 June 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin came from a 4-3 defensive background before joining this franchise. He was the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings—a 4-3 team—for one season immediately preceding his current employment. Prior to that, he spent five seasons coaching the defensive backs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who at the time boasted […]

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John Fox Reflects On Years Spent With Chuck Noll

17 June 2014

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox broke into the league in 1989 with the Pittsburgh Steelers when Chuck Noll hired him to be his defensive backs coach. On Monday, Fox commented on the Friday passing of Noll at the age of 82. “The guy’s in the Hall of Fame. His accomplishments were outstanding,” Fox said of […]

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Report: Ravens RB Ray Rice Expected To Receive ‘Significant’ Punishment

16 June 2014

A suspension figures to be announced soon for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and one member of the media is hearing that it will indeed be more than just a few games. According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Rice and his wife were at the NFL headquarters on Park Avenue Monday […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Passing Of Chuck Noll, Contract Extensions & More Episode

16 June 2014

Season 4, Episode 111 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open this show by talking about the Friday passing of former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll. After paying our respects to the legendary Hall of Fame coach, we move on to continue our discussion we […]

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Digging Deeper Into A Fair Contract Extension For Steelers CB Cortez Allen

16 June 2014

With the contract extension for Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey now out of the way, the team can now turn their attention to a few other players that are entering the final year of their rookie contracts. One of those players could be cornerback Cortez Allen, but it’s tough to find comparisons to the former […]

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Steelers Considering Wearing Patch Or Decal In 2014 To Honor Chuck Noll

16 June 2014

On the Monday morning edition of “NFL AM” on the NFL Network, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II indicated that the organization is considering wearing a separate jersey patch or decal in 2014 to honor former head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away Friday evening at the age of 82. .@steelers President Art Rooney […]

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Five Storylines To Watch During This Year’s Steelers Mandatory Minicamp

16 June 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers will conduct their three-day mandatory minicamp this week and it will be the last set of practices prior to training camp taking place. Here are the five main storylines that we’ll be watching this week. Troy Time – Veteran safety Troy Polamalu will presumably be in town this week after choosing to […]

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Steelers Film Room: Levels And The Hi-Lo Concept

16 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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Value Of Extension For Marcus Gilbert Up For Debate

16 June 2014

As previously reported, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Drew Rosenhaus, the agent of tackle Marcus Gilbert, have allegedly had preliminary talks about a potential contract extension before the regular season begins. Gilbert, entering his fourth season, is in the final year of his rookie contract, and would be scheduled to hit free agency should he play […]

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John Mitchell Asked To Trust In Youth Along Defensive Line

16 June 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell is certainly no greenhorn. He’s been with the Steelers alone since 1994, bringing four of his front lines to the Super Bowl and coming out victorious in two of them. His coaching career began in 1973, however, beginning as the defensive ends coach for Alabama, his alma mater, […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Law Dawg Still On Patrol

16 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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Report: Pittsburgh Power Want To Honor Chuck Noll With Jersey Patch

15 June 2014

According to Jerry DiPaola of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Power are hoping to receive permission from the AFL to wear a decal on their jerseys honoring former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away Friday evening at the age of 82. #Power co-owner Matt Shaner said team is seeking AFL approval to […]

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Video: Portion Of Chuck Noll’s 1993 Hall Of Fame Acceptance Speech

15 June 2014

Below is a clip from the Hall of Fame acceptance speech given by former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away Friday evening at the age of 82. Noll’s entire speech back in July of 1993 was roughly 11 minutes long, so the clip below is roughly a quarter of it. It would […]

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Steelers Have Had Preliminary Contract Extension Talks With T Marcus Gilbert

15 June 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert is heading into the final year of his rookie contract and he’s made it clear that he wants to remain with the team that drafted him. “I love it here,” Gilbert told Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else. My agent is working on […]

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Minicamp Will Reveal First Glimpse Of New Safety Tandem

15 June 2014

With the 10 allotted OTA practices now under wraps following last week’s slate, the next event on the horizon before the dead time that precedes training camp in July is the mandatory minicamp, set to take place this week. It’s not that much different from the OTA sessions, but it is, at the very last, […]

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Pro Football Focus Not Impressed With Steelers’ Depth

15 June 2014

Earlier this offseason, way back in February, Pro Football Focus projected the starting lineups of each team based on their then-current roster, and the site actually came away with a fairly positive take on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 prospects. There were a few changes from the lineup since then, of course. Notably, at that time […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – No Substitutes For Silverback

15 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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Reflections On Chuck Noll: Virtue Breeds Excellence

14 June 2014

To be quite honest, I’m not overly concerned with the legacy that Chuck Noll left behind as a man participating in an athletic competition. The only great fortune of the fact that he was a football coach is that it introduced his philosophies to a broader audience, all the while lacking the ego to capitalize […]

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Video: A Tribute To Chuck Noll

14 June 2014

WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh has a great video tribute to Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame head coach Chuck Noll up this morning and I wanted to make sure I passed it along. This is labeled as part one, so there obviously will be at least a part two.

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The Legacy Of Chuck Noll

14 June 2014

By Alex Kozora It was a chaotic overtime in the Stanley Cup Finals. Gregory Polanco was about to hit his first career home run, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to an extra-innings victory. Running the gamut of emotions. All that excitement came to a halt after the news of Chuck Noll’s death. The games didn’t matter […]

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Steelers Film Room: Curl Flat Versus Cover Three

14 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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Shamarko Thomas Hoping Better Understanding Of The Defense Leads To Bigger Role

14 June 2014

In a sense, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas can be said to be the forgotten man of the 2014 rookie draft class. Not that he’s a rookie, of course. The Steelers drafted him in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, but they traded away their 2014 third-round pick to get there. Unlike the […]

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Ryan Shazier Gives Steelers A Jump On What To Expect

14 June 2014

Even though he is essentially already in the starting lineup, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier seemed to leap into it this past week during the final block of voluntary organized practices. From reports, he used about every ounce of real estate afforded by his 42-inch vertical leaping ability to intercept a pass that […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – The Cornerback Carousel

14 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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