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Steelers Activate QB Bruce Gradkowski From PUP List

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now removed another player from their Active PUP list as quarterback Bruce Gradkowski was given the green light Sunday to resume practicing. The #Steelers have activated QB Bruce Gradkowski from the Active/PUP List after passing his training camp physical. He will practice today. — Burt Lauten…


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Steelers Jordan Zumwalt Talks Linebacker Roles In Cover-2 Defense

As an NFL prospect, few players were as well-respected for their tape knowledge and cerebral understanding of the game as former UCLA linebacker Jordan Zumwalt. Always an excellent interview for his genuine responses and insight into the Xs and Os aspect of the game, I asked Zumwalt about the Pittsburgh…



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Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Asked To Play The Third Quarter Against Jaguars

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has impressed so far in the first two preseason games of 2015 and Friday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he surprisingly was still playing in the third quarter. Even though the Steelers were without the services of injured inside linebackers Lawrence Timmons and Vince Williams…


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Steelers LB James Harrison Returning Sons’ Participation Trophies

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison recorded one sack Friday night during the preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, no trophy was awarded to Harrison after the game for participating and giving his best in the contest. Harrison apparently returned from Jacksonville to find out that his two sons were…


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Steelers Stock Report: Post Second Preseason Game

As promised, after each preseason game I’ll release an updated player stock report based on the most recent practices and in-game performances by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today we look at whose stock is up and whose stock is down heading into the final week of training camp. Stock Up 1….


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Training Camp Recap: First Thirteen Practices

Our usual update of training camp stats before the team gets back at it today. As always, this offers just sliver of information, but can be a fun piece of data to look at. A reminder that the seven shots series is included in these numbers, naturally inflating touchdowns for…


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Steelers Rookie CB Senquez Golson Has Added 16 Pounds Since Combine

Even though he’s yet to practice during training camp or play in a preseason game, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Senquez Golson has been able to work on his overall physical conditioning while sidelined with a shoulder injury. While the Steelers second-round draft pick out of Mississippi can still be labeled…


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Game Rewind: Steelers vs Jaguars Breakdown

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-21 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return unit. Missing the players between the wedge and front five. Camera angles are always so poor and the lack of returns don’t help. Front five: Anthony Chickillo, Bud Dupree, Arthur Moats, Terence Garvin,…


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Steelers Film Room: Cover 2 Breakdown Versus Jaguars

Much has been made in recent weeks about Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler’s heavy emphasis on running a Cover 2 defense, and with good reason, as the team has clearly been working on the scheme in practice and in preseason games. Friday night revealed that the Steelers safeties still…



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Steelers Film Room: MIKE Depth and Run/Pass Keys

I have to admit it. I am surprised at how much Cover 2 the Pittsburgh Steelers have run. I originally chalked it up to a buzzword more than anything but the tape doesn’t lie. It’s been a prevalent part of Keith Butler’s defense. Last week, we covered the MIKE rules…


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Steelers Vs. Jaguars: Player Snap Counts – Preseason Week 2

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday night preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to the NFL official gamebook. As usual, we will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. Once again, there really aren’t any big surprises being…


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Steelers vs. Jaguars: Morning After Tape Cutups

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their second preseason game 23-21 to the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday night and here are a few of the plays that instantaneously received my attention when I went back through the game a second time. Here’s the firer run by Le’Veon Bell which was a split zone…


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James Harrison Sets Example On Field For Teammates

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did his best to keep the 37-year-old James Harrison off the practice field and out of pads during the first two weeks of training camp, but he has made his impact felt ever since putting the jersey back on earlier this week, and we…