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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 […]

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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In Need Of Cornerback Depth, Ravens Sign Veterans Aaron Ross, Dominique Franks

20 June 2014

In an effort to strengthen their depth at the cornerback position, the Baltimore Ravens signed two veteran free agents on Friday. Signed to the Ravens roster were cornerbacks Aaron Ross and Dominique Franks and the two are expected to push Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson for the No. 3 and No. 4 spots on the […]

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For New Steelers Coach Joey Porter, Pass Rushing Starts With Belief

20 June 2014

If the Pittsburgh Steelers defense expects their secondary to improve in 2014, they will have to first get considerable improvement from their pass rush. That means second-year right outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has to do a better job of getting after the quarterback than he did during his rookie season. In order to get the […]

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Steelers Film Room: G Lead Concept

20 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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Steelers Hoping A Long-Term Answer At Punter Is In Camp

20 June 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been unable to find stability at the punter position for some time now. The last player one could make an argument for would be the three years that Chris Gardocki spent at the end of his career with the Steelers from 2004 to 2006. A more fair and realistic answer, however, […]

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Versatility Opens Up Play Book For No Huddle Offense

20 June 2014

Every offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks about a no huddle offense that never actually comes to fruition in the way he would like by the time the games start to matter. Scott Kacsmar for Football Outsiders even took the liberty of collecting snippets over the years on the subject of what he calls “Big […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Cameron Heyward A Cornerstone

20 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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Six Positive Takeaways From The Steelers 2014 Offseason Practices

20 June 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not wrapped up their 2014 offseason program and while not a lot of stock can be put into practices that include players only wearing helmets and shorts, there quite a few positive things to take away from the four weeks of work. Here are six main positives to come out of […]

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Beachum Has More Than A Puncher’s Chance Of Succeeding In 2014

20 June 2014

I haven’t researched it, but there can’t be many seventh-round draft picks over the course of the last decade that have started a season at the left tackle position. That’s a feat that Pittsburgh Steelers third-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum is attempting to accomplish this season and he’s well on his way to doing it. […]

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Patriots Done With Former Steelers WR/KR Reggie Dunn

19 June 2014

The New England Patriots are done with wide receiver/kick returner Reggie Dunn as the former Pittsburgh Steelers speed merchant was waived Thursday at the conclusion of their offseason practices. Dunn, who was signed to the Patriots practice on Jan. 7, was originally signed by the Steelers as undrafted free agent last year out of Utah. […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Believes Team Had A Productive Offseason

19 June 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their offseason practices and overall it appears as though head coach Mike Tomlin is happy with what was accomplished by the team over the course of the last four weeks. “I thought that we had a productive minicamp and I also thought we had a productive offseason,” said […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin On Injuries: ‘Not Anything Of Any Significance’

19 June 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now concluded their mandatory minicamp and overall the team is very healthy heading into training camp. At the conclusion of Thursday’s practice, head coach Mike Tomlin addressed that topic. “Not anything of any significance as I stand here thinking about it,” said Tomlin concerning injuries. “If guys are nursing anything, it’s […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Doesn’t Let Rain Interrupt Preparation

19 June 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin knows that offseason practice time is precious and as a result, he’s not letting some nasty weather get in the way of the team’s final mandatory minicamp practice. When the rains came Thursday, Tomlin had his team work in it for a little while before finally moving operations to […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Looking To Improve Tackling, Eyes In 2014

19 June 2014

Big things are expected in 2014 out of Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-year cornerback Cortez Allen. Allen, who is expected to start the season opposite Ike Taylor this season, talked recently about the progress he’s made over the course of the offseason practices. “I feel a lot more comfortable, being on the outside in the starting position,” […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking John Mitchell Comments, Steelers Defensive Line & More Episode

19 June 2014

Season 4, Episode 112 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open the show by talking about the final day of the Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory minicamp and how great it appears the offseason practices have gone. Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell recently had quite a few quotes that […]

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