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Steelers Communication Woes Unlikely To Repeat In Week 2

It doesn’t take me to tell you communication was one of the biggest issues that loomed over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Thursday night’s loss. The Australians over on The Guardian live blog could have told you something was amiss. Things will get better. And it isn’t just me looking through a…


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Steelers Film Room: Cortez Allen vs. Patriots

For the last two seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers have trotted out Cortez Allen with the starting lineup on opening day, only to demote him, and then bench him, as in the case of last season, as he struggled. Instead of waiting, the coaching staff evidently demoted him to the nickel…


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Lack Of Line Depth Could Be Addressed With Steve McLendon

As should have been anticipated, Cam Thomas was the first defensive end off the bench for the Pittsburgh Steelers on opening night, stepping in early in the second quarter to give Cameron Heyward a breather on a long drive. Also filling in for nose tackle Steve McLendon was Daniel McCullers,…


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Steelers Film Room: Matt Spaeth

Watching the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opening game live, you saw a team that was, by and large, having little trouble getting what they wanted on the ground with running back DeAngelo Williams in the backfield. The most logical conclusion would be that the offensive line blocked well consistently throughout the night….


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Brandon Boykin May Not See Many Nickel Snaps Against 49ers’ Run-Heavy Offense

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin confirmed to media sources yesterday that he worked with the first-team defense in sub-packages during practice on Monday, after he failed to log a single snap during the team’s opening day loss. Boykin, whom the Steelers acquired during training camp via a trade, expressed his confusion…


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Steelers Film Room: Kelvin Beachum

The Pittsburgh Steelers and fourth-year veteran left tackle Kelvin Beachum were not able to agree to terms on a new contract before the start of the regular season as the former seventh-round pick heads in to a contract year, after which he will inevitably want to test the open market….


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Steelers Waive TE Cameron Clear From Reserve/Injured List

The Pittsburgh Steelers started the 2015 regular season with quite a few players on their Reserve/Injured list, but on Tuesday that group of players decreased by one. According to the Tuesday official NFL transaction release, tight end Cameron Clear has now been waived from the team’s Reserve/Injured list. Clear, who signed with the…


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6 Offensive Takeaways From The 49ers Week 1 Win

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at Heinz Field and while we have some future posts that will dedicated to previewing that game, I thought I would share some of my initial offensive observations from their Monday night win over the Minnesota Vikings. 1 –…


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Tomlin Doesn’t Anticipate Injuries Will Factor Into 49ers Game

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t name any players by name when he went over the health of the team as they now prepare to play the San Francisco 49ers this coming Sunday at Heinz Field. “From a health standpoint, really it’s just some bumps…



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New Steelers RB Jordan Todman Could Have Bigger Role Against 49ers

In the regular season opening loss Thursday night to the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson served as the backup running back to starter DeAngelo Williams. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if Johnson’s size factored into that decision even though he only…


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Steelers Chose To Dress Versatile Murphy Over Coates Against Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to dress rookie undrafted free agent wide receiver Tyler Murphy over rookie third round draft pick wide receiver Sammie Coates this past Thursday night in their regular-season opening loss to the New England Patriots and during his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked…


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Steelers Vs Patriots: Offensive Charting

Each week I’ll be writing a piece breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive personnel groupings, snap counts, and player usage from the previous game. Little bit tedious of a task, but it will help you understand who the coaching staff is using in what role, and how effective each player…


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Steelers Know 49ers Kaepernick Can Present Problems With His Mobility

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the San Francisco 49ers Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field and heading into that game, head coach Mike Tomlin knows that his defense will have their hands full when it comes to defending quarterback Colin Kaepernick because of his ability to run with the football. “Kaepernick’s…


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Tomlin Expects All Four Outside Linebackers To Figure Into Rotation Moving Forward

The Pittsburgh Steelers played all four of their outside linebackers Thursday night in their regular season opening loss to the New England Patriots and veteran James Harrison led that group in snaps played with 38. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about Harrison’s seemingly large…