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

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…


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

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…


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Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Knows Playbook Tough For Rookies To Grasp

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…


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Steelers LB Vince Williams Sounds Ready For Training Camp

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…


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New Helmet Technology Gives Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Headaches

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…



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Steelers Film Room: Defeating Man Coverage

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…


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Developmental League Still Lacking In Needed Appeal For NFL Teams

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,…


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Steelers Still Business As Usual Despite Down Time Until Training Camp

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…



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


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

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,…


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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger And Opening Offensive Drives

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…


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Steelers FIlm Room: Using Window Dressing

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…


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On Flowers And Fertilizer

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…