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

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….


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Steelers Film Room: G Lead Concept

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

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…


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Versatility Opens Up Play Book For No Huddle Offense

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…


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Replacing A Championship Roster – Cameron Heyward A Cornerstone

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…


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Six Positive Takeaways From The Steelers 2014 Offseason Practices

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…


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


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Patriots Done With Former Steelers WR/KR Reggie Dunn

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…


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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Believes Team Had A Productive Offseason

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…


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

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…


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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Doesn’t Let Rain Interrupt Preparation

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…


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



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Steelers Close Out 2014 Mandatory Minicamp With Two Practices

One more day. Two more practices. The Pittsburgh Steelers are back at again on Thursday as the final day of the mandatory minicamp week comes to a close. Many had thought head coach Mike Tomlin would only hold one practice on Thursday, but that won’t be the case as there…


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Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Still Focused On Earning Starting Spot

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton has been functioning most of the offseason as the starter opposite Antonio Brown, but the former third-round draft pick is not taking that spot for granted. “Oh yeah. I am pretty sure if you ask anybody else they will say the same thing….