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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Four

Day four is in the books. Fourteen to go. Another exciting day of practice at St. Vincent. As always, a lot to go over so let’s jump right in. – As usual, Cameron Stingily was the first Pittsburgh Steeler down the stairs around 2:30. James Daniel fed footballs through the…


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Quotes From The Steelers Thursday Training Camp Practice

Had some excellent interview sessions today with some of the Pittsburgh Steelers players, thought I would give fans an opportunity to step inside the facility and see what a couple key, developing players thoughts are on their training camp experience so far. These are just a couple highlights from the…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Three

We all hoped it would be a great day of practice and wow, it was. So much happening today, even if a lot of it was sloppy. But days like today remind you of the quantam leap of the team in pads compared to the first two days in shorts….


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Training Camp Rookie Report

While the players enjoy their day off today, and Alex and I enjoy a break from the treacherous humidity at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa, I thought I would jot down some thoughts on how the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie class has looked in their first two training camp practices….


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 2

The energy and pep were absolutely palpable for the Pittsburgh Steelers during Monday’s practice, the second of training camp. Another gorgeous day of well over 80 degree temperatures, the heat mandated a slower practice pace for the players throughout most of the day.    Outside of the P.U.P. list and…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Two

Day two! Fifteen left to go. Today was the last day the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without pads, returning on Wednesday with hopefully an exciting, full-contact practice. Still, there were a lot of great moments on Day Two. Without wasting more time, let’s jump into the notes. – Rookie running…



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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 1

It’s that time of the year again! The first day of practice was a memorable one at Chuck Noll Field on the campus of St. Vincent College, complete with an afternoon ceremony honoring 50 years of training camp being held at the facility. It was a gorgeous and sunny day,…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day One

Welcome back! One practice down, 17 to go. It was a terrific day, as always, and though we can only learn so much, it was cathartic just to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers again. Many thanks to our own Jon Ledyard, Tony DelSignore Jr, and Tim Rice for hanging out with…





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Ledyard 2015 Pre-Training Camp 53 Man Roster Prediction

Dave, Alex, and Matthew have already offered you their 53-man roster predictions this weekend, so in the spirit of fun and competition, I felt it imperative to provide you with my own thoughts on the matter. I’ll be at all 18 training camp practices with Alex, prepared to give you…


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Mike Adams Injury Opens Door For Villanueva, Others

Mike Tomlin’s announcement of Mike Adams’ back injury came as a surprise. You can piece together the tea leaves, the team signing offensive tackle Kelvin Palmer yesterday, but no one expected Adams’ injury to be as severe as it is. Tomlin indicated the Steelers’ tackle underwent surgery on July 20th…


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Marczi 2015 Pre-Training Camp 53 Man Roster Prediction

We’re cutting it close here with training camp set to start later today—or at least the check-in and run test portion of training camp, which is fairly anticlimactic, but as Dave and Alex did over the course of the previous two days, I’ve also decided to take a stab at…


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Kozora 2015 Pre-Training Camp 53 Man Roster Prediction

As Dave Bryan did yesterday, I’ll send out my best guesses for the initial Pittsburgh Steelers’ final 53 man roster and 10 man practice squad. As he noted yesterday, we’ll update our rosters after each preseason game. Let’s get to it. Offense (23) Quarterbacks (2)  – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski Analysis: This…


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2015 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction: Pre-Training Camp Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to Latrobe for training camp on Saturday, now is the perfect time to release my latest prediction of the final 53-man roster. All explanations are included and as usual, I will be updating my prediction after each and every preseason game. Feel free to chime…


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Numbers Game May Be Slim For O-Line This Season

Over the course of the past several years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have fluctuated when it comes to deciding how many offensive linemen they choose to carry on the 53-man roster. It has almost seemed to go on a bi-annual basis whether they carry eight or nine linemen, with 2014 being…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Battles Preview: Offensive Tackle

As the days continue to tick away before the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2015 training camp opens in Latrobe at the end of the month, we continue to preview some of the major storylines to look out for as the weeks progress. One of the more exciting aspects of training camp is…


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Preseason Expectations: Offensive Tackle

Five games. 18 practices. That’s the allotted time the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers will have to prove themselves before playing in a meaningful game. The preseason is unique in the sense that it’s the only time when the scoreboard doesn’t matter. 0-5, 5-0, it really isn’t going to matter. It’s the…


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Steelers O-Line Reserves Could Be In For A Shuffle

With the exception of the starting center position due to obvious reasons, for the bulk of the past two seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers have seemingly had a stable game day active seven offensive linemen, including their two reserves, which have been Cody Wallace for the three interior spots and Mike…


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Depth Remains An Issue At A Few Key Spots For Pittsburgh

We like to talk about competition for starting spots with training camp right around the corner, but the reality is that the majority of the impact from camp battles will be felt in the depth of the roster come September. Most starters are locks to make the team, but discovering…



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For Some More Than Others, It’s Been A Long Time Coming

We learn a lot about some of our incoming rookies undrafted free agents and first-year Reserve/Future signings every single year throughout the offseason process, and we find so often that they have an interesting backstory. Of course, having a good story to tell does not, and will never, win you…


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Mitchell Van Dyk: “Everyone Has A Shot”

Happy to be able to set up another interview with a Pittsburgh Steeler. Had the chance to talk to offensive tackle Mitchell Van Dyk yesterday. We talk about his transition from Portland State, what playing for Mike Munchak is like, and the competition along the offensive line. Big thanks to…