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Jordan Berry Winning Punter/Returner Battle

Punter vs returner. That’s what Danny Smith tells Jordan Berry before each game. Two weeks in, Berry isn’t just winning that battle. He’s in Mortal Kombat FINISH HIM mode against the returner. The second-year punter has had a terrific start to the season including his best performance ever last week, averaging 47…



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Danny Smith Upset Over Antonio Brown’s TD Celebration

In the moment, it’s hard not to have a laugh over Antonio Brown’s touchdown twerk. It was good for a chuckle and about 100 Internet memes. But one guy who wasn’t happy with it? Special teams coach Danny Smith. Because Brown made his job a whole lot tougher. In Smith’s…


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Smith On Burns FG Penalty: ‘That Was A Bad Call, He Wasn’t Offisides’

In the grand scheme of things, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Artie Burns being penalized for being offsides late the first quarter during field goal attempt by the Washington Redskins in Monday night’s regular season opener really was an insignificant call. with that said, Steelers special teams coordinator Danny Smith wasn’t…


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Danny Smith Praises Shamarko Thomas’ Special Teams Ability

Shamarko Thomas’ career as a safety may not have gone as planned but he’s embraced the opportunity to be a core special teamer. And Danny Smith gushed about him in his sit down with Bob Labriola on Steelers Nation Radio. “He’s excellent. First of all, it’s important to him. His…


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Bengals Week 2 Injury Report: Eifert Ruled Out

The Cincinnati Bengals followed the Pittsburgh Steelers and just issued their first practice report of the week. TE Tyler Eifert and DT Pat Sims were held out of practice. DE Carlos Dunlap and CB Adam Jones were limited, per Bob Labriola. Bengals pract. rept for Wednesday: TE Eifert, DT Sims…


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Steelers Week 2 Injury Report: Wheaton Full Participant, Shazier Held Out

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their first practice report of the week. Ryan Shazier (knee), Senquez Golson (foot), and Roosevelt Nix (back) were held out of practice. Markus Wheaton (shoulder) and Cody Wallace (knee) were full participants. Wed. @Steelers pract rept: Shazier, Golson, Nix did not practice. Wheaton, Wallace full…


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Robert Golden To See Reduced Special Teams Role In 2016

The captain never abandons the ship. That’s the rule. But in this case, Robert Golden might not have a choice. Despite being named the Pittsburgh Steelers’ special teams captain for the third season in a row, Danny Smith confirmed Golden will have a reduced role on that unit this season….


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Haley Calls Steelers’ Offensive Line Best He’s Had

There was no hesitation in Todd Haley’s answer. Speaking with Bob Labriola on Steelers’ Nation Radio Coordinator’s Corner, Haley called the Pittsburgh Steelers front five the best he’s ever had in Pittsburgh. “Yeah, without a doubt. Best one and deepest of any year since I’ve been here. We’ve got guys who hopefully…




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Saints Game Offers Small Window For 75 Cutdown Bubble Players

No, the final roster won’t be set for over another week. But in a few days, players will begin to receive their walking papers. By August 30th at 4 PM, all NFL clubs must trim their rosters down to 75 players. Quick math tells you that’s 15 players in uniform…


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Tomlin Discusses Nix’s Successful Switch To Fullback

It’s rare for a player to make a wholesale switch to another position but the Pittsburgh Steelers have a couple examples of that on their roster, including Alejandro Villanueva and Roosevelt Nix. In their pre-game sitdown, Bob Labriola of Steelers.com talked with Mike Tomlin about Nix’s transition. The conversation began…



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Bob Labriola Shares Awesome Ben Roethlisberger Memory

Ben Roethlisberger has made a laundry list of impressive plays, impressive moments throughout his career. And we can all pick out our favorite. That’s what Steelers.com’s Bob Labriola did in his Asked and Answered column and it’s a really cool one most have never seen. We usually don’t reference his…