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Art Rooney II Says Pass Defense Needs To Be Main Focus In 2016

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II is now beginning his after the season media interviews and in a recent sit-down on Steelers Nation Radio with Bob Labriola, he identified one main area where the team needs to improve next season. “Certainly on defense, said Rooney “I thought we got…


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Danny Smith Takes Nothing In Football For Granted

Spoken like a true veteran of the NFL, Danny Smith squashed the notion of “chip spot” plays in today’s sitdown with Bob Labriola on Coaches Speak. “Really what gets me is that it’s an operation. There’s a snap, there’s a hold, there’s a protection, there’s a kick. It’s not an easy…


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Ross Ventrone’s Return Has Made Danny Smith A Happy Man

Though the team lost one of their top special teamers in Roosevelt Nix, they quickly brought back another. You know him, you love him, Ross Ventrone. Consider Danny Smith a giddy guy. “Those kind of guys are special, they really are,” Smith told Bob Labriola in their weekly Coaches Speak…



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Haley Believes This Year’s Running Back Depth Better Than 2014

Same story, different year. The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves potentially starting an unheralded running back in their Wild Card matchup. Last year, it was Ben Tate for Le’Veon Bell. This year, Fitzgerald Toussaint for DeAngelo Williams. And though on the surface the situations are disappointingly similar, Todd Haley is much…


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Steelers Looking For Consistency From Jordan Berry

Jordan Berry is in his first NFL season. But don’t tell that to Danny Smith. “I tell him he’s not a rookie anymore. He’s played in five preseason games. He’s played in 15 regular season games. That’s 20 damn games. That ain’t a rookie,” the special teams’ coach told Bob…


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Danny Smith On Losing Roosevelt Nix: “I’m Going To Miss Him”

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the final week of the regular season and hopefully the playoffs without fullback and core special teamer Roosevelt Nix. Nix broke his foot in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss, officially undergoing surgery earlier this morning. Speaking with Bob Labriola in their weekly Coaches’ Speak With the…


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Steelers Injury Report: Shazier, Miller Probable For Sunday

Week 15 is again bringing good news on the injury front for the Pittsburgh Steelers. All players who were limited in practice this week will be listed as probable on this afternoon’s official report, per Bob Labriola of Steelers.com. Status report for @Steelers: everybody who was on the injury report…



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Tomlin Says Boykin Had To Earn His Opportunities

Now that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin has started seeing extensive playing time on defense we expect it to continue Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati Bengals. If you were wondering, why we haven’t seen more of Boykin on the field more up until this point, you were not alone. In…


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Steelers Injury Report: Miller, Spence Probable For Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a clean bill of health for Sunday’s critical matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. According to a tweet sent out by Bob Labriola, every player practiced today and will be listed as probable on the team’s official injury report. For the @Steelers, everybody practiced today and everybody…


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Danny Smith On Jacoby Jones: “He Wasn’t Detailed Oriented”

Danny Smith says he still loves Jacoby Jones. But not enough to keep him in the starting lineup. Though it doesn’t take a football junkie like Smith to tell you Jones’ performance Sunday night wasn’t close to meeting the standard, he explained the decision to Bob Labriola in this week’s Coordinator…


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Steelers Sudden Change Defense Suddenly Good

Mike Tomlin loves phrases. “If you will.” “At this juncture.” “Unleash Hell.” Ok, maybe that last one didn’t work out so well. One of his most recent ones is a little more specific and tailored to football. The sudden change opportunities, where a turnover flips the field, either giving the…


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Tomlin Not Interested In Making “Wholesale” Changes At CB

It might be the most talked-about topic over the course of a week in Pittsburgh Steelers’ history. Who will play at cornerback? Mike Tomlin hasn’t exactly made things any clearer. Talking to Bob Labriola of Steelers.com, Tomlin said he won’t make any major changes at cornerback. “What I was saying…