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Why Aren’t Quarterbacks Holders?

Landry Jones trotted out onto the field. No, not in relief on Ben Roethlisberger, something that would happen later in Sunday’s game in an all-too familiar sight. It was the beginning on the second quarter. 4th down in an assumed field goal situation. And so when Jones, someone not part…


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Danny Smith Praises Cameron Heyward’s Kick Blocking Ability

During Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward blocked an extra point attempt with 3:04 left in the third quarter, It was Heyward’s second blocked kick of the season and his third of his career. During a Thursday interview on Steelers Nation Radio, special teams…


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Todd Haley On Offensive Run/Pass Balance

Bob Labriola and Todd Haley had an interesting discussion during this week’s Coordinator’s Corner. A look behind the veil to the mindset of an offensive coordinator and the in-game processes. Haley noted that part of the reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers passed so much Sunday – passing 59 times to 14…


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Danny Smith Disagrees With Shamarko Thomas Penalty

Danny Smith was upset over the flag thrown on Shamarko Thomas for his fair catch interference Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. But it isn’t directed at Thomas. It’s directed at the officials for the call. Always candid about the NFL rulebook, Smith told Bob Labriola in this week’s Coordinator Corner that…



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Danny Smith Explains Why Jacoby Jones Is Still The Punt Returner

In Tuesday’s press conference, Mike Tomlin was very to the point about who would be returning punts Sunday in Seattle. “Jacoby Jones” was all Tomlin gave in his reply. Danny Smith helped clarify the reasons for the decision in his weekly Coordinator’s Corner interview with Bob Labriola on Steelers.com and Steelers…


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Tomlin Sees Steelers Game Against Browns Being All About Running Game

If all of the pregame expectations come to fruition, Sundays game at Heinz Field between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns will feature a matchup between quarterbacks Landry Jones and Johnny Manziel. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, however, sees the possible outcome of the game revolving more around the two…



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Haley Comfortable With Todman Right Now, Not So Much With Pead

Even though Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back DeAngelo Williams appears to be on track to play this coming Sunday in the team’s home game against the Cleveland Browns after missing Wednesday’s practice with some inflammation in one of his feet, it’s obvious that the team can’t keep expecting the 32-year-old…


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Nix Finding The Football, Finding His Way Into Fan’s Hearts

The old saying is the most popular player on the team is the backup quarterback. In Pittsburgh, it’s arguably the fullback. Sorry Landry Jones. Roosevelt Nix came into training camp a long-shot. Will Johnson was on the roster and had secured his spot from Day One – what chance did…



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Danny Smith Breaks Down Science Of FG Blocks

You’d think it’d be as simple as throwing your hand in the air and hoping for the best. It is, evidently, a little more complicated than that. In yesterday’s Coordinator’s Corner, Bob Labriola asked Pittsburgh Steelers special teams’ coach Danny Smith to break down what goes into a successful field…


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Danny Smith Knows Special Teams Unit Struggled Sunday

Special teams’ coach Danny Smith isn’t one to hide his feelings. And he readily admitted his unit has to get better next week. “We gotta do more. That’s how I assessed it and that’s what I told the players,” he told Bob Labriola on the Steelers Nation Radio’s weekly Coordinator’s Corner. Several…


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Why Danny Smith Once Checked For Wind In A Dome

There’s no hiding it. Danny Smith is one of our favorite coaches in the NFL. Observe him at training camp and you’ll see a passionate guy running around Chuck Noll Field rallying his guys. But he isn’t just a cheerleader. Smith is genuinely one of the smartest thinkers and he…


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Danny Smith Describes Value Of Terence Garvin

If you’re a fan of this site, you know our love for Pittsburgh Steelers’ special teams coach Danny Smith. The always-entertaining man sat down with Bob Labriola, discussing the nuances of special teams. Labriola also asked how much the team was affected by the loss of Terence Garvin, who will…