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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 10 Versus Bills

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The light at the end of […]

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Season Of Change – Letting Go Of The Past

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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Steelers Film Room: Stunts And Sacks

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 happened, but why it happened. […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Defensive End

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a need should arise for further […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 2 Versus Bengals

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tackling Week Two today, a 20-10 […]

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Steelers Unsigned Free Agents Still Clinging To Hope

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this offseason with a couple dozen free agents, including players that they had released. They re-signed many of those free agents themselves, but they also lost many of them to other teams, some of them perhaps even taking them by surprise. Many of those free agents also remain unsigned as we […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Thinks Steelers Should Bring Back Brett Keisel

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was never spotted wearing a No. 99 jersey during any of the OTA and minicamp practices this offseason, but that doesn’t mean that he’s given up hope that the team will re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel prior to the start of the 2014 season. During his Roethlisberger Foundation Invitational golf […]

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LeBeau, Steelers Turn Eyes Forward On Defense

For an organization so intrinsically built upon and invested in its tradition, the Pittsburgh Steelers are facing a hard reality after suffering two consecutive non-winning seasons for the first time in over a decade. Not the simple reality that they haven’t been able to live up to their own standards in recent years, but rather […]

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Steelers Still Business As Usual Despite Down Time Until Training Camp

This week begins the first of four full weeks of sheer football absence since minicamp concluded this past Thursday. Training camp does not begin until the late stages of July, meaning the players, technically, have about a month off to themselves. But by no means does that suggest that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Bridging The Gap Between Smith And Tuitt

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 the season before already introduced […]

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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 the season before already introduced […]

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John Mitchell Sees Similarities To Defensive Line Of The 00s

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell has, over the years, helped to put himself in the position of not being dependent upon youth and inexperience when it comes to cobbling together a starting lineup. The veteran position coach—who is also an assistant head coach—has been in Pittsburgh since 1994, and for the vast majority […]

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Steelers Coach John Mitchell Says He’s Not Going To Rush Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell might see a lot of Aaron Smith in rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt, but after three weeks of OTA practices and two mandatory minicamp practices, he’s certainly not expecting him play like him right out of the chute. “I really like where Tuitt is. I want people to […]

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John Mitchell Asked To Trust In Youth Along Defensive Line

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell is certainly no greenhorn. He’s been with the Steelers alone since 1994, bringing four of his front lines to the Super Bowl and coming out victorious in two of them. His coaching career began in 1973, however, beginning as the defensive ends coach for Alabama, his alma mater, […]

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Steelers Reunion Theories Can Wait For Answers At Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have millions of dollars at their disposal thanks to the June boost given by the earlier release of outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley. The organization already has seven of their nine draft picks under contract, with just the second- and third-round selections remaining unsigned at this point. No doubt a large chunk […]

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Steelers Fulfilled The Need For Defensive Speed This Offseason

Once unanimously regarded as the fastest player on the team, even veteran cornerback Ike Taylor was surprised by the collective team speed on display when he returned to Latrobe for the second set of OTAs for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 12th-year veteran believes this team will be “super-duper fast” in 2014 with the combination of […]

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Stephon Tuitt Adjusting To Demands Of The Pro Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed most of their defensive ends to walk this offseason, trying to rebuild the position from within, via free agency, and through the draft. The most promising new addition to the pool is second-round selection Stephon Tuitt. But unlike Ryan Shazier, that doesn’t mean he looks like he’s ready to just step […]

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Steelers Outside-Zone Runs In 2014 Won’t Include Cut Blocks

A failed cut block by Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro in the season-opener last year put center Maurkice Pouncey out for the season with a knee injury. On Tuesday, Pouncey revealed that the outside-zone runs used this season will not include those types of blocks. “That was the last time we ran that play,” […]

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History Tells Us All Nine Steelers Draft Picks Won’t Make Final 53

There’s still a lot of left over excitement about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class and on Tuesday eight of those nine players will take to the field once again as the second set of OTA practices get underway. History has shown, however, that all nine won’t make the final 53 man roster out of […]

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Report: Steelers Interested In Re-signing Veteran DE Brett Keisel

Will the 2014 opponents of the Pittsburgh Steelers have to “Fear the Beard” for one more year? According to a Monday report by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers are interested in re-signing veteran defensive end Brett Keisel to a one-year, qualifying contract. If indeed Keisel were to accept such a deal to […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Post June 1 Plans & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 108 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right at talking about what the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason plans might look like now that June 1 has come and gone. With the release of linebacker LaMarr Woodey now official, the Steelers will look at extending the contracts of […]

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2014 Steelers Post June 1 Offseason To-Do List

With the calendar now flipping over to June, the Pittsburgh Steelers can now put the rest of their offseason plan into action thanks to them having nearly $8 million more in salary cap space with the release of linebacker LaMarr Woodley finally coming off of the books. Here is a look at several things the […]

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Speculation That The Steelers Will Re-Sign DE Brett Keisel Still Ongoing

So you’re saying there’s still a chance? Could the Pittsburgh Steelers really have plans to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel next month? Scott Brown of ESPN.com seems think it’s possible based on the wording used by tight end Heath Miller during a Thursday interview. Brown writes: Miller was reflecting on when he was one of […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Left Defensive End

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Right Defensive End

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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Kozora: 2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

By Alex Kozora Following Dave Bryan’s lead, here is my first crack at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 53 man roster. Needless to say, this is subject to change once we hit training camp. Quarterbacks – (3) Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones Analysis: Jones is safe for at least another season. Other than that, […]

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