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Steelers Thinking Long-Term With S Shamarko Thomas

When Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu spent the early portions of his offseason back home working out on his own, rather than attending spring OTAs, the coaches turned to veteran Will Allen to take the reps at strong safety, as he did in 2012, in the process passing over second-year safety Shamarko Thomas. […]

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Steelers’ Comfort In OLB Group Supported By Early Camp Returns

If the Pittsburgh Steelers feel that there are legitimate concerns about their depth at the outside linebacker position, they’re certainly not letting on, even if general manager Kevin Colbert said Monday that they had not yet ruled out anybody from being re-signed, implying that James Harrison was still an option. Much like the wide receiver […]

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Steelers S Jordan Dangerfield Likely Earned A Little Respect Monday

Training camp is the time of year when virtual unknown players on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster try to earn respect from not only the coaching staff, but their teammates as well. During Monday’s first padded practice of the 2014 season, one former undrafted player probably earned some respect from both groups. Safety Jordan Dangerfield, who […]

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Backup C/G David Snow Leaves Field With Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently still on the field conducting their first training camp practice of the 2014 season and it appears as though we have our first injury. According to Will Graves of the Associated Press, backup center/guard David Snow left the field early and was accompanied by trainers. According to our very own […]

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Tomlin Says Joint Camp Practices With Bills Will Provide Some Interesting Things Schematically

Several weeks from now, the Buffalo Bills will be in Latrobe to partake in a couple of joint training camp practices with the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his first training camp press conference of 2014, head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the benefits of practicing against the Bills this year. “It’s going to help us in […]

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Shamarko Thomas Discusses His Offseason Training Experience With Troy Polamalu

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year safety Shamarko Thomas had one heck of an offseason experience as he was fortunate enough to train out in California with his mentor Troy Polamalu. Upon arriving to Latrobe Friday for the start of training camp, Thomas talked about the opportunity to work with the eight-time Pro Bowler and four-time First-Team All […]

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Concerns About Steelers 2014 Outside Linebacker Group Are Legitimate

If you had to pick one position group on the Pittsburgh Steelers that you were most worried about heading into the 2014, which one would it be? For me, it would be the outside linebacker position. The Steelers pass rush hasn’t been great over the last several seasons now and their 34 sacks last year […]

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Steelers Film Room: Path To Success In 2014 – Three Defensive Concepts

By Alex Kozora With training camp just hours away from beginning and games soon to follow, there will be hours of film to pour over, picking out concepts and explaining why they did or didn’t work. As a preview, we’ll pick apart three concepts from each side of the ball that could be used most […]

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Steelers LS Greg Warren Makes 10th Trip To Latrobe For Training Camp

On most days, Pittsburgh Steelers long snapper Greg Warren can probably walk the streets of Pittsburgh without anyone recognizing him. While many players are recognizable because they play well, Warren is unrecognizable because of his solid play. That’s because long snappers are usually never talked about unless something goes wrong with one of their snaps. […]

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Steelers Film Room: Jarvis Jones – Technique Versus Talent

By Alex Kozora A few weeks ago, we took a purely statistical approach to evaluating Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones as he enters his second season. Obviously, numbers alone don’t tell the story. Tape is more important than historical data as data doesn’t hold a tangible effect on him. That’s what we’ll accomplish today. If […]

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Art Rooney II Talks About Advantages Of Joint Training Camp Practices With Bills

It’s been roughly 20 years since the Pittsburgh Steelers last participated in joint practices with another team during training camp, but that will change this year when they host the Buffalo Bills for two practices at Saint Vincent College in the middle of August. On Tuesday, Steelers team president Art Rooney II was asked about […]

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Arthur Moats Waiting In The Wings

According to free agent newcomer Arthur Moats, one of the reasons that he chose to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this offseason was because he believed he had the opportunity to compete for a starting job. As it stands now, the Steelers are surely hoping that they won’t need him to do so, because that […]

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The Pre-Noll Era: Gary Glick

By Alex Kozora A Hollywood blockbuster has nothing on the NFL Draft. It’s become the main event in football’s offseason. Almost immediately as one team raises The Lombardi Trophy, the focus switches to the draft. Months of pre-draft discussion. Obsessing over the most minute of details – run a 4.71? Uh oh, your stock is […]

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Bills Sign Former Steelers LB Stevenson Sylvester

A former Pittsburgh Steelers draft pick found work Wednesday with another team full of other former Steelers players. Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fifth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft, signed with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday and will compete for a job as a backup. The Bills need […]

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Steelers S Shamarko Thomas: ‘I’m More Knowledgeable About This Defense’

While Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas failed to play a defensive snap during the second half of the 2013 season, he played enough in the first eight games to know just how complicated the defense run by Dick LeBeau really is. “I was all over the place last year because I didn’t know the playbook,” […]

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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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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Inside Linebackers, Ike Taylor Comments & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 116 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open this show by talking about the comments made on Monday by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor concerning him being asked to take a substantial pay cut this season. After talking about Taylor, Alex and I discuss the Buffalo Bills losing […]

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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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Steelers Close Out 2014 Mandatory Minicamp With Two Practices

One more day. Two more practices. The Pittsburgh Steelers are back at again on Thursday as the final day of the mandatory minicamp week comes to a close. Many had thought head coach Mike Tomlin would only hold one practice on Thursday, but that won’t be the case as there will indeed be an afternoon […]

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Coach Keith Butler Says LB Chris Carter Has Had A Good Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Chris Carter is entering his fourth year in the league and so far it’s hard not to label his first three as being anything but disappointing. With those three disappointing seasons now behind him, Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler had some encouraging words to say Tuesday about the former fifth-round draft […]

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Bills LB Brandon Spikes Looks Forward To Facing Steelers In Joint Training Camp Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Buffalo Bills for two joint practices this year during training camp and there’s already one player on the opposing team that’s looking forward to it. “We’re beating up on each other all time, now we get an opportunity to see another team,” Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes said. “You get […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Schedule Released

The Pittsburgh Steelers released their 2014 training camp schedule on Tuesday and this year the players are required to report on Friday, July 25. The first training camp practice at Saint Vincent College that will be open to the public will take place on Saturday, July 26. There will be a night practice at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Schedule To Be Announced Tuesday Morning

If your summer vacation this year includes taking in Pittsburgh Steelers training camp practices, you will want to make sure to check out steelers.com Tuesday morning. According to Steelers PR man Burt Lauten, the times and dates have been finalized for the annual practices at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA and they’ll be posted […]

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New Steelers LB Arthur Moats Still Getting First-Team Reps Ahead Of Chris Carter

How far out of favor with the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff has fourth-year outside linebacker Chris Carter fallen? It appears far enough that new linebacker Arthur Moats is continuing to get reps with the first-team defense at the left outside linebacker spot with starter Jason Worilds still on the sidelines nursing a calf injury, according to a […]

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Picking Up A New Defense Shouldn’t Be A Chore For New Steelers LB Arthur Moats

If you’ve already heard new Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats talk, you know by now that he’s a very intelligent player. Moats’ intelligence is currently being put the test with him having to learn the complex defense of coordinator Dick LeBeau. With Moats already having played for three defensive coordinators in his first four years […]

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Will Allen Still Ahead Of Shamarko Thomas On Steelers Depth Chart

On Sunday, I wrote about how Pittsburgh Steelers second-year safety Shamarko Thomas might find it tough to see the field in 2014 as much as he did as a rookie and according to a Monday report by Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Syracuse product still has some climbing up the depth chart to […]

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