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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Seven

Day seven of training camp. The heat has broken, it’s been considerably cooler the last two days, and tomorrow’s practice is what stands between the team having their first off day in a week. Let’s jump into today’s notes. – Injury roundup: Back practicing in full today were: Gerod Holliman,…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Six

Day seven and the home stretch of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ six consecutive practice. Today was more physical and energetic than I anticipated following a night practice. Definitely not a boring day. Let’s hop to it. – It also unfortunately wasn’t a healthy day as several players didn’t finish practice. Ryan Shazier, Gerod Holliman, Josh Harris, Shamarko…


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Steelers Training Camp Diary: Day Five

One of the most memorable days of camp each year and this edition of “Friday Night Lights” was no exception. Jam packed, Jon Ledyard and I estimated 4,000-5,000 people packed into the Memorial Stadium. Not sure if there is another team in the league that annually brings this high school…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Four

Day four is in the books. Fourteen to go. Another exciting day of practice at St. Vincent. As always, a lot to go over so let’s jump right in. – As usual, Cameron Stingily was the first Pittsburgh Steeler down the stairs around 2:30. James Daniel fed footballs through the…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day One

Welcome back! One practice down, 17 to go. It was a terrific day, as always, and though we can only learn so much, it was cathartic just to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers again. Many thanks to our own Jon Ledyard, Tony DelSignore Jr, and Tim Rice for hanging out with…


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Preseason Expectations: Defensive End

Five games. 18 practices. That’s the allotted time the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers will have to prove themselves before playing in a meaningful game. The preseason is unique in the sense that it’s the only time when the scoreboard doesn’t matter. 0-5, 5-0, it really isn’t going to matter. It’s the…


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Steelers Film Room: Ryan Shazier Vs Run

There will be several Pittsburgh Steelers under the microscope in 2015, particularly on the defensive side of the football. Ryan Shazier is among that group, a rookie year marred by injury that never let us fully see the type of player he could become. Like any second year player, you’re…


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Steelers Modern-Era Team: Defensive Line

You probably know the drill by now. Steelers.com Bob Labriola has been unveiling his Modern-Era team, the best Pittsburgh Steelers from 1992 to today. His list today centers around the defensive line. We’ll post his selections with explanations with some reaction to follow. Defensive End: Aaron Smith – “Aaron Smith gets the…


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Heyward Talks Changes Under Keith Butler

Much has been made of the potential schematic changes under new Pittsburgh Steeelers’ defensive coordinator Keith Butler. Details have been predictably scant but Cam Heyward seemed to confirm what we already know. “We’re not going to have players holding blocks for others and staying in these double teams,” he told…


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AFC North Draft History Study: Defensive Line

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


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The Steelers Future’s Report: Final Grades Part 2

So far, we’ve graded 9 out of 19 players currently on the Steelers roster signed to a futures contract. Now, we will finish evaluations with the top 10 best graded futures’ players. The same rules apply from last time, but here’s a reminder about how this works. First off, this…


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Steelers Versus Texans: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Your weekly All-22 primer before the Coaches Tape comes out for the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. – The first half will allow a good opportunity to watch Ben Roethlisberger handle a muddy pocket. Not just with his mobility within the pocket or ability…