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Mythbusters: Do The Steelers Need To Score 30 Points Against The Saints?

By Alex Kozora We’ll take a crack at a new series for the remaining few weeks of the 2014 season. One we’ll call Mythbusters. As the name implies, I will dispelling popular Pittsburgh Steelers related myths. Similar to the TV show, but with more football and less impressive mustaches. We’ll start by testing a common […]

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2014 NFL Week 11 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With 11 weeks of 2014 NFL season is now in the books, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Tennessee Titans Monday night, their adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stat went in the wrong direction. The Steelers defense […]

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Steelers Film Room: Tennessee Titans Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting report on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Monday night opponent, the Tennessee Titans. OFFENSE – The Titans are one of two teams in the NFL with a rookie quarterback and running back – Zach Mettenberger at QB and Bishop Sankey at RB. The Minnesota Vikings are the other with Teddy Bridgewater and Jerrick […]

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Former Steelers WR Santonio Holmes Waived Tuesday By Bears

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes is once again looking for work as he was waived Tuesday by the Chicago Bears. Holmes, who signed with the Bears back in August, caught only eight passes for 67 yards in the 257 snaps that he played so far this season. He also returned nine punts for […]

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Numbers Crunch: The Jerricho Cotchery Effect

By Alex Kozora It goes without saying the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense has been underwhelming. Despite having top five players at three key skill positions, it’s a unit that ranks 23rd in points per game. There are a variety of issues that can be attributed. One focuses around the production out of the wide receivers. Emmanuel […]

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Report: Steelers Sign G Adam Gettis, DB Jordan Sullen To Practice Squad

We can probably expect a few practice squad roster moves to be announced by the Pittsburgh Steelers this morning as guard Adam Gettis and defensive back Jordan Sullen have both announced on their Twitter accounts that they have signed with the team after auditioning Tuesday. Sullen, who was originally signed back in May by the […]

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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions from last season. While […]

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Former Steelers RB Isaac Redman Done With Football Due To Spinal Cord Injury

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman announced Friday on Twitter that his NFL career is over after suffering a neck injury last season. Redman said that after he was released by the Steelers early last season he flew out to California to get checked by the same doctor that operated on Denver Broncos quarterback […]

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Steelers Waive Browning, Shaw; Sign Pocic, Nunley

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a few roster moves Monday in preparation for their Thursday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Waived injured was guard Bryant Browning, who suffered a dislocated shoulder in the Saturday night game against the Buffalo Bills. Also waived was wide receiver James Shaw, who hadn’t been with the team long. Signed […]

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Bears To Sign Former Steelers, Jets WR Santonio Holmes

It took him a while to find a home but former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes now has one for at least the next couple of weeks. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Holmes has agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears. HJolmes was released by the New York Jets back in May after […]

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Steelers Have Placed P Adam Podlesh On Reserve/Did Not Report List

The Pittsburgh Steelers made another roster move Tuesday as the team has announced that veteran punter Adam Podlesh has been placed on the reserve/did not report list. Podlesh, who was signed during the offseason after he was released by the Chicago Bears, has yet to arrive to training camp due to his wife being pregnant, […]

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Two Steelers Training Camp Battles On Special Teams To Watch

The Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe for training camp on Friday and the team will take the field on Saturday. Here is a look at two key training camp battles that will take place over the coming weeks on special teams. Adam Podlesh versus Brad Wing The Steelers head into training camp once again with their punter job wide […]

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Steelers Need To Get Greedy When It Comes To Splash Plays

One of the biggest problems the Pittsburgh Steelers faced last year was simply not being greedy enough, being more likely to give up a big splash play rather than take one for themselves. In order to change their fortunes in this upcoming season, the Steelers are going to have to be quite a bit more […]

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Many Former Steelers Have ‘Come Home’ In Recent Years

In case you were living under a rock yesterday, you should know by now that former Miami Heat forward (slash hypothetical tight end slash wide receiver) LeBron James chose to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers, rather than signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Reportedly, there were tensions due to the fact that the team already had Le’Veon […]

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The Pre-Noll Era: Recapping The 1933 Season (Part One)

By Alex Kozora Today’s world is one filled of information. Especially in the sports’ sector. Want to know Kent Graham’s yards per completion in 2000? I don’t know why you would, but it’s out there (13.3 by the way). However, not everything is readily accessible. Football’s early years are understandably not well recorded. Specifically, focusing […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 3 Versus Bears

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. Continuing in the series, the Week […]

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Steelers Film Room: Technique In Tight Coverage

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 Film Room: G Lead Concept

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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Replacing A Championship Roster – Matt Spaeth Returns To Familiar Role

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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Steelers Punter Battle Already Being Called An ‘Interesting Competition’

A punter battle appears to be in full swing already during the Pittsburgh Steelers OTA practices. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review calls the early offseason battle between veteran Adam Podlesh and youngster Brad Wing an “interesting competition” right now through four practices. Last year at this same time, Drew Butler was battling veteran Brian Moorman for the […]

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Steelers Film Room: Fake Wide Receiver Screen

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 […]

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Steelers Film Room: Facing The 46 Defense

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. This will be an X’s […]

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ESPN Analyst Herm Edwards Predicts Steelers, Buccaneers Super Bowl

It’s only May, but former NFL head coach Herm Edwards has already made his Super Bowl prediction and it might just surprise you. The charismatic ESPN analysts said Tuesday that he predicts that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XLIX, which will be played Feb.1 in Glendale, AZ. Herm […]

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Report: Bears Expected To Release Former Steelers P Drew Butler

The Chicago Bears were the only team to select a punter during the 2014 NFL Draft and as a result, it looks like punter Drew Butler will be released soon. Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports Sunday afternoon that the Bears plan on cutting Butler now that the rookie camp has wrapped up. The […]

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Browns Sign Veteran Wide Receivers Miles Austin, Earl Bennett

Despite knowing that they could possibly lose starting wide receiver Josh Gordon for the entire 2014 season for reportedly failing a drug test, the Cleveland Browns chose not to add a wide receiver during the 2014 NFL Draft. Instead, they’ve chosen to go the free agent route in order to protect themselves from the potential […]

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Bears CB Kyle Fuller Is First 2014 First-Round Draft Pick To Sign Contract

On Wednesday, the Chicago Bears became the first team to sign a 2014 first-round draft pick as cornerback Kyle Fuller was inked to a four-year, $9.687 deal, according to Joel Corry of CBS Sports. Fuller, a Virginia Tech product, will have $1.761 million salary cap number in 2014, according to Corry and being as he […]

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