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Training Camp Diary: Day Eight

A slightly damp day eight but overall, the rain held off and we’ve been very lucky avoiding it so far. Today was the first sight of any rain so hey, can’t complain. Let’s get into the notes. Friendly reminder that the team is off tomorrow. Will be back on Wednesday….


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 7 – Sunday

The injury bug has befallen the Pittsburgh Steelers in training camp, and although none of the issues are reportedly very serious, the team was short a few bodies for Sunday’s practice. The team also said farewell to Michael Egnew (who was one of mine and Alex’s first 15 expected cuts,…


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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 Benefit From Chip Kelly’s Aversion To Short Cornerbacks

Since former Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly joined the ranks of NFL coaches by taking over the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, he has slowly but surely chipped away at the infrastructure of his team, recreating and rebuilding the roster in a manner that represents his own philosophy, which he…



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Acquiring Boykin From The Eagles Was A Smart Move By Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers surprised us Saturday by making a trade that included them acquiring cornerback Brandon Boykin from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2016 Draft. Unfortunately, this trade probably signals that the shoulder injury that rookie cornerback Senquez Golson has been dealing with…


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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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Shamarko Thomas, Josh Harris Leave Saturday’s Practice Early

The Pittsburgh Steelers are beginning to wind down their Saturday training camp practice at Saint Vincent College and appears as though two players had to leave the field early with members of the training staff. According to Alex Kozora, safety Shamarko Thomas and running back Josh Harris both left the field…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 5

On a gorgeous night for football in Latrobe, the Pittsburgh Steelers once again took the field for a full-pads practice, only this time it was under the lights at the local high school field and in front of a packed house that filled the ample space in the stands. It…


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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: Mike Tomlin Recaps Day 5 Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers held their annual night practice at Latrobe Memorial stadium Friday night and head coach Mike Tomlin briefly addressed the media afterwards to discuss the session. “A good practice,” said Tomlin. “Love the energy and enthusiasm, the competition. Guys are really warming up to it and getting a…


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Steelers Kevin Colbert Talks Cover-2, Defensive Philosophy

There’s been a lot of discussion as of late that has centered around the Pittsburgh Steelers running more cover-2 this upcoming season on defense and a few days ago, general manager was asked by Bob Labriola during an interview on Steelers Nation Radio to give his thoughts on the two-deep…


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Handing Out Time Off A Delicate Balance For Mike Tomlin

With the Pittsburgh Steelers donning the pads for consecutive days for the Wednesday and Thursday practice sessions up at training camp, it came as no surprise that head coach Mike Tomlin was liberal with his doling out of days off, or at least partial days off, for certain veteran players….


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp: Mike Tomlin Recaps Day 4 Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now finished up their Thursday training camp practice and head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media afterwards. “Little ebb and flow, some positive things, some negative things from both sides as it always is at this time of year,” said Tomlin. “The big thing is for…