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Jordan Berry Winning Punter/Returner Battle

Punter vs returner. That’s what Danny Smith tells Jordan Berry before each game. Two weeks in, Berry isn’t just winning that battle. He’s in Mortal Kombat FINISH HIM mode against the returner. The second-year punter has had a terrific start to the season including his best performance ever last week, averaging 47…


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Questions Still Linger At Returner After One-Punt Opener

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drop back a player to return a punt tomorrow in Pittsburgh, who will be back there? That is one of the many things I find myself wondering as I prepare for the team’s next game, because the season opener really did not provide us with any…


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Danny Smith Upset Over Antonio Brown’s TD Celebration

In the moment, it’s hard not to have a laugh over Antonio Brown’s touchdown twerk. It was good for a chuckle and about 100 Internet memes. But one guy who wasn’t happy with it? Special teams coach Danny Smith. Because Brown made his job a whole lot tougher. In Smith’s…


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Smith On Burns FG Penalty: ‘That Was A Bad Call, He Wasn’t Offisides’

In the grand scheme of things, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Artie Burns being penalized for being offsides late the first quarter during field goal attempt by the Washington Redskins in Monday night’s regular season opener really was an insignificant call. with that said, Steelers special teams coordinator Danny Smith wasn’t…


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Danny Smith Praises Shamarko Thomas’ Special Teams Ability

Shamarko Thomas’ career as a safety may not have gone as planned but he’s embraced the opportunity to be a core special teamer. And Danny Smith gushed about him in his sit down with Bob Labriola on Steelers Nation Radio. “He’s excellent. First of all, it’s important to him. His…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 1: Steelers Versus Redskins

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their 2016 season as one of the two featured games on Monday Night Football visiting FedEx Field to take on the Washington Redskins. The Steelers hadn’t been to Landover since 2008 when they struggled early, falling behind 6-0 after the first quarter, before turning things around…


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Robert Golden To See Reduced Special Teams Role In 2016

The captain never abandons the ship. That’s the rule. But in this case, Robert Golden might not have a choice. Despite being named the Pittsburgh Steelers’ special teams captain for the third season in a row, Danny Smith confirmed Golden will have a reduced role on that unit this season….



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Steelers Vs. Panthers: Player Snap Counts – Preseason Game 4

The initial snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night preseason loss to the Carolina Panthers are now in and here’s a few observations from the numbers. Tackles Alejandro Villanueva and Ryan Harris both had to play Thursday night as long as quarterback Landry Jones was in the game and head coach…



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Steelers Spin: Analysis Of Preseason Week Three

The last significant preseason game is in the books with the Pittsburgh Steelers handling the New Orleans Saints handily by a score of 27-14. What was learned is the Steelers offense is Super Bowl worthy, its back-up quarterback is back in good graces with the fan base and the defense…



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Business Was Boomin’ For P Jordan Berry In Steelers Preseason Opener

While Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown didn’t play Friday night in the team’s preseason opener against the Detroit Lions, business was certainly boomin’ for another player wearing the black and gold in that game. Or in this particular case, punts were boomin’. Steelers punter Jordan Berry punted three times…



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Steelers Want Boswell To Be More Cautious On Kickoffs

The Pittsburgh Steelers were put in quite a bind last season when their kicker, Shaun Suisham, suffered a season-ending ACL injury when he attempted to make a tackle in the second half of the team’s Hall of Fame game in the preseason, an additional preseason game that only two teams…