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Steelers Animated Gif: S DaMon Cromartie-Smith Allows Easy Blocked Punt

If Pittsburgh Steelers safety DaMon Cromartie-Smith expects to make the 53 man roster this year, he is going to have to do so by playing great on special teams. Early in the Saturday night loss to the New York Giants, he didn\’t. On the Steelers first punt of the game, Giants rookie defensive end Damontre […]

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Baron Batch Must Convince Steelers To Carry 5 Backs

By Matthew Marczi For quite a while, I had been holding out hope that the Pittsburgh Steelers would carry five running backs in addition to fullback Will Johnson. My hope was contingent upon the theory that fourth-year back Jonathan Dwyer would be the odd man out should the team only carry four backs because he […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Fourteen Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back at again on Thursday and below is a recap of all the main nuggets from around the world wide interwebs. Unfortunately, veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress tops the news as he reportedly tore his rotator cuff during practice. If it ends his season, Justin Brown, Derek Moye and David Gilreath […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Says Rookie S Shamarko Thomas Has Spark And Spunk

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor is as honest as they come when it comes to talking to the media and on Saturday he was asked to give his thoughts on rookie safety Shamarko Thomas. Being as the Steelers defense is pretty complex, the learning curve can be tough. Taylor was asked about that learning curve […]

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Steelers Training Camp Questions – Is Curtis Brown More Than Just A Gunner

By Matthew Marczi Every summer, teams all around the league come into training camp with questions looking to be answered. The Pittsburgh Steelers are no different. The same can be said for individual players. Yesterday, we talked about Adrian Robinson looking to break free of the “one-trick pony” tag. Another young player looking to shake […]

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Danny Smith Says Steelers Special Teams Unit Will Master Kick Coverage Skills

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin tried to hire new special teams coach Danny Smith away from the Washington Redskins three years ago, but the Redskins wouldn\’t allow that to that happen. Now that Smith is back home in Pittsburgh, he fully understands that his stay could be short if his units do not perform […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: Drew Butler Versus Brian Moorman

The start of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp is now less than two weeks away so we will continue to look at the training camp battles that will take place with a look at the battle for the punter job on the 53 man roster. You can comment on this battle below and make […]

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Steelers Rookies Tasked With Turning Around Special Teams In 2013

In 2012, the Pittsburgh Steelers “true” rookies combined to play 966 snaps on either offense or defense and in 2011, that number came in at 1,398 snaps. It\’s a known fact that Steelers rookies on the defensive side of the ball are lucky to see any playing time during their first season, so because of […]

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Five Undrafted Free Agents That Have A Chance Of Making The Steelers 2013 Roster

Last season, three undrafted free agents from the 2012 draft class made the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster out of training camp as punter Drew Butler, linebacker Adrian Robinson and safety Robert Golden all beat the odds. This years\’ undrafted free agent class has a tougher road, in my opinion, but there are five players […]

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Kick Return Job Or Bust For Steelers RB LaRod Stephens-Howling

If running back LaRod Stephens-Howling is going to make the Pittsburgh Steelers roster in 2013, he will have to prove to both offensive coordinator Todd Haley and special teams coach Danny Smith that he can be a third down back and a kick returner respectively. “When I came in for my visit, they let me […]

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15 Roster Spots Up For Grabs At Steelers 2013 Training Camp

Before we get into the individual roster battles that will begin to take place when the Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe in six weeks, let\’s have a look at how many roster spots are legitimately up for grabs now that the team has wrapped up their offseason practices. Quarterbacks (3): Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry […]

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2013 Steelers Training Camp Might Just Feature A Good Long Snapper Battle

Every offseason the Pittsburgh Steelers bring in a long snapper to challenge veteran Greg Warren for his job and when the dust clears Warren disposes of them easily in training camp. Will this offseason be any different? Of the 15 undrafted free agents that the Steelers signed following the 2013 NFL draft this past weekend, […]

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Do The Steelers Have A Marshall Plan In Place At Inside Linebacker?

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a pretty strong statement earlier this month when they decided not to tender former fifth round draft pick Stevenson Sylvester. It wasn\’t so much that Sylvester had done anything in his three years to warrant tendering, more than it was the fact that the Steelers appeared to be very thin at […]

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Free Agent Special Teams Ace Lorenzo Alexander Signs With Cardinals

Special teams ace Lorenzo Alexander will not be joining the Pittsburgh Steelers as the former Washington Redskins linebacker has agreed to three-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN on Twitter. It was reported on Tuesday that the Steelers were one of several teams interested in Alexander, who made the Pro […]

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Report: Steelers Have Interest In Redskins Free Agent LB Lorenzo Alexander

Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of several teams that has interest in Washington Redskins free agent linebacker Lorenzo Alexander. Alexander is a solid special teams player and new Steelers special teams coach Danny Smith knows him well from his time spent with the Redskins as […]

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Steelers Wide Receivers Coach Scottie Montgomery Leaves For Duke Offensive Coordinator Job

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have yet another new assistant coach on their staff in 2013 as it was reported Friday morning by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that wide receiver coach Scottie Montgomery is taking the offensive coordinator at Duke University, his Alma mater. Montgomery, who coached the wide receivers at Duke from 2006-09, […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Free Agents Analysis: LS Greg Warren – Unrestricted

The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason continues on and with the Super Bowl now behind us we too will continue on now with our breakdown of the free agents as we inch closer towards the start of free agency. Next up on the list of unrestricted free agents is veteran long snapper Greg Warren. Player: Greg Warren […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Coaching Hires, Super Bowl, Hall Of Fame, Rainey & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 72 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers hiring of Jack Bicknell Jr. as the new offensive line coach and Danny Smith as the new special teams coach after both hires were announced by the team this week. We talk about […]

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Special Teams Stats Of Danny Smith From Time With The Redskins

The Pittsburgh Steelers named Danny Smith, formerly of the Washington Redskins, as their new special teams coach on Wednesday and a few people have asked if I could post the kickoff and punting stats of Smith during his nine years in Washington in one easy to find place. I have pulled all of the stats […]

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Report: Steelers Will Hire Danny Smith As Special Teams Coach

Dan Hellie of NBC4 Sports in Washington, D.C. is reporting Wednesday afternoon on Twitter that a source has told him Washington Redskins special teams coordinator Danny Smith will become the Steelers new special teams coordinator. Source: Redskins special teams coach Danny Smith leaving for Steelers. They’ve been after him for a while. Pittsburgh is home. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Senior Bowl, Pro Bowl, Mock Draft, Steelers Coaching Search & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 71 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get busy talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers continued search to fill their coaching vacancies now that offensive line coach Sean Kugler and special teams coach Amos Jones have moved on. Will we get news this week on who their […]

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Steelers Likely To Name New Offensive Line & Special Team Coaches This Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to name a new offensive line coach and special teams coach, but the general consensus seems to be that this week should be the week that the announcements are made now that everyone is back from the Senior Bowl. While I have posted about the chances of Hal Hunter Jr. […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Schedule Preview: Week 8 Analysis Versus Washington Redskins

By Christopher DiMarino This is another entry in a set of early looks at the teams the Pittsburgh Steelers will play in the 2012-13 season. The goal is to acclimate the average Steelers fan to the offseason changes each team has made. This will make the in-depth analysis in the week before the game more […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday January 14th

If you missed the interview I did with newly signed CFL linebacker Derrick Doggett, you can read it here. Doggett told me the Steelers plan to try him as a linebacker instead of a safety. Tim Graham of ESPN has a short article on new offensive line coach Sean Kugler. Graham reports the Bills offensive-line […]

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