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Season Of Change – Slash To The Future

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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Steelers 2014 Pre Training Camp Roster Polls: Will TE David Paulson Make The Final 53?

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t begin training camp for a little less than two more weeks, so I thought we would spend these last several days talking about a few players that many believe will have a decent shot at making the final 53 man roster. Basically, these are players that we can’t quite consider locks, but do […]

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Steelers 2014 Pre Training Camp Roster Polls: Will LB Terence Garvin Make The Final 53?

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t begin training camp for a few more weeks, so I thought we would spend this week talking about a few players that many believe will have a decent shot at making the final 53 man roster. Basically, these are players that we cant quite consider locks, but do consider as being […]

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Steelers Kickoff Coverage In 2013 Didn’t Match Up To Their Ranking

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers kickoff coverage team allowed an average of 22.3 yards per return and that was good for a 10th overall ranking. While those raw stats look good on paper, I’m about to show you why those numbers are really just fluff and why Steelers special teams coach Danny Smith has to […]

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Steelers Hoping A Long-Term Answer At Punter Is In Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been unable to find stability at the punter position for some time now. The last player one could make an argument for would be the three years that Chris Gardocki spent at the end of his career with the Steelers from 2004 to 2006. A more fair and realistic answer, however, […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Has His Eyes On CB Antwon Blake

During the 2014 NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and defensive backs coach CarnellLake both made it a point to mention the name of third-year cornerback Antwon Blake when talking about depth in the secondary. On Tuesday during practice, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin let the former undrafted free agent know that he’s […]

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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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History Tells Us All Nine Steelers Draft Picks Won’t Make Final 53

There’s still a lot of left over excitement about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class and on Tuesday eight of those nine players will take to the field once again as the second set of OTA practices get underway. History has shown, however, that all nine won’t make the final 53 man roster out of […]

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Two Steelers Players On The Backend Of The Roster That Will Be Tough To Cut

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs Robert Golden and Antwon Blake combined to play all of 56 snaps last year on defense, but both former undrafted free agents will be extremely tough to keep off of the 53 man roster in 2014 just the same. Golden, who was originally signed by the Steelers in 2012, is still […]

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Steelers WR Derek Moye Not Concerned About Offseason Additions

It’s certainly unfair to define the career of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Derek Moye by one dropped pass in the end zone last season against the Baltimore Ravens, but several people certainly will. Unfortunately for him, it was the last pass thrown his direction in 2013. Many people probably forget that Moye made a spectacular […]

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Mike Mitchell Is ‘Totally Confident’ That Darrius Heyward-Bey Will Make The Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey during the offseason and while a spot on the 53 man roster is probably far from guaranteed for him right now as far as the coaches are concerned, safety Mike Mitchell, a fellow teammate of his that also played with him in Oakland, really likes […]

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Steelers Lake Sings Praises Of Blake

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake has played all of nine defensive snaps so far during his two seasons in the league, but defensive backs coach Carnell Lake heaped a lot of praise on the UTEP product during the 2014 NFL Draft. “The one or two corners that we picked up last year and this year; […]

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Steelers WR Justin Brown Knows He Needs To Be Special This Year

Due to the fact that he spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Justin Brown was eligible to attend the rookie minicamp that took place this past weekend. Now, as he heads into his second season with the team, the Steelers 2013 sixth-round draft pick feels like he has […]

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Steelers Eyeing Potential Of Large Invitee Contingent

It wasn’t so long ago that the Pittsburgh Steelers seemingly had a stacked roster, from nearly top to bottom, at most positions. It was extremely difficult for young, unheralded players to make the roster behind young, pedigreed players who themselves were still waiting their turns for playing time behind established veteran starters. That hasn’t been […]

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Time To Answer The Biggest Question Of 2014

By Michael K. Reynolds A strong argument could be made the Rooneys invested in assembling the finest group of football coaches in the league. It’s time to prove this theory. Following a few seasons of veteran releases and an infusion of youth and speed via the draft and free agency the Pittsburgh Steelers are in […]

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Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Might Have To Show He’s Special In Order To Make 53 Man Roster

Should new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey ultimately wind up making the final 53 man roster out of training camp, there’s a strong possibility that he’ll have to contribute on special teams. While playing on special teams is pretty much something that’s new to him, Heyward-Bey showed late last season that he might be […]

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New Steelers LB Arthur Moats Could Be A Special Player In 2014

While the signing of former Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats should provide much needed depth for the Pittsburgh Steelers on defense in 2014, the addition of the former sixth-round draft pick probably has special teams coach Danny Smith excited as well. Moats logged 176 snaps (34.7%) last season for the Bills on special teams and […]

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Report: Redskins Interested In Interviewing Steelers Special Teams Coach Danny Smith

According to Tarik El-Bashir of csnwashington.com on Twitter, the Washington Redskins are interested in interviewing Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coach Danny Smith to be their next head coach. Source: The #Redskins also have interest interviewing former current #Steelers and former #Redskins ST coach Danny Smith. #RedskinsTalk — Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) January 8, 2014 Smith is […]

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Punt Returns The Latest Hat For Jonathan Dwyer To Wear

By Matthew Marczi Running back Jonathan Dwyer starting playing on the punt return team two weeks ago against the New England Patriots. You may not have noticed because the Patriots were only forced to punt twice in the entire game. Brian Moorman didn’t get so lucky. Even the winds conspired against him, punt after awful […]

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Wanna Get Away? Danny Smith Probably Does

By Matthew Marczi What was the worst game that the Pittsburgh Steelers have had in recent memory on special teams in which the opposing team did not score a touchdown? Was it this one? If you said yes, I would not put up much of an argument. Some of the mistakes were obvious—glaring, even. Kicker […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Bears Preview, Heath Miller Return, Young Linebackers & Weekly Picks Episode

Season 4, Episode 23 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start this show off by talking about the potential return of Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller this week against the Chicago Bears and how many snaps we think he might play if indeed he does suit up. We […]

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Steelers Used Entire Defense On All Titans Field Goal Attempts

While going through the all-22 tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Tennessee Titans again this afternoon, I took the time to watch the field-goal attempts, which I normally just skip right past. I must admit that I was kind of shocked to see the entire Steelers defense out on the field for all […]

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Will Antwon Blake Show Off His Special Skills This Week?

By Matthew Marczi One of the surprise inactives for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week One loss was one of their late acquisitions, cornerback Antwon Blake. The Steelers released cornerback Isaiah Green (later re-signing him to the practice squad) in order to make room for Blake on the roster, yet he was a game day […]

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Antwon Blake Believes He Has Special Teams Position Flexibility

The Pittsburgh Steelers like as many of their players as possible to have position flexibility and defensive back Antwon Blake, who the team claimed off waivers Sunday from the Jacksonville Jaguars, believes that he has special teams position flexibility. “I have been told I have a knack for special teams and that is my niche […]

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Steelers 2013 Season Preview And Prediction

The 2013 NFL season gets underway tonight, so now it’s time for my yearly preview of the Pittsburgh Steelers upcoming season along with my prediction. Offense: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appears to be healthy, and he looks good physically. It goes without saying that the Steelers only have a shot this season as long he is […]

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Marczi – Steelers 2013 Final 53 Man Roster Prediction

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their preseason schedule last night with a 25-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but they survived the four games seemingly without any major injuries, based on the way rookie running back Le’Veon Bell seems to be recovering from a mid-foot sprain. I am not entirely sure how […]

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