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Could The Steelers Possibly Keep Ten Linebackers This Year?

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to trim their roster down to 53 players come Saturday evening, and some of the toughest decisions will come at the linebacker position. While the final number kept will likely be no less than nine, keeping ten is not out of the question. We already know that Larry Foote, Lawrence […]

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Steelers Versus Panthers: 11 Things To Look For Thursday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Carolina Panthers Thursday night in their preseason finale and below are eleven things to look for during the game. Jones I – Rookie quarterback Landry Jones figures to get a ton of playing time against the Panthers, and it will likely be the last time he sees the field […]

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LB Brian Rolle Might Not Be Special Enough To Make The Steelers 53 Man Roster

When Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Brian Rolle was released by the Philadelphia Eagles last October, there were reports that suggested his play on special teams was the main reason why he was jettisoned. Now, as the Steelers head into their final preseason game Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers, Rolle is on the outside of […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Punting Battle Is Still Pretty Even Heading Into Saturday Night

The punting battle between Drew Butler and Brian Moorman has been closely contested thus far as the Pittsburgh Steelers now get ready for their third preseason game Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked Friday to give his thoughts on the competition and he let it be known that […]

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Tape Breakdown: Steelers Versus Redskins Game Notes – Preseason Week 2

By Alex Kozora Full disclosure: This would have been up a lot sooner but NFL Rewind doesn’t archive nationally televised games until 24 hours after the game. But better now than never. My game notes from Monday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. First Half – Opening kickoff return unit. Kion Wilson, Marshall […]

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Terry Hawthorne Looking To Make Cornerback Competition Interesting

By Matthew Marczi While I wait for the blackout rules for prime time games to subside before I can review last night’s game with Preseason Live, I might as well address some other things. There were plenty of positives and negatives to take away from the preseason loss to the Washington Redskins, but one of […]

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Plenty Of Time Left To Clean Up The Mess Of The First Two Preseason Games

By Matthew Marczi After two preseason games, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin seems to be seeing everything that he was hoping not to see from his team, even considering that we are in “August football”. From mental mistakes and “Steelers beating Steelers”, penalties, special teams woes, and an inability to stay healthy, the team […]

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Look For Shorter Kickoffs From Shaun Suisham Against The Redskins

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin really doesn\’t know just how good or bad his kickoff coverage unit is thus far being as his kickers booted all four of their kickoffs last week against the New York Giants into the end zone for touchbacks. Because of that, Tomlin figures to have kicker Shaun Suisham ease […]

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Steelers Versus Redskins: 11 Things To Look For Monday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Washington Redskins Monday night at FedEx Field in their second preseason game of the season and below are eleven things to look for during the game. Dwyer, Dwyer, Head On Fire – It\’s possible that both rookie Le\’Veon Bell and Isaac Redman will be held out of the game against […]

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Steelers Friday Training Camp Practice Notes

By Alex Kozora Some notes from what I saw Friday at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp today. Tomorrow is the team’s last day at Saint Vincent College. – In warmups before practice officially got underway, Shaun Suisham was good from 47 and ½ and from 54. – Isaac Redman did not hit the field until roughly […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Preseason Game 1 Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have their first preseason game behind them, so it is now time for my fourth 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 season. If you missed my first three 53 man roster predictions following the draft, OTA practices and pre training camp you can view them by following the links provided. […]

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Danny Smith Likely To Get The Final Say On Last Few Roster Spots

When it comes down to the final two or three spots on the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster, special teams play really has a bearing on which players make the team and which players are included in the final cut. According to linebackers coach Keith Butler and running backs coach Kirby Wilson, new special teams […]

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Steelers K Shaun Suisham Appears To Have Picked Up Where He Left Off Last Year

While the Pittsburgh Steelers special teams units were anything but special Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants, kicker Shaun Suisham seems to be the least of those worries that new coordinator Danny Smith has right now. Suisham was good from 34 and 41 yards out on the evening and both […]

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Return To Pittsburgh Didn\’t Go Well For Danny Smith

The Pittsburgh Steelers hired Danny Smith away from the Washington Redskins during the offseason to replace Amos Jones as the special teams coordinator, but Smith\’s return home to the area that he was born and raised in Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants didn\’t go well. The Steelers special teams […]

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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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