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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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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 Diary: Day Four

Day four is in the books. Fourteen to go. Another exciting day of practice at St. Vincent. As always, a lot to go over so let’s jump right in. – As usual, Cameron Stingily was the first Pittsburgh Steeler down the stairs around 2:30. James Daniel fed footballs through the…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Three

We all hoped it would be a great day of practice and wow, it was. So much happening today, even if a lot of it was sloppy. But days like today remind you of the quantam leap of the team in pads compared to the first two days in shorts….


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Steelers Archer Hopes To Prove Doubters Wrong In Year Two

The rookie season of Le’Veon Bell got off to a rocky start, as despite his sterling reputation coming out of Michigan State as a workhorse, he missed the early portion of it with a Lisfranc injury, a tricky but serious injury if not treated with care. However, late in the…


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Ledyard 2015 Pre-Training Camp 53 Man Roster Prediction

Dave, Alex, and Matthew have already offered you their 53-man roster predictions this weekend, so in the spirit of fun and competition, I felt it imperative to provide you with my own thoughts on the matter. I’ll be at all 18 training camp practices with Alex, prepared to give you…


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Kevin Colbert Extension A Vote For Stability, Not Stagnation

On the eve of training camp, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday that they reached a two-year contract extension with head coach Mike Tomlin. Yesterday, with training camp just beginning, they also announced that they had come to an agreement with general manager Kevin Colbert that will add two years…


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Marczi 2015 Pre-Training Camp 53 Man Roster Prediction

We’re cutting it close here with training camp set to start later today—or at least the check-in and run test portion of training camp, which is fairly anticlimactic, but as Dave and Alex did over the course of the previous two days, I’ve also decided to take a stab at…


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Kozora 2015 Pre-Training Camp 53 Man Roster Prediction

As Dave Bryan did yesterday, I’ll send out my best guesses for the initial Pittsburgh Steelers’ final 53 man roster and 10 man practice squad. As he noted yesterday, we’ll update our rosters after each preseason game. Let’s get to it. Offense (23) Quarterbacks (2)  – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski Analysis: This…


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2015 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction: Pre-Training Camp Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to Latrobe for training camp on Saturday, now is the perfect time to release my latest prediction of the final 53-man roster. All explanations are included and as usual, I will be updating my prediction after each and every preseason game. Feel free to chime…


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Preseason Expectations: Interior Offensive Line

Five games. 18 practices. That’s the allotted time the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers will have to prove themselves before playing in a meaningful game. The preseason is unique in the sense that it’s the only time when the scoreboard doesn’t matter. 0-5, 5-0, it really isn’t going to matter. It’s the…


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One More Week To Go: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday once again to all of you and I hope you had a profitable week. In case you have forgotten, at this same time next week, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have reported to Latrobe for training camp and will be preparing for the first practice which is scheduled to…


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Now That Heyward Is Signed Long-Term, Beachum Could Be Next

Now that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward has signed his new long-term deal, the organization could very well decide to lock up another young player for an extended amount of time after the team arrives at Latrobe for training camp next Friday. That young player could and should be…



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Season Of Change: Rookie Expectations Level Off

Over the course of the past couple of years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone an uncommon amount of change, which could have been largely correlated with the fact that the team had finished 8-8 in consecutive seasons while failing to advance to the postseason. In deference to general manager Kevin…