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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Fourteen

Home stretch everybody. It makes me sad. Final day is Friday. But let’s focus on the present and leap into today’s notes. – Injury roundup. Josh Harris, Ross Ventrone, Steve McLendon, Lawrence Timmons, Vince Williams, Jordan Zumwalt, and Cameron Clear all failed to practiced today. Ventrone did some cutting and…


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Game Rewind: Steelers vs Jaguars Breakdown

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-21 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return unit. Missing the players between the wedge and front five. Camera angles are always so poor and the lack of returns don’t help. Front five: Anthony Chickillo, Bud Dupree, Arthur Moats, Terence Garvin,…


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Marczi 2015 53-Man Roster Prediction: Post-HOF Game

I was late to review the Hall of Fame game thanks to issues getting Game Pass sorted out, so my post-HOF game roster prediction came a bit late as we.. There were a few changes, though only one on offense. A couple of injuries settled certain things. I’ve also finally…


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Ledyard 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post HOF Game

In advance of the Pittsburgh Steelers second preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, I take another crack at predicting the team’s final 53-man roster and their ten man practice squad. Given the added benefit of seeing these players work during 13 training camp practices and one preseason game, I’ve got…


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Kozora 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post HOF Game

With 13 practices and a preseason game in the books, there’s a clearer – though still partly cloudy – picture of who is going to make the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. Here’s my second crack at predicting the roster and practice squad. Offense (23) Quarterback (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski …


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Steelers vs Vikings Film Room: Cody Wallace

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense looked awfully effete on Sunday night during the Hall of Fame game versus the Minnesota Vikings, a fact that can be safely accounted for wholesale simply by pointing out that only three starters—all offensive linemen—actually played. With the top two three traditional running backs sidelined, in…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen! A short week of practices and the Pittsburgh Steelers won’t hit Chuck Noll Field until Sunday. Getting near the end of this adventure, unfortunately. Though there was no tackling today, it was an energetic practice with some great plays on both sides of the ball. Let’s dive in….


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2015 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post First Preseason Game

With the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game now in the books, it’s time for another 53 man roster prediction. Injuries have dictated that I make a few changes this time around and in case you missed it, here is my pre training camp stab at the final roster. Feel free…


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Steelers vs Vikings First Half Notes And Observations

After a couple of days’ delay, I’ve finally sorted things out with my Game Pass subscription and have gotten the opportunity to go through the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hall of Game 14-3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of…


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Steelers Training Camp Diary: Day Twelve

Welcome back to your training camp report. Been a few days since we’ve written one of these? So let’s not waste time and jump right in. – Injury front. Lot of guys back working today. Shamarko Thomas, DeAngelo Williams, Ramon Foster, Martavis Bryant, Jarvis Jones, James Harrison, and Cortez Allen…


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Game Rewind: Steelers vs Vikings Breakdown

We’ll continue to write about specific moments and players throughout the week but as I did last year, here’s my overall game notes after re-watching it. Let’s dive in. – I was able to identify most of the first team kick return unit. The front five: Anthony Chickillo, Bud Dupree,…


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Dri Archer Flashes, Stumbles, Fumbles In Sophomore Debut

Coming out of a draft class full of players being thrust into significant roles, perhaps no second-year player faced a greater amount of pressure to get off to a good start than running back-wide receiver Dri Archer, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ third-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. While he…


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Stock Report: Winners/Losers From Training Camp

While breaking down the winners and losers from each day of practice during the first two weeks of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp is fun, the reality is that consistency is maybe the most important attribute for each player on the roster bubble to exhibit. Just about everyone at camp flashes…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Eleven

Welcome to Day Eleven. Last day of practice before the team’s Hall of Fame game. As I tweeted, and maybe mentioned in yesterday’s report, we’re to the point where you learn less about the players in practice. It’s really just about seeing guys compete. You know their overall skillset. Game…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Ten

Day Ten of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp is in the books. Still fun to watch practice but this was easily the least intense one since the team put on the pads. By my count, not including the waived/injured Rob Blanchflower or the three PUP guys, 16 players held out…