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Film Room: David Johnson’s Fit In Pittsburgh

We’re not going to delve quite as deep with newly re-signed H-Back David Johnson as we have with all of the other free agents brought in by Pittsburgh. You remember Johnson and his game hasn’t changed very much. Blocking fullbacks are like glaciers. Slow, certainly not evolving, and melting away…


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David Johnson In Good Company Among Second-Term Steelers

There was once a time that is was virtually unheard of for the Pittsburgh Steelers to sign in free agency a player that once left them. This was especially true of players that they had released, although Max Starks was a notable exception in 2011 under unusual circumstances. But the…



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Versatility Key To David Johnson Signing

While it may not exactly be a splash signing, and we’re still far away from even the opening of training camp, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to sign David Johnson is an interesting one, considering it was not necessarily believed that they were still seeking help at the tight end position…


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Instant Analysis Of Steelers Signing David Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed David Johnson to a one-year contract on Tuesday and that now means the former seventh-round draft pick out of Arkansas State should be able to make a legitimate run at a roster spot this summer. So, why did the Steelers wait so long to sign David…


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Pittsburgh Signs Former Steeler FB/TE David Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t really getting the band back together, but they have re-signed a player who was part of the team’s Super Bowl run in 2010. The team announced the signing of FB/TE David Johnson. UDFA tight end David Reeves was released in a corresponding move. We have signed TE…


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The Optimist’s Take: Holding On To Will Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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Kozora: 2016 Steelers’ Mock Draft: Pre-Free Agency

Before free agency muddies this all up, I wanted to toss out another mock draft. This one is signicantly different than the last one. Which is good. It’s fun to mix things up, take different paths, and throw in some new names, especially towards the end. Nothing more boring than…


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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2009 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


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Rob Blanchflower Undone By Health Concerns

The Pittsburgh Steelers may not have addressed the tight end position in an overly significant way in quite a while—Matt Spaeth in 2007 has been the team’s most recent draft pick at the position in the first three rounds, and his re-signing has been the most significant free agency addition—the…


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Will Johnson’s Transition Out Of Backfield Began Last Season

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have originally signed Will Johnson as a free agent with an eye toward making him a fullback, the reality is that he had already begun to shift substantially away from that role in 2014 after just two seasons. With the emergence of Roosevelt Nix in…


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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Cardinals Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 25-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. First Half – Kick coverage unit from left to right: Shamarko Thomas–Robert Golden–Roosevelt Nix–Terence Garvin–Vince Williams–Chris Boswell–Sean Spence–Will Johnson–Antwon Blake–Darrius Heyward-Bey–Brandon Boykin. Nix is taking Ross Ventrone’s spot. – First play of the game. Sean Spence does a…


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Week Six Steelers Vs Cardinals Second Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers secured their second consecutive victory without Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday, employing two quarterbacks in order to defeat the Arizona Cardinals, among the most talented teams in the league. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the game. The Steelers started the second half…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Cardinals

On Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 25-13 in one of the more remarkable games the team has played in years. The Legend of Landry Jones was born with 10:21 left in the third quarter and the Steelers trailing 10-6. Jones came in for an injured Mike Vick…


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Quick Hits: Steelers Vs Cardinals Winners/Losers

Pick your jaw up yet? There are too many players in the winners category to list. Pretty weird considering how the game felt after the first half. WINNERS:  Landry Jones: Landry Jones the winning QB. Landry Jones throwing two touchdowns. Landry Jones for President? No one has been more of a…