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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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Steelers Kevin Colbert Talks Cover-2, Defensive Philosophy

There’s been a lot of discussion as of late that has centered around the Pittsburgh Steelers running more cover-2 this upcoming season on defense and a few days ago, general manager was asked by Bob Labriola during an interview on Steelers Nation Radio to give his thoughts on the two-deep…


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Keith Butler Rebuilding Relationship With Defense, LeBeau

As Keith Butler continues to prepare his defense for the first time in the role of defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he has found that while the nucleus of that defense core should remain intact, there are also some things that he has been eager to try out for…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 3

Of course the hottest day of a scorching week in Latrobe would coincide with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first full-pad practice, but the weather did nothing to deter the players enthusiasm for the return of contact. While tackling was limited (which didn’t stop some players like Vince Williams), their were several…


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Collaboration On Display In Rebuilding Steelers’ Defense

A couple of months back, I speculated that, with the departure of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and the promotion of Keith Butler to the same position—one that he has never held before—we could expect to see the formulation of a new defense through a collaborative effort of much of the…


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Interview With Steelers CB Kevin Fogg

We have another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview for you. Was fortunate to have the chance to talk to cornerback Kevin Fogg, a player who made some waves in the spring and has carried it over into training camp, intercepting a pass on the first day of camp. Thanks again to Kevin…


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Steelers To Use More Cover 2 In 2015?

As we sit back and enjoy the buildup to the 2015 season opener between the New England Patriots and our beloved Pittsburgh Steelers, there are several storylines that need attention paid to them as we divulge and dissect the preseason games. One of which is the running game and how…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Two

Day two! Fifteen left to go. Today was the last day the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without pads, returning on Wednesday with hopefully an exciting, full-contact practice. Still, there were a lot of great moments on Day Two. Without wasting more time, let’s jump into the notes. – Rookie running…


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Mike Tomlin’s Success A Product Of Empathy And Humility

As has been widely reported yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers gave head coach Mike Tomlin a two-year extension on his contract, which now lasts through the 2019 season, in doing so elevating him to among the highest-paid coaches in the league. A rookie head coach when he was signed by the…


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Table Is Set For A Steelers Defensive Resurgence In 2015

Entering the long offseason following the team’s disappointing 30-17 loss to the hands of their bitter rivals out of Baltimore, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ main objective was to tie up the severely loose ends of a defense the likes of which hasn’t been seen in the Steel City in a very…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp: 5 Storylines To Watch Closely

On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe for what will be the organization’s 50th training camp at Saint Vincent College. While it has been a relatively quiet offseason for the Steelers, there are still several main storylines to follow closely leading up to the start of the regular…



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Season Of Change: Fingers Crossed For Stability At ILB

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…


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Where Are They Now? Kimo von Oelhoffen

Perhaps one of the most underrated players to don the black and gold jersey in recent memory, defensive end Kimo von Oelhoffen had a reputation similar to that of fellow end, Aaron Smith, in that he was a no-nonsense, lunch pail type of player that symbolizes the Pittsburgh brand of…


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Previewing The AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers

As training camp fast approaches, I’ve decided to break down the current state of the AFC North heading into the 2015 NFL preseason. A comprehensive Pittsburgh Steelers breakdown is on the slate for today, although I’ll likely revisit the team once the 53-man roster begins to take shape. The Steelers…