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Steelers Defensive Ends To Rush The Edge More In 2013

Since Dick LeBeau returned in 2004 to be the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator, the effectiveness of the defensive ends in his 3-4 defense have never measured by sacks. Instead, their ability to push the pocket was what mattered most as it clogged up the middle and forced quarterbacks trying to evacuate the pocket into the […]

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Emmanuel Sanders Promises To Not Cheat His Teammates

A few days ago, Pittsburgh Steelers general manger Kevin Colbert said in a radio interview that while no contract extensions are currently in the works right now, there could be a few that get done between now and the start of the regular season. Whether or not wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be one of […]

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Steelers CB Curtis Brown Now Must Show He Can Turn The Proverbial Corner

I consider myself a “glass half full” kind of guy and thus not only am I not overly worried about Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen not being ready for the start of the regular season following his Friday knee surgery; I also think the extra reps that third-year cornerback Curtis Brown will receive in Allen\’s […]

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Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell Likes Feeling Lighter

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell was heavily criticized for being too tall and lacking great speed leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft. While Bell cant do anything about his height, he is looking to improve his speed some as he arrived at Latrobe  for training camp weighing 232 pounds, which as Gerry […]

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Steelers Will Still Primarily Be A Power Running Team In 2013

If you are like me, you are probable excited about seeing more of the outside zone being utilized by the Pittsburgh Steelers offense in 2013. However, just because we will see more of it, doesn\’t mean we won\’t still see some of the traditional inside zone, and power based blocking that we have been accustomed […]

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Cortez Allen And Terry Hawthorne Both Sidelined On Monday

Early on in the offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Terry Hawthorne needed surgery on one of his knees to reportedly remove some bone chips and it cost him all of the offseason as a result. Now, after making it through the first two training camp practices of the year, the Steelers fifth-round draft pick is […]

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Row, Row, Row Your Roethlisberger – Steelers QB Took Up Kayaking During Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looks to be in good shape this year and the concerns about the knee he had cleaned up during the mandatory mini camp have been put to rest after the first two training camp practices. Roethlisberger has said a few times over the course of the offseason that he started […]

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Roethlisberger More Confident, Focused in 2013

By Jeremy Hritz It’s the start of a new season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and there is optimism abound, especially from the player that the team expects it from most: their franchise quarterback. Ironically enough, just a year ago in interviews with Ben Roethlisberger during training camp, his demeanor seemed distracted and unfocused because of […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Not Feeling Pain In Surgically Repaired Knee

During his first training camp press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that while quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still experiencing a little discomfort in the knee that was surgically repaired during the final week of OTA practices; it won\’t prevent him from doing what he needs to do on the practice fields. “He […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day One Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers arrived at Latrobe for training camp on Friday and here now is your recap of the news and notes from the day. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is now on Twitter, and you can follow him at @coachtomlin. Tomlin said he wants to show his players how Twitter can be used responsibly, […]

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Twitter Has A New Standard As Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Is Now Tweeting

Twitter will have a new standard on Friday as Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is now reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has joined the social media network. Tomlin, whose Twitter handle will be @coachtomlin, will reportedly start tweeting later this afternoon from training camp. On Thursday, Burt Lauten, the Steelers public […]

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Says He Took A Lot Of Heat For Wearing Free Hernandez Hat

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has arrived at Latrobe for the start of training camp, and he answered questions from the media regarding him being photographed with his twin brother Mike Pouncey during his birthday party a few weeks ago while wearing “Free Hernandez” hats. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports via Twitter that […]

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Could Steelers RB Isaac Redman Be In Line For A Contract Extension During Training Camp?

Could Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman be in line for a contract extension during training camp? According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Redman\’s agent, Sean Stellato, is not so sure it will happen. “I wouldn\’t be surprised if that doesn\’t occur,” Stellato, said, via the Bouchette report. “He\’s happy to be there […]

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Report: Steelers T Mike Adams Not Likely To Be Ready To Practice At Start Of Training Camp

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Thursday during his online chat session that Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams is not likely to practice right at the start of training camp as he continues to recover from being stabbed in an early morning carjacking attempt back on June 1. Should this indeed be the case, […]

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Is Kelvin Beachum Really A Threat To Either Mike Adams Or Ramon Foster?

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is back from his vacation and in his Thursday morning blog post, he wrote that second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum shouldn\’t be counted out as a possible starter at tackle or guard this year. Bouchette goes on to back up his statement by saying Beachum performed so well at […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Training Camp Preview, Outside Linebackers, Long Snappers & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 121 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by talking about what Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had to say Thursday morning on his blog about Kelvin Beachum possibly starting at right tackle this year. We also discuss a few other tidbits that Bouchette wrote […]

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Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer Is Looking Forward To Proving People Wrong

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer posted on Twitter Monday that he is ready for training camp to begin and that he is prepared and excited to prove people wrong, especially Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I'm sooo ready for camp I'm prepared and excited to prove ppl wrong especially @EdBouchette — Jonathan Dwyer […]

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Speculation Of Defensive End Battle Mounting With Training Camp About To Begin

By Matthew Marczi The idea that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward will compete for a starting job has been floating around since last offseason, when Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette touted that belief fervently. Nothing much was ever made of it at the time. This year, the argument has been even louder; in […]

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Beachum Will Continue To Develop With Steelers

By Jeremy Hritz The expectations weren’t high when the Steelers drafted Kelvin Beachum in the seventh round in the 2012 NFL Draft. Upon being selected, he was praised for his impeccable character, but was considered at best a potential practice squad player, not one that would make such an impression that he would end up […]

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Report: No Contract Extension Talks For Steelers S Ryan Clark As Of Yet

I few weeks ago it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark had said his agent was working hard to get him a contract extension being as 2013 is his final year of his current contract, but Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Friday that Clark told him no contract negotiations are […]

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Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones: A Quick Learner?

By Jeremy Hritz Thursday morning, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ed Bouchette wrote about the possibility of rookie first round draft pick Jarvis Jones earning the starting right outside linebacker position opposite LaMarr Woodley. In order for that to occur, according to Bouchette, his ability to assimilate the 3-4 defense has to be sharp: “The better […]

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Breaking Down The Language Barrier Is Key To Steelers Offensive Success

By Matthew Marczi Whether merited or not, there was quite a bit handwringing in the media last offseason over the Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to hire Todd Haley as the team’s offensive coordinator, and subsequently how quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would respond to a coach known for a fiery disposition after seeing his good friend Bruce Arians […]

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Don\’t Expect A Training Camp Competition Along The Steelers Defensive Line

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Ed Bouchette speculated about it last season. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider suggests that it will come during this offseason instead. But will it actually take place, and what are the ramifications should it occur? I am talking about a suggestion that has floated around for a few […]

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Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Says He Can Still Dominate In Red Zone

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress is ecstatic to be back for another season with the team that drafted him, and he thinks he knows how he can help the team in 2013 in addition. “I know I can still play, I know I can dominate in the red zone,” Burress said, via a Sunday […]

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10 Things We Learned From The Steelers Third OTA Session Of 2013

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their third OTA session of the 2013 season, here are ten things that we learned this past week. Ben-ded Knee – Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday to clean up some meniscus damage in his right knee that has been causing him some discomfort, and […]

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Steelers NT Steve McLendon Drops Weight For 2013

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday during his press conference that he hasn\’t put nose tackle Steve McLendon in a box as it relates to the former undrafted player saying last week that he wants to be an every-down player in his first season as a starter. However, If Tomlin was going to […]

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