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Finding A Kick Returner Requires Looking For One

The Pittsburgh Steelers have never been averse to the idea of having a dedicated returner over the years—particularly recently. Antwaan Randle-El is perhaps the most well-known in this century, a college quarterback turned wide receiver who largely was able to carve out a name for himself as a return specialist,…


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Examining Big Ben’s 2014 Completion Percentage: Part 1

The title of this article would seem to suggest an in-depth dialogue about the progression of Ben Roethlisberger’s game last season, but while we will take the time to examine the quarterback’s prowess in the upcoming days, today we will actually focus on how another area of the Pittsburgh Steelers’…



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Steelers Must Do More Than Find A Returner To Improve Kickoffs

For the last few seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had a fairly unsettled situation at the position of kick returner. The last time the team has had any meaningfully consistent success at the position was when they actually kept a designated spot on the roster for a player whose sole…


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The Optimist’s Take – Finding Bell’s Backup In Free Agency

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…


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Two Years Have Shown Steelers Without Backup Plan At Running Back

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Le’Veon Bell in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, they resolved to surround him with veteran, experienced running backs, first retaining Isaac Redman for the purposes of continuity—later Jonathan Dwyer—while bringing in Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling. Surrounding the young rookie with experienced…


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Le’Veon Bell Has Had Lighter Workload As A Runner Than Last Year

After the expulsion of free agent signing LeGarrette Blount, and the promotion of running back Josh Harris from the practice squad, the Steelers now have a grand total of 12 carries’ worth of experience at the position behind starter Le’Veon Bell. Rookie Dri Archer has carried the ball eight times…