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Numbers Crunch: Preseason Charting Takeaways

By Alex Kozora Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason has finished up, here is a final look back on the defensive side of the ball before we jump into Week One of the regular season. Random assortment of tidbits below from their 304 snaps. Snap Counts Defensive Line Cam Heyward: 111 Josh Mauro: 103 Stephon […]

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Steelers vs Panthers – What I’m Watching For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers were embarrassed last week in their 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, what was supposed to be a dress rehearsal for the regular season. Despite that, however, it doesn’t seem as though the coaching staff is overly concerned with forcing a few extra reps onto the starting units, particularly on the offensive […]

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Steelers 2014 Rookie Watch 3.0

By Michael K. Reynolds Who was most upset about the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles? Probably the rookies, drafted and otherwise, who were battling for a position on the team. Because when their “big brother” in the form of the starters played poorly, the whole family suffered. When the coaches played […]

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Analysis Of The Steelers Six Afternoon Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived an additional six players Tuesday afternoon and here is a look at each of them. Hebron Fangupo – If you followed the training camp reports filed by our very own Alex Kozora, the early waiving of Fangupo probably isn’t a huge surprise to you. Fangupo almost instantly was running behind rookie […]

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Steelers Waive Six More Players Tuesday Afternoon

The Pittsburgh Steelers have finally trimmed their roster down to the league-mandated 75 players as six more players were waived Tuesday afternoon. Offensive lineman Chris Elkins, running back Tauren Poole, long snapper Luke Ingram, offensive lineman Emmanuel McCray, defensive end Brian Arfelt, and  nose tackle Hebron Fangupo have all been waived. Earlier on Tuesday the […]

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Marczi: 53-Man Roster Prediction – Third Preseason Game Edition

After having reviewed the tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ third preseason game, here are my predictions for the 53-man roster as it currently stands. Note that the last several spots can change dramatically in the final preseason game, which is often largely dedicated to eking out those last few roster spot battles. Quarterback (3): Ben […]

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Steelers vs Eagles – What I’m Watching For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off their first win in the preseason since 2012, in a game in which the first-team units scored two touchdowns and held strong at the goal line, but had to be won by a defensive turnover in the 11th hour. Here are a few of the things I will be […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Second Preseason Game Edition

By Alex Kozora My fourth attempt at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53 man roster before we kick off tonight’s third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Feel free to add in with your input below. Offense (23) Quarterbacks (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski Analysis: Nothing changed here. Two extra practice squad spots only does more […]

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Steelers Vs. Bills Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 19-16 victory against the Buffalo Bills. Second Half – Second-team offensive line: Guy Whimper, Bryant Browning, Cody Wallace, Chris Hubbard, and Mike Adams. – Defensive tackle Stefan Charles getting into Hubbard’s pads, taking control. Walks him back, disengages, and picks up the sack. – Justin Brown and Darrius Heyward-Bey, […]

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Steelers vs Bills – Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are some of my notes and observations from having reviewed the tape of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. The Steelers begin the second half with two tight ends on the field, with Rob Blanchflower being the second. Second-team offensive line in, with the most notable […]

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Steelers vs Bills – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are some of my notes and observations from having reviewed the tape of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. I thought that Terence Garvin took a poor angle on the opening kickoff. With two other defenders near him, both to the right of the returner, he […]

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Steelers Chris Hubbard, Shamarko Thomas Receive Top Marks From Pro Football Focus

After a poor showing in the first preseason game last week against the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers backup left guard Chris Hubbard rebounded in the win over the Buffalo Bills Saturday night, according to Pro Football Focus. Hubbard was the highest rated offensive player (1.3) for the Steelers Saturday night as he edged out […]

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Defensive Line Picture Coming Into Focus

After two preseason games, it would seem that we are beginning to see certain positions stabilize in terms of the depth chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The defensive line in particular was an area of confusion, but clarity is slowly emerging. The second-team defensive line last night, for example, saw the combination of second-round pick […]

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Steelers vs Bills Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers showed a lot to like in the first half of their second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. Ben Roethlisberger led two touchdown drives on his first two possessions, hitting Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton for the scores. The Steelers’ first-round pic, Ryan Shazier, made his debut, and did so in a big way, registering what I can […]

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15 Steelers Roster Bubble Players To Watch Closely Against Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their second preseason game of 2014 Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field and several roster spots are still up for grabs. Head coach Mike Tomlin said this past week that he expects a few players to make moves this week and below are 15 players on the […]

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Steelers vs Bills – What I’m Watching For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to take on the Buffalo Bills, with whom they’ve gotten intimately familiar over two days of practice, later today in their second preseason game. Before we get there, here are some of the things that I will be focusing on in game two in response what we’ve previously seen on […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Player By Player Recap: Defense

By Alex Kozora Brief player-by-player of how each of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the defensive side of the ball throughout training camp and the first preseason game. Nose Tackle Steve McLendon: McLendon is another guy the jury is out on though I like his chances in a league where every defensive player has to be […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Fifteen – Thursday

By Alex Kozora Home stretch. The final Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice report from St. Vincent College. Day two of the joint practice with the Buffalo Bills. – By the time I got to camp at around 5:00 for the 5:30 practice, the field was already buzzing. Cody Wallace and Hebron Fangupo were already on the field […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Daniel McCullers

Even with starting nose tackle Steve McLendon missing the preseason opener against the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers still took third-team reps at the position behind Cam Thomas and Hebron Fangupo. He did play significantly more than Fangupo, however, who figures to be his primary competition in terms of winning […]

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Big Dan Makes Big Progress During Steelers Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their 2014 training camp Thursday with one final scrimmage against the Buffalo Bills and by the sound of things, big Dan McCullers made a big impression on head coach Mike Tomlin during his time in Latrobe. “He’s progressing. He’s doing a nice job of really working the techniques and really […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Fourteen – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first of two joint practices with the Buffalo Bills. – Before we get into anything, oh man, what a whirlwind of a day. Intense practice and it was virtually non-stop for about two hours. It’s why I didn’t tweet as much as usual, especially once the […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Thirteen – Tuesday

By Alex Kozora My observations from another day at St. Vincent College. The 13th practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers. – Dri Archer and Brad Wing were the first players to walk down the stairs, at 2:35. Guess they made up after they didn’t come down together yesterday. Such an odd pairing. Like the sea anemone […]

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Steelers vs Giants – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason opening loss to the New York Giants on Saturday night, beginning with the first half of the game. Dick LeBeau brought the blitz early. William Gay blitzes over the left edge and helps hurry a first-down throw. Sean Spence making an instant impact. […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Twelve – Monday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers first day back at training camp following Saturday’s game. – Cody Wallace, Kelvin Beachum, and Chris Hubbard were the first players onto the field at 2:37 today. – Dri Archer and Brad Wing did not walk onto the field together. I hope they didn’t have a […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game breakdown and analysis from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-16 loss against the New York Giants. Gobs of info to get to so let’s not waste any more time. First Half – First-team kickoff coverage from left to right: Isaiah Green, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Shaun Suisham, Howard Jones, […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants: What To Watch For By Position Groups

By Alex Kozora We’ve already looked at the rookies. By position, here are some additional individual storylines I’ll be keeping an eye out for while seeing the game live and re-watching it afterwards. Quarterback The team knows what they have in Ben Roethlisberger and Bruce Gradkowski. The only person of interest here is Landry Jones, […]

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