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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 Vs. Bills: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds What conclusions can be drawn from merely the second preseason game of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers? Nothing you say? It’s much too early. Chill out. Rubble…rubble…rubble. Nonsense. Much has already been etched in stone…well at least firmly penciled in. Here are some rapid fire conclusions that can be surmised following the […]

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Steelers vs Bills First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

Tonight, we are experimenting with some live blogging of the game. Please refresh frequently to get the latest updates on the game. The second half will have its own thread. The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to score an offensive touchdown in their preseason opener a week ago against the New York Giants. They will be looking to change […]

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The Only Question That Matters This Preseason

By Michael K. Reynolds Are they better or are they worse? This critical question asked of the Pittsburgh Steelers should be well on its way to being answered by the end of the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. Already in 2014, the team has completed free agency, the draft, mini-camps and training camp at […]

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

By Alex Kozora My third attempt at projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53 man roster. We’re gaining a little more clarity but for now, some situations are still fluid. Feel free to add in with your input below. Offense (24) Quarterbacks (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski Analysis: I’m nothing if not stubborn. Landry Jones has […]

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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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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post First Preseason Game Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers now having one preseason game in the books, it’s now time for the latest installment of my 53 man roster prediction. If you would like to see my previous version, it is right here. In the comments below, tell me the selections you disagree with and which player makes it instead. How many of […]

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Steelers 2014 Rookie Watch 1.0

By Michael K. Reynolds Is the preseason meaningless? Ask that question of any NFL rookie and general manager and they’ll look at you like you’re smoking crack. Jobs to support families and the future of the team are on the line every practice and especially during preseason matches. Here’s how the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie class […]

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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 WR Antonio Brown, CB Shaquille Richardson Have Tuesday Scuffle

It’s been several practices since we’ve had a fight to talk about but we now have a new one to discuss as Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown got into it with Shaquille Richardson early in the Tuesday session. According to Alex Kozora, Brown took exception to something that Richardson did during drills and responded […]

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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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Return Of The Living Dead

By Michael K. Reynolds Who will rise from the ashes this preseason? The answer to this question will greatly impact the Pittsburgh Steelers chances of returning to postseason play this year. New Kid in Town is a classic song by the Eagles which tells a story familiar to every NFL camp this time of the […]

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Steelers Vs Giants: What To Watch For In The Larger Picture

By Alex Kozora We’ve combed through this preseason game on an individual scale. Now, we’ll look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opener on a larger scale. The Games Tell The Story We’ve gotten to see and read a lot about this group of players through the first eleven practices. But as difficult as it might be […]

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Ike Taylor Hoping A Healthier Year Means A More Productive One

A year after suffering the first significant injury of his career, and forcing him to miss much of the season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor started every game last season, and only came off the field for a snap or two due to some minor injury or another. That’s what he would have had you […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Ten – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ tenth day of practice. – Hebron Fangupo was the first player down the stairs at 2:38. In tow were Jawan Jamison, Brad Wing, and Dri Archer, the latter two again walking down together. Fast friends. – Injury roundup although Dave Bryan pretty much has you covered. […]

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Maintenance Day Off Probably Wasn’t Bitter Sweet For Iron Ike

During the Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 preseason opener against the Washington Redskins, veteran cornerback Ike Taylor broke his thumb. He was scheduled to have surgery that following Tuesday, so he decided to practice that Monday with a fitted cast covered with a plastic bag because it was raining that day. “They’ve got to make me not […]

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Antwon Blake Anxious To Cover Opposing Wideouts In Preseason Opener

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year cornerback Antwon Blake has only been here for less than a year. He was initially signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and didn’t survive the final roster cuts in 2013, when the Steelers picked him up just prior to the start of the regular season. In […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Nine – Monday

By Alex Kozora The final day of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ six straight days of practice at St. Vincent College. My notes from the day. – The odd couple of Brad Wing and Dri Archer were the first to make their way down the stairs at 2:32 PM. A full eight minutes before anyone else appeared. […]

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Steelers Training Camp Injury Report Heading Into Tuesday Off Day

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up six straight days of training camp practices on Monday and overall the team looks pretty healthy heading into their Tuesday day off. The big news Monday, from a health standpoint, was the return of safety Mike Mitchell, who was removed from the PUP list earlier in the day. Mitchell, who […]

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Markus Wheaton’s Professional Approach Impresses Mike Tomlin

If the Pittsburgh Steelers offense is going to have success in 2014, second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton is going to have to show that he can handle the No. 2 wide receiver spot. So far during training camp he’s done just that and head coach Mike Tomlin appears to be happy with his progress. “He’s […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Eight – Sunday

Practice notes from another rain-logged day at Saint Vincent College. Mother Nature is a fickle woman. – Newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jawan Jamison was the first to make his way down the stairs, at around 2:35. Tauren Poole came down moments later. – Like yesterday, the bulk of the offensive line came out […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Seven – Saturday

By Alex Kozora My notes from day seven of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp at St. Vincent College. – We’ll go through my notes from drills and then hop into the 11 on 11 to finish out today’s observations. – A good chunk of the offensive lineman were the first onto the field. Maurkice Pouncey, Cody […]

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Steelers WR Justin Brown Expects To Practice Saturday After Having Nose Fixed

So far during training camp this year, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Justin Brown seems to have a nose for the football. However, thanks to a hit he took during Thursday’s practice from second-year safety Shamarko Thomas, that nose of his had to be surgically repaired. Brown, who was drafted last year by the Steelers […]

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