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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 11 – Friday

Training camp practice #11 for the Pittsburgh Steelers was another lighter period, with a host of players sitting out and many others limited to positional drills on air only. Ben Roethlisberger and James Harrison were absent from Friday’s practice, as they make their way to Canton for Jerome Bettis’ Hall…


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Dteelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Nine

Halfway home! Day nine of Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice is in the books. Team is back on Thursday and Friday before gearing up for their first preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. Let’s get into the notes. – Injury roundup: Several players returned today. Ben Roethlisberger, Steve McLendon, and Cam Heyward…


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Targets For Will Johnson May Be Hard To Come By Thanks To Jesse James

Every year, it seems, we read positive, if not glowing reports of Pittsburgh Steelers fullback/tight end Will Johnson, particularly as it pertains to his ability to escape coverage from linebackers and catch the ball as a receiving threat. And yet once the season rolls around, it never much materializes, and…



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James Daniel Praises Jesse James Football IQ

The true test of a player’s ability won’t come for another month when training camp commences and preseason games kickoff. But tight ends coach James Daniel seems excited about the progress rookie Jesse James is making. “Jesse has good knowledge of the game. He picks the game up pretty well….


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Heath Miller’s Quiet Leadership Proves Effective

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been fortunate to have several veterans who aren’t brash about their leadership position, quietly doing their job and leading by example. James Harrison and Troy Polamalu have been two perfect examples. A list like that wouldn’t be complete without Heath Miller, the veteran tight end who…



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Steelers Film Room: Breaking Down Jesse James’ Blocking From 2014

When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Jesse James in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, they knew about his shining positives and glaring negatives and were comfortable with them. We already broke down tight end James’ touchdowns from his 2014 season, now it’s time to analyze another facet of…


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Steelers 2015 Rookie Minicamp Video: Coaching Continues On Saturday

Saturday marks the second day of rookie minicamp practices for the Pittsburgh Steelers and thanks to Ken Laird of Trib Live Radio, we have a few more sights and sounds to pass along through the magic of Youtube. I think you will find the video featuring defensive line instruction given by…


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Steelers Plan To Develop TE Jesse James As Pass Catcher

There was a rumor on early Friday going around that the Pittsburgh Steelers were among the teams that were inquiring about trading up all the way to the 33rd overall spot with the Tennessee Titans, who owned that first slot in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. It…




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Season Of Change – Kirby Wilson Misses His Chance

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as…


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Steelers TE Rob Blanchflower Hoping To Avoid Another Redshirt Beginning

New Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Rob Blanchflower redshirted in 2009 before becoming a four-year starter at college, twice assuming leadership roles for his team. The Steelers currently have four veteran tight ends on the roster, the youngest entering his third season in the league. Does Blanchflower have enough to overcome…