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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Six

Day seven and the home stretch of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ six consecutive practice. Today was more physical and energetic than I anticipated following a night practice. Definitely not a boring day. Let’s hop to it. – It also unfortunately wasn’t a healthy day as several players didn’t finish practice. Ryan Shazier, Gerod Holliman, Josh Harris, Shamarko…


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Credit Due To James Saxon In Helping Rebuild Running Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a lot of moves during the offseason last year, somewhat out of character for a generally conservative group when it comes to utilizing outside resources aside from the draft to enhance their team. Despite the fact that they wound up adding two starters and two other…



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Steelers Have Large Presence At Pittsburgh Pro Day

The University of Pittsburgh held there Pro Day on Tuesday and as you can imagine, there were plenty of Pittsburgh Steelers personnel on hand to observe it. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, Steelers coaches Keith Butler, John Mitchell, Richard Mann, Randy Fichtner, Jerry Olsavsky, Joey Porter, James Saxon and…


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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Offseason

We’ve shown you our series of mock draft simulations from Fanspeak.com. To start the week, we’ll take it one step further and mock an entire offseason. Fanspeak has let people like me nerd out, offering a “Managing the Cap” simulator in conjunction with Overthecap.com, a site dedicated to salary cap…



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James Saxon Wants Running Backs, Offensive Line In Harmony

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted with two assistant coaches on the offensive side of the ball during this offseason; one was by choice, the other the choice of the coach. A year after losing offensive line coach Sean Kugler to the college ranks, the Steelers evidently settled on a one-year layover…



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Steelers Stack The Deck For New Coaches

One of the first topics that I delved into when I began writing about sports a few years ago was the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had a tendency to want to give his new coaches some new players for their position to help bring them along….


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Strategy Will Be Key To Getting The Best Out Of Dri Archer

The thing about Dri Archer is that, in order for him to be most effective, and to contribute the most to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the coaching staff must make a concerted effort to employ him in ways and at times that best serve his talents. Fortunately, the coaching staff seems…


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Steelers Playing With Fire By Shying Away From WRs, CBs

Entering the draft, the broad consensus was that the two greatest areas of need for the Pittsburgh Steelers were cornerback and wide receiver. They’ve flown in the face of convention through the first two days of the draft by exiting the first three rounds with an inside linebacker, a defensive…




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Hearing From RB Coach James Saxon

Earlier this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed running backs coach Kirby Wilson to walk, ending up with the Minnesota Vikings after they released their own running backs coach, James Saxon. Saxon wound up replacing Wilson as the Steelers’ running backs coach, but we haven’t heard much from him since he…


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A Look At What LeGarrette Blount Could Offer The Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are still on the hunt for a complementary back behind their workhorse, Le’Veon Bell, since Jonathan Dwyer chose to join the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the offseason. This is a hole that they would clearly like to fill before the draft rolls around if their recent activity…