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Steelers Young Linebackers Will Be Moving Their Assets Around In 2014

During the Pittsburgh Steelers first backs on backers drill that took place in training camp this year, defensive assistant Joey Porter made sure that rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier knew one thing. “Speed is your asset!” Porter repeated over and over, according to Will Graves of the Associated Press. Because of Shazier’s speed asset, the […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Five – Thursday

By Alex Kozora My observations from day five of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. – As usual, we’ll start with the injury front. Lot to talk about today, unfortunately. Three tight ends were missing today: Rob Blanchflower (left ankle), Michael Palmer (unknown), and Matt Spaeth (unknown). A fourth, Eric Waters, was injured in practice with […]

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Recapping The Steelers First Three Days Of Training Camp

By Alex Kozora Before we dive into the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth practice of training camp, here is a recap of my thoughts on the first three days. – Putting a bow on the 11 on 11 session from Monday, I compiled the numbers and here are the totals. Sixty snaps of 11 on 11 broken up […]

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Steelers’ Comfort In OLB Group Supported By Early Camp Returns

If the Pittsburgh Steelers feel that there are legitimate concerns about their depth at the outside linebacker position, they’re certainly not letting on, even if general manager Kevin Colbert said Monday that they had not yet ruled out anybody from being re-signed, implying that James Harrison was still an option. Much like the wide receiver […]

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Report: Steelers LB Arthur Moats Looks Like A Natural Pass Rusher

The Pittsburgh Steelers have only completed three training camp practices so far, but it’s clear that newcomer outside linebacker Arthur Moats is being counted on to be the primary backup to starters Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones. Moats, who was signed during the offseason as an unrestricted free agent after playing his first four years […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Three – Monday

By Alex Kozora Now that I’m dried out, my observations from the third day of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. – It rained early and it rained often at St. Vincent. The skies opened up just as the players walked down to the practice field, through the first portion of practice, and is still pouring […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Two – Sunday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from a rain-shortened day two of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. Before I begin, some good news. A friend from out of town was gracious enough to give me a ride to camp tomorrow so I will be there.  So you’ll have to thank him for making tomorrow’s notes, the first […]

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Marczi: 53-Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

Now that training camp has finally begun and we’re starting to get a clearer picture of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s time to take another crack at predicting the 53-man roster. These predictions are based on the accumulation of data through the offseason, of course, and are not just based on what was seen and […]

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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to Latrobe for training camp on Friday, 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. […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

By Alex Kozora My second crack at projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster. Something I’m sure we can all look back at and make fun of in a few weeks. If you listened to me on The Terrible Podcast, you already know my roster. Feel free to agree or disagree in the comments below. Couple […]

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Concerns About Steelers 2014 Outside Linebacker Group Are Legitimate

If you had to pick one position group on the Pittsburgh Steelers that you were most worried about heading into the 2014, which one would it be? For me, it would be the outside linebacker position. The Steelers pass rush hasn’t been great over the last several seasons now and their 34 sacks last year […]

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5 Offseason Changes Primed To Help Steelers Succeed In 2014

Munchak To The Rescue The Steelers wasted no time showing offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. the door after the 2013 season ended. They also smartly jumped at the opportunity to hire former Tennessee Titans head Mike Munchak to replace him after he was fired. Munchak, a Hall of Famer, spent 12 years in the […]

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Steelers Film Room: Jarvis Jones – Technique Versus Talent

By Alex Kozora A few weeks ago, we took a purely statistical approach to evaluating Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones as he enters his second season. Obviously, numbers alone don’t tell the story. Tape is more important than historical data as data doesn’t hold a tangible effect on him. That’s what we’ll accomplish today. If […]

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Arthur Moats Waiting In The Wings

According to free agent newcomer Arthur Moats, one of the reasons that he chose to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this offseason was because he believed he had the opportunity to compete for a starting job. As it stands now, the Steelers are surely hoping that they won’t need him to do so, because that […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 12 Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers’ winning streak continues in […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 10 Versus Bills

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The light at the end of […]

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Steelers Listed Seventh In ESPN Future Power Rankings

ESPN yesterday unveiled their 2014 NFL Future Power Rankings, which predicts and ranks each NFL team according to who is best positioned for success in the near future, over the course of the next three seasons. The Pittsburgh Steelers fared better than you might think in this ESPN Insider feature. In last year’s Future Power Rankings […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Quarterbacks, Roethlisberger Hall Of Fame Worthiness & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 118 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open up this show by talking about the 2014 NFL Supplemental Draft that takes place on Thursday and how the players eligible for it might all go undrafted. In part two of […]

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Numbers Crunch: Projecting Jarvis Jones’ Sacks In 2014

By Alex Kozora Clearly, there are players that enter each year more under the microscope than others. Ones expected to make that leap and provide a substantial impact from one year to the next. One Pittsburgh Steelers player that will be examined closely in 2014 is outside linebacker Jarvis Jones. You don’t have to be […]

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NFL’s Top 100 Players List Lacking In Steelers Linebackers

The NFL Network concluded its Top 100 Players of 2014 list last night, a list of the best players in the league, purportedly as voted on by their peers. The list is certainly far from scientific and holds little weight, but the final results do bare out a present concern for the Pittsburgh Steelers. While […]

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Season Of Change – Chopping The Wood

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 a season of change amid […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 9 Versus Patriots

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Another sequence, another loss. Perhaps the […]

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Larry Foote Still Has Love For Pittsburgh, And His Buckeye Replacement

Larry Foote once left the Pittsburgh Steelers voluntarily, having become all too aware that he would soon be demoted to make room for third-year linebacker Lawrence Timmons in the starting lineup. He asked for his released and signed on with his hometown Detroit Lions for a season before realizing that he would rather be a […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Outside Linebacker

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a need should arise for further […]

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Larry Foote Predicts Joey Porter Will Be An NFL Head Coach One Day

Should Pittsburgh Steelers defensive assistant and former outside linebacker Joey Porter ever become a head coach in the NFL, you can credit his former teammate Larry Foote as being the first to go on record and predicting it would happen. “I think he’s going to be a head coach in this league one day,” Foote […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 6 Versus Jets

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. What’s that? A win this time? […]

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