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Le’Veon Bell Happy To Share The Load With LeGarrette Blount

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, destined to start the moment he was drafted in the second round last year, battled injuries early in his first season, which caused him to miss the first three games before starting in the fourth. From then on, the team handed him the keys…


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Steelers Step Out Of Character As Shazier Steps Into Starting Lineup

The Pittsburgh Steelers, seemingly, broke with apparent convention yesterday by inserting rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier into the first-team lineup from his very first full team practice during OTAs. In that bare sense, it is somewhat surprising. After all, the Steelers do have Vince Williams, who started most of the…


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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New RB LeGarrette Blount

By Alex Kozora We’ll continue our free agency series with former New England Patriot running back LeGarrette Blount, who was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on March 28th. In the four games I looked at, Blount always lined up in the backfield so there isn’t much to chart pre-snap. Post-snap charting…


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Alvester Alexander Should Fight For A Roster Spot This Year

The way the offseason has gone, it would seem to be the case that the Pittsburgh Steelers will have a free-floating roster spot at the skill positions on offense by the time training camp and the preseason roll around. While they have five reasonable tight ends, one would figure that…


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LeGarrette Blount Sounds At Home In Pittsburgh, AFC North

When LeGarrette Blount first came out of the college ranks and went undrafted, I, and I’m sure many other Pittsburgh Steelers fans, saw his size and running style and wanted to see the team take a chance on him and bring him in as a free agent. This despite his…


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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Running Back

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line…


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Steelers Draft Needs – Running Back

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other…


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On The Steelers And Premature Evaluation

Generally speaking, I have passively been an advocate of Pro Football Focus at times by referencing their data when I see it fit to do so. I give them credit for taking on the herculean task of cataloging every snap from every team in every game and formulating a comprehensive…


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Cam Thomas May Be A Contingency Option To Start

This offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have done well in recouping their free agent losses pretty much across the board, for which the front office deserves a tremendous amount of credit. It could be quite difficult playing the reactionary role in free agency by trying to plug a hole you didn’t…


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Steelers Free Agent Departures Piling Up

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed seven free agents from outside the organization, they have now lost eight of their own free agents in the process, having come in with 22 free agents in total. Granted, few of them went on to sign contracts of any significance, or are expected…


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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Running Back

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the…


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Recapping The Steelers’ Uncharacteristic Madness Of March

The Pittsburgh Steelers have often found themselves busy in March in recent years, but that has generally come before the start of the new league year, just to get in cap compliance. This year was a bit different, as the team was able to actually add some pieces from other…


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Comparing Le’Veon Bell And LeGarrette Blount In Situational Football

Ever since the signing of LeGarrette Blount, there has been an assortment of commentary from message boards, blogs, and beat writers speculating about how the new back will fit in with the Pittsburgh Steelers offense and what his role will ultimately be. The commentary frequently gravitated toward his size and…


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LeGarrette Blount Gives Steelers A Complementary Ground Attack

The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared intent to add a veteran running back to the roster to supplement second-year back Le’Veon Bell at some point this offseason, and that point came earlier today when they signed LeGarrette Blount to a two-year contract. It’s no secret that the Steelers value a veteran presence…


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On A Roster Filled With Holes, This Position May Be The Biggest

Many followers of the Pittsburgh Steelers have voiced their concerns over the perceived lack of depth permeating the roster this offseason, particularly at positions such as defensive end, running back, and wide receiver. But there’s a far more glaring hole that still needs to be addressed at some point, and…