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Season Of Change – Sub-Package Strategy

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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The Optimist’s Take – Drafting The Tall Wide Receiver

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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Texans Add Former Steelers CB Josh Victorian To Their Practice Squad

The Houston Texans had a spot to fill on their practice squad Wednesday after they promoted cornerback Elbert Mack to their 53 man roster and they did so by signing former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Josh Victorian. Victorian, who dressed for four games last season with the Steelers after spending most of the year on their […]

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Cortez Allen’s Transition To Starter Not Going Smoothly

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen is scheduled to miss his second consecutive game after playing just the first half of the season opener. He injured his ankle during the waning minutes of the first half against the Tennessee Titans and was unable to return in the second half after testing it out […]

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Steelers Preseason Depth Chart Offered Clues Regarding Final Roster And Practice Squad

By Matthew Marczi Who would have thought that preseason depth chart moves actually meant something? The Pittsburgh Steelers discretely made a couple of depth chart moves throughout training camp, and it turns out that a lot of them stuck, two of which I previously noted. First, it was cornerback Isaiah Green moving ahead of Josh […]

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Examining The Rationale Behind The Surprising Roster Moves

By Matthew Marczi The last few spots on a 53-man roster are almost always tough to predict. However, the final roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers was even more difficult to call than usual this year, given the amount of roster turnover from a year ago, including emerging starters replacing aging veterans, which drained the depth […]

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Marczi – Steelers 2013 Final 53 Man Roster Prediction

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their preseason schedule last night with a 25-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but they survived the four games seemingly without any major injuries, based on the way rookie running back Le’Veon Bell seems to be recovering from a mid-foot sprain. I am not entirely sure how […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 preseason has now come and gone and now the team must trim the roster down to 53 players by Saturday evening. The last few cuts are always the hardest and trying to figure out the last three of four roster spots is a yearly chore. Below is my best educated guess […]

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Six Positions To Be Settled In Steelers Preseason Finale

By Matthew Marczi The preseason finale may not mean a whole lot to many fans, and even to many players—particularly the starters—but for hundreds of players around the league, it is the final preseason game that determines whether or not they have a six-figure salary in their future or if they will be getting an […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers LB Chris Carter Versus Chiefs

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the snaps of Pittsburgh steelers outside linebacker Chris Carter versus the Kansas City Chiefs. First Drive Snaps: 4 Vs Run: 0 Rushing/Dropping: 4/0 Play-by-Play – 1st and 10, 7:41 3rd. Working at LOLB. The ball comes out pretty quick. Carter at the tail end tries to spin to the inside […]

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Vince Williams Now Listed As Second-Team Inside Linebacker

By Matthew Marczi The latest depth chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers revealed some good news and bad news for certain players, depending on who is moving up and who is moving down. As Dave noted, David Johnson was given the nod over second-year tight end David Paulson as the top healthy player at the position; […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the second half during the third preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunate for Maurkice Pouncey to rack up a couple of penalties to start the second half. He looked much better in the first half in […]

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16 Defensive Players Left Fighting For Roster Spots

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made their first round of cuts following their third preseason game and with a little more than one week to go until the roster must be set at 53 players, there are several defensive players left on the roster that are fighting for just a few available spots. Here now […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs – Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers droped to 0-3 on the preseason Saturday night with their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field, but the first team offense and defense played well for the most part in the first half. Here is my weekly list of winners and losers and make sure to add yours below […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Preseason Game 2 Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now played two preseason games, so it is now time for my fifth 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 season. If you missed my first four 53 man roster predictions following the draft, OTA practices, pre training camp and first preseason game, you can view them by following the links […]

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Steelers Versus Redskins – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the first half during the second preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Washington Redskins. Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas looks like he could make a great pair at gunner with cornerback Curtis Brown. On the first punt, Thomas was the […]

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Tape Breakdown: Steelers Versus Redskins Game Notes – Preseason Week 2

By Alex Kozora Full disclosure: This would have been up a lot sooner but NFL Rewind doesn’t archive nationally televised games until 24 hours after the game. But better now than never. My game notes from Monday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. First Half – Opening kickoff return unit. Kion Wilson, Marshall […]

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Terry Hawthorne Looking To Make Cornerback Competition Interesting

By Matthew Marczi While I wait for the blackout rules for prime time games to subside before I can review last night’s game with Preseason Live, I might as well address some other things. There were plenty of positives and negatives to take away from the preseason loss to the Washington Redskins, but one of […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Washington Redskins – Second Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the second half on defense, with Baron Batch making a special teams tackle. Josh Victorian was beaten for a first down on the second play, but he came up to make the tackle after a short gain on the next play. Al Woods was in at nose tackle […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Will Not Play Versus Redskins

As expected, cornerback Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen will not play Monday night in the second preseason game against the Washington Redskins. The @steelers CB Cortez Allen will not dress tonight and is slated to be replaced in the starting lineup by William Gay. — Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) August 19, 2013 Allen returned to practice […]

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Steelers Cornerback Battle Heats Up Monday Night Against Redskins

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into their second preseason game Monday night against the Washington Redskins with several cornerbacks still battling for spots on the 53 man roster. Here is a look at each of those five players battling for two or three spots. Curtis Brown – Brown is probably already a lock for the fourth […]

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Mike Tomlin Warns Against Reading Too Much Into Recent Depth Chart Changes

The Pittsburgh Steelers shook up their depth charter earlier in the week in preparation for their second preseason game this coming Monday night against the Washington Redskins and while the temptation is there to read things into the several changes, head coach Mike Tomlin said Saturday during his press conference that we shouldn\’t. “We are […]

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Versatile Safeties May Open Up A Roster Spot For Steelers At Another Position

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2013 season with untested depth at the safety position after both primary reserves—Ryan Mundy and Will Allen—departed in free agency this spring. Of the three primary candidates to apprentice behind the starters this season, only second-year player Robert Golden has in-game regular season experience on defense. Golden, […]

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Despite Progress, Steelers CB Cortez Allen Still Unsure If He\’ll Play In Preseason

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen returned to the practice field Friday in a very limited capacity as he took part in non-contact coverage drills. On Saturday, Allen updated his status as he continues to recover from the minor knee surgery he had just over two weeks ago. “Yeah, I feel good,” said Allen. “The rehab […]

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Steelers Friday Training Camp Practice Notes

By Alex Kozora Some notes from what I saw Friday at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp today. Tomorrow is the team’s last day at Saint Vincent College. – In warmups before practice officially got underway, Shaun Suisham was good from 47 and ½ and from 54. – Isaac Redman did not hit the field until roughly […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Injuries, Depth Chart Changes, Remaining Roster Battles & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 8 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by updating who is back practicing and the situation with both Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth as it relates to the final 53 man roster. We look at a few of the remaining roster battles that have yet […]

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