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Steelers Training Camp Recap: Defense

Yesterday, we walked through the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense player-by-player, recapping how each player performed during training camp. Today, we’ll do the same for the defense and punters. Cam Heyward: One of the best at his position, there wasn’t a need to pay attention to Heyward in camp. But it was…


Game Rewind: Steelers vs Jaguars Breakdown

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-21 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return unit. Missing the players between the wedge and front five. Camera angles are always so poor and the lack of returns don’t help. Front five: Anthony Chickillo, Bud Dupree, Arthur Moats, Terence Garvin,…


Steelers Film Room: Cover 2 Breakdown Versus Jaguars

Much has been made in recent weeks about Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler’s heavy emphasis on running a Cover 2 defense, and with good reason, as the team has clearly been working on the scheme in practice and in preseason games. Friday night revealed that the Steelers safeties still…


Steelers/Jaguars: Five Matchups To Watch

Five Matchups To Watch will be a weekly series run before each Pittsburgh Steelers game, becoming more in-depth once the regular season is underway. In this piece I’ll highlight several of the better one-on-one or unit battles to watch during the game, but not in the way you’re accustomed to…


DHB, Goodwin Look To Highlight 2015 Training Camp Battle At WR

At quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s disposal is arguably the most talented receiving corps in the entire league, littered with an All-Pro like Antonio Brown to up-and-comer Martavis Bryant. He even has “old reliable”, Heath Miller, his security blanket of a tight end who, even at 32 years of age, still gets the…


Double-Dipping At Cornerback Likely For Steelers

It has been a long time since the Pittsburgh Steelers have selected a cornerback in the first round of the NFL Draft. We have to go back in time, the whole way to 1997, when they selected Chad Scott out of the University of Maryland with the 24th overall pick….


Rollins An Intriguing Prospect For The Steelers

The NFL landscape is littered with former hoopsters who successfully doubled at both sports, or made the transition from the hardwood to the gridiron. Many are tight ends, featuring household names like retired Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, Julius Thomas and Jimmy Graham. On the defensive side, sack artist Julius Peppers…

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Antonio Brown Leads All Receivers In Catches, Yards, TDs

It’s much more difficult to talk stats when it comes on the back of a rough loss, but it would be a disservice not to take note of some of the feats that were accomplished by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 35-32 loss to the New Orleans Saints. For the…

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Super Bowl XLVIII Preview: Seattle Seahawks Versus Denver Broncos

Per the official NFL release: Two teams. One game. It all comes down to this. On Sunday, February 2, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will meet in Super Bowl XLVIII (6:25 PM ET, FOX) at MetLife Stadium in the first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl. For only the second…

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Ravens Drop 2013 NFL Season Opener To Broncos 49-27

The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens looked anything but that Thursday night as they lost 49-27 to the Denver Broncos in the 2013 NFL season opener. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning equaled the all-time NFL record with seven touchdown passes against the Ravens and he finished the game 27-of-42 for…