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Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones Admits He Didn\’t Use Great Technique Against The Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler talked Monday about the play Saturday night of rookie Jarvis Jones in the preseason opener against the New York Giants and he noted several things that he has to work on. On Tuesday, Jones, who registered one fumble recovery and two combined tackles during his 41 snaps of playing […]

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Steelers Wanting To Break Rookie LB Jarvis Jones Of Inside Habit

In order for Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones to reach his full potential, linebackers coach Keith Butler thinks he needs to work on a few things. While at Georgia, Jones often times used his inside pass rush move as his bread and butter. While Butler acknowledged to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette how […]

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Stevenson Sylvester Sidelined By A Pair Of Gunners

By Matthew Marczi By now we all have seen Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Stevenson Sylvester’s injury during the preseason opener against the New York Giants. The fourth-year veteran had just come in to make a strong special teams tackle following a punt by Drew Butler. After the tackle, rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton, serving as the […]

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Three Under-The-Radar Steelers Players Worth Watching During The Preseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be taking on the New York Giants tonight in their 2013 preseason opener at Heinz Field and there are three off-the-radar players that will be worth keeping an eye on. While all three should be considered long-shots to make the final 53 man roster, they still have a glimmer of hope […]

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Thoughts On The Steelers As They Reach The Halfway Point Of Training Camp – Part 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers are off from practice on Tuesday and they will resume their training camp practices on Wednesday. With camp now at the halfway point, here are a few more of my thoughts that are running around in my ever so cluttered head. If you missed part one, you can read it here. Like […]

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Thoughts On The Steelers As They Reach The Halfway Point Of Training Camp – Part 1

By the time the Pittsburgh Steelers return to practice on Wednesday their training camp will be at the halfway point, so now is a perfect time for me to write about all the things that are going through my mind right now concerning the team. Here is part one of my thoughts and concerns. Perhaps […]

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Keith Butler Says Youth Is The Reason Why Steelers Needed Physical Practices Early

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot of depth concerns at numerous positions heading into the 2013 season, and that includes both the outside and inside linebacker spots. Linebackers coach Keith Butler was asked Sunday about the ongoing battles for roster spots, and if he has any more clarity now about the linebacker depth than he […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Tackles Flipping, Le\’Veon Bell, Keith Butler Comments & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 4 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off by talking about all the hitting and tackling that\’s going on during the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 version of training camp and we wonder if it will slow down soon. The Steelers have a lot of dinged up […]

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Before And After – LaMarr Woodley\’s Pass Rushing As It Relates To 2011 Injury

By Matthew Marczi Much has been made of the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley has only generated four sacks over the past season and a half since he blew out a hamstring running down Tom Brady midway through the team’s Week 8 victory over the New England Patriots in 2011. With that […]

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Keith Butler Thinks Stevenson Sylvester Can Be A Good Third Inside Linebacker In 2013

We have talked quite a bit about of the lack of depth the Pittsburgh Steelers have at the inside linebacker position as they head into the 2013 season. David Todd of 970 ESPN Radio asked linebackers coach Keith Butler to give his thoughts on that depth when he talked to him on Saturday. “Kion Wilson, […]

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Keith Butler Told LaMarr Woodley He Needs To Watch Film Before Making Pass Rush Statements

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley let it be known a few days ago that he would like to rush the quarterback more in 2013 and drop into coverage less because he thinks that\’s what they pay him big money to do. Linebackers coach Keith Butler was asked Saturday by David Todd of 970 ESPN Radio […]

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Steelers Coach Keith Butler Says LB LaMarr Woodley Has Lost Significant Weight

After the 2012 season ended, an anonymous Pittsburgh Steelers player told Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley was awful last season and not in shape. “He tells us he works out, but we didn\’t see it,” Cook reported the unnamed player as saying back in February. “He wasn\’t in shape. […]

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Steelers Coach Keith Butler Uses Run Direction As Reason Why LaMarr Woodley Stays Put On Left

There were a lot of people suggesting that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley should move over to the right side when James Harrison was let go earlier in the offseason and I have been of the belief that wouldn\’t happen. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review asked linebackers coach Keith Butler if he considered that […]

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Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley Looks Real Good According To Coach Keith Butler

During the offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley was discussed quite a bit after being singled out by an anonymous player for supposedly being out of shape during the 2012 season. Woodley, who conditioned himself in Arizona this offseason, appears to be in good shape at the start of training camp and linebacker coach Keith […]

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Steelers LB Sean Spence Has Regained Some Of His Speed And Hopes To Play In 2013

It\’s been a long road back for Pittsburgh Steelers second year linebacker Sean Spence, who continues to rehab his surgically repaired knee that he tore up last preseason, but the Miami product told the media upon his arrival to training camp on Friday that he hopes to be ready to play by the middle of […]

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Host Of Steelers Players Entering Do Or Die Mode This Week

By Matthew Marczi Training camp is always an important time for every player, but it is more important for some—namely, those looking for spots on the roster, and especially the ones who no longer qualify for the practice squad. Starting this week at training camp, a handful of players on the roster for the Pittsburgh […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: Stevenson Sylvester Versus Marshall McFadden Versus Vince Williams

The start of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp is now almost just a week away so we will continue to look at the training camp battles that will take place with a look at the battle for a few backup inside linebacker spots on the 53 man roster. You can comment on this battle […]

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Where Did The Year Go? Looking Back At The Questions Facing The Steelers Prior To Training Camp In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, I wrote an article on June 16th that examined ten questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into their season opener against the Denver Broncos, and for the sake of reflection, I decided to revisit those questions to see what answers worked themselves out. This article will be the first installment […]

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Steelers LB Stevenson Sylvester Talks Offseason Training And Team Leadership

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler didn\’t mince any words during the 2013 NFL Draft when he was asked if this upcoming offseason is a make-or-break one for fourth-year linebacker Stevenson Sylvester. “No doubt for him,” said Butler. “He knows that. That is something I talked to him about at the end of the season […]

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LaMarr Woodley Will Eclipse Jason Gildon in 2015?

By Jeremy Hritz LaMarr Woodley underperformed last season. Whether or not it was due to a lack of conditioning, injury, or both, the Pittsburgh Steelers cannot absorb another similar outing and expect to improve on an 8-8 season. Criticized in the offseason by an unnamed teammate for poor conditioning, Woodley showed up to this year’s […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Helping Rookie LB Vince Williams Learn How To Cover

After the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted linebacker Vince Williams in the sixth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, linebackers coach Keith Butler made it clear what he needs to see out of the Florida State product come the start of the season. “He runs at the ball well,” said Butler. “He gets off blocks well. He destroyed […]

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Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones: A Quick Learner?

By Jeremy Hritz Thursday morning, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ed Bouchette wrote about the possibility of rookie first round draft pick Jarvis Jones earning the starting right outside linebacker position opposite LaMarr Woodley. In order for that to occur, according to Bouchette, his ability to assimilate the 3-4 defense has to be sharp: “The better […]

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15 Roster Spots Up For Grabs At Steelers 2013 Training Camp

Before we get into the individual roster battles that will begin to take place when the Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe in six weeks, let\’s have a look at how many roster spots are legitimately up for grabs now that the team has wrapped up their offseason practices. Quarterbacks (3): Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry […]

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Whatever LaMarr Woodley Did This Offseason, Keith Butler Approves Of It

It\’s been four months now since Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that an anonymous Pittsburgh Steelers player told him that outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley was awful and out of shape in 2012. On Wednesday, however, linebackers coach Keith Butler told the media following the Steelers final practice of the offseason that he thinks […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Wrapping Up Steelers Mini Camp, Talking 3rd Down RB Snaps & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 111 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I recap the Pittsburgh Steelers final week of offseason practices after the 2013 mini camp came to a conclusion on Thursday. We discuss what Mike Tomlin had to say during his press conference and look at the injury situation heading […]

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Stevenson Sylvester Versus Chris Carter Training Camp Battle In The Works?

By Matthew Marczi That fourth-year reserve linebacker Stevenson Sylvester is entering a critical season was no secret long before linebackers coach Keith Butler said so explicitly. Indeed, it was obvious before the Pittsburgh Steelers chose not to give Sylvester a restricted free agent tender. With Pittsburgh Tribune-Review author Mark Kaboly reporting on Wednesday that the […]

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