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Health Of Sean Spence Holds Keys To Steelers Future At Inside Linebacker Position

I am asked at least once a week via email or Twitter if I have heard anything about how the recovery of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence is coming along since he suffered his serious left knee injury last preseason that included a torn ACL, a torn LCL and a dislocated knee cap. All I […]

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Steelers Defense Faces Question Marks At Six Positions During The Offseason

On Monday we looked at the five question marks the Pittsburgh Steelers have on offense heading into the offseason and today we will look at the questions that will need to be answered on the defensive side of the ball by the time the team arrives for in Latrobe for training camp. Right Outside Linebacker […]

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Hritz: 2012 Steelers Season Preview, Analysis, & Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz During the offseason, both before the draft and after organized team activities, I forecasted the Pittsburgh Steelers season. In my first analysis, I had the Steelers finishing 11-5, and post 2012 Draft, I had them finishing 12-4. Now that the preseason has concluded, and the 53-man roster has been confirmed, I have […]

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Report: Jason Worilds Still Unable To Hinge Wrist

On Tuesday the Pittsburgh Steelers activated linebackers James Harrison and Jason Worilds from the PUP list, and while we pretty much knew what the hold up with Harrison was, we didn\’t so much with Worilds. Worilds had offseason surgery to repair a wrist injury that suffered last season. While it wasn\’t a huge shock that […]

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David Todd Gets His Own Show On ESPN 970

In case you didn\’t hear the good news on the Tuesday edition of The Terrible Podcast, my co-host David Todd has received word that he has been given his own show on ESPN 970. Official word just came down. I will be hosting my own show on 970 ESPN Pittsburgh starting Aug 29, 2-4 pm. […]

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Steelers Versus Colts: A Quick Look Ahead

Friday is the final training camp practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers that is open to the public as they prepare to take on the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night at Heinz Field. With the game now right around the corner we will now start to look ahead and note a few things to watch for during […]

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Relentless Adrian Robinson Off To Great Start In Attempt To Make Roster

Does the name Donovan Woods ring a bell? He was the last undrafted free agent linebacker to make the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster out of training camp back in 2008. Trying to equal that feat this year is outside linebacker Adrian Robinson out of Temple. The 6 foot 1, 250 pound Robinson jumped out […]

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Worilds Being Ready For Denver Is Best Case Scenerio According To Butler

I wrote earlier today about the mystery that surrounds Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds and wondered if that mystery would get any clarity any time soon.  Thanks now to Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review this afternoon, we have a little more information concerning the Steelers third year linebacker. Robinson reported via Twitter today […]

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The Jason Worilds Mystery Continues On

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds continues to be a huge mystery as to what his availability will be to start the season. Because of his offseason wrist surgery, and failure to be able to practice during any of the offseason programs, I was not terribly surprised that he started training camp off on the […]

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Steelers Versus Eagles Preseason Game Preview: 14 Defensive Players To Watch

The Pittsburgh Steelers begin their 2012 preseason tonight against the Philadelphia Eagles. In this game preview we will look at 14 players to watch closely tonight on the defensive side of the ball. Ziggy Hood – A lot has been made about the offseason transformation that Hood has made and we should briefly get to […]

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Steelers Training Camp Observations After Two Weeks

The Pittsburgh Steelers have Monday off before getting back on Tuesday and starting their third week of training camp. Now is as good of time as any for me to post some things that have stuck out to me through the first two weeks of training camp based on all of the news, reports and […]

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Lines Getting Shorter At Outside Linebacker

The Pittsburgh Steelers can\’t seem to catch a break health wise at the outside linebacker position as both Brandon Johnson and Ryan Baker both sustained ankle injuries of some sorts on Saturday. Head coach Mike Tomlin did not indicate the severity of the injuries after practice, but hopefully both players can return to practice Sunday […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Retiring Steelers, Rookies, Offense & Training Camp Episode

Season 3, Episode 3 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off the show by looking at Joey Porter, Aaron Smith, Marvel Smith and Willie Parker as all four will be present at the “Friday Night Lights” practice tonight to announce their retirements. we attempt to rank all four […]

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Important Preseason On Tap For Chris Carter

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now been in training camp for over a week now and one thing is for certain, as if it wasn\’t already, second year linebacker Chris Carter is a lock to make the 53 man roster. Carter, who reportedly came to camp this year 8 pounds heavier, has been taking the first […]

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James Harrison & Jason Worilds Not Expected Back For At Least Two Weeks

My podcast co-host David Todd talked to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker coach Keith Butler on Wednesday for ESPN 970 Radio and late in the interview he asked Butler if he had any update on when he thought outside linebackers James Harrison and Jason Worilds would be back. “I\’m hoping in a couple of weeks, but I […]

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Keith Butler Confirms Less Distinction Now In Roles Of Inside Linebackers

Following the selection of Miami linebacker Sean Spence in the third round of the draft this past April, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker coach Keith Butler answered several questions related to the roles of both the BUCK and MACK linebackers in the Steelers 3-4 defense. The answers that Butler gave insinuated that there was almost a merging […]

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp – Wednesday – Day Eight Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up day eight of training camp with another padded practice on Wednesday and below is your recap of all the media reports today from Twitter. Trimmed down former Steelers Jeff Hartings and Chris Hoke are in camp helping out as intern assistants as reported by Alan Robinson on Twitter. […]

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp – Wednesday – Day 8 Updates

The Pittsburgh Steelers begin their eighth day in training on Wednesday. As we do everyday, we will post a running update of all the solid reports we get from the media throughout the day and wrap it up with a thorough recap post later tonight. Also I wanted to let everyone know that Mark Kaboly […]

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Thin Certainly Seems To Be \”In\” At Inside Linebacker

The trend to be thin is in. That is of course if you are an inside linebacker. Maybe thin is a bad adjective to use, but lighter certainly isn\’t. The further we get away from 2012 NFL, the more the selection of Miami linebacker Sean Spence by the Pittsburgh Steelers makes sense. Linebackers coach Keith […]

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Late Signing Of LB Brandon Johnson Makes Much More Sense Now

Back in early May it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers were kicking the tires of free agents Brandon Johnson and Matt Roth. At the time I found it pretty curious as it was sort of late in the free agent signing period. Now it is not unusual for the Steelers to keep their rolodex […]

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Steelers Place 6 Players On PUP List To Start Training Camp

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media today following the opening day conditioning run test to kick off training camp. Tomlin said that he liked the conditioning overall of the group and noted specifically that the young offensive linemen looked good. Tomlin announced the Steelers will place six players on the Active PUP […]

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Steelers Active PUP List Candidates For The Start Of Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe for training camp on Wednesday. Prior to the their first practice, head coach Mike Tomlin must designate players that will start camp on the Active PUP list, meaning that they can not practice until removed. For players to be eligible for the Reserve PUP list at the start of […]

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Roster Battles: Linebackers

There are just four more days left now until the Pittsburgh Steelers report to training camp in Latrobe, so today we wrap up our look at the players that will battling to make the 53 man roster or the practice squad with our look at the linebackers. With Larry Foote, James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley, Lawrence […]

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Looking At The Steelers Main Competitors For The AFC North Crown (Part 1)

By Cian Fahey After active off-seasons for each of the four AFC North teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be in good position to compete for another crown to add to the collection. What is less clear however, is which team the Steelers will need to overcome, or if there will be more than two […]

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10 Questions Needing Answers Come Opening Sunday Night Against The Broncos

By Jeremy Hritz It’s crazy to think that only a few short months ago, Steelers fans everywhere were licking the wounds inflicted by the dubious Bronco Tim Tebow. In less than three months, the Steelers will have an opportunity to get revenge against the now Peyton Manning-led Broncos on a Sunday Night. Within that time […]

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Just How Safe Is Steelers Inside Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester?

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran inside linebacker Brandon Johnson to the roster on Wednesday and immediately the status of 2010 fifth round draft pick Stevenson Sylvester is called into question. The first thing that you have to keep in mind is that the Steelers are apparently down three linebacker bodies at mini-camp as James Harrison, […]

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