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Spring Snaps Less Valuable For Gradkowski Than For Jones

Realizing the need to “freshen up” the quarterback room a few years back, in the words of Coach Randy Fichtner following the drafting of Landry Jones in 2013, the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed the contracts of their backup quarterbacks to expire and replaced their roster spots with the aforementioned rookie Jones,…


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Happy To Be Home, Gradkowski Chooses Pittsburgh

It’s not often an athlete can play at the highest level while playing in his own backyard. That’s the opportunity Bruce Gradkowski has enjoyed since 2014. So it was an easy decision to want to return to Pittsburgh. Gradkowski apparently had interest from other NFL teams, per this great feature…


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Steelers Tuesday OTA Practice Extra Notes From Media

The Pittsburgh Steelers completed their first OTA practice on Tuesday and here are a few tidbits that aren’t likely to show up in print that were passed along by Trib Live Radio, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Steelers Nation Radio. During the seven shots drill, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had scoring tosses to…


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‘Patriot Way’ At QB Is No Road Map To Success For Steelers Or Others

Recently, Jeremy Fowler wrote an article at ESPN about the ‘Patriot Way’ to approaching the backup quarterback position, which generally consists of investing in early-mid-round draft picks on the quarterback position every couple of year. Fowler writes that the New England Patriots’ approach is not one that has been emulated…




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Gradkowski, Jones Likely Primed For Training Camp Competition

Earlier this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers officially welcomed back quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who joins a quarterback group on the roster consisting of Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, and Reserve/Future player Dustin Vaughan. It is likely no coincidence that Gradkowski’s re-signing came after they failed to address the position during the 2016…



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Steelers Draft Class Steers Clear Of Offensive Help

When it comes to the 2016 NFL Draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one theme was absolutely paramount, and that was, in a word, defense. Of their seven draft picks, five were defensive players, with two players added on offense, though one of the two was brought in primarily for his…



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Steelers Still Open To Re-signing QB Bruce Gradkowski After The Draft

Its yet to be seen whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers will ultimately re-sign veteran free agent quarterback Bruce Gradkowski but should that happen, general manager Kevin Colbert said Monday during the team’s annual pre-draft press conference a decision won’t be made on him until after this coming weekend. “We’ll…


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Eroding The Myth Of ‘Developmental Quarterbacks’

You may have read recently about the possibility of the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting a quarterback next week in the 2016 NFL Draft. In fact, if you are a regular reader of this site, it is a topic that we have written about, and there is logic behind it. The Steelers…




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Texans Cut Hoyer, Could Steelers Have Interest?

Ok, I’m going to break one of my cardinal rules here. I normally despise the typical “the Steelers should sign Player X” right after a transaction. But when one of those players is someone who spent their time in Pittsburgh, there’s a little more bite to it. The Houston Texans…