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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 3 Versus Bears

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Continuing in the series, the Week […]

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Steelers Training Camp Shaping Up To Host Another Heated ILB Battle

The Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t entirely sure what they had at inside linebacker last season, at least when it came to reserve players. They made sure to stock up on the position with low-profile free agent signings and late- to post-draft rookie additions. That translated into a heated training camp competition that went down to the […]

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Playing For Ohio State Helping Steelers Rookie LB Ryan Shazier Transition Quickly

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier has started alongside Lawrence Timmons since day one of the offseason practices and he believes playing in a defense at Ohio State that is somewhat similar to the one used by the Steelers has helped him make the jump quickly “Especially some of the things that we did […]

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Ryan Shazier Can Do Something In 2014 That Kendrell Bell Couldn’t Do In 2001

Barring something totally unforeseen, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier will start alongside Lawrence Timmons in the 2014 season opener against the Cleveland Browns. When and if that happens, he will be the first Steelers defensive rookie to accomplish that feat since Kendrell Bell last did way back in 2001. Shazier, however, has a […]

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LeBeau, Steelers Turn Eyes Forward On Defense

For an organization so intrinsically built upon and invested in its tradition, the Pittsburgh Steelers are facing a hard reality after suffering two consecutive non-winning seasons for the first time in over a decade. Not the simple reality that they haven’t been able to live up to their own standards in recent years, but rather […]

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Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Knows Playbook Tough For Rookies To Grasp

With four weeks of offseason practices now in the books, it looks as though rookie Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier will start alongside Lawrence Timmons when the team host the Cleveland Browns in the season opener. During a recent interview with Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, defensive end Cameron Heyward talked about how tough it […]

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Six Positive Takeaways From The Steelers 2014 Offseason Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not wrapped up their 2014 offseason program and while not a lot of stock can be put into practices that include players only wearing helmets and shorts, there quite a few positive things to take away from the four weeks of work. Here are six main positives to come out of […]

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Steelers Film Room: Reading Hats On The Goalline

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Lawrence Timmons Ready To Emerge As A Leader

For the first time in his career, Lawrence Timmons finds himself standing in a meeting room representing the old guard, the sage veteran whom others look up to for advice, as the most tenured member of the Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers. Throughout his first seven seasons, there have always been veterans from which to learn, starting […]

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Steelers LB Vince Williams: ‘I Feel Like I’ve Been Here For Several Years’

After spending a lot of his rookie season as a starter once veteran Larry Foote went down injured in the season-opener, second-year linebacker Vince Williams feels like he’s made tremendous strides since then. “I feel it’s night and day difference right now,” said Williams, who was drafted last year by the Steelers in the sixth-round […]

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Five Storylines To Watch During This Year’s Steelers Mandatory Minicamp

The Pittsburgh Steelers will conduct their three-day mandatory minicamp this week and it will be the last set of practices prior to training camp taking place. Here are the five main storylines that we’ll be watching this week. Troy Time – Veteran safety Troy Polamalu will presumably be in town this week after choosing to […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Law Dawg Still On Patrol

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Health Is Key For Polamalu

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Expects To Make More Plays Like He Made Wednesday

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier reportedly made an “unreal interception” during Wednesday’s OTA practice and afterwards he was asked if we can expect more plays like that in the future. “Yeah, you should be expecting some of that,” said Shazier of his leaping interception. “People try to throw across the middle, me and […]

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Steelers Film Room: Scrape Concept Versus The Read Option

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Vince Williams Could Settle Into Long-Term Role As A Reserve

Vince Williams was never supposed to be thrust into such a big role as a rookie, as we all know. The Pittsburgh Steelers knew that as well, which is why they routinely resorted to their dime defense to take him off the field. That same line of thinking also brought them to the selection of […]

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Steelers LB Vince Williams Has Studied Every Play From 2013 In An Effort To Improve

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Vince Williams was thrust into a starting role last season as a rookie after starter Larry Foote went down in the season opener. While he initially got off to a rocky start, the Florida State product improved as the season progressed. That improvement, however, was not enough to prevent the Steelers […]

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New-Look Steve McLendon Will Better Serve Team Needs This Season

From the sounds of it, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon would very much like to forget about last season. It was his first year as a starter, and at times, it showed. But he knows that he can’t forget, because he knows that it taught him so much on his journey to preparing for […]

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Jarvis Jones Talks Youth And Speed On Defense

NFL Network reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala got a chance to catch up with Pittsburgh Steelers second-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones following practice at OTAs yesterday, and the former first-round pick had plenty to say. Kinkhabwala relayed that general manager Kevin Colbert was expecting the real jump this season to come from the 2013 draft class, and […]

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Chadiha: Steelers Reclaiming Their Hard-Nosed Mentality

A year after turning around a 2-6 start to the 2013 season to end on a 6-2 run, it seems that many are ready and willing to jump on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ bandwagon this offseason. The moves they’ve made in free agency and the draft—including a recently uncharacteristic willingness to part with former key players—has […]

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Marczi: Steelers Roster Projections – OTA Edition

It’s now the beginning of June, and we’ve already gotten some of our first glimpses of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers roster through the first round of OTAs. I don’t expect that the Steelers will add anybody new, but if they do, it will be dealt with then. Now, it’s time to start exploring how the […]

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Steelers Film Room: Putting Pressure On Rookies

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why […]

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Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons Comfortable With Position Switch, Rookie Ryan Shazier

For a second season in a row, veteran inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons is having to break in a rookie to play alongside him with first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier seemingly being fast tracked to be the 2014 opening day starter. While the Steelers first OTA session of the year is now only two days old, […]

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Steelers Step Out Of Character As Shazier Steps Into Starting Lineup

The Pittsburgh Steelers, seemingly, broke with apparent convention yesterday by inserting rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier into the first-team lineup from his very first full team practice during OTAs. In that bare sense, it is somewhat surprising. After all, the Steelers do have Vince Williams, who started most of the season at linebacker last year, […]

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Rookie LB Ryan Shazier Practiced With First Team During Steelers First OTA Session

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t wasting any time with rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier as the Ohio State product reportedly practiced with the starters Tuesday during the first OTA practice of the 2014 season. Shazier, the Steelers first-round draft pick, still has several months to go before the season-opener against the Cleveland Browns, but being as he […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Inside Linebacker

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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