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Will Three Running Backs Be Enough For The Steelers In 2014?

When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Dri Archer in the third-round of the 2014 NFL Draft, they acquired a player with the ability to not only play running back, but wide receiver as well. While Archer’s position flexibility could give the Steelers some flexibility when it comes to the two position groups when finalizing their 53 […]

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The Road To The Division Title Is On The Ground

Yesterday, Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviewwriter Joe Starkey took it to the Pittsburgh Steelers and their anemic running game over recent years, making note that ‘getting the running game going’ has been a recurring topic of conversation every offseason for years, yet there remains little in the way of improvement. Starkey glimpsed back at a blog from last […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Running Backs, Jermichael Finley & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 120 of The Terrible Podcast is up and Alex Kozora and I open up this show by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly having enough interest in free agent tight end Jermichael Finley to offer him a contract over the course of the last few months. We discuss Finley’s current situation and whether or not he might […]

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Division Of Labor For Steelers Running Backs Yet To Be Determined

In an entertaining interview Friday on the NFL Network, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to share his thoughts on how he believes the division of labor will shake out this season at the running back position. “We’ve got some really good options, ones that we’re exited about,” said Tomlin. “Obviously I’ll let […]

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Mike Tomlin Talks Steelers Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin joined the NFL Network for a few minutes yesterday, discussing the team’s offseason thus far, as well as some of the changes that the Steelers have undergone since the end of last year. As though you couldn’t guess, Tomlin believes that the team has had a “very productive offseason” […]

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Many Former Steelers Have ‘Come Home’ In Recent Years

In case you were living under a rock yesterday, you should know by now that former Miami Heat forward (slash hypothetical tight end slash wide receiver) LeBron James chose to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers, rather than signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Reportedly, there were tensions due to the fact that the team already had Le’Veon […]

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Le’Veon Bell Fourth On ‘Making The Leap’ List

NFL.com has been running a series of articles over the past few weeks, looking at the top 25 young players they believe are primed to break out and have a big season in 2014. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell came in fourth on that list. It’s hardly a surprise to see Bell’s name on […]

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Expect Steelers To Use Blount Force When Leading In Fourth Quarter

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had a lead in the fourth quarter in 17 of the 32 games that they have played. While they did manage to win 14 of those games, they weren’t able to run the ball effectively in those situations. In fact, when you remove […]

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Marc Sessler Evaluates Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount

Recently, Marc Sessler went back and watched all of new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount’s snaps from a year ago for the NFL Network, and wrote about his findings about who he is and how he will fit into the offense. Blount was traded to the New England Patriots last season as a fringe […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 9 Versus Patriots

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. Another sequence, another loss. Perhaps the […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Running Back

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a need should arise for further […]

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Not A Lot Of Negatives Associated With Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount

In addition to penalties, negative plays can absolutely kill drives for an offense. Just so you know, last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a total of 35 rushing plays that went for negative yards. During the offseason, the Steelers signed free agent running back LeGarrette Blount to compliment starter Le’Veon Bell. We’ve already looked quite […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Says Versatility Will Be Offensive Identity In 2014

Many people seem to be concerned about the Pittsburgh Steelers lack of a true identity on offense as they exit their offseason practices. Those same people view that lack of an identity as weakness as they don’t believe an offense can be whatever they need to be based on the defense or weather elements that […]

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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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ESPN Insider Believes Steelers Will Win AFC North In 2014

It’s still only June, but KC Joyner of ESPN.com believes the Pittsburgh Steelers will win the AFC North division after back-to-back 8-8 seasons. In his Wednesday Insider post, Joyner listed six reasons as to why he believes the Steelers will return to the top of the AFC North and we will have a look at each […]

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Steelers Ground Deficiencies Handicapping Play Action Pass

Even with one quarterback already in the Hall of Fame (two if you count the five years that Bobby Layne spent with the team at the end of his career) and another destined to wind up there when his playing career is over, nobody would argue the claim that the Pittsburgh Steelers were built on […]

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Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount Backfield Spotted Wednesday

While it’s not likely to happen a lot in 2014, it’s worth noting that Pittsburgh Steelers had running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both lined up together in the backfield for one play during Wednesday’s practice. There’s no report as to what other personnel was on the field for that one play, or the […]

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Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount Really Likes His New Facemask

Being as he measures in at roughly six feet, 250 pounds, Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount is already an imposing figure even without his pads on. Thanks to his new facemask, however, he looks like a super-villain straight out of a Batman comic book. Blount is apparently very proud of his new facemask as he […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steve McLendon Weight, Offense Expectations & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 109 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still not back settled after his weekend off, Alex Kozora joins me once again to talk about all of the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. In this episode, Alex and I talk about the recent reports concerning the weight and current health of […]

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Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount: ‘It’s A Power, Downhill Running Game’

During his first four years in the league, new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount has dished out quite a bit of punishment with his powerful running style. Now that he’s with the Steelers, he likes what he’s seen so far out of the offense as far as it matching his running style. “It’s a […]

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LeGarrette Blount Believes Steelers Have Top Five Running Back Duo

In case you missed it, new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount was a guest earlier this week on SiriusXM NFL Radio and audio from that segment is embedded below. During his interview, Blount talks about how he was hoping the Steelers would’ve drafted him back in 2010 after having him in for a pre […]

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Five Friday Night Questions Concerning The Steelers

It’s Friday night and in order to keep your minds sharp while you drink your favorite beverage, I have five questions for you to answer below. 1. In your opinion, what’s the biggest story through the first two weeks of OTA practices? 2. In addition to Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount, Will Johnson and Dri Archer […]

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Heath Miller Discusses A Healthy Offseason, No Huddle Development

Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter got a chance to stop and chat with Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller during OTAs this week, the transcript of which he posted yesterday on his blog, NFL From the Sidelines. Miller discussed the health of his knee and the opportunity to be able to participate in the standard […]

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Ignorant Patriots Fan Gets Response From Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount

Stay classy New England Patriots fans. It takes all kinds of people in this world and apparently new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount has lost a fan after moving on from the Patriots during the offseason. As you can see by Blount’s tweet below, there is at least one ignorant Patriots fan out there. […]

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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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Steelers 2014 Free Agency As It Relates To Compensatory Formula

Now that June 1 is finally here, we can now close out the unrestricted free agent additions and losses of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the offseason as it relates to what will be used in determining compensatory draft picks next offseason. Remember, unrestricted free agent players signed from this point forward no longer count. As […]

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