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Recapping The Steelers First Three Days Of Training Camp

By Alex Kozora Before we dive into the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth practice of training camp, here is a recap of my thoughts on the first three days. – Putting a bow on the 11 on 11 session from Monday, I compiled the numbers and here are the totals. Sixty snaps of 11 on 11 broken up […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Three – Monday

By Alex Kozora Now that I’m dried out, my observations from the third day of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. – It rained early and it rained often at St. Vincent. The skies opened up just as the players walked down to the practice field, through the first portion of practice, and is still pouring […]

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Will Johnson’s Dual Role Should Affect How Tight End Depth Chart Is Built

As we’ve talked about before, the Pittsburgh Steelers have moved fullback Will Johnson to the tight ends group in a move that brought a glimmer to the eye of former team offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. They did so in an effort to give the soft-handed “h-back”, as he called himself yesterday, more opportunities on the […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Day Three: What I’m Watching For

By Alex Kozora Two days down, a lot more to go. Today will serve as the first day in pads for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Obviously, there’s a lot to look forward to. Such as… – Of course, as I mentioned, today is the first time the Steelers are allowed to wear pads. This is the […]

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Marczi: 53-Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

Now that training camp has finally begun and we’re starting to get a clearer picture of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s time to take another crack at predicting the 53-man roster. These predictions are based on the accumulation of data through the offseason, of course, and are not just based on what was seen and […]

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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to Latrobe for training camp on Friday, it’s now time for the latest installment of my 53 man roster prediction. If you would like to see my previous version, it is right here. In the comments below, tell me the selections you disagree with and which player makes it instead. […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

By Alex Kozora My second crack at projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster. Something I’m sure we can all look back at and make fun of in a few weeks. If you listened to me on The Terrible Podcast, you already know my roster. Feel free to agree or disagree in the comments below. Couple […]

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Steelers Anticipated To Enter Training Camp With Clean Bill Of Health

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field later today for their conditioning test, there isn’t expected to be any hiccups. If the offseason reports are to be believed, OTAs and minicamp saw a hungry, motivated, and fit Steelers team ready to make up for the shortcomings of the last few years. That fitness also includes […]

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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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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 16 Versus Packers

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. There are roughly a million candidates […]

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Steelers 2014 Pre Training Camp Roster Polls: Will TE David Paulson Make The Final 53?

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t begin training camp for a little less than two more weeks, so I thought we would spend these last several days talking about a few players that many believe will have a decent shot at making the final 53 man roster. Basically, these are players that we can’t quite consider locks, but do […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Tight Ends, Pouncey Alleged Assault Claims & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 119 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open up this show by talking about recent assault accusations being made against Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and his brother Mike Pouncey by two Miami Beach socialites. We bring you up to speed on the ongoing investigation […]

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Like it Or Not, Steelers Missed TE Matt Spaeth Last Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost several key players to injuries last season, but one player that’s not talked about a lot as being a big loss is backup tight end Matt Spaeth. Spaeth went down last year in training camp with a Lisfranc injury and as a result he needed surgery and missed the first 12 […]

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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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Richard Mann Doesn’t Seem To Have Much Faith In Lance Moore As A Run Blocker

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Richard Mann doesn’t really beat around the bush when talking about his players and that was the certainly the case recently when he was asked to talk about newcomer Lance Moore, who the team signed during the offseason to help fill the void that was created when Jerricho Cotchery signed […]

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For Steelers, Health Is Happiness

During an offseason of uncommon change for an organization as conservative in its movements as the Pittsburgh Steelers, there has been a significant amount of focus in recent months on these amendments, as well as discussion about which move will prove to be the most significant offseason acquisition. The go-to answer tends to be new […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Tight End

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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Steelers Have Enough Tight Ends To Keep Mike Adams From Running Routes

For the third time in Mike Tomlin’s tenure as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the organization drafted a tight end in the 2014 NFL Draft. All three times, however, it has been with a seventh-round pick. One of those former seventh-round picks left in free agency this offseason, while the other two may […]

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Steelers Run Game Improved Late Last Year When TE Matt Spaeth Returned

Thanks to a Lisfranc injury suffered during training camp last year, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth spent most of the 2013 season on the injured reserve list as the designated to return player. However, while he was only able to play in the final four games of the season, Spaeth’s presence certainly helped the […]

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The No Huddle And The Difference Between Tools And Skills

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that old proverb could certainly apply to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense last season. With Ben Roethlisberger struggling to find the end zone, the running backs struggling to find holes, and the offensive line struggling to find themselves, the offense was in dire straits and desperately […]

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Steelers Film Room: Levels And The Hi-Lo Concept

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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Pro Football Focus Not Impressed With Steelers’ Depth

Earlier this offseason, way back in February, Pro Football Focus projected the starting lineups of each team based on their then-current roster, and the site actually came away with a fairly positive take on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 prospects. There were a few changes from the lineup since then, of course. Notably, at that time […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Matt Spaeth Returns To Familiar Role

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 TE Michael Palmer Injured During Wednesday’s Practice

In addition to recently losing fullback Will Johnson to ankle sprain, the Pittsburgh Steelers might have to close out their second week of OTA practices down a tight end as well. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, tight end Michael Palmer left Wednesday’s practice with an undisclosed injury. If indeed Palmer is forced to sit out […]

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Report: Steelers CB Ike Taylor, RB/WR Dri Archer Present For Second Week Of OTA Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers second round of OTA practices are now underway and some early participation reports are now starting to surface. Scott Brown of ESPN.com reports on Tuesday that veteran cornerback Ike Taylor is now in attendance after missing the first set of practices last week. Brown says that Taylor missed last week because he […]

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