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Rob Blanchflower Undone By Health Concerns

The Pittsburgh Steelers may not have addressed the tight end position in an overly significant way in quite a while—Matt Spaeth in 2007 has been the team’s most recent draft pick at the position in the first three rounds, and his re-signing has been the most significant free agency addition—the…


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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis FB/TE Will Johnson – Unrestricted

Player: Will Johnson Position: Fullback/Tight End Experience: 4 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $1,542,000 2015 Season Breakdown: We’re now starting to get more into the meat of the free agency discussion, touching on players who have or have had bigger roles and potentially bigger futures with the…



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Steelers 2016 Draft Needs: Offense Overview

With the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season now firmly behind us, we can now take a good look at the teams 2016 draft needs. In this post, we will look at every offensive position from a needs standpoint as the team enters the offseason. Quarterback – (Low Need) – With starter…


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Steelers Film Room: Matt Spaeth Vs Broncos

Outside of a brief stop over in Chicago for a couple of seasons, Matt Spaeth had made for a solid one-two tight end combination for the Pittsburgh Steelers with Heath Miller since the 2007 season, when Spaeth was selected in the third round as the first offensive player drafted in…



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Steelers Film Room: Loss Of Nix Felt On Special Teams

I don’t mean to harp on it, because I know I’ve written about him so much Roosevelt Nix should be getting a royalty check from me by now, but a quick film room session to look at the impact losing him had on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ special teams. Last week,…


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Steelers Vs. Broncos 2015 Divisional Round: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2015 Divisional Round Pittsburgh Steelers (11-6) vs. Denver Broncos (12-4) Kickoff: 4:40 p.m. ET Site: Sports Authority Field at Mile High (76,125) • Denver, Colo. Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: CBS-TV (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2) Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers…


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Loss Of Fullback Results In More Multiple Tight End Sets

The Pittsburgh Steelers ran from run-heavy looks with surprising frequency during the Wildcard game despite being short-handed at the running back position. 22 of 74 offensive snaps came with multiple tight ends on the field, with eight of those plays involving three tight ends on the field. Curiously, rookie tight…



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Steelers Film Room Jesse James Vs Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers actually managed to use a fair bit of 12 personnel against the Bengals, but that wasn’t necessarily the surprising part. The bigger surprise is that rookie tight end Jesse James actually took the majority of the TE2 snaps during the game, outplaying Matt Spaeth by snap count…


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Roster Full Of New Faces From Last Steelers Playoff Victory

The last time that the Pittsburgh Steelers have won a playoff game, back during the 2010 season, the roster certainly looked a lot different. Players such as Maurkice Pouncey, Antonio Brown, and Jason Worilds were rookies. In fact, of that class, only Pouncey and Brown remain with the team. Though…


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Steelers Vs. Browns 2015 Week 17: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2015 Week 17 Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6) vs. Cleveland Browns (3-12) Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET Site: FirstEnergy Stadium (67,431) • Cleveland, Ohio Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: CBS-TV (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2) Announcers: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Trent Green (color analyst), Jamie Erdahl (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM…


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Steelers Film Room: Matt Spaeth Vs Ravens

Veteran tight end Matt Spaeth often tends to be overlooked. Then again, he doesn’t exactly serve a very prominent role as the second tight end who primary duties come as an unheralded run blocker, rather than a pass catcher. But prominent does not equal important, and Spaeth has been a…