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Steelers vs Bills – Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are some of my notes and observations from having reviewed the tape of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. The Steelers begin the second half with two tight ends on the field, with Rob Blanchflower being the second. Second-team offensive line in, with the most notable […]

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Steelers vs Bills – What I’m Watching For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to take on the Buffalo Bills, with whom they’ve gotten intimately familiar over two days of practice, later today in their second preseason game. Before we get there, here are some of the things that I will be focusing on in game two in response what we’ve previously seen on […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Player By Player Recap: Offense

By Alex Kozora Brief player-by-player of how each of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the offensive side of the ball throughout training camp and the first preseason game. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: Not that we were going to learn much more about him but it was another strong camp. A completion percentage that closed in on 70%, […]

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Final 2014 Steelers Training Camp Practice Stats

By Alex Kozora Your final Pittsburgh Steelers training camp statistics. The top portion are from Monday and Tuesday’s practices. Not doing anything with the joint practices because the data would wind up incomplete. Please keep that in mind when looking at the numbers. Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger: 20/27 1 TD Bruce Gradkowski: 6/13 Landry Jones: 9/14 […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Fifteen – Thursday

By Alex Kozora Home stretch. The final Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice report from St. Vincent College. Day two of the joint practice with the Buffalo Bills. – By the time I got to camp at around 5:00 for the 5:30 practice, the field was already buzzing. Cody Wallace and Hebron Fangupo were already on the field […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Fourteen – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first of two joint practices with the Buffalo Bills. – Before we get into anything, oh man, what a whirlwind of a day. Intense practice and it was virtually non-stop for about two hours. It’s why I didn’t tweet as much as usual, especially once the […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Thirteen – Tuesday

By Alex Kozora My observations from another day at St. Vincent College. The 13th practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers. – Dri Archer and Brad Wing were the first players to walk down the stairs, at 2:35. Guess they made up after they didn’t come down together yesterday. Such an odd pairing. Like the sea anemone […]

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Steelers LB Jarvis Jones Only Player Not In Pads Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently have 88 players on their training camp roster and 87 of them were dressed in pads for the start of Tuesday’s practice. The only player that isn’t looking like he will practice at all on Tuesday is linebacker Jarvis Jones (undisclosed). Back after sitting out Monday’s session are tight end Matt […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Twelve – Monday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers first day back at training camp following Saturday’s game. – Cody Wallace, Kelvin Beachum, and Chris Hubbard were the first players onto the field at 2:37 today. – Dri Archer and Brad Wing did not walk onto the field together. I hope they didn’t have a […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Spaeth, Mitchell Both Expected Back Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Monday training camp practice and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury report. Tomlin said that while rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee/leg) did return to practice Monday, he was limited in his participation. Safety Mike Mitchell (undisclosed) and tight end Matt Spaeth (undisclosed) also sat out […]

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Steelers Shazier, McLendon, Heyward-Bey All Back In Pads Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are back practicing at Saint Vincent College Monday and already we have good news to pass along on the injury front. According to Alex Kozora, rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee/leg) is back in pads Monday after being sidelined for a week because of a knee or leg injury. It’s unknown whether or […]

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Steelers Wind Down 2014 Training Camp This Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers will return to the practice fields of Saint Vincent College to Monday to start putting the final touches on their 2014 training camp. Following their Saturday night loss to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, the Steelers will have four straight practices this week before wrapping up camp on Friday. Their […]

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Steelers Shazier, Palmer, McLendon, Heyward-Bey To Sit Out Giants Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open up their 2014 preseason Saturday night against the New York Giants and they will do so without their first-round draft pick in pads. Rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, who has missed the last several practices with what several believe is a knee injury, will not play Saturday night against the […]

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Steelers Vs Giants: What To Watch For In The Larger Picture

By Alex Kozora We’ve combed through this preseason game on an individual scale. Now, we’ll look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opener on a larger scale. The Games Tell The Story We’ve gotten to see and read a lot about this group of players through the first eleven practices. But as difficult as it might be […]

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Recapping The Steelers First Eleven Days Of Training Camp

By Alex Kozora Short recap of the last two days of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp practices. We’ll delve into it more Saturday morning before the first game. 11 on 11 stats from Wednesday’s and Thursday’s practice. Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger: 17/23 Bruce Gradkowski: 9/10 Landry Jones: 15/22 Brendon Kay: 6/9 1 TD Statistically, good performances all […]

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Mike Tomlin Rides Rookie Tight Ends In Blocking Drill

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed draftable grades on both rookie tight ends Rob Blanchflower and Eric Waters. They ended up drafting Blanchfower with their final pick of the draft in the seventh round, and still landed Waters as an undrafted free agent. The Steelers seem to like both young tight ends well enough, who are more […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Ten – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ tenth day of practice. – Hebron Fangupo was the first player down the stairs at 2:38. In tow were Jawan Jamison, Brad Wing, and Dri Archer, the latter two again walking down together. Fast friends. – Injury roundup although Dave Bryan pretty much has you covered. […]

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Recapping The Steelers First Nine Days Of Training Camp

By Alex Kozora With Tuesday being an off day for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it presented an excellent time to recap stats from 11 on 11 of the last two days while compiling them from the first seven padded practices. We’ll look at some things I was wrong and right about (so far) after. Your stats […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Nine – Monday

By Alex Kozora The final day of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ six straight days of practice at St. Vincent College. My notes from the day. – The odd couple of Brad Wing and Dri Archer were the first to make their way down the stairs at 2:32 PM. A full eight minutes before anyone else appeared. […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Eight – Sunday

Practice notes from another rain-logged day at Saint Vincent College. Mother Nature is a fickle woman. – Newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jawan Jamison was the first to make his way down the stairs, at around 2:35. Tauren Poole came down moments later. – Like yesterday, the bulk of the offensive line came out […]

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Steelers First Training Camp Depth Chart Of 2014 Includes Very Few Surprises

The Pittsburgh Steelers first depth chart for the 2014 preseason has reportedly been released and while head coach Mike Tomlin would likely advise everyone to not read too much into it, we will list a few things that stick out. As Bob Labriola points out, it looks like Justin Brown is currently viewed as the […]

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

By Alex Kozora Statistically, we’ll recap the last two days of Pittsburgh Steelers practices. Combining the numbers from Friday and Saturday’s practice. If anyone wants to see the daily breakdown, let me know in the comments and I’ll post them when I have a moment. Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger: 18/25 1 TD 1 INT Bruce Gradkowski: […]

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David Paulson Treading Water In Tight End Battle

You would think that the path to locking up a roster spot would have been made easier for third-year tight end David Paulson with so many of his fellow competitors for the spot sitting out to the side with various ailments. You would think that, and you would be wrong. As much as the coaching […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Seven – Saturday

By Alex Kozora My notes from day seven of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp at St. Vincent College. – We’ll go through my notes from drills and then hop into the 11 on 11 to finish out today’s observations. – A good chunk of the offensive lineman were the first onto the field. Maurkice Pouncey, Cody […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Six – Friday

By Alex Kozora We’ll take you through day six of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. What an absolutely wonderful day. Maybe my favorite so far. Under the lights in Latrobe. There’s not many things better than that. We’ll get into some of the positional work, give you a breakdown of the backs on ‘backers, the OL/DL […]

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Steelers Groin Epidemic Has Claimed At Least Two More Players

So far, you can refer to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 training camp as the year of the tight groin, as several players have been dealing with that particular injury ever since the team arrived at Saint Vincent College. As of Friday night, you can add linebacker Jarvis Jones and rookie cornerback Shaquille Richardson to the […]

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