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Steelers Vs. Giants: Five Defensive Players To Watch That Weren’t 2014 Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Steelers will kickoff their 2014 preseason Saturday night against the New York Giants and here are five players on the defensive side of the football that weren’t draft picks this year that we suggest keeping a close eye on during the game. Sean Spence – How can the former third-round draft pick not […]

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Steelers Versus Giants – What I’m Watching For On Defense

It’s been more than half a year since the Pittsburgh Steelers played a game of football, but that changes tonight against the New York Giants. The team has undergone a lot of changes since the end of the 2013 season, so here are some of the things I will be curious to see when it […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Eleven – Thursday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from day eleven of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. Last one before the first preseason game. – Dri Archer and Brad Wing again walked down together. Along with Howard Jones, they were the first onto the field at 2:32. Someone check Archer and Wing for matching BFF necklaces. – Injury […]

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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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Steelers Dick LeBeau Knows Defense Has To Fix Explosive Play Problem

If you have read this site for a while, you already know that I have an affinity for tracking the TOX stat. That stat, which tracks the differential of explosive plays and turnovers in a single game, plays a big part in whether or not a team wins or loses a game. Explosive plays of […]

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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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After Day Of Rest, Tackling Sessions May Start To Relax

As was the case a year ago, Mike Tomlin’s Pittsburgh Steelers began smacking pads well before the first preseason game, as the veteran head coach had his team trading blows with the third practice of training camp—the earliest day possible. It’s hard to say how much it benefited the team last season, if at all, […]

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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 Injury Report Heading Into Tuesday Off Day

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up six straight days of training camp practices on Monday and overall the team looks pretty healthy heading into their Tuesday day off. The big news Monday, from a health standpoint, was the return of safety Mike Mitchell, who was removed from the PUP list earlier in the day. Mitchell, who […]

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Steelers CB William Gay Once Again Getting Limited Work At Safety

With starting Pittsburgh Steelers safeties Troy Polamalu (concussed birth certificate) and Mike Mitchell (groin) both sidelined Sunday during practice, cornerback William Gay actually got to take a few reps with the first-team safeties in their absence. This is not the first time such an event has happened as defensive backs coach Carnell Lake has been […]

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Steelers Remove S Mike Mitchell From Active PUP List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will finally have safety Mike Mitchell back on the field practicing as he has been activated off of the Active PUP list. Mitchell, who suffered some sort of groin injury prior to the start of camp while training, has been working with the trainers on the side ever since arriving at Saint VincentCollege. […]

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Can Undrafted DB Be A Danger To The Rest Of The Safety Field?

Perhaps former undrafted free agent safety Jordan Dangerfield is beginning to earn enough respect for us all to refrain from the obvious puns. He may have a steep uphill climb ahead of himself in his goal to make the 53-man roster after just missing the cut a year ago with the Buffalo Bills, but at […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Reports No New Injuries After Saturday’s Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Saturday practice at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe and the team was able to get through their session without suffering any new injuries. “Things are on the up and up from a health standpoint – no new injuries today,” said head coach Mike Tomlin after practice. “A […]

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Three Draft Picks Sitting Out Steelers Saturday Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday practice is now underway and it looks like the team has gotten a few of their banged up players back on the field. According to our very own Alex Kozora, the only players that look like they will be sidelined for the Saturday session are safety Mike Mitchell (groin), linebacker Jordan […]

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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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Two More Steelers Players Dinged Up Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice and head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury report afterwards. While running back Le’Veon Bell (hamstring) was able to suit up Thursday, he was eased back into action and held out of several team drills. Tomlin said that was the same for wide receiver C.J. […]

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

By Alex Kozora We’ll put a final bow on Wednesday while giving a brief preview of a couple areas I’m watching for during the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday practice. My compilation of stats based off yesterday’s play by play in 11 on 11. First, the quarterbacks. Only on one play did I not have a QB […]

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Steelers Thinking Long-Term With S Shamarko Thomas

When Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu spent the early portions of his offseason back home working out on his own, rather than attending spring OTAs, the coaches turned to veteran Will Allen to take the reps at strong safety, as he did in 2012, in the process passing over second-year safety Shamarko Thomas. […]

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Golden Looking To Take Advantage Of Extra Snaps In Training Camp

While his main contribution to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013 was on special team, third-year safety Robert Golden would eventually like to see more snaps on the defensive side of the football Golden, who has been the beneficiary of more defensive snaps during training camp this year with newcomer starter Mike Mitchell currently on the […]

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Steelers Rookie TE Rob Blanchflower Dealing With High Ankle Sprain

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their fourth training camp practice of the 2014 season and the injury list continues to grow ever so slightly. According to Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, rookie tight end Rob Blanchflower (ankle) missed Wednesday’s practice with a left high ankle sprain. Blanchflower, who is currently wearing a boot, […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Bell, Blanchflower, Zumwalt, Goodwin All Sidelined Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers fourth training camp practice of the 2014 is now underway and the early reports are starting to roll in regarding which players are and aren’t practicing Wednesday. According to our very own Alex Kozora, rookie tight end Rob Blanchflower (leg/foot) is currently wearing a boot on his leg leg and thus is […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt Sidelined Monday With Groin Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their first padded practice of their 2014 training camp and unfortunately they had another player suffer a groin injury. According to head coach Mike Tomlin following practice, rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (groin) experienced a tight groin during Monday’s practice and he’ll be evaluated further. Zumwalt missed all of the […]

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Steelers Rookie WR Martavis Bryant Back Practicing Monday

After sitting out Sunday’s practice with an injured groin, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant (groin) is back practicing again on Monday. While Bryant’s injury appears to have been minor, you never like to see rookies miss practice time. The Steelers fourth-round draft pick is a virtual lock to make the roster this year […]

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Tomlin, Steelers Respect Value Of S Will Allen

When the Pittsburgh Steelers began the regular season last a year ago, they did so with five safeties on the roster—but not the five safeties that they wanted to have. At the time, Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith, whose practice squad eligibility was up, made the 53-man roster as a special teams player, although he did see a […]

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Steelers Injury Report Gets Longer After Shortened Sunday Practice

The second training camp practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in the books after it was cut short by inclement weather. Unfortunately, the injury list did not shorten on Sunday as a few more names were added to it. According to head coach Mike Tomlin, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant (groin) was held out […]

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