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Five Storylines To Watch During This Year’s Steelers Mandatory Minicamp

The Pittsburgh Steelers will conduct their three-day mandatory minicamp this week and it will be the last set of practices prior to training camp taking place. Here are the five main storylines that we’ll be watching this week. Troy Time – Veteran safety Troy Polamalu will presumably be in town this week after choosing to […]

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Minicamp Will Reveal First Glimpse Of New Safety Tandem

With the 10 allotted OTA practices now under wraps following last week’s slate, the next event on the horizon before the dead time that precedes training camp in July is the mandatory minicamp, set to take place this week. It’s not that much different from the OTA sessions, but it is, at the very last, […]

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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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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Ready To Work With Troy Polamalu

New Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell has already talked to his new secondary counterpart, safety Troy Polamalu, since being signed during the offseason, but he’s yet to work with him on the practice field. That figures to change next week, however, when the Steelers mandatory minicamp gets underway and Mitchell looks forward to that happening. […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Mike Mitchell The Next Ryan Clark?

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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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 S Mike Mitchell Likes How Dick LeBeau Intends On Using Him

New Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders back in 2009 and since that time he’s already played four different defensive coordinators. Dick LeBeau will Mitchell’s fifth different defensive coordinator in as many years and he likes what the Hall of Famer currently has planned for him in 2014. “I […]

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Steelers Teammates Waiting To See Mike Mitchell Hit

By all accounts thus far, new Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell appears to be everything the team thought he would be through two blocks of OTAs, which is a good thing considering he was their prized free agent acquisition on whom they are counting to be an opening day starter. Mitchell is a workout […]

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Steelers Fulfilled The Need For Defensive Speed This Offseason

Once unanimously regarded as the fastest player on the team, even veteran cornerback Ike Taylor was surprised by the collective team speed on display when he returned to Latrobe for the second set of OTAs for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 12th-year veteran believes this team will be “super-duper fast” in 2014 with the combination of […]

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Will Allen Still Ahead Of Shamarko Thomas On Steelers Depth Chart

On Sunday, I wrote about how Pittsburgh Steelers second-year safety Shamarko Thomas might find it tough to see the field in 2014 as much as he did as a rookie and according to a Monday report by Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Syracuse product still has some climbing up the depth chart to […]

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Steelers S Shamarko Thomas Might Be Headed For Less Playing Time In 2014

Prior to him suffering an ankle injury in the Week 10 game last season against the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas registered a whopping 193 snaps of playing time on defense. Once he was healthy, however, he never played another snap all season. With less than 100 days to go until the start […]

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Audio: Saturday Morning Interview On TribLive Radio

If you would like for me to keep you company today while you mow your grass or wash your car, you can download my Saturday morning interview with Michael Grau of Trib Live Radio. The interview is nearly 25 minutes long and we talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers first week of OTA practices in addition to several […]

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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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Marczi: Steelers Roster Projections – OTA Edition

It’s now the beginning of June, and we’ve already gotten some of our first glimpses of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers roster through the first round of OTAs. I don’t expect that the Steelers will add anybody new, but if they do, it will be dealt with then. Now, it’s time to start exploring how the […]

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Mike Mitchell Is ‘Totally Confident’ That Darrius Heyward-Bey Will Make The Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey during the offseason and while a spot on the 53 man roster is probably far from guaranteed for him right now as far as the coaches are concerned, safety Mike Mitchell, a fellow teammate of his that also played with him in Oakland, really likes […]

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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Confident He Can Adjust Quickly To Polamalu, NFL Rules

Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu might not be present for the first set of OTA practices of the 2014 season and there’s a good chance that he might not show up at all until the mandatory minicamp in June. However, just because Polamalu might not be on the field together with his new secondary […]

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Troy Polamalu, Ike Taylor Absent For Start Of Steelers 2014 OTA Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers first set of OTA practices got underway on Tuesday and it appears as though that there are only three players not in attendance. In addition to rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt, who is unable to attend because of UCLA being on the quarter system, veterans Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor are reportedly also […]

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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New WR Lance Moore

By Alex Kozora Continuing with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ free agency breakdown, we’ll evaluate former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore. To evaluate Moore, we broke plays down into two categories. Where he lined up on the field and the route he ran. There are three pre-snap designations for him based on where he lined […]

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Five Things To Watch Out For During Steelers First OTA Session

The Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session of the offseason gets underway on Tuesday and here are five topics of interest that I will be keeping a lookout for. Who Shows Up? – These OTA practices are of course voluntary, but all eyes will peeled for whether or not safety Troy Polamalu shows up. With Ryan […]

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Bucky Brooks Predicts Return Of The Steelers’ Defense

Many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers are filled with nervous excitement this offseason over the prospects of their favorite team returning to form this season to become a force to be reckoned with once again, something that they were perennially just a few years ago. With the additions of players such as Ryan Shazier, Stephon […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Free Safety

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New LB Arthur Moats

By Alex Kozora Due to the NFL Draft, we took some time off from breaking down the players signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers during free agency. After exhausting nearly every angle of the draft, we’ll throw our focus back to that. If you missed it last time, my reports on Mike Mitchell and Cam Thomas. http://www.steelersdepot.com/2014/03/breakdown-of-new-steelers-s-mike-mitchell/ […]

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Kozora: 2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

By Alex Kozora Following Dave Bryan’s lead, here is my first crack at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 53 man roster. Needless to say, this is subject to change once we hit training camp. Quarterbacks – (3) Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones Analysis: Jones is safe for at least another season. Other than that, […]

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Tomlin On How Pass Rush And Coverage Work Together

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin fielded some questions following the morning practice of the rookie minicamp yesterday, and naturally the questions covered a variety of topics, which can go in one ear and out the other. From what Tomlin is looking for when evaluating during minicamp to whether or not it was intentional that […]

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Tomlin Not Worried About Polamalu OTA Attendance

During the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent free safety Mike Mitchell to replace Ryan Clark. Being as this will be the first season in a long time that fellow starting safety Troy Polamalu will have a new partner in the secondary, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked Saturday afternoon if expects his all-everything […]

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Steelers Offseason Strategy Included Upgrading Defensive Pressure Personnel

Now that the vast majority of the offseason tinkering has finally unfolded, it’s easier to take a step back and start looking at the tapestry that the Pittsburgh Steelers have pieced together through free agency and the draft, including which players they let go. One of the most interesting facets of the grand scheme that […]

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