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Steelers vs Bills – First 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. I thought that Terence Garvin took a poor angle on the opening kickoff. With two other defenders near him, both to the right of the returner, he […]

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Steelers Vs. Bills: Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their first preseason game of the 2014 season Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills and after one quick pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to chew on. Fell free to add your own in the comments below that […]

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Steelers vs Bills First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

Tonight, we are experimenting with some live blogging of the game. Please refresh frequently to get the latest updates on the game. The second half will have its own thread. The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to score an offensive touchdown in their preseason opener a week ago against the New York Giants. They will be looking to change […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Player By Player Recap: Defense

By Alex Kozora Brief player-by-player of how each of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the defensive side of the ball throughout training camp and the first preseason game. Nose Tackle Steve McLendon: McLendon is another guy the jury is out on though I like his chances in a league where every defensive player has to be […]

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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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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post First Preseason Game Edition

By Alex Kozora My third attempt at projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53 man roster. We’re gaining a little more clarity but for now, some situations are still fluid. Feel free to add in with your input below. Offense (24) Quarterbacks (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski Analysis: I’m nothing if not stubborn. Landry Jones has […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Mike Mitchell

Unfortunately for new Pittsburgh Steelers starting safety Mike Mitchell, the grand takeaway of his debut with his new team was no doubt the poor angle that he took on New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings’s 73-yard touchdown run right up the middle of the defense this past Saturday in the team’s preseason opener. Mitchell […]

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Value Of Veteran Steelers S Will Allen Will Be Known In A Few More Weeks

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers looked like they were ready to finally move on from veteran safety Will Allen as he signed in March as an unrestricted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. Allen’s time in Dallas wound up being short, however, and following his release in early October, he found himself back in Pittsburgh […]

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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post First Preseason Game Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers now having one preseason game in the books, 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. How many of […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Brice McCain

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed a number of free agents this season to help replenish their roster, adding some significant pieces such as Mike Mitchell, Cam Thomas, and LeGarrette Blount. Among the more unheralded signings was former Houston Texans nickel back Brice McCain, whom many believed would struggle to make the roster. I include myself among […]

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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 vs Giants – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason opening loss to the New York Giants on Saturday night, beginning with the first half of the game. Dick LeBeau brought the blitz early. William Gay blitzes over the left edge and helps hurry a first-down throw. Sean Spence making an instant impact. […]

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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 Vs. Giants Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game breakdown and analysis from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-16 loss against the New York Giants. Gobs of info to get to so let’s not waste any more time. First Half – First-team kickoff coverage from left to right: Isaiah Green, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Shaun Suisham, Howard Jones, […]

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Steelers Film Room: 73 Yard Touchdown Run By Giants RB Rashad Jennings

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense gave up quite a few double explosive plays last season and in their 2014 preseason opener Saturday night against the New York Giants, the first-team defense allowed running back Rashad Jennings to scamper 73 yards for a score. I have an animated gif of the play below and it’s pretty clear […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Sits Out Preseason Opener Against Giants

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to play several of their players on the 90 man roster Saturday night in their preseason loss to the New York Giants, but starting safety Troy Polamalu wasn’t one of them. “I elected not to play him,” said head coach Mike Tomlin during his post game press conference. Polamalu isn’t […]

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Steelers vs Giants – First Half Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers unveiled their new-look roster for the 2014 season tonight against the New York Giants in the first football game in far too long. There’s a bit of a damper on the proceedings with heralded rookie first-rounder Ryan Shazier out for the game, but nothing can take away the feelgoodness of Sean Spence’s […]

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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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