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William Gay Shows Football IQ In Two Minute Drill

Part of practice is to work on individual fundamentals. But another section, especially when hitting is still outlawed, is dedicated to situational work. The Pittsburgh Steelers dedicated part of today’s first day of minicamp to their two minute drill. The defense prevailed as William Gay intercepted a Ben Roethlisberger on…


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Ben Roethlisberger’s Improvement Obvious To Coaches

Ben Roethlisberger is no longer just the, manage his pass attempts, pick your spots type of quarterback he was coming into the league in 2004. Not the seemingly freelance first, take off running, collide into linebackers downfield player. Make no mistake, there are still parts of his game that hearken back to…


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Mike Tomlin Wants DBs To Do More Than Just Catch The Ball

The Pittsburgh Steelers have done nothing to hide the fact that they have been actively pursuing ways to improve their ability to take the ball away on defense, which is something that they failed to do with great efficiency last year for about the fourth straight season. It’s become such…



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Steelers Want WR Markus Wheaton To Improve His YAC In 2015

I dedicated one of my Thursday posts to a few receiving stats from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season and in it I included the average yards after catch numbers. If you read that post, you probably noticed that wide receiver Markus Wheaton had a very low YAC average last season…


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Ryan Shazier Right Back Where He Started

A lot has happened in the year since the Pittsburgh Steelers first took the field for OTAs last Spring, particularly when it comes to the team’s 2014 first-round draft pick, Ryan Shazier. But just like last year, he opens up the offseason in the starting lineup, at the mack linebacker…


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Antwon Blake Expanding Role In Defensive Backfield

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake entered his second season with the team last year, and went through his first offseason, finally getting a chance to show that he can contribute to the defense as he moved up the depth chart due to injuries and ineffectiveness ahead of him. Ike Taylor’s…



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Steelers Safety Thomas Wants To Prove Naysayers Wrong In 2015

There comes a breaking point in almost everyone’s life, a place where the road divides, leaving two uncertain paths. While standing at the crossroads, one has to fathom the outcomes of each road, the pros and cons, weigh them out significantly and then put their best foot forward with the…



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Shamarko Thomas Not Concerned With Outside Opinions

Despite a lack of significant playing time at the safety position during his first two seasons, third-year safety Shamarko Thomas is expected to slide into the starting lineup for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015 to take the spot vacated by Troy Polamalu. Drafted in the fourth round during the 2013…


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Kevin Colbert Says Jason Worilds Wasn’t In Steelers 2015 Plans

During the first few hours of the new league year, when it appeared as though Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent linebacker Jason Worilds wasn’t receiving much attention, I wondered if the organization probably knew that ahead of time and thus had their sights on re-signing the former second-round draft pick…




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Steelers LB James Harrison Starting To Make His Presence Felt

It’s taken a few weeks, but Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison seems to be about where he needs to be from a football conditioning standpoint and that’s great news for a defense that has had problems getting consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks during the first half of the season. Following…