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UPDATED – Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

UPDATED: Being as the team has yet to make any moves outside of placing Jordan Zumwalt on injured reserve, which I predicted, and claiming cornerback B.W. Webb off of waivers, I feel like I deserve a mulligan. All of my changes are in red and it really just involves the addition of Webb and releasing […]

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Tomlin Sends Another Message To Bell, Blount On The Field

During his press conference earlier this week, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that any further in-house punishment due to running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount would not be made known publically a week after a very clear on-field message was sent, keeping the backs on the field well into the fourth quarter. […]

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Addition Of CB B.W. Webb Gives Steelers A Draft Mulligan Of Sorts

When the Dallas Cowboys waived cornerback B.W. Webb on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin probably couldn’t wait to fill out a waiver claim for the former fourth-round draft pick, as he certainly knows quite a bit about young player. Webb, who like Tomlin is a former William and Mary player, also who grew up in […]

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Steelers Injury Report Following Loss To Panthers

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped their 2014 preseason finale Thursday night to the Carolina Panthers and after the game head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury situation during his post game press conference. According to Tomlin, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant suffered an AC sprain to his right shoulder and cornerback Brice McCain suffered a right […]

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Steelers vs Panthers First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell on their collective faces during last week’s ‘dress rehearsal’ for the regular season, which might result in some extended encore performances from select starters, though many will also be sitting out. As they so often do, they close out their preseason schedule against the Carolina Panthers. There are a few jobs up for […]

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12 Steelers Players To Watch Closely In The Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers will close out their 2014 preseason schedule Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field and below are several players worth keeping a close eye on in this game. Darrius Heyward-Bey – After the praise that Heyward-Bey received from head coach Mike Tomlin during his Tuesday press conference, I expect that […]

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Steelers Art Rooney II Concerned About Increase In Penalties

The NFL referees have surely gotten their points of emphasis across so far during the preseason and in doing so it’s made several of the exhibition games even harder to watch than they normal are. Will the points of emphasis be relaxed a little bit once the regular season starts? Steelers team president Art Rooney […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Roster Cuts, Analytics, Tomlin Presser & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 10 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I start this show off by talking about the first round of roster cuts made Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers. We go player by player and talk about why they were waived and it what it might mean for several other players still on the […]

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

With the Pittsburgh Steelers now having just one more preseason game left to play, 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 […]

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Tomlin Respects Analytics, But Is Not Married To Them

Over the course of this past week, football analytics has again been a main topic of discussion after Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer downplayed the usefulness of the popular grading website Pro Football Focus. “The last thing that I want to talk about before I let you guys go is this Pro Football Focus […]

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Tomlin Wants ‘Consistent, Above-The-Line Play’ Out Landry Jones Against Panthers

Unless things go horribly wrong during the 2014 season, Thursday night more than likely will be the last time we see Pittsburgh Steelers third-string quarterback Landry Jones play until next year. While it’s not yet known if Jones will start against the Carolina Panthers in the preseason finale at Heinz Field, head coach Mike Tomlin […]

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Mike Tomlin Not Planning To Add Another Punter This Week

While Pittsburgh Steelers punter Brad Wing hasn’t been very consistent so far during the preseason, head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Tuesday that the team is sticking with him for now and that they have no plans to add another punter this week to compete against him. “I’m excited about what Brad is doing,” said Tomlin […]

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Tomlin Likes Special Teams Willingness Of Heyward-Bey Heading Into Preseason Finale

Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers is a very important game for veteran wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey as the former first-round draft pick has made a late charge for a roster spot. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk about Heyward-Bey’s recent push. “He’s done some really […]

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Tomlin Says Play In Steelers Preseason Finale Has Earned Players Roster Spots In Past

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin still is willing to make adjustments to his final 53 man roster based on what may or may not transpire Thursday night at Heinz Field against the Carolina Panthers in the 2014 preseason finale During his Tuesday during his press conference, Tomlin was asked if players have ever won […]

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Steelers Likely To Preserve Several Players Against Panthers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will wrap up their 2014 preseason schedule Thursday night at Heinz Field against the Carolina Panthers and several players will likely be held out of that game as a precaution. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin said that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, safety Troy Polamalu, defensive end Cameron Heyward, linebacker […]

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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: LeGarrette Blount

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was certainly enthusiastic about the team’s ability to bring in running back LeGarrette Blount as a free agent during this offseason to complement their young frontrunner, Le’Veon Bell. Admittedly, he probably wasn’t anticipating complementary possession charges on the eve of the Steelers’ third preseason game. But the coach took […]

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Steelers Linebackers Worilds, Spence Fail To Practice Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Monday practice and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury report heading into the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. According to Missi Matthews on the Monday afternoon edition of Steelers Live, Tomlin said that cornerback Devin Smith (hamstring), safety Will Allen (hamstring) and wide receiver […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Team Still Could Punish Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount Internally

While it might take a while for the league to get around to handing down discipline to Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount following them both being caught in possession of marijuana during a traffic stop last Wednesday in Ross Township, the team can still take it upon themselves to handle it […]

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Steelers LB Sean Spence Will Not Need Surgery On Injured Right Knee

It appears as though Pittsburgh Steelers third-year linebacker Sean Spence has dodged a big bullet as the Miami product is not expected to need surgery on the right knee he injured Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sean Spence, who sprained PCL in right knee vs Eagles, […]

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Key Roster Battles Heading Into Steelers Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have one preseason game let on their 2014 schedule and that means the final roster cuts are just over a week away. While most of the spots on the final 53 man roster are already spoken for, a few battles for the remaining spots are still likely ongoing. Here is a […]

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Steelers’ Thursday Showing May Demand Extended Encore From Starters

Needless to say for anybody who actually watched the game, the 10-point deficit that the final scoreboard read certainly does not do justice to how soundly the Philadelphia Eagles handled the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. The most telling fact is that the Eagles were so satisfied with their own players’ performances that they were […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Friday Night Five Questions

With the Pittsburgh Steelers third preseason game now already in the books, we can all sit back and watch the rest of the games over the course of the next few days. It’s a lazy Friday evening, so if you have some extra time, please answer the five questions I have for you below. 1. […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds You can put as much lipstick on the pig of a performance the Pittsburgh Steelers produced against the Philadelphia Eagles but you’re still left with a slab of ugly bacon and a first class sizzling. That whooshing noise you heard early in the first quarter was the expectations of fans for […]

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Knee Injuries Suffered By Steelers Worilds, Spence Not Believed To Be Serious

We’ll continue to hold our breath until we get the official word from Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, but Friday morning reports on Twitter from Ian Rapoport and Jason Cole state that the right knee injuries suffered Thursday night in the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles by linebackers Jason Worilds and Sean Spence aren’t […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Eagles Recap, Bell And Blount Charges & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 9 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start this show off by talking about Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount following them both being caught in possession of marijuana Wednesday afternoon during a traffic stop. We discuss the possible repercussions that both players potentially face and also discuss […]

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Bell, Blount Serve As Tomlin’s Beasts Of Burden

A day after getting into legal trouble for possession of marijuana, Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were punished, in a sense, by playing well into the fourth quarter of a blowout defeat in the third preseason game by the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Mike Tomlin said after the game that he […]

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