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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New RB LeGarrette Blount

By Alex Kozora We’ll continue our free agency series with former New England Patriot running back LeGarrette Blount, who was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on March 28th. In the four games I looked at, Blount always lined up in the backfield so there isn’t much to chart pre-snap. Post-snap charting is as follows. The number […]

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Playoff Absence, Coaching Stability Expose Steelers To Reality TV Future

As highlighted in an article posted on the league’s website, there are eight teams this season that are not protected against being featured on the NFL’s “Hard Knocks” reality television show on HBO. The Pittsburgh Steelers are among “The Vulnerable Eight”. The league implemented new rules last season that would provide exemptions from being featured on […]

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Steelers Rookie CB Shaquille Richardson Will Not Miss OTA Practices

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Shaquille Richardson will indeed be able to attend the OTA sessions that get underway on Tuesday. .@steelers DB @Dr4_Richh (Shaq Richardson) is eligible to & will participate in OTAs & minicamp. — Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) May 26, 2014 During the Steelers recent rookie minicamp, head coach Mike Tomlin announced […]

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Mike Tomlin’s 2008 SVC Commencement Speech Named One Of The 300 Best Ever

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks, people listen. Not only does he know how to communicate with his players, he’s also good at talking to college graduates. Make that very good. In a recent study done by NPR (National Public Radio) of commencement speeches going back to 1774, Tomlin’s May 2008 address to […]

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Steelers Countdown Series Highlights Importance Of Finding ‘Steelers Players’

The Pittsburgh Steelers website posted the second episode of “Countdown”, their behind the draft series, yesterday, which documents the process the team went through from the conclusion of the season and up to the draft. While the majority of the content is fairly layman in nature that more faithful observers of the sport—like those who […]

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Second Episode Of Steelers 2014 Draft Countdown Now Posted

The second installment featuring a behind the scenes look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft is now up on steelers.com and in this episode, the focus is on the scouting process, college Pro Days, pre draft player visits and free agency. During this episode, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert explains the usefulness of BLESTO, the scouting […]

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Sean Spence Calls Finger Injury A Blessing In Disguise

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler said a little over a year ago that it would be miraculous if then-second-year linebacker Sean Spence would be able to take the field the following season, let alone during 2013. Spence, of course, suffered a severe knee injury in August of 2012 when his leg bent backward awkwardly […]

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NFL Competition Committee Needs To Change Minicamp Eligibility Rules

The Pittsburgh Steelers rookie minicamp that wrapped up on Sunday featured quarterbacks Brendon Kay, Mason Espinosa and Terrance Owens all running offensive plays that they just learned. I’m sure that went real well. Or maybe not as Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently wrote. There isn’t a receiver in the NFL who could have […]

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Steelers Rookie CB Shaquille Richardson Told To Stay Low, Work On His Eyes

With his first set of practices now behind him, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Shaquille Richardson has finally gotten the chance to be coached on a field by CarnellLake, who initially recruited him to go to UCLA. As a result, the Arizona product already knows several things that he needs to work on in order to […]

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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For Steelers 2014 Draft Class

By Alex Kozora Predictably and understandably, we’ve given a ton of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class. But even after giving all of our opinions, no one can deny this is all projection. The measurables, tape study, debates, all now fruitless. What happens on the field is the only thing that matters anymore. […]

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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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Mike Tomlin Not Seeing Things That Tend To Erode Away Rookie Minicamp Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 rookie minicamp is currently in full swing and it sounds like head coach Mike Tomlin is happy with what he’s observed so far from the 50 plus players in attendance over the course of the last day and a half. “Kind of at the midway point of our minicamp weekend and […]

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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Held Out Injured Saturday Morning

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant was apparently injured Friday during the afternoon rookie mini camp practice and as a result was held out of the Saturday morning practice. “He fell yesterday catching a ball on the sideline,” said Tomlin. “We’ll take it practice by practice. Maybe he’ll be back out this afternoon. We’ll […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Steelers Draft Picks Zumwalt, Richardson To Miss OTA Time

During his Saturday post practice talk with the media, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that sixth-round draft pick, linebacker Jordan Zumwalt, will miss OTA practice time due to UCLA being on the quarter system. “Zumwalt and Shaquille [Richardson] will be limited by that,” said Tomlin. “I don’t know their potential return dates. That’s […]

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Steelers Stack The Deck For New Coaches

One of the first topics that I delved into when I began writing about sports a few years ago was the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had a tendency to want to give his new coaches some new players for their position to help bring them along. New coaches, then, meant new […]

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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Says Mike Tomlin Has Already Been ‘Messing’ With Him

Considering how new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was used at Clemson, it’s not surprising that he finished with a 22.2 yards per catch average on his 61 receptions. Those numbers could qualify Bryant for the Mike Tomlin “one trick pony” tag, but according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, that term hasn’t […]

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Alvester Alexander Should Fight For A Roster Spot This Year

The way the offseason has gone, it would seem to be the case that the Pittsburgh Steelers will have a free-floating roster spot at the skill positions on offense by the time training camp and the preseason roll around. While they have five reasonable tight ends, one would figure that they could just as easily […]

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Tomlin, Colbert Discuss The Draft Process In Steelers Behind The Draft Series

For Pittsburgh Steelers fans, the process by which the team goes about assembling their draft strategy has long been a source of curiosity and intrigue. After all, it could be argued that the Steelers have been one of the best teams over the course of the past four plus decades in terms of building their […]

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Giant Nose Tackle

“They’ve been waiting for him to make a play like that for four years!” This is what the announcer said, excitedly, late in the Tennessee game versus South Carolina last season when Daniel McCullers made a big stop. The center tried to reach block him, but McCullers gave him a shove out of the way […]

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2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

With the 2014 NFL Draft now behind us, it’s time for my first offseason 53 man roster prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all of these right, but this is where my head is at after the selection of nine players by the Steelers over the course of the […]

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Maturity, Discipline Issues Among Possible Obstacles To Overcome For Some Draft Picks

Among the traits that certain subsets of the Pittsburgh Steelers draft class share with one another are size, speed, and versatility. This is the way that head coach Mike Tomlin summarized the collective in the post-draft press conference. But there’s another trait that a subset of this class also shares, and that would be potential […]

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Time To Answer The Biggest Question Of 2014

By Michael K. Reynolds A strong argument could be made the Rooneys invested in assembling the finest group of football coaches in the league. It’s time to prove this theory. Following a few seasons of veteran releases and an infusion of youth and speed via the draft and free agency the Pittsburgh Steelers are in […]

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Tomlin: “There’s Size, There’s Speed, And There’s Versatility”

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin sat down to try to put into words a summation of the team’s three-day draft haul, he hit the nail on the head with the following description: “there’s size, there’s speed, and there’s versatility”. “Obviously”, he went on, “those are things that we value”, and it shows in […]

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Audio: Steelers GM Kevin Colbert, HC Mike Tomlin Post 2014 NFL Draft Press Conference

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the local media at the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft to discuss the nine players that were selected over the course of the last three days. In case you have yet to hear it, below is the audio from the press conference.

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Ryan Shazier Selection In Line With Sub-Package Philosophy

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has spent a good deal of his talking time this offseason to emphasize the importance of sub-package football in today’s league. Yet when he had a top cornerback available to him at the 15th overall pick, which nobody would have considered a reach, he instead took a linebacker. If […]

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