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Steelers Film Room: Indianapolis Colts Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora A brief scouting report on the Indianapolis Colts for their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. OFFENSE – The offense runs through Andrew Luck. Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has wisely let go of the reigns and let his best player control the offense. Averaging 43 attempts per game, Luck has thrown multiple touchdowns […]

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Le’Veon Bell Leads League With 461 Yards From Scrimmage

Correct me if I’m wrong, but my research tells me that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell leads all skill position players through the first three games of the season with 461 total yards from scrimmage. He and Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray are the only two running backs to eclipse 300 yards. Murray […]

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Only Uncharted Territory In Recent Domestic Violence Cases Is Public Scrutiny

The National Football League has long been able to turn a blind eye to many of its athletes’ moral and ethical indiscretions in the past. It certainly wasn’t much of an issue to avoid before the advent of social media. It has become increasingly difficult to do so since then, but, by and large, the […]

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Ravens To Reveal The Real 2014 Steelers

By Michael K. Reynolds Who are you 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers? Will the REAL team please stand up? Are you behind door number one, where in the first half of the Cleveland Browns game you appeared ready to go directly to the Super Bowl without passing Go? Or are you behind the second half door, where […]

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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions from last season. While […]

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2014 NFL Draft Class: Analyzing The Numbers Of Players Cut

By Alex Kozora The initial roster cuts were announced yesterday afternoon. While there’s so many angles we could attack for this article, we’ll focus on the 2014 rookie class as a whole. As Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans are way too familiar with by now, two healthy drafted rookies could not crack the 53 this year and […]

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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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Vikings DE Scott Crichton Claims Steelers Told Him They Were Going To Draft Him

Prior to the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers brought Oregon State defensive end Scott Crichton in for a visit. Thursday, Crichton, who is now a member of the Minnesota Vikings, told the local media that he was told by the Steelers he would be their pick in the second round. “The Steelers told me […]

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Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert Sidelined During Wednesday’s Practice With An Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers appear to have had one of their starting tackles get dinged up during Wednesday’s training camp practice as Marcus Gilbert is being looked at on the side by the training staff midway through the season. While we wait to get an update about Gilbert’s condition after practice from head coach Mike Tomlin, […]

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Season Of Change – Kirby Wilson Misses His Chance

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 4 Versus Vikings

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today, the 34-27 Week Four loss […]

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Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Still Focused On Earning Starting Spot

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton has been functioning most of the offseason as the starter opposite Antonio Brown, but the former third-round draft pick is not taking that spot for granted. “Oh yeah. I am pretty sure if you ask anybody else they will say the same thing. Everyone wants that spot. It […]

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Don’t Hold Your Breath For Defensive Scheme Shift

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin came from a 4-3 defensive background before joining this franchise. He was the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings—a 4-3 team—for one season immediately preceding his current employment. Prior to that, he spent five seasons coaching the defensive backs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who at the time boasted […]

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Steelers Second-Year WR Markus Wheaton Looking ‘Fast And Sure-Handed’ Early On

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton might have a disfigured pinkie finger on his right hand, but it sounds like there’s nothing wrong with his legs. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Wheaton is “looking fast and sure-handed” in OTA practices thus far as the offense spending a good deal of time working on their […]

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James Saxon Wants Running Backs, Offensive Line In Harmony

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted with two assistant coaches on the offensive side of the ball during this offseason; one was by choice, the other the choice of the coach. A year after losing offensive line coach Sean Kugler to the college ranks, the Steelers evidently settled on a one-year layover with Jack Bicknell Jr., with […]

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Botched Rehab Has Left Steelers WR Markus Wheaton With A Messed Up Finger

Have you ever seen the pinkie finger on the right hand of NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger? By the sound of a Tuesday report by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, that’s sort of what the pinkie finger on the right hand of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton currently looks like. “It looks horrible, but it feels […]

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Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Should Benefit Greatly From OTA Practices

Just when it looked like Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton was starting to see increased playing time during his 2013 rookie season, a busted finger in the Week 4 game in London against the Minnesota Vikings set back his development. Now that he’s back healthy again, the hope is that the Oregon State product […]

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Know Thy AFC North Enemy: A Look At The Browns 2014 Draft Class

We have already thoroughly dissected the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class, so now it’s time to look at what the other teams in the AFC North did. We already kicked this series off with a look at the Baltimore Ravens 2014 draft, so today we will look at the Cleveland Browns 2014 draft class. 1 – 8(8) […]

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Quality Kick Returner Still A Valuable Commodity

There’s no doubt that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selection of Dri Archer in the third round has been somewhat polarizing since they took him in the third round of the NFL Draft this past Friday, given his slight stature. Many arguments have been made against using such a premium draft pick on a player that many […]

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Johnny Football Comes To Cleveland

The Cleveland Browns were a busy team Thursday night in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and that included them selecting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 22nd overall selection. Heading into draft, it was reported that the Browns would not be drafting Manziel with their fourth overall selection and that wound […]

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Pete Prisco Implying A History Of Sexual Misconduct In Mike Tomlin’s Past?

During an NFL Draft segment on CBS yesterday, Will Brinson had on analysts Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan to discuss some draftees that they believed to be overrated and underrated, which is pretty standard tv time for a draft taking place in May. When the graphic displayed during the segment was wrong, however, it gave […]

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Todd McShay Has CB Darqueze Dennard, TE Jace Amaro Going To Steelers In Latest Mock Draft

ESPN.com draftnik Todd McShay released an updated mock of the first two rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday and he now has a cornerback going to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 15th overall selection. This time around, McShay has the Steelers taking Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard in the first round after previously sending […]

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Hearing From RB Coach James Saxon

Earlier this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed running backs coach Kirby Wilson to walk, ending up with the Minnesota Vikings after they released their own running backs coach, James Saxon. Saxon wound up replacing Wilson as the Steelers’ running backs coach, but we haven’t heard much from him since he joined the team. Yesterday, however, […]

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Steelers Struggled To Register Unblocked Pressure On Defense

Last week, we took a look at how the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line handled pressure, and how much of it came unblocked as a result of missed reads or overloaded blitzes. Pro Football Focus catalogued the data, and it revealed that by the end of the season, the Steelers were among the best at controlling […]

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Report: Vikings Have “Checked On” Steelers Rehabbing Free Agent RB LaRod Stephens-Howling

It’s been almost seventh months since Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent running back LaRod Stephens-Howling tore his knee up in the 2013 season opener against the Tennessee Titans, but once he’s fully healthy, the Minnesota Vikings might have some interest in him. According to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, the Vikings have already “checked on” Stephens-Howling […]

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Report: Jets Don’t Expect To Sign Steelers Free Agent S Ryan Clark

Earlier in the day, it was reported that the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens both have interest in Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent safety Ryan Clark. Now, Dianna Marie Russini of NBC News 4 in Washington, D.C is reporting on Twitter that sources tell her that the Jets do not expect to sign him. […]

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