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NFL Rolls Out New Thursday Night Football Package

Beginning with this upcoming season, the NFL schedule will now feature a Thursday Night game on a weekly basis, with 16 games in total. More specifically, there will be 14 games on Thursday, with two Thursday Night Football games taking place on Saturday late in the season. In addition to the increase in the number […]

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Report: TE Jermichael Finley Says Steelers Have Showed Him A Few Deals

Former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is still looking for a team play for in 2014 as he attempts to comeback from a spinal contusion injury that suffered last October and apparently the Pittsburgh Steelers have offered him a contract. “Pittsburgh have showed me a couple deals, but we all know the money ain’t […]

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Steelers Ranked Second In Most Well-Built Teams Of The 00s

For much of the early years of the modern National Football League, it seemed that there was often a dominant team throughout most, or at least a good portion, of a decade. Even prior to the NFL-AFL merger, for example, Vince Lombardi’s  Green Bay Packers were certainly the dominant football force, and they went on […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 9 Versus Patriots

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. Another sequence, another loss. Perhaps the […]

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Steelers Film Room: Stunts And Sacks

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Next Man Up Syndrome Applies To Coaches Too

All it takes is one bad game for the entire house of cards to come crashing down—or at least that seems to be how it is in the minds of some fans. I am speaking about the vaunted ‘Dick LeBeau defense’, and now that we’ve been through essentially a whole season of below par defense, […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Same Difference In The Slot For William Gay

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Steelers Film Room: Defeating Man Coverage

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Patriots Done With Former Steelers WR/KR Reggie Dunn

The New England Patriots are done with wide receiver/kick returner Reggie Dunn as the former Pittsburgh Steelers speed merchant was waived Thursday at the conclusion of their offseason practices. Dunn, who was signed to the Patriots practice on Jan. 7, was originally signed by the Steelers as undrafted free agent last year out of Utah. […]

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Steelers Film Room: The Tare Route

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Shamarko Thomas Hoping Better Understanding Of The Defense Leads To Bigger Role

In a sense, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas can be said to be the forgotten man of the 2014 rookie draft class. Not that he’s a rookie, of course. The Steelers drafted him in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, but they traded away their 2014 third-round pick to get there. Unlike the […]

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Bills LB Brandon Spikes Looks Forward To Facing Steelers In Joint Training Camp Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Buffalo Bills for two joint practices this year during training camp and there’s already one player on the opposing team that’s looking forward to it. “We’re beating up on each other all time, now we get an opportunity to see another team,” Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes said. “You get […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Steelers Turn To Moore Veterans In The Slot

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount: ‘It’s A Power, Downhill Running Game’

During his first four years in the league, new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount has dished out quite a bit of punishment with his powerful running style. Now that he’s with the Steelers, he likes what he’s seen so far out of the offense as far as it matching his running style. “It’s a […]

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Steelers Film Room: Zone Blocking Scheme

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Steelers Punter Battle Already Being Called An ‘Interesting Competition’

A punter battle appears to be in full swing already during the Pittsburgh Steelers OTA practices. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review calls the early offseason battle between veteran Adam Podlesh and youngster Brad Wing an “interesting competition” right now through four practices. Last year at this same time, Drew Butler was battling veteran Brian Moorman for the […]

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Ignorant Patriots Fan Gets Response From Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount

Stay classy New England Patriots fans. It takes all kinds of people in this world and apparently new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount has lost a fan after moving on from the Patriots during the offseason. As you can see by Blount’s tweet below, there is at least one ignorant Patriots fan out there. […]

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Patriots Unique Numberless Practice Jersey Approach Not Really That Unique

In a Monday story by Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is praised for his “unique” coaching style of not having his players wear numbers this year on their practice jerseys. In fact, Reiss goes out of his way to point out that the Patriots are currently the only team […]

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Former Steelers CB Terry Hawthorne Signed By Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Last year at this same time, cornerback Terry Hawthorne, the Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, was sidelined for OTA practices after having bone chips removed from one of his knees. Hawthorne, who was eventually waived before the start of the 2013 season, signed Saturday with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the […]

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Steelers Waived Nik Embernate With Failed Physical Designation

Several of you are curious as to why the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to waive guard Nik Embernate on Thursday and if he was waived injured. We now have more clarification on that move. According to the official NFL transaction release from Thursday, Embernate, who was originally signed last year as an undrafted free agent out […]

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Le’Veon Bell Happy To Share The Load With LeGarrette Blount

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, destined to start the moment he was drafted in the second round last year, battled injuries early in his first season, which caused him to miss the first three games before starting in the fourth. From then on, the team handed him the keys and let him go, receiving […]

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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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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New LB Arthur Moats

By Alex Kozora Due to the NFL Draft, we took some time off from breaking down the players signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers during free agency. After exhausting nearly every angle of the draft, we’ll throw our focus back to that. If you missed it last time, my reports on Mike Mitchell and Cam Thomas. http://www.steelersdepot.com/2014/03/breakdown-of-new-steelers-s-mike-mitchell/ […]

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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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Remembering Back To When Lynn Swann Was Five Seconds Away From The Cowboys Drafting Him

You’ve probably already heard the story about how former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann was five seconds away from being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1974 NFL Draft. If not, the NFL Network did an excellent job of telling that story during the Wednesday night episode of ‘Caught […]

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Steelers Backs And Expected Yards Per Carry

When it comes to running the football, there’s a pretty simple concept, supported by data, that says that the more big bodies there are on the field, the more difficult it is to run the ball. We explored this concept yesterday utilizing Pro Football Focus’s compilation of all 73,000 or so qualified carries over the […]

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