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League’s Fumbling Of Ray Rice Punishment Puts NFLPA In An Awkward Position

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and the NFL Players’ Association have filed an appeal against the indefinite suspension that the league has imposed upon him following the release of footage showing him striking his now-wife Janay Palmer in a hotel elevator back in February. Some might question how the NFLPA could ever stand […]

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John Mara, Art Rooney To Oversee Investigation Of Handling Of Ray Rice Case

According to release put out Wednesday evening by the NFL, the league has announced that they have hired former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to investigate the league’s pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. The investigation, which will reportedly be overseen by New York Giants owner John Mara […]

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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 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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Analysis Of The Steelers Six Afternoon Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived an additional six players Tuesday afternoon and here is a look at each of them. Hebron Fangupo – If you followed the training camp reports filed by our very own Alex Kozora, the early waiving of Fangupo probably isn’t a huge surprise to you. Fangupo almost instantly was running behind rookie […]

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Instant Analysis Of Steelers First Nine Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived nine players Tuesday and here is a look at each of them. Vic So’oto – So’oto likely needed an injury to make the final 53 man roster this year. While he could have easily been kept around another week, his release appears to be a courtesy one in order to give […]

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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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Why The Steelers Defense Is Broken And How To Fix It

By Michael K. Reynolds Is there anyone still out there who still believes the Pittsburgh Steelers have a dominant defense? So far this preseason they looked poor against the New York Giants, fared only slightly better against the Buffalo Bills and got completely demolished by Philadelphia Eagles. Do we really believe the problem is that […]

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Steelers LB Jarvis Jones To Get Good Test Against Eagles T Jason Peters

If all goes as planned, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones will play Thursday night in the third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The game also figures to be a measuring stick of sorts for Jones, who missed the second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills due to a groin injury. In the preseason […]

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Steelers 2014 Rookie Watch 2.0

By Michael K. Reynolds The demise of Kevin Colbert as a draft guru has been greatly exaggerated. After a few years of milktoast performances the general manager of the Pittsburgh Steelers has come out swinging this year and the result has been one of the stronger draft classes in a very long time. Although it’s […]

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Witching Hour Is Near For Steelers Injured Rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt

To say that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie sixth-round draft pick Jordan Zumwalt is in jeopardy of not making the final 53 man roster is an understatement. In fact, you would be best served in saying that the young linebacker is in jeopardy of not making the practice squad at this point. According to Steelers head coach […]

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Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Cam Thomas

A week ago, Pittsburgh Steelers free agent acquisition Cam Thomas was forced to start at nose tackle due to the concussion suffered by Steve McLendon. In the team’s last game, he was able to play at left defensive end, where he is projected to begin the season as the starter. Because of the frequency in […]

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Roethlisberger Thinks His Tall Rookie Receiver Needs To Practice Better

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant is a lock to make the 53 man roster after being selected in the fourth-round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Clemson, but as of right now, he still has a lot of developing left to do before he’ll be allowed to get any reps with the […]

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Steelers Chris Hubbard, Shamarko Thomas Receive Top Marks From Pro Football Focus

After a poor showing in the first preseason game last week against the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers backup left guard Chris Hubbard rebounded in the win over the Buffalo Bills Saturday night, according to Pro Football Focus. Hubbard was the highest rated offensive player (1.3) for the Steelers Saturday night as he edged out […]

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Defensive Line Picture Coming Into Focus

After two preseason games, it would seem that we are beginning to see certain positions stabilize in terms of the depth chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The defensive line in particular was an area of confusion, but clarity is slowly emerging. The second-team defensive line last night, for example, saw the combination of second-round pick […]

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Steelers vs Bills First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

Tonight, we are experimenting with some live blogging of the game. Please refresh frequently to get the latest updates on the game. The second half will have its own thread. The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to score an offensive touchdown in their preseason opener a week ago against the New York Giants. They will be looking to change […]

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15 Steelers Roster Bubble Players To Watch Closely Against Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their second preseason game of 2014 Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field and several roster spots are still up for grabs. Head coach Mike Tomlin said this past week that he expects a few players to make moves this week and below are 15 players on the […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Mike Adams Pass Protection Struggles

As much as I want to criticize the performance of third-year Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams against the New York Giants last week—and I will—the truth of the matter is that he actually didn’t play nearly as poorly as many post-game analyses would have you believe. If we consider simply the end result of the […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Player By Player Recap: Offense

By Alex Kozora Brief player-by-player of how each of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the offensive side of the ball throughout training camp and the first preseason game. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: Not that we were going to learn much more about him but it was another strong camp. A completion percentage that closed in on 70%, […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Shamarko Thomas

Earlier this offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake told reporters that the plan for this season was to try to keep second-year defensive back Shamarko Thomas at his natural position of strong safety. But if he continues to play with the instincts and explosiveness that he showed a week ago against the New […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey had been out of football for about 11 months prior to the team’s preseason opener against the New York Giants a week ago. As we all know, he played just eight snaps of the 2013 season before a friendly fire impact tore up his knee and landed him on injured […]

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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers RB Dri Archer

By Tony DelSignore Jr. On the first offensive drive of the preseason opener against the New York Giants, the Pittsburgh Steelers lined up in a five wide receiver set. In the slot to the left side of the formation was rookie “offensive weapon” Dri Archer. Ben Roethlisberger stood in the shotgun, took the snap and […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Daniel McCullers

Even with starting nose tackle Steve McLendon missing the preseason opener against the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers still took third-team reps at the position behind Cam Thomas and Hebron Fangupo. He did play significantly more than Fangupo, however, who figures to be his primary competition in terms of winning […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Arthur Moats

Throughout the offseason, there seems to have been a fair bit of talk about the acquisition of Arthur Moats via free agency and how the signing could turn out to be one of the more underrated moves of the year. Though he only signed a veteran-minimum contract, he seems to have already established himself as […]

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Big Dan Makes Big Progress During Steelers Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their 2014 training camp Thursday with one final scrimmage against the Buffalo Bills and by the sound of things, big Dan McCullers made a big impression on head coach Mike Tomlin during his time in Latrobe. “He’s progressing. He’s doing a nice job of really working the techniques and really […]

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