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Steelers: Much Ado About Monday Night

By Michael K. Reynolds Monday Night Football may no longer be what it once was back in the day when Howard Cosell was doing the color commentary and even more recently when Bocephus was singing, “Are you ready for some football?” But Monday night still has major importance for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers when they […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Shamarko Thomas

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year safety Shamarko Thomas had quite a promising preseason, adding a tackle behind the line of scrimmage on a seemingly regular basis to his highlight reel. He’s shown the instincts and explosiveness that make you want to compare him to the man he’s supposed to replace, Troy Polamalu. The preseason finale against the […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Terence Garvin

Earlier this offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler spoke highly of second-year former undrafted free agent Terence Garvin, calling him “Big Safety” as a preference to his other nickname, “Little Linebacker”. Butler talked about him as his new Stevenson Sylvester type of player, whom he trusts to play both inside and outside in his […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Nick Williams

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted defensive end Nick Williams in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft because they fell in love with his measurables, and defensive line coach John Mitchell believed, because he was still new to the game, he would be able to mold him into the player he wants him to be […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Room: Howard Jones

By Alex Kozora An evaluation of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Howard Jones against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 1st and 10, 8:56 4th. Holds the point of attack, partially due to getting his arms extended. Shows strength versus the tight end, too. It’s not flashy but still a positive play. 2. 1st and 10, 6:09 […]

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Numbers Crunch: Preseason Charting Takeaways

By Alex Kozora Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason has finished up, here is a final look back on the defensive side of the ball before we jump into Week One of the regular season. Random assortment of tidbits below from their 304 snaps. Snap Counts Defensive Line Cam Heyward: 111 Josh Mauro: 103 Stephon […]

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Several Steelers Players Issued New Jersey Numbers Following Saturday Cuts

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have established their 53 man roster and 10 man practice squad following the Saturday cuts, several players have been issued new jersey numbers. Cornerback B.W. Webb, who was claimed off of waivers from the Dallas Cowboys this past Friday, will wear No. 39. During the preseason, cornerback Isaiah Green wore […]

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Relaxed Rules Help Shape Steelers’ 2014 Practice Squad

Slowly but surely, it seems as though the league is ultimately coming around to change and updating some policies and practices that have become obsolete. Speaking strictly of on-field matters rather than disciplinary issues, incorporating a central command center for reviews, for example, was an overdue change. The NFL’s practice squad rules had been in […]

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Instant Analysis Of The Steelers 10 Man Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their initial 2014 practice squad players and here is quick break down of every one of them DE Nick Williams – Williams, the Steelers seventh round draft pick from 2013, remains a project of defensive line coach John Mitchell. Williams lost his rookie season to a knee injury and really […]

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Steelers Sign 10 To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now filled their initial practice squad for 2014 and it includes two wide receivers, two defensive backs, two defensive linemen, one offensive lineman, one running back, one tight end and one linebacker. Signed to the ten man unit after clearing waivers were running back Josh Harris, wide receiver Derek Moye, defensive […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora My final game notes of the 2014 preseason. Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 loss to the hands of the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Josh Harris knocked aside in pass protection. – Veteran play by Darrius Heyward-Bey on this run block. Safety walks down into the box at the last second so DHB cracks […]

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Instant Analysis Of The Steelers Saturday Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers trimmed their 2014 roster down to 53 players Saturday afternoon and here is some instant analysis of the 22 players that were let go. Former Draft Picks: Chris Carter – The light never fully came on for the Steelers former fifth-round draft pick and his special teams play was not enough to […]

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Steelers Cut 22 Players Saturday

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have their roster set at 53 players after several moves were made Saturday afternoon. The team have released tight ends Rob Blanchflower, Bryce Davis and David Paulson, defensive backs Isaiah Green, Dayonne Nunley, Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, running back Josh Harris, Stephen Houston, defensive linemen Ethan Hemer, Josh Mauro, Roy […]

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Steelers vs Panthers – Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations for the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers: On his first opportunity Derek Moye converted a third and two on a pass just a bit behind him from Landry Jones. On the following play, it looked like Josh Harris might have a hole […]

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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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Marczi: Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers have completed their slate of preseason games, and in fact will be trimming their roster down to 53 players later today. They signed a late addition in the recently released B.W. Webb, a second-year fourth-round cornerback, which certainly throws a monkey wrench into my decision-making here, but let’s try one last time […]

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Arizona Detour Won’t Land James Harrison Back In Pittsburgh

Last week, when defensive end Brett Keisel flew out west to visit with the Arizona Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Steelers got the wheels in motion to have him on the next flight back, signing the veteran to a two-year contract. The deal came after the conclusion of training camp, which is the timeframe during which any […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers trail the Carolina Panthers by a score of 3-0, the “first-team” defense allowing a field goal drive on the opening possession, but holding firm for the rest of the first half. The Steelers will receive after deferring to halftime. Dayonne Nunley took a knee in the end zone to give Landry Jones and the Steelers the […]

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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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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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Nick Williams Hoping To See Greater Workload In Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers said goodbye to one of last year’s preseason favorites yesterday, as defensive end Brian Arnfelt was a member of the team’s first roster cuts in order get in compliance with the Tuesday 75-man roster limit. Early in the offseason, it seemed almost as though he would be a shoe-in to make the […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Second half game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. Second Half – 2nd of the half. Steelers in 12 personnel, two receivers to the offense’s left. Justin Brown is in the slot next to Antonio Brown. – Inside zone. Le’Veon Bell with a poor decision. Bounces the […]

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Marczi: 53-Man Roster Prediction – Third Preseason Game Edition

After having reviewed the tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ third preseason game, here are my predictions for the 53-man roster as it currently stands. Note that the last several spots can change dramatically in the final preseason game, which is often largely dedicated to eking out those last few roster spot battles. Quarterback (3): Ben […]

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Steelers Knee-Jerk Reaction – 15 Sacrifices To The Turk

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made it through three preseason games, so that means the next major date on the NFL calendar is Tuesday—the day rosters must be trimmed down to 75. For Pittsburgh, that means saying goodbye to 15 players. As has frequently been the case over the last several seasons, the Steelers will […]

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What The Return Of DE Brett Keisel Likely Means For The 2014 Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided Tuesday that they want one more year of “The Beard” as veteran defensive end Brett Keisel will reportedly return for a 13th season. So what does Keisel’s return mean as it relates to the defense, playing time and other young players currently on the roster? For starters, Keisel plays predominantly on […]

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Steelers Vs. Bills Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 19-16 victory against the Buffalo Bills. Second Half – Second-team offensive line: Guy Whimper, Bryant Browning, Cody Wallace, Chris Hubbard, and Mike Adams. – Defensive tackle Stefan Charles getting into Hubbard’s pads, taking control. Walks him back, disengages, and picks up the sack. – Justin Brown and Darrius Heyward-Bey, […]

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