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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Saints

By David Todd Winners of four of their last five, the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the New Orleans Saints at Heinz Field on Sunday and got embarrassed. Much like the Cleveland game in week six where they also got blown out, the Steelers actually dominated early. They controlled the ball for…


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Steelers Must Now Decide What To Do With Keisel’s Roster Spot

With it looking like veteran defensive end Brett Keisel will be lost for the remainder of the season due to a torn triceps suffered Sunday in the 35-32 loss to the New Orleans Saints, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have no choice but to let rookie Stephon Tuitt play more snaps…


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A Look At New Steelers Practice Squad DE Joe Kruger

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed defensive end Joe Kruger to their practice squad on Monday after losing former seventh-round draft pick Nick Williams to the Kansas City Chiefs and below is a look at the Utah product. Kruger, who measured in at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine at 6062, 279 pounds,…





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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…


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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….


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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…


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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…


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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….


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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:…



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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…


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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…