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Steelers Dick LeBeau Knows Defense Has To Fix Explosive Play Problem

If you have read this site for a while, you already know that I have an affinity for tracking the TOX stat. That stat, which tracks the differential of explosive plays and turnovers in a single game, plays a big part in whether or not a team wins or loses a game. Explosive plays of […]

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LaMarr Woodley: ‘In Pittsburgh They Said I Was Out Of Shape’

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with linebacker LaMarr Woodley early in the offseason and it didn’t take him too long to find a home with the Oakland Raiders. Woodley, who missed 14 games over the past three season with hamstring, ankle and calf injuries, says his weight really doesn’t matter now that he’s a 4-3 defensive end with […]

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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Views Groin Injury As A Blessing

Thanks to a groin injury suffered while training over the course of the last several weeks, new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell started off training camp on the Active PUP list. While head coach Mike Tomlin said that he expects the former second-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders to only be down a week […]

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Steelers Need To Get Greedy When It Comes To Splash Plays

One of the biggest problems the Pittsburgh Steelers faced last year was simply not being greedy enough, being more likely to give up a big splash play rather than take one for themselves. In order to change their fortunes in this upcoming season, the Steelers are going to have to be quite a bit more […]

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Steelers 2014 Pre Training Camp Roster Polls: Will WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Make The Final 53?

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t begin training camp for two more weeks, so I thought we would spend this week talking about a few players that many believe will have a decent shot at making the final 53 man roster. Basically, these are players that we can’t quite consider locks, but do consider as being on […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 8 Versus Raiders

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. After the mini two-game winning streak, […]

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Report: Ravens Trade Troubled LB Rolando McClain To Cowboys

It sounds like troubled linebacker Rolando McClain could be coming out of retirement once again. According to a Tuesday report by Adam Schefter, the Baltimore Ravens have traded McClain to the Dallas Cowboys. The Ravens officially placed McClain back on the reserve-retired list in late April after the former first-round draft pick out of Alabama […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking John Mitchell Comments, Steelers Defensive Line & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 112 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open the show by talking about the final day of the Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory minicamp and how great it appears the offseason practices have gone. Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell recently had quite a few quotes that […]

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John Madden Recalls Chuck Noll Wanting Him To Be His Defensive Coordinator

In 1969, the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Chuck Noll to be their head coach. That same year, John Madden was named the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. During a Wednesday interview with Chris Russo on Mad Dog Unleashed, Madden talked about how Noll wanted to hire him to be his defensive coordinator in Pittsburgh prior […]

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A Look Back At The Injury History Of Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey

You knew as soon as Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was signed to a contract extension that there would be people wanting to throw the injury prone tag out as a reason why the team shouldn’t have locked him up. It is true that during his first four seasons in the league that Pouncey has […]

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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Ready To Work With Troy Polamalu

New Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell has already talked to his new secondary counterpart, safety Troy Polamalu, since being signed during the offseason, but he’s yet to work with him on the practice field. That figures to change next week, however, when the Steelers mandatory minicamp gets underway and Mitchell looks forward to that happening. […]

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Steelers S Mike Mitchell Likes How Dick LeBeau Intends On Using Him

New Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders back in 2009 and since that time he’s already played four different defensive coordinators. Dick LeBeau will Mitchell’s fifth different defensive coordinator in as many years and he likes what the Hall of Famer currently has planned for him in 2014. “I […]

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Raiders Sign Former Steelers WR David Gilreath

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver David Gilreath has finally found a new home as the former undrafted free agent wide receiver has signed with the Oakland Raiders, according to his agent. Gilreath, who bounced back and forth between the Steelers practice squad and 53 man roster in 2012, never registered a catch in the three […]

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Steelers Film Room – Cover 2 Man

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 […]

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Mike Mitchell Is ‘Totally Confident’ That Darrius Heyward-Bey Will Make The Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey during the offseason and while a spot on the 53 man roster is probably far from guaranteed for him right now as far as the coaches are concerned, safety Mike Mitchell, a fellow teammate of his that also played with him in Oakland, really likes […]

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Steelers K Shaun Suisham Hits 60 Yard Kick During First OTA Practice

Sure, it was only the first day of 2014 OTA practices for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, but that first day was chock-full of good news nonetheless. There’s even good news to report about kicker Shaun Suisham. According to Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times, Suisham was good from 60 yards out during the […]

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Steelers Will Travel Fewest Miles In 2014

Due to them having to play one game in London and another out in Oakland last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers traveled more than 15,000 miles in 2013. This season, however, their time in the air will be much, much shorter. According to John Breech of CBS Sports, the Steelers eight road games in 2014 will […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Free Safety

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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New Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Can Best Be Described As Explosive

At the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, new Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier reportedly surprised a few scouts when weighed in at 237 pounds. He probably surprised them even more by running 4.4 second 40-yard dash with the added weight. During his conference call with the media following him being selected by the Steelers with the […]

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Darrius Heyward-Bey Looking To Help Young Receivers

We have already spent a fair portion of this offseason dissecting the struggles that have plagued wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey throughout most of his career, which can be primarily traced back to his tendency to drop footballs. It helped get him benched by the end of last season during his one year with the Indianapolis […]

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Mike Mitchell Ready To Get To Work

The Pittsburgh Steelers somewhat unexpectedly made a splash during free agency this year, on opening day no less, when they signed new starting free safety Mike Mitchell to a five-year, $25 million contract to replace Ryan Clark. The surprising move naturally led to perhaps an inordinate amount of attention, given that the Steelers are rarely […]

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Baltimore Area School Football Field No Longer In The Dark Thanks To A Steelers Player

Thanks to one of the Pittsburgh Steelers newest players, an area Baltimore school football field is no longer in the dark. According to Ellen Good of Yahoo, Steelers wide receiver Darius Heyward-Bey is paying for lights to be installed at the football field of his alma mater, McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland. Up until now, […]

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Raiders Trade QB Terrelle Pryor To The Seahawks

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is no longer a member of the Oakland Raiders as he has reportedly been traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick in the upcoming draft. It was looking like Pryor would be released within the next 24 hours, but Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie wound up getting […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Anthony Barr Visit, Future Of Terrelle Pryor & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 96 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd start this show off by talking the two pre draft visitors that the Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting Monday as UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr and Wisconsin defensive tackle Beau Allen are reportedly both in town. With Barr in town, we also […]

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Now Is The Time For Terrelle Pryor To Seriously Consider A Position Change

The Oakland Raiders will reportedly release quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday after failed attempts to trade him and you have to wonder if the Ohio State product would now be willing to make a position change in order to make himself more marketable to other teams. In the 15 games that he played in Oakland, […]

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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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