Preseason

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Former Steelers Batch, Hoke Added To KDKA-TV Broadcast Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game coverage this season provided by KDKA-TV will look and sound a little different as it was reported Tuesday that former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch and nose tackle Chris Hoke have been hired by station. Batch will serve as the color analyst and co-host the pre- and post-game shows for…


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Steelers Announce Dates And Times For Most Of Preseason Schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers opponents for the 2015 preseason were made known last week and on Thursday the dates and times for several of those games were announced. Following their August 9 Sunday night Hall of Fame game against the Minnesota Vikings, the Steelers next game will be on the road…


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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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Steelers vs Panthers Film Room: David DeCastro

By Alex Kozora An evaluation of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 2nd and 4, 8:20 1st. DeCastro seals the left defensive tackle to help create a lane for Will Johnson. Sets his hips, and turns the tackle. Really like the arm extension, hand placement, and…


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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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Steelers Film Room: Chris Hubbard Against The Panthers

By Alex Kozora Another bubble player – and arguably the biggest surprise – to make the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opening 53 man roster was guard Chris Hubbard. We’ll evaluate his performance from Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 1st and 10, 1:54 2nd. Shows proper hand…


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Steelers Film Room: Michael Palmer Against The Panthers

By Alex Kozora Since he was one of the bubble players who landed on the Pittsburgh Steelers initial 53 man roster, here’s a breakdown of tight end Michael Palmer’s performance against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 1st and 10, 9:16 1st. First snap of the game for the offense. Palmer…


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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…


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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – First 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. First Half – First team kick coverage unit consisted of backup. Shouldn’t put much stock into it but we’ll note it anyway. The group L-R….


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Steelers Preseason: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds There was so little positive news to report following the lackluster effort of the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Carolina Panthers that we’re going to jump right to summarizing the preseason in its entirety. Still overly depressing? Don’t shoot the piano player. Here are some rapid fire…




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Steelers Vs. Panthers: Player Snap Counts

Below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % W.Johnson T 57 100% 0 0% D.Heyward-Bey…


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Steelers Vs. Panthers: Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their third preseason game of the 2014 season Thursday night to the Carolina Panthers and after one quick pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Fell free to add your own in…


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Steelers Blanked By Panthers In Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers closed out their 2014 preseason by getting shut-out at home by the Carolina Panthers 10-0 in a game that featured a lot of sloppy play by both teams. The Panthers got on the scoreboard early as they drove 62 yards on 14 plays against the Steelers starting…


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Steelers Injury Report Following Loss To Panthers

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped their 2014 preseason finale Thursday night to the Carolina Panthers and after the game head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury situation during his post game press conference. According to Tomlin, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant suffered an AC sprain to his right shoulder and cornerback…




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Steelers Film Room: T Kelvin Beachum Against The Eagles

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum against the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday night. THE GOOD 1. 3rd and 6, 11:51 1st. Beachum’s punch is too poor and too high, closer to the helmet of defensive end Brandon Graham. It looks like Graham is going to be able to slip past…



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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…


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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: Martavis Bryant

Although the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t necessarily counting on rookie receiver Martavis Bryant to become an integral part of the offense in his first year, Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the offense would certainly like to see him force his way into the equation. His performances thus far in the…


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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: Wesley Johnson

For the second game in a row, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive lineman Wesley Johnson logged significant time at center, and once again, he acquitted himself well, played above the line, and undoubtedly inspired another cliché or two in the process. It’s not that Johnson is vying for a starting job…