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Steelers Vs. Bills: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds What conclusions can be drawn from merely the second preseason game of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers? Nothing you say? It’s much too early. Chill out. Rubble…rubble…rubble. Nonsense. Much has already been etched in stone…well at least firmly penciled in. Here are some rapid fire conclusions that can be surmised following the […]

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Steelers Vs. Bills: Player Snap Counts

The below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % M.Bryant WR 35 62% 2 8% M.Adams T 35 62% 2 8% G.Whimper T […]

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Lack Of Progress By Steelers QB Landry Jones Is Concerning

Pittsburgh Steelers third-string quarterback Landry Jones was given a golden opportunity Saturday night to show how much he’s developed since his rookie season, but the Oklahoma product fumbled away the chance in the second preseason game of 2014 against the Buffalo Bills. Jones, who was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth-round of the 2013 […]

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Steelers Vs. Bills: Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their first preseason game of the 2014 season Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills and after one quick pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to chew on. Fell free to add your own in the comments below that […]

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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. Bills 2014 Preseason: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1) vs. Buffalo Bills (1-1) Kickoff: 7:30 p.m., EST Site: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa. Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2 Announcers: Bob Pompeani (play-by-play), Edmund Nelson (color analyst), Jeff Verszyla (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970) Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin […]

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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: David DeCastro

Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro has spent more time in the preseason working next to center Maurkice Pouncey than in the regular season, for reasons that are quite well known. The two were back in a game for the first time since the regular season opener last year, and both of them played fairly […]

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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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Tomlin Expects Starters To Get More Exposure Saturday Night Against Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Buffalo Bills Saturday night at Heinz Field in their second preseason game of the 2014 season and head coach Mike Tomlin said during his Thursday press conference that he expects that the first-team players will play more this week than they did last week against the New York Giants. […]

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Value Of Veteran Steelers S Will Allen Will Be Known In A Few More Weeks

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers looked like they were ready to finally move on from veteran safety Will Allen as he signed in March as an unrestricted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. Allen’s time in Dallas wound up being short, however, and following his release in early October, he found himself back in Pittsburgh […]

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‘Boo-Boo’ Still Limiting Steelers Rookie LB Ryan Shazier

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier is back in pads but the “boo-boo” that he suffered way back on August 3rd is still preventing him from fully participating in practice. “I’m trying to get back on the field as fast as possible,” Shazier said Monday, according to Scott Brown of ESPN.com. “I’m going to continue […]

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Nine Would Be Fine For Steelers New Offensive Line Coach

If new Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak gets his way, the team will keep nine offensive linemen on their final 53 man roster this year as opposed to only eight. “You want to have as many guys as you can,” Munchak said Tuesday, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s hard […]

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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post First Preseason Game Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers now having one preseason game in the books, 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 it instead. How many of […]

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Steelers 2014 Rookie Watch 1.0

By Michael K. Reynolds Is the preseason meaningless? Ask that question of any NFL rookie and general manager and they’ll look at you like you’re smoking crack. Jobs to support families and the future of the team are on the line every practice and especially during preseason matches. Here’s how the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie class […]

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Breakdown Of Brad Wing’s Six Punts Against Giants

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed veteran punter Adam Podlesh on the Reserve/Did Not Report list, Brad Wing now has a golden opportunity to win the job this year during the preseason uncontested. While Wing’s average (36.5 yards) and net average (34.5 yards) of his six punts Saturday night in the preseason opener against […]

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Steelers Coach Mike Munchak Happy With Play Of Mike Adams Against Giants

In the comment section of a recent post I made following the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason loss Saturday night to the New York Giants, I stated that I thought tackle Mike Adams had a pretty good showing overall after starter Kelvin Beachum left the game. It turns out that new offensive line coach Mike Munchak feels […]

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Steelers Coach Keith Butler Wants LB Terence Garvin To Swing In 2014

So far during training camp this year there hasn’t been a lot of talk about Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Terence Garvin, who made the opening day 53 man roster last year as an undrafted rookie tryout player. Just because we’re not hearing much about the West Virginia product, however, doesn’t mean that he’s not having […]

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Steelers Mock Depth Chart Prior To Second Preseason Game

By Alex Kozora Although the Pittsburgh Steelers official depth chart has been released, those don’t tend to be very involved and aren’t always accurate. If it wasn’t league-mandated, teams wouldn’t submit them this early. I’ve created a depth chart below based on what I believe the current – and I can’t emphasis the word “current” […]

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Dangerfield Can Make His Move This Week Against Former Team

If safety Jordan Dangerfield is going to make the Pittsburgh Steelers final 53 man roster this year out of training camp, he’s going to have earn the respect of special teams coach Danny Smith. Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants, you can tell that he’s getting every opportunity to do […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller Believes Teams Will Now Pay Attention To RB Dri Archer

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer only played five snaps in the preseason opener Saturday night against the New York Giants, but he certainly made the most of them. Archer’s 46-yard explosive play on the Steelers opening drive impressed several of his teammates and that includes the normally subdued veteran tight end Heath Miller. “I […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Giants Preseason Game Recap, Roster Battles & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 5 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start use a good chunk of this show to discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers loss Saturday night to the New York Giants in their 2014 preseason opener. We break down what we both observed on both sides of the football Saturday night and we start […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game breakdown and analysis from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-16 loss against the New York Giants. Gobs of info to get to so let’s not waste any more time. Second Half – Martavis Bryant and Derek Moye open up the second half as the starting receivers. Paulson and Eric Waters – not Rob […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game breakdown and analysis from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-16 loss against the New York Giants. Gobs of info to get to so let’s not waste any more time. First Half – First-team kickoff coverage from left to right: Isaiah Green, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Shaun Suisham, Howard Jones, […]

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Steelers Rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt Needs Special Playing Time

Thanks to a groin injury suffered early on in training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt missed valuable practice time. To his credit, however, the Steelers first of two sixth-round draft picks back in May managed to overcome the injury in enough time to receive valuable playing time on defense during the team’s preseason […]

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Steelers Marcus Gilbert, Nick Williams Receive Top Marks From Pro Football Focus

The grading system that Pro Football Focus uses is very subjective but it’s always fun to look at nonetheless. They have now finished their initial grading of the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason opener against the New York Giants and here are a few of the grades that they currently have for players on both sides of […]

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