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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. Next two were Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Wedge made up of Will…


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Steelers Vs. Bills Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 19-16 victory against the Buffalo Bills. First Half – Like last week, going to run through the special teams’ units at once. Harder to see them this week due to poorer camera angles and so many kicks out of the end…


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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…






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Antonio Brown ‘Different Guy’ Quote Was About A Different Guy

Yesterday, I published an article about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Richard Mann and his comments regarding the receiving corps that he has to work with this year, focusing in on a comment that the Steelers website article from which the quote was taken claimed was in reference to receiver…


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Antonio Brown Is ‘A Different Guy’ This Season

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is coming off his first season as the top target for his team, during which he broke the Steelers’ single season record for receiving yards and was named to the All-Pro team (second team) for the first time in his career. And according to…





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Dri Archer Compared To RB Jamaal Charles As He Begins Work At WR

According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Dri Archer began working with the wide receiver group today during the final OTA session before mandatory minicamp. Wexell also notes that Archer told him he will be attending both running back and wide receiver meetings going forward. This,…


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Specialization The Key To A Successful Rookie Season For Martavis Bryant

Not long after the selection of wide receiver Martavis Bryant in the fourth round of last month’s draft, some in the media took certain words to heart during wide receivers coach Richard Mann’s press conference and extrapolated from that that the 6’4” receiver would likely be lining up across from…


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Ben Roethlisberger Takes Stock Of His New Receiving Corps

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger fielded questions recently after a workout at the team’s facilities, and unsurprisingly, a good deal of them centered around the wide receiver position, which has been a talking point all offseason. Roethlisberger shared his thoughts on a number of related issues, and his responses ranged…


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Steelers Stack The Deck For New Coaches

One of the first topics that I delved into when I began writing about sports a few years ago was the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had a tendency to want to give his new coaches some new players for their position to help bring them along….


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Steelers Took Advantage Of Underclassmen During The Draft

In a draft whose purportedly historic depth was propped up by a record number of underclassmen declaring, the Pittsburgh Steelers were among the teams who chose to plunder the junior talent pool with premium draft picks. Of their first four draft picks in 2014, three of the Steelers’ newest players…


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Steelers Wide Receiver Martavis Bryant Lacks Not In Motivation

New Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant may not start a game as a rookie in 2014. There are questions about his game, most immediately his ability to digest a new offense right away. Others have more concerns about his hands than I do. When it comes to motivation, on…


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Strategy Will Be Key To Getting The Best Out Of Dri Archer

The thing about Dri Archer is that, in order for him to be most effective, and to contribute the most to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the coaching staff must make a concerted effort to employ him in ways and at times that best serve his talents. Fortunately, the coaching staff seems…


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Time To Answer The Biggest Question Of 2014

By Michael K. Reynolds A strong argument could be made the Rooneys invested in assembling the finest group of football coaches in the league. It’s time to prove this theory. Following a few seasons of veteran releases and an infusion of youth and speed via the draft and free agency…


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Steelers Hope Tall WR Martavis Bryant Can Produce Cheap Touchdowns

Rejoice, rejoice, the Pittsburgh Steelers have gotten quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a “tall” wide receiver and he’s reportedly pleased with the Saturday selection of Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant in the 2014 NFL Draft. So why is having a tall wide receiver such a big deal? Wide receivers coach Richard Mann…




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Steelers Playing With Fire By Shying Away From WRs, CBs

Entering the draft, the broad consensus was that the two greatest areas of need for the Pittsburgh Steelers were cornerback and wide receiver. They’ve flown in the face of convention through the first two days of the draft by exiting the first three rounds with an inside linebacker, a defensive…