Rob Blanchflower

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Dteelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Nine

Halfway home! Day nine of Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice is in the books. Team is back on Thursday and Friday before gearing up for their first preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. Let’s get into the notes. – Injury roundup: Several players returned today. Ben Roethlisberger, Steve McLendon, and Cam Heyward…


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Steelers Player-By-Player Practice Review

It’s only eight practices and we’re still several days away from our first game, but with the off day, it’s a nice chance to review the progress of each Pittsburgh Steeler. Take it with a grain of salt, there’s still so far to go, but it’s a nice bow on…


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Steelers Game One Depth Chart Prediction

With the first release of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 depth chart will undoubtedly come many questions and many assumptions from fans. I’ll urge you to avoid drawing conclusions of any kind over what is really just a glorified publicity stunt to keep fans engaged on the team’s off day. Nothing…



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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 8 – Monday

For the first time during the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 training camp we had rainfall, albeit very little. The drops and the threat of impending lightning were enough for security to evacuate the bleachers, but that didn’t deter Alex and I much, as we simply relocated to the hill overlooking the…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Eight

A slightly damp day eight but overall, the rain held off and we’ve been very lucky avoiding it so far. Today was the first sight of any rain so hey, can’t complain. Let’s get into the notes. Friendly reminder that the team is off tomorrow. Will be back on Wednesday….


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Seven

Day seven of training camp. The heat has broken, it’s been considerably cooler the last two days, and tomorrow’s practice is what stands between the team having their first off day in a week. Let’s jump into today’s notes. – Injury roundup: Back practicing in full today were: Gerod Holliman,…


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Steelers Training Camp Diary: Day Five

One of the most memorable days of camp each year and this edition of “Friday Night Lights” was no exception. Jam packed, Jon Ledyard and I estimated 4,000-5,000 people packed into the Memorial Stadium. Not sure if there is another team in the league that annually brings this high school…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 4

Another blazingly hot day in Latrobe, conditions that were hard enough to just stand in, let alone practice in full pads. The players handled the heat well, with a lively practice that didn’t have quite as much contact as Wednesday’s, but still provided plenty of entertainment. Daily stock report… Stock…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Four

Day four is in the books. Fourteen to go. Another exciting day of practice at St. Vincent. As always, a lot to go over so let’s jump right in. – As usual, Cameron Stingily was the first Pittsburgh Steeler down the stairs around 2:30. James Daniel fed footballs through the…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 3

Of course the hottest day of a scorching week in Latrobe would coincide with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first full-pad practice, but the weather did nothing to deter the players enthusiasm for the return of contact. While tackling was limited (which didn’t stop some players like Vince Williams), their were several…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Three

We all hoped it would be a great day of practice and wow, it was. So much happening today, even if a lot of it was sloppy. But days like today remind you of the quantam leap of the team in pads compared to the first two days in shorts….


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Training Camp Statistical Recap: First Two Practices

As we did throughout last year, a statistical look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 11 on 11 sessions. Keep in mind they only tell a very small part of the story, plays are already scripted beforehand, and there’s a lot of context to be desired. But in the interest of thoroughness,…


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Training Camp Day Three: Watch To Watch For

With the first two days resembling more like OTAs than training camp, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in pads for the first time today. Should make for an exciting day. Here’s a couple things I’m watching for. – The obvious ones. We know the team is in pads but will there…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 2

The energy and pep were absolutely palpable for the Pittsburgh Steelers during Monday’s practice, the second of training camp. Another gorgeous day of well over 80 degree temperatures, the heat mandated a slower practice pace for the players throughout most of the day.    Outside of the P.U.P. list and…