Ryan Shazier

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Season Of Change: Fingers Crossed For Stability At ILB

Over the course of the past couple of years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone an uncommon amount of change, which could have been largely correlated with the fact that the team had finished 8-8 in consecutive seasons while failing to advance to the postseason. In deference to general manager Kevin…



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Steelers Film Room: Ryan Shazier Vs Run

There will be several Pittsburgh Steelers under the microscope in 2015, particularly on the defensive side of the football. Ryan Shazier is among that group, a rookie year marred by injury that never let us fully see the type of player he could become. Like any second year player, you’re…




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Season Of Change: Rookie Expectations Level Off

Over the course of the past couple of years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone an uncommon amount of change, which could have been largely correlated with the fact that the team had finished 8-8 in consecutive seasons while failing to advance to the postseason. In deference to general manager Kevin…


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Two Weeks Until Training Camp: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you. Two weeks from today, the Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe for training camp and hopefully that time flies by quickly. Before you know it, the team will be playing their first preseason game and that will be against the Minnesota Vikings in Canton,…


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Steelers 2015 Defense More Of An Uncertainty Than A Weakness

If you were to poll NFL writers and ask them to describe the Pittsburgh Steelers biggest weakness, my guess is most of them would break down some aspect of the team’s defense heading into the 2015 season. Maybe the team’s biggest flaw is a secondary that just saw longtime stalwarts…


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Previewing The AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers

As training camp fast approaches, I’ve decided to break down the current state of the AFC North heading into the 2015 NFL preseason. A comprehensive Pittsburgh Steelers breakdown is on the slate for today, although I’ll likely revisit the team once the 53-man roster begins to take shape. The Steelers…



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Breaking Down The Roster By Draft Class Under Mike Tomlin

Yesterday we took a look back at the inaugural draft class of head coach Mike Tomlin during his tenure as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Entering his ninth season, he has now gone through the draft process nine times, and he still has three players from that 2007…



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Steelers All-22: Utilizing Ryan Shazier’s Strengths, Minimizing Weaknesses

Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 first round draftee Ryan Shazier had high expectations heading into last season, but injuries and rookie mistakes marred his initial NFL campaign. Shazier himself has referred to the past year as “kinda disappointing”, but an examination of his tape tells a more detailed story. Today we’ll review…


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2015 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Depth Chart Update: Inside Linebacker

The Pittsburgh Steelers have recently concluded their offseason schedule, complete with nine OTA practices and the three-day minicamp, and are currently off for about five weeks before they re-emerge in Latrobe for the start of training camp. Not much is expected to happen between now and then as far as…


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On What It Means To Be Injury-Prone, And How To Fix It

The term “injury-prone” tends to get thrown around often—perhaps more often than it should—whenever the topic of discussion is players who have suffered multiple injuries in their careers. The term has come to be a pejorative, and is used in that fashion, often hastily, to portray a player in a…