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2015 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post First Preseason Game

With the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game now in the books, it’s time for another 53 man roster prediction. Injuries have dictated that I make a few changes this time around and in case you missed it, here is my pre training camp stab at the final roster. Feel free…


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Steelers vs Vikings First Half Notes And Observations

After a couple of days’ delay, I’ve finally sorted things out with my Game Pass subscription and have gotten the opportunity to go through the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hall of Game 14-3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of…


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Second-Year Jump On Display In Hall Of Fame Game

It doesn’t seem to be very often that we get a clear definitive look at what the second-year jump is all about, but I think we saw that on display for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night, particularly with respect to the performances of Ryan Shazier and Stephon Tuitt versus…


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Steelers Training Camp Diary: Day Twelve

Welcome back to your training camp report. Been a few days since we’ve written one of these? So let’s not waste time and jump right in. – Injury front. Lot of guys back working today. Shamarko Thomas, DeAngelo Williams, Ramon Foster, Martavis Bryant, Jarvis Jones, James Harrison, and Cortez Allen…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 12 – Tuesday

Probably the most sparsely populated fan presence we’ve seen at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp this year, but that did nothing to temper the enthusiasm of the players on the field. With several players returning to action in full pads and James Harrison making his training camp debut, there was a…


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Game Rewind: Steelers vs Vikings Breakdown

We’ll continue to write about specific moments and players throughout the week but as I did last year, here’s my overall game notes after re-watching it. Let’s dive in. – I was able to identify most of the first team kick return unit. The front five: Anthony Chickillo, Bud Dupree,…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Preseason vs. Vikings

Steelers Nation overran Canton, Ohio to honor a Hall of Fame “Bus” and to celebrate the launch of a season full of high expectations. The new year couldn’t start soon enough for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After last year’s disappointing Wildcard departure against the rival Baltimore Ravens coupled with the deflating…


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Quick Hits: Steelers vs Vikings Winners/Losers

Game one of the preseason is in the books. While this list of winners and losers needs to be prefaced by the fact this is all based on a live observation, and no tape, there are players that stick out in each area. Keep the perspective that this is one…


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Steelers Vs Vikings: Ten Questions

Couldn’t fall asleep last night until about 1:30 a.m., then woke up around 6 a.m. and couldn’t fall back asleep. Been like that for several days now. I’m not an insomniac, I don’t have night terrors or really dreams at all, and my wife is about as quiet a sleeper…


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Steelers vs Vikings – Who To Watch For

It’s been many months since the Pittsburgh Steelers last played a football game, but that changes tonight as the NFL kicks off the season with the annual Hall of Fame game. Fresh off the induction ceremonies, which included Steelers great Jerome Bettis, the winningest franchise of the modern era renews…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Eleven

Welcome to Day Eleven. Last day of practice before the team’s Hall of Fame game. As I tweeted, and maybe mentioned in yesterday’s report, we’re to the point where you learn less about the players in practice. It’s really just about seeing guys compete. You know their overall skillset. Game…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Ten

Day Ten of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp is in the books. Still fun to watch practice but this was easily the least intense one since the team put on the pads. By my count, not including the waived/injured Rob Blanchflower or the three PUP guys, 16 players held out…


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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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Jordan Zumwalt Needs To Show He Belongs

When the Pittsburgh Steelers first drafted Jordan Zumwalt, he came in with a decent amount of expectation for a player drafted in the sixth round. He was coming into an uncertain situation at linebacker and was fully expected to compete to provide valuable depth. After spending his rookie season on…