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Training Camp Diary: Day Fifteen

Day 15! Another hot one but as Mike Tomlin coins it, a “spirited” one. Let’s get into the notes. – Not practicing today: Josh Harris (foot), Ross Ventrone (ankle), Lawrence Timmons (toe), Vince Williams (hamstring), Stephon Tuitt (unknown), Cameron Clear (knee), Cortez Allen (unknown), Steve McLendon (unknown), David Nelson (shoulder),…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Preseason vs. Jaguars

The Pittsburgh Steelers got a mulligan last week by virtue of their extra preseason match in the Hall of Fame game against the Minnesota Vikings. So how did they respond with their second drive off the tee against the Jacksonville Jaguars? Fore! Unfortunately, it was another generous serving of “meh”…


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Mike Mitchell Understands Importance Of Safety Tandem Being In Sync

The Pittsburgh Steelers welcomed back defensive starter Mike Mitchell yesterday, who participated in his first padded practice of training camp working with Shamarko Thomas. The veteran defensive back knows that this time is crucial for the two safeties to come together and work in cohesion with one another, something that…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Fourteen

Home stretch everybody. It makes me sad. Final day is Friday. But let’s focus on the present and leap into today’s notes. – Injury roundup. Josh Harris, Ross Ventrone, Steve McLendon, Lawrence Timmons, Vince Williams, Jordan Zumwalt, and Cameron Clear all failed to practiced today. Ventrone did some cutting and…


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Game Rewind: Steelers vs Jaguars Breakdown

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-21 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return unit. Missing the players between the wedge and front five. Camera angles are always so poor and the lack of returns don’t help. Front five: Anthony Chickillo, Bud Dupree, Arthur Moats, Terence Garvin,…


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Steelers Film Room: Cover 2 Breakdown Versus Jaguars

Much has been made in recent weeks about Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler’s heavy emphasis on running a Cover 2 defense, and with good reason, as the team has clearly been working on the scheme in practice and in preseason games. Friday night revealed that the Steelers safeties still…


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Steelers vs. Jaguars: Morning After Tape Cutups

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their second preseason game 23-21 to the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday night and here are a few of the plays that instantaneously received my attention when I went back through the game a second time. Here’s the firer run by Le’Veon Bell which was a split zone…


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Quick Hits: Steelers Vs Jaguars Winners/Losers

Your winners and losers from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-21 preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. WINNERS:  James Harrison: The 37 year old got his first game action this year after officially joining practice on Tuesday. He responded with a sack, his classic rip move under Luke Joeckel to sack and create a…


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Steelers/Jaguars: Five Matchups To Watch

Five Matchups To Watch will be a weekly series run before each Pittsburgh Steelers game, becoming more in-depth once the regular season is underway. In this piece I’ll highlight several of the better one-on-one or unit battles to watch during the game, but not in the way you’re accustomed to…


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Steelers Vs. Jaguars: Seven Players To Watch Closely Friday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday night and after a lackluster showing in their preseason opener Sunday night in the Hall of Fame, we should see the healthy starters in action early on in this game. Below is a list of seven players that I intend on…



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Steelers Vs Jaguars: What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers play their second preseason game tonight against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They were on the losing end of a 14-3 final score in the Hall of Fame game, but their biggest loss came with the season-ending knee injury suffered by catcher Shaun Suisham. It goes without saying that…


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Marczi 2015 53-Man Roster Prediction: Post-HOF Game

I was late to review the Hall of Fame game thanks to issues getting Game Pass sorted out, so my post-HOF game roster prediction came a bit late as we.. There were a few changes, though only one on offense. A couple of injuries settled certain things. I’ve also finally…


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Ledyard 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post HOF Game

In advance of the Pittsburgh Steelers second preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, I take another crack at predicting the team’s final 53-man roster and their ten man practice squad. Given the added benefit of seeing these players work during 13 training camp practices and one preseason game, I’ve got…


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Kozora 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post HOF Game

With 13 practices and a preseason game in the books, there’s a clearer – though still partly cloudy – picture of who is going to make the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. Here’s my second crack at predicting the roster and practice squad. Offense (23) Quarterback (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski …