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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Player By Player Recap: Defense

By Alex Kozora Brief player-by-player of how each of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the defensive side of the ball throughout training camp and the first preseason game. Nose Tackle Steve McLendon: McLendon is another guy the jury is out on though I like his chances in a league where every defensive player has to be […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Player By Player Recap: Offense

By Alex Kozora Brief player-by-player of how each of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the offensive side of the ball throughout training camp and the first preseason game. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: Not that we were going to learn much more about him but it was another strong camp. A completion percentage that closed in on 70%, […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Shamarko Thomas

Earlier this offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake told reporters that the plan for this season was to try to keep second-year defensive back Shamarko Thomas at his natural position of strong safety. But if he continues to play with the instincts and explosiveness that he showed a week ago against the New […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Fifteen – Thursday

By Alex Kozora Home stretch. The final Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice report from St. Vincent College. Day two of the joint practice with the Buffalo Bills. – By the time I got to camp at around 5:00 for the 5:30 practice, the field was already buzzing. Cody Wallace and Hebron Fangupo were already on the field […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post First Preseason Game Edition

By Alex Kozora My third attempt at projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53 man roster. We’re gaining a little more clarity but for now, some situations are still fluid. Feel free to add in with your input below. Offense (24) Quarterbacks (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski Analysis: I’m nothing if not stubborn. Landry Jones has […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Josh Mauro Hustling

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie undrafted free agent Josh Mauro would seemed to have climbed the depth chart in advance of the team’s preseason matchup against the New York Giants this past Saturday. The Steelers released their first depth chart—meaningless as it might be—a few days in advance of the game, on which Mauro is still listed […]

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Value Of Veteran Steelers S Will Allen Will Be Known In A Few More Weeks

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers looked like they were ready to finally move on from veteran safety Will Allen as he signed in March as an unrestricted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. Allen’s time in Dallas wound up being short, however, and following his release in early October, he found himself back in Pittsburgh […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Fourteen – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first of two joint practices with the Buffalo Bills. – Before we get into anything, oh man, what a whirlwind of a day. Intense practice and it was virtually non-stop for about two hours. It’s why I didn’t tweet as much as usual, especially once the […]

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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post First Preseason Game Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers now having one preseason game in the books, it’s now time for the latest installment of my 53 man roster prediction. If you would like to see my previous version, it is right here. In the comments below, tell me the selections you disagree with and which player makes it instead. How many of […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Brice McCain

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed a number of free agents this season to help replenish their roster, adding some significant pieces such as Mike Mitchell, Cam Thomas, and LeGarrette Blount. Among the more unheralded signings was former Houston Texans nickel back Brice McCain, whom many believed would struggle to make the roster. I include myself among […]

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Steelers vs Giants – Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason opening loss to the New York Giants on Saturday night, beginning with the second half of the game. The Steelers open the half with all third-string personnel aside from the offensive line. David Paulson actually pulls and throws a block. Martavis Bryant may […]

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Steelers vs Giants – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason opening loss to the New York Giants on Saturday night, beginning with the first half of the game. Dick LeBeau brought the blitz early. William Gay blitzes over the left edge and helps hurry a first-down throw. Sean Spence making an instant impact. […]

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Polamalu’s Future Is Bright

By Beth Myncin His hair is insured for a million dollars. During the regular season you can find him flying around the field with no regard for personal safety. He is a future Hall of Famer and one of the best safeties to ever touch the field. I could go on and on about him […]

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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 Garvin, Shaun Suisham, Howard Jones, […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds The wait seemed forever for Pittsburgh Steelers fans to see their team in action once again so there was much anticipation for their 2014 debut performance against the New York Giants. Unfortunately, much like many off-Broadway plays, it opened to mixed reviews. Traditional football wisdom would argue against drawing many conclusions […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants: Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their preseason opener Saturday night to the New York Giants and after one pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to chew on. Fell free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Sean Spence – There’s no […]

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Steelers vs Giants – Second Half Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the second half of their preseason opener with a 13-3 deficit, the only points coming on the opening drive led by Ben Roethlisberger‘s only possession. The New York Giants quickly retaliated with a long touchdown run before tacking on two field goals, with Shaun Suisham going 1-for-2 in that department. Dri Archer once again was […]

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Steelers vs Giants – First Half Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers unveiled their new-look roster for the 2014 season tonight against the New York Giants in the first football game in far too long. There’s a bit of a damper on the proceedings with heralded rookie first-rounder Ryan Shazier out for the game, but nothing can take away the feelgoodness of Sean Spence’s […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants: Five Defensive Players To Watch That Weren’t 2014 Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Steelers will kickoff their 2014 preseason Saturday night against the New York Giants and here are five players on the defensive side of the football that weren’t draft picks this year that we suggest keeping a close eye on during the game. Sean Spence – How can the former third-round draft pick not […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants: What To Watch For By Position Groups

By Alex Kozora We’ve already looked at the rookies. By position, here are some additional individual storylines I’ll be keeping an eye out for while seeing the game live and re-watching it afterwards. Quarterback The team knows what they have in Ben Roethlisberger and Bruce Gradkowski. The only person of interest here is Landry Jones, […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Eleven – Thursday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from day eleven of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. Last one before the first preseason game. – Dri Archer and Brad Wing again walked down together. Along with Howard Jones, they were the first onto the field at 2:32. Someone check Archer and Wing for matching BFF necklaces. – Injury […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Ten – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ tenth day of practice. – Hebron Fangupo was the first player down the stairs at 2:38. In tow were Jawan Jamison, Brad Wing, and Dri Archer, the latter two again walking down together. Fast friends. – Injury roundup although Dave Bryan pretty much has you covered. […]

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Recapping The Steelers First Nine Days Of Training Camp

By Alex Kozora With Tuesday being an off day for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it presented an excellent time to recap stats from 11 on 11 of the last two days while compiling them from the first seven padded practices. We’ll look at some things I was wrong and right about (so far) after. Your stats […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Nine – Monday

By Alex Kozora The final day of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ six straight days of practice at St. Vincent College. My notes from the day. – The odd couple of Brad Wing and Dri Archer were the first to make their way down the stairs at 2:32 PM. A full eight minutes before anyone else appeared. […]

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Steelers CB William Gay Once Again Getting Limited Work At Safety

With starting Pittsburgh Steelers safeties Troy Polamalu (concussed birth certificate) and Mike Mitchell (groin) both sidelined Sunday during practice, cornerback William Gay actually got to take a few reps with the first-team safeties in their absence. This is not the first time such an event has happened as defensive backs coach Carnell Lake has been […]

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Steelers WRs Brown, Bryant Are Young, Tall, And Hungry

When the Pittsburgh Steelers first drafted 6’4” wide receiver Martavis Bryant in the fourth round, it pretty much immediately ignited discussions, particularly in the national media, over whether or not he could seize upon a starting position as a rookie. As the logic went, Bryant could become the big target that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has […]

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