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

Offense (24) Quarterback (3) – Ben Roethlisberger, Michael Vick, Landry Jones Analysis: One change. It’s no surprise that the Steelers went out to sign a veteran to replace Bruce Gradkowski. Jones was never going to be the number two this season, so that should not be seen as an indictment…


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Ledyard 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post Packers Game

After several injuries and one unfortunate suspension, I take another shot at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers final 53-man roster. I look forward to watching many of the remaining roster battles get settled up until September 1st or even September 5th, when first and second cuts are, respectively. Offense (23) Quarterbacks…


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2015 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post Third Preseason Game

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have three preseason games behind them, it’s time for another 53 man roster prediction. Due to injuries, signings and a suspension, my latest roster prediction includes several changes and the same goes for my projected practice squad. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts on my selections…


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Kozora 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post Packers Game

My weekly roster prediction update. Unfortunately because of injuries and suspension, this roster is going to look a lot more different than anyone was anticipating. This roster will reflect Martavis Bryant being placed on the reserve/suspended list, and with Maukrice Pouncey already on the IR/to return list. So think of…


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Steelers Defensive Changes Rooted In NFL History

In only three preseason games, Keith Butler has put a distinctive stamp on this Pittsburgh Steelers defense. A much more noticeable degree than anyone, myself included, anticipated. Some of the concepts might seem new to Steelers’ fans, but they’re not new to the league. Nothing is anymore. They’re taught, borrowed, tweaked…


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Steelers Could Be Interested In Reunion With Players Lost Last Season

Under normal circumstances, the fear of losing fringe players either off of waivers or off the practice squad is frequently unjustified, or at least heavily imbalanced against the day-to-day reality of how frequently such things occur. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Steve McLendon is entering his third season as the team’s…


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Steelers Vs Packers First Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Green Bay Packers by the score of 24-21 on Sunday, but they certainly lost more than they gained due to injury. Below are my notes and observations upon review of the first half of the game. I’m sure more than a few noticed that new…


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Steelers Training Camp Recap: Defense

Yesterday, we walked through the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense player-by-player, recapping how each player performed during training camp. Today, we’ll do the same for the defense and punters. Cam Heyward: One of the best at his position, there wasn’t a need to pay attention to Heyward in camp. But it was…


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Marczi 2015 Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction: Post-Jaguars Game

Offense (24) Quarterback (3) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones Analysis: No changes. I’ve been telling you this whole time the Steelers are constitutionally opposed to carrying only two quarterbacks. That was reaffirmed recently. Running backs (3) – DeAngelo Williams, Dri Archer, Josh Harris Analysis: No changes. There’s no…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Eighteen

The last one. I promised myself I wouldn’t cry. I also might have had my fingers crossed when I said that.. – It was a low-key practice. Looked like the team had the option to practice in shorts, most choosing to don them instead of the pants with thigh pads….


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2015 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post Second Preseason Game

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have another preseason game behind them, it’s time for another 53 man roster prediction. This time around my prediction hasn’t changed much as I only felt it necessary to make one adjustment on my 53 and two more on my practice squad. Feel free to chime in…


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Kozora 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post Jaguars Game

As Dave Bryan, Jon Ledyard, and Matthew Marczi will do, I’ll update my Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster predictions. As we’ve written about, there aren’t many camp battles left for the 53. This roster won’t change a ton the rest of the way. But there are always slight variations in…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Seventeen

Welcome to Day Seventeen. Tomorrow the last one. We’ll save the tears for then, ok? Your daily report. – Injury roundup. C.J. Goodwin (unknown), David Nelson (left shoulder), Josh Harris (foot), Vince Williams (hamstring), Lawrence Timmons (toe), Cortez Allen (unknown), and Cameron Clear (right knee) were all out with injuries….


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Steelers Training Camp Stock Report: Day 16

Welcome to Fight Club, otherwise known as Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Practice #16 of 18, where the players have gone stir-crazy and cabin fever is looming over the team heading into their final two practices. Today was absolutely the wildest, weirdest day of camp with a lot of short tempers…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Sixteen

Final three days. Day Sixteen and I’ll tell ya what, today was a weird one. We’ll cover it throughout the post but with the rain, new plays, quarterbacks getting hit in the eye, and fights, this day had it all. – Injury roundup. Vince Williams, Lawrence Timmons, Josh Harris, David…