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Steelers Vs. Bills Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 19-16 victory against the Buffalo Bills. First Half – Like last week, going to run through the special teams’ units at once. Harder to see them this week due to poorer camera angles and so many kicks out of the end zone, but it’s as complete […]

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Steelers vs Bills – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are some of my notes and observations from having reviewed the tape of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. I thought that Terence Garvin took a poor angle on the opening kickoff. With two other defenders near him, both to the right of the returner, he […]

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Steelers Vs. Bills: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds What conclusions can be drawn from merely the second preseason game of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers? Nothing you say? It’s much too early. Chill out. Rubble…rubble…rubble. Nonsense. Much has already been etched in stone…well at least firmly penciled in. Here are some rapid fire conclusions that can be surmised following the […]

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Steelers vs Bills First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

Tonight, we are experimenting with some live blogging of the game. Please refresh frequently to get the latest updates on the game. The second half will have its own thread. The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to score an offensive touchdown in their preseason opener a week ago against the New York Giants. They will be looking to change […]

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The Only Question That Matters This Preseason

By Michael K. Reynolds Are they better or are they worse? This critical question asked of the Pittsburgh Steelers should be well on its way to being answered by the end of the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. Already in 2014, the team has completed free agency, the draft, mini-camps and training camp at […]

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Steelers vs Bills – What I’m Watching For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to take on the Buffalo Bills, with whom they’ve gotten intimately familiar over two days of practice, later today in their second preseason game. Before we get there, here are some of the things that I will be focusing on in game two in response what we’ve previously seen on […]

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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 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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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Daniel McCullers

Even with starting nose tackle Steve McLendon missing the preseason opener against the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers still took third-team reps at the position behind Cam Thomas and Hebron Fangupo. He did play significantly more than Fangupo, however, who figures to be his primary competition in terms of winning […]

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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 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 Training Camp Practice Report: Day Twelve – Monday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers first day back at training camp following Saturday’s game. – Cody Wallace, Kelvin Beachum, and Chris Hubbard were the first players onto the field at 2:37 today. – Dri Archer and Brad Wing did not walk onto the field together. I hope they didn’t have a […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Spaeth, Mitchell Both Expected Back Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Monday training camp practice and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury report. Tomlin said that while rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee/leg) did return to practice Monday, he was limited in his participation. Safety Mike Mitchell (undisclosed) and tight end Matt Spaeth (undisclosed) also sat out […]

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Steelers Shazier, McLendon, Heyward-Bey All Back In Pads Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are back practicing at Saint Vincent College Monday and already we have good news to pass along on the injury front. According to Alex Kozora, rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee/leg) is back in pads Monday after being sidelined for a week because of a knee or leg injury. It’s unknown whether or […]

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Steelers Wind Down 2014 Training Camp This Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers will return to the practice fields of Saint Vincent College to Monday to start putting the final touches on their 2014 training camp. Following their Saturday night loss to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, the Steelers will have four straight practices this week before wrapping up camp on Friday. Their […]

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Steelers Shazier, Palmer, McLendon, Heyward-Bey To Sit Out Giants Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open up their 2014 preseason Saturday night against the New York Giants and they will do so without their first-round draft pick in pads. Rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, who has missed the last several practices with what several believe is a knee injury, will not play Saturday night against the […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants: What To Watch For With The Rookie Class

By Alex Kozora The Pittsburgh Steelers’ first preseason game is just hours away. The storylines are too numerous to list in just one article to pay attention to but obviously, this is the first chance for the Steelers’ rookie class to compete in a stadium. A look of what I hope to see out of […]

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Steelers Versus Giants – What I’m Watching For On Defense

It’s been more than half a year since the Pittsburgh Steelers played a game of football, but that changes tonight against the New York Giants. The team has undergone a lot of changes since the end of the 2013 season, so here are some of the things I will be curious to see when it […]

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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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Daniel McCullers Can Help His Cause By Raising His Hand

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers may appear to be ahead of schedule in comparison to what could be reasonably projected early on, based on his draft position and his college tape, which does wonders to explain why he fell to the sixth round in May despite his eye-catching measurements. But to say that […]

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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 McLendon, Shazier, Foster All Sidelined Again Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday practice is now underway and several players are once again sitting out. Linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee), nose tackle Steve McLendon (concussion), defensive end Cameron Heyward (unknown), wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion), tackle Ramon Foster (unknown), wide receiver Antonio Brown and safety Troy Polamalu (unknown) aren’t practice Thursday, according to Alex Kozora. […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Steve McLendon, Ryan Shazier, Jarvis Jones Questionable For Saturday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game of the 2014 season will take place Saturday night against the New York Giants and head coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday during his press conference that he’s not ready to rule out any of the injured players for the game just yet. Tomlin said that he will leave the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Injury Update, Suisham New Contract, Tomlin Presser & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 4 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start this show off by going over the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report. This includes a conversation about why it took so long to find out about the concussion that nose tackle Steve McLendon has been dealing with. After speculation about which players may or […]

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Young D-Linemen Seizing Opportunity Provided By McLendon’s Misfortune

It’s taken several days to learn, but we now finally know that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Steve McLendon has been out of the last four practice sessions while dealing with a concussion. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Mark Kaboly first got the story out of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who is also making his way back from […]

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