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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game Three vs. Panthers

By Michael K. Reynolds Before the bright lights of Sunday’s nationally broadcast game against the Carolina Panthers, the young and heavily remodeled Pittsburgh Steelers might have given the league and their fans a glimpse into a fabulous future. No. The defense wasn’t perfect and Carolina’s offense isn’t exactly explosive. But this was a dominating running […]

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Steelers Play Justin Brown Over Lance Moore Despite Veteran’s Return

The Pittsburgh Steelers gained the services of free agent wide receiver Lance Moore last night for the first time in four weeks after the veteran missed the first two games of the regular season, in addition to the final two games of the preseason. Yet they certainly didn’t make liberal use of him against the […]

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Report: Steelers OC Todd Haley Missed Team Flight To Baltimore Last Wednesday

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley missed the team’s flight to Baltimore last Wednesday. Haley, who reportedly was late for the flight after getting stuck in traffic, called ahead and said he would just ride with his wife to Baltimore for the Thursday night game against the […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. First Half – Kick return unit: The frontline from left to right by the return team’s perspective. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Arthur Moats, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. The following pairing of Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth with […]

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Early Points From Steelers Offense Will Be Best Defense In 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense has undergone quite a transformation over the course of the last three years as both newer and younger players have been added. That transformation, however, hasn’t gone smoothly and while I believe that the defense will only get better moving forward, it’s not going to happen by leaps and bounds this […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Darrius Heyward-Bey Blocking

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t use Darrius Heyward-Bey often in last week’s games, though he did manage to log 16 snaps between the two. He played nine snaps on Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens, the majority of which came toward the end of the first quarter and into the second quarter of the game. Of […]

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WR Runs Prove Effective For Steelers Offense

When it came to the ground game, the Pittsburgh Steelers remained fairly traditional in attacking the Cleveland Browns’ front seven in the season opener. Even on Dri Archer’s one carry of the game, there was little trickery involved, with a simple toss on an inside zone run that went for four yards. Excluding a couple […]

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FB/TE Will Johnson Struggling To Get On The Field

One of the big story lines during spring practices and training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers, at least to me, was the coaching staff’s decision to use fullback Will Johnson as a tight end, having him attend tight end meetings and work with the group during practice. The idea was that the Steelers would be […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Further evidence to support the Steve McLendon Is a Nose Tackle support group. On the first play of the half, he beat center Jeremy Zuttah to put pressure on Joe Flacco, forcing him to […]

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Steelers Offense Has Been Going To 11 A Lot So Far In 2014

Despite having three tight ends and one fullback on the roster, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley can’t be accused of using too many two tight end sets or sets that include a fullback being lined up in the backfield so far through the first two games of the 2014 season. Haley has gone heavy […]

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Steelers Offensive Identity Not So Apparent After Last Six Quarters

At one point in the first half of the season opener, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense led three consecutive touchdown drives, bookmarked by two field goal drives. Since the first half against the Cleveland Browns, that same offense, with the same personnel, has only managed a field goal per 30 minutes. That’s not going to cut […]

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Steelers vs Browns Film Review: Offensive Formations

When Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley talked about not letting too much out of the bag during the preseason, he wasn’t joking. Just taking a look at the variety of personnel packages that they used in the season opener will give an indication of that. One interesting thing to note is just how frequently […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Has Shot At 22-Year-Old Franchise Record Thursday Night

Had Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell registered just 13 more yards of offense in the Sunday win over the Cleveland Browns he would have set a franchise record for total yards from scrimmage in a Week 1 game. Instead, his 197 total yards was only good for second all-time behind the 209 yards that […]

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Steelers vs Browns – What To Watch For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers open up their regular season schedule later today against the division rival Cleveland Browns. The team went 1-3 during the preseason schedule, with the one victory coming courtesy of three linebackers that are not on the 53-man roster. The Steelers have added and subtracted a number of parts on both sides of […]

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Three Major Sidebar Questions To Be Answered During Steelers 2014 Season

By Michael K. Reynolds There are obvious questions to be decided in the upcoming months, chief among them being—“Will the Pittsburgh Steelers return to top tier status?” But here are three other key answers that the 2014-15 season will provide: Is Ben Roethlisberger a Hall of Fame Quarterback? This question posed in Pittsburgh will be […]

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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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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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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers RB Dri Archer

By Tony DelSignore Jr. On the first offensive drive of the preseason opener against the New York Giants, the Pittsburgh Steelers lined up in a five wide receiver set. In the slot to the left side of the formation was rookie “offensive weapon” Dri Archer. Ben Roethlisberger stood in the shotgun, took the snap and […]

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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 TE Heath Miller Believes Teams Will Now Pay Attention To RB Dri Archer

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer only played five snaps in the preseason opener Saturday night against the New York Giants, but he certainly made the most of them. Archer’s 46-yard explosive play on the Steelers opening drive impressed several of his teammates and that includes the normally subdued veteran tight end Heath Miller. “I […]

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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 Film Room: RB Dri Archer 46 Yard Reception Against Giants

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their preseason opener Saturday night to the New York Giants, but not only did they give us glimpse of how they intend on using rookie running back Dri Archer this season early on in the contest, they also gave the Cleveland Browns something they will need to prepare for in the […]

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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 Training Camp Practice Report: Day Seven – Saturday

By Alex Kozora My notes from day seven of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp at St. Vincent College. – We’ll go through my notes from drills and then hop into the 11 on 11 to finish out today’s observations. – A good chunk of the offensive lineman were the first onto the field. Maurkice Pouncey, Cody […]

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Even With Quicker Passes, Ramon Foster Knows Never To Stop Blocking For Big Ben

The offensive game plan has certainly undergone some changes, not to mention personnel, since the Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a woeful 0-4 start of the season a year ago. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley was forced to adapt, improvise, and make concessions just to help the team start climbing out of the hole that they […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Five – Thursday

By Alex Kozora My observations from day five of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. – As usual, we’ll start with the injury front. Lot to talk about today, unfortunately. Three tight ends were missing today: Rob Blanchflower (left ankle), Michael Palmer (unknown), and Matt Spaeth (unknown). A fourth, Eric Waters, was injured in practice with […]

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