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Finding A Kick Returner Requires Looking For One

The Pittsburgh Steelers have never been averse to the idea of having a dedicated returner over the years—particularly recently. Antwaan Randle-El is perhaps the most well-known in this century, a college quarterback turned wide receiver who largely was able to carve out a name for himself as a return specialist,…


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Will Johnson’s Transition Out Of Backfield Began Last Season

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have originally signed Will Johnson as a free agent with an eye toward making him a fullback, the reality is that he had already begun to shift substantially away from that role in 2014 after just two seasons. With the emergence of Roosevelt Nix in…


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Report: Eagles’ Halting Search For Personnel Director

No, this isn’t Philadelphia Eagles’ Depot. But it’s a notable story because as was reported a few days ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Brandon Hunt was interviewed for this job. Now, according to Eagles Scouting Nest, the team will not fill their personnel position until after April’s Draft. The job, according…




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Martavis Bryant Could Be In For More Rushes Next Season

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has certainly had an interesting first two seasons in the league since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. While regarded as physically gifted and possessing rare talents, there was a reason that he lasted all the way to the…


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Top 10 Questions The Steelers Must Answer This Offseason

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season has come to an end, the team has several questions that must be answered over the course of the offseason. Below are my 10 questions that must be answered by the team between now and the start of the 2016 regular season and I…


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Steelers/Broncos X Factor: Todd Haley And Keith Butler

When you think of X-factors for a football game, you usually think of players on the field that could have a significant impact in the game one way or another. Not this week. Heading into Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field in Mile High Stadium, I…


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Steelers Used 4WR Sets To Give Toussaint, Todman Rest

Over the course of the 16-game regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers ran just 13 plays from either 10 or 01 personnel—that is, either one running back or one tight end on the field along with four wide receivers. All but three of those plays came from Week Nine on, after…


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Steelers Film Room: Todd Haley Packaged Plays

I wrote about it briefly in my game notes yesterday and want to touch on it again for a moment today. Before the Cincinnati Bengals’ game, I wondered aloud – and hoped – if Todd Haley would bring back some of his packaged plays. Run pass options that ideally, put…



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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Bengals Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 18-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday night. First Half – Kick return team. Front five: Arthur Moats–Sean Spence–Vince Williams–Terence Garvin–Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden behind. Jesse James/Will Johnson/Matt Spaeth the “wedge” with Fitzgerald Toussaint – sort of surprising considering he was the starting RB…


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Haley Should Bring Back Packaged Plays For Playoff Game

I like what Todd Haley has done and for once, the general consensus has been the same. But there’s one thing I’m hoping, pleading even maybe, to see tonight. It’s his packaged play, his run/pass option, that we have hardly seen from him over the last several weeks. In my…


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Haley On Wheaton: ‘I Think He Has Gained Some Confidence’

After only catching 16 passes for 273 yards in the first 10 games of the 2015 regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton rebounded to catch 28 more ball for 476 yards in the team’s final 6 games with 4 of those receptions being touchdowns. During his weekly Thursday…