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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Six Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now been at Latrobe for six days and Wednesday was their fourth practice of training camp. As we do everyday, here is your recap of the big events and observations from the day. During lunchtime, linebacker LaMarr Woodley talked about his health as well as his desire to rush the quarterback […]

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Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Says Offense Was Uncomfortable At Times Last Season

There were a few times last year that the Pittsburgh Steelers offense looked like they were not only having communication problems, but an understanding of the play that needed to be execution. The change in verbiage last year might have been the cause of some of those problems, but wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said Wednesday […]

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Audio: Interview With The Sports Animals Of ESPN Radio In Hawaii

Monday evening, my friends Chris Hart and Gary Dickman, the Sports Animals, had me as a guest again on ESPN 850 Radio in Hawaii to talk about the upcoming season for the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as some of the things that have happened early on in training camp. Below is the audio of that […]

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Steelers Backs Topped The League In Pass Protection In 2012

By Matthew Marczi A couple days back, I wrote about the tough road ahead facing rookie running back Le’Veon Bell in terms of living up to the exceptional pass blocking performance turned in by the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs from a season ago. In the article, I mentioned that I had not done a cross-comparison […]

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Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Says 2013 Offense is All About Running The Ball

The Pittsburgh Steelers running game finished 26th in the league last year in rushing yards per game with a 96.1 average and 28th overall in yards per rush with a 3.73 average. They addressed those problems during the offseason by drafting Michigan State running back Le\’Veon Bell in the second-round and made the commitment to […]

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Steelers Training Camp Questions – Can New Receivers Coach Get Young Wideouts To Mann Up

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers selected both Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown in the 2010 NFL Draft, they quickly formed a bond with then-second year wideout Mike Wallace, now with the Miami Dolphins. They dubbed themselves at one point the Bugatti Boys, but truly seized upon the moniker the Young Money Crew. The […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Four Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the fields of Saint Vincent College on Monday for their third training camp practice of the 2013 season. The team wore their pads for the first time on Monday and below is recap of the practice. On Monday, the pads were on and at center stage was the inaugural […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Two Recap

The second day of training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in the books and here is a recap of everything notable that happened throughout the day. The Steelers announced early in the day that they have agreed to a three-year deal with Legendary Entertainment, which just so happens to be run by one […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Not Feeling Pain In Surgically Repaired Knee

During his first training camp press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that while quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still experiencing a little discomfort in the knee that was surgically repaired during the final week of OTA practices; it won\’t prevent him from doing what he needs to do on the practice fields. “He […]

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Matt Spaeth Could See Career-High Usage In Pass Protection This Season

By Matthew Marczi After recently writing about the production in the passing game from the reserve tight ends, a reader mentioned in passing that perhaps one of the reasons that former Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth was brought back this offseason was to supplement right tackle Mike Adams, who has had his weaknesses in […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Ben Roethlisberger Needs To Lead In 2013

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday in a pre training camp interview with Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest that he expects quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to be a leader in 2013. “He needs to be what his teammates need him to be, formally and informally, on the field and off. Not only is he […]

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Tight End Receiving Numbers Behind Heath Miller Historically Lacking For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi It would be quite a challenge to ignore the recent trend around the league of employing two tight ends in the passing game by teams such as the Baltimore Ravens, the New England Patriots, the Indianapolis Colts, and others—including the Cincinnati Bengals after drafting tight end Tyler Eifert. Yet the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Where Did The Year Go? Looking Back At The Questions Facing The Steelers Prior To Training Camp In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, I wrote an article on June 16th that examined ten questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into their season opener against the Denver Broncos, and for the sake of reflection, I decided to revisit those questions to see what answers worked themselves out. This article will be the first installment […]

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NFL Network Analyst Concerned More About Steelers Health And Offense Than Defense

NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp is well known for his jabs at the Pittsburgh Steelers defense being too old and too slow, but fellow analyst Shaun O\’Hara and Donovan McNabb both said that they don\’t buy into that on Thursday. O\’Hara said that age isn\’t a good indicator of success with the Steelers, but instead, […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Had Lowest Red Zone Sack-Interception Per Drop Back Ratio In 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has certainly taken a lot of sacks over the course of his career, and he currently sits ranked 23rd all-time with 344 of them, according to Pro Football Reference. 39 of those career sacks that Roethlisberger has taken have come inside the red zone and when you couple that with […]

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How The Steelers Will Improve In The Turnover Department In 2013

By Jeremy Hritz On July 3rd, ESPN had an article titled “Turnovers were a team problem for Steelers” in which the author made a quick analysis of the Steelers turnover struggles from last season. The defense took the ball away 20 times, which was the eighth fewest in the NFL. Turnovers, though, was as much […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Thinks Defenses Will Figure Out Running Quarterbacks

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was in Dublin, Ireland on Thursday, and he was asked a couple of times by the local media there to give his thoughts on the success last season of the young mobile quarterbacks in the league such as Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers, Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis […]

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Steelers Ben Roethlisberger And Todd Haley Named Most Combustible In 2013

If you have ever listened to Adam Schein over the years, you probably know by now that he has never been overly complementary of the Pittsburgh Steelers, so it should come as no surprise that he listed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley as his top combustible relationship to watch in 2013. Didn\’t […]

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Will The Steelers Use The Backs In The Passing Game Even More In 2013?

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman was asked in a recent Q & A session with fans on steelers.com if he thinks the offense will use the backs more in the passing game in 2013 and here is what he had to say. “I can’t say what we should do as far as the offense, […]

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Steelers Drop In Explosive Receiving Plays Has To Be Made Up By Running Game

Wide receiver Mike Wallace is long gone and gone with him is the 67 explosive plays of 20 yards or more that he accumulated during his four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In an effort to fill the void that was created when Wallace signed with the Miami Dolphins early in the free agent signing […]

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Four Worst-Case Scenarios Steelers Hope To Avoid In 2013

By Jeremy Hritz We have spent much of this offseason discussing the potential for the Pittsburgh Steelers to return to the post-season and to make a deep run towards a seventh championship. And there are many reasons to be optimistic, especially with an influx of young talent in the 2013 draft class in Jarvis Jones, […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Admits Offense Was Uncomfortable With Todd Haley Last Season

It\’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers offense had a tough time adjusting to then-new offensive coordinator Todd Haley last year and this past week running back Isaac Redman admitted as much in an interview on 93.7 The Fan. Redman did, however, say that things are off to a much better start this year. “Yeah, […]

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Kick Return Job Or Bust For Steelers RB LaRod Stephens-Howling

If running back LaRod Stephens-Howling is going to make the Pittsburgh Steelers roster in 2013, he will have to prove to both offensive coordinator Todd Haley and special teams coach Danny Smith that he can be a third down back and a kick returner respectively. “When I came in for my visit, they let me […]

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Breaking Down The Language Barrier Is Key To Steelers Offensive Success

By Matthew Marczi Whether merited or not, there was quite a bit handwringing in the media last offseason over the Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to hire Todd Haley as the team’s offensive coordinator, and subsequently how quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would respond to a coach known for a fiery disposition after seeing his good friend Bruce Arians […]

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How Many Years Does Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Have Left?

By Jeremy Hritz Last week, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had what was described as a minor procedure done on his right knee. This sent a wave of anxiety through Steelers Nation and stirred discussion about Roethlisberger’s remaining time in the NFL. Specifically, on Sirius XM Radio on Ross Tucker’s The Opening Drive, the topic […]

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Todd Haley Says Wide Receivers Don\’t Need Speed To Suceed In Steelers Offense

When wide receiver Mike Wallace signed with the Miami Dolphins this past offseason a lot has been made of the loss of his speed in the Pittsburgh Steelers offense as it relates to the deep passing game. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley was asked about that loss of speed on Tuesday following the first mandatory mini […]

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