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Steelers Film Room: Path To Success In 2014 – Three Defensive Concepts

By Alex Kozora With training camp just hours away from beginning and games soon to follow, there will be hours of film to pour over, picking out concepts and explaining why they did or didn’t work. As a preview, we’ll pick apart three concepts from each side of the ball that could be used most […]

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Numbers Crunch: Turning The Secondary Up To 11

When looking back at the roster during the 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one thing that sticks out to me is just how little turnover there is in the secondary. I say this with the awareness of the glaring caveat of longtime starting free safety Ryan Clark being replaced with the rare significant free […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 16 Versus Packers

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. There are roughly a million candidates […]

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Season Of Change – Sub-Package Strategy

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 14 Versus Dolphins

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Week 14 was the final loss […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 13 Versus Ravens

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today’s edition brings you Week 13 […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 12 Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers’ winning streak continues in […]

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NFL’s Top 100 Players List Lacking In Steelers Linebackers

The NFL Network concluded its Top 100 Players of 2014 list last night, a list of the best players in the league, purportedly as voted on by their peers. The list is certainly far from scientific and holds little weight, but the final results do bare out a present concern for the Pittsburgh Steelers. While […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Takes To Twitter For Some World Cup Trolling

Germany denied Brazil a chance to win a record sixth World Cup title on Tuesday as they blew them out by the score of 7-1. During the second half of the match, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu could resist the opportunity to do a little trolling on Twitter. “Looks like we’ll still be the only […]

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Season Of Change – Extending A Bridge To The Past

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 9 Versus Patriots

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Another sequence, another loss. Perhaps the […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Safety

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a need should arise for further […]

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Larry Foote Still Has Love For Pittsburgh, And His Buckeye Replacement

Larry Foote once left the Pittsburgh Steelers voluntarily, having become all too aware that he would soon be demoted to make room for third-year linebacker Lawrence Timmons in the starting lineup. He asked for his released and signed on with his hometown Detroit Lions for a season before realizing that he would rather be a […]

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Pete Prisco Believes Steelers Lacked Great Receivers Last Season

On Wednesday, Pete Prisco if CBS Sports released his Top 100 players of 2014 list and just like the version put out by the NFL Network this year, it includes only three Pittsburgh Steelers players on it. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is the highest rated Steelers player on Prisco’s list and here is what he wrote […]

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Ike Taylor Knows Why It Was Him, Even If He Doesn’t Like It

As we covered yesterday, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor talked publicly for the first time about his misgivings about the organization that he’s been with his entire career asking him to take a pay cut early this offseason. The 12th-year veteran was scheduled to earn a base salary of $7 million in 2014, the final […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Safeties, 2013 Rushing Results & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 115 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open this show by talking about Pittsburgh Steelers safeties Troy Polamalu and Shamarko Thomas training together out in California. This leads to us talking about what we expect out of Thomas during his second season in addition to having […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 3 Versus Bears

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Continuing in the series, the Week […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 1 Versus Titans

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Starting in order, with the […]

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Steelers Learning Lessons From Second Half Surge Last Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had more than their fair share of years recently that could be divided just about right down the middle between good and bad. This started in 2009, when they once again got off to a 6-2 start. But injuries to key players such as Troy Polamalu and Aaron Smith, and a […]

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Heath Miller Listed Among “Veterans To Appreciate” This Season

As fans of certain teams, it’s natural for people to become drawn by specific players through success, longevity, charity work, personality, and a litany of other reasons. We buy their jerseys, we collect their autographs and assorted memorabilia, but most of all, we follow them throughout their career—even if they change teams. This is common […]

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Steelers Safeties Troy Polamalu, Shamarko Thomas Training Together In California

While he might not ever start a game in 2014, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year safety Shamarko Thomas is expected to make a ton of progress this season. The Syracuse product knows it and he’s trying to absorb as much as he can from starter Troy Polamalu, the player he will likely succeed as early as 2015. […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Dimes, Quarters, And Assorted Change

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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LeBeau, Steelers Turn Eyes Forward On Defense

For an organization so intrinsically built upon and invested in its tradition, the Pittsburgh Steelers are facing a hard reality after suffering two consecutive non-winning seasons for the first time in over a decade. Not the simple reality that they haven’t been able to live up to their own standards in recent years, but rather […]

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Six Positive Takeaways From The Steelers 2014 Offseason Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not wrapped up their 2014 offseason program and while not a lot of stock can be put into practices that include players only wearing helmets and shorts, there quite a few positive things to take away from the four weeks of work. Here are six main positives to come out of […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Ranked No. 31 On NFL Network’s Top 100 Players Of 2014

Despite a second straight 8-8 season, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger managed to jump 30 spots in the meaningless NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2014. Roethlisberger, who ranked 31st overall this year, is just the second Steelers player ranked in the top 100 this year as safety Troy Polamalu made the list at 61st […]

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Steelers Sub-Packages Should See Improvement

Yesterday, ESPN’s John Clayton took a look at how players in sub-packages are beginning to command more respect by front offices, even if many of them are not technically starters, and thus are getting paid more. Of course, the fact that teams are employing sub-packages more and more frequently has a lot to do with […]

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