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Shamarko Thomas’ Time Running Out In Pittsburgh

Hard worker. Great story. A player you root for. Those are all facts to describe Shamarko Thomas. His future in Pittsburgh, however, is a much more uncertain. Through the first quarter of the season, Thomas has logged four defensive snaps. They all came in Week One when the Steelers tried…


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Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Rams

Your weekly stats of the weird. Injuries aside, not a lot to offer in a sluggish game. – We’ll start with the score, the most eye-popping weird stat in the box score. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ won 12-6, the first game of that score they’ve ever been involved in, win or…


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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs 49ers Notes

My game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers. First Half  – Kick return unit. Front five: Vince Williams, Sean Spence, Ross Ventrone, Terence Garvin, and Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden next right behind them. The wedge included Will Johnson, Matt Spaeth, and Roosevelt Nix with…


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Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs 49ers

This is the same as the old “Numbers crunch” but with a repackaged title to show the emphasis on the more obscure stats from each game. – Antonio Brown’s 195 yards receiving was the sixth most all-time in franchise history. And believe it or not, only the second-highest total in…


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San Francisco 49ers Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and myself will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


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Steelers Communication Woes Unlikely To Repeat In Week 2

It doesn’t take me to tell you communication was one of the biggest issues that loomed over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Thursday night’s loss. The Australians over on The Guardian live blog could have told you something was amiss. Things will get better. And it isn’t just me looking through a…


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Will Allen Debuts As Starter With Mixed Results

When all was said and done, veteran defensive back Will Allen was called upon to start the season opener for the Pittsburgh Steelers in a role that he often found himself in spelling strong safety Troy Polamalu over the course of the past several years. While it was a move…


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Rumors Of Lineup Changes In Secondary To Be Determined Tonight

When the Pittsburgh Steelers defense takes the field tonight, we are still not entirely certain just what we will be seeing. This is not in reference to the variety of new looks the defense will be presenting under new defensive coordinator Keith Butler, who has installed a number of notable…


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Clock Is Ticking On Extension Between Steelers, Kelvin Beachum

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to kick off the regular season tomorrow night in Foxboro against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, so you know what that means. Time is running out on the chance of the Steelers working out an extension with left tackle Kelvin Beachum, or…


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Roethlisberger, Heyward, Gay, Golden Voted Steelers Captains For 2015

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced their captains for the upcoming 2015 season and the choices aren’t overly surprising. The #Steelers announced the 2015 captains this morning: OFF – B. Roethlisberger; DEF – C. Heyward, W. Gay; ST – R. Golden. — Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) September 6, 2015 Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger,…


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Ian Wild Embodying Concept Of ‘The More You Can Do’

It’s likely not very often that a player, undrafted as a rookie, makes his first NFL roster three years after the fact, but that is what safety Ian Wild is attempting to do with the Pittsburgh Steelers this summer. And he’s taking every step possible to maximize his value, which…


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Mike Mitchell Understands Importance Of Safety Tandem Being In Sync

The Pittsburgh Steelers welcomed back defensive starter Mike Mitchell yesterday, who participated in his first padded practice of training camp working with Shamarko Thomas. The veteran defensive back knows that this time is crucial for the two safeties to come together and work in cohesion with one another, something that…


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Steelers Vs. Jaguars: Seven Players To Watch Closely Friday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday night and after a lackluster showing in their preseason opener Sunday night in the Hall of Fame, we should see the healthy starters in action early on in this game. Below is a list of seven players that I intend on…



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Rebuilding A Champion: Will Allen A Stabilizing Force At Safety

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a…