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What Can They Do?

By Matthew Marczi Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers have finally come up on the positive end once again after soundly defeating the Buffalo Bills yesterday, the team still sits at 3-6, and no doubt many, including the professional sports writers around the country, can’t get the taste out of their mouths from some of the […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Raiders

By Alex Kozora The weekly breakdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Starting kick coverage in no particular order. Terence Garvin, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Will Johnson, Stevenson Sylvester, Jarvis Jones, Will Allen, Antwon Blake, Cortez Allen, and William Gay. – On kick returns. Garvin, […]

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Spare Change Sub-Packages Continue To Gain Prominence

By Matthew Marczi Partially ignited by the injury to inside linebacker Larry Foote, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has acquiesced to the wishes of his free safety, Ryan Clark, by re-introducing the quarter sub-package into the defensive game plan, beginning with Robert Golden and Shamarko Thomas as the extra defensive backs. Now that Cortez […]

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Steelers Waive S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith From Injured Reserve

According to the Tuesday NFL transactions release, the Pittsburgh Steelers have waived safety Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith from their reserve/injured list. Cromartie-Smith was waived injured last week with a hip injury suffered in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings in order to make room for veteran safety Will Allen, who had been recently released from the Dallas […]

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S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith On Steelers Injured Reserve After Clearing Waivers

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived safety Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith injured on Thursday and he is now on their injured reserve list after clearing waivers. Cromartie-Smith, who was originally signed by the Steelers in 2010 as an undrafted free agent out of Texas-El Paso, suffered a hip flexor injury a few weeks ago in the loss to the […]

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Steelers Versus Jets Week 6 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New York Jets Sunday at MetLife Stadium and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Landry Jones – No surprises here. Jones remains an inactive for the […]

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Could Special Teams Have Played A Role In Kion Wilson’s Release

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers quickly realized that they were better-served turning the inside linebacker spot over to rookie Vince Williams, the primary responsibility for Kion Wilson once again shifted back to special teams, which is what got him a spot on the active roster in the first place. Earlier this week, the […]

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Steelers Addition Of Sylvester And Allen Is Indeed A Message, Just Not The One Most Think It Is

The Pittsburgh Steelers are obviously trying to send a message with the signing of linebacker Stevenson Sylvester and safety Will Allen to the roster this week, but that message is not the one several are trying to portray it as being. The message is that they need healthy, experienced bodies that can play on special […]

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Steelers Bring Back Veteran S Will Allen; Waive Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith Injured

Another day and another familiar face has returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers as Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports safety Will Allen has agreed to terms. Allen was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday after starting the first two games of the season for them. In order to make room for Allen on […]

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Report: Recently Released S Will Allen Spotted Wednesday At Steelers Facility

Color me a bit shocked. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, safety Will Allen was spotted at the Pittsburgh Steelers facility on Wednesday just one day after he was released by the Dallas Cowboys. The Steelers had a chance to re-sign Allen during the offseason, but chose not to and the veteran safety […]

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Cowboys Have Released Former Steelers S Will Allen

Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen was released Tuesday by the Dallas Cowboys after playing just 170 snaps in the first five games of the 2013 season. Cowboys release S Will Allen. From starter to out in five weeks. — Todd Archer (@toddarcher) October 8, 2013 Allen, who signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys […]

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Checking In On The Players The Steelers Parted Ways With This Past Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to let several of their unrestricted free agents walk this past offseason and they parted ways with a few other veterans under contract in addition. Here is a quick look at how their former players have done so far this season as week five comes to a close Monday night. Rashard […]

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Troy Polamalu Fits The Bill Health-Wise According To Mike Tomlin

So far, so good for Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who looks as though he might finally have the calf problem that has plagued him for the last four seasons behind him. Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked Tuesday during his press conference if this year’s version of Polamalu looks better than he has in […]

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Versatile Safeties May Open Up A Roster Spot For Steelers At Another Position

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2013 season with untested depth at the safety position after both primary reserves—Ryan Mundy and Will Allen—departed in free agency this spring. Of the three primary candidates to apprentice behind the starters this season, only second-year player Robert Golden has in-game regular season experience on defense. Golden, […]

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Steelers Black Cat Still Has Time And Lives Left

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Terry Hawthorne returned to the practice field on Monday in a limited fashion as he looks to work his way back into contention for a spot on the 53 man roster as training camp slowly begins to wind down. While camp might be ending soon, there are still three preseason games […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Says He Feels \”Great\” Right Now

Prior to having off on Monday, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu missed the previous two practices with what head coach Mike Tomlin called a “contusion to the birth certificate.” While it is unknown if that contusion has healed enough for him to resume practice when the team returns to the practice fields later today, it […]

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2013 Steelers Have Their Share Of Depth Issues Heading Into Training Camp

Every team in the NFL is faced with depth issues and the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers certainly have their share of them. Below are four positions that the Steelers lack serious depth at as the team prepares to report to Latrobe for training camp later this week. Inside Linebacker – For a second season in a […]

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Danny Smith Says Steelers Special Teams Unit Will Master Kick Coverage Skills

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin tried to hire new special teams coach Danny Smith away from the Washington Redskins three years ago, but the Redskins wouldn\’t allow that to that happen. Now that Smith is back home in Pittsburgh, he fully understands that his stay could be short if his units do not perform […]

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Steelers Rookies Tasked With Turning Around Special Teams In 2013

In 2012, the Pittsburgh Steelers “true” rookies combined to play 966 snaps on either offense or defense and in 2011, that number came in at 1,398 snaps. It\’s a known fact that Steelers rookies on the defensive side of the ball are lucky to see any playing time during their first season, so because of […]

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Steelers LB Larry Foote Says Young Linebackers Must Dominate Special Teams In 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will need contributions from several of their young linebackers this upcoming season after losing yet another starter this past offseason in the form of James Harrison, who was released back in early March. Veteran inside linebacker Larry Foote, who just so happened to turn 33 on Wednesday, talked about the roles the […]

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Speculating The Steelers 2014 Compensatory Draft Picks Post June 1st

A reader emailed me on Thursday and asked what I thought the Pittsburgh Steelers might possibly receive in the form compensatory draft picks next offseason due to all the losses that they had this offseason. In order to venture a guess at this, you first have to look at the contracts signed by each and […]

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No Snaps At Safety Position Thus Far In OTA Practices For Steelers CB William Gay

During the 2013 NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake said that while cornerback William Gay could play some safety in case of emergency; it\’s not something that he really envisions happening, as the Louisville product just isn\’t built for the position. “In the past William has played some safety,” said Lake back […]

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Steelers Set To Open First OTA Session Of 2013 Minus 15 Players From 2012

Change is inevitable in the NFL as there is turnover on rosters each and every year. When the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA of the 2013 off-season gets underway on Tuesday, they will be short 15 players from last season. Of those 15 players, seven of them were perceived as starters with the offense losing four […]

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Several Things To Look For During The Steelers First OTA Session Of 2013

The first OTA session of the 2013 off-season for the Pittsburgh Steelers will get underway on Tuesday, and while we aren\’t likely to learn a lot from it, there will be a few things I will be looking for specifically in the reports from the media. Tackle Sides – Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was […]

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Brian Billick Ranks Steelers 19th Overall In Post Draft Power Rankings

Former Baltimore Ravens head coach, and current Fox Sports analyst, Brian Billick released his 2013 post draft NFL power rankings on Tuesday and he ranked the Pittsburgh Steelers, 19th overall and third of the four AFC North teams. Here is what Billick wrote about the Steelers: Just like the Ravens, the Steelers have had their […]

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Steelers Robert Golden Looks Right Now To Be The First \”Next Man Up\” At The Safety Position

The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed two of the five safeties that they had on their roster last season to walk off uncontested via free agency this offseason, as Will Allen signed with the Dallas Cowboys and Ryan Mundy signed with the New York Giants. The exodus of those two players left the Steelers with second year […]

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