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Will Johnson’s Dual Role Should Affect How Tight End Depth Chart Is Built

As we’ve talked about before, the Pittsburgh Steelers have moved fullback Will Johnson to the tight ends group in a move that brought a glimmer to the eye of former team offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. They did so in an effort to give the soft-handed “h-back”, as he called himself yesterday, more opportunities on the […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Two – Sunday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from a rain-shortened day two of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. Before I begin, some good news. A friend from out of town was gracious enough to give me a ride to camp tomorrow so I will be there.  So you’ll have to thank him for making tomorrow’s notes, the first […]

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Marczi: 53-Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

Now that training camp has finally begun and we’re starting to get a clearer picture of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s time to take another crack at predicting the 53-man roster. These predictions are based on the accumulation of data through the offseason, of course, and are not just based on what was seen and […]

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Will Johnson Adjusting To New Role In The Offense

Throughout the duration of the down time between minicamp and training camp, I spent a lot of time examining some of the changes that the Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone or have continued to undergo over the course of this offseason. In some cases, it’s a particular player being asked to take on a new task, […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day One – Saturday

By Alex Kozora My practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers first training camp practice of 2014. Lot to take in and I clearly don’t have all the answers yet – not that anyone does anyway – but my observations from day one. – Ryan Shazier was the second player on the field, roughly a half […]

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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to Latrobe for training camp on Friday, it’s now time for the latest installment of my 53 man roster prediction. If you would like to see my previous version, it is right here. In the comments below, tell me the selections you disagree with and which player makes it instead. […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

By Alex Kozora My second crack at projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster. Something I’m sure we can all look back at and make fun of in a few weeks. If you listened to me on The Terrible Podcast, you already know my roster. Feel free to agree or disagree in the comments below. Couple […]

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Will Three Running Backs Be Enough For The Steelers In 2014?

When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Dri Archer in the third-round of the 2014 NFL Draft, they acquired a player with the ability to not only play running back, but wide receiver as well. While Archer’s position flexibility could give the Steelers some flexibility when it comes to the two position groups when finalizing their 53 […]

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Keith Butler Sees Terence Garvin As The New Stevenson Sylvester

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler thinks that second-year former undrafted free agent Terence Garvin has a future as a starter in this league. That is what he said to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider earlier this summer prior to the month-long break leading up to training camp. The veteran position coach seemed effusive […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 11 Versus Lions

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. Arguably the victory that gave Steelers’ […]

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Unique Skill Sets Present A Unique Dilemma

The Jimmy Graham arbitration and subsequent ruling has understandably generated a considerable amount of discussion amongst football fans, regardless of whether or not one follows the New Orleans Saints. Of course, Graham, designated as a tight end, contended that he should technically be classified as a wide receiver when it comes to the franchise tag […]

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Todd Haley Putting His Imprint On The Offense

Even before the Pittsburgh Steelers actually hired Todd Haley to be their offensive coordinator, there were already doubts and theories about ulterior motives for the team’s interest in the former head coach who was recently out of a job. The Steelers were just doing him a favor by giving him an interview, in the hopes […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Running Back

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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Steelers Offense Finally Speaking The Rosetta Stone Language

When the Pittsburgh Steelers first brought in offensive coordinator Todd Haley to replace Bruce Arians, nobody was more antagonistic to the regime change than Arians’ good friend, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. While many teammates mentioned the changing vocabulary seemingly in passing while going on to praise the new offense, many of the quarterback’s comments that offseason […]

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The No Huddle And The Difference Between Tools And Skills

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that old proverb could certainly apply to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense last season. With Ben Roethlisberger struggling to find the end zone, the running backs struggling to find holes, and the offensive line struggling to find themselves, the offense was in dire straits and desperately […]

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Versatility Opens Up Play Book For No Huddle Offense

Every offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks about a no huddle offense that never actually comes to fruition in the way he would like by the time the games start to matter. Scott Kacsmar for Football Outsiders even took the liberty of collecting snippets over the years on the subject of what he calls “Big […]

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Steelers Moving Will Johnson Around With Eye Toward No Huddle

Pittsburgh Steelers former undrafted free agent Will Johnson found it difficult to break into the league. When he went undrafted in 2011, the league was in a lockout, and that made it far more difficult for him to catch on with a team. He got a chance to work out at his former university’s Pro […]

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Steelers Film Room: The Tare Route

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount Backfield Spotted Wednesday

While it’s not likely to happen a lot in 2014, it’s worth noting that Pittsburgh Steelers had running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both lined up together in the backfield for one play during Wednesday’s practice. There’s no report as to what other personnel was on the field for that one play, or the […]

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Report: Steelers FB Will Johnson Back Practicing Again

Even though linebacker Jason Worilds failed to practice again on Tuesday, there was a little bit of good news on the injury front for the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, fullback Will Johnson (ankle) was back practicing again on Tuesday after missing time last week due to an ankle sprain. That’s great […]

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Steelers Third Week Of OTA Practices Includes Work At Heinz Field

After a Monday full of fun and games at the local Dave and Busters, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be back on the practice fields Tuesday as the third week of OTA sessions rolls on. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the team will be practicing at Heinz Field this week. A lot of […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Johnson To Johnson

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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Five Friday Night Questions Concerning The Steelers

It’s Friday night and in order to keep your minds sharp while you drink your favorite beverage, I have five questions for you to answer below. 1. In your opinion, what’s the biggest story through the first two weeks of OTA practices? 2. In addition to Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount, Will Johnson and Dri Archer […]

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Steelers Relatively Healthy Through Two Weeks Of OTA Practices

Keeping a team healthy during three weeks of OTA practices and one week of minicamp is a chore for any NFL team, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to do just that so far with two weeks of work now in the books. For a team with 90 players on a their roster, the Steelers […]

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Steelers TE Michael Palmer Injured During Wednesday’s Practice

In addition to recently losing fullback Will Johnson to ankle sprain, the Pittsburgh Steelers might have to close out their second week of OTA practices down a tight end as well. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, tight end Michael Palmer left Wednesday’s practice with an undisclosed injury. If indeed Palmer is forced to sit out […]

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Steelers FB Will Johnson Sidelined With Ankle Sprain

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now down a fullback for the rest of this week. According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider on Twitter, Will Johnson is currently in a walking boot after leaving practice Tuesday with an ankle sprain. Johnson claims that he will be back next week, so that’s a positive sign. Johnson […]

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