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Training Camp Diary: Day Sixteen

Final three days. Day Sixteen and I’ll tell ya what, today was a weird one. We’ll cover it throughout the post but with the rain, new plays, quarterbacks getting hit in the eye, and fights, this day had it all. – Injury roundup. Vince Williams, Lawrence Timmons, Josh Harris, David…


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20 Things We’ll Miss About Training Camp

As the final week of training camp winds down, it has come to my attention that for many of these players, this will be the last time we get to see them on the practice fields of St. Vincent College. And while their on-field contributions likely won’t be missed, this…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Fifteen

Day 15! Another hot one but as Mike Tomlin coins it, a “spirited” one. Let’s get into the notes. – Not practicing today: Josh Harris (foot), Ross Ventrone (ankle), Lawrence Timmons (toe), Vince Williams (hamstring), Stephon Tuitt (unknown), Cameron Clear (knee), Cortez Allen (unknown), Steve McLendon (unknown), David Nelson (shoulder),…


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Steelers Training Camp Stock Report: Day 14

You would think that after two preseason games and three weeks of training camp practices, that the energy might be a bit down heading into the final five practices of camp, but not so on Sunday. Even if the players had any ideas about taking it easy, Mike Tomlin made…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Fourteen

Home stretch everybody. It makes me sad. Final day is Friday. But let’s focus on the present and leap into today’s notes. – Injury roundup. Josh Harris, Ross Ventrone, Steve McLendon, Lawrence Timmons, Vince Williams, Jordan Zumwalt, and Cameron Clear all failed to practiced today. Ventrone did some cutting and…


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Game Rewind: Steelers vs Jaguars Breakdown

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-21 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return unit. Missing the players between the wedge and front five. Camera angles are always so poor and the lack of returns don’t help. Front five: Anthony Chickillo, Bud Dupree, Arthur Moats, Terence Garvin,…


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Steelers Film Room: Cover 2 Breakdown Versus Jaguars

Much has been made in recent weeks about Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler’s heavy emphasis on running a Cover 2 defense, and with good reason, as the team has clearly been working on the scheme in practice and in preseason games. Friday night revealed that the Steelers safeties still…


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Steelers vs. Jaguars: Morning After Tape Cutups

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their second preseason game 23-21 to the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday night and here are a few of the plays that instantaneously received my attention when I went back through the game a second time. Here’s the firer run by Le’Veon Bell which was a split zone…


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Marczi 2015 53-Man Roster Prediction: Post-HOF Game

I was late to review the Hall of Fame game thanks to issues getting Game Pass sorted out, so my post-HOF game roster prediction came a bit late as we.. There were a few changes, though only one on offense. A couple of injuries settled certain things. I’ve also finally…


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Ledyard 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post HOF Game

In advance of the Pittsburgh Steelers second preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, I take another crack at predicting the team’s final 53-man roster and their ten man practice squad. Given the added benefit of seeing these players work during 13 training camp practices and one preseason game, I’ve got…


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Kozora 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post HOF Game

With 13 practices and a preseason game in the books, there’s a clearer – though still partly cloudy – picture of who is going to make the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. Here’s my second crack at predicting the roster and practice squad. Offense (23) Quarterback (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski …


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen! A short week of practices and the Pittsburgh Steelers won’t hit Chuck Noll Field until Sunday. Getting near the end of this adventure, unfortunately. Though there was no tackling today, it was an energetic practice with some great plays on both sides of the ball. Let’s dive in….


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2015 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post First Preseason Game

With the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game now in the books, it’s time for another 53 man roster prediction. Injuries have dictated that I make a few changes this time around and in case you missed it, here is my pre training camp stab at the final roster. Feel free…


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Steelers vs Vikings First Half Notes And Observations

After a couple of days’ delay, I’ve finally sorted things out with my Game Pass subscription and have gotten the opportunity to go through the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hall of Game 14-3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of…


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Second-Year Jump On Display In Hall Of Fame Game

It doesn’t seem to be very often that we get a clear definitive look at what the second-year jump is all about, but I think we saw that on display for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night, particularly with respect to the performances of Ryan Shazier and Stephon Tuitt versus…