Pittsburgh Steelers 2014: 5 Most Pressing Questions Heading Into Training Camp

What happened to the Pittsburgh Steelers? You know, the Steelers with six Super Bowl trophies, the team that owned the 1970s and showed even in the 2000s it could win the big game.Last year, the season could be defined of a really bad Alfred Hitchcock three-act play. The teams started out 0-4, which is unheard of and nightmarish. Fans and the media were left with their mouths wide...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Speculation That James Harrison Might Return Bothers Steelers OLB Chris Carter

2014 is a contract year for Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Chris Carter, who is currently on pace to enter training camp as the backup to Jarvis Jones on the right side. Due to the lack of experienced and accomplished depth currently at the outside linebacker spots for the Steelers, there’s been a lot of speculation […] Speculation That James Harrison Might Return Bothers...
Via Steelers Depot
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Porter happy to be coaching: ‘I need the smell of the grass’

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive assistant Joey Porter, who was an assistant last year at Colorado State, is serious about coaching. “I can’t see myself putting on a suit and tie and sitting behind a desk for eight hours. That would just drive me crazy,” Porter said, via Scott Brown of ESPN.com. “I need the smell of the grass. I need to be out here on a football field. I feel...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger: I enjoy working with Todd Haley

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan that he and offensive coordinator Todd Haley have a good relationship now.   The two had a rocky start, but Roethlisberger has played well in Haley’s offense. “There was an obvious growing period,” Roethlisberger said. “You develop a relationship. I enjoy working with him. I think we have a good relationship...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Steelers linebacker is working primarily with Jarvis Jones

Joey Porter was working as a graduate assistant at Colorado State last year and is now working primarily with Jarvis Jones. Porter, in his first seasaon as a Steelers defensive assistant, has been charged with tutoring second-year linebacker Jarvis Jones among his primary duties. Porter has one goal and that is to help Jarvis Jones get […] The post Former Steelers linebacker is...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

For New Steelers Coach Joey Porter, Pass Rushing Starts With Belief

If the Pittsburgh Steelers defense expects their secondary to improve in 2014, they will have to first get considerable improvement from their pass rush. That means second-year right outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has to do a better job of getting after the quarterback than he did during his rookie season. In order to get the […] For New Steelers Coach Joey Porter, Pass Rushing...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 Draft a Year Later

The meter is running on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 draft class. At a time when the Steelers need immediate contributions from their rookies because of all the holes in their roster, even more will be expected from their second-year players in 2014. Pundits have handed out letter grades like candy to each NFL team’s 2014 draft. Those grades are about as useful as kindergarten...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, the Pittsburgh Steelers nickname, MVP odds, more

In case you missed it, the best columns from the cover32 universe this past week. National Columns - Top 10 in 2014: The best offensive tackles in the NFL today (READ) - Power Rankings: Rating NFL team nicknames from 1-32 (READ) - Ten teams that should have never passed on Colin Kaepernick (READ) - New NFL MVP odds for 2014 released (READ) You may also be interested in:Rewind...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers weekly rewind: The importance of LeGarrette Blount, Jarvis Jones and what really went wrong last year

Check out below for some of the week’s best NFL and Pittsburgh Steelers articles from cover32 and cover32/pit! Pittsburgh Steelers Is it too early to call Pittsburgh Steelers sophomore Jarvis Jones a bust? The importance of LaGarrette Blount in the Pittsburgh Steelers backfield The 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers: it’s easy to forget why things went ‘wrong’ You may also be...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarvis Jones: Joey Porter is ‘bringing it’

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive assistant Joey Porter is taking a hands on approach to coaching the team’s linebackers. “Joey’s sure bringing it,” outside linebacker Jarvis Jones said, via Steelers.com. “Everything we do, we do it as a linebacker group collectively. “Even in the weight room, some of the bigger guys like Steve (McClendon); Steve lifts the whole weight room...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarvis Jones Talks Youth And Speed On Defense

NFL Network reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala got a chance to catch up with Pittsburgh Steelers second-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones following practice at OTAs yesterday, and the former first-round pick had plenty to say. Kinkhabwala relayed that general manager Kevin Colbert was expecting the real jump this season to come from the 2013 draft class, and […] Jarvis Jones Talks...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Is it too early to call Pittsburgh Steelers sophomore Jarvis Jones a bust?

If I’m being honest, I’ve never been a big Jarvis Jones fan. I thought in college he was a much better pass-rusher than run defender and was more of an opportunistic player than one who created plays for himself. He is slightly over-aged for the NFL, (Will already turn 25 in October) and has a neck issue that forced him off USC’s team. But the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Jones...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones Claims He’s Accomplished His Goal Of Getting Stronger

After only registering one sack during his rookie season, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones knew exactly what he needed to do during the offseason in order to change that moving forward into 2014. “Football is a game of inches so you want to be as big, as strong, and as fast as you can,” said […] Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones Claims He’s Accomplished His Goal Of Getting...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Thomas hopes to be a part of Steelers history

The Pittsburgh Steelers organized team activities moves to phase three Tuesday, which allows the players to take part in 7-on-7, 9-on-9, and 11-on-11 drills. “I can’t wait,” said defensive end Cam Thomas, via Steelers.com. “It’s not full contact so I will still be itchy, but I can’t wait. Everyone has one goal and it’s all about competition, going out and competing...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Will Jarvis Jones excel this season?

For the second straight year, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a linebacker with their first pick of the NFL Draft. This season they opted to take Ryan Shazier, out of Ohio State. [Shazier a shocker- grading the Steelers' first-rounder] While Shazier will hog plenty of the spotlight this offseason, let’s swing the focus to last year’s first rounder, outside linebacker Jarvis...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers want Joey Poter to turn Jarvis Jones into a ‘barn boss’

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler hopes defensive assistant and former NFL linebacker Joey Porter can turn second-year pro Jarvis Jones into a “barn boss.” “I think Joey will help him immensely because he and Jarvis Jones are probably the same guy, their style of play,” Butler said to Steelers.com. “Jarvis is a little bit different than Joey but not...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Joey Porter’s Coaching Success Hinges On Jarvis Jones’ Production

After the Pittsburgh Steelers selected linebacker Jordan Zumwalt in the sixth round of the NFL Draft, linebackers coach Keith Butler addressed the media about the pick. Given the amount of change that has taken place among the linebackers over the past couple seasons, of course, there were plenty of questions for Butler to answer beyond […] Joey Porter’s Coaching Success Hinges...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Reunion of LB James Harrison and Steelers a “Longshot?”

  Scott Brown of ESPN.com is the latest to weigh in on the idea of LB James Harrison potentially re-signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  While not ruling out the scenario, Brown affirmatively calls it a “longshot.” Brown acknowledges that an injury could force Pittsburgh’s hand, but that is a familiar caveat that could be used to justify interest in any player. Steelers...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Howard Jones Looking To Continue Trend Of UDFA Outside Linebackers

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently find themselves in a bit of a bind at outside linebacker—particularly when it comes to depth. With both James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley now a thing of the past, the team is turning to Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones to start. Which is a problem, because Worilds has been the depth […] Howard Jones Looking To Continue Trend Of UDFA Outside Linebackers...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarvis Jones Can Improve His Speed By Slowing Down The Game

Many observers, both fans and outsiders of the Pittsburgh Steelers, have raised questions about the speed—or the seeming lack of speed—of the team’s 2013 first-round draft pick, outside linebacker Jarvis Jones. After all, he turned in a 40-time at his Pro Day of nearly five seconds, which would be a suitable time for an offensive […] Jarvis Jones Can Improve His Speed By...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Take LB Ryan Shazier

Meet the newest Steeler, linebacker Ryan Shazier. This pick came totally out of the blue, as CB Darqueze Dennard (Cincinnati) and fellow linebacker CJ Mosley (Baltimore) were still on the board. Shazier is a bit undersized (his listed weight is a lie), but he has blazing speed with a 4.36 40-yard dash time. He’ll be slotted inside with Lawrence Timmons, flanked by Jason Worilds...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: SUBWAY Made A Bust Of UCLA’s Anthony Barr Out Of Sandwich Ingredients

Last year, we saw SUBWAY create a sculpture of former Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones out of sandwich ingredients to honor his new endorsement deal, just after he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round. This year, the sandwich shop has decided to give the same treatment another of its signees – UCLA’s Anthony Barr.  This year’s version is slightly more...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft rounds 1-2

Today we’ll be going over the potential rounds 1 & for the Pittsburgh Steelers. CLICK HERE to check out yesterday’s Rounds 3-4 mock. This particular draft is going to determine whether or not the Steelers are more on the side of rebuilding or reloading. A star in front of the name of the player denotes a prospect that according to Dave Bryan of Steelersdepot.com had a pre...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers’ linebacker Jarvis Jones: The next defensive star?

In the 2013 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers first pick was Jarvis Jones, a linebacker for the University of Georgia, where he was twice a consensus All-American.  Playing in 12 games for the Bulldogs in his senior year, (2012), he had 85 tackles, 24 for a loss, 14.5 sacks, one interception, seven forced fumbles and two recovered by him.  Jones is 6-feet-2-inches tall, and weighs...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarvis Jones Reflects On His Rookie Season And Looks Ahead To Next Season

According to Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, outside linebacker Jarvis Jones was one of those special players in a draft that when you have a chance to take you run up to the podium to get the pick in before something goes wrong. But Jones would be the first to tell you that he […] Jarvis Jones Reflects On His Rookie Season And Looks Ahead To Next Season is...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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