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Video: Pitt RB coach Andre Powell brings his experience to the Panthers

The Panthers already have the 2014 ACC Player of the Year carrying the ball for them in James Conner. The bulldozing back ran for 1,765 yards and 26 touchdowns on the ground.So, how could Pittsburgh possibly get better at running back? Pittsburgh running backs coach Andre Powell might have some ideas. Powell came to Pitt from Maryland, with previous stops at Clemson, North Carolina...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Parker not concerned with who drafts him; 'just wants to play football'

Former Louisville star wide receiver DeVante Parker is not getting wrapped up in the speculation of where he will be playing football next season, he’s just happy to get the opportunity to play on Sunday’s, according to an article written in the Courier-Journal. "He just loves the game," said Parker’s grandfather, Willie Parker, to the Courier-Journal. "That's what a lot of...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Building The Latest Football Staff

The names have been floating out there for a couple days. I’m sure many have been getting antsy about Head Coach Pat Narduzzi naming a staff. Especially since during the Armed Forces Bowl, he indicated he hoped to name the assistants and coordinators by about today. Instead, it was very quiet and no real concrete — or even vaguely sure — info on who would be on the staff. Something...
Via Pitt Blather
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Steelers keep losing their running backs right before the playoffs

When the Steelers advanced to and won the Super Bowl as a wild card team in 2005, that sure was a magical ride. Unfortunately for the Steelers, they haven’t been able to duplicate that magic. And Saturday night’s 30-17 home loss to the Ravens marked the third-straight one-and-done postseason appearance for Pittsburgh when starting its journey on Wildcard Weekend. . Of course...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s Sad to See the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Go

For the fourth straight year, the Pittsburgh Steelers have either missed the playoffs or gone one-and-done in the playoffs. Saturday’s 30-17 wild-card loss to the Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh brings about another long offseason for the Steelers and their fans. There will be plenty of time for mock drafts and free-agency wish lists. Right now, it’s tough waking up in the morning...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers Quick Hitters for Thanksgiving Day 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Steeler Nation! I hope you take the time to be thankful for even just one thing today as you enjoy food and football. -Greetings from Wisconsin where I’m spending time with family in Madison. Last time I was in the “Land of Cheeseheads” I was enjoying a Steelers victory over the Packers late last season. Always nice to hang that over the Packer-loving family...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Steelers Worry About Le’Veon Bell’s Workload?

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin once famously said that the team would ride running back Willie Parker “until the wheels fall off.” The Steelers appeared to be going with that same philosophy in Tennessee giving Bell 33 carries. Following the release of backup Le’Veon Bell, Todd Haley sort of stated the obvious saying “We will take all [Le'Veon Bell] can give. We will give...
Via Steel City Blitz
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Titans

By Alex Kozora A statistical analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans Monday night. – We have to start with the star of the show – Le’Veon Bell. His 33 rushes are the most by a Steeler since Rashard Mendenhall. His 204 yards rushing the most since Willie Parker in December […] Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Titans is a post from: Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens: Steelers Have Rare Chance to Bury Ravens Early in Season

The last two times the NFL has played games on Sept. 11, the Pittsburgh Steelers have played at Baltimore. In 2011, they lost the season opener to the Ravens 35-7. They again play at Baltimore on the anniversary of 9/11 on Thursday night. The Steelers’ all-time record on Thursdays? 9-11 That record doesn’t begin to tell the tale of Thursday calamity that has haunted this franchise...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers’ 2014 Training Camp Battle Report: Running Backs

The biggest question facing the running back position for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers isn’t who is number one and it isn’t who is number two. The question is who fills that third running back spot which will certainly depend on how Mike Tomlin configures his roster. It’s expected that rookie Dri Archer will be listed as a running back although we expect to see him line up...
Via Steel City Blitz
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Pittsburgh Steelers greats who did not finish their career in the Steel City

Throughout the decades the Pittsburgh Steelers have had many phenomenal playmakers grace their roster, but just as many of those players have left the Steel City to finish out their time in the NFL elsewhere. Here, we will take a look at five of the most influential players that have made an impact for the team, but did not retire as Steelers. 5. Rashard Mendenhall The Steelers’...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Pittsburgh Steelers running backs of the ’90s

Before Willie Parker, Rashard Mendenhall or Mewelde Moore donned Steelers’ uniforms and became pivotal members of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ run game during the 2000′s, the team had a plethora of talent at the position during the 1990′s. cover32 will now take you back to a time before Pittsburgh was known as “Six-Burgh”, Three Rivers Stadium still stood, and when the team...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The top 10 undrafted rookie free agents of the last 10 years

You’ll remember I posted a top 10 of each round of the draft over the last 10 years, but while the draft is the most obvious way to score the next best young talent, it’s not the only way. Being an undrafted rookie free agent may not be the blueprint way to a successful NFL career, but over the years there’s been some real hits. Every season teams hope that maybe one of these...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

10 best undrafted rookie NFL free agents of the last 10 years

You’ll remember I posted a top 10 of each round of the draft over the last 10 years, but while the draft is the most obvious way to score the next best young talent, it’s not the only way. Being an undrafted rookie free agent may not be the blueprint way to a successful NFL career, but over the years there’s been some real hits. Every season teams hope that maybe one of these...
Via This Given Sunday
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rashard Mendenhall: Enigmatic? Certainly. A bust? Certainly not for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Former Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall announced his retirement from the NFL over the weekend at the age of 26. Mendenhall, who played five seasons with the Steelers before landing in Arizona as a free agent following a 2012 season in-which he struggled to regain his old form after suffering an ACL tear, leaves behind a career that many fans never fully embraced, and that’s...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pessimist’s Take – James Saxon’s Influence

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both heading into this season and into the future. Though not statistically true, it is technically...
Via Steelers Depot
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala: Where is he now?

Today marks the end of the week of the running back here at cover32 and it certainly has been a good one here for the Pittsburgh Steelers. We looked at draftees, free agents and the best and worst to ever don the black and gold (Note: Steeler Nation hates Tim Worley and Walter Abercrombie). But today, we’re going to take a look at a former back and what he’s doing nowadays....
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

All-time best plays by a Pittsburgh Steelers running back

It’s the week of the running back here at cover32 and the Pittsburgh Steelers have had some great ones. Hall of Famers like Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis (oh, he didn’t make it? Shouldn’t that have been a crime?). Game changers like “Fast” Willie Parker, Le’Veon Bell and Rashard Mendenhall. But who made the list of the greatest all-time plays by a running back in Steelers...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

A Pittsburgh Steelers reason to hope

Finishing 8-8 is not a losing record. In fact, many teams would be happy that their team finished 8-8 and would consider it a sign of improvement or at the very least a bump in the road. Not the Pittsburgh Steelers, however. 8-8 is unheard of (it would seem). Even after consecutive 8-8 seasons, Steeler Nation still expects their team to be playing this Sunday. Which is great. So...
Via cover32 - Steelers
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – RB Le’Veon Bell

By Matthew Marczi End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept to grasp, and we have a pretty good feel by now of how Mike...
Via Steelers Depot
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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