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Game Circumstances Could Dictate Playing Time Backup OLB Arthur Moats Receives

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to enter the 2014 season with only three true outside linebackers on their 53 man roster and as a result, Arthur Moats will be asked to back up both Jason Worlds and Jarvis Jones. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked in Moats, who spent his first […] Game Circumstances Could Dictate Playing Time Backup OLB Arthur...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin Likes Upside Of New Practice Squad T Alejandro Villanueva

Thanks to the NFL deciding to expand practice squads from eight to ten players this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers now have the luxury of using those two extra spots to develop a few extra players. One of the players they decided to sign after all the final cut downs were made was former Philadelphia Eagles […] Mike Tomlin Likes Upside Of New Practice Squad T Alejandro Villanueva...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin On Steelers Backup G Chris Hubbard: ‘He’s Bigger, Stronger, Faster’

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year guard Chris Hubbard was perhaps the biggest surprise on the final 53 man roster this year after the final cuts were made on Saturday and during his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk about how the former undrafted free agent has developed after spending his entire rookie […] Mike Tomlin On Steelers Backup G Chris...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin Not Afraid To Use Antonio Brown On Punt Returns

During his Tuesday press conference for the upcoming 2014 regular season opener at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to name his return specialist for the game. “In the return game you’ll see Antonio Brown and Dri Archer and in the kickoff return game you’ll see Dri […] Mike Tomlin Not Afraid To Use Antonio Brown...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: WR Martavis Bryant Still Sidelined With Shoulder Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be a fairly healthy team overall as they enter their first game of the 2014 season Sunday against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin said that most of the players that missed the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers with injuries […] Steelers Injury Report: WR Martavis Bryant...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Film Room: Chris Hubbard Against The Panthers

By Alex Kozora Another bubble player – and arguably the biggest surprise – to make the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opening 53 man roster was guard Chris Hubbard. We’ll evaluate his performance from Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 1st and 10, 1:54 2nd. Shows proper hand placement along with the ability […] Steelers Film Room: Chris...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Jarvis Jones

It doesn’t seem likely that Jarvis Jones will be able to silence his critics until he starts racking up the sacks. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 first-round draft pick got off to a good start in the opening preseason game by recording a sack, but he, like most of the team, suffered a poor showing in […] Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Jarvis Jones is a post from: Steelers...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tackle Reps May Be Hard To Come By For Wesley Johnson

It almost appears that the Pittsburgh Steelers are sending rookie Wesley Johnson mixed signals. When you look at the 53-man roster, the logical conclusion would have to be that his primary responsibility would be as a tackle, because reserve linemen Cody Wallace and Chris Hubbard are not end players. Guy Whimper had been running as […] Tackle Reps May Be Hard To Come By For Wesley...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Brett Keisel

The Pittsburgh Steelers released their first official depth chart of the season yesterday, and it has Brett Keisel listed as the backup right defensive end. The Steelers still list Cameron Heyward as starting on the left side, rather than the right side, but I don’t expect that to be the case. He should be on […] Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Brett Keisel is a post from...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown Likely To Open 2014 Season As Steelers Punt Returner

While he didn’t get an opportunity to return punts during the preseason, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown looks poised to open up the 2014 regular season at home against the Cleveland Browns as the primary punt returner once again. According to the Steelers Week 1 depth chart that was released Monday, Brown is listed […] Antonio Brown Likely To Open 2014 Season...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Defensive Third Down Struggles

One of the biggest issues that haunted the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense a year ago—other than lack of a pass rush, the inability to create turnovers, and giving up an inordinate number of big plays, of course—was getting off the field on third downs. Last year, the Steelers allowed 91 of the 230 third downs that […] Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Defensive Third Down...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Unveil Chuck Noll Commemorative Helmet Decal

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be wearing a decal on their helmets throughout the 2014 season to honor former head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away June 13 at the age of 82, and they have now released an image of it. “We wanted to do something,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II, “and after we […] Steelers Unveil Chuck Noll Commemorative Helmet Decal is a post from: Steelers...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Initial 53 Man Roster, Practice Squad & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 12 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get busy right away discussing the initial 53 man roster of the Pittsburgh Steelers following the final roster moves made on Saturday. We talk about several of the decisions and the few surprises. The Steelers also have now set their initial practice squad, […] The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Name Roethlisberger, Polamalu, Golden, Suisham As 2014 Team Captains

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now named their team captains for the 2014 season and they include a few first-timers. As expected, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is the offensive captain and it marks the sixth time that he’s had the honor bestowed on him. On defense, safety Troy Polamalu will be a captain for the first time […] Steelers Name Roethlisberger, Polamalu, Golden, Suisham...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Film Room: Michael Palmer Against The Panthers

By Alex Kozora Since he was one of the bubble players who landed on the Pittsburgh Steelers initial 53 man roster, here’s a breakdown of tight end Michael Palmer’s performance against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 1st and 10, 9:16 1st. First snap of the game for the offense. Palmer lined up as the lone […] Steelers Film Room: Michael Palmer Against The Panthers is a...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Panthers Film Review” Ross Ventrone On Special Teams

If you were wondering how Ross Ventrone made it on to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad despite the team already carrying five other safeties on the 53-man roster, and 12 other defensive backs in total, the following plays will show you why. Put quite simply, he showed in the team’s final preseason game that he […] Steelers vs Panthers Film Review” Ross Ventrone On...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Big Nickel Defense

I’ve mentioned over the course of the last few days that the Pittsburgh Steelers broke out their big nickel sub-package look for a few snaps in their preseason finale, a 10-0 shutout loss to the Carolina Panthers. In the big nickel, the Steelers employ a four-man defensive front with two true defensive ends and two […] Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Big Nickel Defense is...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look Ahead At The Steelers Potential Free Agents In 2015

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have finalized their initial 53 man roster for 2014, we an look ahead to the players that are currently scheduled to be free agents at the conclusion of the season. Unrestricted Free Agents: (10) Ike Taylor – While Taylor doesn’t sound like a player that could possibly be entering the […] A Look Ahead At The Steelers Potential Free Agents In...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Roster Ready To Spread The Ball Around

If you’ve watched the Pittsburgh Steelers lately, you may have noticed that their average personnel on any given play isn’t as big as has been tradition. On offense, the Steelers, with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger pushing to run the no huddle, spend much of their time in three wide receiver sets. On defense, the nickel defense […] Steelers Roster Ready To Spread The Ball...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Relaxed Rules Help Shape Steelers’ 2014 Practice Squad

Slowly but surely, it seems as though the league is ultimately coming around to change and updating some policies and practices that have become obsolete. Speaking strictly of on-field matters rather than disciplinary issues, incorporating a central command center for reviews, for example, was an overdue change. The NFL’s practice squad rules had been in […] Relaxed Rules Help...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Instant Analysis Of The Steelers 10 Man Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their initial 2014 practice squad players and here is quick break down of every one of them DE Nick Williams - Williams, the Steelers seventh round draft pick from 2013, remains a project of defensive line coach John Mitchell. Williams lost his rookie season to a knee injury and really […] Instant Analysis Of The Steelers 10 Man Practice...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign 10 To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now filled their initial practice squad for 2014 and it includes two wide receivers, two defensive backs, two defensive linemen, one offensive lineman, one running back, one tight end and one linebacker. Signed to the ten man unit after clearing waivers were Josh Harris, Derek Moye, Josh Mauro, Rob Blanchflower, Howard […] Steelers Sign 10 To Practice...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Class: Analyzing The Numbers Of Players Cut

By Alex Kozora The initial roster cuts were announced yesterday afternoon. While there’s so many angles we could attack for this article, we’ll focus on the 2014 rookie class as a whole. As Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans are way too familiar with by now, two healthy drafted rookies could not crack the 53 this year and […] 2014 NFL Draft Class: Analyzing The Numbers Of Players...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Add RB Josh Harris To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers will assemble their initial 2014 practice squad on Saturday and already we have another name to add to it. According to a post on his Twitter account, running back Josh Harris has apparently cleared waivers and has been signed to the practice squad. Excited to continue living my dream with the @steelers […] Steelers Add RB Josh Harris To Practice Squad...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Roster Cranks Secondary Up To 11 For First Time Under Tomlin

Perhaps I shouldn’t get ahead of myself, with potential further roster moves pending, but I was certainly not surprised to see that the Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep 11 defensive backs on the initial 53-man roster. The fact of that matter is that the Steelers spend more time with five defensive backs on the field […] Steelers Roster Cranks Secondary Up To 11 For First Time...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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