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Film Room: Butler Adding Wrinkle To Fire X Blitz

The Fire X blitz is a tenet of the zone blitz made popular by Dick LeBeau. Even with him gone, Keith Butler has kept it and a wide array of fire zones. As any good coach should do, he’s taken it a step further and added wrinkles. Those were on...
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August 29, 2017

Film Room: Knile Davis Does A Bit Of Everything

For the Pittsburgh Steelers, Knile Davis may be the Jesse James of the running back group: he does a little bit of everything, but none of it exceptionally. Except in his case, he’s not being viewed as the starter. As unexciting as his prospect of being on the roster is,...
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August 29, 2017

Hue Jackson: Kizer ‘A Guy Who Hopefully Can Solve Our Quarterback Issue’

The Cleveland Browns did not use a second-round draft pick on quarterback DeShone Kizer because they believed they needed him urgently to start as a rookie. They took him because they envisioned him as their possibly long-term answer at the quarterback position, an answer to a question that has been...
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August 29, 2017

2017 Camp Questions: Should William Gay Be Worried About His Job Security?

The journey toward the 2017 season is now in full swing with the Pittsburgh Steelers having reported to Latrobe for their annual training camp at Saint Vincent College, where they have held their camps for over half a century now. This is surely the time more than any other in...
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August 29, 2017

Bell Back In Pittsburgh But Still Not Expected To Sign Tender Until Sept. 1

Even though he’s still not expected to sign his franchise tender and report to the team until September 1, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is now back in the Steel City. Bell, who verified he’s now back in Pittsburgh Monday afternoon via his personal SnapChat account, had recently been...
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August 29, 2017

Demarcus Ayers: I’m ‘Well-Prepared To Take Advantage Of My Opportunities’ In Preseason Finale

Aside from the numbers game, there is no greater enemy to a player on the fringe of the roster than injuries, and first-year wide receiver Demarcus Ayers has tussled with a mortal enemy this month in his quest to secure his position for a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers in...
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August 29, 2017

The Perspective Of An Average Steelers Fan: 3rd Preseason Game In The Books

Attended the third preseason game for another firsthand look at the Black & Gold. There are very high expectations for the 85th edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  This game supposedly gives us a peek at what the first team offense and defense will look like. We got to see Ben...
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August 28, 2017

Senquez Golson Is In No Rush To Return From Hamstring Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers will close out their 2017 preseason Thursday night with a road game against the Carolina Panthers and if you’re hoping cornerback Senquez Golson will finally make his NFL debut in that contest, you are about to be disappointed yet again. Golson, who has missed considerable time again...
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August 28, 2017

Thursday’s Finale Makes Justin Hunter Great Trade Bait

Turn out the lights, party’s over. If the Atlanta Falcons game is any indication, Sammie Coates has beat out Justin Hunter for one of the last wide receiver jobs. And it’s unlikely Hunter knocks off Darrius Heyward-Bey for the 6th spot given what Mike Tomlin has recently said about the...
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August 28, 2017

Interview: Jack Ham Explains Why He Supports Medical Marijuana In The NFL

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron talks to all-time great Jack Ham. They discuss what Ham’s busy life post-football, his thoughts on making marijuana legal in the NFL and a great story on facing Earl Campbell. Be sure to check out...
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August 28, 2017

Sammie Coates Looks To Seal Roster Spot In Final Preseason Game

Antonio Brown is not doing to play in the final preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coming off an injury yet again, I don’t know how much if at all JuJu Smith-Schuster, their rookie second-round pick, will play. Chances are Eli Rogers and Martavis Bryant are not going to see...
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August 28, 2017

Bryan: 2017 Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction: Post Third Preseason Game Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers played their third preseason game of 2017 on Saturday at Heinz Field against the Indianapolis Colts and it gave us yet another long look at several young players. With the preseason now almost over, it’s time for me to update my 53-man roster prediction. Moving forward from here,...
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August 28, 2017

Steelers Should Avoid Approaching TE As Though They Have A Starter

While the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly bear some responsibility for the position that they find themselves in at tight end on the offensive side of the ball, the reality is that they do not have among them any player at the position who should be regarded as a full-time starter. And...
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August 28, 2017

Steelers Vs. Colts: Player Snap Counts – Preseason Game 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers played their third preseason game of 2017 Saturday night at Heinz Field against the Indianapolis Colts and it resulted in their first loss. The unofficial snap counts from that contest are now in and below are a few things that stick out. O-line – The starting offensive...
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August 28, 2017

Steelers Vs Falcons Positional Grades

For the first time this preseason, Pittsburgh Steelers fans had the chance to see Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and James Harrison suit up for a game. However, not much changed on either side of the ball when it came to performances by the offensive and defensive units Saturday night in...
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August 28, 2017

Steelers Offense So Far Limiting Pre-Snap Penalties

One of the positives to take away from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense this preseason that is, in contrast to last season, they have done a good job of avoiding pre-snap penalties, with only three so far through the first three preseason games, and only one of them have been attributed...
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August 28, 2017

For Some Steelers, Harvey Hitting Close To Home

While one region of the United States is bearing the brunt of the direct physical effects of what can be described in no less serious terms than a national tragedy, there are those all around the country and in different parts of the world who are also carrying the emotional...
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August 28, 2017

Lavon Hooks Making Late Push For Roster Spot

The third preseason game, as you know, is the tune up. The Pittsburgh Steelers took off the bubble wrap from their key players and select starters played well into the third quarter. The guys you saw most often are ones who are going to make the 53 man roster. Which...
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August 28, 2017

Film Room: Bud Dupree Rushes Smart In 2017 Debut

One of Bud Dupree’s first pass rushes of the year was bad. Worse than bad, ugly, maybe the poorest one you’ll see from him all year. But that woke him up for the rest of his outing against the Indianapolis Colts and from there, he rushed smart and effectively. So let’s...
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August 28, 2017

2017 Camp Questions: Will Ross Cockrell Start The Season Opener?

The journey toward the 2017 season is now in full swing with the Pittsburgh Steelers having reported to Latrobe for their annual training camp at Saint Vincent College, where they have held their camps for over half a century now. This is surely the time more than any other in...
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August 28, 2017

Colin Holba’s High Snap Leads To Missed Kick As Kameron Canaday Gets Extended Looks

The deeper you dig into a game, the more details you will see, and when it comes to a preseason game, there are lot more things to notice with the personnel shifting so frequently. One thing that I couldn’t help but notice was that the Pittsburgh Steelers seemed to give...
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August 28, 2017

Steelers Could Begin Cutting Players Today

Even though it does not need to be done for several days from now, do not be surprised if the Pittsburgh Steelers already begin trimming down their roster over the course of the next day or two ahead of the preseason finale. General Manager Kevin Colbert admits that he is...
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August 28, 2017

Bengals Punter Pulls Of Behind-The-Back Move So Cool Nobody Cares He Got Tackled

There are just some moments in sports that you really can’t predict happening, let alone seeing, that, even when they don’t work out, it almost makes it worth happening just to have been able to see it. It helps greatly that it was a preseason game, but I think that...
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August 28, 2017

Schefter: Vontaze Burfict Facing Five Game Suspension

Boy Scout and role model to football fans everywhere, Vontaze Burfict is facing a five game suspension, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The discipline stems from a hit Burfict laid out on Kansas City Chiefs’ fulback Anthony Sherman in the preseason. Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict is facing 5-game suspension for an...
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August 28, 2017

Landry Jones Laments Late Interception Against Colts

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones made his preseason debut Saturday night and generally speaking, the backup had a good showing against the Indianapolis Colts. Even so, Jones’ interception in the end zone with 4:28 left in the fourth quarter essentially lost the Steelers the game. Jones, who completed 21 of...
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August 27, 2017
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