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Steelers Best In NFL In Two-Point Conversions Since 2001

Now that the league owners have voted to move back kicking extra point attempts 13 yards starting this upcoming season, several are wondering if we might see a slight increase in two-point tries as a result. While that’s yet to be seen, you might be interested to know that the Pittsburgh Steelers are the best […] Steelers Best In NFL In Two-Point Conversions Since 2001 is a...
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Comparing Mike Mitchell’s 2013 Season To 2014

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers did something that’s not very common for the Rooney family, and that’s dip their toes into the free agent pool, when they signed safety Mike Mitchell to a 5-year/$25 million deal. On paper, the signing looked good, as it added an instant replacement for vacated starter and longtime fan favorite, […] Comparing Mike Mitchell’s 2013 Season...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WR Martavis Bryant expected to win No. 2 job over Markus Wheaton

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley expects a second-year jump from wide receiver Martavis Bryant and he will be 'given every opportunity' to take over the No. 2 job next to Antonio Brown. "He is a guy we are going to work real hard throughout the offseason and, like all young players, he should make progress from year one to year two," Haley said back in March...
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Steelers Have The Best Uniforms Per ESPN Guru

According to ESPN uniform guru Paul Lukas, who also runs the site uni-watch.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the league’s best uniform. While Lukas’ reasoning and rankings are very subjective, I’m not going to argue with him. You can hear his reasoning as to why he had the Steelers ranked first overall in the video below. […] Steelers Have The Best Uniforms Per ESPN Guru...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WR L’Damian Washington Added To Steelers IR After Clearing Waivers

Following him being waived injured Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver L’Damian Washington, has reverted back to the teams injured reserve list after going unclaimed. Washington, who originally signed a futures contract with the Steelers this past January, was waived Monday so that the team could claim wide receiver Devin Gardner off waivers from […] WR L’Damian...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Much Like Shazier, Olsavsky Knows All About The “Undersized” Label

Much like their 2014 first round draft choice, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebackers coach Jerry Olsavsky knows all too well about the whispers from the pundits regarding size. The Steelers’ tenth round draft choice in 1989, he was a 6-foot-1, 221-pound demon on special teams his rookie season while backing up Hardy Nickerson at inside linebacker...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pirates Pay Tribute To Troy Polamalu During Wednesday Night Game

If you missed the Pittsburgh Pirates paying tribute Wednesday night to recently retired Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu during their game against the Minnesota Twins, you can watch the ROOT Sports coverage of it below. As you can see, Polamalu was in a private suite that belonged to Thomas Tull where he was surrounded by Franco […] Video: Pirates Pay Tribute To Troy...
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Maurkice Pouncey says OL coach Mike Munchak 'knows how to adjust to his players'

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line improved dramatically under first-year coach Mike Munchak in 2014 and the results was an explosive offense that set many team records. In 2013, injuries and poor play dogged the unit; however under Munchak's guidance the teams saw improvement in both run and pass blocking. "I think he's done a great job. He really knows how to adjust to...
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Steelers All-22: Backside Pursuit vs Wide Zones

Back at the tape today with a small, but important, breakdown of how defenses successfully play the run. Zone blocking schemes are mixed into every team’s playbook. Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans specifically are well accustomed to seeing them as the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, and Baltimore Ravens use it heavily, though as an aside, the Bengals […] Steelers All-22: Backside...
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Ike Taylor Has High Expectations For Jarvis Jones In 2015

2014 certainly didn’t go as planned for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones as the former first-round draft pick out of Georgia missed nine games due to a broken wrist that he suffered midway through the third game of the season. Even though he failed to bounce back thoroughly from that injury last season, recently retired […] Ike Taylor Has High Expectations For Jarvis...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Veteran Reserve/Future Signings Looking To Restart Their Careers

When NFL teams announce their Reserve/Future signings in January, it is met with very little fanfare, and rightfully so, of course, considering the abysmal rate of success that these players find in making an NFL roster. Teams use Reserve/Future signings largely to fill up their offseason rosters so that they have enough players to practice […] Steelers Veteran Reserve/Future...
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Thursday web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Could Devin Gardner become the Steelers' new Kordell Stewart? ► Using his versatility as a running back, receiver and quarterback, the Steelers turned Stewart loose and helped catapult Pittsburgh's offense into one of the most ... Contract doesn't weigh heavily on Steelers' Heyward ► PITTSBURGH -- Like Troy Polamalu, Ike Taylor and Brett Keisel before him, ... to envision...
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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Running Back

With the 2015 NFL Draft and rookie minicamp now in the rearview mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers 90-man offseason roster is getting pretty close to set, although there are always some late movements to balance out positional numbers or replace injured or underperforming players. Now that the rookie class in in-house and the tryout players have […] Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster...
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Heyward Expects A Lot From Tuitt In 2015

When the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season gets underway, second-year defensive end Stephon Tuitt will only be 22 years-old. And while the Notre Dame product and former second-round draft pick had a few struggles during his rookie season in the 405 snaps that he played, fellow defensive end Cameron Heyward said Wednesday that he believes Tuitt […] Heyward Expects A Lot From Tuitt...
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Le’Veon Bell: Steelers offense is ‘a little off’ without me

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell  is currently appealing his three-game suspension stemming from an August arrest for driving under the influence of and possessing marijuana. Bell told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that when he’s not in the backfield, the Steelers offense is “a little off.” “I want to play as many games as possible and be out there with my...
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Steelers DE Cameron Heyward In No Rush To Get New Contract Done

At some point between now and the start of the 2015 season, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward will likely receive a contract extension that should result in him being included in the top-5 highest paid 3-4 defensive ends in the league. Even though it’s going to happen, Heyward claimed Wednesday morning during his talk […] Steelers DE Cameron Heyward In No Rush...
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Pro Football Focus: Roethlisberger Tops In League Last Season When Under Pressure

According to the data compiled last season by Pro Football Focus, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was the best in the league when it came to making plays while under pressure. According to PFF, Roethlisberger threw 11 touchdowns against one interception while under pressure last season. What’s also enlightening about the PFF study is the […] Pro Football Focus...
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How The NFL Extra Point Rule Change Affects Steelers K Shaun Suisham

The NFL owners voted Tuesday to move the line of scrimmage for extra point attempts back to the 15-yard-line and that now means that those kicks will essentially be 33 yards in length. Knowing that, what does it mean for Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham? During his 10 years in the league, Suisham has attempted […] How The NFL Extra Point Rule Change Affects Steelers K...
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Maurkice Pouncey, Marcus Gilbert Treat Steelers Rookie Linemen To Dinner

Despite him not being the oldest member of the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line, there’s no doubt that center Maurkice Pouncey is the leader of the unit. The Florida product has always been good with the media since arriving in Pittsburgh as a first-round draft pick and it appears he’s good with the younger players on […] Maurkice Pouncey, Marcus Gilbert Treat Steelers Rookie...
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Le'Veon Bell talks about mindset day of DUI/pot bust

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell recently sat down for an interview during which he discussed his arrest last August for driving under the influence and marijuana possession that resulted in a three-game suspension that the NFL levied on him in April. When describing his mindset when he got behind the wheel on that day,...Read More The post Le’Veon Bell on mindset...
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Carnell Lake Has A Full Plate Heading Into 2015

How is Cortez Allen going to bounce back after a horrendous 2014 season? How much playing time will rookies Senquez Golson and Doran Grant receive? Who replaces Troy Polamalu at safety? These are only a few of the mysteries heading into the 2015 season as the Steelers’ secondary looks to rebound, led by defensive backs coach, Carnell Lake. An obvious Achilles’ […] Carnell...
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Steelers All-22: Tight End RPO

After some overdue time away, we’re back talking to the film and breaking down some notable plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 season. Today, we’ll break down an increasingly popular concept throughout the league and Steelers’ playbook. Run/pass options, RPOs, giving Ben Roethlisberger the freedom to make a decision based on the front he sees. […] Steelers All-22...
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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Quarterback

With the 2015 NFL Draft and rookie minicamp now in the rearview mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers 90-man offseason roster is getting pretty close to set, although there are always some late movements to balance out positional numbers or replace injured or underperforming players. Now that the rookie class in in-house and the tryout players have […] Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers ink QB Devin Gardner after release from Patriots

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner, 10 days after he was released by the New England Patriots. Gardner, an undrafted free agent, was picked up by the Patriots in the hope of turning the QB into a receiver. The team apparaently changed it's view on the project, and assumingly cut it's losses. In signing...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Three biggest concerns heading into 2015

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2014 season as the third seed in the AFC. They won the AFC North with a record of 11-5. Despite having a good regular season, Pittsburgh lost in the first round of the playoffs and their run to the Super Bowl was cut short. They have a lot of the same pieces heading into next season but there are still some concerns that may hold the Steelers...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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