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Category Archive: 2012 Pre Season

Ramon Foster to the rescue again, but depth will be a concern for Steelers Offensive Line

Watching David DeCastro laying on the Orchard Park Turf last night in excruciating pain gave me instant ulcer as I’m sure it did many of you.  DeCastro will have an MRI today and either way he’s going to miss a significant part of the season. According to NFL.com earlier this morning: Pittsburgh Steelers rookie guard …

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Game Recap: After rough start Steelers roll past Bills 38-7, DeCastro knee injury

If you were someone who watched the first quarter of the Steelers 3rd preseason game against the Bills and then walked away in disgust then you’re probably a tad disappointed to say the least. After a rough start that saw the starters on both offense and defense do absolutely nothing and the Bills go up …

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Battle of the Cornerbacks: Steelers secondary has bright future

Keenan Lewis looks to nail down the starting LCB job for the Steelers

The Steelers defense last year was ranked #1 overall in the league, and #1 in pass defense. Against the pass they allowed a league low 171 yds per game. Those numbers were a huge improvement from 2010 when they allowed 214 yds per game and finished 12th in pass defense. Even if they didn’t make it …

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Not necessarily your typical Steelers 3rd preseason game

If you’re expecting to see Ben Roethlisberger, Troy Polamalu, Lamarr Woodley and your other favorite Steelers play this weekend then you’ll be a happy camper. However, with many young players fighting it out for starting positions you’ll also get a nice dose of new faces again too. You’re typical 3rd preseason game is all the …

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SteelDad’s Rants and Slants Version 7.0

Kicking Off ‘Very surprised’ is the best way I can say it after learning of the firing of Steelers Special Teams Coach Al Everest. I suppose there is much more to the story than we may ever know but the guy took a unit that was pretty awful and turned it into one that didn’t …

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Steelers cut ties with Special Teams Coach Al Everest; Assistant Amos Jones to take over

Al Everest, coach of the Steelers Special Teams had his contract terminated today per Jay Glazer via Twitter. Steelers.com also made a statement concerning the changes to their staff, and depending on how much you read into things, there could be more changes. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though. “We are continually evaluating our …

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No substitute for experience for Steelers Mike Adams

The Left Tackle position is arguably the most important piece of the offensive line on any NFL team. The Center is the captain of the unit, the anchor, lynch pin or whatever descriptive word you care to use. He’s the one that calls all the plays for the line and makes sure everyone has their …

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Kicking Game Far From Settled in Steelers’ Preseason

If you’re like most casual fans you completely ignore the importance of special teams when it comes to the game of football. If you’re one of those rabid, obsessed fans or a coach then you know how crucial special teams can be in the outcome of a game, especially at the professional level. For the …

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If Mike Wallace reports this weekend he can ready to play in week 1

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The Mike Wallace saga took on a new twist, relatively speaking, on Tuesday when  Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette wrote that sources told him that Wallace will report this weekend, likely after the team returns from the Bills game on Saturday. Kickoff is at 7pm for that one. For the sake of argument, …

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Steelers expect Mike Wallace to report this coming weekend.

The Mike Wallace media circus continues today with reports this morning by Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times, who tweeted out that Wallace is in Pittsburgh today. Although nothing has been confirmed and he has not been seen at the Steelers facilities yet, there’s renewed hope that he’ll report to the team soon. That renewed hope …

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