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Steelers’ Special Teams Anything but Special

Is it really that hard? Is it really so difficult not to hold a guy or hit a guy from behind? Isn’t the old saying “if you see his name don’t hit him?” Being a special teams’ player is not easy because quite often it really does take a rare breed to do it. Right …

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2012 Steelers Roster; the more things change, the more they stay the same

When the Steelers entered the offseason after that gut wrenching loss in overtime to the Denver Broncos last year, there was talk that things needed to change. Warren Sapp of the NFL Network called them “old and slow”, and the rise of Bengals in the AFC North had everyone wondering what the Steelers would do …

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Blitzburgh Radio Steelers Podcast: Week 3 Wrapup, Injuries, Roster Cuts, and more

The latest Blitzburgh Radio Steelers Podcast is up for this week. Matt & Marc are your hosts as we talk the latest Steelers news. Topics for this weeks show include a recap of the Steelers preseason win over the Bills on the road, David DeCastro injury updates, Mike Wallace rumors, first round roster cuts and …

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Hrapmann and McCoy among first round of Steelers roster cuts

The mandatory roster cuts are in for the Steelers, as required by the NFL. Teams had to have their lists into the league by this afternoon but the Steelers have a practice today until 3:45 so they likely spent Sunday making the final decisions and then letting the players know yesterday evening or this morning. …

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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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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp roster throwdowns: specialists

Did you really think we at steeleraddicts would just give position battles for the offense and defense? Heck no! Football has three phases not two. In our final edition of the 2012 roster throwdowns we take a look at the men on special teams. The kickers, the punters, the return men and even the long …

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Steelers should kick the tires on more kickers heading into 2012

The Pittsburgh Steelers had what most pundits and fans alike believe was one of the best drafts of the 2012 National Football League selection process but if there was any particular area that they may have passed on it was at the position of place kicker. I’m not suggesting the Steelers should have drafted one, …

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Steelers secure Keenan Lewis, Ryan Mundy, Isaac Redman and others as the roster continues to take shape

These last 2 weeks have nothing short of glorious if you’re a Steelers fan. Ramon Foster and David Johnson sign their tender offers, Jerricho Cotchery is brought back on a 2 yr. deal and a reserve Tight End Leonard Pope comes over from Kansas City. And now today as was previously reported, Charlie Batch is …

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Steelers’ special teams likely to see changes

It’s quite often the one area of football that is most often overlooked by the casual fan and sometimes even the most ardent fan. I’m speaking of special teams of course or as many football people refer to it as, “the third phase.” It is many times the part of the game that can ultimately …

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Should Tomlin have given Suisham a chance at the end?

I was debating this with some of the Steeler Addicts members during the game,  just before Mike Tomlin elected to leave the Steelers offense on the field. I realize it would have been a 67 yd FG but the way things were going today in the kicking game why not give it a shot? The …

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