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Steelers’ offense a work in progress following loss to Eagles

The first preseason game of the 2012 National Football League season is in the books and while no one will remember the 24-23 score of the Philly win over the Steelers, there is a lot to take from the game and I’m focusing on the offense. New offensive coordinator Todd Haley unveiled his new scheme …

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Steelers young stars Chris Rainey and Baron Batch show promise in preseason opener

The first preseason game is a time of excitement for every fan. We finally get to see what the stars of tomorrow will do in game situations for our Steelers.  We must curb our excitement though both in handing out praise and criticism because after all, it’s preseason and game 1 at that. For now,, …

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The Steelers drop exciting preseason opener to Eagles, 24-23 – Game recap

Dare we say this was quite the exciting game for the Steelers in their preseason opener? If you watched it then I’m sure you’d agree, at least as far as the 2nd half is concerned. Mike Tomlin and his coaching staff learned a lot about their team tonight in the preseason opener agains the Eagles. …

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Steelers preseason: Who and what to watch for on offense

Things to watch for during the Steelers preseason on offense. This is an important time for this group, they finally get to start putting into action what Todd Haley has been installing this offseason and in camp. As Mike Tomlin said in a recent press briefing after camp, “This isn’t a new offense to us, …

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SteelDad’s Rants and Slants; Version 5.0

Kicking Off I feel like ESPN but what the hell? The New York Jets are fighting more often than the Kardashians these days. A day after a reported 15-20 man royal rumble broke out, another one today happened that resulted in the team doing windsprints. Amazingly, this had nothing to do with Tim Tebow, but …

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Mike Tomlin talks Steelers vs Eagles; DeCastro and Adams will start, 1st team will go 1-2 series

Today is final full day of practice before the team travels on Wednesday and plays the Eagles on Thursday night in the preseason opener. This practice will help determine the lineups to start as well as when the reserves will go in,  Coach Tomlin addressed several topics in his last media session before the game …

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Batch v. Rainey; The battle is on

I’m going to jump right to the conclusion here. I said in my training camp roster throwdown report on running backs that both of Baron Batch and Chris Rainey would make the 53-man roster. If I spoiled it for you, you have my deepest apologies. Already into the fifth day of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2012 …

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2012 Steelers training camp, July 28, recap of feisty day in Latrobe (pics included)

Rainey works on the big bag, no pun intended, "big bertha"

For the second time so far in Steelers training camp this year, rain started coming down in buckets just after practice finished. The afternoon workout ran a little past 5pm until the lightening started and the rain came shortly afterward. Very spirited outing today with a couple scuffles between players during the 11 on 11 …

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2012 Steelers training camp, July 27 recap (pics included)

First day of open practice to the public

The morning practice was again closed to the public, as is the norm at St. Vincent college so there normally isn’t much to report until the afternoon workouts that start at 2:55pm each day. Players also don’t tweet as much as they normally do because camp is a serious time and they are focused on …

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp roster throwdowns: running backs

How far back would you have to go to remember a time when the Pittsburgh Steelers entered a National Football League season with so many questions about their running back situation? The mid-1980′s maybe and even that could be a stretch, but nevertheless, here we are in 2012 and there are plenty of question marks …

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