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Steelers preseason: Who and what to watch on defense

I’m one who enjoys watching preseason games just to see the young guys because in many cases that’s the only time you see them all year unless injuries hit the starters. This year though things are different, there are many positions up for grabs so these preseason games take on more significance than usual. On …

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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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2012 Steelers training camp update: August 2, Replacement officials visit

Replacement officials visit Steelers training camp on Thursday

A mostly sunny day at St Vincent as the Steelers continue developing their squad for the regular season. The first preseason game is less than a week away, in Philadelphia, so as the days wear on in Latrobe the opportunity to hit someone in a different jersey gets closer and closer. Players always talk about …

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Steelers’ training camp week one; Reading the tea leaves

One of my favorite expressions and an easily over-used cliche of mine is ‘reading the tea leaves.’ I really believe in the days of 24/7 media and sports hype, people often say or do things that are not quite on point so we are left to decipher exactly what they are getting at. Thus, we …

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp roster throwdowns: cornerbacks

It’s the position that can make a good defense a great one and the position that can make a good defense look like Swiss cheese. The Pittsburgh Steelers head into 2012 with questions at cornerback and veteran Ike Taylor is a part of those questions in my opinion. As we move from back to front, …

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Why young competition will make Steelers’ Ike Taylor better

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has been a staple on the defense since 2005 when he started 15-16 regular season games. He was drafted in 2003 but only started 1 game each of his first two years. When Bill Cowher decided to take the young talent out of Lousiana Lafayette and turn him into a …

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On the Steelers; A preview of the defensive position breakdowns

Yesterday I brought you a preview of the offensive position battles we at SA expect to see as training camp unfolds in less than a month. Today, I’m shifting to the defense where key battles at corner, nose tackle and inside linebacker are sure to be among the most hostile. Nose Tackle Often the red-headed …

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Steelers offseason: Turning depth from a negative to a positive

This is the time during the offseason, after you’ve just finished your OTA’s and mini camps, that you go back and study your roster, look at film and see just what kind of team you potentially have. With a 90 man roster limit there’s a plethora of bodies to choose from so deciding on a …

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Under the radar now, Steelers’ D needs better season in 2012

You can hardly be blamed if you have forgotten this week that there are two sides to the game of football. On one side of course is the offense, which has been nothing short of a paparazzi-trailed festival with new coordinator Todd Haley in Pittsburgh now. And then…. There is the defense. Who would have …

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Steelers OTA recap: May 23, 2012 (day two)

Day 2 of the Steelers first full team, mostly at least, mini camp of 2012 is in the books. The following is a synopsis of the happenings on the field during practices and some brief comments from the players as they talked to the media.Several players were still not present but those that are absent …

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