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Final Preseason Thoughts

The 4th and final preseason game lived up to it's reputation: at times it was a difficult and boring game to watch. Many of the Steelers starters did not play in this game, giving many backups and roster hopefuls a chance to make a last impression. Among those who did ...

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Final 2014 Preseason Wish List

Knowing the lion's share of starters will not see significant playing time Thursday night, and the organization's announcement that the team will use a limited playbook due to playing the Panthers a few weeks later, the wish list has been trimmed and focused directly toward predicting the ever-changing 53-man NFL ...

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The Promising Future of Martavis Bryant

Heading into the 2014 NFL Draft, there was buzz around the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting a wide receiver. Many of the mock drafts pointed toward players such as Odell Beckham Jr. or Kelvin Benjamin being drafted by the Steelers. One NFL Network mock had Texas A&M's Mike Evans dropping to the ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Preseason Game #3

Well, that was a tough game to watch, both on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. So, here are our dislikes (and a few positives we did find) from the third installment of the preseason.

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Wish List: Preseason Game #3

There's something I have to get off my chest: Steelers fans are spoiled. Yes, it had to be said. I'm spoiled too, as a lot of my wish list from preseason game numero dos was fulfilled, but even so, there's always room for improvement and growth on any football club. ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Preseason Game #2

We're halfway through the preseason, with kickoff weekend looming weeks away. The 2014 Steelers are starting to take shape: here's what we liked (and disliked) in the second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.

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Wish List: Preseason Game #2

One preseason game is in the books, and we're looking upon the first Steelers home game of the season this Saturday. While we get an appetizer of what to expect, it's time for a second helping. Here's what we'd like to see, see more of, or not see at all ...

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How Officiating Factors Into Games

NFL referees are focused on new rules and points of emphasis for the 2014 season. While officiating will always factor into how a game plays out, ultimately the officiating crew is the third team on the field, charged with making sure both teams play fair. While listening to NFL Radio ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Preseason Opener

Like any other preseason opening game of the past, there were bumps and bruises, and things weren't always pretty. Here are a handful of things we liked and disliked in the Steelers first game of 2014 against the Giants:

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Wish List: Preseason Game #1

It's hard to type as the tips of my fingers are missing, due to biting them constantly in anticipation of this Saturday's preseason game against the New York Giants. With all the hype surrounding the Steelers and some individual players, here are a few things I'd like to see in ...

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