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Preview: 2016 Preseason – Game 2 – Philadelphia Eagles

Another week closer to kickoff brings us another preseason matchup. This time the Steelers welcome the Philadelphia Eagles into Heinz field. As we’ve already discussed, the Steelers played their first preseason game last week against the Lions. Well... maybe it’s more accurate to say that players in Steelers uniforms showed ...

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Passing 1st downs: key to Steelers success on defense

If you read the headline and did a Mike Tomlin "obviously" reaction, I sympathize with you. It's been painfully obvious for several years now, that the Steelers have had difficulty getting off the field on third down... or so we think. In particular, the Steelers defense is a unit which suffered miserably ...

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How will the Steelers address the safety position?

The bad news just keeps on coming for the Steelers secondary. Not only have we lost Senquez Golson, but now Ross Ventrone has been put on the injured reserve. Although he wasn't a lock to make the 53 man roster, our secondary has the least depth on the entire roster ...

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Should the Steelers explore bringing back Michael Vick?

The suggestion of bringing back former Steelers is a hot topic around the Internet. While some of the suggestions range from logical (Will Allen) others are purely skeptical (LaMarr Woodley) but all are certainly plausible given the team's recent history of bringing back former players (such William Gay, Will Allen, Harrison, Antwaan ...

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Sean Davis’ development is imperative for Artie Burns

Cornerback/safety hybrid Sean Davis made his NFL debut Friday night for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as they hosted the Detroit Lions in their first preseason game of 2016 at Heinz Field. Davis, who was taken in the second round of April's draft out of Maryland, struggled at times in his first ...

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Good, Bad, & Ugly: 2016 Preseason – Game 1 – Detroit Lions

Post Game Thoughts – preseason Game 1 – Lions vs. Steelers Okay Nation – first and foremost, understand what a preseason game is.  Credit where credit is due, Aaron Smith (@Aaron_Smith_26) posted it most eloquently on twitter after the game: Good god, already seeing hot Steelers takes. You are watching ...

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Is Landry Jones ready to be Big Ben’s backup?

With Antwon Blake, Brandon Boykin, and Dri Archer out of Pittsburgh, the most polarizing player on the Steelers roster is without a doubt Landry Jones. Jones' time in Pittsburgh has been strange to say the least. Ever since being drafted in the 4th round by the Steelers in the 2013 ...

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Several Steelers likely to miss action in preseason game 1

Mike Tomlin didn't meet with the media after Wednesday's practice, and with a closed practice on Thursday, there's a little mystery about several Steelers availability for Friday night's game against the Detroit Lions. Tomlin was equally iffy about several players earlier this week, stating: "I am not going to officially declare anyone ...

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Was Antonio Brown justified to “go off” on referee?

That's the question I asked on today's Steel City Underground Podcast addressing the situation around Antonio Brown and field judge Terry Brown, a referee with whom Brown got into a verbal altercation with at Wednesday's joint practice between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions. No joke: Antonio Brown in the verge ...

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Preview: 2016 Preseason – Game 1 – Detroit Lions

As I sit to write this, it’s been 205 days, 3 hours and 52 minutes since we last had Steelers football to watch.  That’s when the 2015 season came to an unfortunate end in Denver.  In a few more days, that long wait will finally end, and the first of ...

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