Daily Archives: August 5, 2013

Steelers continue team development

Photo GalleryCoach Mike Tomlin dialed it back a bit at practice on Monday, with live contact replaced by practice in shorts. But despite the change, Tomlin was pleased with what was accomplished. “......

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Replacing Mike Wallace’s Productivity

After going just 8-8 last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost key wide receiver Mike Wallace to free agency. He was the Steelers tAntonio Brownop receiving threat and a particularly strong deep threat as well as being the Steeler top ranked in fantasy football in 2012. As the team tries to get back into the playoff hunt, will Ben Roethlisberger have enough reliable targets to throw to?

With Wallace gone, the Steelers now have Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders as their top two options. Jerricho Cotchery will more than likely slot in at the #3 option, with Plaxico Burress and Markus Wheaton likely battling for the #4 spot. While all five of those receivers are talented, no single player is going to be able to replace Wallace’s productivity. Instead, it is going to take a collective effort to boost the passing attack.

At 5’10” and just 186 pounds, Brown does not have the size of most #1 receivers in the NFL. However, Todd Haley’s offense calls for a lot of short passes, and that is one of the strong points for the quick receiver. His numbers were down last season, but with the high-ankle sprain behind him, he could be a solid target.

Sanders seems like the player most likely to breakout as a true Wallace replacement, and Roethlisberger was so found of him that he begged management to match his offer sheet from the Patriots. He is not a big play type of guy just yet, but he does have some impressive quickness to go with reliable hands.

Of course, for the Steelers to really have a solid passing game, they will need to have things balanced out by a decent running game. Last year, they were awful running the ball, but Le’Veon Bell has a chance to help turn around that part of the offense. His running threat can open up things for Roethlisberger when the game is on the line.

Wallace is a tough player to replace, but the Steelers feel as though they have enough depth to make up his production collectively. With a healthy Roethlisberger, the passing game should be just fine in 2013.

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Report: Steelers CB Curtis Brown Carted Off Monday With Ankle Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers just can’t seem to keep cornerbacks on the field during training camp and another one went down on Monday as Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports via Twitter that third-year cornerback Curtis Brown suffered an ankle injury while defending a pass during the two-minute drill session. Kaboly goes on to say [.....

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A special day for an American hero

Retired Marine Sergeant Doug Vitale and his wife Alexis were special guests at Steelers practice on Monday, watching from the sidelines and taking in all of the action, and you could tell from the ......

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Steelers Activate Alameda Ta’amu From PUP List

The Steelers activated nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu from the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) List, the team announced today. Ta’amu is in his second season with the Steelers and was recovering fro......

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Steelers going “old-old-school” in training camp

At a time when more and more teams aren’t tackling in training camp (and, coincidentally, more and more teams can’t tackle during the regular season), the Steelers repeatedly are engaged in live tackling sessions this year. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette said that it’s an “old-old-school” approach, dating...

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Will Jarvis Jones Be Continue The Legacy Of Great Steelers Linebackers?

The Steelers didn’t spend a first-round pick on linebacker Jarvis Jones so he could just sit. Fact. While it’s not a fact that he’s going to start from day one, he will be a starter at some point, and many around the NFL are starting to take notice. That includes Don Banks of Sports Illustrated, […]...

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Players don’t mind physical approach

Steelers’ practices have taken on a new tone during training camp, with live hitting in team drills becoming commonplace this year. And the players don’t seem to mind it one bit.“I think it’s great......

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Colin Dunlap: Le’Veon Better Answer The Bell

Le'Veon BellThe Steelers held a fourth-quarter lead in 11 of 16 games in 2012. The Steelers finished 2012 with an 8-8 record, missing the playoffs.

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Tomlin says Steelers training camp changes aren’t reactionary

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