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Join the thick of the Pittsburgh Steelers Nation conversation with an entertaining podcast that taps into the very DNA of Pittsburgh's NFL team and its fiercely loyal fanbase, all from PennLive.com, Pennsylvania's leading online news source.

    Blitzing Steelers lack killer instinct: a split personality that spells trouble

    Blitzing Steelers lack killer instinct: a split personality that spells trouble

    The Steelers defense is suffering from a serious case of split personality. In one respect, they’re on a record pace for pressuring quarterbacks, blitzing relentlessly and playing highly aggressive. The result has been sacks, interceptions and fumbles – all great! But then there’s the other side of this conflicted Steelers defense. This is the permissive personality that is allowing opponents with less-than-impressive quarterbacks to mount long drives and put up big plays. It all makes for some high anxiety in the Steel City, to be sure. But just how worried should Steelers Nation be? And what are the areas of biggest concern for the Steelers, especially on defense? Glad you asked. I’ve got all the best takes on what is ailing these “Sybil Steelers” – Google it guys -- in this edition of the Steelers Update Podcast from PennLive. So listen up, Steelers fans! 
     
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    Steelers facing big backlash over divided racial justice stand

    Steelers facing big backlash over divided racial justice stand

    The Steelers look good on the field, but they’re facing a big backlash over their divided social justice stand off of it.It was a mixed message to say the least. The Steelers high profile Monday Night Football attempt to stand united against racism was seemingly sabotaged by a war-hero left tackle. With the rest of the team wearing the name of Pittsburgh-area police shooting victim Antwon Rose Jr. on their helmets, Afghanistan war vet and Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva seemingly went rogue. He hand-scrawled the name of fellow vet Alwyn Cashe on his helmet in Sharpie ink. Cashe, who is African-American, died of injuries suffered pulling fellow soldiers out of a burning vehicle in Iraq.Now a large segment of Steelers Nation is divided, TV ratings are tanking and many now-former NFL fans are tuning out the league’s aggressive venture into divisive politics. Will it prove a poison pill in Pittsburgh – and across the rest of the NFL? We have all the best takes on these off-field troubles, plus plenty of coverage of what happened on the field vs. the Giants -- including running back James Conner’s suddenly shaky starting status – all in this controversy strewn edition of the Steelers Update Podcast. So listen up, Steeler fans! 
     
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    Steelers, finally in-sync on both sides of the ball, are poised to shock the NFL

    Steelers, finally in-sync on both sides of the ball, are poised to shock the NFL

    For the Steelers, it’s long been a frustrating tale of two units -- offense and defense. During the best of times for the offense, the defense was in tatters and full of holes. Swiss cheese, instead of the Steel Curtain. When the defense shined last season, the offense crumbled, along with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s throwing elbow. But for the first time in a long time, both sides of the football appear to be in nearly top form for the 2020 season. I give you all the best reasons why the 2020 Steelers could be far greater than the sum of its parts, overperforming all expectations, in this edition of the Steelers Update Podcast. I also explain why it could be now or never for this group of Steelers. A shrinking NFL salary cap for 2021 – another casualty of the coronavirus – could see to that. But for now, it could be one shining season for your Steelers. What a gift at what time. When we all need it. Pittsburgh would revel in it after years of uncharacteristic disappointments from their beloved football team. A truly special – and highly unusual -- season awaits. Enjoy it, Steelers fans! 
     
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    Steelers Chase Claypool vaults to top of NFL rookie receivers - can he stay there?

    Steelers Chase Claypool vaults to top of NFL rookie receivers - can he stay there?

    Notre Dame receiver Chase Claypool became the Steelers top draft pick in 2020. Yet, he was the 11th receiver taken off the board, as the Steelers lacked a first-round selection. No matter. Claypool has quickly become the most highly touted rookie receiver going into the 2020 season. But it’s one thing making acrobatic catches in practice. Can Claypool do it in regular season? And come December, will Claypool still be standing head-and-shoulders above all those other receivers in his 2020 draft class? I give you all the national NFL praise being heaped upon Claypool – along with a very intelligent take on why his impact as a rookie could be limited – in this Dog Days edition of the Steelers Update podcast. Plus, I debunk another national media knock against Ben Roethlisberger and shine a light on the other Steelers rookie who just might be a star on defense. So listen up, Steelers fans!
     
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    Chase Claypool shines, Big Ben’s throwing motion’s off; Eric Ebron hates blocking: Steelers’ training camp top takes

    Chase Claypool shines, Big Ben’s throwing motion’s off; Eric Ebron hates blocking: Steelers’ training camp top takes

    Finally, the 2020 Steelers training camp at Heinz Field is starting to resemble an actual training camp. This week, players put on the pads, and the organization allowed the media inside to get a closer -- but not too close -- look at players from Big Ben Roethlisberger and his surgically repaired throwing elbow to irrelevant rookies who may or may not make a mark in this coronavirus-canceled NFL preseason. With the sharp eyes of plenty of Steelers’ scribes watching, the top observations from are coming fast and furiously. As always, there’s the good, the bad, the ugly and in this case -- the really, really ugly. I cover it all – and fill in every detail – as I survey the most intelligent takes from the most astute Steelers’ analysts in this jam-packed edition of the Steelers Update Podcast. PS: Do not miss the growing concerns about Big Ben’s seemingly altered throwing motion, especially on deep throws. It could portend big problems in Pittsburgh this season. Ouch! 
     
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    Steelers’ Minkah Fitzpatrick has sights on Ed Reed, Troy Polamalu & Brian Dawkins: ‘That’s the standard’

    Steelers’ Minkah Fitzpatrick has sights on Ed Reed, Troy Polamalu & Brian Dawkins: ‘That’s the standard’

    My, how times of changed for the suddenly shark-like Steelers secondary. Once a pathetic Pittsburgh weakness, it’s now a fast-rising strength that should strike fear in the hearts of opposing quarterbacks. The clear catalyst was the trade last September to acquire Minkah Fitzpatrick from the Miami Dolphins. Now, Minkah’s talking about ranking with the great safeties of the past decade or so: “The Ed Reeds and the Polamalus and the Brian Dawkinses of the game,” as Fitzpatrick himself says. But that’s just for starters. The 2020 unit shapes up as the team’s best in years, one long-time Steelers beat reporter writes. It boasts two Pro Bowlers last season in cornerback Joe Haden and Fitzpatrick, and cornerback Steven Nelson is bucking to be the third this year. Minkah will move around much more, helping his counterpart, Terrell Edmunds, as he enters his third season. Finally, depth, especially at cornerback, is much improved. It all spells shutdown for opposing offenses, with quarterbacks quaking in their Nikes. Much more on the rise of the secondary, plus a wide-ranging Steelers Grab Bag, in this edition of the Steelers Update Podcast. So listen up, Steelers fans! 
     
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Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

okoe dokes ,

Good stuff but...

Your content is informative but it sounds like you’re doing way too much with your voice. It sounds like you’re doing a promo the whole time, pretty distracting.

SteelJM ,

Clueless

This person knows absolutely nothing about what is going on with the Steelers especially with this episode frugal Steelers??? Why... Might want to first understand their salary cap problems.. Then record this podcast over. Terrible complain about the Steelers typical type person. Crying and complaining when every year team doesn’t do much free agency. Deleting podcasts site soon as I finish review. I tried to listen several times but to painful sorry

DropJimmyPlease ,

What?!?

Does this dude even follow this team? Or does he just read off Cliff Notes from the national media? When he does insert his own view it’s completely from left field and National Inquirer’esque. Check out Steelers depot or locked on for better options from football people

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