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Category: ‘Fullbacks’

Breaking Down the Running Back Position for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
June 23rd, 2014 at 9:41 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers running game has been hot and cold over the past few seasons, mostly cold according to the majority of fans. Of course, the causes are many, no consistency from the backs, a battered offensive line, and questionable play calling. Although, there were signs of improvement in 2013,...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Missouri Tight End Eric Waters
May 27th, 2014 at 10:13 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers Opened their OTAs on Tuesday by announcing that they had signed two more draft choices in offensive tackle Wesley Johnson and linebacker Jordan Zumwalt. More importantly, they made it through the session without injury. ***PHOTO1*** One of the players who was there was undrafted rookie free agent...

Fullback Will Johnson Could Give the Pittsburgh Steelers a Red Zone Boost
July 10th, 2013 at 11:52 PM
There is no question that the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to get creative in the Red Zone if tight end, Heath Miller is not ready early in the season. Sure, they re-signed tight end Matt Spaeth to assist in that department, and still have what could be an asset in...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Veteran Tight End Justin Peelle to Replace Injured Fullback David Johnson
August 13th, 2012 at 10:01 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers were off on Monday, but their front office kept busy making a roster move to boost depth in the depleted backfield as the Steelers signed veteran tight end/fullback Justin Peelle to a one-year contract. The 6-4, 254-pound 10-year veteran will take the spot of fullback/tight end David...

Pittsburgh Steelers May Have to Look to Free Agency for Depth at Fullback After David Johnson’s ACL Injury
August 10th, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Now that the first preseason game is out of the way, as well as the first major injury of the 2012 campaign, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be able to regroup and continue training camp. However, that injury, losing fullback David Johnson for the season to an ACL tear, may be...

Pittsburgh Steelers Fullback David Johnson Likely Out for the Season with a Torn ACL
August 10th, 2012 at 10:28 AM
The Pittsburgh Steelers had three injuries of note in Thursday nights 24-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Of those, it appeared at the time that the knee injury suffered by fullback / tight end David Johnson was the most severe.***PHOTO1***Those fears appear to be reality. This morning it is being...

Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Report – Day Eight
August 1st, 2012 at 10:19 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued with training camp on Wednesday still without Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace in camp. Although, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joined the parade of players who believe that Wallace will return to the fold sooner than later. For fans, the attitude seems to be, “we will believe...

Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Battle: Veteran Fullback David Johnson Versus Free Agent Will Johnson
July 30th, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Today was a rare day in Latrobe, as Pittsburgh Steelers players got to enjoy the CBA mandated off-day early in training camp. For some, this provided a chance to recover from the bumps and bruises that come from the cracking of pads for the first time. This is especially true...

Breaking Down the Running Backs for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
May 15th, 2012 at 10:29 PM
The 2012 rookie mini-camp is completed and the Pittsburgh Steelers are headed toward OTA’s and training camp with many roster questions in front of them. As we at Steelers 101 have discussed in different articles, there is going to be a lot of roster turnover in 2012. So what will...

Are the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Market for a Free Agent Fullback?
May 3rd, 2012 at 10:06 PM
This weekend, the Pittsburgh Steelers will host their first mini-camp of the offseason; a mini-camp structured for rookies and selected veterans. It also signals the time when the Steelers start looking at potential free agents to help solidify the roster in certain areas. This year, after neglecting it in the...

Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Line
November 18th, 2011 at 2:05 PM
***PHOTO1***The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line has been an area this season that has been full of changes. Some changes were good, some were due to happen at any time and some sudden. The changes have been to the line as Aaron Smith got hurt which allowed Ziggy Hood to emerge. Also...

Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends
November 16th, 2011 at 11:58 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Tight end certainly is not the most glamorous position on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster.  Most football fans likely wouldn't recognize Health Miller or David Johnson, let alone some Steelers fans.  However, very few teams have a group of tight ends who are capable of both blocking and receiving as...

How Will the Pittsburgh Steelers Handle Their New Adversity?
October 3rd, 2011 at 12:10 AM
***PHOTO1***The Pittsburgh Steelers have completed four weeks of football and after those four games, many issues are hindering the overall success of this team. Combine the injury bug, plus three very tough road opponents and it equals a Steelers team that is in complete disarray. Now it is time to...

The Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Line Needs Good Game Against Indianapolis Colts
September 24th, 2011 at 7:32 AM
Since week one the Pittsburgh Steelers have struggled on the offensive line and will need to finally form as a unit against the feisty defensive line of the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday. While the Steelers did have a productive win in week two against the Seattle Seahawks, the offensive line let...

Will the Line Play Improve on Both Sides of the Ball for the Pittsburgh Steelers?
September 14th, 2011 at 9:10 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** One of the most notable characteristics of Pittsburgh Steelers teams over the last 10 to 15 years has been the strength of their lines on both sides of the ball.  Last Sunday the Baltimore Ravens threw a wrench into the mix by physically dominating the Steelers lines.  Now the...

What Will 2011 Hold for the Offensive Line of the Pittsburgh Steelers?
August 21st, 2011 at 8:15 AM
***PHOTO1***It's no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers have a good team that fell short back in the Super Bowl earlier this year, but the fact remains the success and failures of this team will be solely placed on the play of the offensive line. The year that constantly comes to mind is 2003 when...

Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Full Back Breakdown
August 14th, 2011 at 9:05 AM
Last year the fullback was finally returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers offense after offensive coordinator Bruce Arians swore against it. Mike Tomlin influenced that decision and it paid dividends as the Steelers finished ninth in the NFL in rushing. There is nobody even close to Isaac Redman at this point after...

Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Isaac Redman Earning More Carries in 2011
August 13th, 2011 at 9:25 AM
***PHOTO1***If we learned anything from the first preseason game of the year between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins, it is the fact that Isaac Redman deserves more carries in the season to come. Redman ran with authority last night, rushing for 42 yards on five carries and scoring the only...