Archive | May, 2014

Mike Munchak On Outside-Zone Scheme: ‘It’ll Be A Part Of Our Offense’

We’re bound to see more outside-zone run this season by the Pittsburgh Steelers with new offensive line coach Mike Munchak now in town and the only thing left to be determined is just how much it will be used. “It’ll be a part of our offense,” said Munckak in a recent interview with Steelers.com. “It’ll […]

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Steelers WR Derek Moye Not Concerned About Offseason Additions

It’s certainly unfair to define the career of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Derek Moye by one dropped pass in the end zone last season against the Baltimore Ravens, but several people certainly will. Unfortunately for him, it was the last pass thrown his direction in 2013. Many people probably forget that Moye made a spectacular […]

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Steelers Film Room: Fake Wide Receiver Screen

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Max Starks To Kelvin Beachum

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Sean Spence Says He Will Know During OTAs If He Can Play

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence has been a topic of discussion since he was drafted, but for the better part of the past two years, it’s gravitated around what ifs, and whether he would ever even be able to play, after tearing up his knee in his rookie preseason. As we all know, linebackers coach […]

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Mike Mitchell Is ‘Totally Confident’ That Darrius Heyward-Bey Will Make The Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey during the offseason and while a spot on the 53 man roster is probably far from guaranteed for him right now as far as the coaches are concerned, safety Mike Mitchell, a fellow teammate of his that also played with him in Oakland, really likes […]

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Mike Vrabel Knows All About DE To OLB Learning Curve

Over the years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have drafted several players that played defensive end in college only to convert them into 3-4 outside linebackers. Mike Vrabel was one of those players and the current Houston Texans linebackers coach recently talked about how tough the transition can be from defensive end to outside linebacker in an interview with […]

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Mike Adams Still Hungry To Compete Along Offensive Line

For Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams, there’s no running away from the chaos and disappointment of 2013, which began with a knife wound. His recollections of this past season are simple, and to the point. “I think it went pretty bad”, he said. “I think it        would be tough on anybody”. It’s a natural […]

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G Nik Embernate Reportedly ‘Gone Now’ After Clearing Waivers On Friday

Guard Nik Embernate cleared waivers on Friday after being waived Thursday with a failed physical designation and it looks like he will not be reverting back to the Pittsburgh Steelers injured list, either. According to Steelers PR man Burt Lauten, Embernate is “gone now.” The Steelers apparently aren’t required to reach an injury settlement with […]

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More Problems For Browns WR Josh Gordon

Things continue to get worse for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, who is currently waiting to hear if he’ll be suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell following a failed drug test. According to Matthew Florjancic of WKYC-TV, Gordon was issued a speeding ticket over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Strongsville, OH after he […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Recently Had Screws Removed From Foot

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth was limited to working on the side during the first week of OTA practices and it turns out he needed a procedure done recently on his right foot. According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, Spaeth needed the screws removed that had been inserted last year into his […]

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Report: Steelers Worked Out Former Duquesne WR Gianni Carter

The Pittsburgh Steelers will never hesitate to juggle their 90 man roster over the course of the offseason and it’s not uncommon to hear reports of them bringing in undrafted free agents in for workouts. According to a Friday report by Bo Marchionte of College2Pro.com, former Duquesne wide receiver Gianni Carter recently worked out for the […]

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Mike Munchak Trying To Not Let Language Be A Barrier For Steelers Offensive Line

When Todd Haley was hired to be the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator in 2012, all of the talk at that time was about how tough the change in terminology was tough to learn. Even quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was troubled by it. “(I’m) looking over this Rosetta Stone that sits in front of me called our […]

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Steelers Film Room: Facing The 46 Defense

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. This will be an X’s […]

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Speculation That The Steelers Will Re-Sign DE Brett Keisel Still Ongoing

So you’re saying there’s still a chance? Could the Pittsburgh Steelers really have plans to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel next month? Scott Brown of ESPN.com seems think it’s possible based on the wording used by tight end Heath Miller during a Thursday interview. Brown writes: Miller was reflecting on when he was one of […]

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Antonio Brown Hoping To Focus On Offense This Season

From the sounds of it, Antonio Brown may have been the biggest cheerleader for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most recent third-round draft selection, Dri Archer. Archer, a 5’8” running back slash wide receiver, is also a skilled return man, having returned four kickoffs for touchdowns over his last two college seasons. While he didn’t return many […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Slot Receiver

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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With Steelers Undermanned, Nik Embernate Reminded That The Best Ability Is Availability

The Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday released guard Nik Embernate, who signed with the team last season as a priority undrafted free agent. He suffered a torn ACL early in training camp last year just as he was promoted to the second-team offensive line, which in part helped encourage followers of the team to anoint him a […]

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Recap Of The Steelers First Week Of 2014 OTA Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first week of OTA practices on Thursday and below is a recap of all of the top storylines from the week. Pouncey Healthy – We had a pretty good notion heading into the week that center Maurkice Pouncey might be able to get some live reps in during the […]

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Steelers Waived Nik Embernate With Failed Physical Designation

Several of you are curious as to why the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to waive guard Nik Embernate on Thursday and if he was waived injured. We now have more clarification on that move. According to the official NFL transaction release from Thursday, Embernate, who was originally signed last year as an undrafted free agent out […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller: ‘I Expect To Be Better Than Last Year’

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller might have only caught 58 passes in 2013, but being as he only played in 14 games, that’s not too shabby at all. While Miller may have seemed back to normal to many people last year after tearing up his knee late in the 2012 season, normal was something […]

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Steelers 2014 OTA Practices: Thursday Participation, Injury Report

The Pittsburgh Steelers will wrap up their first week of OTA practices of the 2014 season on Thursday and very little has changed as far as the participation and attendance goes. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reports on Twitter Thursday morning that safety Troy Polamalu, cornerback Ike Taylor and rookie running back Dri Archer […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking First Week Of Steelers 2014 OTA Practices Episode

Season 4, Episode 107 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd now back in the co-host chair, we both go over the news and notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers first set of OTA practices of the 2014 season. The Steelers have made a few roster moves this week, so we catch up on those transactions […]

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Attendance Of Steelers Rookie RB Dri Archer At NFLPA Rookie Premiere Was Mandatory

We have a little more clarification now on the situation with Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer, who has been accused of blowing off the first week of OTA practices in order to attend the NFLPA Rookie Premiere out in Los Angeles. According to several other reports around the internet, the rookie event must […]

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Steelers Waive G Nik Embernate, Sign T Emmanuel McCray

A lot of fans had high hopes for Pittsburgh Steelers guard Nik Embernate in 2014 after his 2013 rookie season was wiped out by a knee injury suffered in training camp, but the team decided to move on from the undrafted San Diego State product on Thursday. With Embernate being waived, the open spot on […]

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Steelers RB Dri Archer Apparently Blew Off OTA Practices For NFLPA Rookie Premier

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer will apparently not practice at all this week during the first OTA session of the 2014 season. Initially it was reported that Archer, the Steelers third-round selection this year in the 2014 NFL Draft, was excused from practice with an illness, but evidently that illness didn’t prevent him […]

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