Alan Faneca

Faneca Makes Hall Of Fame Finalists, Ward Misses Cut

The 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists were announced today and one former Steelers player made it as a finalist. Alan Faneca is among the group to be debated before this year’s class is announced the day before the Super Bowl. Hines Ward was not among the finalist group,…



Film Room: Steelers Return To 1970s Football In Sunday’s Win

Run the football to death. Play Cover 2 defense. That’s were some of the basic tenets of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers’ dynasty. Franco and Rocky. Mel Blount a terror in the secondary. The names have changed and I’m not saying the Steelers are poised for another such dynasty but yesterday,…


Faneca, Ward Named Hall Of Fame Semifinalists

Some much needed good news on this sorta blah day/week/month of Pittsburgh Steelers’ news. Alan Faneca and Hines Ward have moved on to be named semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Hines Ward and Alan Faneca have been named semifinalists for the @ProFootballHOF Class of…



The Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: 29-20

In the spirit of the offseason, Alex Kozora and I have undertaken the daunting task of ranking the top 100 Pittsburgh Steelers players in the history of the franchise. And we mean the complete history – 1933 to today. Alex and I first came up with our own lists and…


Alan Faneca To Join Steelers In Training Camp

It was fairly exciting news when we saw Alan Faneca show up with the Pittsburgh Steelers during OTAs, only to learn that he was actually serving as an intern assistant offensive line coach with Mike Munchak during the team’s spring drills through OTAs and minicamp. Minicamp just ended a couple…


Jeff Saturday Argues Pouncey As Best Player On Steelers’ Offense

Call him a little biased but ex-center turned ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday believes the best player on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense rests along their line. That player, naturally, is center Maurkice Pouncey. “This guy jumps off the tape,” Saturday said on today’s edition of NFL Live. “He literally could be…




Marcus Gilbert Driven To Reach Pro Bowl Dream

While criticism has been levied against the Pittsburgh Steelers’ gradually improving pass defense toward the end of the season that they had the fortune of facing a string of backup quarterbacks, the same cannot be said for the level of competition that right tackle Marcus Gilbert faced with relative consistency…


Foster Glad To Have Faneca Around During Steelers OTAs

As the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their first set of OTA practices of the 2016 season, it’s still very exciting to know that former guard Alan Faneca is scheduled to remain with the team over the course of the next several weeks as a coaching intern. While it’s certainly not…


Alan Faneca To Serve As Steelers’ Coach During Spring

The first practice of OTAs kicks off today but our first piece of news circles around a new coach, not a player. The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired Alan Faneca to serve as an assistant coach during  OTAs and their June minicamp. The news wa first reported by lead PR man…


Steelers Forging San Diego Pipeline With Free Agent Signings

Over the course of the past decade, we have joked about the emergence of ‘Steelers West’, referring to the Arizona Cardinals beginning with the 2007 season, during which former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt took over the head coaching job—now occupied by former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. Within…


The Optimist’s Take: Scoring On The Ground

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…