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Steelers Kevin Colbert, Mike Tomlin On Hand For LSU Pro Day

The LSU Pro Day is taking place on Wednesday and Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin are present for it, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. Colbert and Tomlin are really getting bang for their buck as offensive draft prospects Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Jeremy Hill and […]

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Former Steelers Guard Alan Faneca Finished His First Marathon On Sunday

For 13 seasons, Alan Faneca provided lanes for backs to run through as a left guard, but this past Sunday, it was the former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman doing the running as he completed his first marathon. Faneca, who as you can see in the picture below that was tweeted out on Sunday, has lost […]

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The Salary Cap And The Fear Of Letting Go

By Matthew Marczi Anybody who follows the Pittsburgh Steelers with any degree of depth is well aware of the fact that they have had salary cap issues for several seasons now, which is generally the territory every team with a franchise quarterback will eventually face. This is not necessarily a major obstacle for a team […]

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The Kids Are Alright

By Michael K. Reynolds Lost in the shuffle of the Tomlin Two-Step, the heart breaking loss to the Baltimore Ravens and the analysis and counter analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers fading playoffs hopes, there is one startling…and encouraging reality. The kids are alright. Slowly, a new generation of Steelers players are pushing their way to the forefront, establishing themselves […]

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In Case You Didn’t Realize, The Steelers Don’t Give Up

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers just struck a blow to their 2014 Draft stock by busting out their third win in nine attempts yesterday against the Buffalo Bills. Did you really expect the Steelers to do anything different? I sincerely hope that nobody actually thought that Pittsburgh would fold on this season just because […]

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Ramon Foster Developing Into An Asset In Pass Protection

By Matthew Marczi Because of his unheralded entrance into the team and his lack of pedigree, left guard Ramon Foster has by and large gone unnoticed amidst the attention and scrutiny paid the other linemen, whether it is due to their draft positions and expectations or the fact that they are expected to step in […]

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Sadly – The Standard Is The Standard

NOTE: I don’t normally take outside article submissions, but Michael Reynolds has asked that I post his thoughts on the start of the season. I am sure this will produce some interesting discussion in the comments. ~ DB By Michael Reynolds The familiar refrain of “Here We Go Steelers” is most aptly replaced by “Here […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Learning How To Avoid Unnecessary Hits

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has earned a reputation over the years for extending plays beyond what the average quarterback would be willing to do, and rightfully so. Frequently, his ability to extend the play results in a big gain down the field, because a defensive back can only track a receiver […]

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Examining The Steelers\’ Reserve Linemen In Years Past

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, we got a chance to take a look at some of the numbers produced by this year’s reserve offensive lineman candidates for the Pittsburgh Steelers—excepting, of course, the rookies and first year players, from Joe Long to Mike Farrell. With the exception of Guy Whimper, who is a serious question mark […]

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Former Steelers G Alan Faneca Talks About Ben Roethlisberger, Offensive Line And Steeler Way

Former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Alan Faneca wasn\’t a big fan of having quarterback Ben Roethlisberger start early on during his rookie season, and he wasn\’t shy about telling the media that he wasn\’t excited about doing it prior to the team playing the Miami Dolphins in Week 3 of that year. “Exciting?” Faneca said. “No, […]

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Hines Ward Names His Choices For Steelers Mount Rushmore

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was a guest Friday evening on Pro Football Talk and was asked to name the four people that he would put on the organizations\’ version of Mount Rushmore. The first name out of Ward\’s mouth was Art Rooney Sr., and he followed it up by naming Chuck Noll, […]

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Steelers Were Prepared To Withstand Offseason Exodus

By Matthew Marczi As is widely known, the Pittsburgh Steelers have faced some significant departures this past offseason through free agency and release. The Steelers are currently without seven players that would have been opening day starters last season if injuries were not a factor; perhaps eight, if you include punter Jeremy Kapinos. Such an […]

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DeCastro Admits To Struggling Physically To Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers first round draft pick David DeCastro reportedly hasn\’t set Latrobe on fire through the first twelve days of training camp, and according to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, it is the physical part that is giving DeCastro the most problem. Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times reports Monday that Roethlisberger talked to the Stanford […]

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Are Expectations Too High For The Steelers New Offensive Line?

By Cian Fahey Arguably since 2005, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been winning games in spite of their offensive line. There has been some decent combinations upfront, but never has the line really been a strength since Marvel Smith, Alan Faneca, Jeff Hartings, Kendall Simmons and Max Starks pushed the team towards a Super Bowl victory. […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – June 12th – 2012 Mini-camp Begins Edition

Mandatory mini-camp begins today for the Steelers and Teresa Varley talked to rookies David DeCastro and Mike Adams after they arrived in town to take part in the session for the first time since rookie camp. The always entertaining Ike Taylor recently stopped by NFL Films and sat down to answer 5 questions and a […]

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Steelers Running Game & Lack Of Directional Balance The Last Three Seasons

One thing that has been noticeably different since Alan Faneca left the Pittsburgh Steelers is the ability of the offense to be balanced directionally as far as running plays go. With the drafting of Stanford guard David DeCastro and the move of Willie Colon from right tackle to left guard now, the Steelers offense will […]

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Elements Of Todd Haley Rosseta Stone Offense Coming Into Better Focus

Thanks to several player interviews, and great reporting by the Pittsburgh media during the first week of OTA\’s, we are starting to see certain elements of what the new Rosseta Stone offense that Todd Haley is implementing come into better focus. Along with that we have a much better grasp of what the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Rookies DeCastro & Adams Look To Buck Steelers History By Both Starting Week 1

The recent report by Ed Bouchette stating that second round tackle Mike Adams is in the plans of the Pittsburgh Steelers to get the first crack at the starting left tackle spot is not earth shattering news in nature, especially when you look at the potential candidates currently on the roster that could compete for […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Refers To New Playbook As A Rosetta Stone Book

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was on WDVE radio this morning to talk about the new presents that he received during the 2012 NFL draft this past weekend as well as a few other topics. Roethlisberger was specifically asked early on what he has heard so far about first round pick David DeCastro and how […]

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History Of Steelers Big Name Free Agent Losses Under Kevin Colbert

I posted the other day about the free agents that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed from other teams since Kevin Colbert took over in 2000 and now we will look at the notable free agent players that were signed away under the Colbert watch dating back to 2000. I use the word notable only in […]

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An Old Face Could Give The Steelers Offensive Line A New Lease Of Life

By Cian Fahey After Alan Faneca left the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008, the Steelers looked to the then 25-year-old Chris Kemoeatu to become his replacement. After a fine first year in the starting line-up, Kemoeatu received a five year deal worth $20 million. Skip ahead to the 2012 off-season and Kemoeatu\’s status as a Steelers […]

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Steelers Podcast – The Terrible Podcast – #63 Verron Haynes Comeback Episode

Episode #63 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I quickly touch on the labor situation heading into the weekend and go over the recent news of Antwaan Randle El having surgery on his knee in April and not prior to the lockout beginning. We discuss the Ike Taylor interview on Trib […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday May 17th – Crying With The Stars Edition

Sara Bauknecht recaps the week 9 Dancing with the Stars performance of Hines Ward and Kym Johnson from last night as the two continue their near perfection. Johnson was able to dance after suffering an injury in a fall this past week and Ward cried a tear or two following the couples first number. Steelers […]

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Examining The Mythical Steelers Draft Day Trade With Redskins For Pouncey

The hottest story in Steeler Nation right now outside of the retirement of Alan Faneca, the pending free agency of Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor and the Hines Ward run on Dancing with the Stars is the rumored report that Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said he had a draft day deal in place with the […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday May 16th – Ochocinco Full Of Bull Edition

Ed Bouchette had a great read on Sunday that looked back over the career of the recently retired Alan Faneca and Ron Cook wrote that the next stop should be the Pro Football Hall of Fame. John Clayton of ESPN.com explains how the proliferation of 3-4 defenses has led to changes in philosophy at the […]

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Some Weekend Steelers Notes, Thoughts and Musings

* You have to hand it to Willie Parker and the sudden explosion of self promotion he has done in an attempt to get himself back in Pittsburgh to finish his career. I could have done without his back handed slap at the Redskins, but it sounds like he was speaking from his heart about […]

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