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Replacing A Championship Roster – Bridging The Gap Between Smith And Tuitt

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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New-Look Steve McLendon Will Better Serve Team Needs This Season

From the sounds of it, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon would very much like to forget about last season. It was his first year as a starter, and at times, it showed. But he knows that he can’t forget, because he knows that it taught him so much on his journey to preparing for […]

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Draft Likely Spells The End For Former Steelers DE Brett Keisel

The NFL draft is an endless source of miracles, annually making dreams come true for hundreds of prospective athletes hoping to make it to the top echelon of their sport and chosen profession, even if many of those chosen don’t ultimately make it. There’s the other side of the draft as well, the one less […]

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Mike Tomlin Reminds That Steelers Have Other Defensive Ends

One of the main themes during the course of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pre-draft press conference yesterday was the defensive line position, and whether or not the team is set at defensive end after this offseason’s departures. Head coach Mike Tomlin conceded the fact that “we’ve lost more than we’ve added”, with the notable losses of […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Defensive End

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Nose Tackle

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Cap Space Should Not Prevent Steelers From Signing Alex Carrington

While the Pittsburgh Steelers did make a move in free agency yesterday to help bolster the defensive line, it wasn’t the move that many were hoping they would make. Rather than coming to an agreement with free agent defensive end candidate Alex Carrington, the Steelers signed Cam Thomas. Thomas, a former San Diego Charger, was […]

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Ziggy Hood Has A Chance To Prove The Draft Choice Was The ‘Bust’, Not Himself

The term ‘bust’ has long loomed over the head of defensive lineman Ziggy Hood, the first-round draft pick (32nd overall) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2009 NFL Draft, and not entirely without merit, though the term does get thrown about with reckless abandon, especially on the internet. So much of a player’s future, however, […]

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On Steve McLendon: Right Man For The Job Versus Right Job For The Man

It would be hard to argue that there’s a better candidate on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster right now to play nose tackle than Steve McLendon. After all, that is why the team signed him to a three-year contract last offseason. And when all was said and done, the run statistics suggest that by and large, […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Nose Tackle

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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Al Woods Already Paying Dividends In Steelers Defensive Line Rotation

Last year, in his first full season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, reserve defensive lineman Al Woods played all of 30 snaps on defense. In the season opener last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, Woods, a former fourth-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints, played a third of that 2012 amount and he will likely […]

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Steelers NT Steve McLendon Is The Outside-Zone’s Kryptonite

Lost in the season opening loss Sunday to the Tennessee Titans was the play of nose tackle Steve McLendon, who registered two quarterback hurries, a hit and three tackles in 39 snaps played. When going through the game tape once again, there were three plays that really stood out to me and below is a […]

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Steelers Versus Titans – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi One of the first things that I took notice of early on was just how frequently Todd Haley varied his personnel from play to play. On first down, he went with the 12 personnel with Isaac Redman the lone back and David Paulson lined up to the right of Kelvin Beachum, who […]

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Steelers Versus Redskins – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the first half during the second preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Washington Redskins. Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas looks like he could make a great pair at gunner with cornerback Curtis Brown. On the first punt, Thomas was the […]

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Jerricho Cotchery\’s Value For Young Steelers Receivers Not Easy To Quantify

By Matthew Marczi Earlier this week, we talked about the ever-insightful Jason La Canfora and his analysis that the existence of Jerricho Cotchery as the third receiver on the depth chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers amounts to a ‘surplus’ at the position, which would afford the team the luxury of trading away that surplus in […]

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Steelers DE Brian Arnfelt Stout Against The Run In Preseason Debut

By Matthew Marczi Over the past couple of seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers seem to have had no shortage of quality defensive end-capable linemen in camp, making cuts all the more difficult. Back in 2011, an undrafted rookie out of Northwestern University by the name of Corbin Bryant was able to make a name for himself […]

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Al Woods Back Where He Belongs After Roundabout Journey Across The League

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Al Woods is being given a fair bit of attention this week, and rightfully so after his impressive start to the 2013 preseason, registering six solo tackles, including two run stops, and a sack against the New York Giants on Saturday. Woods has only been with the team […]

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Steelers DE Al Woods Is Going In The Right Direction

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Al Woods is an example of a draft pick that may have been give up on too quick by the team that drafted him. While it was only one preseason game, the LSU product was the defensive star Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants. Woods was […]

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Fast Willie Parker Thinks Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell Is Smooth

The Pittsburgh Steelers once again have quite a few former players in camp serving as coaching interns as Rod Woodson, Chris Hoke and Rod Rutherford are all present at Latrobe and passing on their knowledge to players. A name, however, that seems to have slipped underneath the radar is that of Willie Parker, who is […]

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Steelers 2013 Undrafted Rookie Class Faces Long Odds

The Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly had their fair share of undrafted free agent players contribute over the years. In fact, nose tackle Steve McLendon and guard Ramon Foster will both start for the Steelers in 2013, and both were originally signed by the Steelers after going undrafted. Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison beat the odds […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Pouncey Free Hernandez Hat, Athlete Twitter Remarks & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 118 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I use the bulk of this show to talk about Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey after photos surfaced Sunday of him and his twin brother Mike Pouncey wearing “Free Hernandez” hats in support of Aaron Hernandez. The incident has created quite a stir so […]

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Defensive Turnover Includes Steve McLendon Taking Over For Casey Hampton In 2013

By Matthew Marczi After over a decade of watching Casey Hampton anchor the defensive line for the Pittsburgh Steelers (with the exception of a long stretch during the 2004 season when Chris Hoke filled in due to injury), it is an unusual feeling picturing the team’s defense without that comically large helmet spearheading the troops. […]

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Former Steelers DL Chris Hoke To Be Coaching Intern This Year At Training Camp

Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Chris Hoke announced on Wednesday that he will be a coaching intern for the team this year at training camp. Hoke, who originally signed with the Steelers in 2001 as an undrafted free agent out of BYU, played 11 seasons in Pittsburgh before retiring in January of 2012. “I\’m going […]

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Steelers NT Steve McLendon The Focal Point Of New Look Defensive Front

By Matthew Marczi The belief that defensive tackle Steve McLendon’s play over the past two seasons has merited more snaps on defense has become ubiquitous, particularly this offseason. There is little question, of course, that Casey Hampton is the greatest nose tackle in Pittsburgh Steelers history, but McLendon’s rise has most feeling comfortable with saying […]

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Second-Term Steelers Offer Unique Perspective On Unique Organization

By Matthew Marczi With the Pittsburgh Steelers’recent reunions with old faces once again this season—courtesy of the returns of cornerback William Gay, tight end Matt Spaeth, and wide receiver Plaxico Burress—it is quite evident that a recent trend is emerging of former Steelers returning to greener pastures after exploring the landscapes of other teams. Beginning […]

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Being Good Isn\’t Good Enough For Steelers NT Steve McLendon

Nose tackle Steve McLendon was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as undrafted free agent in 2009 and since that time, he has logged a total of 381 snaps on defense. In those 381 snaps; however, the Troy product showed enough to earn a three-year, $7.25 million contract extension this past offseason. McLendon talked to […]

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