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Don\’t Overlook The Value Of Ramon Foster In Steelers Line Revamp

By Cian Fahey Entering last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff was reluctant to let Ramon Foster remain in the lineup from the previous season. After a training camp battle that began with Chris Scott and Tony Hills, backup center Doug Legursky started the season in Foster\’s right guard position. Much like the previous occasions […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Rookie Camp & First Round Trade That Wasn\’t Episode

Season 2, Episode 106 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start off the show by answering a question we received from a listener about the the history of the podcast and how both of us came about getting together to do it. After the intro we get right into talking […]

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Sean Kugler Finally Has The Talent To Do His Coaching Justice

By Cian Fahey Prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers\’ last appearance in the Super Bowl, that loss to the Green Bay Packers in Dallas two years ago, I expressed my overwhelming admiration for the work of the Steelers\’ new offensive line coach that year. Leading up to the season finale in Dallas, I wrote that Sean […]

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Post Draft State Of The Steelers Offensive Line

The 2012 NFL draft is now complete and the Pittsburgh Steelers added three offensive linemen in the form of Stanford guard David DeCastro, Ohio State tackle Mike Adams and guard Kelvin Beachum as part of their nine selections. With the draft and free agency now behind us, it is time to take the yearly look […]

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Right Or Left For David DeCastro & Does It Really Matter?

Now that the shock of David DeCastro being selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers has worn off, the question I see most asked is if the Stanford product can play left guard. Of course Mike Tomlin was asked that very question during the press conference following the pick and said, “He is a right guard. That’s […]

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Hritz Steelers Mock Draft Second Edition

By Jeremy Hritz There is depth in this year’s draft, especially at the position of greatest need for the Pittsburgh Steelers (offensive line), giving them some mobility with their first round pick. While trading out of the first round for the Steelers is not very likely, what is more possible is a team trading up […]

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Report: Ramon Foster Has Signed One Year Restricted Tender

Howard Balzer of ESPN Radio in St. Louis reports Thursday via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent guard Ramon Foster has signed his one year restricted tender offer. Foster was one of six Steelers restricted free agents that were tendered one year contracts prior to the start of free agency. Foster was tendered at […]

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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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Releases Of Hines Ward, Aaron Smith, James Farrior & Chris Kemoeatu Official As Of Friday

According to Pittsburgh Post Gazette beat writer Ed Bouchette, the releases of veteran wide receiver Hines Ward, defensive end Aaron Smith, linebacker James Farrior and guard Chris Kemoeatu were made official last Friday at 4 p.m. There had been some uncertainty of when it would be official, but now we know it is. That of […]

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Legursky & Foster Could Still Receive Chicken Tenders

Monday (correction that deadline is the 13th, not today) the deadline for restricted tenders to be issued around the league and while several eyes will be fixed on wide receiver Mike Wallace, and his expected first round tender, the Steelers two undrafted guards, Doug Legursky and Ramon Foster, will also be an interesting tender decision […]

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Could The Steelers Lose Any Other Restricted Free Agents Outside Of Mike Wallace?

By Cian Fahey The Pittsburgh Steelers added the names of Hines Ward, Aaron Smith and Chris Kemoeatu to a lengthening list of players who will not return for the 2012 NFL season. Smith, Kemoeatu and Ward join Bryant McFadden and Arnaz Battle as casualties of the team\’s bloated salary cap. However, now that Omar Khan, […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Hines Ward & Aaron Smith Special Episode

Season 2, Episode 82 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I dedicate a special Thursday night edition of the podcast to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and defensive end Aaron Smith as we breakdown the recent news regarding their releases. We discuss what the salary cap is looking like after […]

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Steelers To Release Chris Kemoeatu

The releases keep coming and none of them are a surprise as a few the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive linemen are reporting that guard Chris Kemoeatu has been informed of his release. Kemoeatu has played 7 seasons with the Steelers since being drafted in the 6th round of the 2005 NFL draft. He was scheduled to […]

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Hines Is Gone, So Who’s Next?

By Jeremy Hritz Hines Ward was no doubt an integral part of the Pittsburgh Steelers over the last several years and was a primary contributor in Super Bowl wins number six and seven. His physicality and connection with the fans of Pittsburgh will not be forgotten, no matter what jersey he wears next year (with […]

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Steelers Marching Towards The Tender Deadline

The 2012 NFL combine has come and gone and now the next key date on the 2012 NFL calendar for the Pittsburgh Steelers is March 5th, as that is the deadline for the restricted tenders and franchise tag to be issued. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told the media during his press conference at the […]

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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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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Omar Khan, Mike Wallace & Mark Kaboly Interview Episode

Season 2, Episode 80 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd is working on his birthday. Happy birthday, David. We get right back into the hot topics that include the Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap problems coming right into line after the restructuring on Thursday of the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. I give […]

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How Bad Are All Of The Restructured Contracts Hurting The Steelers In 2013?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to finish solving all of their salary cap problems as they march forward to the start of the new 2012 league year and already Steeler Nation is worried about 2013. The worries are centered around all of the contract restructuring that has been done over the last two seasons. Since […]

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Fitting Mike Wallace Under The Steelers 2012 Salary Cap While Wearing Franchise Tag

Since my last post on Mike Wallace, as it relates to trying to protect him via free agency, I have had a few questions about how the Steelers can possibly fit Wallace underneath the cap by the start of the new league year if they indeed were to place the franchise tag of $9.4 million […]

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Not Signing Own Unrestricted Free Agents Prior To Free Agency Is Nothing New For Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert suggested on Monday that none of the team\’s remaining 10 unrestricted free agents will be re-signed before the free agency period begins on March 13th and while this news may sound out of the ordinary for some, it is really nothing out of the ordinary for them. The Steelers have […]

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Steelers 2012 Salary Cap Bone Still Has A Lot Of Meat Left On It

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already made a solid dent in the 2012 salary cap problems that they faced heading into the offseason, but there is still a lot of meat left on the bone that needs to be chewed off. The release of Bryant McFadden and Arnaz Battle on Wednesday, combined with the expected contract […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents Analysis: G Ramon Foster

Onward we go with our player by player look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents. we are breaking them down one by one and look ahead to their pending 2012 free agency situation. The first part of this series I am focusing on the restricted free agents and this is the fourth player in […]

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Recapping Rooney – No Real Surprises

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II sat down with a few members of the Pittsburgh media on Tuesday for a half hour interview to discuss the Steelers past season and look ahead to 2012. You can read the question and answers here on the Post-Gazette blog. When you read through everything there were not too […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents Analysis: G/C Doug Legursky

Onward we go with our player by player breakdown of the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers free agents. We are still looking at the restricted group and next up is offensive lineman Doug Legursky. Player: Doug Legursky Position: Guard/Center Experience: 3 Years Free Agent Status: Restricted 2011 Salary Cap Hit: $525,000.00 2011 Season Breakdown: Legursky was a […]

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2012 Steelers Salary Cap – 10 Players Sure To Be Released Or Restructured

The Pittsburgh Steelers are already nearly $20 plus million over the 2012 projected salary cap number of $125 million and that is with just 44 players under contract for 2012. The still need to tender contracts to their restricted and exclusive rights free agents and fill the offseason roster to get to the 80 player […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Injuries & The 10 Different Starting Combinations Used In 2011

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 season will be remembered as an injury plagued one and the offensive line certainly had their fair share of them. In the 17 games the Steelers played this past season they started 10 different line combinations due mostly to injuries as the table below shows. Offensive line coach Sean Kugler broke […]

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