Fernando Velasco

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DeCastro, Pouncey Hope To See Much More Of Each Other On The Field

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and right guard David DeCastro are entering their third season together as teammates, yet the pair of first-round draft selections have only played 146 meaningful snaps together in that time. Since DeCastro was drafted in 2012, the Steelers have played approximately 2150 snaps of offensive…


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Steelers Film Room: Zone Blocking Scheme

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…


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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Considered To Be ‘Indispensable’ By Adam Schein

In his latest “Schein Nine” offering on NFL.com, analyst Adam Schein has attempted to define the nine most indispensable offensive players around the league. Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey comes in at No. 3 on Schein’s list. The Steelers’ star center suffered a season-ending injury on Pittsburgh’s eighth offensive snap of…



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Ramon Foster A Natural Leader

Pittsburgh Steelers former undrafted offensive lineman Ramon Foster has managed to find his way into the starting lineup, one way or another, since his rookie season in 2009, when he started four games in place of the injured Chris Kemoeatu. In his second season, he took over the starting right…


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Maurkice Pouncey Getting Close

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is entering his fifth season in the NFL, the first three of which landed him in the Pro Bowl and the first- or second-team All-Pro list. His fourth season ended almost as soon as it began. Pouncey as of right now is approximately eight months…




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Steelers Draft Needs – Interior OL

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other…


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Steelers Among The Best In Preventing Unblocked Pressure

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line did not get off to a good start last season. They struggled in both run blocking and pass protection, resulting in poor yards per carry totals for the backs and far too many sacks for Ben Roethlisberger. Losing All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey eight snaps into…


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Steelers Free Agent Departures Piling Up

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed seven free agents from outside the organization, they have now lost eight of their own free agents in the process, having come in with 22 free agents in total. Granted, few of them went on to sign contracts of any significance, or are expected…


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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Offensive Line

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the…