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Mike Munchak Speaks About Outside Zone Blocking

New Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak spoke earlier with the team’s website about why he chose to sign with Pittsburgh. Now he’s speaking about the outside zone blocking scheme and how it affects the running back. The Steelers had hoped to introduce more of the outside zone last season with Jack Bicknell Jr., […]

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Mike Munchak Makes His Hiring Sound Even Better

There seems to be a general consensus among many that the biggest move the Pittsburgh Steelers made this offseason was replacing offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, Jr. with the highly respected Mike Munchak, a Hall of Fame offensive lineman in his own right as well as an accomplished offensive line coach. Even with the re-signing […]

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13 Steelers Free Agents Remain Unsigned Entering Second Week Of The New League Year

Today marks the beginning of the second week of free agency for 2014 league year and as of right now, the Pittsburgh Steelers currently have 13 of their own free agents that remain unsigned. Below is a quick recap of the current status of those players. Jerricho Cotchery – Cotchery has a visit scheduled on […]

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Titans S Bernard Pollard Says Mike Munchak Didn’t Provide Right Mindset As Head Coach

On Tuesday, the Tennessee Titans re-signed safety Bernard Pollard to a two-year contract and according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennesseean, he proceeded to take somewhat of a shot at new Steelers offensive line coach and former Titans head coach Mike Munchak in regard to the mindset the team had in 2013. Pollard felt a […]

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Former Steelers Offensive Line Coach Jack Bicknell Jr. Hired By Dolphins

Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. has landed on his feet as he’s now been hired by the Miami Dolphins. Bicknell, who was let go by the Steelers after just one season in Pittsburgh, will be the assistant to Dolphins new offensive line coach John Benton, who was promoted after Miami fired […]

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Report: Kirby Wilson Didn’t Always Get Along With Todd Haley

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kirby Wilson have now parted ways and according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the long-time running backs coach was not forced out. As Dulac reports in a Monday blog post, Wilson, who is expected to be officially named the new running backs coach of the Minnesota Vikings later on […]

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Report: Steelers Defensive Assistant Jerry Olsavsky To Interview With Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers might not be done with turnover on their coaching staff this offseason as defensive assistant Jerry Olsavsky is expected to interview with the Buffalo Bills to become their new linebackers coach, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Olsavksy, a former Steelers linebacker himself, was hired in 2010 to replace Lou […]

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Recapping The Steelers Coaching Changes Since Mike Tomlin Arrived In Pittsburgh

On Saturday, it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Kirby Wilson would not be back next season as he decided to take the same job with the Minnesota Vikings. Wilson now makes the 13th coach that has left or been fired since Mike Tomlin became head coach of the team in 2007. Here now […]

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Report: Ravens To Interview Steelers RBs Coach Kirby Wilson Later This Week

Outside of firing offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr., the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to keep their coaching staff in tact so far this offseason. However, Garrett Downing of BaltimoreRavens.com reports on Wednesday that Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is scheduled to interview Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson later this week for their […]

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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Finding An Offensive Line Coach

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have their work cut out for them coming off consecutive non-winning seasons. It takes elbow grease to get from 8-8 to a contender, as everybody knows, of course, but this offseason, the issue is more complicated than simply improving, due to some uncommon circumstances. The top priority for the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Rooney Comments, Oline Coach Search, Draft Prospects & Playoff Picks Episode

Season 4, Episode 68 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I go over some of the main talking points stemming from the several interviews that Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II has done over the course of this week to kick things off. The Steelers are of course still […]

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Report: Steelers Offensive Assistant Shaun Sarrett Will Interview For Offensive Line Coach Job

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Twitter, offensive assistant Shaun Sarrett will get to interview for the vacant offensive line coach job. #Steelers interviewing offensive assistant Shaun Sarrett to be offensive line coach. Only natural. He's been doing it for couple months. — Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) January 9, 2014 Dulac had reported […]

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Report: Steelers Apparently Settled For Jack Bicknell Jr. Last Year

When the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Jack Bicknell Jr. last offseason to be their new offensive line coach, it really was a bit of a surprise. Come to find out, he reportedly wasn’t the first choice of head coach Mike Tomlin. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in his Monday online chat, several other […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Bicknell Firing, Wild Card Games, Dalton Future & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 67 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about the decision made by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday to fire offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. after just one season. We also toss around a few names of candidates that might be interviewed for the position […]

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Steelers Should Consider Hal Hunter, John Benton As Offensive Line Coach Candidates

On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers fired offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. after just one season with the team and now we can all speculate as to who his replacement might be. Immediately after the news of Bicknell’s firing broke, the first two names that I posted on Twitter were Hal Hunter and John Benton. […]

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Report: Bicknell’s Role Had Diminished In Second Half Of Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers fired offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. on Friday after just one season with the team, but according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, there was writing on the wall for several weeks that the change was coming. According to Dulac’s sources, offensive assistant Shaun Sarrett was more involved with the […]

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Steelers Fire Offensive Line Coach Jack Bicknell Jr. After One Season

Some big news today as the Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. has been fired after just one season. Bicknell was hired last offseason to replace Sean Kugler, who left to become the head coach of his alma mater Texas-El Paso. The Steelers offensive line was snake bitten right from […]

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Mike Adams Showed A Little Bit Of Nasty Late Against The Bears

During his weekly talk with the media on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he would like to see his offensive line play with more attitude moving forward after starting the 2013 season 0-3. “Be tough. Be nasty,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday prior to practice. “If you have to get a penalty because you’re going to […]

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Mike Tomlin Set To Take A Simple Approach To Improve Steelers Running Game

As expected, Felix Jones will get the start Sunday night at running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. “Felix Jones is going to get the start, and then we’re going to supplement him with the others,” Tomlin told Bill Hillgrove during his weekly pre game interview. […]

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The Story Of Guy Whimper

By Matthew Marczi With a few days now gone by since the final 53-man roster was first tallied and the Pittsburgh Steelers seemingly done making roster moves, it certainly appears that journeyman offensive lineman Guy Whimper is here to stay, at least for now. So what exactly does that mean for the 2013 season? As […]

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Steelers Decision To Sign Wallace Means They Didn’t Consider Malecki A Capable Backup Center

Like many of you, I was pretty shocked when the Pittsburgh Steelers signed offensive lineman Cody Wallace and waived John Malecki on Sunday. However, after going back through some of the preseason games of both players and doing some research, I feel that I now have better understanding of why the move was made. While […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 preseason has now come and gone and now the team must trim the roster down to 53 players by Saturday evening. The last few cuts are always the hardest and trying to figure out the last three of four roster spots is a yearly chore. Below is my best educated guess […]

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Pat Kirwan Thinks Steelers Should Sign Trueblood And Peterman

It’s not a secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers could definitely use some depth on their offensive line. Pat Kirwan, the NFL Insider for CBS Sports and host of “Movin’ the Chains” on SiriusXM NFL Radio knows this and suggested Tuesday on Twitter that the Steelers should consider signing Jeremy Trueblood and Stephen Peterman, both of […]

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Ramon Foster Getting Comfortable With Life On The Run

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard Ramon Foster entered the 2013 season as perhaps the biggest question mark along the offensive line—not in terms of durability or consistency of play, but in terms of the having the athleticism necessary for the Steelers to play the type of offense they would like to play under […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Injuries, Depth Chart Changes, Remaining Roster Battles & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 8 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by updating who is back practicing and the situation with both Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth as it relates to the final 53 man roster. We look at a few of the remaining roster battles that have yet […]

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Getting Marcus Gilbert A Few Snaps At Left Tackle During The Preseason Would Be Advisable

Coming out of their first preseason game against the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. seemed to be pretty happy with how things went with Mike Adams on the left side and Marcus Gilbert on the right. However, at some point during the preseason it would probably be a good […]

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