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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Ten – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ tenth day of practice. – Hebron Fangupo was the first player down the stairs at 2:38. In tow were Jawan Jamison, Brad Wing, and Dri Archer, the latter two again walking down together. Fast friends. – Injury roundup although Dave Bryan pretty much has you covered. […]

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Mike Munchak Texbook Includes Lesson On Extracurricular ‘Tricks Of The Trade’

The Pittsburgh Steelers were quite fortunate to stumble into landing Hall of Fame offensive guard and accomplished offensive line coach Mike Munchak this offseason to serve on the coaching staff in that capacity. A year prior, they lost Sean Kugler to a head coaching opportunity at his alma mater, and were forced to settle for […]

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5 Offseason Changes Primed To Help Steelers Succeed In 2014

Munchak To The Rescue The Steelers wasted no time showing offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. the door after the 2013 season ended. They also smartly jumped at the opportunity to hire former Tennessee Titans head Mike Munchak to replace him after he was fired. Munchak, a Hall of Famer, spent 12 years in the […]

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Ramon Foster Talks Outside Zone

The Pittsburgh Steelers made strides in attempting to install some outside zone concepts into the running game last season under new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. The problem is that it’s hard to say how successful the installation was. The Steelers barely ran the outside zone at all due to a few quite obvious […]

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Season Of Change – Hiring Mike Munchak

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 3 Versus Bears

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Continuing in the series, the Week […]

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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 happened, but why it happened. […]

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James Saxon Wants Running Backs, Offensive Line In Harmony

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted with two assistant coaches on the offensive side of the ball during this offseason; one was by choice, the other the choice of the coach. A year after losing offensive line coach Sean Kugler to the college ranks, the Steelers evidently settled on a one-year layover with Jack Bicknell Jr., with […]

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Mike Munchak Trying To Not Let Language Be A Barrier For Steelers Offensive Line

When Todd Haley was hired to be the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator in 2012, all of the talk at that time was about how tough the change in terminology was tough to learn. Even quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was troubled by it. “(I’m) looking over this Rosetta Stone that sits in front of me called our […]

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Steelers Stack The Deck For New Coaches

One of the first topics that I delved into when I began writing about sports a few years ago was the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had a tendency to want to give his new coaches some new players for their position to help bring them along. New coaches, then, meant new […]

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Kelvin Beachum Shares His Thoughts On Mike Munchak

When the Pittsburgh Steelers lost offensive line coach Sean Kugler following the 2012 season, it began what was essentially a two-year coaching search that left Jack Bicknell Jr behind as a speed bump fill-in on the road to the main goal, the acquisition of the highly reputable Mike Munchak this offseason. We’ve already read a […]

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Despite Temptation, Steelers Figure To Stay Put At Tackle During Draft

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers have used two first-round draft selections, with an additional two in the second round, over the past four drafts on the offensive line, they have yet to be able to cobble together the five-man offensive line that they’ve envisioned. Due to a combination of injury and underperformance, the most optimistic future […]

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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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