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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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Mike Adams To Remain Steelers Left Tackle For Now

The Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be happy with their decision to switch tackles that took place well over a week ago and offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. said Monday he will continue on with Mike Adams at left tackle and Marcus Gilbert at right tackle for the time being. “We\’re gonna stay with it […]

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Three Under-The-Radar Steelers Players Worth Watching During The Preseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be taking on the New York Giants tonight in their 2013 preseason opener at Heinz Field and there are three off-the-radar players that will be worth keeping an eye on. While all three should be considered long-shots to make the final 53 man roster, they still have a glimmer of hope […]

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Steelers Versus Giants: 11 Things To Look For Saturday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the New York Giants Saturday night at Heinz Field for their preseason opener and below are eleven things to look for during the game. Hey Rookie: Yes, we will start off with the most obvious of the obvious. We are all excited to see what Jarvis Jones, Le\’Veon Bell, Markus […]

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Tomlin Names Adams, Gilbert & Worilds As Players That Could See Extra Time Against Giants

During his Thursday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that his starters would likely play 10-12 snaps Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants. In addition to that, he did say that a few of the starters could get extended playing time beyond. On Friday, Tomlin had his […]

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Sixth Wheel Kelvin Beachum Could See Some Mileage This Season

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum with the last of their four seventh round draft picks in last year’s draft, there was some excitement and anticipation—albeit just a trace—over his potential to help improve the offensive line’s depth, given the way that Kevin Colbert and others talked him up […]

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Report: Todd Haley Wanted To Commit To Outside Zone Last Season

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley wanted to use more zone blocking in 2012, but the team never could commit to it. Haley told Bouchette they worked on the blocking scheme during the offseason, but for undisclosed reasons it pretty much ended there. While they did try […]

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Expect Todd Haley To Adjust Personnel Groupings In An Effort To Improve Run Game

One of the things that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said about new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, Jr. following his hiring earlier this year, is that he noticed how well the Kansas City Chiefs ran against the teams in the AFC North last season. “They played the AFC North, and they ran the […]

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Thoughts On The Steelers As They Reach The Halfway Point Of Training Camp – Part 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers are off from practice on Tuesday and they will resume their training camp practices on Wednesday. With camp now at the halfway point, here are a few more of my thoughts that are running around in my ever so cluttered head. If you missed part one, you can read it here. Like […]

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Steelers Mike Adams Listed As Starting Left Tackle For Giants Preseason Game

There is a new leader in the clubhouse at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the depth chart for the first preseason game against the New York Giants has been released and shows Mike Adams at left tackle replacing Marcus Gilbert, who has been flipped over to the right side, where he started and […]

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Former Steelers Lineman Tunch Ilkin Offers Handy Tip On Left Tackle Competition

By Matthew Marczi For the fourth straight practice, beginning with the Friday night practice, second-year tackle Mike Adams has manned the left side of the offensive line, where third-year tackle Marcus Gilbert had practiced throughout the offseason. Early in the offseason, there were expectations that the two former second round draft picks would compete for […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Eleven Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers are almost halfway through with training camp and the Monday practice featured the team back in shorts after several days of wearing the pads. Head coach Mike Tomlin said the decision to get out of pads was an effort to let the team get healthier as they will also have Tuesday off. […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Ten Recap

Ten days of training camp are now in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers and below is your recap of tidbits from around the world wide web. Head coach Mike Tomlin seemed pretty happy with what he saw during practice on Sunday and said the players are getting into a good rhythm. The list of […]

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Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell Likes Feeling Lighter

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell was heavily criticized for being too tall and lacking great speed leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft. While Bell cant do anything about his height, he is looking to improve his speed some as he arrived at Latrobe  for training camp weighing 232 pounds, which as Gerry […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Setting A Tone With The Running Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday training camp practice included a live 11-on-11 tackling session, which is really unheard of this time of year. Members of the media were indeed shocked and they probably wondered if they slept through training camp and the preseason. Head coach Mike Tomlin gave his reasons for the live tackling session following […]

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Steelers Will Still Primarily Be A Power Running Team In 2013

If you are like me, you are probable excited about seeing more of the outside zone being utilized by the Pittsburgh Steelers offense in 2013. However, just because we will see more of it, doesn\’t mean we won\’t still see some of the traditional inside zone, and power based blocking that we have been accustomed […]

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Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Says 2013 Offense is All About Running The Ball

The Pittsburgh Steelers running game finished 26th in the league last year in rushing yards per game with a 96.1 average and 28th overall in yards per rush with a 3.73 average. They addressed those problems during the offseason by drafting Michigan State running back Le\’Veon Bell in the second-round and made the commitment to […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Three Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers training camp is already three days old and on Sunday they had their second practice and thankfully the weather was nice. Below is a recap of the major highlights from the media. Sunday morning was pretty much boring and void of any real news, so we will jump ahead to things that […]

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