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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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Who Plays Left Tackle For Steelers If Marcus Gilbert Goes Down?

By Matthew Marczi Anybody who is acquainted with the recent history of the Pittsburgh Steelers and their offensive line knows that there is a good chance that one of the starting linemen will miss time in 2013. When you consider that both players expected to be starting tackles this year missed significant time just last […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: John Malecki Versus Nik Embernate Versus Justin Cheadle

The start of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp is now less than three weeks away so we will continue to look at the training camp battles that will take place with a look at the battle for a backup interior offensive line spot on the 53 man roster. You can comment on this battle […]

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Move To Left Side For Marcus Gilbert Just Another Part Of Steelers Offensive Line Shuffle

By Matthew Marczi All five starters along the offensive line for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013 earned starting experience in 2012. However, only one of them started more than six games at his position, that being center Maurkice Pouncey. Ramon Foster started every game last season, as previously discussed; however, 13 of his starts came […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: Guy Whimper Versus Joe Long Versus Mike Golic Jr.

July is finally here, and that means the Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe for training camp later this month. We have already looked at a few training camp battles that will take place, and today we will look at the battle for the backup tackle spot on the 53 man roster. Leave your comments […]

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Steelers Drop In Explosive Receiving Plays Has To Be Made Up By Running Game

Wide receiver Mike Wallace is long gone and gone with him is the 67 explosive plays of 20 yards or more that he accumulated during his four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In an effort to fill the void that was created when Wallace signed with the Miami Dolphins early in the free agent signing […]

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Steelers 2013 Mini Camp – Day One Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory mini camp got underway on Tuesday and here is a recap from day one. Markus Down For An Excused Absence – With it being a mandatory mini camp the Steelers had everyone present except for rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. That means both […]

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Steelers Coach Jack Bicknell Jr. Says Biggest Concern Is Developing Depth On Offensive Line

All throughout the offseason I have voiced by concerns about the Pittsburgh Steelers depth on their offensive line and on Tuesday new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. said he shares that same concern during his talk with the media. “We have to develop some backups. That\’s my biggest concern right now,” said Bicknell following […]

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Steelers Ultimate Stats Recipe For QB Ben Roethlisberger To Produce Wins

While researching the career sack numbers of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, I wanted to try to determine a perfect recipe for him winning games as it relates to sacks taken and yards per carry produced by everyone except for him and what I found was pretty astonishing. While it might be hard to believe, […]

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Steelers T Joe Long Might Be The Reserve Tackle The Team Longs For In 2013

It\’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers have question marks surrounding their depth at the tackle position heading into training camp, but one player who\’s trying to prove he\’s capable of filling a backup tackle role during the OTA sessions is Joe Long. Long was originally signed by St. Louis Rams in 2012 as an […]

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Mike Adams\’ Injury A Setback For Offensive Line\’s Development

By Matthew Marczi By now just about everybody that follows the Pittsburgh Steelers is likely to have heard about offensive tackle Mike Adams’ plight of early yesterday morning, during which he received multiple knife wounds that required staples as he attempted to prevent a group of assailants from stealing his vehicle. Regardless of what culpability […]

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Thinks Outside Zone Will Work Well In Pittsburgh

After the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Jack Bicknell Jr. to be their new offensive line coach during the offseason, it didn\’t take long to figure out that we would be seeing a lot more of zone blocking scheme in 2013. One offensive lineman who should benefit from more of that scheme is center Maurkice Pouncey and […]

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Sources: Marcus Gilbert Still Manning Steelers Left Tackle Spot In Second Week Of OTA\’s

Heading into the Pittsburgh Steelers second week of OTA practices of the 2013 season it had been speculated that Mike Adams might receive reps at the left tackle position after Marcus Gilbert manned the spot last week. However, according to two sources, things remained status quo with the offensive line on Tuesday. While it is […]

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Steelers Todd Haley Says Evolution Of Offense Begins With Good Communication During OTA Sessions

In the few times that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has talked to the media this offseason, he has been very positive in his outlook towards what his second season in the Todd Haley orchestrated offense will be like in 2013. More than once Roethlisberger has talked about how he and the positional coaches have […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Says Offense Will Be Dedicated To The Zone

When the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Jack Bicknell Jr. to be their new offensive line coach earlier in the off-season, we\’ve had a pretty good idea that we would see more zone blocking in 2013 than in previous years and more outside zone running specifically. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers running back […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Is 10 Pounds Lighter And Says He\’s Not Playing Around This Year

All throughout the off-season, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert berated the 2012 performance of the running back group and he made it clear that he had intentions of fixing that in 2013. One running back that appears to have gotten his message is Isaac Redman, who reportedly showed up for the first OTA session […]

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Several Things To Look For During The Steelers First OTA Session Of 2013

The first OTA session of the 2013 off-season for the Pittsburgh Steelers will get underway on Tuesday, and while we aren\’t likely to learn a lot from it, there will be a few things I will be looking for specifically in the reports from the media. Tackle Sides – Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was […]

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Steelers RB Baron Batch Must Prove He\’s More Than Just A Special Teams Player This Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Baron Batch is entering his third year in the league and with no guarantees that he will make the 53 man roster out of training camp later on this summer, he will have to prove that he can be more than just a special teams player. Batch, the Steelers seventh-round draft […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Young Steelers WR\’s, Directional Rush Stats, Penalties & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 103 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I are all over the place on Thursday as we discuss the signing of Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-round draft pick Shamarko Thomas for starters. General manager Kevin Colbert updated the rehab progress of linebacker Sean Spence during his conference call with […]

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Can The Steelers Be More Run Balanced Directionally In 2013 With More Zone Blocking?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have predominantly been a heavy right handed running team over the course of the last several season, but in 2012 they were extremely right handed and really just a team that ran between the two guards. If you look at the table below, which runs from the left side to the right […]

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Does The Signing Of Guy Whimper Mean That Max Starks Definitely Won\’t Be Back In 2013?

I knew at some point this offseason that the Pittsburgh Steelers would need to address their depth at the tackle position, but I never envisioned it leading to the team signing Jacksonville Jaguars castoff Guy Whimper, who according to Pro Football Focus gave up five sacks in 2012 in less than 400 snaps played and […]

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Report: Steelers Meeting With Texans Free Agent OL Antoine Caldwell

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports on Tuesday via Twitter that Houston Texans free agent offensive lineman Antoine Caldwell will be meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers need depth on their offensive line behind their five starters as tackle Max Starks and guard Doug Legursky are both unrestricted free agents and might not […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Still Needs Depth Added To It

The Pittsburgh Steelers normally like to carry eight or nine offensive linemen on their 53 man roster during the season. As we sit here in March, they only have six linemen under contract that we can pencil in as definitely making the roster. Once you get past Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro, Marcus Gilbert, Mike Adams, […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Talks Offensive Line At Owners\’ Meeting

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media on Tuesday at the annual owners\’ meetings and was asked about the possible use of more zone blocking in 2013. “Something we\’re going to explore, said Tomlin,” via a report by Bob Labriola on Twitter. “Not going to move too far from what guys are […]

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