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Replacing A Championship Roster – Trai Essex To David DeCastro

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Maurkice Pouncey A New Anchor

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Free Agents Signed By Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Usually Make Final 53 Man Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers were very busy this offseason when it came to signing free agents as eight have already been added. Three of those eight players added are considered street free agents as they were released outright by their previous teams earlier in the offseason. How many of these eight players will fail to ultimately […]

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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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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2008 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period now less than three weeks away, we are gearing up for it by taking a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first eight years of Colbert’s tenure in […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2007 Season

The 2014 free agency signing period is getting ever nearer and in preparation for it, we will continue on with our look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first seven years of Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh […]

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Steelers To Start 26th Different Offensive Line Combination In Last Four Season On Sunday

With starting center Fernando Velasco now out for the season after suffering an Achilles injury Thursday night in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers will more than likely give Cody Wallace the start at center Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. There is also a chance that both Kelvin Beachum and Mike Adams […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Learning How To Avoid Unnecessary Hits

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has earned a reputation over the years for extending plays beyond what the average quarterback would be willing to do, and rightfully so. Frequently, his ability to extend the play results in a big gain down the field, because a defensive back can only track a receiver […]

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Examining The Steelers\’ Reserve Linemen In Years Past

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, we got a chance to take a look at some of the numbers produced by this year’s reserve offensive lineman candidates for the Pittsburgh Steelers—excepting, of course, the rookies and first year players, from Joe Long to Mike Farrell. With the exception of Guy Whimper, who is a serious question mark […]

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Larry Zierlein Still Very Proud Of His 2008 Steelers Offensive Line That Won The Super Bowl

The Arizona Cardinals named Larry Zierlein, a former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach, as their new assistant offensive line coach on Tuesday, and on Wednesday he was a guest on 93.7 The Fan to talk about his new job and his time spent in Pittsburgh. During the interview Zierlein was asked to talk about his […]

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Steelers Shuffle Offensive Line Up On Wednesday With Colon, Starks & Adams All Sidelined

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Wednesday and there were a few players getting in some work at different positions on the offensive line due to injuries. Left guard Willie Colon (knee) sat out Wednesday so center Maurkice Pouncey got in some work at the position just in case Colon is not […]

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Rookies DeCastro & Adams Look To Buck Steelers History By Both Starting Week 1

The recent report by Ed Bouchette stating that second round tackle Mike Adams is in the plans of the Pittsburgh Steelers to get the first crack at the starting left tackle spot is not earth shattering news in nature, especially when you look at the potential candidates currently on the roster that could compete for […]

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Sean Kugler Finally Has The Talent To Do His Coaching Justice

By Cian Fahey Prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers\’ last appearance in the Super Bowl, that loss to the Green Bay Packers in Dallas two years ago, I expressed my overwhelming admiration for the work of the Steelers\’ new offensive line coach that year. Leading up to the season finale in Dallas, I wrote that Sean […]

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History Of Steelers Free Agency Signings Under Kevin Colbert

The 2012 NFL free agency signing period is in full swing now and a lot of the major signings are now behind us. The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to lose any of their own unrestricted free agents up until this point and as usual they have yet to sign any unrestricted free agents to no […]

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Best Player Available Likely To Be Steelers Draft Plan In 1st Round Of 2011 Draft

The days of March are clicking off the calendar and there are only 44 days now until draft day. The Pro Days are also winding down and the Steelers will soon be entertaining draft prospect visitors down at the South Side later this month and into April. In my recent post about 1st round tackles […]

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10 Things We Learned About The Steelers After First 4 Games Of 2010

The Steelers are coming out of their early bye week with a 3-1 record and getting back their star quarterback. Before we get into week 6 of the season, I wanted to post 10 things we have learned about the 2010 Steelers through the first 4 games. Offensive Line Not That Bad – One of […]

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Breaking Down The Blame Of The 2009 Sacks Allowed

I was asked via email if I had time to break down the blame of the 50 sacks allowed last year against the Steelers. We are linking to each play on NFL.com so you can watch each sack yourself and agree or disagree below in the comments. We are missing one sack against the Vikings. […]

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Steelers Reach 53 Man Roster With Release Of 11 Players, Start Practice Squad Process

The Steelers reached their 53 man roster limit today when they released 11 players and placed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the reserve/suspended list. The following released were: LB Patrick Bailey, CB Joe Burnett, S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith, WR Tyler Grisham, DE Sunny Harris, C Justin Hartwig, WR Stefan Logan, DT Steve McLendon, FB Frank Summers, OG […]

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Steelers Make First Round Of Cuts In Release Of 10 Players

The Steelers released 10 players from their preseason roster today in an effort to get down to the NFL’s 53-man limit for the regular season. None of the players released were surprising cuts as TE Eugene Bright, G Dorian Brooks, T Kyle Jolly, WR Brandon London, TE Sean McHugh, DT Scott Paxson, LS Matt Stewart, […]

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SOURCES: Hartwig Given Permission To Seek Trade, Urbik Released

Various reports are surfacing that the Steelers have given veteran center Justin Hartwig permission to seek a trade or be released. Hartwig was passed on the depth chart by rookie first round draft pick Maurkice Pouncey and has worked as the 2nd team center in the 3rd and 4th preseason games against the Broncos and […]

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10 Steelers Players With Turk Appointments & 17 Bubble Boys

The Steelers trimmed down to 75 players on Tuesday morning and now will need to cut 21 more by September 4th. Why 21 and not 22 you ask? This is because quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be moved to the reserve/suspended list, so technically that will not be a cut. I have listed 10 players that […]

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Steelers Broncos Preseason Offensive Participation Chart

Attached is the preseason Broncos game Steelers offensive player participation chart for all plays on offense and does not include penalties considered no plays. You can follow along play by play with the gamebook here. The thing that jumps out the most this week is that veteran Justin Hartwig received so many snaps in relief […]

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Broncos Beat Steelers 34-17 – Game Notes

The Steelers lost to the Denver Broncos 34-17 in the 3rd preseason game of the 2010 season. Below are my notes and nuggets I kept on the game along with my observations. I have much more coming on this game and am working through the night. These are initial reactions of mine as I am […]

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10 Things To Look For Sunday Versus Denver In Preseason Game 3

Sunday night the Steelers will travel to Denver to play the Broncos in the third preseason game of the 2010 season. Per my normal routine, I have listed below 10 things to look for Sunday heading into the game. Brown Sanders Flip Flop X & Z – The education of rookie wide receivers Antonio Brown […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday August 27th – Past, Soon Past & Future Center Edition

Veteran center Justin Hartwig said he is worried about his future with the team because he sees what is happening with rookie Maurkice Pouncey taking over his job. Hartwig, though, said he wants to remain with the Steelers. You can listen to his media interview from yesterday right here. Speaking of Pouncey, it is a […]

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Maurkice Pouncey Works At First Team Center On Wednesday

The Steelers returned to the practice on Wednesday and first round draft pick Maurkice Pouncey was working at first team center in the team portion of practice in place of veteran Justin Hartwig. Pouncey received all the first team 11 on 11 snaps today. Pouncey looks to be headed to start the 3rd preseason game […]

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