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Pro Football Focus Grades The Steelers’ Recent Drafts

Pro Football Focus is preparing for the upcoming draft by revisiting recent drafts from 2009 to 2011 on a team-by-team basis and seeing how those draft picks turned out a few years down the road, assigning a number grade based on performance and draft value. The Pittsburgh Steelers were on deck yesterday, and as one […]

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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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Steelers Draft Needs – Interior OL

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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How Does Alex Mack’s Contract Impact Negotiations With Maurkice Pouncey?

The Cleveland Browns hardly flinched before agreeing to match the offer sheet that center Alex Mack signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, despite that offer sheet containing language that gives the player the ability to void the last three years of the five-year contract, which just so happens to contain a front-loaded guaranteed money value. The […]

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DeCastro Acknowledges Pouncey’s Injury Was A Big Mental Hurdle

Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 first-round draft pick David DeCastro had a steep hurdle to climb in his rookie season when he and fellow offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert collided during a preseason game, which resulted in DeCastro tearing his ACL. He ended up missing most of the year, coming back for just the last three games to […]

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Report: Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Says His Surgically Repaired Knee Is “Great”

It’s been seven months now since Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee during the 2013 season opener against the Tennessee Titans and it appears as though his rehab is going just fine. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday during his online chat that he ran […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fifth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers have two fifth round selections in this year’s 2014 NFL Draft (including an extra compensatory pick). Should you be excited? Not if you are a student of the Steelers draft history. Not since the year 2000 have the scouts pulled a golden rabbit out of the hat in […]

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Contract Extension For Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Not Guaranteed To Happen This Offseason

Not only is Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey coming off of a serious knee injury that cost him all but eight plays of the 2013 season, he’s also about to enter the final year of his rookie contract. Scott Brown of ESPN.com recently wrote that he believes the Steelers will get a long-term deal done […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Role Of New Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount, Pre Draft Visits, Pouncey Extension & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 92 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about some of the recent comments made in interviews by new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount and linebacker Arthur Moats as it relates to their initial roles with the team in 2014. Both of those topics lead […]

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Steelers Among The Best In Preventing Unblocked Pressure

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line did not get off to a good start last season. They struggled in both run blocking and pass protection, resulting in poor yards per carry totals for the backs and far too many sacks for Ben Roethlisberger. Losing All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey eight snaps into the season didn’t help matters […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Offensive Line

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Report: Steelers Still Expected To Re-sign C/G Fernando Velasco Later In The Summer

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already re-signed unrestricted free agent offensive linemen Cody Wallace and Guy Whimper since the start of the new league year and despite those moves, one beat writer still expects another will be re-signed before the start of training camp. According to Monday report by Jim Wexell of Steel City Insiders, the […]

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What Does The Cody Wallace Signing Mean For Fernando Velasco?

After making their big free agency splash on day one by signing safety Mike Mitchell, the Pittsburgh Steelers got back to business as usual yesterday by signing some of their more unheralded reserve players to modest contracts. Among those was interior offensive lineman Cody Wallace, of whom I and most others had many questions when […]

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Steelers Re-sign C/G Cody Wallace

The Pittsburgh Steelers are following up the Tuesday signing of former Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell by re-signing a few of their own unrestricted free agents on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, it was officially announced that both safety Will Allen and long snapper Greg Warren had been re-signed and now the team has just […]

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Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert At Michigan State Pro Day Scouting Darqueze Dennard

While the league currently sits and waits for the 4 PM dinner bell that is the opening of the free agency period, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert are reportedly up north, attending the Michigan State pro day. Translation: Tomlin and Colbert are taking a good, hard look at likely […]

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Steelers Enter 2014 League Year In Good Shape Salary Cap Wise

The 2014 league year begins at 4:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday and thanks to several transactions over the course of the last few weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers will enter the start of free agency with more than $7.5 million in salary cap space to work with. While $7.5 million might not seem like a whole […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Projecting Health

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Projecting Health

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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Eagles C Jason Kelce Sets Market Value For Centers With New Contract Extension

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles signed center Jason Kelce to a six-year, $37.5 million contract extension that reportedly included $13 million guaranteed. Being as he had one year remaining on his old contract, the entire deal is being reported as having a potential max value of $40.11 million. You can break down this deal several […]

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On Underclassmen: The Litmus Test For Future Viability

While writing about new punter Brad Wing’s chances of becoming the regular punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the comments regarding him made by team general manager Kevin Colbert at the NFL Combine, I also touched on the topic of underclassmen and maturity levels, and I think it’s worth further comment. With the news that […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Maurkice Pouncey’s Return

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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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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The Optimist’s Take – Maurkice Pouncey’s Return

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking More Colbert Comments, Suggs Contract, Tunch On Munch, Sanders Value & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 79 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off by recapping a few more things that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert had to say in his interviews last week. This mostly pertains to the future of linebacker Jason Worilds, who is currently scheduled to be […]

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Tunch Ilkin Says Mike Munchak Will Make The Steelers Offensive Line Nastier

Pittsburgh Steelers radio color broadcaster Tunch Ilkin played offensive line in the NFL for 14 seasons and he knows all about new offensive line coach Mike Munchak, who he has known for almost 30 years. During a recent interview on steelers.com, Ilkin talked about what the Munchak brings to the Steelers and how he believes […]

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Pro Football Focus Offers Analysis Of Steelers’ Projected Lineup

By Matthew Marczi The statistics website Pro Football Focus has been running a series early this offseason projecting the starting lineups of each team—sans pending free agents—and grading each player on a sliding scale from “Poor Starter/Gamble” to “Elite Starter”, with “Unknown” also factored into the equation. Yesterday was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ turn to receive […]

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