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Mike Munchak On Outside-Zone Scheme: ‘It’ll Be A Part Of Our Offense’

We’re bound to see more outside-zone run this season by the Pittsburgh Steelers with new offensive line coach Mike Munchak now in town and the only thing left to be determined is just how much it will be used. “It’ll be a part of our offense,” said Munckak in a recent interview with Steelers.com. “It’ll […]

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With Steelers Undermanned, Nik Embernate Reminded That The Best Ability Is Availability

The Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday released guard Nik Embernate, who signed with the team last season as a priority undrafted free agent. He suffered a torn ACL early in training camp last year just as he was promoted to the second-team offensive line, which in part helped encourage followers of the team to anoint him a […]

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Recap Of The Steelers First Week Of 2014 OTA Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first week of OTA practices on Thursday and below is a recap of all of the top storylines from the week. Pouncey Healthy – We had a pretty good notion heading into the week that center Maurkice Pouncey might be able to get some live reps in during the […]

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Steelers 2014 OTA Practices: Thursday Participation, Injury Report

The Pittsburgh Steelers will wrap up their first week of OTA practices of the 2014 season on Thursday and very little has changed as far as the participation and attendance goes. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reports on Twitter Thursday morning that safety Troy Polamalu, cornerback Ike Taylor and rookie running back Dri Archer […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking First Week Of Steelers 2014 OTA Practices Episode

Season 4, Episode 107 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd now back in the co-host chair, we both go over the news and notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers first set of OTA practices of the 2014 season. The Steelers have made a few roster moves this week, so we catch up on those transactions […]

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Maurkice Pouncey Makes Good On His Word By Being “Full-Go” At OTAs

A little over a month ago, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey gave his word that he would be ready to go at the beginning of OTAs following a season during which he missed all but eight snaps due to a torn ACL. Yesterday, he made good on that, declaring himself “full-go” while joining his teammates […]

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Able To Participate In First OTA Practice Of 2014 Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers running game figures to be revived in 2014 with new offensive line coach Mike Munchak now in the fold. In addition, having starting center Maurkice Pouncey back healthy in 2014 will also be a big factor in making sure that happens. After tearing up his knee just eight plays into the 2013 […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Looking Forward To Use Of More Outside-Zone In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell admits that he didn’t know very much about new offensive line coach Mike Munchak prior to him being hired during the offseason, but now that he’s on board, the second-year Michigan State product is excited about the changes being made on offense which should include a much heavier dose […]

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Ramon Foster A Natural Leader

Pittsburgh Steelers former undrafted offensive lineman Ramon Foster has managed to find his way into the starting lineup, one way or another, since his rookie season in 2009, when he started four games in place of the injured Chris Kemoeatu. In his second season, he took over the starting right guard spot late in the […]

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Five Things To Watch Out For During Steelers First OTA Session

The Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session of the offseason gets underway on Tuesday and here are five topics of interest that I will be keeping a lookout for. Who Shows Up? – These OTA practices are of course voluntary, but all eyes will peeled for whether or not safety Troy Polamalu shows up. With Ryan […]

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Adam Schein Takes Unsubstantiated Shot At 2013 Play Of Steelers G David DeCastro

It’s been a little while since analyst Adam Schein has taken a shot at the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he is now back on schedule thanks to his most recent piece on NFL.com. Schein’s latest offering revolves around eight players and one coordinator that he believes must take the next step forward in 2014 and he includes […]

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Football Outsiders Has The Steelers Winning AFC North In Early Projections

Now that the draft and bulk of free agency are both over, the analytic website Football Outsiders has now released their initial division projections for the 2014 season and they currently predict that the Pittsburgh Steelers will win the AFC North. Aaron Schatz wrote Thursday on ESPN.com how the site compiled these projections. We put together […]

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Steelers O-Line Currently Laughing In Georgia With Roethlisberger

The Pittsburgh Steelers first set of OTA practices will get underway the day after Memorial Day, so before the team gets back to work, it appears as though quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has taken his offensive line to Georgia for one last shot at some rest and relaxation. Left guard Ramon Foster has been kind enough […]

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Maurkice Pouncey Getting Close

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is entering his fifth season in the NFL, the first three of which landed him in the Pro Bowl and the first- or second-team All-Pro list. His fourth season ended almost as soon as it began. Pouncey as of right now is approximately eight months removed from surgery to repair […]

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Kozora: 2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

By Alex Kozora Following Dave Bryan’s lead, here is my first crack at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 53 man roster. Needless to say, this is subject to change once we hit training camp. Quarterbacks – (3) Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones Analysis: Jones is safe for at least another season. Other than that, […]

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Free Agent C/G Fernando Velasco Says His Leg Is ‘Feeling Real Good’

Free agent center Fernando Velasco is back healthy again. When Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was lost eight plays into the 2013 season opener to a knee injury, Velasco was luckily still unemployed at the time and the team signed him right away. Velasco helped stabilize the Steelers line until he, too, suffered a season-ending […]

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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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Envisioning The Wildcat Package For The 2014 Season

Last season, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley surprised those not in the know when he broke out the wildcat formation with running back Le’Veon Bell a few games into his career, after he felt comfortable recovering from injury. While they only ran it at most a handful of times per game, it was an […]

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2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

With the 2014 NFL Draft now behind us, it’s time for my first offseason 53 man roster prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all of these right, but this is where my head is at after the selection of nine players by the Steelers over the course of the […]

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Scat Back 3.0 – How Will Dri Archer Succeed Where Others Had Failed?

I think it’s safe to call it now. Todd Haley likes himself some scat backs. The Pittsburgh Steelers used their third-round compensatory pick to select former Kent State RB/WR/KR Dri Archer, a 5’8”, 170 lbs. bullet with 4.2 speed. Initial opinions on Archer seem to be split down a divide based primarily on whether or […]

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Cameron Heyward, Maurkice Pouncey Making Good On Leadership Roles

Despite the fact that Cameron Heyward will only turn 25 tomorrow, he is already among the veterans of the team—especially along the defensive line after this offseason’s departures—and it’s a fact that he’s quite aware of himself. That’s a 25-year old with only 13 career starts, by the way. But behind him along the defensive […]

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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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Antonio Brown Working Into A Leadership Role

After a breakout All-Pro season in his fourth year, now seems the time for the natural evolution of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown to blossom into a team leader. It is a topic that I’ve already touched on earlier this offseason after the departure of Jerricho Cotchery. There were hints of that last year, […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Interior OL

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Offensive Tackle

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey: “I Wish I Could Say That I’m Fully Back, But I’m Pretty Close”

Phase one of the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason program got underway on Tuesday and a good majority of the players are now back in town getting ready for the upcoming OTA sessions. One player who’s been in Pittsburgh all offseason training is center Maurkice Pouncey and he recently updated the rehab of his surgically repaired knee […]

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