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A Game Of Firsts

By Matthew Marczi When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field on Sunday to take on the Tennessee Titans in the season opener at Heinz Field, it will be a game of many firsts; indeed, far more than normal. With several new starters on both sides of the ball, the team will be fielding a lot […]

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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 Hunt For Help Outside The Organization Likely To Come Up Empty

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now trimmed their roster down to 53 active players and thus begins the watch to see whether or not they will add any recently released players to the roster between now and the season opener. While there certainly have been a few notable players released by other teams in the last […]

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Chargers Release Former Steelers T Max Starks On Friday

The San Diego Chargers announced a few of their cuts on Friday and they included former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Max Starks. Starks, who signed a one-year, $2 million contract in May, didn’t have a good preseason and only played 63 snaps in total. With the veteran tackle now unemployed, he will likely remain that way […]

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Joe Long Stating His Case With Performance Against Chiefs

By Matthew Marczi Given the departures of Max Starks, Willie Colon, and Doug Legursky, paired with the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not address the offensive line in the draft, a few speculated during the offseason that a couple of players from the practice squad last season stood a chance to make the roster. […]

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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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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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Report: Steelers T Mike Adams Showed Up At Training Camp In Good Shape

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter, Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams weighed in at 323 pounds when he arrived at training camp on Friday. Schefter also says Adams\’ core strength is returning just seven weeks after being stabbed during an attempted carjacking on the Southside. Seven weeks after being stabbed, Steelers OT Mike […]

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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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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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Steelers 2013 Reserve Linemen By The Numbers

By Matthew Marczi While the Pittsburgh Steelers have their starting lineup along the offensive line set, the truth of the matter is that they have said goodbye to a lot of pieces that have been part of the core of that unit over the years—namely Max Starks, Willie Colon, and Doug Legursky. Irrespective of their […]

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Where Did The Year Go? Looking Back At The Questions Facing The Steelers Prior To Training Camp In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, I wrote an article on June 16th that examined ten questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into their season opener against the Denver Broncos, and for the sake of reflection, I decided to revisit those questions to see what answers worked themselves out. This article will be the first installment […]

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Former Steelers G Alan Faneca Talks About Ben Roethlisberger, Offensive Line And Steeler Way

Former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Alan Faneca wasn\’t a big fan of having quarterback Ben Roethlisberger start early on during his rookie season, and he wasn\’t shy about telling the media that he wasn\’t excited about doing it prior to the team playing the Miami Dolphins in Week 3 of that year. “Exciting?” Faneca said. “No, […]

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Chris Burke Of SI Thinks Safety Is An Improved Position For The Steelers

By Jeremy Hritz The season previews for NFL teams continue, and the most recent one regarding the Pittsburgh Steelers comes from Sports Illustrated online by writer Chris Burke. Burke previews the entire AFC North for the 2013 season and has some unique takes on what he sees as the weaknesses and strengths of this year’s […]

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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 Were Prepared To Withstand Offseason Exodus

By Matthew Marczi As is widely known, the Pittsburgh Steelers have faced some significant departures this past offseason through free agency and release. The Steelers are currently without seven players that would have been opening day starters last season if injuries were not a factor; perhaps eight, if you include punter Jeremy Kapinos. Such an […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post OTA Practices

Three weeks of OTA practices are now behind is and the mandatory mini camp gets underway on Tuesday, so now I will move forward with my second 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers. Prior to training camp getting started, I will release my next prediction and then will have a new prediction […]

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Speculating The Steelers 2014 Compensatory Draft Picks Post June 1st

A reader emailed me on Thursday and asked what I thought the Pittsburgh Steelers might possibly receive in the form compensatory draft picks next offseason due to all the losses that they had this offseason. In order to venture a guess at this, you first have to look at the contracts signed by each and […]

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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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Maurkice Pouncey\’s Emergence As A Leader Evident This Offseason

Matthew Marczi As discussed here previously, it is safe to say that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently have a dearth of leadership on offense that stems from championship success. Aside from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, only tight ends Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth can boast a Super Bowl ring in the offensive huddle. A champion’s leadership had […]

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Is The Steelers O-Line Cursed?

By Jeremy Hritz What are the chances that your starting right tackle gets stabbed in the early morning trying to stop a group of individuals from stealing his truck? As was reported Saturday morning, second year player Mike Adams was stabbed in the stomach in Pittsburgh’s South Side. Thankfully, it has been reported that Adams […]

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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 T Marcus Gilbert Has Been Focusing On Left Tackle All Offseason

Heading into the Pittsburgh Steelers first few OTA sessions of the 2013 season, there was some uncertainty as to whether or not Marcus Gilbert or Mike Adams would be playing the left tackle position now that Max Starks is gone, but with only four OTA practices now in the books, it appears that Gilbert has […]

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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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2013 Steelers Salary Cap: $5.5 Million In Riches To Arrive Very Soon

In a few more days the Pittsburgh Steelers second OTA session of the 2013 season will be completed and the calendar will flip over to June. With the arrival of June comes the arrival of $5.5 million in additional salary cap space for the Steelers as the March release of guard Willie Colon will finally […]

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