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Preseason Expectations: Offensive Tackle

Five games. 18 practices. That’s the allotted time the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers will have to prove themselves before playing in a meaningful game. The preseason is unique in the sense that it’s the only time when the scoreboard doesn’t matter. 0-5, 5-0, it really isn’t going to matter. It’s the…


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Steelers O-Line Reserves Could Be In For A Shuffle

With the exception of the starting center position due to obvious reasons, for the bulk of the past two seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers have seemingly had a stable game day active seven offensive linemen, including their two reserves, which have been Cody Wallace for the three interior spots and Mike…


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Depth Remains An Issue At A Few Key Spots For Pittsburgh

We like to talk about competition for starting spots with training camp right around the corner, but the reality is that the majority of the impact from camp battles will be felt in the depth of the roster come September. Most starters are locks to make the team, but discovering…


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Blast From The Past: Walter Young

New series to fill out the rest of the offseason. Which is mercifully close to being over. Inspired by a Jerame Tuman name-drop on the last edition of The Terrible Podcast, and a “Forgettable Pirates” twitter account that I love, we’ll rattle off a few Pittsburgh Steelers that have fallen into…



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Breaking Down The Roster By Draft Class Under Mike Tomlin

Yesterday we took a look back at the inaugural draft class of head coach Mike Tomlin during his tenure as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Entering his ninth season, he has now gone through the draft process nine times, and he still has three players from that 2007…



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2015 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Depth Chart Update: Tackle

The Pittsburgh Steelers have recently concluded their offseason schedule, complete with nine OTA practices and the three-day minicamp, and are currently off for about five weeks before they re-emerge in Latrobe for the start of training camp. Not much is expected to happen between now and then as far as…


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PFF Updates Steelers Depth Chart Grades, Complete With Inaccuracy

Back in March, prior to the start of free agency, Pro Football Focus took a stab at measuring each team’s depth chart heading into the 2015 football calendar. The Pittsburgh Steelers did not necessarily receive glowing reviews, and, given the fact that they did not add much in free agency,…



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Offensive Tackle Depth Could Plague Steelers in 2015

At most positions depth isn’t a problem for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but where that issue does manifest itself is along the offensive line, particularly at the tackle spots. While it is true that the Steelers’ offensive line appears to be as stable a group as the organization has featured in…


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Steelers All-22: Offensive Line Stunt Pickup

The offensive line is a curious position. Unlike others, it’s judged by the sum of its parts more than the individual. If one man fails, they all fail, and it’s difficult for the others to compensate. It’s one of my favorite positions to look at. Like a puzzle, it has…



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Steelers Extension Candidates: Kelvin Beachum

For much of the offseason, it was assumed that, at some point before the start of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers would award a couple of young players with lucrative contract extensions, as they did last summer with key pieces of their offensive line and one particularly maligned cornerback….


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Versatility May Be The Key for Alejandro Villanueva

Former Army ranger Alejandro Villaneuva has packed on somewhere around 70 pounds over the past year. He was a 277-pound defensive end when the Philadelphia Eagles signed him in May, but by August, he had already bulked up to 315 pounds, and was on an upward trajectory in terms of…