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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 Need Answers To The Questions At Offensive Tackle This Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers are entering a season with a lot of questions, as everybody who follows the team knows. Sometimes the most perplexing questions are the ones that you may already have the answer to, but are unsure. That is where the Steelers are when it comes to their offensive line, or more specifically, their […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Offensive Tackle

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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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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Steelers Draft Needs – Running Back

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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Arraignment For Michigan T Taylor Lewan Won’t Take Place Until After Draft

There are probably quite a few teams that were hoping for a little clarity prior to the 2014 NFL Draft when it comes to the legal problems facing Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan, but it now appears that won’t be the case. According to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com, Lewan’s arraignment for three misdemeanor assault charges has […]

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Things We Think We Know With One Month To Go Until The Draft

We are now one month away from the 2014 NFL Draft and now is as good a time as any to go back over things that we think we know as it relates to the Pittsburgh Steelers needs and wants. Below are just a few of the things that are floating around in my head […]

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CBS Draftniks Have Steelers Taking Taylor Lewan, Darqueze Dennard 15th Overall In Latest Mock Drafts

CBS Sports draftniks Rob Rang and Dane Brugler have both released a new set of mocks of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and both have gone in entirely different directions with the Pittsburgh Steelers 15th overall selection. Rang, who in his last mock draft had the Steelers drafting Alabama safety Ha Ha […]

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Report: Steelers Have Done A Lot Of Research On Michigan T Taylor Lewan

Would the Pittsburgh Steelers really draft a tackle in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft? If so, would they really consider drafting Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan? According to Jeremy Fowler, a national college football reporter for CBS Sports, the Steelers have done a lot of research on Lewan and that includes several […]

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Guy Whimper Signing Insulates The Steelers From Need Along The Offensive Line

Even if the Guy Whimper signing ultimately ends up as just a placeholder, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to bring back ‘Abdullah the Butcher’ is a shrewd one that insulates them from need along the offensive line. He was greatly maligned when he was first brought here last offseason, but he proved that he was worth […]

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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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Spots On The 2014 Version Of The Steelers Offensive Line Depth Chart Filling Up Quick

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed Cody Wallace to a three-year deal, the team will enter the draft with potentially seven offensive line roster spots already spoken for. Being as head coach Mike Tomlin normally likes to carry eight or nine offensive linemen on the 53 man roster, that leaves at most two spots […]

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Mike Tomlin And Mike Munchak Both Attended Michigan Pro Day

According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and new offensive line coach Mike Munchak were both in attendance at the Michigan Pro Day this past Wednesday. While many will quickly speculate that both were there to only see Taylor Lewan, it’s important to remember that the “other” Michigan tackle, Michael […]

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Free Agent Cornerback Alterraun Verner Off The Market, Signs With Tampa Bay

Many Pittsburgh Steelers fans have experienced a higher level of excitement around the free agency period than at any other point in the Mike Tomlin era, given the fact that the team actually had some cap space to spend this season. To top it off, they even signed another team’s free agent on the first […]

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Steelers Show Interest In Cornerback Market With Nolan Caroll, Captain Munnerlyn

Yesterday, we reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers have interest in arguably the top cornerback on the free agent market, the Tennessee Titans’ Alterraun Verner. ESPN’s Scott Brown later wrote that a source confirmed the interest. Today, Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Steelers also have interest in another free agent cornerback set to hit […]

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Steelers 2011 Draft Class Now Down To Four Remaining Members

Outside of the timing of it, the decision made on Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers to release cornerback Curtis Brown wasn’t a surprising one, but now that he is indeed gone, the 2011 draft class is now down to four remaining members. Defensive end Cameron Heyward, cornerback Cortez Allen and tackle Marcus Gilbert have started […]

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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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Former Steelers Offensive Line Coach Jack Bicknell Jr. Hired By Dolphins

Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. has landed on his feet as he’s now been hired by the Miami Dolphins. Bicknell, who was let go by the Steelers after just one season in Pittsburgh, will be the assistant to Dolphins new offensive line coach John Benton, who was promoted after Miami fired […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Makes MMQB 2014 All-Emerge Team

The offseason is the season for NFL team Mount Rushmore discussion and list. Lots and lots of list. The MMQB is not immune from such list building as they now have a 2014 All-Emerge Team for both the offense and defense. Not surprisingly, Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro made the offensive team. Chief MMQB list […]

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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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The Pessimist’s Take – Larry Foote’s Future In Pittsburgh

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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Steelers G David DeCastro Makes NFL.com All-Under-25 Team

During the offseason is usually when we see the major media sites start rolling out articles that revolve around list and rankings as they create discussion during the dead time and some are better than others. On Thursday, Elliot Harrison of NFL.com released his All-Under-25 Team and Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro is included. Harrison […]

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Roethlisberger Talked About Cotchery, Sam, Munchak And Marijuana On Wednesday

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was a guest Wednesday on 93.7 The Fan and after talking about the recent announcement that his foundation would replace the loss of Pittsburgh Police K-9 Officer Rocco, who was killed in the line of duty over a week ago, he was asked a few football related questions. With wide […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Grades His Rookie Season A B-Plus

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell had 1,259 combined yards from scrimmage during his rookie season and last week in an interview with CBS Sports on radio row at the Super Bowl, he was asked to grade his 2013 performance. “My rookie year, I have a B-plus,” said Bell. “I think I had a […]

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