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Villanueva: ‘The Coaches Have Done A Great Job’

Leave it to Army Ranger and decorated war veteran Alejandro Villanueva to figure out just where the blame belongs for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ struggles over the course of the past several weeks, during which they have fallen down a rock slide from a 4-1 record and control of the division…


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Mike Munchak Says Steelers’ OL Needs To Clean Up Penalties

It’s been a revolving door for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line. And to their credit, it’s a group that has hung tough and done relatively well. But there is one area their coach, Mike Munchak, would like to see major improvement on. “Penalties. I think that’s something that for whatever…


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Steelers Spin: Analysis Of Preseason Week One

The Pittsburgh Steelers launched their 2016 Super Bowl ambitions with a 17-30 preseason thud to the Detroit Lions. Yes. It’s just the first preseason game. No. There’s no reason to panic. Not by any means. But, dang, that was disappointing. With QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Antonio Brown and RB Le’Veon…


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Alejandro Villanueva Praises OL Professionalism

For a starting gig, there is only one battle to pay attention this year. And it comes at the most important position. Left tackle. Alejandro Villanueva is taking on challenger Ryan Harris in camp, rotating first team days. And though Villanueva is the incumbent, someone who performed admirably in his…


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Munchak On Ryan Harris: ‘We Look At Him Like A Starter’

While the popular perception, perhaps rightly, seems to be that second-year offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva is far and away the frontrunner to start the 2016 regular season as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ starting left tackle, where he ended last season, the Steelers have maintained that they brought in veteran free agent…



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New Faces 2016 T Jerald Hawkins

At this point in the offseason, we find that training camp is just around the corner for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the league, and a lot has changed for them over the course of the past several months. They have lost a number of players in free…



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2016 Training Camp Battle Preview: Starting Left Tackle

As the calendar continues to push forward, we hasten upon the end of July, where looms the beginning of training camp, the necessary respite for all football fans who have been the past six weeks wondering what to do with themselves—as least as far as the game goes. With the…


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Missing Pieces 2016: OT Byron Stingily

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into training camp a bit under a month from now, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players…


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Missing Pieces 2016: OT Mike Adams

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into training camp a bit under a month from now, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players…


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Brian Mihalik Brings Optimism, Intrigue In Move To Offensive Tackle

One day at a time. It’s a simple philosophy. You don’t climb Mt. Everest in an afternoon. Figuratively, you take it in chunks. Literally, in steps. The same could be said about becoming an offensive linemen. One day, one step at a time. That’s the message the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive tackle…


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Jeff Saturday Argues Pouncey As Best Player On Steelers’ Offense

Call him a little biased but ex-center turned ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday believes the best player on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense rests along their line. That player, naturally, is center Maurkice Pouncey. “This guy jumps off the tape,” Saturday said on today’s edition of NFL Live. “He literally could be…



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Two Years Makes Quite A Difference In Villanueva’s Mindset

My, how things can change from year to year. Two years ago around this time, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva was about a month into his tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles, who signed him as a 25-year-old first-year player as a defensive end after watching him at a…