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Mike Munchak Looks Forward To Offense Running Out Of No-Huddle In 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to run a lot of no-huddle offense this season as they showed last season that they can be effective when using it. While quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was successful passing the ball while using that up-tempo pace last season, we recently highlighted how well the team ran the football out of […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Three – Monday

By Alex Kozora Now that I’m dried out, my observations from the third day of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. – It rained early and it rained often at St. Vincent. The skies opened up just as the players walked down to the practice field, through the first portion of practice, and is still pouring […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Two – Sunday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from a rain-shortened day two of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. Before I begin, some good news. A friend from out of town was gracious enough to give me a ride to camp tomorrow so I will be there.  So you’ll have to thank him for making tomorrow’s notes, the first […]

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Former Steelers C Jeff Hartings Back In Pittsburgh As A Coaching Intern

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line will hopefully get a big boost this season with the hiring of new offensive line coach Mike Munchak, but he’ll also have some help during training camp in a form of a very familiar face. Former Steelers center Jeff Hartings is serving as a coaching intern this summer with the […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Thoughts: Under The Radar Storylines

By Alex Kozora Before I head out to St. Vincent College today to take in the first practice, there’s a couple storylines I’ll be paying close attention to for my post-practice reports. These aren’t going to be anyone’s first choice to talk about heading into the season but are nonetheless important. The headlines that lie […]

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Steelers Film Room: Path To Success In 2014 – Three Offensive Concepts

By Alex Kozora With training camp just hours away from beginning and preseason games soon to follow, there will be hours of film to pour over, picking out concepts and explaining why they did or didn’t work. As a preview, we’ll pick apart three concepts from each side of the ball that could be used […]

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5 Offseason Changes Primed To Help Steelers Succeed In 2014

Munchak To The Rescue The Steelers wasted no time showing offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. the door after the 2013 season ended. They also smartly jumped at the opportunity to hire former Tennessee Titans head Mike Munchak to replace him after he was fired. Munchak, a Hall of Famer, spent 12 years in the […]

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Fernando Velasco Off The Market Provides More Clarity Along The Offensive Line

The Carolina Panthers have just announced today that they have signed center Fernando Velasco, whom the Pittsburgh Steelers signed following the season opener to replace the injured Maurkice Pouncey at the time. Velasco went on to start the next 11 games for the Steelers until he suffered a season-ending injury of his own, going down […]

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Ramon Foster Talks Outside Zone

The Pittsburgh Steelers made strides in attempting to install some outside zone concepts into the running game last season under new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. The problem is that it’s hard to say how successful the installation was. The Steelers barely ran the outside zone at all due to a few quite obvious […]

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The Road To The Division Title Is On The Ground

Yesterday, Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviewwriter Joe Starkey took it to the Pittsburgh Steelers and their anemic running game over recent years, making note that ‘getting the running game going’ has been a recurring topic of conversation every offseason for years, yet there remains little in the way of improvement. Starkey glimpsed back at a blog from last […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 15 Versus Bengals

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers’ avenge an early season […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro On Mike Munchak: ‘He Makes The Game Very Simple’

Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro is about to partake in his third training camp since being selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Stanford and newcomer Mike Munchak will be his third different offensive line coach. Wednesday, DeCastro talked about what it’s like having the Hall of Famer as […]

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Like it Or Not, Steelers Missed TE Matt Spaeth Last Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost several key players to injuries last season, but one player that’s not talked about a lot as being a big loss is backup tight end Matt Spaeth. Spaeth went down last year in training camp with a Lisfranc injury and as a result he needed surgery and missed the first 12 […]

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Maurkice Pouncey Would Be Wise To Learn From This Incident

When an NFL player makes news some time between the end of minicamp and the beginning of training camp, it’s almost never good. Generally, it means that he’s either gotten himself arrested or placed himself in some other sort of trouble. Failing that, headlines are generally reserved for announcements of player suspensions. Quiet offices with […]

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Mike Tomlin Talks Steelers Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin joined the NFL Network for a few minutes yesterday, discussing the team’s offseason thus far, as well as some of the changes that the Steelers have undergone since the end of last year. As though you couldn’t guess, Tomlin believes that the team has had a “very productive offseason” […]

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Season Of Change – Kirby Wilson Misses His Chance

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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Season Of Change – Hiring Mike Munchak

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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For Steelers, Health Is Happiness

During an offseason of uncommon change for an organization as conservative in its movements as the Pittsburgh Steelers, there has been a significant amount of focus in recent months on these amendments, as well as discussion about which move will prove to be the most significant offseason acquisition. The go-to answer tends to be new […]

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Mike Munchak Wants His Linemen To Be Playmakers

It’s hard to find much to say about new Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak that hasn’t already been said since the organization brought him on board earlier this offseason to help right their ship. He seemingly has the ideal resume to be the candidate that turns things around. Not only is he from […]

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Steelers Todd Haley On Mike Munchak: ‘He’s A Stud’

2014 is crucial year for Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley after back to back 8-8 seasons and to say that he’s happy about now having Mike Munchak on board coaching the offensive line is understatement. “Really nobody was happier when Coach (Mike) Tomlin, Kevin Colbert and Mr. Rooney were able to pull off getting […]

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Steelers Looking To Instill Some Noll School Values This Summer

For the first training camp that he is no longer with us, the Pittsburgh Steelers would seem to be invoking the methodology of the great Chuck Noll more than in recent years, hoping to combat consecutive seasons of mediocre football with a recommitment to the fundamentals of the game and mastering the most basic of […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 1 Versus Titans

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Starting in order, with the […]

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Pouncey Overrated, Beachum Underrated, According To Pete Prisco

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports resurfaced on Friday with his look at the most overrated and underrated players for every NFL team. As far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go, Prisco gave the two labels to offensive linemen as he has center Maurkice Pouncey listed as being overrated and left tackle Kelvin Beachum as being underrated. […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Tackle

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a need should arise for further […]

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Beachum Has More Than A Puncher’s Chance Of Succeeding In 2014

I haven’t researched it, but there can’t be many seventh-round draft picks over the course of the last decade that have started a season at the left tackle position. That’s a feat that Pittsburgh Steelers third-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum is attempting to accomplish this season and he’s well on his way to doing it. […]

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ESPN Insider Believes Steelers Will Win AFC North In 2014

It’s still only June, but KC Joyner of ESPN.com believes the Pittsburgh Steelers will win the AFC North division after back-to-back 8-8 seasons. In his Wednesday Insider post, Joyner listed six reasons as to why he believes the Steelers will return to the top of the AFC North and we will have a look at each […]

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