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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…


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Munchak Impressed By Development Of Harris And Villanueva

Mike Munchak is still framing the left tackle gig as open competition but he’s offered up praise to both participants, Alejandro Villanueva and Ryan Harris. “Smart player, he’s got good strength,” he told reporters on Harris, posted to Steelers.com. Just seeing it out here, even when you’re not in pads, you…


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Pouncey’s Training Camp Snaps To Be “Mapped Out”

Maurkice Pouncey doesn’t want to miss a rep during the offseason, making up for all the time missed last year. “I’m full-go. I’m not missing anything. I’m just ready to come out here and take each day at a time…I’m 26 years-old. I’m doing everything. I don’t need time off….



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2016 Steelers Stock Watch – T Marcus Gilbert – Stock Up

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…



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Marcus Gilbert Driven To Reach Pro Bowl Dream

While criticism has been levied against the Pittsburgh Steelers’ gradually improving pass defense toward the end of the season that they had the fortune of facing a string of backup quarterbacks, the same cannot be said for the level of competition that right tackle Marcus Gilbert faced with relative consistency…


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Shaun O’Hara Leaves Steelers Offensive Line Out Of Top 5

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers should have All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey back on the field this year, one NFL analyst, who just so happens to be a former offensive lineman, doesn’t believe that Steel City group is currently one of the top five in the league heading into the 2016…


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Todd Haley Calls Rookie Jerald Hawkins A Potential Guard Prospect

While we haven’t heard much in the way of reports related to Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins during the team’s first set of OTA practices that concluded on Thursday, offensive coordinator Todd Haley talked briefly recently about this year’s fourth-round draft pick as it relates to his position…


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Jerald Hawkins Gets Work At RT In OTAs

Though information about where players are lining up and what team’s they’re running on can be fleeting in Pittsburgh, the team website’s gallery did give us a couple glimpses of where players worked at on the first day of OTAs. Nothing we “learn” here is monumental but maybe the biggest…


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Alan Faneca To Serve As Steelers’ Coach During Spring

The first practice of OTAs kicks off today but our first piece of news circles around a new coach, not a player. The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired Alan Faneca to serve as an assistant coach during  OTAs and their June minicamp. The news wa first reported by lead PR man…


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Jerald Hawkins Enjoying Early Transition To NFL

Speed of the game. Ask any rookie, from the first round pick to the last tryout guy onto the field, and that is almost certainly the biggest adjustment you’ll hear they need to make. It’s no different for fourth round pick Jerald Hawkins, a junior who made the early leap to…