Mike Munchak


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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…


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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…