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Mike Munckak Says Everyone Will Know Who Kelvin Beachum Is In 2014

Ever since Mike Munchak was hired to be the Pittsburgh Steelers new offensive line coach, he’s been careful not to talk specifically about which players will man the two starting tackle spots in the 2014 season opener. However, during a Tuesday afternoon interview on NEPA Sports Radio, Munchak confirmed the obvious. [Kelvin] Beachum and [Marcus] […]

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Value Of Extension For Marcus Gilbert Up For Debate

As previously reported, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Drew Rosenhaus, the agent of tackle Marcus Gilbert, have allegedly had preliminary talks about a potential contract extension before the regular season begins. Gilbert, entering his fourth season, is in the final year of his rookie contract, and would be scheduled to hit free agency should he play […]

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Steelers Have Had Preliminary Contract Extension Talks With T Marcus Gilbert

Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert is heading into the final year of his rookie contract and he’s made it clear that he wants to remain with the team that drafted him. “I love it here,” Gilbert told Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else. My agent is working on […]

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Steelers Ground Deficiencies Handicapping Play Action Pass

Even with one quarterback already in the Hall of Fame (two if you count the five years that Bobby Layne spent with the team at the end of his career) and another destined to wind up there when his playing career is over, nobody would argue the claim that the Pittsburgh Steelers were built on […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Busy Fine-Tuning His Game With The Little Stuff

A lot is expected out of guard David DeCastro in 2014. In fact, if he doesn’t make first-team All-Pro in his third season, it will be a huge disappointment. Due to most of his rookie season being wiped out by a knee injury suffered during the preseason, DeCastro’s initial development was slowed severely. Now that […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Willie Colon To Marcus Gilbert

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Chadiha: Steelers Reclaiming Their Hard-Nosed Mentality

A year after turning around a 2-6 start to the 2013 season to end on a 6-2 run, it seems that many are ready and willing to jump on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ bandwagon this offseason. The moves they’ve made in free agency and the draft—including a recently uncharacteristic willingness to part with former key players—has […]

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James Saxon Wants Running Backs, Offensive Line In Harmony

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted with two assistant coaches on the offensive side of the ball during this offseason; one was by choice, the other the choice of the coach. A year after losing offensive line coach Sean Kugler to the college ranks, the Steelers evidently settled on a one-year layover with Jack Bicknell Jr., with […]

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Mike Munchak On Outside-Zone Scheme: ‘It’ll Be A Part Of Our Offense’

We’re bound to see more outside-zone run this season by the Pittsburgh Steelers with new offensive line coach Mike Munchak now in town and the only thing left to be determined is just how much it will be used. “It’ll be a part of our offense,” said Munckak in a recent interview with Steelers.com. “It’ll […]

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Mike Adams Still Hungry To Compete Along Offensive Line

For Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams, there’s no running away from the chaos and disappointment of 2013, which began with a knife wound. His recollections of this past season are simple, and to the point. “I think it went pretty bad”, he said. “I think it        would be tough on anybody”. It’s a natural […]

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Mike Munchak Trying To Not Let Language Be A Barrier For Steelers Offensive Line

When Todd Haley was hired to be the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator in 2012, all of the talk at that time was about how tough the change in terminology was tough to learn. Even quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was troubled by it. “(I’m) looking over this Rosetta Stone that sits in front of me called our […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking First Week Of Steelers 2014 OTA Practices Episode

Season 4, Episode 107 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd now back in the co-host chair, we both go over the news and notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers first set of OTA practices of the 2014 season. The Steelers have made a few roster moves this week, so we catch up on those transactions […]

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Able To Participate In First OTA Practice Of 2014 Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers running game figures to be revived in 2014 with new offensive line coach Mike Munchak now in the fold. In addition, having starting center Maurkice Pouncey back healthy in 2014 will also be a big factor in making sure that happens. After tearing up his knee just eight plays into the 2013 […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Looking Forward To Use Of More Outside-Zone In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell admits that he didn’t know very much about new offensive line coach Mike Munchak prior to him being hired during the offseason, but now that he’s on board, the second-year Michigan State product is excited about the changes being made on offense which should include a much heavier dose […]

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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Stands To Gain Most From Mike Munchak Hiring

If there’s one Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman that should be ecstatic that Mike Munchak was hired during the offseason, it’s likely tackle Marcus Gilbert. While he’s nowhere close to being considered a bust since being drafted in the second-round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Steelers, Gilbert certainly hasn’t lived up to expectations just […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Left Tackle

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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Maurkice Pouncey Getting Close

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is entering his fifth season in the NFL, the first three of which landed him in the Pro Bowl and the first- or second-team All-Pro list. His fourth season ended almost as soon as it began. Pouncey as of right now is approximately eight months removed from surgery to repair […]

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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For Steelers 2014 Draft Class

By Alex Kozora Predictably and understandably, we’ve given a ton of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class. But even after giving all of our opinions, no one can deny this is all projection. The measurables, tape study, debates, all now fruitless. What happens on the field is the only thing that matters anymore. […]

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Steelers Stack The Deck For New Coaches

One of the first topics that I delved into when I began writing about sports a few years ago was the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had a tendency to want to give his new coaches some new players for their position to help bring them along. New coaches, then, meant new […]

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Digested Thoughts On The Steelers 2014 Draft

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft is several days behind us in the rear view mirror, I’ve had enough time to chew up all of the selections into small pieces and swallow them. Here, now, are my thoughts not only the process, but each pick as well. For starters, I really suggest that you […]

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Kozora: Steelers Draft Grades For 2014 Class

By Alex Kozora After providing a report on each of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selections in the 2014 NFL Draft, it’s time for a collective wrap up. You can consider this a “grade” because I’ll be providing a letter, but it’s more of a summary of each player and how they fit with the team. Grading […]

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Envisioning The Wildcat Package For The 2014 Season

Last season, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley surprised those not in the know when he broke out the wildcat formation with running back Le’Veon Bell a few games into his career, after he felt comfortable recovering from injury. While they only ran it at most a handful of times per game, it was an […]

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New Steelers OL Wesley Johnson Likely Needs To Beat Out Guy Whimper To Make Final 53

Being as new Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Wesley Johnson measures in at just over 6’5″ and weighs 297 pounds, he’s not likely going to see many starts at the NFL level at the left tackle position, a position he started 39 games while at Vanderbilt. Johnson’s position flexibility, however, should allow him to play any […]

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Time To Answer The Biggest Question Of 2014

By Michael K. Reynolds A strong argument could be made the Rooneys invested in assembling the finest group of football coaches in the league. It’s time to prove this theory. Following a few seasons of veteran releases and an infusion of youth and speed via the draft and free agency the Pittsburgh Steelers are in […]

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Steelers Wrap Up Their Draft Class With Day Three Haul

The Pittsburgh Steelers tripled their draft class on day three of the 2014 NFL Draft, selecting six players in the final four rounds to go along with ILB Ryan Shazier, DE Stephon Tuitt, and RB Dri Archer taken in the first three rounds. On day three, the team started out by filling holes with prospects […]

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Steelers Attracted To Versatility Of New Offensive Lineman Wesley Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers love to have players that are versatile and that’s a great way to define Vanderbilt offensive lineman Wesley Johnson, the second of two fifth round selections made by the Steelers on Saturday. “The first thing you’ll hear about him is he’s very versatile,” said new offensive line coach Mike Munchak of Johnson. […]

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