Mike Munchak

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Steelers Value Jerald Hawkins’ Familiarity With Pro Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers have largely had stability within their coaching staff—particularly on the defensive side of the ball—during head coach Mike Tomlin’s tenure in town, especially when you compare it to the way business has been carried out in other football cities around the NFL landscape. The Steelers keep their…


Release Of Mike Adams Ends Curious Saga

With the Pittsburgh Steelers finding themselves three players over the 90-man offseason roster limit, they had until yesterday to make room for those three players, in doing so releasing three. The most notable of that group, of course, was offensive tackle Mike Adams, the team’s former 2012 second-round draft pick,…


Reynolds’ Steelers Spin: 2016 NFL Draft

There is no better hangover remedy for the 31 teams that fall short of a Super Bowl victory than the NFL Draft. In a flash, painful disappointments fade away and all teams cups’ overfloweth with bright hopes as they ride in on rainbow striped unicorns. In what has become as…


Steelers Mike Munchak Updates Status Of T Mike Adams

Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams has had a rough professional career since being selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft and now that the team has drafted former LSU tackle Jerald Hawkins in the fourth round of this year’s draft, the former Ohio state product’s time remaining…



Bryan: 2016 Steelers Mock Draft 4.0: Final Version

With the 2016 NFL Draft set to get underway Thursday evening, it’s now time for me to release my final mock draft version for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As always, please know that this is the part of the draft process that I hate the most when it comes to producing…


Kozora 2016 Steelers’ Mock Draft: Version 4.0

The final edition of my Pittsburgh Steelers‘ 2016 mock draft. This one will resemble more of what I believe the team will do, rather than what I want them to do, though I like all the players mocked on this list. I’m using the information gathered in all the studies…


Browns Players Quickly Warming To Hue Jackson

I don’t know about you, but I can’t recall a time when the Cleveland Browns have ever had a head coach that anybody was really excited about. Perhaps that’s because I was a baby when Marty Schottenheimer was their head coach—the last Browns head coach to post a winning record,…


The Optimist’s Take: O-Line Staying Healthy

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…