Mike Munchak

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The Optimist’s Take: Trusting Alejandro Villanueva

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…


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NFL Rescinds Mike Munchak Wild Card Game Fine

Remember this year’s Wild Card game? I know you do. It’s one that’ll stick in your mind for decades. Not just for how it ended, but the wild twists and turns during the game. One of those was the player-coach incident between safety Reggie Nelson and Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line…



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2015 Player Exit Meetings – T Byron Stingily

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…



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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: OT Byron Stingily – Unrestricted

Player: Byron Stingily Position: Offensive Tackle Experience: 5 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $482,059 2015 Season Breakdown: The signing of Byron Stingily became an unfortunate mid-season necessity after the Steelers lost starting left tackle Kelvin Beachum to an ACL tear, which thrust their green reserve swing tackle,…


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Steelers’ Futures Report: OT Brian Mihalik

With a look to the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in the process of shaping their summer roster. They re-signed nearly everyone on their practice squad, sans Tyler Murphy, to future deals that can keep this players through camp. They also added several players from outside the organization, as is…


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In Secondary, Scouting And Talent Lacking More Than Coaching

Whenever a team has a weakness in one particular area of its personnel, it is the gut reaction to immediately put the position coach under fire. Often, perhaps too often, we see that position coach take the fall when a deeper analysis might show that he wasn’t the problem. The…


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2015 Player Exit Meetings – OT Marcus Gilbert

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…



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Porter, Munchak Owed Higher Level Of Scrutiny As Coaches

Much has been made from various parties about a certain pair of Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coaches, subsequently portrayed as a group of undisciplined men who are not properly reined in by the higher ups in the pecking order. The narrative that has ensued has unquestionably grown to absurd proportions. But…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Bengals Wild Card Game

In one of the craziest and most-dramatic games I’ve ever seen, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16 at rain-soaked Paul Brown Stadium Saturday night in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. As a boy I attended the Immaculate Reception game which, for me, will never be…


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Report: League Looking Into Munchak/Nelson Altercation

The NFL will review the altercation between Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line coach Mike Munchak and Cincinnati Bengals’ safety Reggie Nelson, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. After running Jordan Todman out of bounds, Nelson collided with Munchak along the sideline. Munchak pushed Nelson aside and Nelson retaliated by shoving him. Munchak…



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Recapping The Most Bizarre Plays From Saturday Night

I love X’s and O’s. Breaking down a game. The nuance. The beauty. Beauty would be about the last word to describe Saturday’s win. But it sure was eventful. In GIF form, let’s describe this ridiculous game. It started quietly enough, a defensive slugfest where no team gained a clear…