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Steelers To Start 26th Different Offensive Line Combination In Last Four Season On Sunday

With starting center Fernando Velasco now out for the season after suffering an Achilles injury Thursday night in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers will more than likely give Cody Wallace the start at center Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. There is also a chance that both Kelvin Beachum and Mike Adams […]

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Steelers Likely To Use Yet Another Different Starting Offensive Line Combination Against Patriots

While we still don’t know the status of Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro, who suffered an ankle injury Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders, it probably is a good bet he will miss the next game against the New England Patriots. Should that indeed wind up being the case, the Steelers will […]

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Kozora: Football Terminology Glossary

By Alex Kozora Throughout my regular season recaps, there are certain terminologies I rely on using. While some of you definitely know all of this (and hey, are probably smarter than I am) before we kick off Week One, I wanted to define some of the ones I’ll most commonly use. Feel free to add […]

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Revisiting The Possibilty Of The Steelers Only Keeping Seven Offensive Linemen To Start 2013

Back in early July I threw out the possibility of the Pittsburgh Steelers only carrying seven offensive linemen on their 53 man roster to start the regular season and now that we have seen the team play two preseason games, that very well could be a legitimate course of action should they not find a […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Top Offensive Lineman Monday Night Per PFF

According to Pro Football Focus, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year guard David DeCastro graded out as the best offensive lineman in the preseason loss Monday night to the Washington Redskins. DeCastro, who missed nearly all of his rookie season with a knee injury suffered during the preseason, was flagged once for holding and allowed one hurry in […]

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Report: Steelers Kelvin Beachum To Make Debut At Center Against Redskins

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum has worked quite a bit at center over the course of the offseason and while he didn\’t get a chance to play the position last Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Thursday that he will be […]

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Steelers Starting Offensive Line Grades & Breakdown Report Versus Giants

Below are my offensive linemen grades and breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers starting ounit from the preseason game Saturday night against the New York Giants. The All-22 look is not available until the regular season begins and that will make grading the offensive line and every other position much easier at that point. Mike Adams […]

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Justin Cheadle\’s Misfortune Could Create An Opportunity For Mike Golic Jr.

Pittsburgh Steelers unfdrafted offensive lineman Mike Golic Jr. didn\’t receive any playing time on offense Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants as he was relegated to only playing three snaps on special teams. Depending on the severity of the injury guard Justin Cheadle suffered Monday during practice, the Notre Dame […]

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Mike Adams To Remain Steelers Left Tackle For Now

The Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be happy with their decision to switch tackles that took place well over a week ago and offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. said Monday he will continue on with Mike Adams at left tackle and Marcus Gilbert at right tackle for the time being. “We\’re gonna stay with it […]

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Search For The Steelers Eighth Offensive Lineman Continues

Now that the first preseason game is in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers, I\’m not sure if we\’re really any closer to knowing which offensive lineman will be the eighth one on the final 53 man roster. While we know Kelvin Beachum will be the sixth and think we know John Malecki will be […]

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Steelers Will Still Primarily Be A Power Running Team In 2013

If you are like me, you are probable excited about seeing more of the outside zone being utilized by the Pittsburgh Steelers offense in 2013. However, just because we will see more of it, doesn\’t mean we won\’t still see some of the traditional inside zone, and power based blocking that we have been accustomed […]

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John Malecki And Justin Cheadle Get Work As Second Team Guards On Saturday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for depth on their offensive line during training camp this year now that Doug Legursky is no longer on the team. The top six offensive linemen are already set with Kelvin Beachum being the sixth, but the remaining two or three spots will be decided over the course of the […]

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Who Plays Left Tackle For Steelers If Marcus Gilbert Goes Down?

By Matthew Marczi Anybody who is acquainted with the recent history of the Pittsburgh Steelers and their offensive line knows that there is a good chance that one of the starting linemen will miss time in 2013. When you consider that both players expected to be starting tackles this year missed significant time just last […]

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Examining The Steelers\’ Reserve Linemen In Years Past

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, we got a chance to take a look at some of the numbers produced by this year’s reserve offensive lineman candidates for the Pittsburgh Steelers—excepting, of course, the rookies and first year players, from Joe Long to Mike Farrell. With the exception of Guy Whimper, who is a serious question mark […]

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Steelers 2013 Reserve Linemen By The Numbers

By Matthew Marczi While the Pittsburgh Steelers have their starting lineup along the offensive line set, the truth of the matter is that they have said goodbye to a lot of pieces that have been part of the core of that unit over the years—namely Max Starks, Willie Colon, and Doug Legursky. Irrespective of their […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – Cincinnati Bengals – Week 16

Below is the week 16 offensive line breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Cincinnati Bengals this past Sunday. Not a great showing in this game from the group as a whole as they allowed four sacks and several pressures in the game. The run blocking also was not up to standard as they […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – Cleveland Browns – Week 12

Below is the week 12 offensive line breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Cleveland Browns Sunday. The Steelers ran 22 times in the game with two plays being flagged for holding. One was on Heath Miller, the other on Mike Adams. One hold negated a short run for a first down while the […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – Baltimore Ravens – Week 11

Below is the week 11 offensive line breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night. I think it was pretty obvious to anyone that watched the game that this was not a great performance over all by the Steelers offensive line. There were several demerits handed out in both the pass […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – Kansas City Chiefs – Week 10

Below is the week 10 offensive line breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Kansas City Chiefs. This was a game that looked much, much different on the All-22 as opposed to the regular television feed. My initial thoughts coming out of the game were that the interior of the line really had a […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – New York Giants – Week 9

Below is the week 9 offensive line breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the New York Giants For a team that rushed for 158 yards you would think that the run blocking would have been consistently good. Don\’t get me wrong, there were several plays were the blocking was excellent as a unit that […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – Cincinnati Bengals – Week 7

Below is the week 7 offensive line breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night. This was perhaps the best effort I have seen from an entire unit in some time as the run blocking was excellent. Outside of the three sacks allowed, and a few deep pressures, there wasn\’t much […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – Tennessee Titans – Week 6

Below is the week 6 offensive line breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Tennessee Titans. It\’s amazing how much better you can see the offensive line play via the All-22 view. The first few times through the regular game tape I don\’t focus too tightly in on the offensive line because I am […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – Philadelphia Eagles – Week 5

Below is the week 5 offensive line breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The short week has me a bit behind schedule so I apologize for the delay in getting this up. This was easily the best performance the Steelers offensive line has had all season, even with the four holding […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – Oakland Raiders – Week 3

Below is the week 3 offensive line breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Oakland Raiders. Before we get to the grades, it should be noted that the pass protection as a whole in this game was excellent. Part of that stems from the concerted effort to focus on a shorter passing game and […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – New York Jets – Week 2

The run blocking in this game was pretty bad and there were only about 4 plays in total where I thought all 5 linemen did their job well at the same time. If it is any consolation, I thought the pass protection overall was good, but a shorter passing game and quicker release by quarterback […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – Denver Broncos – Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers first game of the 2012 season against the Denver Broncos is now in the books and I have now concluded grading every player on the offensive line for every play as I have done over the years. Let me start off by saying that this year I am able to use the […]

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