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Season Of Change – Hiring Mike Munchak

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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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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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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Kelvin Beachum Shares His Thoughts On Mike Munchak

When the Pittsburgh Steelers lost offensive line coach Sean Kugler following the 2012 season, it began what was essentially a two-year coaching search that left Jack Bicknell Jr behind as a speed bump fill-in on the road to the main goal, the acquisition of the highly reputable Mike Munchak this offseason. We’ve already read a […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2010 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period quickly approaching, we are gearing up for it by taking a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first ten years of Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh as it relates […]

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Recapping The Steelers Coaching Changes Since Mike Tomlin Arrived In Pittsburgh

On Saturday, it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Kirby Wilson would not be back next season as he decided to take the same job with the Minnesota Vikings. Wilson now makes the 13th coach that has left or been fired since Mike Tomlin became head coach of the team in 2007. Here now […]

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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Finding An Offensive Line Coach

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have their work cut out for them coming off consecutive non-winning seasons. It takes elbow grease to get from 8-8 to a contender, as everybody knows, of course, but this offseason, the issue is more complicated than simply improving, due to some uncommon circumstances. The top priority for the […]

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Steelers Should Consider Hal Hunter, John Benton As Offensive Line Coach Candidates

On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers fired offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. after just one season with the team and now we can all speculate as to who his replacement might be. Immediately after the news of Bicknell’s firing broke, the first two names that I posted on Twitter were Hal Hunter and John Benton. […]

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Report: Todd Haley Wanted To Commit To Outside Zone Last Season

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley wanted to use more zone blocking in 2012, but the team never could commit to it. Haley told Bouchette they worked on the blocking scheme during the offseason, but for undisclosed reasons it pretty much ended there. While they did try […]

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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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Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Says 2013 Offense is All About Running The Ball

The Pittsburgh Steelers running game finished 26th in the league last year in rushing yards per game with a 96.1 average and 28th overall in yards per rush with a 3.73 average. They addressed those problems during the offseason by drafting Michigan State running back Le\’Veon Bell in the second-round and made the commitment to […]

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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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Steelers T Joe Long Might Be The Reserve Tackle The Team Longs For In 2013

It\’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers have question marks surrounding their depth at the tackle position heading into training camp, but one player who\’s trying to prove he\’s capable of filling a backup tackle role during the OTA sessions is Joe Long. Long was originally signed by St. Louis Rams in 2012 as an […]

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Mike Adams\’ Injury A Setback For Offensive Line\’s Development

By Matthew Marczi By now just about everybody that follows the Pittsburgh Steelers is likely to have heard about offensive tackle Mike Adams’ plight of early yesterday morning, during which he received multiple knife wounds that required staples as he attempted to prevent a group of assailants from stealing his vehicle. Regardless of what culpability […]

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2013 NFL Pro Day Schedule

The 2013 NFL combine is now behind us, and with the calendar now flipping over to March, the post combine pro day workouts have begun. Purdue and Texas-El Paso, where former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler now resides as the head coach, are the first two schools to hold their annual pro days. […]

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Jonathan Dwyer Focused On Offseason Conditioning And Starting In 2013

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer has another mouth to feed after his first child was born on Wednesday, but that wont slow down the former sixth round draft pick out of Georgia Tech from focusing on his offseason preparations in hopes that he will be the starting running back in 2013 for the black […]

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Steelers Wide Receivers Coach Scottie Montgomery Leaves For Duke Offensive Coordinator Job

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have yet another new assistant coach on their staff in 2013 as it was reported Friday morning by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that wide receiver coach Scottie Montgomery is taking the offensive coordinator at Duke University, his Alma mater. Montgomery, who coached the wide receivers at Duke from 2006-09, […]

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Steelers Hiring Of Jack Bicknell Jr. As The Offensive Line Coach Likely Means Zone Blocking Scheme

The hiring of Jack Bicknell Jr. by the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday as their new offensive line coach means that we can probably expect to see a scheme slanted more towards zone blocking in 2013. The Steelers primarily used a man/power scheme the last several years under the tutelage of Sean Kugler, who left to become […]

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Cardinals Hire Former Steelers Offensive Line Coach Larry Zierlein

Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Larry Zierlein is back in the NFL now as his son Lance Zierlein reported Monday evening on Twitter that his father will be named the assistant line coach for the Arizona Cardinals. Zierlein coached the Steelers offensive line for three seasons after Russ Grimm moved on to join the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Senior Bowl, Pro Bowl, Mock Draft, Steelers Coaching Search & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 71 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get busy talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers continued search to fill their coaching vacancies now that offensive line coach Sean Kugler and special teams coach Amos Jones have moved on. Will we get news this week on who their […]

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Steelers Should Consider Hiring Hal Hunter Jr. As Their Next Offensive Line Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to hire an offensive line coach to replace the outgoing Sean Kugler, who left to take the head coaching job at UTEP, and it is assumed that head coach Mike Tomlin, general manager Kevin Colbert and offensive coordinator Todd Haley are hard at work at narrowing down the candidates for […]

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Kevin Colbert Says Steelers Starting Left Tackle For Next Season Yet To Be Determined

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert is still wrapping up his media rounds and on Friday he was a guest on Trib Live Radio, where he answered several questions regarding the Steelers offseason outlook. During the interview Colbert was particularly asked to weigh in on the progress of tackles Marcus Gilbert and Mike Adams, and […]

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Could Another Steelers Offensive Position Coach Be Out The Door Soon?

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II talked to the members of the media on Wednesday about several topics during his year-end wrap-up interview but he declined to say if any more coaching changes will be made moving forward. The team already needs to fill the vacant offensive line coach position that was a result […]

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Steelers President Art Rooney II Calls 2012 Season Frustrating; Endorses The Return Of Todd Haley As OC

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II held his season-ending talk with the Pittsburgh media on Wednesday and several of the things that he talked about have now been passed along on Twitter by both Ed Bouchette and Bob Labriola. The first bit of news that we received was the confirmation from Rooney that Steelers […]

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Amos Sure Won\’t Be Famous For Steelers Special Teams Play In 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers fired special teams coordinator Al Everest two games into the preseason this earlier this year and replaced him with assistant special teams coach Amos Jones, who head coach Mike Tomlin hired to his staff back when took the job in 2007. The firing was considered very surprising at the time because teams […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Chargers Game Recap Episode

Season 3, Episode 53 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by talking about the injuries suffered by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 34-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday and what the future might hold for guard Willie Colon, who will likely be placed on the […]

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