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Steelers Running Game & Lack Of Directional Balance The Last Three Seasons

One thing that has been noticeably different since Alan Faneca left the Pittsburgh Steelers is the ability of the offense to be balanced directionally as far as running plays go. With the drafting of Stanford guard David DeCastro and the move of Willie Colon from right tackle to left guard now, the Steelers offense will […]

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Ohio State Players Will No Longer Miss OTA Sessions Starting Next Season

If you have not heard by now, the Pittsburgh Steelers first and second round draft picks, guard David DeCastro and tackle Mike Adams, will not be able to take part in the teams\’ first OTA session that takes place this upcoming week because the semesters have not ended at their respective schools. Both Ohio State […]

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Steelers 2012 Rookie Camp – Friday Recap

Friday was the first day of rookie mini camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers and here is a quick and dirty recap of items gathered from around Twitter and the internet. The best thing that could happen today is that there appears to not have been any injuries, at least none serious. It will not be […]

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Sean Kugler Finally Has The Talent To Do His Coaching Justice

By Cian Fahey Prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers\’ last appearance in the Super Bowl, that loss to the Green Bay Packers in Dallas two years ago, I expressed my overwhelming admiration for the work of the Steelers\’ new offensive line coach that year. Leading up to the season finale in Dallas, I wrote that Sean […]

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Colossal Dividends If Mike Adams Flourishes

By Jeremy Hritz It has been one week since the first day of the 2012 NFL Draft, and there is one player that has intrigued me to the point of distraction. There are no doubts surrounding the impact that David DeCastro will make in his rookie year. Players selected rounds three through seven will not […]

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Steelers Defensive Line Coach John Mitchell Says Don\’t Discard Steve McLendon

One thing I particularly love about the draft is that I get to hear from the each Pittsburgh Steelers position coach that will be responsible for coaching each draft pick after that selection is made. It is really the only time of the year the fan base gets to hear from the likes of Keith […]

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DeCastro & Adams Could Make For A Dominant Steelers Offensive Line In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz How can you be a Pittsburgh Steelers fan right now and not be excited and optimistic about the 2012 NFL season? Ever since 2006, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been pounded, beaten, and broken, resulting in injuries that compromised the success of the season. Just over the past two years, Roethlisberger suffered a […]

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Sean Kugler Press Conference On Steelers 2012 2nd Round Draft Pick Mike Adams

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler met the media to talk about the selection of Ohio State tackle Mike Adams in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft. Below is the transcript and the audio will be along shortly. Re: Sean in your wildest imagination did you ever see the first two rounds […]

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Steelers Host Two Free Agents & Draft Prospect Brandon Brooks

Scott Brown is reporting today that the Steelers have brought in free agent tackle Demetrius Bell and former Stanford long snapper Zachary Nolan for visits today. In addition, the Steelers are hosting Miami (Ohio) guard Brandon Brooks down at the Southside facilities for a pre draft visit Bell was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills […]

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Report: Jamon Meredith Signs With Buccaneers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have finally had one of their free agents sign with another team as tackle Jamon Meredith reportedly has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday according to tight end Weslye Saunders on Twitter. Meredith originally signed with the Steelers as a free agent after Willie Colon went down with a triceps […]

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What Is The Job Of A Quality Control Coach?

It was announced earlier on Wednesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers had hired Shaun Sarrett as their new offensive quality control coach to replace Harold Goodwin, who left to become the new offensive line coach for the Indianapolis Colts several weeks ago. Since that news was announced I have received quite a few questions as to […]

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Steelers Meet With Pitt Guard Lucas Nix At NFL Combine

Jim Wexell from Steel City Insider reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers have also met with University of Pittsburgh guard Lucas Nix at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. The Steelers are allowed 15 minute interviews with 60 players during the week andf it is of no real surprise that the local product caught the Steelers eye. […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents Analysis: T Jamon Meredith

Onward we go with our player by player look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents as I do a complete breakdown of their 2011 season and look ahead to their pending 2012 free agency situation. The post we finish out the Steelers restricted free agents with tackle Jamon Meredith. Please check out the links […]

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Don’t Count Out Koogs

By Jeremy Hritz Jim Irsay, who is becoming more eccentric with each passing day, and the Indianapolis Colts wasted no time in hiring a replacement head coach for Jim Caldwell. Nor did they hesitate in hiring a new offensive coordinator. Within eight days, Chuck Pagano, one-time defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, was hired to […]

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The Coordinators They Are A-Changin\’

By Jeremy Hritz Bob Dylan said “the times they are a changin’.” If he is following AFC North football, he may be considering a lyrical revision. It looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers are not the only AFC North team that will begin the 2012 NFL season with a new coordinator. On Wednesday, Chuck Pagano, defensive […]

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Sean Kugler Talks Open OC Job, Marcus Gilbert, Maurkice Pouncey, Draft Process & More

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler was on with 93.7 The Fan this morning to talk about Bruce Arians and the interest he has, or lack there of, in the open offensive coordinator position. He also talked about what quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner brings to the table should he get promoted to the position. […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Injuries & The 10 Different Starting Combinations Used In 2011

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 season will be remembered as an injury plagued one and the offensive line certainly had their fair share of them. In the 17 games the Steelers played this past season they started 10 different line combinations due mostly to injuries as the table below shows. Offensive line coach Sean Kugler broke […]

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Steelers Browns Week 14 Offensive Line Breakdown Report

The week 14 offensive line breakdown report for the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Cleveland Browns is now complete and overall it was not a bad performance by the group. The 6 penalties were of course the down points, but overall the pass protection was pretty solid on the night and they run blocking was […]

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More Steelers Browns Observations From Week 14

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns 14-3 Thursday night at Heinz Field and here are some of my post game observations after going through the game again. Lawrence Timmons bit hard on the play action on the early long completion to Evan Moore and never recovered in coverage. On the second big completion to […]

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Offensive Line Hot Mess Gets Hotter And Messier

The 2011 state of the offensive line was never one that any of us felt totally good about heading into the season outside of center Maurkice Pouncey and right tackle Willie Colon, but after 3 games now, the best way to describe it is by saying it is a hot mess. Something Steeler Nation has […]

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Prediction Of Week 2 Steelers Inactives Against The Seahawks

Week 2 is almost here as the Steelers take on the Seattle Seahawks tomorrow at Heinz Field. The final injury report of the week was released on Friday and I will now take my weekly stab at the 7 man inactive list for this week. The official inactives will be released 90 minutes before kick-off […]

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No Vacancy For The Hotel

I have been asked quite a bit why the Steelers have not re-signed Flozell Adams back after right tackle Willie Colon was lost for the season this past Sunday and the simple answer is there just is not enough cap room to meet his likely salary demands. I finally cleared up my 2011 salary cap […]

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Steelers Place T Colon On IR, Sign T Meredith

Well it did not take long for the Steelers to make a decision on injured right tackle Willie Colon today as he was placed on injured reserve this afternoon following his morning triceps surgery and free agent tackle Jamon Meredith was signed to the 53 man roster to take his place. Meredith, who is 6 […]

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Steelers Bring In Tackles Ray Willis & Jamon Meredith For Work-outs

Mike Tomlin said during his Tuesday press conference that the Steelers would work out a few tackles today and Scott Brown now reports via Twitter that Ray Willis and Jamon Meredith are being worked out today. Willis was selected by the Seahawks in the 4th round of the 2005 NFL Draft and played his college […]

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Steelers 2011 Training Camp – Day Ten Recap

Day ten of Steelers training camp is in the books and if you missed the day nine recap of the Friday Night Lights session you can read it here. Steelers.com also has some video up now from the Friday night practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. Pat Kirwan And Tim Ryan of Sirius NFL Radio were […]

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Jonathan Scott & Ramon Foster Carted Off With Injuries

Jim Wexell is reporting via Twitter that Steelers left tackle Jonathan Scott has been carted off during the Steelers Saturday afternoon practice with a left foot injury. Scott was just recently re-signed as an unrestricted free agent after the Steelers released left tackle Max Starks due to salary cap purposes prior to camp starting. Scott […]

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