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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steve McLendon Weight, Offense Expectations & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 109 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still not back settled after his weekend off, Alex Kozora joins me once again to talk about all of the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. In this episode, Alex and I talk about the recent reports concerning the weight and current health of […]

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Weighing The Roster Prospects Of Daniel McCullers

During the last ‘Live” segment hosted on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ website late last week, Mike Prisuta and Bob Labriola were discussing the second-year players on the roster and what to expect from them during this summer. As they were discussing the pieces along the defensive line, Labriola said something that at first struck me as […]

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New-Look Steve McLendon Will Better Serve Team Needs This Season

From the sounds of it, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon would very much like to forget about last season. It was his first year as a starter, and at times, it showed. But he knows that he can’t forget, because he knows that it taught him so much on his journey to preparing for […]

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2014 Version Of Steelers NT Steve McLendon Includes Stronger Ankles, 17 Extra Pounds

Last week during his podcast, former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Craig Wolfley, who also serves as the team’s sideline reporter for radio network, said nose tackle Steve McLendon has put on weight during the offseason. On Thursday, McLendon told the media that he has indeed added 17 pounds since last season and that he now […]

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Steelers Fulfilled The Need For Defensive Speed This Offseason

Once unanimously regarded as the fastest player on the team, even veteran cornerback Ike Taylor was surprised by the collective team speed on display when he returned to Latrobe for the second set of OTAs for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 12th-year veteran believes this team will be “super-duper fast” in 2014 with the combination of […]

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Report: Steelers NT Steve McLendon Has Weight Up To About 325 Pounds

Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman and current radio color man Craig Wolfley has been busy taking in the OTA practices and during his most recent podcast, he had an interesting piece of information concerning starting nose tackle Steve McLendon. “I didn’t realize it, his weight dropped,” said Wolfley of the 2013 version of McLendon. “He was […]

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Steelers Film Room: The Steve McLendon Myth

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why […]

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Marczi: Steelers Roster Projections – OTA Edition

It’s now the beginning of June, and we’ve already gotten some of our first glimpses of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers roster through the first round of OTAs. I don’t expect that the Steelers will add anybody new, but if they do, it will be dealt with then. Now, it’s time to start exploring how the […]

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Speculation That The Steelers Will Re-Sign DE Brett Keisel Still Ongoing

So you’re saying there’s still a chance? Could the Pittsburgh Steelers really have plans to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel next month? Scott Brown of ESPN.com seems think it’s possible based on the wording used by tight end Heath Miller during a Thursday interview. Brown writes: Miller was reflecting on when he was one of […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Left Defensive End

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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Bucky Brooks Predicts Return Of The Steelers’ Defense

Many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers are filled with nervous excitement this offseason over the prospects of their favorite team returning to form this season to become a force to be reckoned with once again, something that they were perennially just a few years ago. With the additions of players such as Ryan Shazier, Stephon […]

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Steelers DE Brian Arnfelt Has A Chance To Accomplish A Rare Feat In 2014

During the Kevin Colbert era, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had their share of rookie undrafted free agents that managed to beat the odds and make the final 53 man roster out of training camp. I’m not going to go over all of the names, but the most recent ones to accomplish that feat are Terence […]

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Kozora: 2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

By Alex Kozora Following Dave Bryan’s lead, here is my first crack at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 53 man roster. Needless to say, this is subject to change once we hit training camp. Quarterbacks – (3) Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones Analysis: Jones is safe for at least another season. Other than that, […]

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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For Steelers 2014 Draft Class

By Alex Kozora Predictably and understandably, we’ve given a ton of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class. But even after giving all of our opinions, no one can deny this is all projection. The measurables, tape study, debates, all now fruitless. What happens on the field is the only thing that matters anymore. […]

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Giant Nose Tackle

“They’ve been waiting for him to make a play like that for four years!” This is what the announcer said, excitedly, late in the Tennessee game versus South Carolina last season when Daniel McCullers made a big stop. The center tried to reach block him, but McCullers gave him a shove out of the way […]

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Steelers Offseason Strategy Included Upgrading Defensive Pressure Personnel

Now that the vast majority of the offseason tinkering has finally unfolded, it’s easier to take a step back and start looking at the tapestry that the Pittsburgh Steelers have pieced together through free agency and the draft, including which players they let go. One of the most interesting facets of the grand scheme that […]

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2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

With the 2014 NFL Draft now behind us, it’s time for my first offseason 53 man roster prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all of these right, but this is where my head is at after the selection of nine players by the Steelers over the course of the […]

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Time To Answer The Biggest Question Of 2014

By Michael K. Reynolds A strong argument could be made the Rooneys invested in assembling the finest group of football coaches in the league. It’s time to prove this theory. Following a few seasons of veteran releases and an infusion of youth and speed via the draft and free agency the Pittsburgh Steelers are in […]

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Steelers 2014 Draft Starts Off Sneaky Good

By Michael K. Reynolds Shocked to see Ryan Shazier taken in the first round? Wondering why the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t take a cornerback or receiver in the second? Foaming at the mouth about their selection of a scatback with their third round pick? Before becoming completely apoplectic, consider some of the hidden layers of beauty […]

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Steelers John Mitchell Told NT Steve McLendon To Be Steve McLendon

While he only played 355 snaps last season, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon played reasonable well in his first full year as a starter. During his Friday evening press conference following the selection of Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, defensive line coach John Mitchell […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft – Alex Kozora Version 3.0 – Final

By Alex Kozora With the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft Thursday, it’s time for my final mock draft. You can check out the first one here and the second one here. Overall, this mock is more about what I think should happen if I was in charge as opposed to what will happen. […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft Version 4.0 – Final Edition

The 2014 NFL Draft will finally get underway in New York City Thursday evening, so it is now time for my final Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft of the year. As I say every year, mock drafts are never satisfying to me as the chance of getting all of the picks correct really doesn’t exist. It’s […]

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Seahawks Brochures, Undrafted Free Agents, And The Steelers

It seems as though Pete Carroll still has the recruitment disease in his blood. Ian Rapoport yesterday obtained a copy of a brochure that the Seattle Seahawks have sent to agents whose clients are on the fringe of going undrafted, in order to make the argument that signing with the Seahawks is a smart business […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Acknowledges Need Of Hybrid Defensive Linemen

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to play a lot of sub package football on defense and that figures to be the case once again in 2014 thanks to more and more teams using multiple-receiver formations on early downs in order to spread defenses out. During the Steelers Monday pre draft press conference, head […]

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Mike Tomlin Reminds That Steelers Have Other Defensive Ends

One of the main themes during the course of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pre-draft press conference yesterday was the defensive line position, and whether or not the team is set at defensive end after this offseason’s departures. Head coach Mike Tomlin conceded the fact that “we’ve lost more than we’ve added”, with the notable losses of […]

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Cameron Heyward, Maurkice Pouncey Making Good On Leadership Roles

Despite the fact that Cameron Heyward will only turn 25 tomorrow, he is already among the veterans of the team—especially along the defensive line after this offseason’s departures—and it’s a fact that he’s quite aware of himself. That’s a 25-year old with only 13 career starts, by the way. But behind him along the defensive […]

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