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Bills GM Doug Whaley Intends On Using The Steelers Organization As A Blue Print

Prior to being named the Buffalo Bills Assistant General Manager/Director of Pro Personnel in 2010, Doug Whaley worked under Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert for 12 years in Pittsburgh, so it shouldn\’t be a surprise that the newly-named General Manager for the Bills wants to model the Buffalo organization after the Steelers. “Talking to […]

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Bills Sign Former Steelers T Tony Hills On Sunday

The Buffalo Bills currently have quite a few former Pittsburgh Steelers players on their roster and as of Sunday, they have another offensive lineman in Tony Hills. In addition to signing Hills, who has played for both the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts since being released by the Steelers in September of 2011, the […]

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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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The 3,113 Snap Steelers Draft Class Of 2008 Is No More

When safety Ryan Mundy signed with the New York Giants on Thursday, it guaranteed that the 2008 draft class of the Pittsburgh Steelers is all gone nearly six years after they were drafted. Most of that class has been gone for a while, as Mundy and running back Rashard Mendenhall were the only two remaining […]

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Spilled Milk Of Steelers 2008 Draft Class Resurfaces With Mendenhall Suspension

With Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall being suspended on Tuesday by the team for conduct detrimental to the team the talk about the Steelers 2008 draft class immediately jumped up as a topic of discussion right after it. The writing has been on the wall for sometime now that Mendenhall, who is in the […]

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Don\’t Overlook The Value Of Ramon Foster In Steelers Line Revamp

By Cian Fahey Entering last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff was reluctant to let Ramon Foster remain in the lineup from the previous season. After a training camp battle that began with Chris Scott and Tony Hills, backup center Doug Legursky started the season in Foster\’s right guard position. Much like the previous occasions […]

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An Old Face Could Give The Steelers Offensive Line A New Lease Of Life

By Cian Fahey After Alan Faneca left the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008, the Steelers looked to the then 25-year-old Chris Kemoeatu to become his replacement. After a fine first year in the starting line-up, Kemoeatu received a five year deal worth $20 million. Skip ahead to the 2012 off-season and Kemoeatu\’s status as a Steelers […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents Analysis: G Ramon Foster

Onward we go with our player by player look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents. we are breaking them down one by one and look ahead to their pending 2012 free agency situation. The first part of this series I am focusing on the restricted free agents and this is the fourth player in […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents Analysis: G/C Doug Legursky

Onward we go with our player by player breakdown of the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers free agents. We are still looking at the restricted group and next up is offensive lineman Doug Legursky. Player: Doug Legursky Position: Guard/Center Experience: 3 Years Free Agent Status: Restricted 2011 Salary Cap Hit: $525,000.00 2011 Season Breakdown: Legursky was a […]

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Ramon Foster Pushing To Reclaim Starting Role

I mentioned prior to the season starting that the Steelers right guard spot could be in flux this season and already Ramon Foster is making a strong push to reclaim the spot he held for most of 2010. Foster was inactive week 1 against the Ravens, but started at left guard against the Seahawks with […]

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Steelers Ravens Week 1 Offensive Line Breakdown Report

It was not pretty to watch several times, but below is the offensive line and blocking report for the Steelers 35-7 loss on Sunday to the Ravens. The Ravens defensive front might be one of the best in the league and they are solid at holding the point of attack against the run that allows […]

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Week 1 – 7 Things To Look For Against The Ravens

Here we go with week 1 of the 2011 season and what a way to begin it. There is never a great time to play the Baltimore Ravens, but if there were, it would be week 1 with all of the changes that the Ravens have made coming out of a lockout that resulted in […]

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Prediction Of Week 1 Inactives Against The Ravens

Here we go with week 1 of the 2011 season as the Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens Sunday at Baltimore. The final injury report has been released for the week and we will take a stab at the possible 7 players who will be inactive and will not dress on Sunday. This season teams […]

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Broncos Sign Tony Hills

It did not take Tony Hills long to find work after getting released by the Steelers on Saturday as the Broncos signed the former fourth-round draft pick to a 2-year contract today according to reports. Hills was competing for the starting right guard spot with the Steelers just a few weeks ago as he started […]

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Analyzing The Final 5 Steelers Cuts

The Steelers final cuts are in and overall none are a huge surprise in my opinion. Crezdon Butler might be the one that most are scratching their head about, but he certainly was on the bubble. The Steelers stuck to their recent history of keeping six cornerbacks and when Cortez Allen finally hit the field […]

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2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction 5.0 – Final Edition

The final preseason game is now complete and now it is time to trim the roster down to 53 players for the final time this offseason. I have been all over the map in the previous versions of my final roster prediction and it is easy to understand why when you watch each preseason game […]

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Preseason Game 4: 7 Things To Look For Against The Panthers

The Steelers close out their 2011 preseason tonight as they take on the Panthers on the road in Charlotte. The Steelers had another strong showing last week against the Falcons and tonight is the last chance for a few players to make a big enough impression to make the team or the practice squad. Do […]

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Steelers Have Yet Another Changing Of The Guard

The latest depth chart released by the Steelers today has Doug Legursky listed as the starting right guard and Tony Hills listed as his backup. The early word is Legursky will start there Thursday night against the Panthers and Trai Essex could make his first start at center if the Steelers choose to let Maurkice […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Falcons Game Recap Episode

Season 2, Episode 11 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I spend most of out time reviewing the Steelers 34-16 preseason victory over the Atlanta Falcons. This will be the formula we will use during the season and these are the podcasts we like doing the most–analyzing the play on the […]

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Steelers Falcons Offensive Line Breakdown & Blocking Report

With the third preseason game in the books it is now time to break down the performance of the offensive line and blocking by the offense as I do every week. As a whole the offensive line looked good and here is a breakdown by player. Marcus Gilbert – Gilbert made is first start of […]

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Steelers Beat Falcons 34-16 – Preseason Game 3 Recap

The Steelers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-16 in their 3rd preseason game of the 2011 season Saturday night at Heinz Field. The game got off to a fast start as Antonio Brown returned the opening kick-off 51 yards to mid-field. The Falcons were penalized for a horse collar tackle on the play so the Steelers […]

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Preseason Game 3: 7 Things To Look For Against The Falcons

The Steelers take on the Falcons Saturday night at Heinz Field in their third preseason game of the 2011 season. The Steelers rebounded last week against the Eagles after a dismal performance against the Redskins and will look to build on the showing they made last. This will be the last game for 10 roster […]

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Mike Tomlin Press Conference Talking Points For Falcons Preseason Game

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his pregame press conference today prior to the Saturday night game against the Falcons at Heinz Field. Audio is below: Tomlin says he is excited to play a quality team like Falcons as it will be a good test especially against the four man front of Falcons defense. Tomlin […]

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Steelers Continue Offensive Line Musical Chairs

When it was reported this morning that Trai Essex was visiting the South Side, you had to know it wasn\’t just to pick up his AFC Championship watch. I believe that could have been easily taken care of through UPS or FedEx. By the time dinner rolled around, the Steelers announced that they had re-signed […]

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2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction 3.0 – Week 3 Preseason Edition

The second Steelers preseason game is in the books and now it is time to post my 3rd version of the 2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction. If you missed the pre training camp 53 man roster projection edition or the 2.0 version, you can read them by visiting the links. There will be […]

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Steelers Eagles Preseason Game 2 Offensive Participation Chart & Personnel

Below are the offensive personnel packages, play counts and participation chart for the Steelers second preseason game Thursday night versus the Eagles. Not too many things stick out as far as play counts go. Tony Hills and Jonathan Dwyer received extended playing time as expected. Personnel package wise the Steelers added the 13 package this […]

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