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Bucky Brooks Has Steelers TE Heath Miller Going To The Lions In His 2005 NFL Draft Do-Over

Can you imagine Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller in a Detroit Lions uniform? In his latest NFL Draft do-over segment, that’s exactly what NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks wants you to do. If you are not familiar with this series, Brooks has been going back over past drafts and re-doing them with hindsight. The Steelers […]

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Don’t Read Too Much Into The Steelers Decision To Bring Back Guy Whimper

While I am a little bit surprised the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed veteran offensive lineman Guy Whimper on Monday, I do understand the reasoning behind the move. In the grand scheme of things, however, I don’t think much should be read into him being re-signed. Whimper, to his credit, played better than I expected he would […]

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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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Sixth Wheel Kelvin Beachum Could See Some Mileage This Season

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum with the last of their four seventh round draft picks in last year’s draft, there was some excitement and anticipation—albeit just a trace—over his potential to help improve the offensive line’s depth, given the way that Kevin Colbert and others talked him up […]

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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 Continue Trend Of Shying Away From Second Contracts To Players Drafted After Third Round

On Thursday we found out that Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis will not be returning in 2013 after he signed a five year contract with the New Orleans Saints. When you look at the history of the Steelers under general manager Kevin Colbert, it\’s not too surprising that Lewis did not receive […]

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Steelers Heavy Use Of The Restricted Free Agency As A Filtering System Ends This Off-season

The Pittsburgh Steelers had six restricted free agents this off-season and they tendered four of them as Emmanuel Sanders, Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer and Steve McLendon were all issued tenders of $1.3 million. Stevenson Sylvester and Jeremy Kapinos were the two players that were not tendered. With those restricted tenders now in the books, it […]

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The Steelers 2005 March Massacre Worked Out Just Fine

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote Thursday on his blog about the impending “March Massacre” that could take place with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bouchette added in his post that it could resemble the “bloodletting” of last offseason. Bloodletting is an interesting description for what when on last offseason as the Steelers really didn\’t lose […]

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Could Essex Be On His Way Back To Pittsburgh?

It is looking like the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without the services of both Maurkice Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, so you have to wonder if Trai Essex might be on his way back to Pittsburgh right now. Essex spent a brief amount of time with the Indianapolis Colts earlier […]

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Colts Release Former Steelers Lineman Trai Essex

Formers Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Trai Essex was released Tuesday by the Indianapolis Colts to make room for a new cornerback. Essex played in two games with the Colts, who suffered a rash of injuries on their offensive line to start the season. The former Steelers draft pick saw most of his playing time at […]

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Tomlin Won\’t Commit To Dressing 8 Linemen, Says Harrison Not A Long Snapping Option

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked during his Tuesday press conference if he would dress an extra offensive lineman this week for the game against the New York Jets in light of losing both Ramon Foster (eye) and Marcus Gilbert (knee) to injuries in the Sunday night loss to the Denver Broncos. “We\’ll […]

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Former Steelers Lineman Jonathan Scott Signs With Bears

In addition to Trai Essex signing with the Indianapolis Colts today, former Steelers tackle Jonathan Scott signed with the Chicago Bears earlier on Monday. Scott a former fifth round draft choice of the Detroit Lions back in 2006, started 14 regular season games over the last two years for the Steelers but was released by […]

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Former Steelers Lineman Trai Essex Signs With Colts

If the injuries to Marcus Gilbert or Ramon Foster wind up being serious enough to cause either to miss the game next Sunday against the New York Jets, the Pittsburgh Steelers no longer have the option of bringing back veteran Trai Essex as he announced today that he has signed with the Indianapolis Colts. It’s […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Final 53 & Practice Squad Decisions, Injuries & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 11 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I kick off our first Monday podcast of the 2012 season by taking a hard look at both the 53 man roster and the practice squad of the Pittsburgh Steelers following the final cut downs and moves that took place over […]

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Reviewing My Final Steelers 53 Man Roster Projection Of 2012

It is time to review my final 53 man roster projection for the Pittsburgh Steelers from this year, and although I had 50 of 53 names correct, I get a failing grade because the goal is to hit all 53. On offense I nailed 24 of 25 players and I could kick myself for not […]

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Don\’t Expect Trai Essex Back Any Time Soon

The Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran offensive lineman Trai Essex on Friday and initially I thought he might be in for a quick turnaround and signed back to 53 man roster, but now I am thinking otherwise. General Manager Kevin Colbert and the Steelers coaching staff appear to be high on rookie Kelvin Beachum, who they […]

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Looking At The Steelers Roster Numbers On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers cut down to 53 players on Friday and now we will examine the numbers by position starting with the offense. Quarterbacks (3) – Not really a surprise here as they will need one of these quarterbacks on the inactive list. That player of course will be Charlie Batch. Running backs (5) – […]

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2012 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The final preseason game of the 2012 season is now in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers and that means it is time for my final 53 man roster prediction of what I think the roster will look like after the final cuts are announced Friday evening. When building my 53 man roster I like […]

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17 Steelers Battling For 7 Roster Spots Against The Panthers

The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Carolina Panthers Thursday night at Heinz Field, and judging by my calculations, 46 players are locks to make the Friday night 53 man roster right now. That leaves 7 spots theoretically up for grabs and 17 players with a shot at filling those spots. Some of course have better […]

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New NFL 8 Week IR Rule – Quick Turnaround Upcoming For Charlie Batch?

With both the NFL and the NFLPA agreeing to pass the new 8 week injured reserve rule, it presents yet another new look now at the Pittsburgh Steelers final 53 man roster. The cut down to 53 players must be done by Friday evening and rookie right guard David DeCastro must now be on that […]

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2012 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Preseason Game 3 Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers third preseason game is now in the books and once again it is time to take another stab at a 53 man roster prediction. Before you just jump straight to the comments, make sure to read my reasoning so you know where am I coming from on this prediction. This morning on […]

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Steelers Bills Second Half Game Notes Recap

I already posted by first half thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-7 win against the Buffalo Bills this past Saturday, but forgot to post my second half notes which you can read below. Both Steve McLendon and Ziggy Hood had easy pressures on the first interception of Vince Young and the pass was poorly floated […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Grades & Breakdown Report Versus Bills

Below are my offensive line grades and breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-7 preseason game win Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills. I always like to disclaimer that not knowing the exact play call and assignments on each play makes it tough, especially with the normal TV angles. The All-22 look is not available until […]

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Kugler Says DeCastro Faces Long Comeback But Thinks He Will Be Back This Year

Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has updated his report from earlier on Monday that stated the Pittsburgh Steelers do not intend on placing rookie right guard David DeCastro on the season ending injured reserve list. Monday after practice head coach Mike Tomlin announced that DeCastro would have surgery on his injured right knee on […]

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Ramon Foster Familiar With Next Man Up Role

While the official word on the right knee injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers rookie right guard David DeCastro Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills is not yet known, it would be anything short of a miracle if he is not lost for season. The early rumors are that the Steelers first round draft pick tore […]

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2012 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Preseason Game 2 Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers second preseason game is now in the books and once again it is time to take another stab at a 53 man roster prediction. Before you just jump straight to the comments, make sure to read my reasoning so you know where am I coming from on this prediction. Two things that […]

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