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Ramon Helps Foster Winning Mentality In Young Teammates

We’re finally approaching the end of July, and that means at long last that the Pittsburgh Steelers will soon be heading to Latrobe to begin the 2014 edition of training camp, where many of this offseason’s maneuvers will finally begin to take shape. Steelers guard Ramon Foster spoke to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Mark Kaboly yesterday […]

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DeCastro, Pouncey Hope To See Much More Of Each Other On The Field

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and right guard David DeCastro are entering their third season together as teammates, yet the pair of first-round draft selections have only played 146 meaningful snaps together in that time. Since DeCastro was drafted in 2012, the Steelers have played approximately 2150 snaps of offensive football across the past two […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Willie Colon To Marcus Gilbert

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Stands To Gain Most From Mike Munchak Hiring

If there’s one Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman that should be ecstatic that Mike Munchak was hired during the offseason, it’s likely tackle Marcus Gilbert. While he’s nowhere close to being considered a bust since being drafted in the second-round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Steelers, Gilbert certainly hasn’t lived up to expectations just […]

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Ramon Foster A Natural Leader

Pittsburgh Steelers former undrafted offensive lineman Ramon Foster has managed to find his way into the starting lineup, one way or another, since his rookie season in 2009, when he started four games in place of the injured Chris Kemoeatu. In his second season, he took over the starting right guard spot late in the […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Left Tackle

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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Do Recent Struggles Merit A Change In Draft Strategy?

Last week, Andy Benoit of Monday Morning Quarterback posted an article entitled “Time for a New Approach in Pittsburgh?”, regarding the team’s draft strategy, particularly since general manager Kevin Colbert has been in charge. He writes in the article that “the most interesting team to watch in this year’s draft will be the Steelers. Come […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Offensive Tackle

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers Need Answers To The Questions At Offensive Tackle This Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers are entering a season with a lot of questions, as everybody who follows the team knows. Sometimes the most perplexing questions are the ones that you may already have the answer to, but are unsure. That is where the Steelers are when it comes to their offensive line, or more specifically, their […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fourth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds Although the fourth round of the draft still allows for some river boat gambling by NFL front offices, it’s the beginning of the talent level where players are expected to at least provide quality depth to team rosters. The Pittsburgh Steelers have excelled in the top rounds of the draft and […]

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Steelers Might Be Best Served To Treat Jason Worilds In 2014 Like They Did Max Starks In 2008

On Sunday at the annual NFL owner’s meetings in Orlando, FL, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke about outside linebacker Jason Worilds and how he is best suited to play on the left side, and how he’s happy with the way he’s progressed since they drafted him. While Worilds did have a career year […]

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Former Steelers G Willie Colon And His Injury Bug Get One More Year With The Jets

Much like the Energizer Bunny, former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon keeps going and going, and going. On Wednesday, Colon re-signed with the New York Jets and the Hofstra product will get his wish to remain near is hometown of the Bronx. Colon, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round […]

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Former Steeler Willie Colon Will Hit The Open Market

According to Rich Cimini writing for ESPN New York, the New York Jets intend to let free agent offensive lineman and former Pittsburgh Steeler Willie Colon hit the open market after playing out his one-year contract. Colon, drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 draft by Pittsburgh, played there for the first seven seasons […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Drafting The Tall Wide Receiver

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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On Steve McLendon: Right Man For The Job Versus Right Job For The Man

It would be hard to argue that there’s a better candidate on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster right now to play nose tackle than Steve McLendon. After all, that is why the team signed him to a three-year contract last offseason. And when all was said and done, the run statistics suggest that by and large, […]

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End Of Combine Means It’s Now Contract Restructure Time For The Steelers

Now that the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine is over, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will return to the Southside to finish up his job of getting the team salary cap compliant by March 11, the start of the new league year. When you look back at the way the 2013 offseason transpired, this week […]

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Tunch Ilkin Says Mike Munchak Will Make The Steelers Offensive Line Nastier

Pittsburgh Steelers radio color broadcaster Tunch Ilkin played offensive line in the NFL for 14 seasons and he knows all about new offensive line coach Mike Munchak, who he has known for almost 30 years. During a recent interview on steelers.com, Ilkin talked about what the Munchak brings to the Steelers and how he believes […]

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Steelers Seem To Be One Of The ‘Teams To Watch’ This Offseason

By Matthew Marczi There seems to be somewhat of an agreement around the league that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be one of the more interesting teams to follow this offseason. For example, Adam Schein recently listed the Steelers at the top of a list of the nine “most intriguing” teams to watch, above teams such […]

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A Look Back At The Players Cut Or Not Re-signed By The Steelers Last Offseason

The Super Bowl is now over and the 2014 free agency signing period is just a little more than a month away. Today, we will take a look back at how the players faired in 2013 that were either cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason, or were free agents that they chose not to […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – G Chris Hubbard – Undrafted

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Centers/Guards

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Up next, the guards and centers. Ramon Foster: As the old adage goes, if no one is talking about an offensive lineman, he’s doing his job. That’s Foster in a nutshell. The old pickup truck that doesn’t have […]

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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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Setting The Facts Straight About LaMarr Woodley And Jason Worilds

With Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds now fresh off a solid two game performance, the talk about re-signing him and releasing LaMarr Woodley during the offseason is of course back in high gear. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation floating around on this subject and so it is time for me to give you […]

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Jarvis Jones Shows Signs Of Life As A Pass Rusher

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, we highlighted some of the struggles that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie starting outside linebacker Jarvis Jones had while facing the New York Jets, which saw him being fooled on misdirections or missing tackles that led to big games. He looked more like a rookie at moments in this past game than he […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Versus Jets

By Alex Kozora Breakdown of all defensive snaps from Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward against the New York Jets. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 5 Run: 4 Rush/Drop: 1/0 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 13:21 1st. Started game at LE with the team in dime. Base blocked by the guard. […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers LB Vince Williams Versus Jets

By Alex Kozora Breakdown of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Vince Williams against the New York Jets. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 3 Run: 3 Drop/Blitz: 0/0 Play-by-Play 1. 2nd and 1, 12:46 1st. Jets run Power O with Willie Colon pulling. Sheds the FB but gets pancaked by […]

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