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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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Jets Injury Report: CB Antonio Cromartie Questionable; TE Kellen Winslow Suspended Four Games

The New York Jets have released their final injury report for their Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and they very well could be without the services of cornerback Antonio Cromartie (hip, knee), who suffered a hyper-extended knee Thursday during goal line drills. Cromartie did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable heading into […]

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Haley Says No Decision Made Yet As To Who Will Start At Left Tackle Against Jets

Will it be Kelvin Beachum or Levi Brown this Sunday for the Pittsburgh Steelers at left tackle against the New York Jets? According to offensive coordinator Todd Haley Thursday during his weekly media session, that decision has yet to be made. “We’re working Kelvin Beachum in there, obviously, and they’re all getting work,” said Haley. […]

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Jets Injury Report: TE Kellen Winslow Remains Sidelined With Knee Problem

The Thursday injury report for the New York Jets is now in and it includes a few changes from the one released on Wednesday. For a second straight day, wide receiver Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring), cornerback Dee Milliner (hamstring) and TE Kellen Winslow (knee) failed to practice. Holmes and Milliner are almost certain not to […]

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Willie Colon Instilling His ‘Don’t Back-Down Mentality’ With The Jets

When former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Willie Colon signed with the New York Jets back in March, he let the local media know that while he didn’t have any ill-feelings toward his former team, he did have “big ass chip” on his shoulder. Colon, who will face the Steelers Sunday, told the media Wednesday that it […]

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Jets Injury Report: WR Santonio Holmes Remains Sidelined With Hamstring Injury

The New York Jets will host the Pittsburgh Steelers this coming Sunday, but they will likely be without the services of wide receiver Santonio Holmes (hamstring) once again. The Steelers former first-round draft pick missed practice again Wednesday with a strained hamstring that suffered during the loss to the Tennessee Titans a few weeks ago […]

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Checking In On The Players The Steelers Parted Ways With This Past Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to let several of their unrestricted free agents walk this past offseason and they parted ways with a few other veterans under contract in addition. Here is a quick look at how their former players have done so far this season as week five comes to a close Monday night. Rashard […]

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Mike Adams Showed A Little Bit Of Nasty Late Against The Bears

During his weekly talk with the media on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he would like to see his offensive line play with more attitude moving forward after starting the 2013 season 0-3. “Be tough. Be nasty,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday prior to practice. “If you have to get a penalty because you’re going to […]

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Sadly – The Standard Is The Standard

NOTE: I don’t normally take outside article submissions, but Michael Reynolds has asked that I post his thoughts on the start of the season. I am sure this will produce some interesting discussion in the comments. ~ DB By Michael Reynolds The familiar refrain of “Here We Go Steelers” is most aptly replaced by “Here […]

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A Game Of Firsts

By Matthew Marczi When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field on Sunday to take on the Tennessee Titans in the season opener at Heinz Field, it will be a game of many firsts; indeed, far more than normal. With several new starters on both sides of the ball, the team will be fielding a lot […]

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Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Situation Heading Into The 2013 Season

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made their final roster moves we have a much firmer grip on what the 2014 salary cap situation will look like. As of Sunday, the Steelers have 38 players under contract for 2014 with cap chargers totaling just over $119 million. In addition, they currently have nearly $4.5 million […]

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Joe Long Stating His Case With Performance Against Chiefs

By Matthew Marczi Given the departures of Max Starks, Willie Colon, and Doug Legursky, paired with the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not address the offensive line in the draft, a few speculated during the offseason that a couple of players from the practice squad last season stood a chance to make the roster. […]

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Report: Todd Haley Wanted To Commit To Outside Zone Last Season

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley wanted to use more zone blocking in 2012, but the team never could commit to it. Haley told Bouchette they worked on the blocking scheme during the offseason, but for undisclosed reasons it pretty much ended there. While they did try […]

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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 2013 Reserve Linemen By The Numbers

By Matthew Marczi While the Pittsburgh Steelers have their starting lineup along the offensive line set, the truth of the matter is that they have said goodbye to a lot of pieces that have been part of the core of that unit over the years—namely Max Starks, Willie Colon, and Doug Legursky. Irrespective of their […]

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Steelers 2014 Salary Cap – An Early Look Ahead

Now that we are less than a week away from the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to training camp, it is a perfect time to look ahead at the 2014 salary cap situation of the team. Heading into training camp, the Steelers have 46 players currently under contract for 2014 that total $123,359,713 in cap chargers. In […]

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Where Did The Year Go? Looking Back At The Questions Facing The Steelers Prior To Training Camp In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, I wrote an article on June 16th that examined ten questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into their season opener against the Denver Broncos, and for the sake of reflection, I decided to revisit those questions to see what answers worked themselves out. This article will be the first installment […]

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