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Season Of Change – Stepping Up From JV Punters

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 8 Versus Raiders

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. After the mini two-game winning streak, […]

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Steelers Hoping A Long-Term Answer At Punter Is In Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been unable to find stability at the punter position for some time now. The last player one could make an argument for would be the three years that Chris Gardocki spent at the end of his career with the Steelers from 2004 to 2006. A more fair and realistic answer, however, […]

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Steelers Punter Battle Already Being Called An ‘Interesting Competition’

A punter battle appears to be in full swing already during the Pittsburgh Steelers OTA practices. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review calls the early offseason battle between veteran Adam Podlesh and youngster Brad Wing an “interesting competition” right now through four practices. Last year at this same time, Drew Butler was battling veteran Brian Moorman for the […]

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Steelers, Podlesh Have A Common Goal In Finding Consistency

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed yet another outside free agent yesterday, bringing their season total to eight. As a street free agent, he won’t have any impact on compensatory picks, assuming he even makes the roster. They added punter Adam Podlesh, who has the distinction of having been drafted ahead of Daniel Sepulveda in the 2007 […]

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Steelers’ Punter Search Won’t Include Pat McAfee

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly figure to be in the market for a new punter this offseason, given that all three punters that spent even a second on the roster last year are either not on the team or will be a free agent on Tuesday. But that search will not include Pat McAfee, who re-signed […]

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Brad Wing With A Prayer?

As far as punters go, it’s difficult to generate much enthusiasm, regardless of how talented a player might be. Frankly, quality punting is more of a concern for teams with bad offenses, and barring a hemorrhaging of touchdown returns, if you’re so worried about the quality of your punting game, chances are there are bigger […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Specialists

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Getting closer to the end. Due up, the specialists. Shaun Suisham: Kicker is a position fans tend to toss barbs at but it’s difficult to fault Suisham. Aside from a tough game against Oakland, and to put all […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Specialists

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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Special Teams Signings Could Suggest Steelers Have Diagnosed A Problem

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers may have taken a step in the right direction yesterday when they signed Bryce Davis—a long snapper—and Brad Wing—a punter. That step: diagnosing a problem. Selecting these two special teams players as their first signings from outside the organization could suggest that the Steelers see a need to improve […]

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Bengals Sign Former Steelers Punter Zoltan Mesko

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be partaking in the playoffs this year, but as of Tuesday, their former punter will be. Zoltan Mesko, who was signed by the Steelers following his waiving by the New England Patriots just prior to the start of the season, signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday and he will punt […]

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Steelers Versus Patriots: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 9

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New England Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium and below are seven things to watch for in the game. That Guy At Right Guard – The Steelers best offensive lineman, David DeCastro, will sit out this game with a right ankle injury suffered last week and he will likely […]

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Three-Play Sequence Highlights David DeCastro’s Growth In Pass Protection

By Matthew Marczi Although it ultimately sputtered out thanks to a missed field goal courtesy of Shaun Suisham and his former holder, Zoltan Mesko, the final drive of the first half was a productive one for the Pittsburgh Steelers in one respect: it provided a microscopic look into the macroscopic growth that guard David DeCastro […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Raiders

By Alex Kozora The weekly breakdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Starting kick coverage in no particular order. Terence Garvin, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Will Johnson, Stevenson Sylvester, Jarvis Jones, Will Allen, Antwon Blake, Cortez Allen, and William Gay. – On kick returns. Garvin, […]

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Steelers Opt To Punt On Special Teams Woes

By Matthew Marczi To the surprise of exactly nobody, the Pittsburgh Steelers elected yesterday to waive punter Zoltan Mesko after seven games, replacing him with veteran free agent punter Mat McBriar, hoping to punt on their recent special teams woes. The Steelers, of course, brought in Mesko after the New England Patriots released him upon […]

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Steelers Waive P Zoltan Mesko; Sign P Mat McBriar

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster move on Tuesday and as expected, punter Zoltan Mesko was released following several weeks of inconsistency. Taking over Mesko will be free agency Mat McBriar , who was brought in for a tryout on Tuesday. McBriar was signed originally by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in […]

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Tomlin Hasn’t Ruled Out Changing Punters This Week

Pittsburgh Steelers punter Zoltan Mesko had another rocky performance Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders and head coach Mike Tomlin addressed that Tuesday during his weekly press conference when asked about it. “With Mesko, the punting has been very similar to how it’s been the previous weeks and really how I kind of […]

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Wanna Get Away? Danny Smith Probably Does

By Matthew Marczi What was the worst game that the Pittsburgh Steelers have had in recent memory on special teams in which the opposing team did not score a touchdown? Was it this one? If you said yes, I would not put up much of an argument. Some of the mistakes were obvious—glaring, even. Kicker […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Winners And Losers – Week 8

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Oakland Raiders 21-18 on Sunday and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Lawrence Timmons – Timmons had eight total tackles and six of them were within three yards of the line of scrimmage. […]

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A Few Animated GIFs From The Steelers Loss To The Raiders

Below are a few animated gifs of a few key plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18 Week 8 loss to the Oakland Raiders. On the first play from scrimmage, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor goes 93 yards on a read-option. Linebacker LaMarr Woodley doesn’t protect the backside and safety Ryan Clark leaves the center of the […]

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Steelers P Zoltan Mesko Likely Done In Pittsburgh

Tuesday during his press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk about the performance of punter Zoltan Mesko through the first six games of the season and he made it clear that he needed to improve. “It’s been a mixed bag until this point,” said Tomlin. “It’s been inconsistent. Just about […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 8

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Oakland Raiders Sunday at the O.co Coliseum and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Laying The Woodley On An Undrafted – Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley enters the game against the Raiders with a team-high five quarterback sacks and it looks as if he […]

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Steelers Versus Vikings – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers were off to a strong start on their kick return coverage this season, and it continued into this game, with Shamarko Thomas making Cordarrelle Patterson pay for taking back the opening kickoff from nine yards deep, short of the 20. Likewise, the running defense got off to a fine start […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals Sack Break Down

By Alex Kozora Breaking down both sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers vs the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night. Both of these fairly simple but still worth pointing out as I break down each sack allowed throughout the regular season. 1. 2nd and 10, 12:02 1st. Shotgun, 11 (1 RB, 1 TE) personnel. Four man rush […]

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A Look Ahead At The Steelers Potential Free Agents In 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers will kickoff their 2013 season Sunday at Heinz Field and unless any players receive contract extensions between now and then, the team will have 19 free agents at the end of season assuming all are still on the 53 man roster by then. Below is a quick recap of the players that […]

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Antwon Blake Believes He Has Special Teams Position Flexibility

The Pittsburgh Steelers like as many of their players as possible to have position flexibility and defensive back Antwon Blake, who the team claimed off waivers Sunday from the Jacksonville Jaguars, believes that he has special teams position flexibility. “I have been told I have a knack for special teams and that is my niche […]

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