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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Round-by-Round Value in the 2011 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers will need some help from their 2011 NFL Draft class if they want to avoid a second straight season that ends in December. It will be a few years before the value grade for this draft is set in stone. Six of the seven players chosen are still with the Steelers. If …

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The Steelers Could Potentially Be Doing A Lot Of Assuming On The Offensive Line Going Into 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers are up against the salary cap again this offseason and they will have to make a lot of tough roster decisions. Last offseason, the team cut ties with veterans Hines Ward, Aaron Smith, James Farrior, Bryant McFadden and others in order to get under the cap. This time around the Steelers are …

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2012 Grades, Position by Position, Offensive Line

So, we arrive to arguably the hardest position to grade in the entire game. There are a multitude of stats for every position on the field except for offensive lineman. The reason for that is that you only notice these guys when they do something bad or mess up. The good news is, we can …

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Blitzburgh Radio Steelers Podcast – Part I, Week 11 Wrapup

There was so much to talk about in the Ravens vs Steelers matchup at Heinz Field this past weekend that we decided to break it up into a two part show so we covered as much as possible. Matt and Marc are joined by long time friend of the show, Dominic from TribLive Radio and …

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Adams’ Pass Protection Woes Hurting Entire Offense

In the end, Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie Mike Adams may well end up being a very good NFL offensive tackle. He already does a nice job in the run game, nice, but not great. His pass-protection skills are the issue right now and while he has shown improvement since taking over for injured Marcus Gilbert, his …

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Three’s a Crowd in Steelers’ Backfield

There are times when I miss the hi-jinx of Jack, Chrissy and Janet on the popular ’70′s and ’80′s show ‘Three’s Company’ simply because it was great comedy built around a simple premise and it didn’t take itself too seriously at all. For you youngsters, I highly suggest you check out that show on Netflix …

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Steelers progress this season shouldn’t be overlooked even after rough night at the office

The Monday Night Football contest between the Chiefs and Steelers proved once again that any team can beat, or come close to, beating any other team no matter what the records indicate. For the Steelers, things maybe didn’t go quite as planned but a win is a win and while there is concern for injured …

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Ben Injured in Uninspiring Overtime Win Against Chiefs

The Steelers opened up their Monday Night game with Kansas City looking like they were sleep-walking as they fell behind 10-0 on a cool, rainy night in the ‘burgh. Was it a hangover from the win in New York? Was it looking ahead to a date with the rival Ravens next Sunday night? Either way, the …

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It should be Mike Adams’ job to lose on the Steelers line

Mike Adams will make his 4th start on Monday night against the Chiefs

The Steelers will have a decision to make when 2nd round pick Marcus Gilbert is able to return from his ankle injury, but rookie Mike Adams isn’t making the decision for Mike Tomlin and Sean Kugler any easier..or is he? As Gerry Dulac points out, Gilbert’s injury could have been worse but was still bad …

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Steelers’ Injuries Could Be a Blessing

Every team has to deal with injuries and they all have them to varying degrees and at different or even similar positions.You can’t help but notice that the Pittsburgh Steelers have been plagued by the injury bug really since training camp when rookie David DeCastro went down in Buffalo. What I’m starting to sense with this …

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