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Steelers go with 4 Wide Receivers, 3 Quarterbacks in final roster cuts

Final cutdowns for all NFL teams were due by 9pm EST on Friday. The Steelers spent the day going over all the possibilities before announcing their cuts this afternoon. Among the interesting moves, they will go with 4 WR’s and 3 QB’s. There was wide speculation that they may go with 5 receivers but David …

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Mike Adams may be the best, and only real choice, to start for the Steelers at LT

Mike Adams could start for the Steelers this season

When the Steelers drafted Mike Adams out of OSU this past April, they had visions of him being the future anchor at left tackle for the next 10-15 years. When you draft someone that high, especially a guy like Adams who had 1st round potential on many draft boards, you expect them to come into …

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Offensive guard: So many possibilities for the Steelers to explore in training camp

It’s more than a safe guess that the battle for the starting guard positions on the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line this year is going to be one of the best battles we’ll have seen in a long time. With so many question marks surrounding Sean Kugler’s group this year (and really for the last several …

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On the Steelers; Christmas came early for Kugler

Ask any National Football League position coach and they’ll tell you that draft day can be one filled with extreme highs and extreme lows. If you’re the running backs coach for example and your team doesn’t draft a running back it makes for a long three days. If you’re the offensive line coach of the …

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The history and subsequent change of the Steelers offensive line

A sight that has been way too familiar, and offensive line that has changed over the years and been inconsistent at best. Perhaps that’s all on the verge of changing now but only time will tell. For as good as the Pittsburgh Steelers have been over the past 20 years, it’s difficult to recall a …

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Steelers offensive line starters have promise but come with risks

While it didn’t take a nuclear scientist to figure out, the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line woes have certainly been a source of great discontent for not only the team’s success but also for the fans. By now you are aware that the Steelers first two draft picks in the 2012 NFL Draft were both offensive …

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Don’t dismiss the ‘Steeler-Way’ when it comes to free agency

I sometimes have to stop myself from being too critical of younger Steelers’ fans these days. After all, they mean well and are easily affected by all the news and social media that’s out there. They see what other teams do in the off-season and they start screaming from the rooftops about why we don’t …

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David Johnson, Trai Essex to be Steelers in 2012

Steelers’ veteran offensive lineman Trai Essex announced today via his Twitter account that he will be back with the Steelers  for this upcoming season. Essex played in all 16 games last season and is exactly the type of versatile offensive lineman coveted by offensive line coach Sean Kugler. Essex can play all five positions along …

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Offensive Line possibilities for the Steelers in 2012

In one of the interviews that Kevin Colbert did recently he was asked about Marcus Gilbert moving to LT. He said it could happen but it’s Tomlin’s decision; Gilbert on the left side and Willie Colon on right. That obviously depends on how the draft goes as Colbert indicated also, what happens with Max Starks, …

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