Category Archives: Offensive Line

Offensive Line Isn’t a Steelers Priority

There understandably is a lot of head scratching among Steelers fans in the past 24 hours. On Thursday night, Max Starks was cut and Jonathan Scott and Willie Colon were signed. On Friday morning, Flozell Adams was jettisoned as well. … Continue reading

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How Court Rulings May Affect Free Agents: Offense

I will gladly defer to Jeremy of the Lounge Legal Department to explain what I contend was a flawed decision by the Eighth Circuit. Regardless, that decision likely greatly increased the chance of cornerback Ike Taylor re-signing with the Steelers … Continue reading

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Never Write in Absolutes, Especially on Willie Colon

Long-time and respected Steelers’ reporter Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette blogged that there is no chance whatsoever that Willie Colon will move to guard because “he does not run well enough to play the position.” First, people should never … Continue reading

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2011 Steelers Draft: Strong Start, Still Plenty to Do

It may have not been in the order that most projected, but the Steelers addressed their three primary needs in this draft through two days. They took the best player available left on their board in the first round in … Continue reading

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330 lbs of Marcus Gilbert Is Coming to Pittsburgh

Heading into this weekend’s draft almost all of the talk around the Pittsburgh Steelers was centered on Florida Gators guard/center Mike Pouncey. The connection was obvious: He’s the twin brother of last year’s first-round pick, Maurkice Pouncey, so naturally, everybody … Continue reading

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2011 Steelers Final Mock Draft: Versions 6a-d

Version 6A: (Staying put at the Steelers’ seven original picks with no trades; addressing primary needs first, while mixing in the best-player-available philosophy) 1.    CB/FS Aaron Williams, 6-0, 205, Texas: This goes against the Steelers’ successful recent history of drafting … Continue reading

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Day Before the First Round Draft Notebook

Desperately Seeking Cornerback Help But Not Reaching Put simply: The Steelers must bolster their cornerback corps for 2011 and beyond in this draft. But are either Texas’s Aaron Williams or Miami’s Brandon Harris worthy of the 31st overall pick? No, … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ 7-Round 2011 Draft Value Board

The Steelers are a squad that usually does not maneuver much during the draft. As such, the draft-value board below is simply a list of players I like and/or players that the Steelers have shown interest in (particularly visits to … Continue reading

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2011 Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft, Version 5

Okay, it is time to stop worrying about how free agency or the NFL labor strife will affect the Steelers in the draft. Pittsburgh, like every other team in the league, will not have those answers before the draft, and … Continue reading

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The Danny Watkins Fascination

If you’ve been paying attention to the endless stream of mock drafts floating around the Internet over the past couple of months there’s a good chance you’ve stumbled across one that featured the Steelers using their first-round pick on Baylor … Continue reading

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