The Depth on the Offensive Line

oline

Over the past few seasons, the Steelers have been unable to maintain five solid offensive lineman. Much of this has to due with continuous injuries to guys like former guard/tackle Willie Colon. Last season, the Steelers also struggled to keep a right tackle healthy. In 2013, the Steelers look to have their luck changed. The feel around Pittsburgh is that they are quite happy with their five expected starters in Marcus Gilbert, Ramon Foster, Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro, and Mike Adams. A starting offensive line with an average age of 24. Behind those five, are major questions. What depth do the Steelers have? Who can back up these five? Continue reading The Depth on the Offensive Line

What’s Coming in July?

tc

Steeler Nation, the Steelers are vacationing for six weeks until they will report back for training camp on July 26. When camp rolls around, the intensity in Latrobe will be turned up as the Steelers will use that 8-8 record they finished with in 2012 as motivation into the next season. What can we expect to take place at training camp in 2013? Continue reading What’s Coming in July?

Steel Links Of The Day: Mandatory Minicamp Edition 6/11/13

SNS STEEL LINKS

The Steel Links Of The Day is a post that we will release every day to give Steelers’ fans the latest Steelers news daily. Click any of the stories below and they will take you to the story, video, or audio. Another reason to keep checking back into STEELERS N STUFF a few times a day. Please spread the word and follow us on Twitter  or Facebook for more updates! Continue reading Steel Links Of The Day: Mandatory Minicamp Edition 6/11/13

OTA Week Two Recap

The second week of organized team activities are now in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the second week of practice, we did get some news from about everywhere on the football team. As coach Tomlin calls it, football in shorts, so there is no one really popping out as of yet. That will come when the pads are put on. However, there is some news to pass on and below you will see what took place this week. Continue reading OTA Week Two Recap

DeCastro Familiar With Zone Blocking Scheme

The Piitsburgh Steelers will be switching to the zone blocking scheme in 2013 with new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. Bicknell is coming over from a Kansas City Chiefs team that averaged 4.8 yards a carry and ranked 5th in rushing in 2012.

Second year guard David DeCastro says the switch is a smooth transition because he ran this scheme during his collegiate days at Stanford. “We did it at Stanford, and we were a big gap team like the Steelers are,” DeCastro said. “We’ve got the guys to do it. It just takes practice like anything else. We’ll be good.” DeCastro tells Alan Robinson of Trib Live. Continue reading DeCastro Familiar With Zone Blocking Scheme

A New Beginning Starts Now – Steelers OTAs 2013

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford

The Pittsburgh Steelers are about to kick off their first OTA’s of 2013 . The sting of  going 8-8 and missing the playoffs in 2012 is now in the rear view mirror and a new beginning starts now. Continue reading A New Beginning Starts Now – Steelers OTAs 2013