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Could Doug Legursky be the Steelers Starting Center in 2013?

The Steelers are going to have to figure out their starting offensive line for 2013. Four of the five starters are already being projected. Those players are Marcus Gilberts, Mike Adams, David DeCastro, and Maurkice Pouncey. The only open position on the line is left guard which is the spot the Steelers will have to fill this off-season.
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Pittsburgh Steelers Might Seek Their Future Starting Quarterback in 2013 NFL Draft

The Steelers presented their version of The Colbert Report this week.
It wasn’t quite the same as the Comedy Central show, however.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert doesn’t pronounce his last name the same way as comedian Stephen Colbert, and what he talked about was no laughing matter.
Kevin Colbert talked about various issues facing the…

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Kevin Colbert Says Steelers Starting Left Tackle For Next Season Yet To Be Determined

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert is still wrapping up his media rounds and on Friday he was a guest on Trib Live Radio, where he answered several questions regarding the Steelers offseason outlook.

During the interview Colbert was particularly asked to weigh in on the progress of tackles Marcus Gilbert and Mike Adams, and if one o…

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Pittsburgh Steelers Right To Release Starting Left Guard Willie Colon

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Steelers intend to completely revamp their offensive line entering next season. Starters Max Starks and Ramon Foster enter free agency, and are not expected to be re-signed. Oft-injured starting left guard Willie Colon is expected to be released, after just two years of a five year contract w…

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Steelers Starting To Warm Up to ‘Haleyball’

haley.jpgIt may not be the traditional Steeler Nation way, but offensive coordinator Todd Haley is using clock management to keep Pittsburgh alive.CBS Pittsburgh » Steelers

Max Starks feels blessed to be the Steelers’ starting left tackle again

When Max Starks became a free agent in March and the Steelers’ didn’t re-sign him, he didn’t think he’d be back as their starting left tackle. And when the Steelers drafted Mike Adams in April and declared Adams their starting left tackle of the future, Starks really didn’t think he’d be back as Pittsburgh’…

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Steelers’ CB Cortez Allen Continues Push For Starting Spot

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(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cortez Allen checks in with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan following Thursday’s practi…

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Making the Leap: Mike Adams Moves Into the Starting Lineup at Tackle

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The Steelers appear to be on the verge of a changing of the guard. Or in this case, a changing of the tackle. Mike Adams, the Ohio State tackle the team took in the second round of this past April’s NFL Draft, is moving up the charts, and according to Ed Bouchette of the Post-Gazette, […]…

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Hensley: Adams and DeCastro Have to Work to Earn Starting Jobs

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Jamison Hensley at ESPN talks today about some of the young Steelers OL, and how they are going to have to keep working to earn a starting job with the team in 2012. The expectation is for the Steelers’ top two picks in the 2012 draft, guard David DeCastro and tackle Mike Adams, to start […]…

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Steelers 2011 Big Money Guys Series Starting Monday

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With the hibernation of NFL news fully in effect, it’s time to look back over the past 12-15 months, and apply some “hindsight is 20/20” reasoning to the decisions made by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Some good, some bad, and all-in-all, after a lockout-destroyed offseason, the Steelers came out looking pretty good.

The biggest splashes they made were internal, with the contract extensions of SS Troy Polamalu, LB Lawrence Timmons and LB LaMarr Woodley, as well as the new contract given to CB Ike Taylor.

While it’s silly to suggest the decisions to extend and sign those players can be judged after the first year of their multi-year deals, it’s still fair to see the benefits and detriments of that first year – when the pressure is the highest.

Starting Monday, the four-part “Steelers 2011 Big Money Guys” series will begin. We’re going to dive into each of the four Steelers defenders who landed hefty contract extensions, and provide some big picture insight on how they played and how they factored into the team’s success last year.

All four of them had unique experiences in comparison to their previous years, where they were successful enough to command big dollars from the Steelers. Polamalu held an emerging secondary together and helped lead it to the top of the league in terms of passing yards against and scoring. Woodley found himself an early contender for Defensive Player of the Year, only to be derailed by a nagging hamstring injury. Timmons moved positions from inside to out to help alleviate the the loss of OLB James Harrison over the second quarter of the season.

As always, feel free to provide your own insight into the decisions to sign these players to long-term deals, and what the future holds for each of them, and their defensive counterparts.

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