On Steve McLendon: Right Man For The Job Versus Right Job For The Man

It would be hard to argue that there’s a better candidate on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster right now to play nose tackle than Steve McLendon. After all, that is why the team signed him to a three-year contract last offseason. And when all was said and done, the run statistics suggest that by and large, McLendon held his own when he was on the field. He may not have done everything...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

So You Think Steve McLendon Was Bad Against The Run In 2013?

There a lot of fans that are wanting the Pittsburgh Steelers to draft a nose tackle early in the 2014 NFL Draft because they feel like Steve McLendon isn't doing his job against the run. I'm here to tell you, McLendon played well against the run in his first full season as a starter when he was in the game. While I certainly can't walk you through every running play,...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

John Mitchell Pleased With Where Steve McLendon Is Currently At In His Development

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon already has a career high in total tackles this season with 29. If he keeps up that pace, he will surpass his predecessor Casey Hampton's career high of 43. Despite his efforts, however, the Steelers run defense has allowed a 4.24 yards per rush average this season which ranks them 15th in the league right now in that stat. McLendon...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Steve McLendon's Greatness May Differ from Hampton

It would be hard to argue that Casey Hampton wasn’t a great player for the Steelers since joining the team in 2001. Hampton was part of three Super Bowl teams and won two rings during his career. He was the anchor of the Steelers 3-4 defense as the team’s nose tackle. A position Dick LeBeau has called the most important on his successful defenses in Pittsburgh. Hampton is now...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Other Sports are Helping Pittsburgh Steelers NT Steve McLendon Prepare

Steve McLendon knows that replacing Casey Hampton as the Pittsburgh Steelers starting nose tackle is no small task. Hampton has been a dominant force on the Steelers defensive line since being drafted by the team in 2001. However, at the age of 35 Hampton isn’t all that he used to be and the Steelers chose not to resign him and will move forward with McLendon. As an undrafed rookie...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Being Good Isn’t Good Enough For Steelers NT Steve McLendon

Nose tackle Steve McLendon was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as undrafted free agent in 2009 and since that time, he has logged a total of 381 snaps on defense. In those 381 snaps; however, the Troy product showed enough to earn a three-year, $7.25 million contract extension this past offseason. McLendon talked to the media following the Steelers Tuesday OTA practice...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Pittsburgh Steelers RFA NT Steve McLendon has met with the Green Bay Packers

After signing Stevenson Sylvester back to their roster the Pittsburgh Steelers had left themselves very thin on available cap space. For that reason I became concerned that they may have put themselves at risk of losing one of their restricted free agents. Other Steelers bloggers were adamant that the Steelers would be fine and I was ridiculed for thinking otherwise. However, Pittsburgh...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

McLendon May Become a Stand-Out for Steelers Defense

Steve McLendon was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2009; that year he made it all the way to the final day of cuts, but failed to make the 53-man roster and was signed to the practice squad. In 2010, it happened again; on the last day of cuts McLendon was waived and signed to the practic ContinueThe post McLendon May Become a Stand-Out for Steelers Defense appeared first on SteelBlitz.
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

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