Improvement in the Steelers’ Kicking Game Can Benefit the Younger Defense

The most  forgotten part of the game of football is the kicking game and while NFL coaches will tell you that they stress its’ importance, kicking or special teams’ miscues are often the difference between a win and a loss. As the Steelers look to make their 3-4 defense younger and faster, they’ll still need to take advantage of every possible thing they can. Improvements...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – P Mat McBriar – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Mat McBriar Position: Punter Experience: 10 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $293,824 2013 Season Breakdown: The Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to upgrade their punting position over second-year undrafted free agent Drew Butler, so when Butler beat out veteran Brian Moorman during the preseason, they looked for a replacement on the...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Versus Packers Winners And Losers – Week 16

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Green Bay Packers 38-31 and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Le'Veon Bell - Bell registered the first 100-yard game of his career and snapped the Steelers streak of 22 games without having a player reach the century mark. While Bell did fumble for the first...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Versus Lions – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers could not have gotten off to a worse finish in the first half, giving up 27 unanswered points and shooting themselves in the foot on offense. A three-and-out to open the third quarter did not ease the tension. Unlike in the first half, however, Mat McBriar got off an excellent punt that truly flipped the field, with the returner being run out of bounds...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

McBriar Healthy After Two-Year Recovery

PITTSBURGH -- Mat McBriar has come back to Pro Bowl heights after one injury, so he expects big things this time as he recovers from his most recent, and more severe, injury.
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Musical Punters

The Steelers released punter Zoltan Mesko and signed Mat McBriar, and more from the Mike Tomlin press conference.
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Opt To Punt On Special Teams Woes

By Matthew Marczi To the surprise of exactly nobody, the Pittsburgh Steelers elected yesterday to waive punter Zoltan Mesko after seven games, replacing him with veteran free agent punter Mat McBriar, hoping to punt on their recent special teams woes. The Steelers, of course, brought in Mesko after the New England Patriots released him upon the conclusion of the preseason, opting...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Release Zoltan Mesko, Sign Mat McBriar

The Steelers have announced that the team has released Zoltan Mesko. Mesko was added before the start of the season after he was released from the New England Patriots. He ranked 31st in the NFL with a 36.7 yard average net per punt. In his place, the Steelers have signed Mat McBriar, per The team added punter Mat McBriar, a 10-year veteran who played...
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October 29, 2013  |  1 Comment

Mesko released; McBriar signed

The Steelers waived punter Zoltan Mesko on Tuesday, after he had been inconsistent since being signed before the start of the regular season. Mesko was signed on Sept. 2 following his release by the New England Patriots, and the Steelers in turn released second-year punter Drew Butler. Mesko ranked 16th in the AFC and 31st in the NFL among punters with a 36.7-yard net average. He...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers change punters

The Pittsburgh Steelers have cut Zoltan Mesko and have signed Mat McBriar. Steelers wave Zoltan Mesko, sign Mat McBriar, 10-year vet and Aussie native — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) October 29, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Steelers change punters appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Waive P Zoltan Mesko; Sign P Mat McBriar

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster move on Tuesday and as expected, punter Zoltan Mesko was released following several weeks of inconsistency. Taking over Mesko will be free agency Mat McBriar , who was brought in for a tryout on Tuesday. More coming. Steelers Waive P Zoltan Mesko; Sign P Mat McBriar is a post from: Steelers Depot
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bears Bring P Chris Kluwe Among Others For A Tryout Tuesday

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears brought in a number of free agent punters for workouts on Tuesday including: Chris Kluwe, Brian Moorman and Mat McBriar. Biggs adds that Drew Butler, the son of former Bears kicker Kevin Butler, T.J. Conley and Tress Way were also a part of Tuesday’s workout. Chicago’s current punter, Adam Podlesh, put forth...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles add punter Donnie Jones, release Mat McBriar

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed punter Donnie Jones formerly of the Houston Texans. Jones was let go by the Texans after they signed Shane Lechler. Mat McBriar spent the 2012 season with the Eagles. He is unlikely to be out of work for too long as he has always possessed a strong leg and last season was no different with a 46.5 gross average. The Eagles were due to pay McBriar...
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Marvin McNutt McBlocked Punter Mat McBriar

Butt fumble? We'll see your buttfumble and raise you one block of the Eagles punter Mat McBriar with Marvin McNutt's McSide. **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or Return to... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

GIF: Eagles punter Mat McBriar kicks ball off teammate Marvin McNutt

Tweet   The season can’t end soon enough for the Philadelphia Eagles. They’ve lost eight of their last nine games. Fans have been spotted wearing brown bags paper bags over their heads. Speculation about Andy Reid’s future with the team is almost a daily topic of discussion. The same can be said for Michael Vick. Injuries [...]
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December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles punter has punt blocked by teammate

The Philadelphia Eagles are taking on the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football where Mat McBriar, the Philly punter, had one of his own players knocked into him. He punt was blocked by the side of his own player for what was an extremely humorous play. If you could pick one play to represent the Philadelphia season, this would be a prime candidate. Not only does McBriar...
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December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Chas Henry out, Mat McBriar in as punter for the Philadelphia Eagles

New Eagles punter Mat McBriar The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Tuesday that punter Mat McBriar was signed to a two-year deal, meaning that Chas Henry, in his second year with the team, was out. You may recall that former Cowboy and two-time Pro Bowler McBriar (6’0, 227) was signed by the Birds just before training camp to give Henry some competition. McBriar was just coming...
Via Philly Sports Muse
September 26, 2012  |  1 Comment

Report: Philadelphia Eagles Cut Chas Henry, Bring Back Mat McBriar

US PRESSWIRE According to the Philadelphia Eagles’ official site, the team is reportedly cutting punter Chas Henry in order to bring back former Pro-Bowler Mat McBriar. McBriar and Henry had a heated position battle during the preseason, and the decision to keep Henry ultimately came down to his familiarity with place kicker Alex Henery.  With Henry’s help, then-rookie Henery...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles cut Chas Henry, re-sign Mat McBriar

On Tuesday afternoon the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have cut second-year punter Chas Henry. In addition, the team has signed Mat McBriar again after cutting him after the preseason. McBriar has been signed to a two-year contract, according to the team. During training camp this past summer, bother punters were battling it out for a spot on the roster for the 2012...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles flip-flop old drop-foot again--- McBriar is in, Chas Henry is out...

I had a feeling the Eagles would "platoon" punters when they brought in Mat McBriar this past summer for a tryout.  It seems to be working out that way. And I don't think we've seen the last of Chas Henry, either. McBriar (age 33) is healthy again. So he would appear to be a stronger bet for the demands of the job along the lines of better hang-time and directional...
Via Eagles Eye
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles sign P Mat McBriar, cut Chas Henry

The Eagles have signed two-time Pro Bowl punter Mat McBriar to a two-year contract and released Chas Henry. McBriar, a 33-year old native of Australia, played eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys from 2004-11. He played with the Eagles in the preseason and was among the final cuts. Henry was in his second season with the Eagles. He averaged 48.3 yards with a net of 38 yards on...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles Release Henry, Re-Sign McBriar

Earlier today, the Philadelphia Eagles released punter Chas Henry. In accordance to this move the Eagles also re-signed punter Mat McBriar, who had played the preseason in Philadelphia. In 19 games with the Eagles, Henry has punted the ball 82 times but the longest punt that he has ever had went for 62 yards. McBriar, who is only 33 years old, played 2 less games than Henry and...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles sign P McBriar, waive Henry

The Eagles released punter Chas Henry and re-signed Mat McBriar, who was a two-time Pro Bowl selection in eight seasons with the Cowboys. McBriar, 33, signed a two-year deal. He was in training camp with the Eagles but wasn't fully healthy, coach Andy Reid said. Henry signed with the Eagles in 2011 as an undrafted free agent after an All-SEC senior season at Florida. He was...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles sign punter McBriar

The Eagles have signed two-time Pro Bowl punter Mat McBriar to a one-year contract. McBriar, a 33-year old native of Australia, played eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys from 2004-11. His average of 45.3 yards per punt ranks fourth in NFL history. McBriar's career net average is 38.4 yards and he has 175 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line. Chas Henry was Philadelphia...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys punter McBriar joining Eagles

The best punter in the history of the Dallas Cowboys will be in an Eagles uniform this season. Mat McBriar spent eight seasons with the Cowboys after then-coach Bill Parcells recognized how much of a weapon he was on special teams. Reached by phone on his way to Eagles training camp in Lehigh, Pa., McBriar told the he was "more shocked than anything...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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