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Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Steve McLendon

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon was once a fan favorite—back when he was a longshot undrafted free agent reserve. Now that he’s in the starting lineup, he’s quickly lost favor with many. Granted, much of that has to do with the belief that he doesn’t have the size to play effectively as a nose […] Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Steve McLendon is a post from...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Cam Thomas

A week ago, Pittsburgh Steelers free agent acquisition Cam Thomas was forced to start at nose tackle due to the concussion suffered by Steve McLendon. In the team’s last game, he was able to play at left defensive end, where he is projected to begin the season as the starter. Because of the frequency in […] Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Cam Thomas is a post from: Steelers Depot...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers 2014 Training Camp Player By Player Recap: Defense

By Alex Kozora Brief player-by-player of how each of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the defensive side of the ball throughout training camp and the first preseason game. Nose Tackle Steve McLendon: McLendon is another guy the jury is out on though I like his chances in a league where every defensive player has to be […] Steelers 2014 Training Camp Player By Player Recap: Defense is...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Daniel McCullers

Even with starting nose tackle Steve McLendon missing the preseason opener against the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers still took third-team reps at the position behind Cam Thomas and Hebron Fangupo. He did play significantly more than Fangupo, however, who figures to be his primary competition in terms of winning […] Steelers vs Giants...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers McLendon, Shazier, Foster All Sidelined Again Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday practice is now underway and several players are once again sitting out. Linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee), nose tackle Steve McLendon (concussion), defensive end Cameron Heyward (unknown), wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion), tackle Ramon Foster (unknown), wide receiver Antonio Brown and safety Troy Polamalu (unknown) aren’t practice Thursday...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: Steve McLendon, Ryan Shazier, Jarvis Jones Questionable For Saturday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game of the 2014 season will take place Saturday night against the New York Giants and head coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday during his press conference that he’s not ready to rule out any of the injured players for the game just yet. Tomlin said that he will leave the […] Steelers Injury Report: Steve McLendon, Ryan Shazier, Jarvis Jones...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Injury Update, Suisham New Contract, Tomlin Presser & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 4 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start this show off by going over the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report. This includes a conversation about why it took so long to find out about the concussion that nose tackle Steve McLendon has been dealing with. After speculation about which players may or […] The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Young D-Linemen Seizing Opportunity Provided By McLendon’s Misfortune

It’s taken several days to learn, but we now finally know that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Steve McLendon has been out of the last four practice sessions while dealing with a concussion. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Mark Kaboly first got the story out of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who is also making his way back from […] Young D-Linemen Seizing Opportunity...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers McLendon, Shazier, Jones, Moore, Foster All Sidelined Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have started their tenth training camp practice of the 2014 season and we already have a good idea as to who is and isn’t practicing Wednesday. Nose tackle Steve McLendon (concussion) appears to still be sidelined because of a concussion and this now makes four consecutive practices that he’s missed. We still […] Steelers McLendon, Shazier, Jones, Moore...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers NT Steve McLendon Has Been Sidelined With A Concussion

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has missed the last three training camp practices and while we don’t yet know if he’ll miss a fourth straight Wednesday, we at least now know what has him sidelined. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, McLendon has been dealing with a concussion. While a concussion is […] Report: Steelers NT Steve McLendon...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Second-round pick Stephon Tuitt earns first-team reps

Second-round pick Stephon Tuitt finally seized his chance of playing among starters in black and yellow. Due to nose tackle Steve McLendon out of practice, the Steelers opted to give the rookie defensive end a chance on the field with first-team reps. “They’re just throwing different things at me to see if I can overcome things. I was focused at that time. But after I got off...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve McLendon Working To Be A 60-Minute Player

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has taken his fair share of criticism over the past season from fans of the organization who don’t believe that he has the size or strength to fulfill the traditional roles of the position. And that was fine by him. In truth, there’s no bigger critic of McLendon than […] Steve McLendon Working To Be A 60-Minute Player is a post...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steve McLendon Weight, Offense Expectations & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 109 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still not back settled after his weekend off, Alex Kozora joins me once again to talk about all of the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. In this episode, Alex and I talk about the recent reports concerning the weight and current health of […] The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steve...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Versatile Steeler Thomas grateful for new opportunity

Steve McLendon didn't answer the question, but it was more like he couldn't answer it about new teammate Cam Thomas. “I would rather not say what he brings because I want people to see what he brings,” McLendon said. Maybe a better answer might be from where will Thomas bring it? The Steelers signed the 330-pounder nicknamed “Baby Zilla” to a two-year, $4 million...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New-Look Steve McLendon Will Better Serve Team Needs This Season

From the sounds of it, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon would very much like to forget about last season. It was his first year as a starter, and at times, it showed. But he knows that he can’t forget, because he knows that it taught him so much on his journey to preparing for […] New-Look Steve McLendon Will Better Serve Team Needs This Season is a post from:...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Version Of Steelers NT Steve McLendon Includes Stronger Ankles, 17 Extra Pounds

Last week during his podcast, former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Craig Wolfley, who also serves as the team’s sideline reporter for radio network, said nose tackle Steve McLendon has put on weight during the offseason. On Thursday, McLendon told the media that he has indeed added 17 pounds since last season and that he now […] 2014 Version Of Steelers NT Steve McLendon...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers NT Steve McLendon Has Weight Up To About 325 Pounds

Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman and current radio color man Craig Wolfley has been busy taking in the OTA practices and during his most recent podcast, he had an interesting piece of information concerning starting nose tackle Steve McLendon. “I didn’t realize it, his weight dropped,” said Wolfley of the 2013 version of McLendon. “He was […] Report: Steelers...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Film Room: The Steve McLendon Myth

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why […] Steelers Film Room: The Steve McLendon Myth is a...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers John Mitchell Told NT Steve McLendon To Be Steve McLendon

While he only played 355 snaps last season, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon played reasonable well in his first full year as a starter. During his Friday evening press conference following the selection of Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, defensive line coach John Mitchell […] Steelers John Mitchell Told NT Steve...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve McLendon primed for bigger role?

Cameron Heyward may have provided a glimpse earlier this week into a subtle yet significant shift that appears to be taking place in the Steelers’ defensive philosophy. When asked if nose tackle in a 3-4 scheme has become devalued with teams playing more nickel or dime than their base defense, Heyward said, “The nose tackle position is vital. I think it’s the most critical...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers NT Steve McLendon Could See More Time In Sub Packages In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon played a career-high 355 snaps in his first full season as a starter last year, but that number figures to increase significantly if what defensive end Cameron Heyward said this past week comes to fruition. “I think our nose tackles have to be ready to play in sub package […] Steelers NT Steve McLendon Could See More Time In Sub...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NT Interest Says Less About McLendon Than It Does About Fangupo

When it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers were meeting with a free agent nose tackle yesterday, this move was no doubt received as a bit of a pleasant surprise by many fans who question the decision to play Steve McLendon at nose tackle. As I have written previously, while McLendon is the best candidate on the roster to fulfill the duties of the nose tackle in this defense...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Thomas Would Not Be An Upgrade Over Steve McLendon

For all of the grief that Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has received, he is by far a more superior player than San Diego Chargers unrestricted free agent Cam Thomas is. Thomas, who is scheduled to meet with the Steelers on Friday, has played well at times during his short NFL career, but found himself on the back end of a rotation behind Sean Lissemore last season...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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

The Pessimist’s Take – Light Nose Tackles

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both heading into this season and into the future. Though not statistically true, it is technically...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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