Brian E. Roach, Steel City Underground

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Brian E. Roach is a software engineer, author, and a Steelers enthusiast. He is married with one daughter and a border collie.

Brian has been following the Steelers since 1969 when he was six years old. Brian is the author of “A Life Begun” (available on Amazon Kindle, and from Lulu.com in hardback or paperback) and is currently working on his first full-length fiction novel.

He writes about the Steelers year-round on Steel City Underground and is more than happy to make a nuisance of himself and talk about the Steelers at length, anytime, anywhere.

Recent posts by Brian E. Roach:

With Ben out of the way, what are the Steelers next best options?

With Ben out of the way, what are the Steelers next best options?

On this special edition of the Steel City Underground podcast, Joe and Brian transport you to another dimension they call “The Quarterback Zone”! Celebrate April Fool’s Day as the duo make fun of the various situations in which the Steelers sign or draft Ben’s backup/successor! Gameday Tailgate Experience in Jacksonville ...

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Duel Opinions: Addressing hot takes and burning questions from Steelers Nation

Duel Opinions: Addressing hot takes and burning questions from Steelers Nation

Joe and Brian are back with a potpourri of a podcast, this time looking at several storylines which have surfaced from various sources throughout Steelers Nation. The duo get into their “Duel Opinions” on a variety of matters, including how Kevin Colbert created cap space this offseason, how the offense ...

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The Steelers start spending in free agency and other offseason updates

The Steelers start spending in free agency and other offseason updates

The Steelers free agency news jumps off the charts on this episode of the Steel City Underground podcast as Joe Kuzma and Brian E. Roach cover all of the late breaking news on Friday. Among the moves that Pittsburgh has made since the last program include another Watt, a potential ...

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What the fallout of free agency already looks like for the 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers

What the fallout of free agency already looks like for the 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers

It’s a free agency frenzy and our hosts are here to help you make sense of it all. Joe Kuzma, Brian E. Roach, and Zach Metkler get together to discuss all of the major moves with the Pittsburgh Steelers and what their future looks like after placing the franchise tag ...

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Top Pittsburgh Steelers related pet peeves during the 2020 offseason

Top Pittsburgh Steelers related pet peeves during the 2020 offseason

Joe and Brian are back to discuss their top pet peeves during this Steelers offseason. From the coronavirus to contracts, the duo leaves no stone unturned as they comb through a series of offseason storylines, and non-stories, in this entertaining episode. Questions or Comments? Call the Steel City Underground Fan ...

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Are the Steelers in the market to expand their wide receiver room this offseason?

Are the Steelers in the market to expand their wide receiver room this offseason?

After looking at every other position on the Steelers offense, Joe and Brian team up to talk about the only group they haven’t yet: the wide receivers. Once a feared group from a franchise labeled the “wide receiver factory” the Steelers pass catchers fell from grace in 2019. The hosts ...

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Making the case for, and against, the Steelers keeping Bud Dupree

Joe’s back, as he joins up with Brian to discuss the Steelers decision on whether or not to re-sign outside linebacker Bud Dupree. With a breakout year in 2019, Dupree is set to receive a huge contract. The franchise tag number alone sets him at around $16 million: but can ...

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NFL Combine wrap-up and initial thoughts on potential Steelers draft targets

NFL Combine wrap-up and initial thoughts on potential Steelers draft targets

Brian, Zach, and Derek team up once again to wrap up their NFL Combine coverage by focusing on days three and four of the event. These days showcased defensive players. The group once again looks at how these prospects may impact the Steelers 2020 NFL Draft plans. Questions or Comments? ...

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Reviewing the first two days of the NFL Combine: and how it may impact the Steelers draft plans

Reviewing the first two days of the NFL Combine: and how it may impact the Steelers draft plans

It's NFL Draft season! Brian E. Roach is joined by the Professor of Football, Zach Metkler and SCU Draft Analyst Derek Overly as they look at the risers, and fallers, of the first two days of the 2020 NFL Combine. Which players were surprises? Which were underwhelming? And who do ...

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Exclusive interview with 2-time Steelers Super Bowl champion Ike Taylor

Exclusive interview with 2-time Steelers Super Bowl champion Ike Taylor

Joe and Brian welcome another special guest to the latest episode of the Steel City Underground Podcast: former Steelers great Ike Taylor! The two-time Super Bowl champion shares his thoughts on everything from playing for Bill Cowher and Mike Tomlin, to rare stories about Dan Rooney. Ike also addresses some ...

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How might a new NFL CBA affect the Pittsburgh Steelers?

How might a new NFL CBA affect the Pittsburgh Steelers?

While the NFL’s owners and players association discuss a new collective bargaining agreement, Joe and Brian will do the same! How might adding extra games to the regular season and postseason affect the league? And how might that have an impact on the Steelers? Coincidentally, had the newly proposed changes ...

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Where should the Pittsburgh Steelers place their offseason priorities?

Where should the Pittsburgh Steelers place their offseason priorities?

Hot take topics which usually surface on the internet, be it a blog or on social media, are the bane of our existence. It’s enough to make Joe and Brian bring up several boneheaded topics in this episode of the Steel City Underground Podcast, in order to readjust some of ...

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Would the Steelers entertain bringing back Antonio Brown or Le'Veon Bell?

Would the Steelers entertain bringing back Antonio Brown or Le’Veon Bell?

While some fans and certain websites created speculation about a Le’Veon Bell return to the Steelers this offseason, Antonio Brown went on social media to apologize for his words and actions toward Ben Roethlisberger. Joe and Brian dig into both stories, discussing whether or not either of the Killer B’s ...

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Why the Steelers have to feel comfortable with their QB situation this season

Why the Steelers have to feel comfortable with their QB situation this season

Move on from Ben! Move on from Mason! Duck isn’t the answer… Sign a veteran quarterback! Draft a quarterback! These are some of the things Joe and Brian have heard in Steelers circles over the last few weeks, especially so following Art Rooney II’s interview where he proclaimed that the ...

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Exclusive Interview with Steelers Legend and Author of "Fighting Back" Rocky Bleier

Exclusive Interview with Steelers Legend and Author of “Fighting Back”, Rocky Bleier

Brian E. Roach and Christina Rivers welcome Steelers Legend Rocky Bleier to the show. The author of the book "Fighting Back" talks about its re-release, his passion for helping veterans and his days with the Steelers. Rocky also has a few hot takes on the current state of the team ...

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