Brian E. Roach, Steel City Underground

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Brian E. Roach
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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:

Which Steelers ranked among the top ten in the NFL at their position according to CBS Sports?

Which Steelers ranked among the top ten in the NFL at their position according to CBS Sports?

CBS Sports HQ recently ranked all their top ten players of every position in the NFL. Always a controversial topic, some Steelers made the cut – while some did not. Joe and Brian join forces to debate which rankings were deserved, and who got snubbed from the Steelers. Questions or ...

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Are the Steelers a better team heading into 2020 than in 2019?

Are the Steelers a better team heading into 2020 than in 2019?

Under the presumption that football will be played in 2020, Joe and Brian return to talk about whether or not the Steelers are a better team heading into this season than last. Several positions appear to be upgraded with both starters and depth, however, some areas of the team could ...

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How will the coronavirus shape the Steelers 2020 NFL season?

The NFL has moved their Hall of Fame ceremonies back to 2021, and cut two weeks of the preseason, while the Green Bay Packers have become the first of the league’s 32 teams to make an announcement in regards to fans attending games. What other changes may be in store ...

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Stop the Steelers backup quarterback insanity!

Stop the Steelers backup quarterback insanity!

Cam Newton signs with the New England Patriots and for some reason, Steelers Nation keeps going bonkers about backup quarterbacks! Stop it! That’s what Joe Kuzma and Brian E. Roach are pleading fans to do on today’s episode, where everyone from Mason Rudolph, to Duck Hodges and Paxton Lynch, plus ...

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The worst Steelers free agent signings of the Kevin Colbert era

The worst Steelers free agent signings of the Kevin Colbert era

Joe and Brian return with the second of a two-part series about Steelers free agents. This time, the duo will discuss the "worst" free agent signings of the Kevin Colbert era! What names come to mind? Are there more "bad" signings than "good" ones? Tune in to find out on ...

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The best Steelers free agent signings of the Kevin Colbert era

The best Steelers free agent signings of the Kevin Colbert era

Joe and Brian are back during this “dead season” of June to talk about some Steelers history, based on a recent (and nearly yearly update) of Ed Bouchette’s articles on the same topic: who are some of the best free agent signings of the Kevin Colbert era? Of course, the ...

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The greatest studs, and duds, to ever play quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers

The greatest studs, and duds, to ever play quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Joe and Brian have some fun with the latest Steelers inspired podcast, this time taking a look at some legends, for better or worse, to have played under center in a Pittsburgh uniform. Taking a mostly modern-era approach to the program, the hosts bring up names that many fans may ...

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How might Pittsburgh Steelers training camp be different in 2020?

How might Pittsburgh Steelers training camp be different in 2020?

Joe and Brian tackle a new topic today: what might the Steelers 2020 training camp sessions look like? The NFL sent out a memo last week “sending teams home” for their training camps and effectively ending a 52-year run at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania for the Steelers. Now ...

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Which Steelers are on the hot seat this upcoming 2020 season?

Which Steelers are on the hot seat this upcoming 2020 season?

Joe and Brian return with another edition of the Steel City Underground podcast. On this episode the hosts discuss which Steelers, that is players and others in the organization, could be on the hot seat for the upcoming 2020 season. Questions or Comments? Call the Steel City Underground Fan Line and have ...

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Were past Steelers backup QBs as good as we remember them?

Were past Steelers backup QBs as good as we remember them?

Some citizens of Steelers Nation just won’t get off the subject, so Joe and Brian are back on it too. The discussion of the day revolves around backup quarterbacks, particularly those who have played behind Ben Roethlisberger: do we remember some as having better games, careers, and/or stats than the ...

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How many Steelers should rank among the NFL's Top 100 players?

How many Steelers should rank among the NFL’s Top 100 players?

Joe and Brian take to the airwaves to challenge CBS Sports' Pete Prisco and his Top 100 NFL Players list by asking which Steelers are deserving of such a distinction heading into the 2020 season. The hosts have some intriguing takes, including some names you'd be surprised about: Prisco also ...

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Addressing awful Steelers takes from around the Internet

Addressing awful Steelers takes from around the Internet

Brian and Zach team up to sort out the “not takes” from the “hot takes” circulating Steelers Nation. Among the narratives littering social media (especially) is whether Ben Roethlisberger is “washed up”, if JuJu Smith-Schuster will have a bounce back season or if James Conner can remain healthy. The contract ...

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Which Steelers rookie will have the biggest impact in 2020?

Which Steelers rookie will have the biggest impact in 2020?

Joe and Brian return to discuss which of the Steelers rookies will have the largest impact this upcoming season. The hosts also take to some off-the-wall topics as well, with Brian getting his opinion about the schedule in and Joe’s take on buying tickets to various games. It’s a quarantine ...

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Would the Steelers really move on from JuJu Smith-Schuster?

Would the Steelers really move on from JuJu Smith-Schuster?

On this episode, Brian and Zach attack the Steelers top offseason contract priorities before Joe joins in for a round table discussion on whether or not JuJu Smith-Schuster is in the team’s future plans. With a lot of mouths to feed financially, can the Steelers afford to keep everyone’s favorite ...

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Steelers great Ike Taylor breaks down Pittsburgh's 2020 NFL Draft class

Steelers great Ike Taylor breaks down Pittsburgh’s 2020 NFL Draft class

Two-time Super Bowl Champion Ike Taylor joins Joe and Brian today to share his thoughts on the Steelers 2020 NFL Draft moves. The 125th overall pick back in 2003, Taylor relates to the middle round picks the Steelers made, what kind of impact they’ll make and how other moves Pittsburgh ...

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