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:

A super-early Steelers 53-man roster projection

A super-early Steelers 53-man roster projection

They haven’t even put on pads yet, but that’s not stopping Joe and Brian from making a ridiculously early 53-man roster projection for the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers. Just on paper, this year’s team didn’t have many holes entering the offseason. As those gaps were filled via free agency and the ...

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Are the Steelers WRs better, or worse, heading into this season?

Are the Steelers WRs better, or worse, heading into this season?

Joe and Brian are back to bang out the final of their position group breakdowns, this time turning their attention to the Steelers wide receivers. The group looks drastically different than the same one that was around this time last year. The hosts will look at those changes and also ...

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How much depth do the Steelers have at safety?

How much depth do the Steelers have at safety?

Brian is joined by the "Professor of Football" Zach Metkler as SCU continues its breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers positional groups, this time analyzing the safeties. Zach and Brian look at who may be locks to make the roster, plus dark horses who may have the best shot to hang ...

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Cause for concern among the Steelers tight end position group?

Cause for concern among the Steelers tight end position group?

Joe and Brian are back and they cannot be stopped… from talking about Steelers football, that is! The pair of fanatics kick off this week with talk about the tight end position. A segment of fans are concerned about this group more than any other on the team, but Joe ...

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Steelers defensive line potentially the team’s deepest group

Steelers defensive line potentially the team’s deepest group

Joe and Brian continue their position group analysis turning their attention toward potentially the team’s deepest unit: the defensive line. What do the duo think about this year’s depth chart, including starters “Grown Ass Man” Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt, and Javon Hargrave? Find out this and more, plus a programming ...

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Steelers operating "drama-free" and a look at the O-Line

Steelers operating “drama-free” and a look at the O-Line

Joe and Brian dig into some side stories from the Steelers offseason including some snippets from OTA’s, where the team appears to be bonding more than ever. That family bond has also caused some backlash to anyone questioning whether or not the team still has off-field issues: but the players ...

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Steelers linebackers may be their best group in years

Steelers linebackers may be their best group in years

Burning questions will be answered in this episode of the Steel City Underground Pittsburgh Steelers Podcast as Joe and Brian have a look at this year’s linebacker group. The organization attacked a need at the inside linebacker position this offseason by acquiring several players in free agency or the draft. ...

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Realistic expectations for the Steelers running backs in 2019

Realistic expectations for the Steelers running backs in 2019

Joe and Brian bounce back to the offense this time as they continue their position group analysis for the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers. This time the hosts teardown the running back depth chart. Steelers Nation is giddy over the addition of fourth-round draft pick Benny Snell, but where and how does ...

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Are the Steelers cornerbacks now among the league’s best?

Are the Steelers cornerbacks now among the league’s best?

Joe and Brian continue their position group analysis but shifting to the defensive side of the ball and ask this question: are the Steelers cornerbacks now among the league’s best? As preposterous as that may seem to those who have followed the secondary’s woes for the better part of this ...

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A pet peeves list of things the steelers will NOT be doing this offseason

A pet peeves list of things the Steelers will NOT be doing this offseason

Joe and Brian are back after a short break to detour away from position group grading for one moment in order to address all of the ludicrous comments floating around Steelers Nation! Among the topics discussed are trading/cutting certain players such as Bud Dupree and Artie Burns, whether any wide ...

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TheSteelers have a (good) quarterback problem

The Steelers have a (good) quarterback problem

Joe and Brian return to talk about one of the locked-in position groups on the Pittsburgh Steelers this season: the quarterbacks! We all know that Ben Roethlisberger just made bank and will be the starter, but what about a potential camp battle for Big Ben’s backup spot? And just what ...

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Is Chris Boswell's kicking job in jeopardy?

Is Chris Boswell’s kicking job in jeopardy?

Joe and Brian are back after a much-needed break from the NFL Draft to discuss recent Steelers happenings. Among this episode’s topics are the 11 recently signed undrafted college players: several address team needs including special teams. Tune in to find out how those special teams signings could impact the ...

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Steelers 2019 NFL Draft concludes by adding speed and strength to positions of need

Steelers 2019 NFL Draft concludes by adding speed and strength to positions of need

Then 2019 NFL Draft is in the books. Joe and Brian practically lose their minds in this episode, not necessarily because of the Steelers selections, but because they’re just going crazy with draft coverage! Hear what the hosts have to say about the final day of the draft and how ...

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Steelers add depth, potential playmakers on day two of the 2019 NFL Draft

Day two of the 2019 NFL Draft is in the books. How did the Steelers fare? Joe and Brian breakdown the expected, and mostly unexpected, occurrences from the second and third round, including details on the newest Pittsburgh Steelers, WR Diontae Johnson and CB Justin Layne. They also discuss moves ...

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The pittsburgh steelers select Devin Bush in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers select Devin Bush in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers shock their “Nation” and make a huge move up from ten picks in this year’s NFL Draft to snag a playmaking linebacker from University of Michigan named Devin Bush! Bush was high on a lot of draft boards, including those here at Steel City Underground. Joe and ...

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