Zach Metkler, Steel City Underground

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Zach is a contributor to Steel City Underground. In addition to SCU, he is the co-founder and co-owner of GZ Sports Report, where he is the lead Steelers and NFL writer and Social Media Director. He is a recent graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, where he double majored in Neuroscience and Psychology with a minor in Global Health Studies in a pre-medical track, while also being an offensive lineman for the Gators’ football team. He currently attends Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH to earn his Master of Science in Medical Physiology before going on to medical school. In addition to SCU and GZ Sports Report, Zach is also a Steelers contributor to The Point of Pittsburgh and steelernation.com

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How the 2016 Steelers draft class made a lasting impact

How the 2016 Steelers draft class made a lasting impact

This episode’s topic is going to sound absolutely bonkers, but bear with us: the Steelers 2016 draft class (which is now entirely gone) made some lasting impressions on the organization. It’s not the show you might expect, as Joe and Zach talk about how each of that year’s draft picks ...

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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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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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Former Steelers involved with the XFL and other tidbits about the new league

Former Steelers involved with the XFL and other tidbits about the new league

Joe Kuzma and Zach Metkler preview the opening weekend of the “new” XFL professional football league in the latest edition of the Steel City Underground Podcast. Steelers fans may be in arms as to whether to watch the fledgling league or not: and if you do, who do you support? ...

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Where should the Steelers focus their limited draft capital in 2020?

Where should the Steelers focus their limited draft capital in 2020?

Brian is joined by the “Professor of Football” Zach Metkler as the duo turn their sights on the NFL Draft and in particular, the Steelers draft strategy. What are the positions of need for Pittsburgh? And how does free agency in 2020 and beyond add to that mix? The hosts ...

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Steelers cancel Browns Super Bowl parade with 20-13 victory

Steelers cancel Browns Super Bowl parade with 20-13 victory

It’s a Steelers Nation party here at Steel City Underground as a three-man team convenes for today’s postgame celebration as the Steelers silence the Cleveland Browns in a 20-13 victory. The “Mistake on the Lake” was present again, but this time it traveled south with further preparation by Pittsburgh, as ...

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Can Duck Hodges help the Steelers get payback against the Cleveland Browns?

Can Duck Hodges help the Steelers get payback against the Cleveland Browns?

Brian "Smooth and Silky" Roach is joined by the Professor of Football, Zach Metkler as the duo breaks down the upcoming Steelers game against the Browns. Will Devlin "Duck" Hodges be the answer? Can Benny Snell Football be as productive as he was in the Bengals game? Listen in as ...

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Steelers shutdown the Rams, seek fifth-straight win in Cleveland Thursday night

Steelers shutdown the Rams, seek fifth-straight win in Cleveland Thursday night

Joe Kuzma returns along with his “younger” brother from another mother, the “professor” Zach Metkler to not only breakdown the Steelers complete shutdown of the LA Rams on Sunday night, but to also look ahead to the short week and Thursday Night Football contest against the Cleveland Browns. Joe and ...

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Steelers outlast the Colts to reach .500 for the first time this season

Steelers outlast the Colts to reach .500 for the first time this season

Brian "The Refs Stink" Roach struggles to keep the show "family-friendly" after some of the most #TheRefsStink moments during the Pittsburgh Steelers third-straight win, this time in a nail-biter against the Indianapolis Colts. This time Brian is finally re-joined by “The Professor of Football” Zach Metkler (who gets a pre-show ...

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Will the Steelers strike back against the Seahawks this Sunday?

Will the Steelers strike back against the Seahawks this Sunday?

Joe and Zach join up this week to preview the Steelers home opener against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday at Heinz Field. The hosts expect to see a different game from the Steelers this weekend, as opposed to the egg they laid in New England. History tells us that Pittsburgh ...

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Who made their case to make the Steelers 53-man roster?

Who made their case to make the Steelers 53-man roster?

The preseason is over and teams will now trim their rosters. But before that, Brian E. Roach is joined by the “Professor” Zach Metkler to discuss the Steelers final preseason game in Carolina, a 25-19 loss. Score aside, who made a case to be included on the final 53-man roster? ...

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Reactions to the Steelers preseason victory over the Buccaneers

Reactions to the Steelers preseason victory over the Buccaneers

Brian Roach and Zach Metkler get on the horn to give you their reactions to the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game of the 2019 NFL season. Of course, their impressions are like everyone else’s: it’s the preseason after all and a plethora of Pittsburgh players didn’t participate. (Say that three ...

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Other Steelers who stood out this weekend at training camp

Other Steelers who stood out this weekend at training camp

Steelers training camp coverage continues as Joe returns with Zach Metkler to discuss the extended weekend’s festivities during Friday Night Lights and the Heinz Field Family Fest. Which players shined brightest under the evening lights? The duo makes their picks and tries to differentiate from their previous standouts, including some ...

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Things overheard at Steelers training camp

Things overheard at Steelers training camp

The Host Who Doesn't Like Toast (Brian Roach) returns with the "Professor of Football" Zach Metkler to talk about more Steelers training camp news and insights. The duo discusses the emerging chemistry at wide receiver, how the inside linebackers are looking (not just Bush and Barron) and why some people ...

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