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

Recent posts by Zach Metkler:

Which Steelers are on the hot seat heading into the 2020 season?

Which Steelers are on the hot seat heading into the 2020 season?

The “Professor” returns, as Zach Metkler joins Joe Kuzma to ask: Which Steelers are on the hot seat heading into this season? From staying healthy to earning a new contract, or looking over their shoulder at an incoming potential replacement, the players named each have a small fire under their ...

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Interior defensive lineman Carlos Davis of the Nebraska Cornhuskers was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL in 2020

Steelers 2020 Rookie Scouting Report: Carlos Davis

In the coming weeks, I will be summarizing the film notes from my personal pre-draft prospect scouting reports and take an in-depth look at the Steelers' 2020 rookie class (including undrafted free agents). What are their strengths and weaknesses? Where do they fit in with the Steelers? Be sure to ...

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How injuries impacted the 2019 Steelers

How injuries impacted the 2019 Steelers

Joe and Zach jump on the horn and take a look at how the Steelers 2019 season was impacted by injuries: not just overall, but from a week-to-week perspective. Even the hosts, who are immersed in football 24/7, had forgotten the names of several players who received snaps on the ...

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Louisiana offensive lineman Kevin Dotson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2020 NFL Draft

Steelers 2020 Rookie Scouting Report: Kevin Dotson

In the coming weeks, I will be summarizing the film notes from my personal pre-draft prospect scouting reports and take an in-depth look at the Steelers' 2020 rookie class (including undrafted free agents). What are their strengths and weaknesses? Where do they fit in with the Steelers? Be sure to ...

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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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James Harrison receiving an envelope from Mike Tomlin isn't that big of a deal

James Harrison receiving an envelope from Mike Tomlin isn’t that big of a deal

In the latest SCU Podcast, Joe and Zach attack the recent wildfire which has spread from James Harrison’s comments about Mike Tomlin “handing him an envelope”, in reference to a fine he received for a hit on former Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi. While Harrison has come out to defend ...

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Running back Anthony McFarland Jr was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers out of the University of Maryland in the 2020 NFL Draft

Steelers 2020 Rookie Scouting Report: Anthony McFarland Jr.

In the coming weeks, I will be summarizing the film notes from my personal pre-draft prospect scouting reports and take an in-depth look at the Steelers' 2020 rookie class (including undrafted free agents). What are their strengths and weaknesses? Where do they fit in with the Steelers? Be sure to ...

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Examining the Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 Schedule

Examining the Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 Schedule

The SCU team takes to the airwaves to breakdown the Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 schedule which was released Thursday evening. What games stand out as an advantage to the Steelers? And which games are the setup for failure? Joe Kuzma and Zach Metkler examine these questions and more while going over ...

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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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Pittsburgh Steelers LB Alex Highsmith

Steelers 2020 Rookie Scouting Report: Alex Highsmith

In the coming weeks, I will be summarizing the film notes from my personal pre-draft prospect scouting reports and take an in-depth look at the Steelers' 2020 rookie class (including undrafted free agents). What are their strengths and weaknesses? Where do they fit in with the Steelers? Be sure to ...

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Why you shouldn't grade the Steelers draft (just yet)

Why you shouldn’t grade the Steelers draft (just yet)

Joe Kuzma and Zach Metkler take a common sense approach to grading the Steelers 2020 NFL Draft class: they don’t! Looking around the Internet, there are a lot of opinions about Pittsburgh’s picks, however, when they’re already drafting with limited capital, what can you realistically expect? That’s the approach the ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool

Steelers 2020 Rookie Scouting Report: Chase Claypool

In the coming weeks, I will be summarizing the film notes from my personal pre-draft prospect scouting reports and take an in-depth look at the Steelers' 2020 rookie class (including undrafted free agents). What are their strengths and weaknesses? Where do they fit in with the Steelers? Be sure to ...

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The Steelers invest in offense early on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft

The Steelers invest in offense early on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft

Brian Roach and Zach Metkler review the Pittsburgh Steelers picks during Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft, as well as the group of undrafted free agents the team picked up shortly thereafter. Find out what the hosts think of new Steelers Anthony McFarland Jr., Kevin Dotson, Antoine Brooks, Jr.: ...

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