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The Pittsburgh Steelers have played seven games this season. In six of those, they have trailed early and in only one did they ‘come back’ to win.
Most recently, the Steelers fell behind on the first offensive play from the Oakland Raiders and eventually found themselves in an 18-point hole at the half.
The question has to be asked, why can this team not get off to a hotter start?
Lack of preparation is an easy target to point at but I don’t buy it exclusively. Todd Haley and Dick LeBeau may not be in the best favor of the Steeler Nation right now but I’m not ready to say they don’t have their units prepared.
At some point it falls on the players to take the gameplan and get prepared. The coaches can’t do everything for them. Now, we can debate whether the gameplan is flawed or not ad nausea but I still believe the coaches have these guys prepared at the very least.
While not totally exonerating preparedness as an excuse, I can’t help but wonder about a leadership issue with this te...
BEST OF MAXIM
With 1:51 left in the Sunday loss to the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed a short pass to running back Le'Veon Bell, who went out of bounds for a seven yard gain. With the game clock stopped at 1:43, Roethlisberger lobbied for a horse-collar penalty, but in doing so, he lost precious time on the play clock that had already been reset...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are off to a 2-5 start through seven games played and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on both a career and franchise record pace. Those records, however, are ones that the Steelers don't want him breaking as it involves the amount of times he's been sacked in a single season.
Heading into the Week 9 game against the New England Patriots, Roethlisberger...
The Pittsburgh Steelers couldn’t keep the win streak alive but they could keep the streak of not winning a game in Oakland since 1995 in tact. The Steelers dropped to 2-5 on the year after they were defeated by the Oakland Raiders 21-18. Playing in the “black hole” proved to be too difficult of a task for this Steelers’ team.
Although the list of why the Steelers lost could...
This week in an interview Big Ben Roethlisberger said that Tom Brady was the best quarterback in the NFL, but was he just setting the table to destruct the Patriots? “To me, he’s the best quarterback in the league and he’s done it for a long time. That’s no disrespect to some of these other […]
While it is easy to point to the wasted timeout by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger late in the loss to the Oakland Raiders as a bad time management situation, the offense also wasted another 44 seconds a few plays earlier in that same drive that nobody seems to be talking about.
Following the nine yard completion to wide receiver Antonio Brown, the Steelers offense...
Not surprisingly, it has come to this.
Ben Roethlisberger says Sunday is a "must win" vs. the Patriots.
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) October 30, 2013
That phrase is always somewhat dubious.
At 2-5 with every other upcoming match-up against division leaders, aside from the Ravens - Pats, Lions, Ravens, Bengals - we have a rough road...
To say that Tom Brady is having a down year would be an egregious understatement, statistically its on pace to have one of his worst seasons ever. However the Patriots are still 6-2 and according to Ben Roethlisberger it is a testament to Brady’s talent.
“To me, he’s the best quarterback in the league and he’s done it for a long time,” Roethlisberger said Tuesday on KDKA...
The Patriots love to have players be impersonations of key opponents during practices leading up to game day.
They've brought in tennis rackets to emphasize the length and reach of J.J. Watt. They had Rob Gronkowski be Jimmy Graham this year. And now, in a move that is slightly more unorthodox, the Pats have tapped Nate Solder to be Ben Roethlisberger in practice this week...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is taking the blame for calling a timeout instead of taking a delay-of-game penalty against the Oakland Raiders when the clock was stopped with 1:43 to play. “I’ll take the blame for that incident. It won’t happen again,” Roethlisberger said today, via the team’s website. “(Coach Mike Tomlin) preferred me in that situation...
The woeful Steelers are heading to Foxboro this week to face New England.
New England is (6-2) despite the inefficient play of Tom Brady. Many pundits are saying this is the decline of Brady and that he simply can’t carry a team anymore. Big Ben begs to differ.
“To me, he’s the best quarterback in the league and he’s done it for a long time,” Roethlisberger said Tuesday...
Tom Brady has the most Super Bowl rings of any active quarterback in the NFL. Ben Roethlisberger is second on that list. So, it’s no surprise that Big Ben counts championships above all else when judging greatness.
The Steelers quarterback spoke highly of the his Patriots counterpart on Tuesday, praising Brady for his long and successful career and pointing to his three Super Bowl...
Speaking with the Pittsburgh radio show 93.7 The Fanon a weekly broadcast, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was talking Steelers Patriots and the subject of Tom Brady came up, as it inevitably will. Ben laid it out pretty straight, as he often does, in regards to how we rank quarterbacks.
“I speak off championships. That’s no disrespect to some of these other guys...
By David Todd
The Steelers made a minimum of three mistakes in the last 2:44 of their 21-18 loss to the Raiders Sunday. One was a bonehead play by the quarterback, the others were made by the coaching staff. Clock management was the primary concern and rightly so. I wrote about it here and my co-host on The Terrible Podcast Dave Bryan wrote about it here and here.
Most of the attention...
Through their first seven games of the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have just 481 yards rushing and that is the worst seven game start the franchise has ever had.
After the Steelers ran for a season-high 141 yards against the Baltimore Ravens, things were looking up, but their 35 yard team-rushing output in the Sunday loss to the Oakland Raiders put them back behind the 1966...
Earlier in the week, Ben Roethlisberger called Tom Brady the best quarterback in the league (see Mike Saver's post on it). Yesterday, Bill Belichick was in rare form during a press conference and equated Big Ben's body and ability to extend plays by being so hard to take down to trying to tackle Nate Solder (see another post by Mike Saver here).
Today, Mike Tomlin was asked...