Found October 23, 2013 on
New Orleans Saints
By Matthew Marczi
While right tackle Marcus Gilbert reportedly told Jim Wexell that he’s not losing his “damn job”, he will need to be a quick healer and step up his game, starting next week. Guy Whimper played well at right tackle, especially given the situation and limited work in practice, and Mike Adams looked good as a tight end after being inactive last week.
Gilbert was flagged for a false start on the second play of the game, giving him the team lead in penalties with four this season and helping turn the first drive of the game for the Pittsburgh Steelers into a short one after a first down on the initial play.
Le’Veon Bell got the Steelers from a first and 15 to a third and one on two carries, then on third down, Ben Roethlisberger took a snap out of the shotgun with five targets and could not find anybody open. It did not help that Gilbert allowed a pressure from Elvis Dumervil, but that is a questionable play-calling decision that also was poorly executed.
Joe Flacco is...
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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward returned a squibed kickoff at the end of the first half Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens and if you missed it, you likely missed the final one of his career.
According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, head coach Mike Tomlin no longer wishes to see Heyward imitate his late father, former NFL running back Craig “Ironhead”...
When Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert left the game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens after just seven offensive snaps with a quad injury, everyone held their breath when Guy Whimper replaced him. Whimper, however, played extremely well and played a big role in the team rushing for a season-high 141 yards. As far as his pass protection went, Whimper only allowed...
Pittsburgh Steelers third-year cornerback Curtis Brown hasn't lived up to expectations as a defensive back since he was drafted in the third-round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Texas and he found himself on the inactive list this past week for the Sunday game against the Baltimore Ravens.
During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about his decision...
Quarterback: Ben Roethlisberger didn’t come away from this game with fancy numbers, and you have to believe that it had something to do with the game plan. He played very conservatively against the Ravens. Roethlisberger got the ball out of his hands very quickly on most of his passes. Rarely did we see Ben try to extend plays. Roethlisberger played well; he missed a couple of...
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie RB Le'Veon Bell had a hard time getting on the field early on in the season due to a foot injury, but now it's tough to get him off of it as well. Bell has been excellent in sparking the offense and helping the team win two straight after their bye and getting them back in the race in the AFC North. His versatility to fit any type of blocking scheme...
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made it clear on his weekly radio show that he’s not crazy about running the Wildcat.
“It’s not that I don’t like it,” Roethlisberger said Tuesday on his radio show, per SteelCityInsider.net via NFL.com. “If it helps us win, I’m all for it. I just told coach I get actually physically tired running out to wide receiver all the...
William Gay's second stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers is starting to look like a better version of the first.
Gay spent five seasons with the Steelers before leaving in 2012 to play in Arizona. He returned to Pittsburgh last spring. The Steelers brought him in as insurance policy. Gay took the opportunity to become a starter.
Gay made a handful of big plays in last week&...
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones was forced to sit out the Sunday game against the Baltimore Ravens because of a concussion, but according to Missi Matthews of steelers.com, the Georgia product says he will be a full practice participant on Wednesday.
Jarvis says he will be a full participant at practice today.
— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) October 23, 2013...
The Steelers have parted ways with running back Isaac Redman.Fantasy Spin:Redman began the year as the starter but inconsistency quickly landed him on the bench. Le'Veon Bell has since taken over as the starter with Felix Jones getting some work in on third downs. Redman could make sense for the Buccaneers with Doug Martin likely out for the season (torn labrum).
This is a shocking and completely badass story coming out of Steelers.com today. Lawrence Timmons not only had 20 tackles against the Ravens on Sunday, he played the game with a broken hand. Here's the report from Bob Labriola:
“Lawrence Timmons broke his left hand. That’s been casted. He is ready to go. That happened late in the third or early in the fourth quarter...
Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor claims that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin offered to draft him in the 2011 supplemental draft but he turned him down.
“Mike said, ‘Hey, I’ll draft you if you want to play here,’ ” Pryor said via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “But he gave me a story about when he was down in Tampa Bay about a quarterback (Shaun King) that was there...
Ok so yesterday we went back to look at Etsy and the horrors within. We came out of that experience with some unreal Steelers dog pajamas that were so awesome that now I want a pair. Today...we're gonna get a little sacrilegious.
That right there, via Ginny is a painting of Steelers safety Troy Polamalu as Jesus Christ on the Cross. I have no words, and the description,...
Terrelle Pryor is a hometown boy and for that reason we like the kid. No questions asked. He is another example of the rich heritage of Western Pennsylvania football and of course we wish him the best in his career. Playing against him is another thing altogether but you get the point. We like NFL players with ties to the Steel City.
When Pryor was up for the 2011 supplemental...
Things are finally looking up for fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers after a historically bad start to their season.After gaining their first win of the season against the New York Jets in Week 6, the Steelers backed this up with a crucial victory over division rivals the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7 to improve to a much more hopeful, but still not good 2-4.A quick side note on the Ravens...
By Matthew Marczi
As much as Lawrence Timmons has been criticized and scrutinized over the years, nobody is a tougher critic of his play than himself. He appears disgusted with himself after tripping up Ray Rice for a two-yard gain when he was looking to hold the back to no gain.
The wide angle that Jason Worilds took on third and 11 allowed Joe Flacco to run for the first down—however...