Found September 30, 2013 on
By Matthew Marczi
Is it just me, or is it just about time for us all to take a break from this nightmarish beginning of the 2013 season?
The Bye week could hardly have come at a more opportune time for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they find themselves reeling after coming off their fourth consecutive loss in as many games to begin the year. Not in the sense that it will be enough to get the team refocused to make a playoff push (a notion that is, of course, ridiculous to speak of in Week Five), but it is as good a time as any to pause and take stock of where they are as a team. What is their identity? And who are the players fighting through the adversity?
No, the Steelers, even being just two games back in the division, do not currently have the look of a team ready to break out of a slump to reel off half a dozen consecutive wins. Perhaps the hole they’ve dug through the first quarter of the season is already too deep for this emerging team to be able to dig out of by the time they ...
BEST OF MAXIM
I’ve watched more replays of the Steelers’ loss in Minnesota than I really care to admit. Apparently I’m a glutton for punishment and like carnage because I can’t look away.
While the missed tackles and blown assignments are one thing, I just can’t stop watching Mike Adams attempt to block Jared Allen.
Allen is and has been an excellent pass rusher in this league for a...
Following the loss to the Chicago Bears, head coach Mike Tomlin said that he would turn over stones in an effort to fix the tackle situation. Judging by the play of left tackle Mike Adams Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, he better become a geology expert during the bye week.
Through the first four games of the 2013 season, Adams has shown to be one of, if not the worst left...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 0-4 following there loss Sunday in London to the Minnesota Vikings and they may have lost another offensive lineman as well.
During his post-game press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin said left guard Ramon Foster suffered a pectoral injury of some kind during the game and that it will need to be evaluated.
Also according to Tomlin, quarterback Ben...
At 0-4 the Pittsburgh Steelers don't have much to be excited about, but at least rookie running back Le'Veon Bell had a positive showing in his NFL debut in the Sunday loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Bell, who had been sidelined since the second preseason game with a sprained foot, started the game in London and contributed 84 total yards of offense on 16 carries and four...
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he suffered a subluxation to the index finger on his throwing hand Sunday in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Ben has sublexation of R forefinger. Says no big deal and wont affect him when Steelers resume play at Jets in two weeks
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette...
Football is definitely a team sport, but costly errors on the part of Ben Roethlisberger and a non-tackling defense cost the Pittsburgh Steelers a chance at the possibility of their first win in London against the Minnesota Vikings. Big Ben threw an interception to Chad Greenway that led to a Minnesota score. With eight ticks left on the clock and the Steelers threatening to score...
Pittsburgh Steelers (0-3) vs. Minnesota Vikings (0-3)
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m., ET
Site: Wembley Stadium (86,000) • London, England
Playing Surface: Natural grass
TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (analyst)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network - WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin...
Markus Wheaton, the speedster from Oregon State, was brought in (more or less) to replace the speed lost by Mike Wallace. But Markus has only been on the field for 20 snaps this year. This report from Curt Popejoy over at Bleacher Report is a nice little cocktail of X's and O's and commentary on the matter.
While everyone from Mike Tomlin to us has said this is no...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a very nasty habit of taking their opponents lightly and playing down to their competition. It led to a disappointing 2012 season and it has led to an embarrassing start to the 2013 season. Though the team did look better during the loss to the Chicago Bears last week, they have yet to start fast in any game in 2013.
The Steelers only leads that they’ve...
By Matthew Marczi
Given all that has happened over the past few weeks with the inside linebackers, I was feeling somewhat confident that I would be seeing Vince Williams announced with the starting lineup tomorrow, getting the nod over Kion Wilson, over whom he has been seeing twice as many snaps anyway. And after all, what’s in a name?
After re-watching the Chicago Bears game...
Ben Roethlisberger provided a harsh assessment of his Pittsburgh Steelers following the team’s 34-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in London on Sunday. The Steelers quarterback, who went 36-of-51 for 383 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the loss, said after the game that it would be fair to call the 0-4 squad the […]
Hey, Coach Tomlin! I like you man. I really, really do but I have to ask you something. Why are you getting pissed off now?
The fire you showed in the post-game comments was the fire we should have seen after week one.
Instead, you waited for the fourth consecutive loss to blow your top? Did you not notice the problems and urgency that was needed after the loss to Tennessee?
The Real Reason Pittsburgh Won’t Win Over Britain
Despite the seemingly packed stadium in London Sunday, this year’s NFL exhibition probably didn’t win Pittsburgh many fans. This is sad from my point of view, as I am both a lifelong Steelers fan and a one-time U.K. resident. But, fact is, the Steelers just don’t look that impressive from a British standpoint. And this isn’t...
Each week now the Steelers get healthier. Their most important injury is Maurkice Pouncey super-fortunate knee tear, which puts him on the shelf forever (might as well be). The rest of the team though gets healthier as each week passes, a trend started with the return of Heath Miller last week against the Bears and continues with the return of Cortez Allen and Le'Veon Bell.
The Week 4 game had a lot of excitement but not the most important stat: wins. There was at least one winner in Steeler World though.
There was a t-shirt up for grabs today for the winner and that is James Simpson. Congrats, James. Here was the winning team:
Ben Roetlhisberger: 383 yards, 1 touchdown = 28.5 points
Heath Miller: 6 receptions, 70 yards = 14 points...