Found August 24, 2012 on
As a die-hard Steelers' fan, I have had the privilege of viewing many game-changing plays made by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, some even super bowl winning.This season though could prove to be the most challenging of Roethlisberger's career.Not only might the Steelers have trouble on the offensive side of the ball, but the defense could have difficulties too.Pittsburgh has lost the second and third cornerbacks on its depth chart, Bryant McFadden and William Gay, a spot where the stingy defense has seen somewhat suspecting prior years. Not to mention long time Steeler greats Aaron Smith and defensive leader James Farrior.The emergence of Ziggy Hood, a former first round pick, will be a key part of the defense "playing to the standard", as Mike Tomlin frequently says. Remember people, this is just the defense.No longer on the offensive side of the ball is sure handed hall of famer Hines Ward, who leads the team all-time in most major receiving categories.Add to th...
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If you’re expecting to see Ben Roethlisberger, Troy Polamalu, Lamarr Woodley and your other favorite Steelers play this weekend then you’ll be a happy camper. However, with many young players fighting it out for starting positions you’ll also get a nice dose of new faces too. You’re typical 3rd preseason game is all the set starters for at least the first half and in the...
In the latest Head and Shoulders commercial, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu tickles the ivories as he portrayed banging out some classical notes on a piano complete with a candelabra. Polamalu entertains your ears while wearing a white jacket and his gold football pants and he also informs everyone how deep a man can really be. The Steelers safety ends the commercial, which...
Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Wednesday via Twitter that linebacker Stevenson Sylvester was off limits to the media today and that he was told not to discuss his knee injury. Sylvester did say that he hurt his knee during Saturday's "walkthrough" at St. Vincent College, according to Mark Kaboly.
TICKLING THE IVORIES
A softer side of Troy we didn't know about. Bet you didn't know Troy Polamalu was into the classics, and that he plays the piano...
Neither Max Starks nor Isaac Redman knew how their healed injuries would react when the players returned to full practice with the Pittsburgh Steelers this week.
Starks' surgically-repaired knee and Redman's balky hip came through three days of practice just fine, and now both players are anxious to get into a game.
Left tackle Starks and running back Redman both expect...
Some very good news on the injury front as Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Friday morning that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman will play Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills after making it through a full week of practice.
"I'm anxious to get out there," Redman said via the report by Fittipaldo. "I want to get out there...
The Left Tackle position is arguably the most important piece of the offensive line on any NFL team. The Center is the captain of the unit, the anchor, lynch pin or whatever descriptive word you care to use. He’s the one that calls all the plays for the line and makes sure everyone has their assignments. Without a good LT though, you spent a lot of time running for your life or...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are taking a wait-and see-approach with injured defensive stars James Harrison and Troy Polamalu.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday both players will go through informal workouts early in the week before any decision is made on whether they can return to practice. Harrison hasn't played in either game this season while recovering from minor surgery on his...
Every year I make a list of players I love and absolutely would want on the majority of my fantasy teams. I also make a list of players I hate. Well, hate is a strong word, but I really really don't like those players. These are players I under almost any circumstance will not draft. So unless Maurice Jones-Drew slips to the late second round, I would not pick him. Knowing players...
Mike Wallaces preseason is effectively over even before it started. If the holdout wide receiver reports to the Steelers and signs his $2.742 million tender Sunday or Monday, as his teammates believe he will, he still must sit out three days under the NFL labor agreement. That would keep him out of the final preseason game Aug. 30 against Carolina and prevent him from practicing...
The Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 campaign began like nearly every other since winning was introduced into Pittsburgh tradition back in the 70’s: unreasonably high expectations to overcome the odds and bring home a Lombardi. For good reason. Six times they’ve hoisted the sacred trophy, and came within tasting distance dozens of others. It’s never enough just [...]
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashad Mendenhall isn’t expected to be ready to hit the field until “sometime in October.”
“It will be sometime in October, Jerry, not before,” wrote Schefter in reply to a question from his weekly mail bag. “Pittsburgh wanted to bring him off the PUP list Friday to begin to get him back into...
The Steelers activated Rashard Mendenhall from the PUP last week, a surprising move because everyone, including even Steelers’ GM Kevin Colbert, believed he’d begin the season on the PUP, which would have cost him the first 6 weeks of the season at least. Mendenhall is not expected to be ready to go until after the Steelers’ week 4 bye, but it’s obviously bad news for Isaac...
The Steelers have replaced Al Everest with Amos Jones as their special teams coordinator.