Found September 25, 2013 on Steel City Blitz:
It appears that Ben Roethlisberger’s weekly radio show on 93.7 The Fan was a little more interesting than just the usual cliché-filled stuff we might find from the Steelers’ quarterback yesterday. To say that Roethlisberger called out rookie running back Le’Veon Bell was an understatement. When asked about Bell, this is what he had to say, “You can’t get a read on him. One day he’s practicing, one day he’s not. One day he’s going hard, one day he’s not. I wish I could (tell you) if he were a guy like Heath Miller, who you knew was busting his butt every day to get back there.” I’m no expert but that sounds to me like you aren’t real impressed with a guy’s work-ethic. To be compared to Heath Miller, who has returned from a major knee injury in roughly nine months, sends a pretty strong message that you aren’t doing what you need to be doing. Bell wouldn’t be the first rookie in this league to let things go to his head. Read the comments in the papers a...

It’s Official: The Steelers will face Matt Cassell this week in London

After being booed off the field last week, Christian Ponder is not ready to start this week’s game due to a rib injury.  He stated earlier this week that he was afraid of contact and that he didn’t want the injury any worse than what it was.  Well because of that the Vikings are going […]

Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger has no faith in Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Le’Veon Bell, is set to make his regular season debut in London, England on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.  As Josh Alper of NBCSports tells us, the most important man on the field for the Steelers, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, has zero faith in his RB.Roethlisberger had this to say of Bell:Honestly, I have no idea with him.  You can’t...

Ben Roethlisberger questions rookie Le'Veon Bell's work ethic

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell could return from a foot injury on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Early speculation indicated that the rookie would likely be held out at least through the team’s Week 5 bye, so the prospect of Bell playing this weekend makes it seem like he has been working hard and […]

Ben Roethlisberger Says He Isn’t Sure He Can Count RB Le’Veon Bell

Wow Ben Roethlisberger has some nerve. I can remember Steelers center Alan Faneca once publicly questioning if a rookie quarterback named BenRoethlisberger was the guy to lead the Steelers. Two Super Bowl appearances later, I think Roethlisberger has proven that he can play.  So it was a bit shocking that Big Ben would publicly blast a rookie and question his effort and his skills...

It’s time for the Steelers to fire Todd Haley

The Pittsburgh Steelers are a mess, but mostly on offense and that’s why they must fire Todd Haley. Now I will admit I’ve never liked Todd Haley as an offensive coordinator or a head coach, and I don’t take much satisfaction in calling for any person to lose their job, but this is a business. And so far Todd Haley has taken what Bruce Arians’ left and turned it into one...

Expect More Mediocrity This Sunday?

By Jeremy Hritz 0-3? Yeah, it’s not a mistake. And it is very hard to believe. Rather than expecting these Pittsburgh Steelers to elevate their game and to play at a high level, maybe it’s time to lessen expectations and to expect what has become the standard since Ben Roethlisberger’s injury against the Kansas City Chiefs last November. Instead of expecting sacks, fumbles...

Mike Tomlin won’t be giving Steelers any rah-rah speeches

The Pittsburgh Steelers are off to their worst start since 2002.  Coach Mike Tomlin expects his team to be focused on getting themselves out of their current 0-3 hole. “I’m not going to encourage them to,” Tomlin said 

Steelers' turnover-prone offense good match for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Legend of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been built on its ferocious "Steel Curtain" defense over the years. Pittsburgh still ranks among the league leaders in fewest yards allowed, a category it's placed in the top five in the league each of the past five seasons. But the Steelers are the only team in the league this season without a takeaway...

Foot healed, Steelers RB Bell ready to get going

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le'Veon Bell will make his regular-season debut on Sunday hoping to provide a jolt for his winless team. Bell hasn't played since spraining his right foot in an exhibition game against Washington on Aug. 19. Pittsburgh's running game has faltered during an 0-3 start. The Steelers are 31st in the NFL in yards rushing per game. ...

Steelers Hope TE Heath Miller Can Move Forward Now Without Restrictions

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller played nearly 60% of the snaps in his first game back from reconstructive knee surgery Sunday night against the Chicago Bears and head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that he isn't likely to be limited moving forward. "Heath Miller participated in the game and really did a nice job," said Tomlin...

Heath Miller was limited in Thursday’s practice

According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,  Steelers tight end Heath Miller ( knee) was limited in Thursday’s practice. #Steelers TE Heath Miller was limited in practice today (knee) — Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) September 26, 2013 It sounds like the Steelers are limiting Miller’s work as a precaution since he just came off of ACL rehab.   Need NFL Tickets...

Common Traits Atop Steelers Running Back Depth Chart No Coincidence

By Matthew Marczi What a fall it has been for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman. In just the span of a few weeks, he has gone from starter to personal escort, playing just to help push Ben Roethlisberger forward on a third and one for a first down. There have been some extenuating circumstances that have led Redman to being demoted behind new co-starters Le’Veon Bell...

Mike Tomlin Has Seen A Dramatic Improvement In TE/FB David Johnson

The return of Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller to the lineup Sunday night resulted in a huge reduction in playing time for second-year tight end David Paulson and it's likely to get even lower now moving forward. Paulson struggled quite a bit in the blocking department in the first two games of the season and now he will be relegated to mostly special teams work moving...

Steelers Really Don’t Have Any Excuses This Week

At 0-3, most teams will have a plethora of excuses already in hand to explain why they aren’t successful. In Pittsburgh, those include injuries, a questionable offensive coordinator and a bad offensive line. This week should be different though shouldn’t it? Le’Veon Bell is expected to play for the first time in his career and may even start according to some reports although...
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