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Due to the Tennessee Titans running a lot of similar blocking schemes that the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently using, new center Fernando Velasco said Wednesday he thinks he might have a chance to be ready to start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.
"There's a little bit difference in terminology," Velasco said during his talk with media. "The coaches are doing a real good job catching me up, even the players. There're a lot of smart players here. Ramon Foster, he's doing an awesome job helping me. Just sticking with the play book and getting to learn everything, and getting familiarized with the code words and words that they call stuff. Just work the next couple of days and see what happens."
What the Steelers need to happen is for Velasco to eventually take over the center spot after losing starter Maurkice Pouncey for the season due to a serious knee injury suffered Sunday in the season opener against the Titans. Velasco was in church ...
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Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers really don’t have a lot to be excited about heading into Monday night’s game at Cincinnati when it comes to the running game. The Steelers were about as bad as they’ve ever been on the ground and while the Titans had something to do with that, much of it was self-inflicted. Saying the loss of Maurkice Pouncey wasn’t a factor wouldn’t be fair...
For the last two seasons, the general knock on the Steelers was that their defense was perhaps too old to remain competitive. They went on to field the number one defense in each of the last two seasons. So much for being too old. But big names such as Farrier, Hampton, Harrison, Foote, and Smith are now absent from that defense. They’ll still give up some big plays...
We reported on Wednesday that Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones has been listed a co-starter along with Jason Worilds.
Jones told the media that he’s been running with the starting defense in practice this week.
“That’s the way it is right now,” Jones said on Wednesday, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “As long as I continue to keep doing what I’m doing, I hope...
Kelvin Beachum beat the odds to make the Pittsburgh Steelers a year ago, going from seventh-round draft pick to starting right tackle by the end of the season.
Beachum finds himself facing an even more daunting task this fall: replacing Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey. Beachum will start in place of Pouncey on Monday night when the Steelers travel to Cincinnati. Pouncey will have...
Season 4, Episode 19 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I go over the transactions that took place on Monday after our last episode ran and discuss new Pittsburgh Steelers center Fernando Velasco and whether or not he should start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. We also talk about the injury report and also recap the Tuesday Mike Tomlin press conference...
Several Steelers’ beat writers tweeted out today that Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was not at practice today. He was excused due ‘personal reasons’ but I think there is much more to this story.
I have this boiled down to a few reasons why the 10th-year QB would miss practice coming off such an embarrassing loss. See if you’re on board with me here...
Throughout the season I will be posting the Pittsburgh Steelers directional play stats for both the offense and the defense along with their league rankings for you to peruse. Below are the stats for the offense through week one.
Rushing Offense Week 1
by Bo Marchionte
PITTSBURGH - Unless you have been living under a rock since the 1970's there is a tradition in Pittsburgh, the Steelers connecting each generation of linebackers to success. The 1970's saw Jack Lambert and Jack Ham. The 1980's Mike Merriweather. In the 1990's, Greg Lloyd, Kevin Greene, and Levon Kirkland. At the turn of the century, another...
By Alex Kozora
My game notes from the Week One game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans.
- Opening kickoff coverage unit.
L1 – Cortez Allen
L2 – Robert Golden
L3 – Shamarko Thomas
L4 – Terence Garvin
L5 – Jarvis Jones
K – Shaun Suisham
R1 – Chris Carter
R2 – Kion Wilson
R3 – Curtis Brown
R4 – Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith
R5 – Markus...
The Steelers could be out with Le'Veon Bell their projected starting running back for considerably longer than expected.
Bell has a rare midfoot sprain that's being classified as a Lisfranc injury a source told the Tribune-Review on Wednesday morning and the team is now hoping to have him return in about a month.
As recently as last week Bell had expressed hope of returning...
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is certainly one of the tops in the league currently and it will be up to Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor to make sure that he does not have a performance anywhere close to one he had in the Week 16 game last year.
Taylor of course missed that game with a fractured ankle and Green proceeded to catch 10 passes for 116 yards as...
By Alex Kozora
In weeks with multiple sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, I’ll be breaking down each individual one, assigning blame, and keeping track of a “sack counter” for the guilty parties. And this week, with five allowed against the Tennessee Titans, was worthy of an article dedicated to it.
Buckle up, this one is a bumpy ride.
1. 1st and 10, 2:06 left in the...
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers rookie running back Le'Veon Bell's foot injury is now being classified as a Lisfranc injury and he could be out for at least another month.Fantasy Spin:Bell said last week he hoped to play in Week 2 against the Bengals, but it looks like he'll be out well into October.
Jarvis Jones practiced as the first-team, blind-side pass rusher for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and is hoping to join the illustrious tradition. Full post-practice interview:
Yup I said it. Joan Rivers is a metaphor for the once almighty Pittsburgh Steelers. After seeing what was a putrid performance against an “O.K.” at best Tennessee Titans team, I think it’s apropos. Much like Joan Rivers, the Steelers used to be an intimidating force. But, after many face-lifts, Ben Roethlisberger’s hood ornament accident among others, and injuries to many...