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There were so many things that went wrong for the Steelers, in the week 12 loss to the Browns, not the least of which was the 6 fumbles (4 of them lost) by the running backs. No sense going back and reliving the 3 interceptions by Charlie Batch and the final fumble on the last drive of the game; but hey, who’s counting?
For the last month or so Mike Tomlin has preached about going with the hot hand in his backfield; and Sunday afternoon he definitely tried to stick with it. You fumble, you’re gone, next man up. They fumble, they’re gone, next man up, rinse and repeat. It was an ugly thing to watch that was frustrating after the first 2 or 3 and then became literally comical as the keystone kops ball carriers repeatedly gave the game back to Cleveland.
As I mentioned previously, credit the opportunistic Browns defense for playing take away with Mendenhall, Dwyer, Rainey, and Redman. They hit harder and more often than the Steelers defense did; even as good as Dick Lebeau’s unit playe...
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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked during his Tuesday press conference to talk about the performance of wide receiver Mike Wallace on Sunday and if his role will change moving forward.
"You know, Mike was frustrated on Sunday and rightfully so," said Tomlin. "He is not producing in the manner he would like to or we would like him to. It’s a function...
If Mike Tomlin were a Major League Baseball player he’d be in a slump of epic proportions. He’s not of course but his decision-making of late has been anything less than a home run let alone a base hit. From benching every running back that fumbled the football to his odd decisions to go for long field goals, call for fake field goals and go on fourth down at mid-field, Tomlin...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held is normal Tuesday press conference today and ran down the injury report for the upcoming week as the team gets ready to play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Tomlin started off by saying that they have some guys that could possibly work themselves back this week. Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (ribs) ran on Monday, according to Tomlin...
Get your last kicks in on the Pittsburgh Steelers, because they won’t be down for much longer. Mike Tomlin has settled on a back, and the injured players, including Ben Roethlisberger, are matriculating back onto the practice field.
Could there be a Pennsylvania football curse?
The Pittsburgh Steelers could be on pace to sink as fast as the Philadelphia Eagles.
The two situations are comprised of very different circumstances yet their end result could be the same in that neither team will cash in their post-season expectations.
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Season 3, Episode 48 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I discuss the talking points that came out of the Tuesday press conference by Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. We discuss the changes on the depth chart at wide receiver and running back as well as a few other tidbits that Tomlin left for us to chew on.
The injury report had a few new names...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw on Monday and that the door was still open for him to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
While that sounds like a very optimistic outlook, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported via Twitter on Tuesday after Tomlin talked to the media that...
Mike Tomlin’s weekly presser was filled with all sorts of Tomlinisms as per usual, and as we outlined previously, there are many players hoping to come back this Sunday against the Ravens in a key AFC North showdown for both teams.
One nugget that created a buzz was the demotion, of sorts, of receiver Mike Wallace and running back Rashard Mendenhall. Something that in my mind has...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked on Tuesday during his press conference about the Monday decision to place second-year tackle Marcus Gilbert on the injured reserve list and activation of rookie guard David DeCastro from the designated to return injured reserve list.
According to Tomlin, Gilbert never improved since injuring an ankle tendon in the loss to the...
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer will start at the position Sunday in Baltimore, head coach Mike Tomlin announced. Tomlin cited consistency and health as reasons that he chose Dwyer. "He's been consistently the most productive guy," Tomlin told reporters. "I think we have a large enough body of work to be able to identify that at this point....
Mike Tomlin has lit a match under a few stars on his team and has shaken up his Pittsburgh Steelers lineup for various reasons as they prepare to play in Baltimore on Sunday. There will be changes in the offensive line and linebacker because of injuries, and changes at safety and wide receiver because of the return of injured players. Two of the biggest changes will occur not...
Season 3, Episode 47 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into the debacle that took place in Cleveland on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 6-5 on the season thanks to their 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Unfortunately there is a not a lot of good to talk about on the offensive side of the ball as David and I discuss the play of Charlie...
A little over a week ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a chance to tie the Baltimore Ravens for the lead in the AFC North Division. Today, two losses later, they prepare to go into Baltimore with a chance to be officially eliminated from that title race. The Steelers are now playing for another wild card playoff spot after seeing their division hopes go up in smoke and sustaining...
Below are the initial week 12 offensive and defensive snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns Sunday.
Thanks to his two fumbles in the game Rashard Mendenhall only played 8 snaps in total, so basically you can say that he was benched. Isaac Redman saw only 5 snaps in the game and the same goes for him. Head coach Mike Tomlin obviously wanted...