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I had cautiously optimistic hopes preseason, as did much of the Pittsburgh Steelers fans, which were quickly replaced by frustrated chagrin after the first several games. But for the slow start, the real character of the team is beginning to shine through.
Now eight games into the 2012 season, a better picture can be formed of where the team is headed. Here are eight thoughts on the results of those eight games:
* The offense is better with Todd Haley. Big Ben is at an all-time best. He’s still that same gunslinger, but he’s become an efficient one now. That’s something special.
* After such a poor rushing attack early, the running backs have really stepped it up behind a sudden discovery of a nasty streak by the O-line.… Read more
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The Steelers will have a decision to make when 2nd round pick Marcus Gilbert is able to return from his ankle injury, but rookie Mike Adams isn’t making the decision for Mike Tomlin and Sean Kugler any easier..or is he? As Gerry Dulac points out, Gilbert’s injury could have been worse but was still bad enough: Gilbert sustained a nasty ankle injury in which the tendon that protects...
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey practiced fully for a second consecutive day on Friday after injuring his ribs Sunday in the win over the New York Giants.
Rainey, who said on Thursday that he cracked a rib when he was tackled during a third quarter kickoff return, talked to the media again on Friday to talk about how he feels currently.
"Taking it day by...
Any NFL player or coach with any class at all is never going to call out his old team, no matter how bad things were when they left. Circumstances change from year to year and sometimes things just don’t work out; sometimes you leave on a good note and other times it’s a sour one. Jerome Bettis and Todd Haley are hardly the only two members of the Steelers to start with one team...
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown left Sunday's game against the New York Giants with a high ankle sprain. After the game, Brown claimed that the injury wasn't serious.
Brown, who has already been ruled out for the Monday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs, may miss a few more games in addition, according to a report by Pro Football Talk.
The Pittsburgh Steelers don't play until Monday night so Steeler Nation can sit back on Sunday and watch several games that will continue to shape the AFC playoff picture. Below are six games to have your eyes on for pretty obvious reasons.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders - The Raiders beat the Steelers earlier this season, but can they knock off the Ravens on the road...
Emmanuel Sanders isn't going down quickly when it comes to paying a fine. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver announced Saturday that he would appeal a $15,000 fine he received from the NFL for allegedly faking an injury. "We are going to appeal it, and that's it," Sanders said, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The punishment stems from an incident...
During their week seven match up against the Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers led 24-17 late into the fourth quarter. As the team started a drive with seven and a half minutes left in the game they looked to milk the clock and possibly score more points. On second down, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sacked. With the team hoping to get in field goal range, and not wanting to...
According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers running back Isaac Redman will get the start against the Chiefs on Monday night.
Wide receiver Antonio Brown, safety Troy Polamalu have been ruled out.
Antonio Brown is out against the Chiefs. Also out are Gilbert, Polamalu and Sylvester
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) November 10, 2012
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The NFL has fined the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as receiver Emmanuel Sanders for Sanders faking an injury against the Bengals on October 21.
The league doled out a $15,000 fine for Sanders and a $35,000 fine for the Steelers organization.
Here is the league’s statement that was sent to the Steelers regarding the fines:
“Despite the account given by Sanders during our November...
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer was able to
practice for the second straight day Friday, meaning he is probable to play
Monday against the Kansas City Chiefs, while fellow running back Rashard
Mendenhall, wide receiver Antonio Brown and safety Troy Polamalu all missed
practice and are likely to miss the prime time contest.
Dwyer missed last week’s game against...
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was ruled out of Monday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk reported Saturday. Brown sustained a high ankle injury during last Sunday's win against the New York Giants. A source told Pro Football Talk that Brown could miss a few games because of the injury. The injury was reported...
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Running back Jonathan Dwyer, who missed Sundays game against the New York Giants, said he expects to play Monday against Kansas City at Heinz Field.
Dwyer (quadricep) fully participated in practice Friday.
Dwyers availability is good news for the running game. Steelers running backs have had a difficult time staying healthy this season. They had only two backs, Isaac Redman...
Ike Taylor is the AFC Defensive Player of the Week but was recently on the hot seat for some uneven performances. Jim Wexell talked to Taylor about handling those ups and downs for a column on kids and athletics.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have ruled out wide receiver Antonio Brown, tackle Marcus Gilbert, safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester for Monday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Brown hurt his left ankle during the first quarter of last Sunday's 24-20 victory over the New York Giants.
He leads Pittsburgh with 42 catches this season and has totaled...