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Steel City Blitz:
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 while I hash these ideas out.
1. He”s trying to find Mr. Miyagi in an effort to heal Maurkice Pouncey’s badly injured knee sooner.
2. He’s been put in charge of finding a song to replace ‘Renegade.’
3. He’s being fitted for a full body cast.
4. He’s in Arizona asking to switch places with Carson Palmer.
5. Taking Ben Jr. to Kennywood.
6. Taking survey of other QBs on what it’s like to have time to throw.
7. Partnership with Nike allowed him to play golf with Tiger Woods today only.
8. Searching for suitable Alcoholics Anonymous that will fit Todd Haley’s needs.
9. Meeting with Art Rooney, Jr to ask question, “THIS
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The Pittsburgh Steelers offense looked lousy in the season opener. The offensive side of the ball during the offseason was surrounded by various questions and concerns. Those questions and concerns have now followed the team into the regular season. The Steelers were surprised at home by the Tennessee Titans, the Steelers lost 16-9.
Is the Steelers offense doomed to have a terrible...
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...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their second depth chart of the 2013 season and it includes some notable changes.
Rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones, who played nearly half the snaps in the opener against the Tennessee Titans, is now listed as the co-starter at right outside linebacker alongside Jason Worilds. Jones registered one tackle on defense for a stop Sunday as he tackled...
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...
As most of you know, the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t discuss contracts during the season. With that in mind, Emmanuel Sanders will become a free agent at the end of this season since there was not extension granted to him. This doesn’t mean he won’t be a Steeler next year, but the likelihood is very slim.
Unfortunately for Sanders, the opener was not the kind of debut he was...
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...
Isaac Redman was named the starting running back today by Mike Tomlin. Redman had a rough week last week, he fumbled twice and picked up eight yards on nine carries before getting benched. “Obviously he played a bad game,” Tomlin said Tuesday. “He’ll be given an opportunity to redeem himself.” With LaRod Stephens-Howling (knee) out […]
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
In a flurry of necessary roster moves, the Pittsburgh Steelers have changed the make-up of their team in just a few days.According to Josh Alper of NBCSports, the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed center, Maurkice Pouncey, linebacker, Larry Foote and running back, LaRod Stephens-Howling, on season-ending injured reserve from injuries suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans...
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...
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:
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...
By David Todd
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