Found December 28, 2011 on Steelers Depot:
Some new details are now coming out about what may have led to Pittsburgh Steelers rookie right tackle Marcus Gilbert being benched Saturday against the St. Louis Rams. Steelers Digest editor Bob Labriola said today on his podcast that Gilbert had arrived to the Steelers facility early one morning this past week and had some breakfast prior to a scheduled meeting. When Gilbert finished his breakfast it was still not time for the meeting to start so Gilbert went down to the players lounge, sat in a chair and subsequently fell asleep. Labriola reports that was where Gilbert was when the meeting Read more [...]

Gilbert Named Steelers Rookie Of The Year, Farrior Wins Chief Award

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced today that rookie right tackle Marcus Gilbert was voted the teams 2011 Rookie of the Year and inside linebacker James Farrior won the Chief Award for his cooperation with the local media. Gilbert was drafted by the Steelers in the second round this past April out of Florida and started 13 games at right tackle this season. Gilbert was thrust into...

More Steelers Players Revealed As AFC Pro Bowl Alternates

Ed Bouchette reports this afternoon that a few more Steelers players were named as 2012 Pro Bowl alternates on Tuesday. We already knew that outside linebacker James Harrison was named a first alternate for the AFC at outside linebacker and that free safety Ryan Clark and outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley were also named as second alternates. Bouchette reports now that left guard...

Looking Back At The Cause Of The 35 Take-aways By The Steelers In 2010

The Steelers defense created 35 take-aways in 2010 as opposed to just 14 so far this season. I went back and watched all off the takeaways from last year to refresh myself with how they were created. 8 of them were caused by getting to the quarterback in some shape or form. 6 were results of good hits on either a ball carrier or strip after a catch. 8 of them were results of bad...

Steelers want Ben Roethlisberger to play 25-30 snaps against Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning on letting Ben Roethlisberger play between 25 and 30 snaps against the Browns this weekend according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  The Steelers don’t want Roethlisberger sitting out 2 straight games and getting rusty before heading into the playoffs.  The Steelers feel they can beat the Browns without Big Ben behind center...

Tomlin to wait and see Roethlisberger at practice

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he will have a better idea on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's status after Wednesday's practice. Roethlisberger sat out last week's win over the St. Louis Rams with a high ankle sprain. He played with the injury in a 20-3 loss at San Francisco on Dec. 19. Veteran Charlie Batch threw for 208 yards and an interception against...

Steelers Wednesday Injury Report @Browns

The injury report grew a bit from last week but some good news and some bad news. Full Practice Chris Carter- LB- Hamstring Ben Roethlisberger- QB – Ankle Maurkice Pouncey- C- Ankle Emmanuel Sanders- WR- Foot Limited Practice Mike Wallace- WR- Ankle LaMarr Woodley- OLB- Hamstring Did not Practice: James Harrison- OLB- Neck Troy Polamalu- SS- Knee Doug Legursky- G- Shoulder...

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger wants to play against the Cleveland Browns this week

QB Ben Roethlisberger sat out the Pittsburgh Steelers game last week against the St. Louis Rams, but despite his current injury, he wants to play this week against the Cleveland Browns. No one can question Ben Roethlisberger’s toughness, but playing this week against the Cleveland Browns should not be an option for the Steelers despite what the quarterback tells reporters...

On The Steelers: Rushing rankings atypical this year

he Steelers long have talked about December football as if they owned it, which means running the ball well on offense and stopping it on defense, and as they prepare for January football their strengths have switched on both sides to the passing game.

On The Steelers: Roethlisberger likely to play Sunday against Cleveland

Ben Roethlisberger had the look of a starting quarterback again Wednesday, leading his offense through a full practice and leaving an impression on his teammates that he's ready to return Sunday in Cleveland. "He looked all right," Hines Ward said. "I don't know if he really ran around or stuff like that.

Browns not seeking revenge against Harrison

Twenty days after James Harrison thrust the crown of his helmet into quarterback Colt McCoy's facemask, McCoy was still not practicing with his team. The effects of his concussion have lasted longer than those of any of the other seven...

Back in Black (and Gold)

Maurkice Pouncey and Ben Roethlisberger returned to work, and reported improvement. LaMarr Woodley? Not so much. Read Jim Wexell's complete report from the South Side in this Wednesday notebook.

RAW Rating Is In + The Miz Blasts The Pittsburgh Steelers

– The December 26, 2011 episode of the RAW SuperShow garnered a 2.93 (2.9) cable rating, up from 2.92 the week before. It is the fourth consecutive week in which Raw has drawn below a 3.00 cable rating. Monday’s show averaged 4,460,000 million viewers overall, up from 4,290,000 the week before. It also snapped an eight week streak of viewership declining during the second hour...

Cleveland Browns A.M. Links: The other side; rushing with the Steelers; Joe Thomas is tops again; bus ride to Pittsburgh; coach Mike Tomlin

Questions and answers from a Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer.
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