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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, now two games into his season, has a new ailment that kept him limited at Wednesday's practice. While he's seemingly clear (for now) with his previous back and forearm issues, many were questioning if, or rather when, Gronk would get injured again. The Patriots announced Wednesday that he has a hamstring injury, as well as the aforementioned back and forearm. It certainly looks like Gronkowski will likely be on every injury report for the rest of the season, which is fine as long as he can play. A source with inside knowledge told Pro Football Talk that despite this latest injury, Gronk will play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Steelers Sign CB Devin Smith To Practice Squad; Release WR Devon Wylie

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a minor practice squad move on Wednesday as cornerback Devin Smith was signed and wide receiver Devon Wylie was released. Wylie was added to the practice squad two weeks ago after rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton suffered a broken pinky finger, so this is a good sign that the Steelers third-round draft pick will be back practicing this week after missing...

Will the Pittsburgh Steelers pull off a huge upset over the Patriots?

This week in an interview Big Ben Roethlisberger said that Tom Brady was the best quarterback in the NFL, but was he just setting the table to destruct the Patriots? “To me, he’s the best quarterback in the league and he’s done it for a long time. That’s no disrespect to some of these other […]

Steelers plan to get their hands on Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski

Pittsburgh Steelers DB Robert Golden how hard it is to guard New England TE Rob Gronkowski, as a teammate at the University of Arizona he went up against him everyday in practice. The defensive back says being physical with Gronkowski is the best way to guard him and disrupt his timing, and that is what the Steelers defense plans to do Sunday.

WR Antonio Brown says his performance against the Raiders was 'less than ideal'

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown wanted to apologize for two fourth-quarter plays he felt he let get away and let down his QB - Ben Roethlisberger in the Steelers' 21-18 loss against the Raiders. Brown is the team's most reliable receiver and a few weeks ago was demanding to get the ball more often, but last Sunday he was asking for forgiveness.

Steelers’ Jarvis Jones benched in favor of Jason Worilds

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach, Mike Tomlin, announced this week that he has benched rookie linebacker, Jarvis Jones, in favor of fellow linebacker, Jason Worilds, reports Darin Gantt of NBCSports. Jones, the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, became the starter after one game but has recently caught the evil eye from coach Tomlin.  “Dog Bones” Jones is now in the Steelers’...

Steelers Likely To Continue To Face Clock Management Issues

By David Todd The Steelers made a minimum of three mistakes in the last 2:44 of their 21-18 loss to the Raiders Sunday. One was a bonehead play by the quarterback, the others were made by the coaching staff. Clock management was the primary concern and rightly so. I wrote about it here and my co-host on The Terrible Podcast Dave Bryan wrote about it here and here. Most of the attention...

Northern Arizona Linebacker Plays Like Troy Polamalu For Halloween

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is one of the best in the business. Want to see a highlight reel type of play? Watch him for a few minutes and chances are you are going to see one. Tack on the man's infamous hair and it's safe to say he is an icon--and it is not surprising if folks want to dress up like him for Halloween. Wait--but this guy played like him...

Steelers letting their season slip away

Case in point Raider quarterback Terrelle Pryor running 93 yards from scrimmage basically untouched is unacceptable. Defensively in the two weeks prior, the Steelers looked good and were they were playing Steelers style football. Big Ben is on pace to be sacked more than fifty time this season.  His offensive line is offensive to watch. They have been completely ineffective at...

DeCastro, Wheaton, Brown Ruled Out for Sunday

There is more subject to change before game day, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have already ruled out three players for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. Steelers RG David DeCastro (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday as well as WR Markus Wheaton (finger) and CB Curtis Brown (non-injury). — Scott Brown (@ScottBrown_ESPN) November 1, 2013 Not...

Timmons Says Pryor TD Run Was On Him

During a Monday night interview with Pittsburgh Steelers sideline reporter Craig Wolfley, linebacker Lawrence Timmons took responsibility for not properly defending the 93-yard touchdown run Sunday by Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor on the first play from scrimmage. "That was on me, for sure," Timmons said. "I was so zoned in on the dive (Pryor’s fake...

2013 NFL Week 8 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Below are the ANY/A differential stats through the week eight games and while the Pittsburgh Steelers are back in positive territory, the offense has regressed. While the defensive ANY/A number has improved slightly, it shows the fault of this stat as it does not take into account rushing stats. While the Steelers defense only allowed 82 net yards passing last week against the Oakland...

Ben Roethlisberger: "Every game for us right now is a must win"

Not surprisingly, it has come to this. Ben Roethlisberger says Sunday is a "must win" vs. the Patriots. — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) October 30, 2013 That phrase is always somewhat dubious. At 2-5 with every other upcoming match-up against division leaders, aside from the Ravens - Pats, Lions, Ravens, Bengals - we have a rough road...

Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots: 2013 Week 9 NFL Pick

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-5) at New England Patriots (6-2) The Steelers once again came up flat as non-divisional road favorites last week, losing in Oakland, a situation they are now 6-18 ATS since Mike Tomlin took over in 2007. However, I was actually impressed with them. Another loss on their record doesn’t help their playoff chances, but, result aside, they were easily the better...

Try As They Might, Steelers Unable To Bury Themselves

By Matthew Marczi Sometimes it seems as though the Pittsburgh Steelers are simply powerless to dig their own grave. The rest of the AFC North is digging too, and they are all throwing their dirt into Pittsburgh’s plot. That theme continued last night when the Cincinnati Bengals found yet another new and spectacular way to lose a game after the Miami Dolphins won a walk-off in bizarre...

Patriots focusing on Troy Polamalu

Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated As the Patriots prepare to play the Pittsburgh Steelers this sunday, one of their main focus's continues to be Troy Polamalu. The Seven-time Pro Bowler continues to be a worry for offenses everywhere, as he is always on the move. When you look at the line, he is always crouching up on the defense and getting to the QB, most of the time without...
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