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Rashard Mendenhall – more like Rashard Mendenhall’s knee – is Mr. Popularity this morning. PPG’s Ed Bouchette wrote about how unhappy Mike Tomlin is with the running game and that caused PFT to post a Mendy knee update. From Bouchette’s piece:
The Steelers have 141 yards rushing in two games and a paltry 2.6 yards per carry, both ranked 30th in the NFL. Jonathan Dwyer leads them with 71 yards on 21 carries and Isaac Redman has 45 on 23runs. Their other two backs, Chris Rainey and Baron Batch, have six carries between them for 8 yards combined.
Last season, the Steelers averaged 4.4 yards per carry for 16 games.
The media seems to think the answer lies in Mendy’s knee, which is still just eight months removed from ACL reconstruction. Tomlin said Mendy was going to start getting banged around more in practice to see how his knee holds up heading into Sunday’s game against the Raiders. It’s one thing to see Adrian Peterson or even Ray Graham back from ACL tears so quickly but while M...
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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin isn’t sure if either James Harrison (knee) or Troy Polamalu (calf) will take the field in Oakland, but is willing to let them take the field without practicing, if they’re ready that is.
It will sort of go against a long-standing rule of his; traditionally he likes his players to get at least one day of practice during the week before...
The Steelers' struggling running game could get a shot in the arm on Sunday in Oakland.
Starting running back Rashard Mendenhall practiced on Wednesday and is inching closer to returning from right knee surgery.
Mendenhall hasn't played since tearing the ACL in his knee in last year's regular season finale in Cleveland. He underwent surgery in January and has seen his...
Somewhat lost in the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) 27-10 victory over the New York Jets was the fact that the team played without the combination of linebacker James Harrison (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf) for the first time in their career. Yes, the players have missed games in the past, but that marked the first time both were out on the same day.Unfortunately, that may be...
According to Josh Katzowitz of CBSSports.com, Jason La Canfora has reported that Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall likely won’t make his 2012 debut until week five.
The good news is that Mendenhall has been practicing. It looks like the Steelers chose to keep him on the roster instead of placing him on the PUP list so they could have him practice. This gives him time...
Last week: 6 (+0)
Home sweet home for the Steelers. It looks like their home/road disparity has carried over from last season. This team was -22 on the road last year and +120 at home last year. The Raiders get a chance to right the ship on the road this week as they go to Oakland before an early bye week 4. The Steelers hope to get James Harrison and Troy Polamalu back...
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons has been fined $21,000 for his first half hit this past Sunday on New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, according to Joe Starkey of 93.7 The Fan.
The play in question happened on 3rd down with 13:51 left in the first half. Sanchez rolled out to the right side and appeared at first as if he was going to try to run with the ball...
I have already posted my first half notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-10 win over the New York Jets and below are my notes from the second half of the game.
LaMarr Woodley starts the second half with a good open field tackle on the tight end. A couple of short runs moves the chains for the Jets as Larry Foote just missed a TFL on the second down run.
Woodley finally gets...
Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons has been fined $21,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez during the second quarter last weekend.
The fine is the first known penalty imposed on the Steelers this season. The NFL doesnt make fines official until Friday, but the league alerts players a day or two in advance.
On a third-and-3 from his own 27, Sanchez...
The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense will be without two All-Pro players for the second game in a row. James Harrison (knee) and Troy Polamalu (calf) will not play against the Oakland Raiders, giving them at least two more weeks to heal before possibly returning in Week 5, the Steelers have Week 4 off.
This is third game Harrison will miss, and his return is more problematic. ...
According to Jason La Canfora, via Josh Katzowitz of CBS Sports, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will likely once again be out this week with a calf injury, along with teammate James Harrison.
The good news is that the Steelers are playing a woeful Raiders team this week.
Coming off Sunday's 27-10 beating at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jets head coach Rex Ryan clarified exactly why the world's most famous backup QB saw such limited action in the Steel City.
The banged-up Pittsburgh Steelers had several concerns after losing their season opener, but they responded with a resounding victory in Week 2.
It seems like their problems pale in comparison with the Oakland Raiders' woes.
The Raiders try again Sunday for their first win under coach Dennis Allen, but it will be a tough task with a potentially healthier Pittsburgh club coming...