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Art Rooney II
Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II milled about the locker room after Sunday's 24-10 season-ending win over Cleveland, offering handshakes to some players, pats on the back to others.
It wasn't a typical fall in Pittsburgh (8-8), which avoided its first losing season in a decade but missed the playoffs for the first time in three years after a dramatic collapse. Yet even with the anticipated departure of several bold-faced names, the Steelers remain committed to the plan that's made them one of the most consistent forces in a league where parity rules.
''There's going to be a few `old-school' guys like us left who can impart some wisdom and leadership,'' safety Troy Polamalu said.
Not so much in Cleveland, where coach Pat Shurmur's two-year tenure is likely down to its final hours. If he departs, the Browns (5-11) will be in search of their sixth coach since the franchise was reborn in 1999.
Though Shurmur hasn't spoken to new own...
BEST OF MAXIM
To find the most fitting soundtrack for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2012 season finale, you’d have to go back to a song released in 1991, Chuck Noll’s final season as coach.
“Here we are now. Entertain us.”
Those lyrics from Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” summed up my feeling about Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.
I expected nothing more...
The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 24-10 in Pittsburgh today and therefore ended the season at 8-8. A far cry from what many expected this season to be sure. Ben Roethlisberger rebounded from a tough end to the Bengals’ game by throwing for less than 200 yards, but tossed three touchdowns and most importantly, he ended the game healthy. Read the timeline of any...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, linebacker James Harrison is likely playing in his final game as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers today.
Harrison, who has been hampered by injury problems in recent years, is set to make $6.57 million next season (and count $10 million against the cap). The Steelers have given linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons big...
The Pittsburgh Steelers spent all fall claiming the chatter generated by various off-the-field issues was only so much background noise.
Through Mike Wallace's contract status to the relationship between quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Todd Haley to the injury problems that kept bold-faced players out of the lineup for long stretches, the Steelers insisted they were focused...
The 2012 NFL regular season is in the books. While 12 teams are looking forward to post-season play, 20 other NFL teams around the league are looking ahead to the start of free agency, the NFL Draft and trying to reach the playoffs in 2013. The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of those teams which can look ahead at their 2013 regular season schedule after being eliminated from post-season...
Mike Tomlin is already working on the 2013 season with exit interviews and the acquisition of information from above and below. He talked about it today.
Below is the inactive list for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 17 game at home against the Cleveland Browns. The 7 inactive players are announced 90 minutes before kickoff.
LB Marshall McFadden
NT Hebron Fangupo
QB Byron Leftwich
DE Al Woods
Wr David Gilreath
CB Justin King
NT Alameda Ta'amu
CB Sheldon Brown
QB Colt McCoy
QB Brandon Weeden
Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) vs. Cleveland Browns (5-10)
Kickoff: 1 p.m., ET
Site: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Playing Surface: Natural Grass
TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play) Steve Beuerlein (analyst)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch...
The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the to the Cleveland Browns 24-10 Sunday in the season finale to even their record at 8-8 heading into the offseason. Below are the players that I thought had winning and losing performances in the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments.
Cortez Allen - For the second week in a row Allen produced turnovers as he had two forced fumbles...
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers finished a frustrating season on a winning note, beating Pat Shurmur in what was likely his last game as the Cleveland Browns' coach. Ben Roethlisberger shook off a late-season slump to throw three touchdowns passes to lead the Steelers to a 24-10 victory on Sunday at Heinz Field. The Steelers finished 8-8 after being eliminated from playoff...
Cleveland Browns (5-10) at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8)
Aside from this being a divisional matchup, this is a completely meaningless game for these two teams. Both are out of the playoffs. I have a rule against making significant plays on completely meaningless games. If the teams might not care about a game, I shouldn’t either. There’s just no way to predict what kind of effort...