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The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a small and not unexpected roster move by cutting back-up quarterback Brian Hoyer. In place of Hoyer on the roster the Steelers have signed corner Josh Victorian off of the practice squad. Victorian is on the roster as an emergency corner to add depth with Ike Taylor out of the line-up injured this week.
When the Steelers lost Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich in back-to-back weeks they needed a quarterback to back-up Charlie Batch. Hoyer, who used to be Tom Brady’s primary back-up in New England, was signed as the emergency quarterback.
In two games Hoyer never saw the field and is now back on the free agent market, but the Steelers felt comfortable enough with him to not dress Leftwich last week even though he may have been healthy enough to play.
With Roethlisberger back in action this week the Steelers are in much better shape at quarterback. Leftwich is also rumored as being back to healthy even though he may be inactive once again to leave...
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Earlier this season, Pittsburgh Steelers’ safety Ryan Clark suggested that perhaps many of his teammates had become too complacent and had an expectation of winning by just walking on the field. I saw some truth in his concerns then but now his statements could not be more accurate and they start with Mike Tomlin. Apparently the loss in Oakland wasn’t enough to awaken this team...
The Steelers continue to receive gift after gift from the rest of the NFL. Even the loss today at Heinz Field, 34-24 to the lowly Chargers still leaves them in control of the 6th seed in the playoffs by virtue of the Ravens and Bengals both losing. I’ve said it many times this year, if the Steelers have 9 lives they are burning through at a rapid pace. As Mike Tomlin said in his...
The rumor is true as Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler is indeed leaving to become the head coach at UTEP, but a source informed this morning that his plans are to finish out the season in Pittsburgh and has told his players as such.
Footballscoop.com reported late Friday that Kugler will be the next head coach of UTEP after Pete Roussel, the Founder/CEO of...
It has been a while since I posted the offensive and defensive directional stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers, so here is a look at both the rushing and passing stats by direction through week 13 of the season.
These stats include rankings in the league for both plays and average gained or allowed.
A few observations:
It is not surprising that the offense is still pretty much right...
Last night Gerry Dulac reported that left guard Willie Colon might be done for the season after suffering a left knee injury during the second quarter of the loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers and on Wednesday Jory Rand of KDKA-TV reports via Twitter that Colon is having surgery on Monday.
This all adds up to Colon being...
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor will be inactive on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers due to a fractured fright ankle that he suffered early in the win last week against the Baltimore Ravens. According to the Steelers pre game release, Taylor will become the 19th different player to miss a game with an injury this season.
The list of the 18 other players, which you...
If it isn't one thing, it's another as the Steelers will likely lose left guard Willie Colon with a knee injury, accordingly to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Just as the Steelers were looking to get healthy on offense with the return of Ben Roethlisberger, problems on the offensive line jeopardizes the chances of keeping their quarterback healthy.
Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer only ran the ball eight times for 32 yards Sunday versus San Diego.Fantasy Spin:Dwyer is Pittsburgh's clear-cut No. 1 running back at the moment (Isaac Redman had two carries and Rashard Mendenhall was a healthy scratch) but the Steelers fell behind 13-0 and 27-3 and had to move away from the run. Dallas will host the Steelers in Week 15.
The Pittsburgh Steelers made Rashard Mendenhall inactive for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, the second straight week the running back has been scratched.
Mendenhall hasn't played since fumbling in a loss to Cleveland on Nov. 25. Jonathan Dwyer will make his second straight start at running back, with Isaac Redman the first one off the bench.
Below is the inactive list for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 14 game at Heinz Field against the San Diego Chargers. The 7 inactive players are announced 90 minutes before kickoff.
LB LaMarr Woodley
T Mike Adams
CB Ike Taylor
RB Rashard Mendenhall
QB Byron Leftwich
G John Malecki
DE Al Woods
LB Donald Butler
T Jeromey Clary
WR Eddie Royal
Pittsburgh Steelers starting left guard Willie Colon is done for the season after reinjuring his left knee during Sunday's 34-24 home loss to the San Diego Chargers. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey will move over to left guard and Doug Legursky will take over at center. Rookie David DeCastro is also an option at left guard.
Below are the offensive player play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 13 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
The Steelers only used their 11 personnel grouping featuring 3 wide receivers 24 times against the Ravens with 6 of those times coming on the final drive of the game. They used 2 or more tight ends on 28 plays in total and 3 tight...
Norv Turner may be out at the end of the season but the San Diego Chargers will have him on the sidelines Sunday when they travel to Pittsburgh. The Steelers pulled off a stunning win last week in Baltimore with third-sting quarterback Charlie Batch but this weekend they will welcome back Ben Roethilisberger.
The Chargers continue to disappoint. Despite a defense in the top half...
If there was one thing that stuck out Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers at Heinz Field it was the unforced errors. Ok not one, but several of them.
Sure, it is easy to cherry pick every game and find a handful of these types of mistakes, but Sunday against the Chargers it was way too easy to recollect them all.
We can start with safety Troy...