Found September 04, 2013 on
By Matthew Marczi
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media Tuesday in preparation for the team’s Week 1 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. He was asked to address a myriad of topics, from anointing Isaac Redman the opening day starter at running back to confirming that the “chief reason” for the acquisition of interior lineman Cody Wallace was his ability to play center as the preference over John Malecki.
One other topic addressed was the tight end position, and how it will be shaped as the top end of the depth chart—Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth, the latter of whom was just placed on the short-term Reserve/Injured List—works its way back from injury.
Asked who will start at tight end, Tomlin was hesitant to give an answer, which is not surprising given the fairly equal talent level, yet varied skill sets, of the three tight ends currently on the roster that are ready for game action. Here is what he said, in part:
“Much like we’ve done through the majority o...
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Mike Tomlin made his first regular season appearance today before the reporters in his usual Tuesday spot and offered some insights on the Tennessee Titans as well as his own team. While Tomlin always plays his cards very close to the vest when it comes to the Steelers, there were a few noteworthy comments.
On the signing of Zoltan Mesko…. Gives an immediate upgrade, left-footed...
Even though he was activated from the PUP list to the 53 man roster on Saturday, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller is still unsure when he will be ready to play as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired knee that injured late last season. "It’s the next step in the process," Miller told […]
Steelers TE Heath Miller Still Has A More Steps Left To Take...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made sure everyone knew Tuesday during his first regular season press conference of the year that Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker is not only mobile, but a perfect candidate to run the read-option Sunday in the season opener at Heinz Field. "He's got great mobility, he's got escapability, hes […]
Mike Tomlin Expects...
Season 4, Episode 16 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start the show off by talking about the injured players the Pittsburgh Steelers have heading into the season and also discuss the most recent transactions made since our last show.
Head coach Mike Tomlin held his first press conference of the regular season on Tuesday so we briefly recap a few of the...
Tuesday morning, I posted what I believed to be the main reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to replace John Malecki with Cody Wallace over the weekend and it turns out that I hit the nail on the head. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if Wallace was signed mainly […]
Mike Tomlin Says Cody Wallace Was Signed Because He Is A Known Commodity...
According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers tight end Heath Miller should be back in about a month or so.
Miller is due back in a month or so after completing his recovery from offseason knee surgery. Until then, the Steelers will scramble for production at the position. Spaeth is out indefinitely with a foot injury, leaving the position in the hands of...
Even though Steelers tight end Heath Miller has been removed from the physically unable to perform list, he still doesn’t know when he’ll get back on the field.
Removing tight end Heath Miller from the physically unable to perform list also removed the restrictions he was under by NFL rules, which do not permit those on PUP to participate in any team drills.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that running back Isaac Redman will get the start Sunday in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, but he also let it be known that the Bowie State product would also get some help throughout the game. "Obviously we're going to spell […]
Steelers Likely To Use Running Back By Committee...
When a NFL team leaves an injured player off the physically
unable to perform list to start the regular season, they are counting on that
player to return before the start of Week 6.
That is exactly what the Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping for with tight
end, Heath Miller.
Alper of NBCSports reports that Miller, who is trying to come back from a
torn anterior cruciate ligament...
Mike Tomlin confirmed what players told us Monday, but the surprise of the day is the signing of undrafted rookie Terence Garvin to replace Matt Spaeth. Click and read:
Following the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin only reported one player as being injured during the game. That one player, however, was a very important one as it was starting fullback Will Johnson, who had suffered a hamstring injury in the first half. The Steelers were back on […]
Report: Steelers FB Will Johnson Forced...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his first regular season press conference on Tuesday and below is the injury report he gave for the Sunday season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Will Johnson (hamstring) is still nursing the hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers but he is […]
Steelers Versus Titans Injury Report...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their first injury report of the 2013 season on Wednesday for their upcoming game Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and as expected, it shows that running back Le'Veon Bell (foot) did not practice.
In addition to Bell being listed, tight end Heath Miller (knee), linebacker Jarvis Jones (chest) and fullback Will Johnson (hamstring) all...
The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted defensive end Cameron Heyward in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft and with this now being his third season, he is expected to play a lot more than he has in his first two seasons. Head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the Ohio State product Tuesday during his press conference.
"We feel very good about Cam Heyward," said Tomlin. "We...
The Pittsburgh Steelers decided that they need a significant upgrade at the running back position during this spring’s NFL Draft. They selected the prolific scoring machine, Le’Veon Bell with hopes he would become the team’s every down back, something unique in today’s NFL game.
Bell appeared in just one NFL preseason game and sustained a foot injury. Originally thought of...