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If Mike Tomlin were a Major League Baseball player he’d be in a slump of epic proportions. He’s not of course but his decision-making of late has been anything less than a home run let alone a base hit. From benching every running back that fumbled the football to his odd decisions to go for long field goals, call for fake field goals and go on fourth down at mid-field, Tomlin has baffled us all at times.
This week in Baltimore he will be under scrutiny more than ever because of the injury problems the Steelers have combined with their current position in the AFC North Division.
In yesterday’s weekly press conference, Tomlin was his typical self. Bits and pieces of information and more cliches’ than a high school research paper. But if you listened closely to his comments and to the injury report, it’s obvious to me what direction the Steelers are going in on Sunday against their most-hated rival.
With Marcus Gilbert going on injured reserve and Mike Adams on the shelf with an ankle...
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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked during his Tuesday press conference to talk about the performance of wide receiver Mike Wallace on Sunday and if his role will change moving forward.
"You know, Mike was frustrated on Sunday and rightfully so," said Tomlin. "He is not producing in the manner he would like to or we would like him to. It’s a function...
There were so many things that went wrong for the Steelers, in the week 12 loss to the Browns, not the least of which was the 6 fumbles (4 of them lost) by the running backs. No sense going back and reliving the 3 interceptions by Charlie Batch and the final fumble on the last drive of the game; but hey, who’s counting?
For the last month or so Mike Tomlin has preached about going...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held is normal Tuesday press conference today and ran down the injury report for the upcoming week as the team gets ready to play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Tomlin started off by saying that they have some guys that could possibly work themselves back this week. Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (ribs) ran on Monday, according to Tomlin...
Get your last kicks in on the Pittsburgh Steelers, because they won’t be down for much longer. Mike Tomlin has settled on a back, and the injured players, including Ben Roethlisberger, are matriculating back onto the practice field.
Could there be a Pennsylvania football curse?
The Pittsburgh Steelers could be on pace to sink as fast as the Philadelphia Eagles.
The two situations are comprised of very different circumstances yet their end result could be the same in that neither team will cash in their post-season expectations.
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Yesterday I mentioned Pittsburgh Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin was in a no-win situation heading into the contest with the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. I realized a long time ago that Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger was in a similar situation regarding his health.
Earlier today Roethlisberger spoke to the media before practice and talked about having some pain and discomfort...
Season 3, Episode 48 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I discuss the talking points that came out of the Tuesday press conference by Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. We discuss the changes on the depth chart at wide receiver and running back as well as a few other tidbits that Tomlin left for us to chew on.
The injury report had a few new names...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw on Monday and that the door was still open for him to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
While that sounds like a very optimistic outlook, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported via Twitter on Tuesday after Tomlin talked to the media that...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked on Tuesday during his press conference about the Monday decision to place second-year tackle Marcus Gilbert on the injured reserve list and activation of rookie guard David DeCastro from the designated to return injured reserve list.
According to Tomlin, Gilbert never improved since injuring an ankle tendon in the loss to the...
Steelers QB Big Ben Roethlisberger spoke to the media on Thursday and updated his status for Sunday’s game in Baltimore. He didn’t box himself in one way or the other, but did leave the door open just as Mike Tomlin mentioned earlier this week.
“Yeah, there’s always a chance. We’ll go out and re-evaluate it again today. See how it feels after today. I can play through...
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer will start at the position Sunday in Baltimore, head coach Mike Tomlin announced. Tomlin cited consistency and health as reasons that he chose Dwyer. "He's been consistently the most productive guy," Tomlin told reporters. "I think we have a large enough body of work to be able to identify that at this point....
A little over a week ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a chance to tie the Baltimore Ravens for the lead in the AFC North Division. Today, two losses later, they prepare to go into Baltimore with a chance to be officially eliminated from that title race. The Steelers are now playing for another wild card playoff spot after seeing their division hopes go up in smoke and sustaining...
Season 3, Episode 47 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into the debacle that took place in Cleveland on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 6-5 on the season thanks to their 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Unfortunately there is a not a lot of good to talk about on the offensive side of the ball as David and I discuss the play of Charlie...
Below are the initial week 12 offensive and defensive snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns Sunday.
Thanks to his two fumbles in the game Rashard Mendenhall only played 8 snaps in total, so basically you can say that he was benched. Isaac Redman saw only 5 snaps in the game and the same goes for him. Head coach Mike Tomlin obviously wanted...
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw the ball Monday for the first time since sustaining his rib injury and has a chance of playing at the Ravens on Sunday.
"He'll take steps maybe toward playing this week," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "We'll leave the door open for him. He's got a chance."
Tomlin said that the Steelers are proceeding...