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Mike Tomlin’s first press conference as the head coach of an 0-4 team was short, poorly attended and offered the usual clichés and the overuse of the word, “obviously.”
It also provided us with a couple of changes for Sunday’s game in New York against the Jets.
First, Kelvin Beachum will get the start at left tackle and will be backed up by newly acquired Levi Brown. This means Mike Adams will be the third-string tackle.
I have to wonder if he’ll even be active for the game.
Marcus Gilbert will again start at right tackle and will be backed up by Guy Whimper.
The other significant change is that Cam Heyward will get the starting nod over Ziggy Hood at defensive end. Tomlin went on to say they wanted Heyward to get more snaps and starting him was the way to do that.
With those changes announced, I couldn’t help but notice the beat writers for the Steelers poking fun at the changes made by the coaching staff on Twitter. “This is the big change?” is what most of them boiled things dow...
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During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin might have dropped a few hints as to what he thinks the starting offensive line might actually be Sunday against the New York Jets.
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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Tuesday for his weekly press conference in preparation for the Sunday game against the New York Jets and updated the injury situation during the beginning of his talk.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers demoted second-year tackle Mike Adams following his play in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings and Tuesday during his press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if he still sees something in the Ohio State product moving forward.
"Absolutely I do," Tomlin said. "The most important thing is not maybe what's happened to him to this...
Season 4, Episode 30 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off the Wednesday show by reviewing what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during his weekly press conference. This includes talk about the offensive line, injuries and the decision to start Cameron Heyward over Ziggy Hood.
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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark made a comment about Ben Roethlisberger’s style of play when he spent part of his bye week as an NFL analyst for ESPN. “You to have to protect Ben against Ben,” Clark said on ESPN. “Right now, we have to tone Ben down in a sense and say, ‘Hey, right now, we’re not a good enough football team for you to try to
Amid the rubble of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 0-4 start, there’s plenty of blame to go around.
Mike Tomlin’s drafts have been among the targets of that finger-pointing.
That’s certainly part of the problem. We’re fresh off ripping the Steelers 2012 draft class.
While there’s still time for some of those 2012 selections to blossom, the book is closed on the 2008 draft, which...
Ryan Clark told Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he believes the winless Steelers can still make the playoffs. “I just believe we can win. That’s just the bottom line,” Clark said Tuesday. “I think we have the people in this room, the coaches (to win). Also, looking at our schedule, we’re not playing world beaters, we’re not playing gods. We’re
After the Mike Tomlin press conference, kick back and read what the Answer Man has to say about the 0-4 Steelers. Satisfyingly salty today.
At his post-bye press conference Mike Tomlin revealed another lineup change: Cameron Heyward will replace Ziggy Hood at left defensive end.
Evander “Ziggy” Hood has started 43 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers since being drafted in 2009. In that time he has amassed over 100 tackles and has 8.5 career sacks.
He is also in the final year of his rookie contract and he will not be starting Sunday’s game in New York.
Ryan Clark has been with the Steelers since 2006 and has been a key member of several top-ranked defenses...
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is tinkering with the starting lineups in an effort to shake his team out of an 0-4 start.
Defensive end Cameron Heyward will start Sunday when the Steelers face the New York Jets. Tackles Kelvin Beachum and Levi Brown will compete for the spot left open when Mike Adams was demoted following a miserable performance in a loss to Minnesota two...
A few weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers were hoping rookie linebacker Vince Williams would start to separate himself from Kion Wilson at the buck inside linebacker position and according to head coach Mike Tomlin on Tuesday, that separation has now taken place.
"He's been solid not only in performance, but in communication," said Tomlin about Williams. "I like...
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward saw a season-low 19 snaps in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings and if you are wondering why that was, it's really quite simple.
Prior to the season starting, head coach Mike Tomlin said that the third-year Ohio state product would be playing mostly in sub packages.
"We feel very good about Cam Heyward," said Tomlin back...
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Tomlin noted that he liked what Johnson was doing in both the running game and the passing game, and noted that he saw “dramatic...