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Steelers striking right balance during playoff push

PITTSBURGH (AP) Technically, the calls were different. In the Pittsburgh Steelers huddle, however, the translation was the same: Get the ball to Le'Veon Bell and get out of the way. Six straight times in the fourth quarter last Sunday against New York, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took the snap, turned around and put the ball in the hands of Pittsburgh's increasingly versatile...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Green emerging as big-play threat for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ben Roethlisberger likened tight end Ladarius Green to a Ferrari shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers signed the tight end to a lucrative four-year contract, a rare open-market splurge by the typically free-agent averse club. For months, the Ferrari remained up on blocks as Green went through a slow, methodical rehab from offseason ankle surgery that forced him...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five teams on upset alert in NFL Week 13

Pressure is beginning to reach peak levels for teams on the playoff bubble now that we’re in the month of December and NFL Week 13 is upon us. As we know, pressure can create diamonds, but it can also cause things to crack and break. On top of the normal competitive nature of the NFL, this is the reason we’re expecting to see some upsets on the slate this weekend. These teams...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ben says Steelers have had enough of Antonio Brown's end-zone dances

Maybe Antonio Brown just can’t help himself. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ All-Pro wideout picked up his third penalty of the season for an end-zone celebration Thursday, and it appears the team has had enough of his antics.Ben Roethlisberger said the Steelers have talked to Brown about the penalties after he was flagged for his choreographed dance with running back Le’Veon Bell...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago

Big Ben: Officials target Brown at times for celebration flags

The Pittsburgh Steelers apparently have had discussions with Antonio Brown over the flags being thrown his way over post-touchdown celebrations. But Ben Roethlisberger on Tuesday suggested the NFL might occasionally target Brown for his celebrations, especially during big games. Brown was again flagged during the Steelers’ 28-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Thanksgiving...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ben to Andrew Luck: ‘The brain is nothing to mess with’

Ben Roethlisberger has been one of the premier “tough” quarterbacks in the NFL alongside Philip Rivers. Even with that reputation, there is one injury Big Ben doesn’t take lightly — concussions. With a matchup looming against the Indianapolis Colts, one key storyline surrounding the game revolves around Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and his injury status. Luck is currently...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger can’t name all the Browns QBs he’s faced

With the 11th pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Ben Roethlisberger out of the University of Miami-Ohio. With the sixth overall pick in that same draft, the Cleveland Browns drafted tight end Kellen Winslow. That wasn’t a bad pick, but looking back the Browns would probably rather have taken Roethlisberger. Since the Steelers drafted Big Ben back in 2004...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Roethlisberger considers Cowboys to be NFL's best team

In Ben Roethlisberger’s mind, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the No. 1 team in the NFL on Sunday. And no, they didn’t play the New England Patriots. The Steelers fell instead to the Dallas Cowboys in a 35-30 thriller, dropping Pittsburgh to 4-5 and improving Dallas to 8-1. Roethlisberger called out his squad following the loss, and in an appearance Wednesday on Pittsburgh’s...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ben: Steelers 'undisciplined and not accountable’

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called out his team’s unacceptable performance after a late loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Beaten 35-30 on a late touchdown, Roethlisberger aired his concerns publicly, calling the team out and trying to get to the bottom of it. “We are undisciplined and not accountable,” Roethlisberger said, via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ben concerned about lack of urgency from teammates?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost three games in a row, and Ben Roethlisberger is concerned the recent skid could be due to a lack of effort from his teammates. Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com reported on Sunday that Roethlisberger recently had a “lengthy heart-to-heart” with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin over the lack of urgency from some of the team’s younger players. Ben Roethlisberger...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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