STEELERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mike Tomlin: We didn’t adapt to changed circumstances

Many believed that the Patriots would design a game plan aimed at taking away Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. The Patriots didn’t have to. A groin injury limited Bell to 11 snaps on Sunday night, carrying the ball six times for 20 yards. After the game, coach Mike Tomlin was asked whether the injury changed…
Via Pro Football Talk
8 minutes ago

Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons: ‘I’m Die Hard Pittsburgh, This Is Where I Want To Be’

While Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game will undoubtedly be the last time a few players put on a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform, veteran linebacker Lawrence Timmons hopes he isn’t one of them. After being trounced 36-17 by the Patriots in Foxborough, Timmons, who will be...
Via Steelers Depot
34 minutes ago

Sad Antonio Brown gets Crying Jordan treatment

This was not a good week for Antonio Brown.First the Steelers wide receiver was at the center of a controversy for live-streaming the team’s postgame celebration last weekend on Facebook. Then Pittsburgh lost to the New England Patriots badly in the AFC Championship Game, leaving Brown heartbroken.Here he was sulking late in the game: Brown’s pose was just begging for the Crying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Curtains for Steelers defense in 36-17 AFC title game loss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) LeGarrette Blount burst through the line at the Pittsburgh 19, slipped one tackle and bulled into another defender at the 9. Defensive back William Gay wrapped him up, but just got pushed backward. Three more Steelers pitched in, still unable to bring the New England running back down. And then three more defenders - along with a whole bunch of Patriots,...
Via Associated Press
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Enter Offseason Mode Following Trouncing In Foxboro

So…the season is over for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As almost every team has suffered throughout this postseason, in fact, their season ended in humiliating fashion, as all but two postseason games thus far have been of the blowout variety. The fact that that dominant performance came at the hands of...
Via Steelers Depot
1 hour ago

Steelers Vs Patriots Winners/Losers

Bring it in guys. We need a group hug. It’s still been a fun year. I’m going to talk about that tomorrow. Thanks for enjoying the ride, even if it’s ending on this sour note. WINNERS – Run defense: Things wilted a bit in the second half but you can’t...
Via Steelers Depot
1 hour ago

Patriots pulling away from Steelers in third quarter

The Steelers may not have had much margin for error anyway. But when they made mistakes, the Patriots quickly made them pay. New England sandwiched touchdowns around a Steelers fumble, and have a 33-9 lead over the Steelers in the third quarter of the AFC Championship Game. The Steelers were already in trouble following LeGarrette…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 hours ago

Steelers close the gap, without Le’Veon Bell

The Steelers are making a bit of a run, and they’re doing it without their best runner. Le’Veon Bell left the game early in the second quarter and hasn’t returned, and the Steelers have announced he’s questionable to return with a left groin injury. They’re fortunate they have a talented backup in DeAngelo Williams, and…
Via Pro Football Talk
4 hours ago

Floyd inactive for Pats, Green for Steelers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Patriots will have a healthy complement of receivers for their AFC championship game matchup with the Steelers. Receiver Michael Floyd, acquired in December following an ankle injury to Danny Amendola, is listed as inactive for Sunday's game. Rookie Malcolm Mitchell returns to the active list after missing last week's divisional-round win over Houston...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gillette Stadium evacuated just hours after false alarm at Steelers' hotel

In the wee hours of the night, the fire alarm at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ hotel went off. It was a false alarm, of course, which was pulled by a man who has since been arrested. It happened at around 3 a.m., and hours later, the Patriots experienced a bizarre occurrence of their own.The fire alarm at Gillette Stadium went off at around 10:15 a.m., causing the facility to be evacuated...
Via FOX Sports
6 hours ago

Report: Facebook encouraged Brown to post locker room video

Antonio Brown ruffled more than a few feathers when he did a 17-minute live broadcast on Facebook after the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend.Mike Tomlin was caught saying some things that should have remained in the locker room, and the video gave the New England Patriots some bulletin board material for the AFC Championship Game.Now we’re hearing, via...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Man arrested for pulling fire alarm at Pittsburgh Steelers’ hotel

The Pittsburgh Steelers received an early wake-up call at their hotel as a man pulled the fire alarm at 3am. Move over Deflategate. Alarmgate is officially here. Ahead of their playoff game against the New England Patriots, the Pittsburgh Steelers were woken up early Sunday morning after a man pulled the fire alarm at the team’s hotel. #BREAKING: Fire alarm pulled at #Steelers...
Via The Comeback
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers woken up at 3 am after fan pulls fire alarm

Any member of the Pittsburgh Steelers who were hoping to get a full night of sleep ahead of today’s AFC Championship Game in Foxborough were out of luck. At approximately 3 a.m. ET, the team hotel was disrupted when a man falsely pulled the fire alarm. The entire hotel had to be evacuated as the fire department came to the scene. #BREAKING: Fire alarm pulled at #Steelers hotel...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 hours ago

Report: Man arrested for pulling fire alarm at Steelers hotel

Thanks to a Boston man, the Pittsburgh Steelers may have to catch a quick nap before the AFC Championship Game kicks off Sunday night.Police told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio that 25-year-old Dennis Harrison of East Boston has been accused of pulling a fire alarm at the airport hotel where the Steelers were staying prior to their game against the New England Patriots. The man has been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Boston man arrested after fire alarm is pulled at Pittsburgh Steelers hotel

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a big game at New England on Sunday, but any chance of a good night's sleep went out the window when a fire alarm at their hotel was pulled at 3 a.m. Sunday morning.Reporters for CBS Pittsburgh captured the overnight scene at the hotel.According to an ESPN report, a 25-year-old Boston man was arrested and charged in the incident, which resulted in the...
Via FOX Sports
15 hours ago

Travis Kelce fined $21,615 for shoving player, calling out ref

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is developing quite the reputation as a hothead, and as a result he’s becoming accustomed to dropping some cash into the NFL’s swear jar.Following a couple of incidents that occurred during and after the Chiefs’ devastating loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday night, Kelce has been fined a total $21,615, per ESPN’s Adam Teicher...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

10 best undrafted players remaining in NFL playoffs

Three games remain in the 2016 NFL season.The Packers visit the Falcons in the NFC championship game Sunday and the Steelers visit the Patriots in the AFC championship game.Super Bowl LI will be played Feb. 5 in Houston.After that will be three months of draft talk, and many people won’t know what they’re talking about.Players who turn out to be busts will be talked about like...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL conference championship QB trust power rankings

Now that the Wild Card and Divisional rounds are complete, we are back at it with the quarterback trust rankings. Like last week’s list, there are some slight changes. To no surprise, some quarterbacks climbed near the top of the list. So let’s take a look at our third edition of the rankings of the quarterbacks playing in the AFC and NFC Championships. 4. Matt Ryan, Atlanta...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maurkice Pouncey on Ben Roethlisberger: ‘I love him more than anything’

Maurkice Pouncey made it plain this week that his bromance with Ben Roethlisberger is still going strong after all these years. The veteran Pittsburgh Steelers center gushed over the quarterback during an interview with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews. Put plainly, Pouncey has nothing but love for Big Ben. “Man Ben, that’s my guy,” Pouncey said, as transcribed by Steelers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The AFC Championship’s two most important players

Come playoff time, all 53 players on every roster are going to be important and play some role. However, not all players are of equal importance. Some guys are going to do minor things to help a team win, while others are going to play major roles.Here are the two players in the AFC Championship Game that are most vital to their team earning a victory and a spot in Super Bowl LI...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers

With only three head coaches in the last 48 years, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the standard bearers for coaching sustainability and retention. The 16 coaches in franchise history including two Hall of Fame players and one Hall of Fame coach. How many of the leaders of the Steelers can you name?Clue: Years ActiveNote: Includes seasons as the Pittsburgh Pirates
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ben doesn’t expect headset issues this time at Gillette

Ben Roethlisberger expects a “hostile environment” at Gillette Stadium during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game showdown with the host New England Patriots. But the Pittsburgh Steelers signal-caller doesn’t anticipate any headset issues this time around. Recent history explains why headset issues would even be a point of discussion heading into Sunday’s game. During the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL selects referee Carl Cheffers to officiate Super Bowl LI

The NFL clearly didn’t ask for the advice of Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce before picking the referee for Super Bowl LI. According to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert, referee Carl Cheffers—who was harshly criticized by Kelce after Kansas City’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional Round—has been selected to officiate Super Bowl LI in Houston. It will...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers at Patriots: AFC Championship Prop Bets

The Steelers are definitely the underdogs heading into Foxboro to face the Patriots for the AFC Championship but what other bets are there to be made? According to odds-makers over at Sports Betting Dime you can be pretty certain that the first touchdown of the game will be scored by someone with a “B” name, […] Steelers at Patriots: AFC Championship Prop Bets - Still Curtain...
Via Still Curtain
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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