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2017 NFL Week 12: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Black Friday to all of yinz and welcome to the weekend. If you’re like me, you sat around Thursday on Thanksgiving and gorged yourself with ham, turkey and all appropriate side items and deserts. I ate entirely too much and am now paying for it on Friday. I also...
Via Steelers Depot
11 hours ago

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, JuJu Smith-Schuster, to miss Sunday’s game

Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie wide out, JuJu Smith-Schuster, will miss Sunday’s matchup with the Green Bay Packers. According to the team, Smith-Schuster will not participate in Sunday’s game against the Packers. The rookie is dealing with a hamstring injury and will sit out Week 12...
Via Still Curtain
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Fined $9,115 For Facemask Penalty Against Titans

It certainly hasn’t been a great week for Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert. After being suspended for the team’s next four games for violating the league’s PED policy earlier in the week, it was reported on Friday that Gilbert has also been fined $9,115 for his facemask penalty in the...
Via Steelers Depot
12 hours ago

Marcus Gilbert fined $9,115 for facemask

Marcus Gilbert hasn’t had a good week. On Monday, the NFL suspended the Steelers right tackle for four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. That cost Gilbert $1 million salary. Now, comes word that the NFL has fined him $9,115 for a facemask penalty against the Titans, via Ray Fittipaldo of the [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
12 hours ago

Danny Smith Calls T.J. Watt A ‘Hell Of A Player’

T.J. Watt has made the coaching staff pretty happy this season. Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert for drafting him, Keith Butler for the production on defense, and last Thursday, Danny Smith for making a fantastic special teams play. It was Watt’s swat that kept the Steelers ahead in an eventual...
Via Steelers Depot
13 hours ago

Has the ‘no huddle’ found a home with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense?

Our local stat geek takes a look at the numbers to see if the ‘no huddle’ offense will have a permanent home in the Steelers’ offense. We’ve all said it before. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense needs to use more no-huddle to get back on track. Well, in Week 11, the team did just that and it worked. Or did it? The no-huddle offense passed the eye test vs. the Titans, but I wanted...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
16 hours ago

NFL Expert Picks: Experts predict the winner of Steelers vs. Packers Week 12

Time to check in on the experts and who they like in the Week-12 Sunday Night Football game between the Steelers and Packers. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the midst of a tremendous stretch of prime-time football games and, depending on how you feel about late starts, you’re either happy as a clam, or downright disgusted. Nonetheless, when the Steelers host the Packers on Sunday...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
17 hours ago

Hines Ward and Alan Faneca named Hall of Fame semifinalists

Former Pittsburgh Steelers, Hines Ward and Alan Faneca, were named 2018 NFL Hall of Fame semifinalists. For the second year, former Steelers wide out, Hines Ward, has been named a Hall of Fame semifinalist. Former guard, Alan Faneca, has been on the ballot for the last two years. Nothing...
Via Still Curtain
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers biggest games of the season so far

Even given the unanimous expectation they would romp through the division and make the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year, the Steelers are ahead of schedule for the 2017 season. After being pegged to win "only" around 10 games in the preseason, Nate Silver's latest projections now have Pittsburgh on pace for 12 wins and already as a 96% lock to win the AFC North. This favorable...
Via Steel City Underground
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers activate Cameron Sutton from IR

The Pittsburgh Steelers have called up Cameron Sutton from injured reserve. After 11 weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers have activated rookie cornerback, Cameron Sutton, from the IR, according to the team. The third-round 2017 NFL Draft pick was placed on IR back in the preseason when...
Via Still Curtain
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: JuJu Smith-Schuster’s status up-in-the-air before Week 12

The Pittsburgh Steelers could be without one of their top new playmakers on Sunday night. The Pittsburgh Steelers practiced early on Thanksgiving day, but the result of said practice certainly could have an impact on the team this Sunday night when the Packers come to town. For the second straight day, Vance McDonald (ankle) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) did not practice....
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
20 hours ago

JuJu Smith-Schuster marked 21st birthday with video games, toast

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on Wednesday celebrates his 21st birthday. While many who attain the legal drinking age head out to the bar about midnight the evening before to toast the milestone, the rookie phenom instead opted to simply eat toast and play video games.Smith-Schuster first took to Twitter on Tuesday to herald his upcoming big day. On Wednesday...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Tomlin talks Cam Sutton, JuJu, Gilbert situation

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin holds his weekly press conferences every Tuesday. Each week, we will take a glimpse at what stood out from coach's comments about the previous week and heading into the Steelers next game. Opening Statement Good afternoon. I’ll start with a quick review of our last performance as I always do. I just thought it was great for us to perform...
Via Steel City Underground
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger fires back at those who say he does not care

Ben Roethlisberger has faced many questions about his heart and desire this season. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback has a strong response for those critics.The Steelers quarterback was a guest on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Tuesday and talked about his effort. Roethlisberger continuing to play and work hard for his team is a clear sign that he cares. But any questions about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Steelers will move forward without Marcus Gilbert

On Monday afternoon, the NFL announced that Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert has been suspended four games for using performance-enhancing substances. Gilbert, a player many feel is a Pro Bowl caliber tackle, will be missed, but it's not as if the Steelers haven't had to play without him this season. Is it a cause for concern? Sure. Losing a starter, especially one...
Via Steel City Underground
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Martavis Bryant’s maturity will help the offense thrive

The Pittsburgh Steelers had another impressive victory in week 11 over the six win Tennessee Titans. Not only was this a dominant defensive performance, in which the Steelers picked off Marcus Mariota four times, it was also the best offensive performance of the year for the team. With all the other main pieces of the offense getting many touches, Martavis Bryant was once again the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What can we make of the Pittsburgh Steelers now?

Having played last Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers are getting the next best thing to a bye week. That is, not having to play until this Sunday night when they take on the Green Bay Packers.The layoff will be nearly a full 10 days by the time the game begins Sunday night. For Green Bay, meanwhile, is reeling—having lost four of their last five after a 4-1 start with Aaron Rodgers...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers OL apologizes for suspension, says he inadvertently took substance

Marcus Gilbert was slapped with a four-game suspension for a violation of the league’s drug policy, the NFL announced on Monday. The Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle addresses the suspension in a statement in which he says he inadvertently took a banned substance. Gilbert also said he plans to come back in great shape. Gilbert will be eligible to return in Week 16 after serving his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

JuJu Smith-Schuster already making waves in NFL

At just under 21 years old, Pittsburgh’s second-rounder Juju Smith-Schuster has already started paying dividends.Of course, entering the 2017 season, Rookie T.J. Watt and Pro-Bowlers Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell were the main focus in Pittsburgh. Then on Monday October 29, 2017 another name was added to the list.  This 97-yard touchdown reception on national...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Business is boomin for the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers put on a show for the primetime audience Thursday night in a dominant 40-17 win. In every facet of the game the Steelers dominated the Tennessee Titans. The offense lived up to its potential, the defense continued to outperform expectations, and even kicker, Chris Boswell, had a great performance for the national audience. With each trip to the endzone the...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephon Tuitt donates horse to Pittsburgh Police mounted unit

Now here’s a story you don’t see every day. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt donated his horse, Spirit, to the Pittsburgh Police mounted unit on Friday.Spirit is a beautiful horse that was at one time rescued and is now training to be with the mounted patrol. Here’s a picture of Tuitt with the Pittsburgh Police at a local stable, giving the horse to the law enforcement...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alejandro Villanueva apparently behind Big Ben's 'Dilly Dilly' line call

The Pittsburgh Steelers came out on “Thursday Night Football” and absolutely throttled the Tennessee Titans, walking out of Heinz Field with a convincing 40-17 victory. Among the more whimsical highlights — at least from the Steelers’ perspective — was when Ben Roethlisberger busted out one comical line call.Big Ben, before a fourth quarter play, didn’t like how things were looking...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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