STEELERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ex-Steelers Off To Rough Start In Post-Pittsburgh Careers

So…it hasn’t gone all that smoothly so far when it comes to former Pittsburgh Steelers players relocating this year. Almost literally not one player who was an unrestricted free agent who failed to re-sign with the Steelers is currently on an NFL 53-man roster, and this is not an insignificant...
Via Steelers Depot
1 hour ago

Steelers can’t let Pennywise the Quarterback beat them

Normally, this is the kind of week where we wave the caution flag about a Steelers letdown. The Steelers take their 2-0 record to Chicago Sunday to face the 0-2 Bears, who are in the bottom 10 of the NFL in points scored and points allowed. On one hand, the Steelers have been bitten by so many underdogs over the last half-decade that it’s hard not be a little apprehensive about...
Via SteelerAddicts
1 hour ago

Pittsburgh Steelers: Concerns about Le’Veon Bell

The Pittsburgh Steelers are undefeated and in a great spot right now. The only concern I have is that Le’Veon Bell has yet to get rolling. For whatever reason, Bell has been less than impressive in his first two games of the 2017 season. For most players, this wouldn’t be considered a poor start, but for Bell it clearly is. Through two games this season, Bell has averaged a lowly...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign OT Jake Rodgers, Release WR Justin Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a practice squad swap today, signing OT Jake Rodgers to their practice squad. WR Justin Thomas was released in a corresponding move, the team announced moments ago. We have signed OL Jake Rodgers to our practice squad, and released WR Justin Thomas from our practice squad....
Via Steelers Depot
3 hours ago

What the media always gets wrong about the Steelers is the assumption the defense is a horrible weakness

The Pittsburgh Steelers are a team with a dynamic offense, but the narrative of their defense being an Achilles heal is completely false. If you’ve followed the Pittsburgh Steelers since their Super Bowl 45 appearance, you’ve heard a lot of false narratives surrounding the team. One of those narratives is just how bad the defense is, and how it will be the reason the team never...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
5 hours ago

Is a Pittsburgh Steelers reunion with Lawrence Timmons on the horizon?

Former Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons made headlines over the weekend for an unauthorized leave of absence from the Dolphins over the weekend. Could this lead to a return to Pittsburgh? Lawrence Timmons played ten seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, his Miami Dolphins career could be in jeopardy after zero minutes of the regular season. Some Steeler fans are already jumping the...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
6 hours ago

Steelers News: Are the Steelers underestimating what James Harrison brings to the team?

The Steelers decided not to play James Harrison in Week 2, are they underestimating what the 39-year-old still can do on the gridiron? What exactly is the plan for James Harrison? Great question and a lot of people have their own guesses about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ plans for No. 92. But is it possible the team is underestimating Harrison’s capabilities at the ripe old age...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
9 hours ago

WATCH: James Harrison bench presses with chains

Saying Steelers linebacker James Harrison’s unorthodox style of lifting weights is intense would be an understatement. I have a lot of favorite videos, from him doing hyperextensions with a 45-pound weight across his chest after playing in a road game earlier that day, to using a barbell with over 100 pounds for pelvic thrusts, which is ridiculous. But I may now have a new personal...
Via The Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

The NFL is going strong, and we're imagining a world where the NFL adds a hotline for players, coaches and GMs to call to complain about penalties, get clarification on rules and challenge replay challenges – just like the NBA. Of course, commissioner Roger Goodell may change the phone number at any time. All responses are about as authentic and real as Ezekiel Elliott's tackling...
Via Yardbarker
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin has interesting take on Mike Glennon

We can be pretty sure that Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon has never been called “statuesque” in his entire life. That’s until the head coach of his Week 3 opponent, Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers, threw out this dandy little quote on Tuesday. Mike Glennon, the runway model? Maybe, he somewhat looks like a tall skyscraper beaming up from a city street. Or, maybe...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Roach’s Good, Bad & Ugly – Steelers vs. Vikings (2017 Week 2)

You may not have noticed with the amount of complaining being tossed about, but the Steelers are 2-0. There is no doubt that the first 4 games of the season (Browns, Vikings, Bears, Ravens) are not overflowing with top-tier talent. Still, with that being said, the Vikings are a playoff caliber team, and even without Sam Bradford, that is a playoff caliber defense that they roll out...
Via Steel City Underground
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2017 Steelers Week 2 Offensive Play of the Game: Bryant’s back!

Steel City Underground will pick a play of the game from each side of the ball each week of the Steelers 2017 season. Stay tuned as we hand select the very best from the black and gold! This was the moment we were all waiting for! And boy, did it sure feel like FOREVER, but Martavis Bryant finally showed us what we thought the Steelers offense could look like this season when he...
Via Steel City Underground
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Yinzing: Takeaways from Steelers win over the Vikings

2-0! The Steelers made their home debut today in Heinz Field and didn’t disappoint (regarding the final score)! The home crowd was buzzing and the Steelers gave their fans a W! We’ll have more in-depth analysis later in the week, but for now here are some immediate thoughts on the Steelers win over the Vikings. Ben’s cannon Ben Roethlisberger was really slinging the rock...
Via Steel City Underground
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tough to draw conclusions on Pittsburgh Steelers defense after two games

The Pittsburgh Steelers have begun their season with two victories over the Cleveland Browns and the Minnesota Vikings in large part due to the efforts of their defense. The Steelers’ offense has surprisingly been disjointed to start the season, with Ben Roethlisberger and company scoring four offensive touchdowns through eight quarters. Antonio Brown was a bright spot in Week...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Bud Dupree’s 'pump and hump' sack dance after first sack of year

There are high expectations for Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree, who appears to be turning a corner and entering his breakout season in the league. Dupree racked up 4 sacks in his rookie season, and 4.5 last year, and many expect him to go well over that number this season. He recorded his first sack of the year against the Vikings on Sunday, and did so in a big way. Dupree came flying...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ben Roethlisberger: road warrior or home boy?

You may have heard this conversation that says Ben Roethlisberger is a better quarterback when playing at Heinz Field than when the Steelers are playing on the road.So, is that truth or fiction?The only way to determine the answer is by breaking down Big Ben’s stats. You be the judge based on the following numbers.Overall, Ben Roethlisberger has a win-loss record of 125-61. He...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sam Bradford will be gametime decision Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings might not have Sam Bradford in the starting lineup after all in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Acording to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bradford will work out before the game and be a gametime decision. This isn’t tremendously shocking news after the Vikings announced they were activating Kyle Sloter off the practice squad because of concerns about Bradford’s...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Shazier fined nearly $25K for illegal hit on DeShone Kizer

The NFL has imposed a significant fine on Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier for a hit he laid on Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer in Week 1.Shazier told reporters on Friday that he’ll be appealing the $24,309 fine levied against him by the league, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Shazier said he didn’t know Kizer was going to slide when he launched into him.Judge...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red zone efficiency will be a key to success for Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ opening game against the Cleveland Browns was a lot closer than many experts anticipated, in large part due to the inability of any offensive player not named Antonio Brown to find a rhythm. The team scored two touchdowns on 10 offensive drives and outside of Brown, the team generated only 108 yards of total offense. Le’Veon Bell, somewhat expectedly...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Le'Veon Bell on slow start: 'Doing what I'm told'

Le’Veon Bell’s 2017 season got off to an inauspicious start, as the running back generated only 47 all-purpose yards in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 21-18 victory over the Cleveland Browns Sunday, a career-low. Bell on Wednesday attempted to downplay the lack of production, saying he’s just “doing what I’m told.” Bell of course held out for the entirety of training camp...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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