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NFL Sportsmanship Award Appropriately Named Art Rooney Award

Midway through the 2014 season, the NFL announced it’s brainchild of an annual award, with it’s main purpose to showcase those individual players who lead by example with their standout sportsmanship, both on and off the gridiron. There will be one player representing each of the 32 NFL franchises, and earlier this morning, the league […] NFL Sportsmanship Award Appropriately...
Via Steelers Depot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL to name sportsmanship award in honor of Art Rooney

The NFL will name an annual award recognizing outstanding sportsmanship on the field in honor of the founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Art Rooney Sr. The winner selected by the vote of the players will be announced at the ''NFL Honors'' show on Saturday, Jan. 31 on NBC, the night before the Super Bowl. The award established this year is determined by a vote of the NFL players...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL set to name sportsmanship award in honor of Art Rooney

The NFL will name an annual award recognizing outstanding sportsmanship on the field in honor of the founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers Art Rooney Sr. The winner selected by the vote of the players will be announced at the ''NFL Honors'' show on Saturday, Jan. 31 on NBC, the night before the Super Bowl. The award established this year is determined by a vote of the NFL players...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers prez: Don't expect playoffs to expand next season

  Don't look at NFL expansion of the playoffs as a slam dunk. Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II said Wednesday he doesn't expect the league to expand the playoffs by two teams in 2015. Adding another wild-card team in each conference has been discussed for several years and certainly will be a hot topic at the owners' meetings in March. But Rooney cast doubt on it happening...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Would Like To Sign Big Ben To An Extension This Offseason

Steelers president/owner Art Rooney II was asked about QB Ben Roethlisberger‘s asking price likely increasing after a very productive 2014 season. Rooney said that he considers this to be a good problem to have, rather than trying to sign a quarterback that’s coming off of a poor season to a long-term contract. “I will take that problem,” owner Art Rooney II, via Steelers...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Playoff Expansion, 49ers, Bills, Jets, Seahawks, Steelers

Playoff Expansion Steelers president Art Rooney said that playoff expansion will “probably not” be decided this year. “I’m not necessarily opposed to the idea of adding a playoff team or adding a team from each conference. But my view on that depends a lot on what goes with it. Schedule is certainly a factor: When would this game be played? The fact that we would now wind...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Would Like To Get New Deal Done With Roethlisberger Soon

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided not to extend the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger last offseason and now that 2014 was a career year for him, his price tag has more than likely deservedly increased. That, however, doesn’t seem to bother team president Art Rooney II, who talked with the Pittsburgh media Wednesday about the possibility […] Steelers Would Like To Get...
Via Steelers Depot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Some things to know as NFL investigates Patriots' footballs

The NFL is very precise about its game and equipment - including the number of footballs prepared for games, how much each must weigh, and who monitors them until kickoff. One rule is very clear: Don't tamper with a football once it has been inspected for use in a game. The NFL is investigating a report that the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC championship...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Rooney II Won’t Rule Out Possibility Of Tagging Steelers LB Jason Worilds Again

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds is currently scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent come March and during his talk with the media Wednesday, team president Art Rooney II indicated that the former second-round draft pick could be back in 2015. “I can say I would like to have Jason back,” Rooney told select […] Art Rooney II Won’t Rule Out Possibility...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Art Rooney II Comments, Steelers Draft Prospects & More

Season 5, Episode 69 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and with David Todd unable to participate Wednesday because of his schedule, I am once again joined by Alex Kozora. Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II had his annual interview with the Pittsburgh media Wednesday so Alex and I recap what he had to say about the […] The Terrible Podcast – Talking Art Rooney...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers president doubts 2015 playoff expansion

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney says he doesn't expect the NFL to expand the playoffs by two teams in 2015. Adding another wild-card team in each conference has been discussed for several years and certainly will be a hot topic at the owners' meetings in March. But Rooney cast doubt on it happening. Rooney said Wednesday he is ''not necessarily opposed to...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Colts, Dolphins, Patriots, Ravens

49ers Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the 49ers are interested in hiring former Raiders interim HC Tony Sparano as the team’s tight ends coach. Colts Ian Rapoport reports that the Colts have blocked offensive assistant Rob Chudzinski from all of his interview requests. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Colts first notified the NFL about potential under...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Rooney II Talks Roethlisberger Contract, Worilds Situation In End Of The Season Talk

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II had his annual end-of-the-season talk with the media Wednesday morning and below are the talking points and answers that he covered with several members of the Pittsburgh media. As usual, we didn’t learn anything worthy of stopping the presses, but at least we all will have something to […] Art Rooney II Talks Roethlisberger Contract...
Via Steelers Depot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers president Rooney: 2014 "good" but not quite great

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II calls 2014 a good season but says plenty of work needs to be done to get the team back to the Super Bowl. The Steelers went 11-5 and won the AFC North to return to the playoffs after a two-year absence only to be ousted by Baltimore in the wild-card round. Rooney said Tuesday that adding talent to a defense that finished...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Owner Warns of Legal War to Block Rams Move to Los Angeles

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has made it known that he’s willing to move his team back to Los Angeles even without the necessary votes from 24 owners to acquire league approval. That coupled with plans to build a state-of-the-art stadium complex in Southern California has people on edge regarding a potential move. It now appears that one of the most influential owners, Art...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers President Art Rooney II On Former Defensive Coordinator Dick Lebeau

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with longtime defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau on Saturday and less than 24 hours after head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the decision in a written statement, team president Art Rooney II has now followed suit. “I want to publicly thank Coach LeBeau for his many contributions to the Steelers organization over […] Steelers President Art Rooney...
Via Steelers Depot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Mueller Report, Bears, Bills, Jets, Lions & Titans

  Mueller Report Art Rooney and John Mara have been told to expect the Mueller Report early in 2015 according to a league official. (via Adam Schefter) Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman confirmed that DE Willie Young tore his achilles and will need surgery. (via Jeff Dickerson) Bills Bills still owe WR Mike Williams $5.2 million in 2015, fully guaranteed, despite releasing...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers turned down chance to be called 'America's Team'

While the Dallas Cowboys are now refereed to by many as being “America’s Team”, it’s only because the Pittsburgh Steelers decided that they didn’t want to be branded that way. During an interview last weekend on the Talk of Fame Network radio show, Steelers owner Dan Rooney said that his father  Art Rooney turned down […] Steelers Turned Down Offer To Be Branded ...
Via Steelers Depot
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Art Rooney II Makes South Park Debut Wednesday Night

In case you missed the very entertaining season premier of South Park Wednesday night, you can now view it online in its entirety. In this episode, the South Park kids name their new start-up company after the Washington Redskins and you can probably imagine how things go from there. Nothing is off limits in this […] Steelers Art Rooney II Makes South Park Debut Wednesday Night...
Via Steelers Depot
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

John Mara, Art Rooney To Oversee Investigation Of Handling Of Ray Rice Case

According to release put out Wednesday evening by the NFL, the league has announced that they have hired former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to investigate the league’s pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. The investigation, which will reportedly be overseen by New York Giants owner John Mara […] John Mara, Art Rooney To Oversee Investigation...
Via Steelers Depot
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers debut helmet decal to honor Chuck Noll

The Pittsburgh Steelers have finally debuted the decal they will wear on their helmets this season to honor the late Chuck Noll. Sunday’s home opener against the Cleveland Browns is “Chuck Noll Day”, and will be the first of several events that will commemorate and honor the legendary coach. Check out the decal below: Per Steelers.com: “We wanted to do something,” said...
Via Down and Distance
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Unveil Chuck Noll Commemorative Helmet Decal

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be wearing a decal on their helmets throughout the 2014 season to honor former head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away June 13 at the age of 82, and they have now released an image of it. “We wanted to do something,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II, “and after we […] Steelers Unveil Chuck Noll Commemorative Helmet Decal is a post from: Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Art Rooney II Concerned About Increase In Penalties

The NFL referees have surely gotten their points of emphasis across so far during the preseason and in doing so it’s made several of the exhibition games even harder to watch than they normal are. Will the points of emphasis be relaxed a little bit once the regular season starts? Steelers team president Art Rooney […] Steelers Art Rooney II Concerned About Increase In Penalties...
Via Steelers Depot
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers to Retire ‘Mean Joe’ Greene’s #75

Both Dan Rooney and so Art Rooney II announced the Pittsburgh Steelers would be retiring the number 75 jersey of Mean Joe Greene. He becomes just the second player in Steelers’ history to have his number retired. Ernie Stautner’s number 70 was retired decades ago. The honor will be bestowed on Greene when the Baltimore Ravens come to town on November 2nd for a Sunday Night game...
Via Steel City Blitz
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers’ GM Colbert Makes His Own Roethlisberger Declaration

Less than a week after his boss Art Rooney II said that they will give quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a new deal after this season, Steelers’ General Manage Kevin Colbert has now stated the same thing. “I don’t see any circumstance where Ben won’t finish his career here,” said Colbert. Citing the fact that Steelers are about $6 million under the cap and that the cap is...
Via Steel City Blitz
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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