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NFL Could Host Regular Season Games In Mexico, Germany By 2017

The NFL wants to go global, and the target date is as soon as possible. During last week’s NFL Spring Meeting, league commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned the possibility of the NFL playing international games outside of the United Kingdom, but he didn’t offer a timetable. Mark Waller, the vice president of NFL International, filled in the blanks recently...
Via NESN.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Art Rooney II, Steelers Want To Play In Mexico

During his press conference at the owners meetings on Wednesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about the league’s desire to expand its brand more internationally, and mentioned a “renewed” interest in playing a regular season game in Mexico. Apparently that renewed interest came from Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers, who played their first international regular season...
Via Steelers Depot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Rooney II: “We Have Enough Talent On This Team To Compete For A Championship”

The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost five defensive players during the offseason that played at least 263 snaps last season, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing being as the unit didn’t play particularly stellar against the run in addition to giving up 50 explosive passing plays. Despite the loss of those five players this offseason, […] Art Rooney II: “We Have Enough Talent...
Via Steelers Depot
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin: Troy Polamalu is a ‘legendary Steeler’

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is retiring after 12 seasons in the NFL. “Since we drafted him in 2003, Troy Polamalu has been an outstanding player and person,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II to Steelers.com. “On behalf of the entire Steelers organization and the Steelers Nation, I am happy to be able to publicly celebrate and thank Troy for his many contributions...
Via Sports-Glory
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t forget the big compromise the Pittsburgh Steelers made at the merger

Imagine being a Pittsburgh Steelers fan in the late 1960s, with the merger between the NFL and AFL nearing and your team being one of the franchises asked to move from your league (what will soon be known as the NFC) to the AFL (what soon will be known as the AFC). It’s easy to look at the NFL of today (the two leagues decided to keep the name of the older and more marketable brand...
Via cover32
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Cap Space Not The Reason Steelers Shying Away From Free Agent Market

The Pittsburgh Steelers, according to team president Art Rooney II, the team may already be done rebuilding the team via free agency, at least in terms of adding significant pieces beyond mere depth via one-year veteran-minimum qualifying contracts. After all, though the team did add a couple of multi-million deals last season, the majority of […] Cap Space Not The Reason Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Art Rooney II Not A Fan Of Replay Tweaks, And Most Other Rule Proposals

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II spoke to select members of the media yesterday, and while the highlight of his comments pertained to the team’s future free agency plans—or lack thereof, which we have already discussed—he had a few interesting things to say on other topics as well. On the subject of the number […] Art Rooney II Not A Fan Of Replay Tweaks...
Via Steelers Depot
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Art Rooney II Friday Comments, Suggested Rule Changes, Steelers News & More

Season 5, Episode 91 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I start off this show by discussing several things that Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II had to say to the media Friday before heading out to the NFL owner’s meetings that will take place next week. Rooney says that the team isn’t likely […] The Terrible Podcast – Talking Art Rooney...
Via Steelers Depot
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Art Rooney II Not Expecting Much More Free Agency Activity

The Pittsburgh Steelers have only signed one outside free agent so far this offseason and it doesn’t sound like many more signings are on the way. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers team president Art Rooney II said Friday he’s not expecting the team to have a “lot more activity” in free […] Steelers Art Rooney II Not Expecting Much More...
Via Steelers Depot
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Roethlisberger, Steelers Put the Nation at Ease

Steelers President Art Rooney II and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took to the podium today to announce a new deal for the two-time Super Bowl Champion. As of right now, all we know is that the deal is for five years. Financial aspects of the contract should be out later. What can be expected is a deal with lots of guaranteed money and with the bulk of the money up front. The deal...
Via Steel City Blitz
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger signs 5-year deal with Steelers

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has agreed to a new, five-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Roethlisberger is signed through the 2019 season. The 11-year veteran threw for 4,952 passing yards and led the Steelers to an AFC North title in 2014. He was entering the final year of the eight-year, $102 million deal he signed in 2008. The...
Via Sports-Glory
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Art Rooney II Raps In Epilepsy Awareness Music Video

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II can now add rapper to his resume as he and veteran defensive end Brett Keisel recently laid down tracks for a song and video created to raise awareness in the fight against epilepsy. You can see Art “Grandmaster” Rooney II and Deisel Keisel in the video “How We […] Steelers Art Rooney II Raps In Epilepsy Awareness Music Video...
Via Steelers Depot
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Art Rooney: Steelers must stay ahead of the pack in SB victories

Steelers.com Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II was asked Wednesday what it would mean to get to Super Bowl 50 and win the franchise’s seventh Lombardi Trophy. “It would mean an awful lot as you can imagine,” he said, per Steelers.com. “We are still the only team with six Lombardi trophies. I think we have to try to make sure we stay ahead of the pack here...
Via Sports-Glory
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Art Rooney II Believes Pittsburgh’s Not Far Away From Hosting A Super Bowl

Despite the fact that Heinz Field might be undersized seating wise and isn’t a domed stadium, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II still hasn’t given up hope that the Steel City will one day be hosting a Super Bowl. “Well, I think my attitude toward it is why not? I think that we have […] Art Rooney II Believes Pittsburgh’s Not Far Away From Hosting A Super...
Via Steelers Depot
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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
January 23, 2015  |  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
January 22, 2015  |  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
January 21, 2015  |  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
January 21, 2015  |  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...
Via Steelers Depot
January 21, 2015  |  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...
Via Steelers Depot
January 21, 2015  |  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
January 21, 2015  |  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
January 21, 2015  |  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
January 21, 2015  |  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
January 18, 2015  |  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
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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