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Pittsburgh Files Super Bowl Bid: Pros & Cons

By the year 2023, the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise will be 90 years old. By that point, Pittsburgh may also be preparing to host a Super Bowl. At an owner's meeting back in May, Steelers owner Art Rooney II filed a formal application to bring Super Bowl LVII to the Steel City. The application is the first step towards gaining approval from the league to submit a formal bid to host...
Via Football Nation
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Art Rooney II Doesn’t Rule Out Possibility Of More Extensions Getting Done

We really don’t know for sure if the Pittsburgh Steelers will wind up signing any more players to contract extensions prior to the season opener, but judging by comments made Sunday by team president Art Rooney II, it sounds like one or two more deals could take place in the coming weeks. “It’s that time […] The post Art Rooney II Doesn’t Rule Out Possibility Of More Extensions...
Via Steelers Depot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers celebrate 50th year at St. Vincent College

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) The Steelers opened training camp Sunday at St. Vincent College with a special celebration ommemorating their 50th anniversary at the small school an hour southeast of Pittsburgh. ''It has become a wonderful summer home for us,'' Steelers President Art Rooney II said. ''We've had a lot of success here and it's great to celebrate our 50th camp here.'' The Steelers...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers extend GM Kevin Colbert's contract through 2018

The Pittsburgh Steelers have tied all their loose end when it comes to the front office, extending general manager Kevin Colbert through the 2018 season with a two-year extension. The move comes a few days after head coach Mike Tomlin was also extended the same amount of time, ensuring the two will be working side by side for the foreseeable future. “I am happy to announce...
Via 60 Max Power O
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers sign general manager Colbert to two-year extension

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers and general manager Kevin Colbert have agreed to a contract extension through the 2018 NFL Draft. The deal, announced Saturday, comes two days after the Steelers locked up head coach Mike Tomlin through the 2018 season. The 58-year-old Colbert joined the Steelers in 2000 as the director of football operations and was promoted to general manager...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers sign Kevin Colbert to contract extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced a two-year contract extension for general manager Kevin Colbert on Saturday that will keep him with the team through at least the 2018 NFL Draft. Financial terms of the contract extension were not disclosed. “I am happy to announce that we have extended Kevin Colbert’s contract for two additional years,” said Steelers’ President Art...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign Mike Tomlin To Two-Year Contract Extension

With training camp set to open on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday morning that they have extended the contract of head coach Mike Tomlin. “I am pleased to announce we have extended Mike Tomlin’s contract through the 2018 season,” said team president Art Rooney II. “Mike has proven he is one of the top […] The post Steelers Sign Mike Tomlin To Two-Year...
Via Steelers Depot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers want to host Super Bowl LVII in 2023

The Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II would like to see Heinz Field host Super Bowl LVII in 2023. Rooney submitted an application to the NFL for Pittsburgh to be under consideration. “We met this morning with local community leaders to provide an update on formally submitting our application to the NFL to bid for Super Bowl LVII in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania...
Via Sports-Glory
July 01, 2015  |  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
May 23, 2015  |  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
May 08, 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

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

Rooney Says Improving Steelers Secondary Is Top Priority

A week or so ago, in his now annual post-season press-conference, Steelers team president, Art Rooney II said, among other things, that it's time to "add some people" to the team's long-neglected secondary.Now, this is just a guess, but when your boss suggests to the media that you do something, if you're head coach Mike Tomlin, GM Kevin Colbert, or really anyone involved in Pittsburgh...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 30, 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

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
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