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...
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5 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...
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6 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...
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6 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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6 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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6 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...
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6 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...
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6 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...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Steelers Fans Headed for a Worst-Case Scenario?

There’s no question that this current version of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been as polarizing as any in recent memory. They are up and done more than a child in a bounce house and that type of inconsistency breeds really strong feelings about the overall direction of the franchise. Since Tim Tebow hit Demaryius Thomas with that throw in overtime of the AFC Playoffs, the team...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Potentially On The Hot Seat?

According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, there are some people within the Steelers’ locker room that believe HC Mike Tomlin could be a source of their issues. Cole mentions that there is a “legitimate concern” that Tomlin’s seat could be hot right now as Art Rooney II is now running the team. Cole points to the fact that they fired former OC Bruce Arians and hired...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers Wrap-Up; Steelers Whipped by Browns 31-10

This team has issues. They go beyond Todd Haley and Dick LeBeau although each bear a great deal of the responsibility for this abortion that is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike Tomlin is also responsible as is General Manager Kevin Colbert and so is Art Rooney II. We can blame the Steelers’ players for their lack of execution but that is ultimately the responsibility of the coaches...
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October 12, 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...
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September 25, 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 “We wanted to do something,” said...
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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...
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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...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers release nine players

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday that they have released nine players, reducing their roster to 81 players. The team is still required to release six more to get to the league-mandated 75 players prior to today’s 4 p.m. deadline. The Steelers have released running backs Jordan Hall and Miguel Maysonet, wide receivers C.J. Goodwin andKashif Moore, tight end Eric...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Blitz – Steelers Fan Podcast. 8-6-14

The Blitz, presented by, a Steelers fan podcast is back with training camp news, notes, contract situations, and much more. Marc and Matt talk about how Ben’s contract could be affected by the Bengals signing of Dalton, as well as Suisham’s new deal, who’s standing out in camp, and of course the upcoming first preseason game of 2014. Join us weekly here on...
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August 06, 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...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers To Retire Joe Greene’s No. 75 This Season

During a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II announced that the team will retire the No. 75 jersey this year to honor Hall of Fame defensive lineman Joe Greene. Green’s number will be just the second number retired by the Steelers in the history of the franchise. Ernie Stautner, who […] Steelers To Retire Joe Greene’s No....
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger: ‘I want to be here’

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t envision a circumstance where he won’t finish his career in Pittsburgh. “That’s always been what I’ve said, too,” Roethlisberger told the team’s website. “I said it last year when the erroneous NFL Network reports came out (about Roethlisberger being unhappy in Pittsburgh and being expected to ask the organization to...
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July 29, 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...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Steelers Training Camp: Move-In Day Recap

Training camp move-in day for the Pittsburgh Steelers went off without a hitch on Friday and for the most part, nothing really earth-shattering happened. Early in the day, Bob Labriola reported that team president Art Rooney II told him that a contract extension for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will have to wait until next offseason. Rooney […] 2014 Steelers Training Camp: Move...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steel City Blitz Quick Hitters for July 26, 2014

The Steelers arrived yesterday and soon so will the fans. Greetings and Salutations Steeler Nation, Quick Hitters will be our new way for you to start the day with quick hitting thoughts and links on all things Steelers. We may throw in a few surprises now and then too. Let’s get it going! -Both veterans and rookies reported to training camp in Latrobe yesterday. -Antonio Brown...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Art Rooney II Stakes Reputation on Roethlisberger Contract Stance

Earlier today, Steelers Team President Art Rooney II made clear that the team will not start negotiating an extension with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger until next offseason when he has just one year remaining on his deal. While the Steelers will usually extend players who are entering the final year of their contracts, they’ve also been known to extend QBs with two years left...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Intend To Address Ben Roethlisberger’s Contract After The Season

  According to Steelers president Art Rooney II, they plan on addressing QB Ben Roethlisberger‘s contract following the season. “And so I talked to Ben, and then we talked with his agent Ryan Tollner about where we are and the fact we intend on addressing Ben’s contract situation after the season, so that we could address a number of players who were going into their last...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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