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Troy Polamalu retires: Leaving our Hearts and Backfield empty

View image | gettyimages.com Troy Polamalu, the 2003 1st round draft pic by the Pittsburgh Steelers, announced his retirement this week after 12 years in the NFL. Polamalu, the Strong Safety extraordinaire in most fans and coaches alike’s eyes, has been one of the most dominate defensive players in the modern era of football. “Since we drafted him in 2003, Troy Polamalu has...
Via TopSportsReport
25 days ago  |  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

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

Jerome Bettis To Be Honored By Steelers During 2015 Season At Heinz Field

After being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past weekend, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis will be honored by the organization during a home game at Heinz Field during the 2015 season. Steelers team president Art Rooney II told fans Wednesday during a Steelers Nation Unite conference call what the […] Jerome Bettis To Be Honored By Steelers During...
Via Steelers Depot
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Offseason Focus: Upgrading the Secondary

Ask just about any Steelers fan what the team’s #1 issue was last season, and nine times out of ten they’ll tell you unequivocally that it was Pittsburgh’s pass defense. Despite piecing together a number of misfits and castaways to form a serviceable unit near the season’s end, the Steelers secondary was clearly the weakness of the team, from preseason until their wild card...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 31, 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

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

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
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

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 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

Roethlisberger Playing the Best Football of His Life

Remember when Steelers team president, Art Rooney II, wanted Ben Roethlisberger, his franchise quarterback, to "tweak" his game following the 2011 season?Rooney's sentiment coincided with the retiring (or, really, the firing) of offensive coordinator Bruce Arians after five years at the helm.Rooney's words and the franchise's decision to relieve Roethlisberger's coordinator and friend...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 05, 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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 13, 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

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

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...
Via Sports-Glory
August 26, 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 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....
Via Steelers Depot
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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