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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...
Via Steel City Blitz
12 days ago  |  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

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...
Via Steel City Blitz
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...
Via Steelers Depot
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers spoke to Harrison about domestic violence

  Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin spoke to James Harrison about the "climate change" around domestic violence before re-signing the veteran linebacker. Harrison was arrested in 2008 on assault and criminal mischief charges following an altercation with his then-girlfriend. The charges were dropped after Harrison completed anger management classes. He was not suspended by the...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Owners’ Statement: Our Sole Motive In Investigation Is To Get Truth

NEW YORK — The two NFL team owners overseeing the investigation of the league’s pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice case say the findings will be made public. Former FBI director Robert Mueller was hired Wednesday by the league after The Associated Press reported that a law enforcement officer said he sent an NFL executive a video in April showing Rice striking his...
Via NESN.com
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Will Wear Helmet Decals Paying Homage to Chuck Noll

In the upcoming season the Pittsburgh steelers will wear decals on their helmets to remember the legendary Chuck Noll. According to the NFL the decal will have Chuck’s initials “CHN” engraved in gold. Steelers President Art Rooney II comments on their decision to wear the decals. “We wanted to do something,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said, according to the team’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 01, 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

NFL Notes: Bears, Bills, Ravens, Steelers, & Texans

  Bears The Bears are reportedly “very pleased” with WR Santonio Holmes, and he is expected to make their final roster. (Pro Football Talk) Bills Bills rookie WR Sammy Watkins reportedly dodged a serious injury after he was re-injured his ribs during Thursday’s preseason finale. (Ian Rapoport) Ravens NT Haloti Ngata was fined  $8,268 for kicking Redskins offensive guard...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 29, 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

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

The Blitz, presented by SteelCityBlitz.com, 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....
Via Steelers Depot
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...
Via Sports-Glory
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...
Via Steel City Blitz
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...
Via Steelers Depot
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...
Via Steel City Blitz
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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger to discuss contract extension after season

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II told the team’s official website that he and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have discussed a contract extension. “I met with Ben shortly before we did the Maurkice Pouncey signing (in the middle of June) just to make sure Ben understood where we were with our intentions as far as a contract extension for him,” said Rooney to Steelers...
Via Sports-Glory
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Art Rooney II Talks About Advantages Of Joint Training Camp Practices With Bills

It’s been roughly 20 years since the Pittsburgh Steelers last participated in joint practices with another team during training camp, but that will change this year when they host the Buffalo Bills for two practices at Saint Vincent College in the middle of August. On Tuesday, Steelers team president Art Rooney II was asked about […] Art Rooney II Talks About Advantages Of Joint...
Via Steelers Depot
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers to wear decal with Chuck Noll’s initials

The Pittsburgh Steelers will put Chuck Noll’s initials on their helmets this year to commemorate the only coach to win four Super Bowls. Steelers President Art Rooney II said today on Steelers Nation Radio that the team will wear helmet decals to to honor Noll, who passed away on June 13 at the age of 82. The decals will be unveiled for the Sept. 7 home opener against the Cleveland...
Via Sports-Glory
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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