Why the Steelers Need to Draft a TE

In the early 2000s the Pittsburgh Steelers hit the jackpot with most of their first round draft picks. These included Ben Roethlisberger (2004), Heath Miller (’05), Troy Polamalu (’03), and Casey Hampton (’01). While Hampton is no longer in the league and Polamalu is on the brink of retirement, the former two still have significant roles in the Pittsburgh offense. Ben, on the...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quarterbacks are no longer worth an early-draft gamble

For anyone (and we’re looking at you, Chip Kelly) considering a bold move to climb the draft board April 30 in order to land this year’s near-consensus top quarterback, Marcus Mariota, please consider that the odds of Mariota becoming a franchise quarterback are probably no better than 50/50. I elaborated on this in a recent article at Bleacher Report, but I want to expand beyond...
Via This Given Sunday
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

The biggest hurdles that the Pittsburgh Steelers face in the off-season are what to do with Ben Roethlisberger’s contract situation and can the franchise mend a defense that was very un-Steelers like in 2014.The offense played as well as it could, and exceeded expectations with the growth of Le’Veon Bell as one of the top five running backs in the league and the pass catching...
Via Football Nation
7 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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 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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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell: AFC wild card game was ‘the worst game ever for me’

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell says the AFC Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens on January 3 at Heinz Field was his “worst game ever” because he wasn’t able to be on the field to help his team. “That was definitely the worst game ever for me,” said Bell to “Last year when I got hurt I missed the first three games of my rookie...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Would the Steelers Bring in Larry Fitzgerald?

Not so long ago, Larry Fitzgerald was out-running Troy Polamalu and company to the end zone for what looked like a Super Bowl clinching touchdown reception for his Arizona Cardinals. Thanks to Ben Roethlisberger and Santonio Holmes, that wasn’t quite the case. Several years later, the thought of Fitzgerald running past AFC North defensive backs sounds quite intriguing doesn’t...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – QB Ben Roethlisberger

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […] Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – QB Ben Roethlisberger is a post...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers legend Jerome Bettis belongs in the Hall of Fame

For the fifth year in a row, Steeler fans are anxiously awaiting the induction of former running back, Jerome Bettis, into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It is a shame that Bettis has even had to wait this long to be inducted. Jerome Bettis was the 1993 Rookie of the Year, running for 1,429 yards at 4.9 yards per clip, earning All-Pro honors in that same season for the Rams. He was...
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Is Martavis Bryant Colbert’s Next Draft Day Gem? 

Last offseason, amid much clamoring for the Pittsburgh Steelers to finally give quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a big receiver to throw to, cornerback Ike Taylor made a bold prediction, although not a spot-on one. He forecasted that the team would draft Clemson receiver Martavis Bryant in the second round, after going with a cornerback in round […] Is Martavis Bryant Colbert...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers name Keith Butler defensive coordinator

The Pittsburgh Steelers named Keith Butler as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday. Keith Butler has been named our new Defensive Coordinator. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 13, 2015   Butler was promoted to replace longtime defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, who resigned Saturday. The 58-year-old Butler had been Pittsburgh...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick LeBeau resigning as Steelers’ DC: ‘I’m resigning, I’m not retiring’

Pittsburgh Steelers longtime defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is resigning. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, LeBeau was asked to resign after meeting for several days with head coach Mike Tomlin. “I’m resigning, I’m not retiring,” LeBeau said in an interview with the Post-Gazette after the story was first reported by the Urbana (Ohio) Daily Citizen...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Ben Roethlisberger’s knee will not require surgery

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger opted out of the Pro Bowl, but his decision is not due to a problem with his knee, his agent told on Friday. “Ben was instructed by team doctors to avoid strenuous activity due to inflammation in his knee, thus he will not play in the Pro Bowl,” agent Ryan Tollner said. “His...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Steelers Player Reviews: Quarterbacks

As we did last year, we’ll review the Pittsburgh Steelers position-by-position, player-by-player, based on what I have recorded in my Game Rewind notes throughout the season. We’ll start with quarterback. Or more accurately, Big Ben and two other dudes. Ben Roethlisberger: Although I probably will anyway, you don’t need me to write a novel about […] 2014 Steelers Player...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Won’t Need Knee Surgery

It was thought that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would need offseason surgery on one of knees prior to him getting himself ready for the 2015 season, but according to his agent Ryan Tollner, the veteran signal-caller looks like he will avoid getting cut on altogether. “Ben was instructed by team doctors to avoid strenuous […] Report: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger To Skip Pro Bowl

You don’t have to worry about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger getting injured in the Pro Bowl this year as the veteran has decided not to play in it. According to the official website of the New Orleans Saints, Roethlisberger will be replaced on the {Pro Bowl roster by quarterback Drew Brees. Roethlisberger’s decision to […] Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees makes Pro Bowl

Ben Roethlisberger has pulled out of the Pro Bowl and therefore Brees is now officially in. We knew as the 1st alternate it was almost guaranteed he would get in as one of the guys ahead of him would probably get to the Super Bowl (if not 2), but now it’s official and he didn’t even need to wait that long. This is significant because Brees is now the Saint that has made the most...
Via The Saints Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers give Todd Haley a 2-year contract extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers are sticking with Todd Haley as offensive coordinator. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Haley signed a two-year contract extension that will take him through the 2016 season. Haley, hired in 2012 guided the offense to a No. 2 finish in the NFL this season with an average of 411.1 yards per game. Ben Roethlisberger set a career...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Ravens Sack Breakdown

Breaking down the five sacks allowed in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wildcard loss to the Baltimore Ravens. 2nd and 10, 9:51 1st. Shotgun, 01 personnel. Steelers block with just their five lineman against a four man Ravens’ rush. Ben Roethlisberger’s first read is to hit Heath Miller on a quick out route. Whatever the intent, he […] Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Ravens Sack...
Via Steelers Depot
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ben Roethlisberger wants a big extension sooner rather than later

Don’t look now, but the Pittsburgh Steelers may be about to break the bank for Ben Roethlisberger. Despite being 32 years and expecting to undergo knee surgery this offseason, Big Ben wants a big money extension, and he wants it sooner rather than later, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk: Ben Roethlisberger: Hopefully I’ll sign an extension “sooner than later...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger Would Like To Have An Extension Done With Steelers “Sooner Than Later”

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger mentioned that he would like to get a contract extension worked out with Pittsburgh “sooner than later,” per Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Roethlisberger added that it’s up to his agent and Rooney family to get a long-term deal in place, but he’s confident that it will ultimately get done. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger Bears Brunt Of Blame, As A Leader Should

Even though Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finished the year putting together what is arguably the best season of his career, statistically, there was nevertheless a pervading sensation that the veteran had quite obvious ebbs and flows in his performance throughout the course of the regular season. If you look back at the Steelers’ schedule, […] Ben Roethlisberger...
Via Steelers Depot
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrell Suggs’ unorthodox interception lands him new nickname: ‘Thighmaster’

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs’ interception of an errant-then-tipped pass by Ben Roethlisberger during Saturday night’s 30-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers arguably was the play of the game. But it’s the manner in which he secured the ball that has landed the linebacker a new nickname. The critical play in the win came about...Read More The post Terrell Suggs’...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger Passing Chart From Ravens AFC Wild Card Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost the Baltimore Ravens 30-17 Saturday night in an AFC Wild Card Game at Heinz Field and below is the passing chart for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from that game. As far as Roethlisberger’s deep pass attempts against the Ravens went, he was 7 of 13 (53.9%) on balls thrown 16 or more yards past […] Ben Roethlisberger Passing Chart From Ravens AFC...
Via Steelers Depot
25 days ago  |  Discuss

League Failed Steelers On Issue Of Player Safety Late In Loss

A lot of things went wrong for the Pittsburgh Steelers on their home turf on Saturday night en route to dropping their first playoff appearance in three years to the Baltimore Ravens by the score of 30-17. There was, for example, the Terrell Suggs interception of a Ben Roethlisberger pass midway through the fourth quarter […] League Failed Steelers On Issue Of Player Safety Late...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss
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