Predicting which Houston Texans games will be on prime time

According to reports, the NFL is prepared to release the schedule on Tuesday. The Houston Texans have a handful of intriguing games on this year’s schedule. Here is a prediction of which games will either make Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football or even Monday Night Football. Vs. Indianapolis Colts, Thursday Night Football These two team played on Sunday Night Football...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Why drafting a cornerback is their biggest need

The NFL draft is right around the corner and there’s a lot of options and needs for the Pittsburgh Steelers this year. There is a lot of speculation as to what position the Steelers will address in the first round. There’s wide receiver, cornerback, defensive line and even tight end. The biggest need is cornerback. The secondary needs to improve. While there’s a lot of focus...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why The Steelers Should Take a Chance On Sidney Rice

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images John Miceli (@JohnMiceli15) Sidney Rice hasn’t exactly been a stud the last few seasons in Seattle, or Minnesota, but he did have one breakout season a few years ago in Minnesota in which he posted over 1300 yards, which left us wanting to see more from what appeared to be a very talented football player. Injuries have plagued 3 of the 4 seasons...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Ranking the Top 10 Tall Receivers in the 2014 NFL Draft

Perhaps Ben Roethlisberger is on to something when he expresses his desire for a tall wide receiver. Eight of the NFL’s top 10 in receiving yards in 2013 stood at least 6’3″. Antonio Brown and DeSean Jackson, both 5’10″, were the only exceptions. Of the 13 players who caught at least 10 touchdown passes in 2013, including tight ends, nine measured at least 6’3″. Erstwhile...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ben Roethlisberger Hall of Fame worthy?

Is Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger already a hall of fame QB? Big Ben does have a Championship pedigree. In 10 seasons Roethlisberger has played in three Super Bowls and won two. In his first Super Bowl appearance against the Seattle Seahawks, Roethlisberger wasn’t much more than a spectator. He went 9 for 21 in passing for a mere 123 yards. But when the game was...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers all new secondary to be tested by elite quarterbacks in preseason

The 2014 preseason games were announced on Wednesday and the Carolina Panthers will be facing four AFC teams. Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady should provide a strong test for the all new secondary. The only game with a set date at this point is the second preseason game at home against the Kansas City Chiefs, which will be broadcast nationally on FOX. Here’s the full...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL preseason schedule

The NFL announced the 2014 preseason schedule for all 32 teams on Wednesday. The 2014 preseason will kick off on Sunday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m. ET), in Canton, Ohio with the Hall of Fame Game between the Buffalo Bills and the the New York Giants. AFC Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins New England Patriots New York Jets Aug. 3: vs. N.Y. Giants(NBC, 8 p.m.)* Week 1: at Carolina...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Steelers could trade up for WR Mike Evans

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery, who combined for 113 catches, 1,342 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2013, this offseason, and are in need of a tall receiver. According to Scott Brown of, the only way the Steelers, who have the No. 15 overall pick, move up in the draft would be to select wide receiver Mike Evans of Texas A&M. “A couple...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bortles Working With Roethlisberger During Pre Draft Process Not A Huge Surprise

According to a Monday report, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has worked some with UCF quarterback Blake Bortles during the pre draft process. Bortles, who has drawn several comparisons to Roethlisberger over the last several months, is expected to be drafted in the top half of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and several think that he […] Bortles Working...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Moye, Justin Brown Have An Uphill Battle For A Roster Spot

Earlier this offseason, there were reports that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was working with his young receivers to help develop some chemistry with them, knowing that it would be needed this year. Chief among them, of course, was second-year third-round draft pick Markus Wheaton, who figures to get the first opportunity to fill Emmanuel […] Derek Moye,...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Among The Best In Preventing Unblocked Pressure

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line did not get off to a good start last season. They struggled in both run blocking and pass protection, resulting in poor yards per carry totals for the backs and far too many sacks for Ben Roethlisberger. Losing All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey eight snaps into the season didn’t help matters […] Steelers Among The Best In Preventing Unblocked...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers sign WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. We have signed wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 2, 2014 Heyward-Bey, the No. 7 overall pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2009, had 29 catches for 309 yards and one touchdown in 16 games for the Indianapolis Colts. Heyward-Bey’s best...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers to host WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey today at their facility. Veteran WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to visit #Steelers Wed. 7th overall pick in 2009. UFA. Team has just under $400K in cap room — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) April 1, 2014 The 27-year-old Hayward-Bey was selected in the first-roound of the 2009 draft by the Oakland Raiders.  They cut him...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Direction of Steelers’ Offense is Curious

The Pittsburgh Steelers added LeGarrette Blount last week to serve as the primary back-up to starter Le’Veon Bell. As if on cue, a chorus of Steelers’ ‘fans’ let loose with celebratory cheers and some even went so far as to say this was the move needed to get us to a seventh Super Bowl title. While I understand this is a very small minority of fans, most of whom are 12 years...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeGarrette Blount signs with Steelers

Former New England Patriot running back LeGarrette Blount has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. LeGarrette Blount has agreed to a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to league sources — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 28, 2014 Mike Tomlin was instrumental in convincing LeGarrette Blount to join the Steelers. He called...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Is a ‘Tall’ Wide Receiver Really Necessary in Pittsburgh?

We’ve heard this cry for years in the Steel City… “We need a big target at wide receiver.” Whether this call has come from Ben Roethlisberger, the front office or the entire fan base, it has been something we’ve lived with for some time now. Everyone has their own definition as to what a ‘big’ or ‘tall’ wide receiver is, but nonetheless it has me thinking and researching...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the five biggest jerks playing in the NFL today?

The NFL is a big league that has a lot of personalities. Not all of them are pleasant. For every sweet and holy Russell Wilson there’s a depraved lunatic like Ben Roethlisberger. From jerks to bullies, cheap shot artists to good old fashioned bigots, here are the five biggest jerks playing in the NFL today: 5. Colin Kaepernick Why we don’t like him: The guy at the end says it...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin: Steelers need a ‘been-there, done-that’ type of running back

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is “optimistic” they will sign a backup running back soon. The Steelers are committed to Le’Veon Bell leading the way, but want to find a viable veteran to back him up. “We need to have depth in that area and we will in the not-too-distant future, whether it’s in free agency or the draft,” Tomlin said Tuesday at breakfast, per the...
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25 days ago  |  1 Comment

Steelers Rumor: Ben Roethlisberger may not get a new deal this summer

NFL quarterbacks around the league such as Tony Romo and Jay Cutler have gotten paid very well recently with some new contracts. What does Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have that neither Romo nor Cutler posses? The answer is a Super Bowl ring. As a matter of fact Big Ben has 2, both with the Rooneys and the Steelers organization. Roethlisberger was drafted...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Steeler Ryan Clark says players have asked for high hits

The NFL has tried to minimize hits to the head with new rules, but former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark said players are more concerned with suffering a major knee injury than a concussion. “I’ve had players in the beginning of games tell me ‘Hey RC, listen — if you got a shot, hit me up high. If you get fined, I’ll pay it,’” Clark said Tuesday on ESPN’s...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says QB Ben Roethlisberger Hasn’t Asked For A “Tall” Wide Receiver

Since the 2013 season ended, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported that sources have told him that the Pittsburgh Steelers "intend" on drafting a "tall" wide receiver for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. While that very well might end up being the case, Roethlisberger apparently hasn't asked the team to go that route. In an interview with...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers open toward new contract with Roethlisberger

The Steelers remain open to signing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract this year, but it probably wouldn't happen until summer at the earliest – and might not happen at all, according to general manager Kevin Colbert. The signings of Jay Cutler, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco, all of whom got huge deals in the last year, won't necessarily factor into any Steelers...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Timing Of Contract Extension For Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Still Up In The Air

Earlier in the offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II said that while the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could be extended this offseason, there's no guarantee that it will get done until next offseason. On Sunday at the NFL owners' meetings in Orlando, FL, general manager Kevin Colbert reiterated what his boss said several months ago. "...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger and wife have second baby

Apparently this is the week for NFL quarterbacks to have children. Not only did Tony Romo and wife Candice have their second child — a baby boy named Rivers Romo — but Ben Roethlisberger and his wife Ashley had their second child. Big Ben tweeted on Wednesday that his daughter, Baylee Marie Roethlisberger, was born. […]
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers have discussed re-signing James Harrison

James Harrison wants to return to Pittsburgh, but do the Steelers want the linebacker back? According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, there is “mutual attraction” between the Steelers and Harrison. There is mutual attraction here and it’s quite possible Harrison will return to the Steelers for one more year. Both sides are being awfully quiet about it, but there...
Via Sports-Glory
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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