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...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Free Agents Analysis: RB Ben Tate – Unrestricted

Player: Ben Tate Position: Running Back Experience: 5 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2014 Salary Cap Hit: $0 2014 Season Breakdown: There wasn’t much of a season to break down for Ben Tate, at least when it came to playing in the black and gold for the Steelers. Of course, Pittsburgh only signed Tate in […] Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Free Agents Analysis: RB Ben Tate ...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Ravens Wildcard Game First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half from the final game of the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 30-17 Wildcard loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers opened up the game with three tight ends and Ben Tate in the backfield. He got the carry on first down, but found […] Steelers vs Ravens Wildcard Game First Half Notes And Observations is a post from...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: 2015 offseason challenges

To the disappointment of Steeler fans, Pittsburgh’s season crashed and burned last Saturday night at Heinz Field in a 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Missed opportunities, a porous defense, and an offense that couldn’t finish drives ended the Steelers season. The wild-card loss was a reflection of what had plagued the team all season long, as well as what they must attempt...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin: Disappointed with Steelers performance

The 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens brought the Pittsburgh Steelers  season to an end on Saturday. “Not the outcome we wanted,” said coach Mike Tomlin, via “I compliment the Ravens on their winning performance. There’s some disappointment with our performance but such is life. We’ll accept responsibility for that one like we have all the others. Appreciate...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Would it Have Been a Different Game if the Pittsburgh Steelers Still Had LeGarrette Blount?

The loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Saturday night's wildcard game is likely going to sting for a little while for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are going to have plenty of injuries to nurse of course, but they are also going to have to live with knowing that the lack of a running game killed what was otherwise a really good season.It kind of makes you wonder if cutting a disgruntled...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore NFL Playoff Takeaways

Oh Dear10) NBC sounded very unhappy that the weather in this game wasn't terrible 9) It turns out that Ben Tate is just that much of a loser after all8) We've clearly found out who the best Harbaugh coach is now7) The refs clearly forgot who the constantly penalized team is6) Terrell Suggs is downright terrifying5) Any minute now, Justin Forsett is going to wake up and this will...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers AFC Wild-Card Wrap-Up; Steelers Beaten 30-17

Can’t help but wonder if this was last we’ll see of Troy Polamalu… First Half Thoughts -Did not see Ben Tate being used like this… -Ben a little off to start. Throwing behind receivers. Heath Miller should have had that one though. -Good punt by Brad Wing. Look for Ravens to go deep early here. -Defense holds on Ravens’ first possession. Good push from McLendon and Harrison...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Tate on Steelers: ‘When they hit the field it’s all business’ Pittsburgh Steelers new running back Ben Tate is happy to be back around a locker room with a “good vibe.” “It’s a very welcoming team. Guys are great. The locker room is great,” said Tate on Thursday morning, via “You can tell these guys are together, there is that camaraderie. Everyone is together, everyone is talking, and there is a...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Offense Is Very Foreign To New RB Ben Tate

With Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back Le’Veon Bell currently nursing a right knee injury that could potentially prevent him from playing Saturday night in the AFC Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens, the team decided Tuesday to sign veteran free agent running back Ben Tate as insurance. Tate talked to the local media for […] Steelers Offense Is Very Foreign...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Save Us, Ben Tate!

This is Ben Tate. After a hard-fought season, the Pittsburgh Steelers may enter January depending on him for half of their offense. That is… less than ideal. There are two things I know for sure about running backs: You can find a serviceable one anywhere, and special ones are very hard to find. Le’Veon Bell is a special running back. While many backs can be a product of their...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Tomlin on playing Le’Veon Bell: ‘We won’t be swayed by circumstance’

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that injured running back Le’Veon Bell will only play Saturday if “he’s healthy and able to protect himself and can be a positive contributor to our efforts.” “Just rest assured, we’re going to make the right decision. We won’t be swayed by circumstance – the magnitude of the game and so forth,” said Tomlin,...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Brown Finally Ran Out Of Luck

Even though the move may not prove to be very significant in the grand scheme of things, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ efforts to provide depth at the running back position was a smart one that came at minimal cost, and no foreseeable downside. The Steelers, of course, added free agent running back Ben Tate yesterday in […] Justin Brown Finally Ran Out Of Luck is a post from: The...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Tate Signing Merely An Insurance Policy

Despite the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been reporting getting along better yesterday on that hyperextended knee, to the point of working out exuberantly on an exercise bike, the team has nonetheless taken the precaution of signing a veteran running back to the roster ahead of their opening round playoff tussle […] Ben Tate Signing Merely An Insurance...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers refuse to rule out Le’Veon Bell, sign Ben Tate

getty images The Steelers signed running back Ben Tate on Tuesday ahead of their playoff game this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Le’Veon Bell did not suffer any structural damage after hyperextending his right knee on Sunday but indicated that the team was not willing to risk his long-term health by playing him. Bell has been working...
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Remember when Ben Tate took a shot at the Steelers?

(Credit: Fansided)   Running back Ben Tate started of the 2014 season as the starter for the Browns. He was released, and had a brief stint in Minnesota before also being released by the Vikings. On Tuesday, Tate went from famine to feast as the Steelers signed him as insurance in the wake of Le’Veon Bell’s knee injury. Bell’s status is uncertain, and there are only two other...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers announce that they have signed another running back

This can’t bode well for Le’Veon Bell’s chances of playing this weekend. According to the official Twitter account of the Pittsburgh Steelers, they have signed free agent running back Ben Tate: We have signed free agent running back Ben Tate. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 30, 2014 Tate signed a two-year, six-million dollar deal with the Cleveland Browns this...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers sign RB Ben Tate with Le’Veon Bell’s status unclear

      This embed is invalid   " /> The Pittsburgh Steelers have added backfield insurance in advance of their AFC Wild Card clash with the Baltimore Ravens.   The Steelers announced Tuesday that they have signed running back Ben Tate. Pittsburgh’s leading rusher, Le’Veon Bell, suffered a hyperextended right knee in the third quarter of Sunday’s win...
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers Sign Ben Tate

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday that they’ve signed running back Ben Tate to their 53-man roster ahead of Saturday’s upcoming wild card playoff battle. Steelers now have signed running back Ben Tate to the 53-man roster, the team announced today. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 30, 2014     The move doesn’t come as a surprise as second-year...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Expected To Sign RB Ben Tate

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers are hosting RB Ben Tate for a visit Tuesday, and if everything goes well, Pittsburgh is expected to sign him to a contract. The Vikings placed Tate on waivers last week, despite the fact that they claimed him off of waivers from the Cleveland Browns a little over a month ago. Tate has been unable to carve out any sort of role...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Release Ben Tate

After less than a month with the Minnesota Vikings, running back Ben Tate has reportedly been released on Tuesday. Tate’s time as a member of the Vikings certainly didn’t last very long. It was just four weeks ago that the Minnesota Vikings acquired him from the waivers when the Cleveland Browns released him. Tate has been even more underwhelming since playing with the Vikings...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings release RB Tate with one game remaining

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings had seen enough of running back Ben Tate. With an unsettled running back situation with the unknown status of Adrian Peterson and a season-ending injury to rookie Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota waived Tate on Tuesday before the team's season-finale Sunday at home against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings had claimed Tate, 26, in November from...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings waive Ben Tate

getty images Ben Tate’s tenure with the Vikings is over after just five games and 13 carries. Tate ran for just 38 yards during his short tenure with the Vikings which came after he was waived by the Browns. The 26-year-old Tate has appeared used up this season. Both the Colts and Cardinals attempted to claim Tate earlier this year when he was waived by the Browns. Whether or...
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Cut Ben Tate

In the end, Ben Tate may want to simply retire. The Vikings have released the former Browns running back. Vikings waive RB Ben Tate, the team has announced. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 23, 2014 The sad thing is, the underachieving Tate may actually get the opportunity to participate in the playoffs if a club picks him up.
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Waive RB Ben Tate

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Minnesota Vikings have placed RB Ben Tate on waivers Tuesday. This is somewhat surprising news given that the Vikings claimed him off of waivers from the Cleveland Browns a little over a month ago. Although, Tate has been unable to carve out any sort of role in the Vikings’ offense in the past month. Last weekend, Tate didn’t receive a...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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