NFL's toughest division has big changes, challenge ahead

CINCINNATI (AP) Anytime there's a debate about the NFL's toughest division, teams in the AFC North are quick to point out the playoff appearances. Yep. Nobody can top them. The AFC North has sent more teams to the playoffs than any other division in the last seven years - 15 in all. Last season, the Steelers won the division at 11-5, and Cincinnati (10-5-1) and Baltimore (10-6)...
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Monday web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers dress-rehearsal against Buffalo was same old script for defense If the Steelers 43-19 loss at Buffalo on Saturday was any indication of how things ... this year's version of the dress-rehearsal, where Pittsburgh traveled to Ralph ... Film Room: Shoddy Tackling Major Issue Vs Buffalo Just about every aspect of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense was pretty pathetic against...
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Michael Vick’s first pass a Steeler was a 63-yard completion

In his first game and first throw as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Michael Vick completed a 63-yard pass to Martavis Bryant. .@MikeVick‘s first throw as a @steelers QB? 63-yard completion. Because Michael Vick. #PITvsBUF http://t.co/qTyQAdpVNp — NFL (@NFL) August 29, 2015 “I thought it was a good start,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said after Saturday night’s...
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Michael Vick: This offense fits my game and my style of play

New Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Michael Vick hit the ground running hitting on 4-of-5 passing for 106 yards in a 43-19 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Vick, who is competing against Landry Jones for the backup spot behind Ben Roethlisberger, looked confident running with a smaller playbook since signing with the team earlier this week. “This offense fits my game and my style...
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Why the Steelers Shouldn't Listen to the Michael Vick Petition

Since Adam Schefter's tweet on August 25, 2015 stating that former New York Jets' quarterback, Michael Vick, would meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers, anything but excitement has reeked havoc over the city of Pittsburgh. For many, having this former criminal on the team would be a disgrace for the Steelers and their fans. Because of the total "disgust" fans are in over the signing...
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Michael Vick Debut Shows Promise On Short Turnaround

The Pittsburgh Steelers did not use this third week of the preseason as their regular season dress rehearsal, as is the norm around the league. That much is clear. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played just two drives, one of which was a three-and-out, and his day was done less than five... The post Michael Vick Debut Shows Promise On Short Turnaround appeared first on Steelers...
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SCB Steelers vs Bills Post-Game Wrap-Up

Often times when you look at a final score, you often miss a lot of what really happened during the game. In the case of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 43-19 loss to Buffalo, the score pretty much says it all. In fact, it almost could have been worse. Thoughts on the Defense Buffalo entered the game with serious questions about their quarterback situation and the Steelers didn’t make...
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Game Recap: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers just could not catch a break during their game against the Buffalo Bills. The Steelers, who were coming off their first preseason win against the Green Bay Packers last week, went right back to their losing way this preseason. The Buffalo Bills ran right through the defense most of the game, something that the Steelers new defensive coordinator Keith Butler...
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Animal shelter cancels fundraiser at Heinz Field

The signing of quarterback Michael Vick to the Pittsburgh Steelers ruffled the feathers of thousands of protesters this past week. While some turmoil was naturally expected due to Vick’s notorious past for his role in running a dog fighting ring, the signing caused perhaps more uproar than anticipated. The Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center located in Pittsburgh...
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WATCH: Vick's first pass as a Steeler is a 63-yard bomb

There’s been a lot of talk about Michael Vick’s presence in the Pittsburgh Steelers recently. Some believe he’ll be a negative influence on his team and other quarterbacks around the league. He’s going to do everything he can to shut the critics up, and he took a big step toward that goal during Saturday’s preseason game between the Steelers and Buffalo Bills, only four...
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Animal Rescue cancels event at Heinz Field after Vick signing

No matter what former Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and current Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick does, people are still going to hate him for his involvement in the brutal dog fighting incident in the early 2000’s. Vick recently signed on with the Steelers and the team is paying for it now after an event at Heinz Field was canceled. According to...
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Preseason Gameday 4: Buffalo Bills

4:00pm Ralph Wilson Stadium TV: KDKA Radio: WDVE and other affiliates Since winning their first preseason game on Sunday, the Steelers have not had the best week. Maurkice Pouncey underwent surgery and is expected to be out at least 8-10 weeks. Bruce Gradkowski was placed on Injured Reserve and Mike Vick was signed to fill the veteran backup QB role (more on that in a minute). To...
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Report: Vick's contract with Steelers has no guarantees, no signing bonus

Michael Vick was waiting all offseason to get a call from an NFL team. After finally getting one, he apparently didn't have much negotiating leverage. Vick's one-year contract calls for $970,000 in base pay, and nothing else, according to a report from NJ.com. There is no signing bonus, and no guaranteed money. It's a far cry from the millions Vick made earlier in his career, a just...
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Michael Vick on being a backup: 'I think I’ve been able to do that and come to grips with it'

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick admitted that he didn't take being a backup seriously last year while with the Jets. Vick says that he's come to grips that he's now a relief pitcher, not a starter. “I admit that I didn’t do it as well as I wanted to, because in my mind the position I was in was supposed to be different,” Vick said Wednesday, via Will Graves...
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The Blitz Steelers’ Fan Podcast From Steel City Blitz

The good news is that the technological issues have been corrected. The bad news is that they weren’t fixed until after the show! Still, I forged ahead solo without Matt and covered the Steelers’ injuries which led to Mike Vick and Doug Legursky discussions. I also touched on the defense’s growing pains and much more. Check it out right here and as always, thanks to the guys...
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Steelers Now Have 12 Former First Round Draft Picks Under Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed quarterback Michael Vick on Wednesday and being as he is a former first-round selection that means the team now has a total of 12 players who were originally drafted in the first round. While that number did seem high to me, research shows that the New York Jets currently have 13 former... The post Steelers Now Have 12 Former First Round Draft...
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Michael Vick, The Flats and Virginia: While We’re Waiting…

Hello, Thursday! So nice to see you again. As Jacob mentioned a few weeks ago, he and I will be splitting some time here at WWW. My calendar tells me that I’m up, well actually, it was Jacob who told me. (Thanks, Jake) But, let’s get to it, shall we? Michael Vick signs with the Pittsburgh Steelers on the eve of what is apparently #NationalDogDay. Oh my God, you guys. This headline...
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Vick Promises To Be The Best Backup He Can Be

In a game last season against the San Diego Chargers, New York Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith was benched after a lousy first half performance that included him completing just 4 of 12 passes for 27 yards and an interception. Michael Vick, who signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers late Tuesday... The post Vick Promises To Be The Best Backup He Can Be appeared first on Steelers...
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Skip Bayless: ‘I’m Sad For Michael Vick’ Signing With Steelers (Video)

Skip Bayless isn’t sold on Michael Vick signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers placed quarterback Bruce Gradkowski on injured reserve Tuesday, paving the way for Vick to become Ben Roethlisberger’s backup. Bayless is skeptical of the move from Vick’s perspective. “I’m sad for Michael Vick,” the polarizing ESPN “First Take” personality said Tuesday. ...
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Is Michael Vick being a Pittsburgh Steeler worth abandoning your fanhood?

This is just an op ed and has little to do with anything directly related to the team. It’s actually directed at us, all of us in the fanbase. I love Steelers fans. Love them. They are some of the best informed, best educated, most passionate football fans in the country. However, we do as a group have a tendency to overreact to things, even when they have little impact on us....
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick to Pittsburgh Steelers is great for the NFL

Forget deflated footballs, Sheldon Richardson, Greg Hardy, Ray Rice or any other off-field incidents that captured headlines for the NFL. Quarterback Michael Vick represents an instance when Commissioner Roger Goodell got the punishment right. Therefore, Vick’s signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers is good for the NFL. Vick missed two seasons from 2007-08, and some of the 2009 season...
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Michael Vick deserves one last shot to play for a contender

Not every Pittsburgh Steelers fan is happy about their team signing Michael Vick on Tuesday. Since spending nearly two years in prison for funding and participating in a dogfighting ring, Vick has suited up for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2009 to 2013 and the New York Jets last season. Some people never will forgive Vick for what he’s done. And the image of dogs being shot...
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The Steelers signed Vick a day before 'National Dog Day'

The Steelers signed quarterback Michael Vick on Tuesday, drawing the ire of dog-loving Pittsburgh fans everywhere. While the franchise is getting some flak from a public relations standpoint, it could've been so much worse if they announced the signing on Wednesday. #NationalDogDay has been the top trending topic all Wednesday morning, and there are plenty of Vick-related tweets...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Signing Michael Vick is the right move for Steelers

If it weren’t for Michael Vick’s past, his signing Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers would be nothing more than six-point agate type in the newspaper. Vick is, after all, a 35-year-old quarterback whose 52.9 completion percentage last season was the lowest in the NFL among quarterbacks who threw at least 100 passes. He’s a backup near the end of his career. But because Vick...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday's Sports In Brief

NFL PITTSBURGH (AP) Michael Vick needed a job. The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a backup quarterback. One solid workout solved both problems. The Steelers signed the four-time Pro Bowler to a one-year deal, hopeful there's enough game left in the 35-year-old's still dangerous legs to provide the defending AFC North champions some insurance should something happen to Ben Roethlisberger...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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