Below are the initial week 14 non-penalty offensive and defensive snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 loss Sunday at Heinz Field to the San Diego Chargers.
Wide receiver Plaxico Burress saw the field for 7 snaps in this game and even started as the Steelers opened up with a 4 wide receiver personnel grouping. Running back Chris Rainey saw 21 snaps after playing just 2...
We knew it was coming and Monday it was made official as UTEP officially announced via their website that Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler has been hired to be their head coach.
Kugler is still expected to finish out the season with the Steelers, but obviously his evenings will now likely be spent putting together a coaching staff and making phone calls to...
The Week 16 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field is setting up to be one that could decide the last Wild Card spot in the AFC and Bob Labriola reports via Twitter on Monday that the game will not be flexed and will thus remain a 1 p.m. eastern kickoff.
The Steelers and the Bengals...
Last night Gerry Dulac reported that left guard Willie Colon might be done for the season after suffering a left knee injury during the second quarter of the loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers and on Wednesday Jory Rand of KDKA-TV reports via Twitter that Colon is having surgery on Monday.
This all adds up to Colon being...
They are probably dancing in the streets today in Baltimore on Monday as several media outlets are reporting that the Baltimore Ravens have fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell.
Cameron has been under heavy criticism for some time now, and especially this year, as it relates to his use of running back Ray Rice, who has 218...
Immediately after the news started circulating around that Pittsburgh Steelers guard Willie Colon might be done for the season with a knee injury, I received several questions via Twitter about how much it would cost to release Colon after the season.
Colon signed a five-year, $29 million contract prior to the 2011 season and he structured that contract to this past offseason...
By Jeremy Hritz
Wow, nobody saw that one coming.
Or did we?
Throughout the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been a mixed bag, earning some impressive victories against the Bengals, Giants, and the Ravens, while at the same time losing to league doormats in the Raiders, Titans, and Browns. While after each poor loss, a valid excuse was always handy for justification, there...
If there was one thing that stuck out Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers at Heinz Field it was the unforced errors. Ok not one, but several of them.
Sure, it is easy to cherry pick every game and find a handful of these types of mistakes, but Sunday against the Chargers it was way too easy to recollect them all.
We can start with safety Troy...
The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the San Diego Chargers 34-24 Sunday at Heinz Field to drop their record to 7-6 on the season. Below are the players, or group of players, that I thought had winning and losing performances in the game and it sure was tough to come up with any winners this week.
Lawrence Timmons - Timmons led the defense with 11 tackles, 6 of which were for...
Cornerback Ike Taylor might have hands of stone, but the Pittsburgh Steelers missed the rest of his body Sunday in their 34-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
Taylor, who fractured his right ankle early in the win over the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, was replaced Sunday afternoon by second-year cornerback Cortez Allen with fellow second-year cornerback Curtis Brown coming in...
Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Willie Colon left the game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers with a left knee injury and did not return.
Head coach Mike Tomlin didn't elaborate about the injury during his post game press conference but Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports via Twitter that the Steelers do not expect Colon to play the rest of the season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers chances of overcoming a 24 point deficit Sunday in their loss to the San Diego Chargers were slim, but head coach Mike Tomlin didn't help matters when he chose not to go for two point conversions after third and fourth quarter touchdowns, which if converted, would have made it a two possession game in both instances.
Tomlin was asked about the decision...
The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a humiliating 34-24 home loss on Sunday to the San Diego Chargers, but their playoff hopes remain very much alive despite the loss thanks to losses by both the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals in the early Sunday games.
The Ravens lost 31-28 in overtime to the Washington Redskins after having a 28-20 lead with just under five minutes left...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media following the 34-24 loss Sunday at Heinz Field to the San Diego Chargers and during his press conference he gave a quick recap of the injuries suffered in the game.
Left guard Willie Colon (knee) reaggravated his left knee injury that he suffered several weeks ago and was unable to return to the game. Although Colon did dress...
The San Diego Chargers came to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh with a decimated offensive line and a lame duck coaching staff in tow and still managed to notch the franchises' first ever regular season win in Pittsburgh with a 34-24 victory Sunday over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 200 yards and three touchdowns in the game with two of them...
Every Friday on The Terrible Podcast my co-host David Todd and I pick all of the NFL games against the spread and we will post those picks every Sunday morning throughout the season and track the results along the way. The Friday episode, that includes our preview of the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday game against the San Diego Chargers can be heard here.
Here are the Week 1 Picks...
Below is the inactive list for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 14 game at Heinz Field against the San Diego Chargers. The 7 inactive players are announced 90 minutes before kickoff.
LB LaMarr Woodley
T Mike Adams
CB Ike Taylor
RB Rashard Mendenhall
QB Byron Leftwich
G John Malecki
DE Al Woods
LB Donald Butler
T Jeromey Clary
WR Eddie Royal
By Jeremy Hritz
Hritz 2012 Prediction Record: 8-4
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The Pittsburgh Steelers promoted cornerback Josh Victorian to the 53 man roster from the practice squad on Saturday in order to have a little extra depth at the cornerback position being as Ike Taylor will be out with his fractured ankle suffered last week in the win over the Baltimore Ravens.
The primary focus for Victorian on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers will be special...
The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the San Diego Chargers Sunday at Heinz Field and here is what the inactive list will most likely look like when it is released 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
3 of the 7 names on the list this week will be inactive this week because those players were ruled out for the game due to injuries on the Friday injury report.
Ike Taylor - The 135 consecutive...
The Pittsburgh Steelers get their veteran quarterback back on Sunday at home against the San Diego Chargers and will look to build off of their win last week over the Baltimore Ravens. That win was a big one as it kept the division still within reach for now. The Chargers haven't won in Pittsburgh during the regular season during their existence, but history is just that. The...
Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) vs. San Diego Chargers (4-8)
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m., ET
Site: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Playing Surface: Natural Grass
TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play) Phil Simms (analyst)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by...
Below are the offensive player play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 13 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
The Steelers only used their 11 personnel grouping featuring 3 wide receivers 24 times against the Ravens with 6 of those times coming on the final drive of the game. They used 2 or more tight ends on 28 plays in total and 3 tight...
Below are the defensive player play counts and the participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 13 win over the Baltimore Ravens. We also are including down, time of play and yards gained to better help you identify the play.
The Steelers were in the nickel for 15 plays in this game and you can see that Curtis Brown played outside on those snaps while Cortez Allen shifted...
The Pittsburgh Steelers now have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back somewhat healthy and with cornerback Ike Taylor now sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury, the team decided to waive quarterback Brian Hoyer on Saturday and promote cornerback Josh Victorian from the practice squad to take his spot on the 53 man roster.
Hoyer served as the backup quarterback for the last...