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Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger on Thursday games: It's tough physically Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger on Thursday games: It's tough physically
- November 15, 2017

It's so tough on guys. "Both teams are going through it, so I'm not just speaking on ours", Roethlisberger continued. The week has barely started and Ben Roethlisberger is already setting the stage for a Thursday night disappointment. (more...)
Steelers CB Joe Haden questionable to return against Colts Steelers CB Joe Haden questionable to return against Colts
- November 13, 2017

After the game, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that Haden suffered a broken fibula and that he would be out indefinitely. "But we'll talk about negativity with a win". The 2-point conversion pass tied the score at 17 with 11:52 to go. He returned to the sideline on crutches and wearing a leg sleeve. It's not yet known whether Brissett will miss time due to the injury. (more...)
JuJu Smith-Schuster burns Lions D on 97-yard TD JuJu Smith-Schuster burns Lions D on 97-yard TD
- October 30, 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers utilized a bend-but-don't-break approach on defense to earn a 20-15 road victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night. The pressure forced Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford up into the pocket and right into the arms of Alualu. (more...)
Man returns bike belonging to Steelers receiver Man returns bike belonging to Steelers receiver
- October 26, 2017

Khalifa was referring to the ongoing mess with disgruntled WR Martavis Bryant that escalated when Bryant was seen taking shots at JuJu Smith-Schuster, then calling in sick for a mandatory meeting, then followed that up with ranting through the media about a trade if he doesn't get what he wants. (more...)
Martavis Bryant Demoted To Scout Team; Won't Play Sunday Against Lions Martavis Bryant Demoted To Scout Team; Won't Play Sunday Against Lions
- October 26, 2017

Early in practice, when Pittsburgh typically goes through individual drills, Smith-Schuster said , Bryant showed him how to spin the ball onto the ground, keeping it rotating upright on its own moments after a catch. "I'm just going to be quiet and let everything fall into place". "I don't have beef with nobody in here", Bryant said. However, my bet is that Tomlin meant what he said when Bryant isn't going anywhere-including on the field. (more...)
Marvin Lewis: Joe Mixon should show maturity like everyone else Marvin Lewis: Joe Mixon should show maturity like everyone else
- October 24, 2017

However, he was quite outspoken about not getting a touch in the final two quarters even though the Bengals trailed 20-14 at halftime. " Yeah, that's frustrating ", he said about the scarcity of his opportunities in the second half, in which they opened trailing by six. (more...)
Just Seconds Into The Game & Vontaze Burfict is Already Kicking Players
- October 24, 2017

From his back, Burfict kicked Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix in the face following a scrum. He said something similar to reporters. Burfict was suspended for the first three games this season for hitting a Chiefs running back in preseason after a pass had been thrown downfield away from the contact. (more...)
Martavis Bryant reportedly wants out of Pittsburgh again, rips JuJu Smith-Schuster Martavis Bryant reportedly wants out of Pittsburgh again, rips JuJu Smith-Schuster
- October 23, 2017

According to a report by ESPN , the talented receiver would like to be traded and he would like that to happen sooner rather than later. Roethlisberger targeted Smith-Schuster three times in Sunday's win and twice to Bryant . "Maybe some of us had higher expectations how quickly he could get back up to full speed, but he's making progress". Bryant later deleted his comment and replaced it with a longer comment, which both praised Smith-Schuster and also claimed he was given "no help ... (more...)
Steelers' Mike Mitchell fined $48K for hit on Chiefs QB Alex Smith Steelers' Mike Mitchell fined $48K for hit on Chiefs QB Alex Smith
- October 20, 2017

Mitchell hit Smith as the ball was released. Luckily for Mitchell and the Steelers , the Chiefs red zone drive ultimately ended in no points scored as Kansas City failed on a fourth down and 2 play from the Steelers 4-yard-line. I'm not trying to take out his legs. But he didn't just hit Smith , he came in from behind, going low and near the quarterback's knees, the type of takedown that can lead to knee injuries - and many believed should have meant a suspension for Mitchell , a ... (more...)
Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has requested a trade Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has requested a trade
- October 16, 2017

Bryant was suspended for nearly 18 months for violating the league's substance abuse policy and was cleared for regular season practices and games on September 1. This season, the fourth-year receiver has only 15 catches for 204 yards, with one touchdown. Early indications are the Steelers do not plan to trade Bryant, per sources. (more...)
Steelers' defense dominates Chiefs in the first half Steelers' defense dominates Chiefs in the first half
- October 16, 2017

In fact, it took a Steelers mistake -- a miscommunication between quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and receiver Antonio Brown -- to give the Chiefs some momentum as Roethlisberger's low throw was intercepted by a diving Marcus Peters. And when their defense forced a quick three-and-out, Tyreek Hill's 32-yard punt return gave them the ball with 1:48 to go. His success can be traced to the opening drive, as the Steelers wasted no time establishing their run game by handing off on six of ... (more...)
Big Ben: I think I'm still 'one of best' Big Ben: I think I'm still 'one of best'
- October 10, 2017

Through five games this season, Roethlisberger has thrown for 1,269 yards, six touchdowns and seven interceptions while posting a completion percentage of 61.5 percent and a passer rating of 75.8. "I think that's just the formula for winning", he said. Obviously it's the most interceptions but not the worst game, if that makes sense, in terms of reads and things like that. (more...)
NFL Week 4: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Pittsburgh Steelers Preview and Prediction NFL Week 4: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Pittsburgh Steelers Preview and Prediction
- October 08, 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely head into their Week 5 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Heinz Field without a full squad for a fifth straight game. "He's impressive - real impressive", Bell said. "You never know what you're going to get from him". 2016 addition Malik Jackson gives them a quality defensive tackle, rounding out a solid front. (more...)
Who Ben Roethlisberger rates as NFL's all-time QB-WR duos Who Ben Roethlisberger rates as NFL's all-time QB-WR duos
- October 04, 2017

The "distraction" started when Roethlisberger failed to throw to an open Brown in the second quarter of Pittsburgh's 26-9 win over the Baltimore Ravens . Tomlin and Roethlisberger both expressed how such an outburst by Brown could be perceived among his teammates, especially the younger ones. "I'd like to think him and I together may be one of the best quarterback/wide receiver combos to ever play the game". (more...)
Steelers Break Curse In Baltimore Steelers Break Curse In Baltimore
- October 04, 2017

Prior to Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers , the public address announcer asked the crowd "to pray that we as a nation embrace kindness, unity, equality and justice for all Americans". "Something has to get better there". But his second fumble of the season set up Pittsburgh's first touchdown, and it's clear his playing time will be determined by his ability to hold onto the football. (more...)
Antonio Brown throws temper tantrum after Ben Roethlisberger mistake Antonio Brown throws temper tantrum after Ben Roethlisberger mistake
- October 02, 2017

The Steelers amassed 173 rushing yards in the game, which helped them maintain the majority of possession time in the 26-9 victory. The most physical team always wins in Steelers-Ravens football. "I realized right then this rivalry was something serious". This team is limited because of the offensive line . "It starts with me", said Flacco , who went 31 for 49 for 235 yards and two interceptions against Pittsburgh (3-1). (more...)
Ravens to face Steelers without DL Brandon Williams, Brent Urban Ravens to face Steelers without DL Brandon Williams, Brent Urban
- September 30, 2017

But if you'll allow for one in September, you may find it in Baltimore on Sunday, when the Baltimore Ravens (2-1) host the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) for first place in the AFC North . Like for Flacco, September is summer for Bell, who also missed the preseason because he didn't sign his franchise tag tender until the beginning of this month. (more...)
Baltimore Ravens' national anthem singer resigns, citing attacks on NFL player protests Baltimore Ravens' national anthem singer resigns, citing attacks on NFL player protests
- September 29, 2017

Odoms, a Maryland National Guard member who served in Afghanistan , announced the move in a Facebook and Instagram post , The Baltimore Sun reported . More than 150 players from almost every NFL team knelt during the national anthem yesterday - including 16 New England Patriots - with more like Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and all the Houston Texans locking arms with each other in solidarity, in protest of Trump's comments Friday calling for players who do not stand for the anthem ... (more...)
Alejandro Villanueva has become the highest selling National Football League jersey since Sunday Alejandro Villanueva has become the highest selling National Football League jersey since Sunday
- September 28, 2017

Villanueva, a left tackle, stood at the entrance to the locker room tunnel in view of fans with his hand over his heart during the anthem . "So because of that, I've made Coach Tomlin look bad, and that is my fault, and that is my fault only". (more...)
Steelers, Bears stay unified during anthem
- September 27, 2017

Roethlisberger went on to say that he personally doesn't believe it appropriate to protest during the national anthem, and that standing united would have represented more solidarity. PennLive reports that Villanueva, a West Point graduate who earned a Bronze Star in Afghanistan as an Army Ranger, had previously said he agreed with Kaepernick's message but not his chosen form of protest. (more...)