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Mike Tomlin rips ESPN (while on ESPN) for its Mason Rudolph coverage Mike Tomlin rips ESPN (while on ESPN) for its Mason Rudolph coverage
- February 18, 2020

So I fully support Mason Rudolph , we as an organization fully support Mason Rudolph . And to be quite honest with you, we were a little hacked off by what we saw this weekend. Garrett was suspended indefinitely after ripping off Rudolph's helmet and hitting the quarterback in the head with it near the end of the Week 11 contest. (more...)
Rudolph: Garrett's slur claim '1000% false' Rudolph: Garrett's slur claim '1000% false'
- February 15, 2020

Garrett appealed his indefinite suspension and was denied with the National Football League saying they found no evidence the slur happened. The statement strongly hints at legal action against Garrett for continuing to claim that Rudolph called him "the N-word", something Garrett has claimed both in the aftermath of the November brawl and during the interview with Kimes. (more...)
National Football League teams with new looks for 2020 National Football League teams with new looks for 2020
- January 17, 2020

Rudolph endured what Rooney described as an "unusual" season that included being knocked unconscious against Baltimore; getting into a fight with Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett that ended with Garrett ripping of Rudolph's helmet, then smacking him in the head with it; and hurting his left shoulder in Week 16 against the New York Jets. (more...)
Former Steelers HC Bill Cowher selected for HOF Former Steelers HC Bill Cowher selected for HOF
- January 12, 2020

Cowher, a Crafton native, was one of eight finalists vying for two spots in the coaching portion of the Centennial Slate. Not only was Cowher in total shock, but he had actually been mentally preparing himself just in case he didn't get in. (more...)
Steelers Make Decision On James Conner, Maurkice Pouncey For Ravens Game Steelers Make Decision On James Conner, Maurkice Pouncey For Ravens Game
- December 29, 2019

Peters had earlier knocked Browns RB Dontrell Hilliard from the game with a vicious hit directly to the knees, an injury that ended Hilliard's season. However, the Steelers have a lot to do on Sunday. As it stands today, Jackson is the frontrunner to become the 2019-20 NFL MVP while the AFC playoffs will have to go through Baltimore. (more...)
Steelers place quarterback Mason Rudolph on IR Steelers place quarterback Mason Rudolph on IR
- December 25, 2019

Rudolph, a second-year QB from Oklahoma State, took over as the starter when Ben Roethlisberger went on injured reserved with an elbow injury in September. The Steelers (8-7) will play the Ravens (13-2) in Baltimore on Sunday. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and several other prominent players will not suit up for a Week 17 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers , according to coach John Harbaugh. (more...)
Instant analysis: Jets do just enough to upset Steelers Instant analysis: Jets do just enough to upset Steelers
- December 23, 2019

When Pittsburgh didn't meet the star running back's contract demands, he held out the entire season before becoming a free agent and signing with NY this past offseason. "I'm over it now". "It's Christmas weekend in New York City, so everybody wants to come in". Sunday's game against Pittsburgh will be Bell's first shot at revenge against the team that he took dramatic actions toward in 2018. (more...)
DB Kelly arrested for threats; released by Steelers DB Kelly arrested for threats; released by Steelers
- December 20, 2019

And on Friday, their season suffered another unfortunate dent when it was announced safety Kameron Kelly was arrested outside a local bar in the early hours for making terroristic threats and resisting arrest, reports say. The officer then punched Kelly in the face multiple times to "gain control" of the situation, according to court paperwork, and Kelly was arrested. Several other police officers tried to pull Kelly away while the officer attempted an arrest, the document states. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Jets Prediction, Preview, and Odds Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Jets Prediction, Preview, and Odds
- December 19, 2019

Of course, Bell chose to not play at all a year ago rather than play for Tomlin under the franchise tag, but with him playing against his team for the first time since then, the question was bound to come up. "Duck will start at quarterback this week", continued Tomlin. Hodges completed 23-of-38 passes for 202 yards against the Bills; he had one touchdown, but also four interceptions, which is two more than he'd had in his first five appearances this season combined (three starts). (more...)
Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens seen wearing 'Pittsburgh started it' T-shirt Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens seen wearing 'Pittsburgh started it' T-shirt
- December 01, 2019

Pittsburgh will be without its top receiver for Sunday's rematch with the Cleveland Browns . The shirt references the brawl at the conclusion of the Browns/Steelers game in Week 11, which resulted in 33 players being fined and three players suspended. (more...)
Did Devlin Hodges earn the Steelers starting QB job? Did Devlin Hodges earn the Steelers starting QB job?
- November 27, 2019

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to bench Mason Rudolph in favor of Devlin Hodges for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns . Mason Rudolph won't be facing off against the Cleveland Browns in the two teams' rematch after all. Rudolph's struggles and turnovers put pressure on the Pittsburgh defense to keep in them games. Against the Browns, and before the brawl, Rudolph could not move the ball against the Browns defense. (more...)
Tomlin mum on Steelers' starter after Rudolph benched Tomlin mum on Steelers' starter after Rudolph benched
- November 25, 2019

Devlin Hodges entered the game to play QB for the Steelers, and the move paid immediate dividends: Hodges was 2-for-2 passing with a touchdown in his first series on the field. Tomlin said with a laugh and an eye roll. The Steelers prevailed 16-10 thanks to a pair of Chris Boswell field goals in the fourth quarter, moving into position for the AFC's final wild-card spot at 6-5. (more...)
Myles Garrett claims Steelers QB used racial slur before brawl Myles Garrett claims Steelers QB used racial slur before brawl
- November 23, 2019

Pouncey is serving a two-game suspension for his role in the brawl at the end of last Thursday's game with the Cleveland Browns. After the brawl, Rudolph said words were exchanged before the on-field fight. Rudolph said he should have handled things better while speaking to reporters on Wednesday. Getty Browns defensive end Myles Garrett . "The bottom line is I should've done a better job keeping my composure in that situation and [not] fall short of what I believe it means to be a ... (more...)
No sign Rudolph used racial slur at Garrett No sign Rudolph used racial slur at Garrett
- November 23, 2019

An NFL spokersperson said the league looked into Garrett's allegation but "found no such evidence" Rudolph uttered a racial slur, per Schefter . "I was assured that the hearing was space that afforded the opportunity to speak openly and honestly about the incident that led to my suspension", Garrett told the outlet on Thursday after news of his accusation leaked. (more...)
Mason Rudolph takes responsibility for role in Myles Garrett fight Mason Rudolph takes responsibility for role in Myles Garrett fight
- November 20, 2019

Great respect for his ability as a player. "I know if Myles could go back he would handle this situation differently". "For my involvement last week, there's no acceptable excuse. When asked if that action was contrary to getting the defensive end off him, Rudolph deferred to his statement. "I was just trying to get him off of me", Rudolph said. (more...)
NFL To Hear Garrett's Appeal NFL To Hear Garrett's Appeal
- November 19, 2019

Their brawl continued into the end zone and Garrett removed Rudolph's helmet and hit him with it. While Richardson wants Rudolph to be disciplined, Steelers defensive captain Cam Heyward, who openly lobbied for the league to suspend Garrett on Thursday night, did not offer a response when asked about the league's decision to suspend Garrett for the remainder of the season. (more...)
Myles Garrett to appeal National Football League suspension after helmet attack Myles Garrett to appeal National Football League suspension after helmet attack
- November 18, 2019

They have shown a willingness to be open- and fair-minded, reducing past suspensions if warranted. Cleveland's Myles Garrett reportedly will argue that the CBA doesn't allow for indefinite suspensions for on-field incidents. Garrett ripped Rudolph's helmet off and clubbed him in the head with it in the final seconds of Cleveland's victory Thursday night. While many fans wanted to see the Pittsburgh backup quarterback sit out several games, that won't happen. (more...)
American footballer set for huge ban after shocking National Football League incident American footballer set for huge ban after shocking National Football League incident
- November 15, 2019

Mayfield found Odell Beckham for 42 yards to the 1, then snuck the final yard for a 7-0 advantage before the game was four minutes old. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster sustained a concussion in Thursday's game against the Browns from a helmet-to-helmet hit . (more...)
Steelers fined for Ben Roethlisberger injury reporting Steelers fined for Ben Roethlisberger injury reporting
- November 04, 2019

The Steelers have been fined $75,000 and Tomlin was fined $25,000 for violating the NFL's Injury Report Policy before their Week 2 game. Roethlisberger was a non-participant in a practice on September 11 prior to the Week 2 game against the Seahawks . (more...)
Jacoby Brissett suffers knee injury against Steelers Jacoby Brissett suffers knee injury against Steelers
- November 04, 2019

Since he joined the Steelers , Fitzpatrick has four interceptions in six games. He jogged off the field under his own power, but after an evaluation on the sideline, the team elected to go with Hoyer for the rest of the game. Hoyer, however, showed the drop-off isn't drastic if he's forced to play. The Indianapolis Colts may stand at 5-3, but Sunday's loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4) could become a sign for whatever is to come in this season's second half. (more...)