Football


Roethlisberger likely to miss only one game following knee surgery
- November 01, 2016

Afterward he said he felt "something funny" in the knee. Instead of it being Brady vs Roethlisberger, it will be Landry Jones vs Brady. "That's what we're looking to do", coach Adam Gase said of the complementary play by each unit. "I expect it to be kind of the same this year". Jones threw an incomplete pass Sunday on his only attempt against the Dolphins. If the Steelers want to have any hope of keeping up with the Patriots, they don't really have a choice. (more...)
Steelers QB Roethlisberger practices in limited capacity Steelers QB Roethlisberger practices in limited capacity
- November 01, 2016

He didn't do any other team work, Bell said, in what was the Steelers' first practice back from the bye week ahead of their Week 9 Sunday matchup on the road against the Baltimore Ravens. "Getting better", Brown texted last week. In-fact, you can expect Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin to say just that, when he addresses the media at his weekly press conference on Tuesday at noon. (more...)
Roethlisberger, Heyward officially out against Patriots
- October 31, 2016

The team's high-octane offense could take a significant hit, as Landry managed a 58.2 completion rate and 77.3 passer rating on 55 attempts while filling in for Roethlisberger last season. However, with Roethlisberger out, this could become a bit challenging for the team. The Dolphins (2-4) badly needed a victory to have a chance at a successful four-game homestand, one that began last week with a loss to Tennessee. (more...)
Frustrated Steelers defense looks to rebound during bye Frustrated Steelers defense looks to rebound during bye
- October 31, 2016

The tight end had two big plays, one for 37 yards and one for 36 that resulted in a touchdown. The Steelers were within 14-13 when Blount, a former star at OR, broke runs of 11 and 25 yards to set up a 36-yard touchdown from Brady to Gronkowski early in the third quarter. (more...)
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has arthroscopic knee surgery
- October 31, 2016

Landry Jones is likely to start for the Steelers this week. He completed 19 of 34 passes for 189 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, according to the Associated Press . The team plays the Patriots on Sunday and without Roethlisberger leading the offense, it could be hard for the team to pick up a win. On Sunday, Roethlisberger injured his knee during the first half of the game. (more...)
3 reasons the Patriots will beat the Steelers on Sunday
- October 31, 2016

The Steelers , meanwhile, have to find a way to keep pace with quarterback Landry Jones making his third career start. "I'm not sure what (Suh) was thinking", said Steelers right guard David DeCastro, who was engaged with Suh on the play. (more...)
Finally, some good news on the injury front for the Steelers Finally, some good news on the injury front for the Steelers
- October 31, 2016

Blount produced 127 rushing yards and two touchdowns, which made it easier for the Patriots to dictate the tempo of the game. Not so much in New England, which responded emphatically whenever the Steelers made a push. In all, Blount has totaled 143 carries for 566 yards (4.0 avg.), with quarterback Tom Brady lauding his deceptive quickness and agility for a running back his size, as well as his ability to make yards after contact. (more...)
Edelman, Patriots wary of Steelers' big-play Brown Edelman, Patriots wary of Steelers' big-play Brown
- October 31, 2016

Davis may very well develop into such a player, but he's not there yet. "I think sometimes they do things outside the box sometimes, you know, that might be on the edge of being legal or not legal". "They lost two games on the road, but we're not playing them on the road", he said. Gronkowski set career high in yards receiving (162) last week vs. (more...)
New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Picks and predictions
- October 31, 2016

Just last week against the Dolphins, who have one of the worst offensive lines around, the Steelers failed to generate a single sack. Even when the Steelers had the best defense in the National Football League, or close to it, Brady would tear through it like they were the 1976 expansion Buccaneers. (more...)
Former Patriots linebacker shows how RB LeGarrette Blount dominated the Steelers
- October 30, 2016

Bill Belichick in his Wednesday presser spoke glowingly about the Pittsburgh organization, the respect he has for them, their continuity and their continued success. They frequently brought only three pass rushers dropping defenders into coverage. Then again, the standards are pretty high. However, the pass rush has to do a much better job, moving forward. (more...)
Staff predictions: Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots
- October 29, 2016

Tundra is a dirty word to folks outside of Green Bay, Buffalo and New England. "But I came back into the game," Roethlisberger said Tuesday, satisfaction in his voice. I'm ready to go. The Steelers are coming off a 30-15 loss at the hands of the Miami Dolphins . That's because the Steelers' run defense was overwhelmed last week and a familiar face, RB LeGarrette Blount, represents the type of powerful, downhill back that has dented the Steelers' defense. (more...)
Bye lands at perfect time for ailing Steelers
- October 29, 2016

Not that it ever is. New England's quick-strike passing offense sputtered most of the afternoon. - Justin Coleman filled in for Logan Ryan as New England's third cornerback after Ryan gave up two first downs on third-down attempts in the second half. (more...)
SCORE: Patriots 27, Steelers 16: Brady, Blount Lead Way SCORE: Patriots 27, Steelers 16: Brady, Blount Lead Way
- October 29, 2016

He was making some plays", left tackle Alejandro Villanueva said . My experience has been if you can get a good back started then they'll make yards for you, and if you can't get them started then it's hard for any back to make yards. Blount has played 256 offensive snaps this season, which is a 54 percent clip. LeGarrette Blount, who was immediately met with boos from the Steelers crowd, scored the second touchdown, rushing in the end zone off a three yard gain. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers keep it close, but fall to Patriots, 27-16
- October 29, 2016

It has everything to do with the Steelers themselves. However, the Steelers defense set the tone early against Tom Brady and company. Belichick was also asked about how Gostkowski is coached . Perhaps more importantly, they need to recover physically. Meanwhile after Gronkowski's touchdown, kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed the extra point. They did everything we needed them to do to open the holes and put us in a good position. (more...)
Bills prepared to fight Patriots again: They won't 'push us around'
- October 29, 2016

Part of that has been giving him hard assignments of covering a tight end on one play, or a receiver on another - anywhere where a physical player with cover skills can make a stop. That might be more impressive. "I guess so. I mean we want to win". When Robey-Coleman, who was fined $9,115 for his role in the altercation, was asked whether he would be comfortable being fined again, he responded, "Yes". (more...)
Roethlisberger, Ladarius Heading Back to the Field Roethlisberger, Ladarius Heading Back to the Field
- October 28, 2016

Considering all the hard work he was reported to have done during the training session, it will be interesting to see how the NFL betting lines change to reflect his presence. Veteran tight ends like Green do not appreciate being sidelined so soon after joining a team like the Steelers. No one knows Green in Pittsburg; so it was important for him to find opportunities to show them what he could do. (more...)
Steelers ask National Football League to review Ndamukong Suh kick to Ben Roethlisberger
- October 27, 2016

The Cleveland Browns look for their first win of the season in an AFC North battle with the Cincinnati Bengals in week 7 National Football League action. No player has ever hit those numbers in their first three games of the year and the last player to hit those marks in three straight games within a single season, regardless of the time period, was Brady in Weeks 6-8 in 2007. (more...)
Week 7: Patriots - Steelers Game Review
- October 27, 2016

Tomlin said the Steelers "were willing to bleed a little in the run game" against the Patriots to try to minimize the Patriots' play-making ability. PASS DEFENSE: B-MINUS - Steelers inexperienced backup Landry Jones completed 29 of 47 passes for 281 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a 76.6 passer rating. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers respond to teammate's accusation that defense quit vs. Pats
- October 27, 2016

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is all about equal time ahead of the November 8 general election, at least when it comes to audibles he could yell out. You can imagine the kid's glee when he was asked about potentially scoring the record-breaker next weekend in Buffalo, his hometown. "It's a team game", Gronkowski said. (more...)
Teammates have faith Landry Jones can lead Steelers' offense
- October 27, 2016

The Steelers have nearly twice as many pass deflections at Heinz Field, and they are giving up just 68.3 rushing yards per game. The Steelers lost at the Dolphins last week in a classic trap game. Going into Pittsburgh is never easy, despite the quarterback conundrum the Steelers now find themselves in. Brady has thrown for 782 yards in two games, and the team has put up 68 points. (more...)