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Steelers chairman Rooney expects Roethlisberger to return Steelers chairman Rooney expects Roethlisberger to return
- February 01, 2017

He declined to specify why, but later referred to Roethlisberger's desire to win championships. "I personally expect that he'll be back, but that's going to be his decision". "I think it's mostly a reaction to his age and where he is in his career, and just coming off of a disappointing loss", Rooney said. "Hopefully in the future he'll keep them to minimal types of distractions". (more...)
Le'Veon Bell wrote an wonderful diss track for Skip Bayless Le'Veon Bell wrote an wonderful diss track for Skip Bayless
- January 31, 2017

Probably because my name is mixed in close with some of the greatest/They talk about patience, you close to testing my patience/You say whatever for ratings, I'm not blind, I can see/You say I'm just an average running back, no way you believe it . (more...)
National Football League investigating injury status of Steelers' Bell before AFC game National Football League investigating injury status of Steelers' Bell before AFC game
- January 28, 2017

Then head coach Mike Tomlin told the media in his end-of-season presser that he knew of the injury but didn't think it needed to be on the injury report ( more on that here ). Again, those missed practices were technically said to be not related to an injury, and that may be the case. "It's unfortunate that it became an issue in game". (more...)
Who will play longer Brady or Roethlisberger? Who will play longer Brady or Roethlisberger?
- January 27, 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers are just days removed from losing to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game. However, two things are crystal-clear based on what Roethlisberger said: defensive changes in personnel and philosophy must be made quickly and it's high-time to begin the search for his heir apparent. (more...)
As the AFC championship game approaches, many Steelers affected by the flu As the AFC championship game approaches, many Steelers affected by the flu
- January 27, 2017

It adds to his season total of 158.9 scrimmage yards per game, the 3rd most in National Football League history after what was a sour start to the year through suspension . When the Patriots (15-2) have the ball: It always starts with Tom Brady (12) for New England. The New England Patriots have never been quite the same since, stained by the suspicion of scandal, furious about an investigation and penalties they thought were unfair and unbelievable. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell was hurt heading into AFC championship game
- January 26, 2017

It was 31-0 by the time the Packers (12-7) scored, and by then, Rodgers was getting hit, hammered or hurried on just about every snap. Brady made a formidable defense (at least in the previous nine weeks) seem inept while upping his career record to 6-1 against the Tomlin-coached Steelers . (more...)
AP Analysis: Road trips end badly for Packers, Steelers AP Analysis: Road trips end badly for Packers, Steelers
- January 25, 2017

So it will be the New England Patriots vs the Atlanta Falcons at Superbowl LI, which takes place on February 5th at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. For the later game, the Steelers travelled to the fortress at Foxsborough. This element of the Falcons' game plan, therefore, is the wild card of this Super Bowl. (more...)
Philip Rivers in, Ben Roethlisberger out of Pro Bowl Philip Rivers in, Ben Roethlisberger out of Pro Bowl
- January 25, 2017

Both Hayward and Gordon are participating in the Pro Bowl for the first time in their careers. To do so, he'll take a red-eye to Orlando on Thursday. He established deep roots in San Diego during his 13 seasons with the Chargers. The San Diego Chargers announced less than two weeks ago that they'd be relocating to Los Angeles for the 2017-18 season, leaving the city that the franchise called home for 55 years. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger says he will evaluate his future this offseason
- January 25, 2017

I'd love to watch on Facebook Live. Roethlisberger said on Tuesday he would " consider all options " including "if there's going to be a next season" in the next couple weeks. Favre is a clear outlier here, and nine of the 15 started 12 or fewer games before retiring. And that move is much easier to make when the iconic quarterback is already sending signals that his time is dwindling. (more...)
Patriots' Tom Brady secures seventh Super Bowl appearance
- January 25, 2017

Top wideout Julian Edelman added eight receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown as Brady tied Joe Montana's playoff record with nine three-TD passing performances. "Before we played them they said I couldn't stop him", Phillips said. Belichick's seventh appearance in a Super Bowl will also be a record for a head coach. (more...)
Patriots playoff hero Chris Hogan had brief stint with Giants Patriots playoff hero Chris Hogan had brief stint with Giants
- January 25, 2017

If there's going to be any silver lining, it's that. Just like the NFC Championship , this game was over before the game really began. "To hold this team to nine points for 50 minutes is pretty good". "The style of play of the game was probably what was most disappointing", he said. "He had some good opportunities (against Pittsburgh) and he took advantage of them". (more...)
The Super Bowl is set with Atlanta versus New England The Super Bowl is set with Atlanta versus New England
- January 25, 2017

He was ready, however, to give his former lacrosse team mates from Penn State tickets for the Super Bowl clash against the Atlanta Falcons, to be played on February 5 in Houston. Unfortunately for the Steelers , he wasn't the only one of the Killer B's to be a non factor on Sunday. Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell , who had rushed for 167 yards and 170 yards in two playoff games, said he suffered a groin injury on the team's second play. (more...)
Steelers forget to cover WR Chris Hogan, Patriots score easy touchdown Steelers forget to cover WR Chris Hogan, Patriots score easy touchdown
- January 24, 2017

Atlanta's Matt Ryan is the MVP-to-be, and he's bolstered by superstar receiver Julion Jones and offensive coordinator and presumptive 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. Brady has been his usual spectacular self in those four meetings with the Falcons, completing a combined 67 percent of his passes for 1,193 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception for a 115.7 rating. (more...)
Hotel fire alarm starts Pittsburgh Steelers' AFC Championship game day Hotel fire alarm starts Pittsburgh Steelers' AFC Championship game day
- January 24, 2017

The New England Patriots are favored to win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game that kicks off at 6:30 EST. The incident appeared to be a prank, State Police spokesman David Procopio said this weekend. Last weekend there was a small kitchen fire which caused the alarms to go off and forced those inside to evacuate. More details from Sunday's arrest also emerged Monday - like what Harrison allegedly told police. (more...)
Patriots quarterback Brady baffled by Trump questions Patriots quarterback Brady baffled by Trump questions
- January 23, 2017

I will either be falling asleep on the couch at the end of leaving a noisy party thinking more about the commercials than the actual play on the field. "It was tough all game", Cockrell said. Of Bell, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said the Steelers "missed not having him out there". It looked like Ryan's day from the opening drive, when he completed 6 of 8 pass attempts for 64 yards and a two-yard touchdown to Mohamad Sanu. (more...)
Did Steelers hide Le'Veon Bell injury? Did Steelers hide Le'Veon Bell injury?
- January 23, 2017

But Bell came back in the middle of the second quarter, had his number called for a draw play, gained a mere 2 yards, and then decided he could do no more. "I was holding the team back". "I knew", Bell added. "I just couldn't do anything". Brown was able to shake loose for some receptions in the short-to-intermediate passing game, but his game-long catch was a modest 18 yards. (more...)
Super Bowl LI: Super Bowl Facts from A-To-Z Super Bowl LI: Super Bowl Facts from A-To-Z
- January 23, 2017

Frankly, it doesn't matter, as the Patriots are Super Bowl bound for the seventh time with Brady as its quarterback. Atlanta is an offensive force, averaging 40 points-per-game in the postseason after blowing out the Packers, 44-21, on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. (more...)
Chris Hogan plays big role in helping Patriots reach Super Bowl Chris Hogan plays big role in helping Patriots reach Super Bowl
- January 23, 2017

New England allowed just 24 sacks during the season. Quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and owner Bob Kraft have been in place for it all. "It's just one of those things where there's still a little more meat on the bone, and they're going to be standing in the way of it". Brady and Ryan are the two leading candidates for the MVP award. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown fined for Facebook Live video
- January 23, 2017

The league will look at how the Steelers punish Brown, and if the team fines him, don't expect the league to follow suit with a fine of its own. Well, I'm not sure if this latest bit of news makes AB more selfish or less selfish, but it sure as hell explains a lot. (more...)
Martellus Bennett playing through cracked bone, bone chips in ankle Martellus Bennett playing through cracked bone, bone chips in ankle
- January 23, 2017

A big part of that has to do with Bennett's willingness to play through injuries. In the AFC Championship Game, the Patriots will need more from Bennett in a favorable matchup for the tight end. It will definitely be worth watching how effective Bennett is Sunday night against the Steelers as a run blocker as well as he's expected to be on the field for almost every offensive snap. (more...)