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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...)
Mike Tomlin gives candid response when asked again about the anthem Mike Tomlin gives candid response when asked again about the anthem
- September 27, 2017

The president said: 'Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owner, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, "get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired - he's fired!"'. We just decided we were going to sit it out. The only Steeler to take the field was former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva . He said the team is not a group that is interested in making statements, they're a group interested in making impacts. (more...)
Alejandro Villanueva Latest News, Photos, and Videos Alejandro Villanueva Latest News, Photos, and Videos
- September 26, 2017

On Monday, Roethlisberger said the Steelers would be on the field for the anthem "moving forward". Today, I heard former National Football League player Tiki Barber say, gloatingly, that these mass pre-game protests (of whatever) are here to stay. (more...)
Chief under fire after labeling Steelers' Tomlin with slur Chief under fire after labeling Steelers' Tomlin with slur
- September 26, 2017

I was frustrated and angry at the Steelers not standing for the anthem. "I am deeply regretful at what I posted". A message left with the department's president wasn't immediately returned Tuesday. He added: "People shouldn't have to choose". So we're not participating today. Villanueva, a West Point graduate who served three tours in Afghanistan, said he stood outside the tunnel because he wanted to be able to see the American flag. (more...)
Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva 'embarrassed' he stood alone for national anthem Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva 'embarrassed' he stood alone for national anthem
- September 26, 2017

Kaepernick's actions sparked a national conversation that several other NFL players have joined, protesting on multiple occasions and continuing even after Kaepernick became a free agent at the end of the season. Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva received a sizeable boost in popularity after defying his team's plan to sit out the national anthem. "I made my teammates look bad, and that is my fault". (more...)
Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva Publicly Apologizes For Coming Out During Anthem & Embarrassing Teammates Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva Publicly Apologizes For Coming Out During Anthem & Embarrassing Teammates
- September 26, 2017

Their decision to remove themselves came in response to President Trump's comments at a rally in Alabama Friday in which he said team owners should fire players who protested by kneeling during the "Star Spangled Banner". "I know I want to be on the field, [defensive end Cam Heyward] wants to be on the field and the guys in that locker room want to be on the field". Al thought we were standing with him. (more...)
Steelers player who stood for national anthem has top-selling jersey
- September 26, 2017

Despite the opposition, President Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon his appreciation for some of the support the US flag and National Anthem received, saying "kneeling is not acceptable" and ripping the struggling NFL for its "bad ratings". (more...)
Villanueva regrets how anthem decision played out Villanueva regrets how anthem decision played out
- September 26, 2017

Villanueva, who has been celebrated widely by those who aren't in favor of National Football League players kneeling in protest, said he feels bad that his action broke an appearance of unity among the Steelers . "People that are taking a knee are not saying anything negative about the military, they're not saying anything negative about the flag, they're just trying to protest that there are some injustices in America", he said. (more...)
Steelers will take field for anthem before game vs. Ravens Steelers will take field for anthem before game vs. Ravens
- September 26, 2017

The Chicago Bulls legend and current Charlotte Hornets owner told the Charlotte Observer in a statement "one of the fundamental rights this country is founded on was freedom of speech, and we have a long tradition of nonviolent, peaceful protest". (more...)
Alejandro Villanueva appearance surprised Steelers during anthem Alejandro Villanueva appearance surprised Steelers during anthem
- September 25, 2017

He is the recipient of the Bronze Star medal for valor and the Bronze Star medal for overseas service. Villanueva's #78 jersey is now a top seller on the website Fanatics.com, alongside superstars like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Odell Beckham Jr. (more...)
Steelers 2017 Week 3 Injury Report: Watt, Tuitt Both Limited Wednesday Steelers 2017 Week 3 Injury Report: Watt, Tuitt Both Limited Wednesday
- September 21, 2017

He has physical traits that you can't coach. Even if the tape hasn't been too kind to Glennon this season. He'll deliver and deliver in big way, much like he did in the latter part of 2016'. Offensively, the Steelers are averaging 23.5 points and 312.5 total yards (244.0 in passing and 68.5 in rushing) per game. The offense has yet to turn the ball over and the defense has picked up seven sacks, developments that have made other issues - such as 21 penalties over two games - tolerable. (more...)
HERE WE GO! Steelers win home opener vs. Vikings 26-9 HERE WE GO! Steelers win home opener vs. Vikings 26-9
- September 18, 2017

Against the Saints, the Vikings debuted their new workhorse running back. Despite Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer saying on Friday that he expects Bradford to play in the team's matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers this week, some began to express doubt about Minnesota's actual chance for success in 2017. (more...)
Bradford expected to play Sunday for Vikings despite knee injury Bradford expected to play Sunday for Vikings despite knee injury
- September 17, 2017

But the Steelers were able to hold onto the ball for the remainder of the game for the win. He's projected for 260.2 yards, 1.61 touchdowns and 16.2 FanDuel points if he plays in Pittsburgh. If Bradford's knee doesn't allow him to play on Sunday, then the Vikings will have to go with veteran backup Case Keenum . Two defensive starters were also listed as questionable: cornerback Xavier Rhodes (hip) and linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring). (more...)
Bradford had MRI on knee Bradford had MRI on knee
- September 15, 2017

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Bradford had an MRI on his left knee Tuesday after experiencing "swelling, pain, discomfort" after Monday night's victory over the Saints. "I'm concerned about all of our players". Zimmer then corrected himself, saying, "I anticipate that he will, yes". "Lots of guys have MRIs". It's worth noting the Vikings haven't made any roster moves this week (like activating quarterback Kyle Sloter from the practice squad) that would indicate they're anxious ... (more...)