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Steelers LB undergoes spinal stabilization surgery Steelers LB undergoes spinal stabilization surgery
- December 08, 2017

Shazier left Paul Brown Stadium on a stretcher less than four minutes into his team's 23-20 victory over Cincinnati following a tackle that left the 25-year-old writhing on the turf, his legs motionless. Shazier spoke to multiple teammates and has remained upbeat about the process. Shazier himself used Twitter to thank fans for their support. The Pro Bowl linebacker leads the Steelers in tackles and has three interceptions. (more...)
Steelers Mike Mitchell speaks out on confusion over National Football League rules Steelers Mike Mitchell speaks out on confusion over National Football League rules
- December 07, 2017

And don't forget, New England's Rob Gronkowksi was also suspended for a game for his late hit on Buffalo's Tre-Davious White on Sunday. "At the end of the day this is foot". He also took a shot at ESPN analyst Matt Hasselbeck . "Make that make sense", said Mitchell of the 2015 play. You can't. It's just the risk of playing football. (more...)
Steelers' Smith-Schuster, Bengals' Iloka each banned one game Steelers' Smith-Schuster, Bengals' Iloka each banned one game
- December 06, 2017

But if the National Football League goes soft - as they did with Rob Gronkowski's horrific hit against Buffalo's rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White, the Bengals might not have any problem playing that way in Minnesota. Also, I believe that that's not me. "You then "celebrated" the play by standing over him and taunting him. I apologize for that and with that being said, I hope he gets better". (more...)
Antonio Brown happy about Juju Smith-Schuster's block on Burfict Antonio Brown happy about Juju Smith-Schuster's block on Burfict
- December 05, 2017

While the injury to Shazier was unintentional, Smith-Schuster was called for two penalties on the play - one for unnecessary roughness and one for taunting as he stood over the injured Burfict after the hit. His list of questionable plays extends beyond the Bengals-Steelers rivalry. Burfict missed the first three games of the 2017 season for his illegal hit on Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman during a preseason game . (more...)
Steelers' Antonio Brown active, will play against Bengals on 'Monday Night Football' Steelers' Antonio Brown active, will play against Bengals on 'Monday Night Football'
- December 05, 2017

The Steelers enter the night on a six-game winning streak, sitting atop the AFC North with a 9-2 record. Cincinnatis late November defeats of the Browns and Broncos featured the continued improved play from veteran starting quarterback Andy Dalton . (more...)
Steelers' Mike Tomlin already anticipates 'fireworks' vs. Patriots Steelers' Mike Tomlin already anticipates 'fireworks' vs. Patriots
- November 28, 2017

But despite the Steelers having a glut of offensive weapons and a retooled defense, one prominent sports commentator doesn't think the Patriots should be anxious about the Black and Gold. I've got a great deal of confidence in them. The Steelers almost left one box unchecked Sunday night, when they beat the underdog Packers with a field goal as time ran out. (more...)
Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- November 26, 2017

This would have been an outstanding SNF game with Rodgers. "Sometimes you play well, sometimes you don't but, when I watch the video, I'm just impressed with their level of confidence in him by what they ask him to do and the manner in which they function, which appears to be very normal". (more...)
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...)