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Pittsburgh Steelers: What Went Right and Wrong in 2016?

Welcome to 2017 and our latest series on End Zone Score. With the conclusion of the 2016 campaign, we are already recapping the season for each of the NFL’s 32 teams. The focus here is on a club’s strong suit this past year, as well as a shortcoming that may be an issue to address this offseason. Hence, what earned a thumbs up and what went awry for the 11-5 Pittsburgh Steelers...
Via EndZoneScore
41 minutes ago

Count PFF Among Those Who Think Steelers Need Another Pass Rusher

You probably don’t have to find an expert in order to locate somebody who is willing to share with you their opinion that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ biggest question facing the team heading into this offseason is how they can improve their pass rush, which has seemed to be a problem...
Via Steelers Depot
43 minutes ago

Concern in Pittsburgh that Antonio Brown cares too much about stats

Bad judgment on social media isn’t the only concern the Steelers have about Antonio Brown. The Steelers are also concerned that Brown is focused too much on his own personal statistics even at the Steelers’ expense, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network. According to the report, after DeAngelo Williams scored the Steelers’ first touchdown…
Via Pro Football Talk
52 minutes ago

Steelers Surprised By Patriots Tempo, Gameplan

It’s one thing to get out-executed which the Pittsburgh Steelers undeniably were Sunday evening. It’s another to be surprised by what an offense does and struggle to adjust. Which, according to Bud Dupree, is exactly what happened. “The first drive hit us by surprise,” Dupree said via Steelers.com. “They came...
Via Steelers Depot
1 hour ago

2017 Offseason Questions: Where Is The Ceiling For Jesse James?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While
Via Steelers Depot
4 hours ago

Martellus Bennett comes through on hilarious cake promise

New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett came through on his hilarious promise to make an awesome cake after winning the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. After his Pats beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17, Bennett said he would celebrate by making himself a cake that says “you’re awesome” on it. God bless Martellus Bennett: "I plan on going home + making myself a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cab driver ranks John Elway best QB ever, then finds out Elway’s in the backseat

It's a good thing cab driver Sam Snow is a big John Elway fan. Otherwise, this could've been awkward.While driving a group of people through Washington D.C., Snow was asked who he thinks is the best quarterback of all-time. He answered Elway, followed by Tom Brady (reluctantly) and Ben Roethlisberger.Then he turned around and saw Elway chuckling in the backseat. C'mon man, are you...
Via The Comeback
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown snubbed media after loss to Patriots

Antonio Brown was fined by the Pittsburgh Steelers last week for his infamous locker room video, and his wallet could be taking another hit in the near future for a totally different reason.Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted after the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night that Brown left the visitors locker room at Gillette Stadium without fulfilling his media obligations...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bell's tweet about Patriots from 2013 brings some laughs

If Le’Veon Bell was confident that his team could beat the New England Patriots heading into the AFC Championship Game Sunday night, his opinion of Tom Brady must have changed at some point in the past four years.Just months before he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers back in 2013, Bell was enjoying the AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Baltimore Ravens. The former...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

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As a member of the Sports Media Conglomerate, I feel like I must begin this article with an apology. Football fans: I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry that we've only had about one-and-a-half competitive football games so far this postseason. Trust me, next year, when Yardbarker gets a seat at the shadow cabal meeting that decides what happens during every NFL games, we'll make sure that...
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James Harrison on retirement: ‘I’m not done’

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison doesn’t sound like a player ready to retire, even after his team lost an opportunity to play in Super Bowl LI on Sunday in New England.“I’m not done,” Harrison said, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Harrison, who turns 39 in May, finished the 2016 regular season with 5.0 sacks. He added another 2.5 in...
Via The Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell hid groin injury from Steelers ‘for weeks’?

Nobody can know if a healthy Le’Veon Bell would have tipped the balance of the scales in Pittsburgh’s favor Sunday night against the New England Patriots. What we do know is that not having him on the field certainly made life more difficult for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who ultimately fell in a 19-point blowout loss.Bell said after the game was dealing with a groin injury for...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

AFC Championship Lost

The Steelers lost. What happened you ask? Well have you ever seen the Steelers and Patriots play eachother? That happened. The same thing that happens every time. The Steelers started their day bright and early at 3 am when the fire alarm in their hotel went off. As everyone knows, Foxboro is haunted. The Patriots […] Steelers: AFC Championship Lost - Still Curtain - Still Curtain...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady's controversial non-fumble altered the course of the AFC Championship

It was another Tom Brady fumble that wasn't.Fifteen years after the Tuck Rule, the New England Patriots were the winners of a dicey, controversial instant-replay review of a would-be fumble by their future Hall of Fame quarterback. This time -- coming early in the third quarter of Sunday's AFC championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers -- wasn't a definitive game-changer...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Curtains for Steelers defense in 36-17 AFC title game loss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) LeGarrette Blount burst through the line at the Pittsburgh 19, slipped one tackle and bulled into another defender at the 9. Defensive back William Gay wrapped him up, but just got pushed backward. Three more Steelers pitched in, still unable to bring the New England running back down. And then three more defenders - along with a whole bunch of Patriots,...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tomlin, Steelers fined Antonio Brown $10,000

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots mired in controversy. Said controversy surrounds a Facebook Live video star receiver Antonio Brown posted immediately after the team’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Playoffs.Brown’s video, which drew widespread criticism around the NFL (the Patriots included...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Facebook encouraged Brown to post locker room video

Antonio Brown ruffled more than a few feathers when he did a 17-minute live broadcast on Facebook after the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend.Mike Tomlin was caught saying some things that should have remained in the locker room, and the video gave the New England Patriots some bulletin board material for the AFC Championship Game.Now we’re hearing, via...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

10 best undrafted players remaining in NFL playoffs

Three games remain in the 2016 NFL season.The Packers visit the Falcons in the NFC championship game Sunday and the Steelers visit the Patriots in the AFC championship game.Super Bowl LI will be played Feb. 5 in Houston.After that will be three months of draft talk, and many people won’t know what they’re talking about.Players who turn out to be busts will be talked about like...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maurkice Pouncey on Ben Roethlisberger: ‘I love him more than anything’

Maurkice Pouncey made it plain this week that his bromance with Ben Roethlisberger is still going strong after all these years. The veteran Pittsburgh Steelers center gushed over the quarterback during an interview with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews. Put plainly, Pouncey has nothing but love for Big Ben. “Man Ben, that’s my guy,” Pouncey said, as transcribed by Steelers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers

With only three head coaches in the last 48 years, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the standard bearers for coaching sustainability and retention. The 16 coaches in franchise history including two Hall of Fame players and one Hall of Fame coach. How many of the leaders of the Steelers can you name?Clue: Years ActiveNote: Includes seasons as the Pittsburgh Pirates
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ben doesn’t expect headset issues this time at Gillette

Ben Roethlisberger expects a “hostile environment” at Gillette Stadium during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game showdown with the host New England Patriots. But the Pittsburgh Steelers signal-caller doesn’t anticipate any headset issues this time around. Recent history explains why headset issues would even be a point of discussion heading into Sunday’s game. During the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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