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STEELERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Steelers defense might actually be worse in 2015

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense was supposed to take a step forward this year. It wasn’t expected to be anything like the feared defenses of Steelers past, but the hope was for early-round draft picks in recent years to come of age and make the unit serviceable. Instead, this defense is looking worse after Saturday’s 43-19 preseason loss at Buffalo. The Steelers were 27th...
Via The Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick: This offense fits my game and my style of play

New Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Michael Vick hit the ground running hitting on 4-of-5 passing for 106 yards in a 43-19 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Vick, who is competing against Landry Jones for the backup spot behind Ben Roethlisberger, looked confident running with a smaller playbook since signing with the team earlier this week. “This offense fits my game and my style...
Via 60 Max Power O
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trying to Make Some Sense of the Bryant Suspension

You may have noticed that following the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to Buffalo yesterday that neither Mike Tomlin nor Martavis Bryant would comment on Bryant’s pending suspension. There has to be a reason for that doesn’t there? More than likely, the silence was due to the fact that Bryant is appealing the four-game suspension and based upon what I’m hearing he may have a strong...
Via Steel City Blitz
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Didn’t Know Suspension Was Coming

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is currently facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy and after the team’s preseason loss Saturday to the Buffalo Bills, the former fourth-round selection was asked if he knew the suspension was coming. “Honestly, no,” said Bryant. “I don’t really... The post Steelers WR Martavis...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers vs Bills Post-Game Wrap-Up

Often times when you look at a final score, you often miss a lot of what really happened during the game. In the case of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 43-19 loss to Buffalo, the score pretty much says it all. In fact, it almost could have been worse. Thoughts on the Defense Buffalo entered the game with serious questions about their quarterback situation and the Steelers didn’t make...
Via Steel City Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers May Have Found A Cherry In Punter Jordan Berry

It’s been a while since the Pittsburgh Steelers have had a legitimate weapon at the punting position and based on the way their defense has played so far during the preseason, they sure could use one in 2015. In their blowout loss Saturday to the Buffalo Bills, the Steelers may... The post Steelers May Have Found A Cherry In Punter Jordan Berry appeared first on Steelers Depot...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Animal shelter cancels fundraiser at Heinz Field

The signing of quarterback Michael Vick to the Pittsburgh Steelers ruffled the feathers of thousands of protesters this past week. While some turmoil was naturally expected due to Vick’s notorious past for his role in running a dog fighting ring, the signing caused perhaps more uproar than anticipated. The Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center located in Pittsburgh...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Pittsburgh Steelers QB Michael Vick Throws Beautiful 63-Yard Commpletion For First Pass As A Steeler

Lots of Pittsburgh Steelers fans were not very happy when they found out that their team was signing Michael Vick to back up Ben Roethlisberger. They are not able to overlook the crimes Vick was convicted of, and don't think the Steeler should overlook them either. However, some may be swayed after they see what he can do in a Steelers uniform.Many will not be swayed, but Vick certainly...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers C Pouncey expected to return this season Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) under center Maurkice Pouncey (53) against Green Bay during the first quarter at Heinz ... Troy Polamalu still has the ear of Steelers Shamarko Thomas Although he retired in April, Troy Polamalu's presence is still felt within the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise. Just ask...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

The gulf between the end of the previous season’s Super Bowl and the start of the new NFL season seems like an interminable one. Sure, the draft, training camp and the preseason games satiate fans’ desire, but only briefly. We want the real thing, and the NFL knows this. That’s why the yearly season opener has been pushed up to Thursday nights in recent years and the league...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

C Maurkice Pouncey to be placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list, will miss first 10 games

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will most likely miss the first 10 games of the regular season with a broken fibula. According to Mark Kaboly of Tribelive.com, Pouncey is expected to be placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list. Given that designation, Pouncy will miss at least half the season with a likely return after the Steelers’ bye week. ...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Rooney II On Vick: He’s Made A Sincere Effort

Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II sat down with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews to give his first interview since the team signed Michael Vick Tuesday. Matthews began the interview asking several questions about Vick, including if Rooney himself talked to him before the team signed him. “I did. We were trying... The post Art Rooney II On Vick: He’s Made A Sincere Effort...
Via Steelers Depot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham Jr is the new hair of Head & Shoulders

With Troy Polamalu riding off into the retirement sunset, Procter & Gamble need a new face — er, hair — to be the NFL representative of Head & Shoulders. Given the fascination with his hair, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was a perfect fit. “I don’t think my hair is as good as Troy’s,” Beckham, who rocks a unique two-toned, black-and-blonde...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Martavis Bryant reportedly failed multiple marijuana tests

    Martavis Bryant was suspended four games by the NFL for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, reports said Thursday. Now we’re learning what led to the violation. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver failed multiple marijuana tests. #Steelers WR Martavis Bryant’s looming 4-game suspension is for multiple...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Martavis Bryant suspended four games

Martavis Bryant just gave fantasy football fans another reason another reason not to hold their drafts early. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday that the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. According to Schefter, the suspension already is under appeal. Bryant played in 10 games for the Steelers last...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anti-Vick Steelers petition draws more than 17,000 supporters

The Pittsburgh Steelers needed to bolster their backup quarterback slot, so they signed veteran Michael Vick to the team on Tuesday. And, though it’s been eight years since Vick served 21 months in federal prison for his role in running a dogfighting ring, many people are not forgiving or forgetting Vick’s horrible actions. As of this writing, the petition has soared past...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Protesters at Steelers’ facility after Michael Vick signing

    Six years after being released from prison on felony dog fighting charges, Michael Vick is still eliciting strong reactions from members of the community. Vick’s signing by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday was met with anger from some fans. Some even came out and protested the signing with anti-Vick signs: Small group of protesters outside #steelers headquarters...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Michael Vick — A Question of Team Character?

Once upon a time, Pittsburgh Steelers fans hated their quarterback. It didn't really matter who it was. From 1983, when Terry Bradshaw...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick signing a smart decision by Pittsburgh Steelers

Michael Vick sat in free agency for the majority of the offseason looking for a deal to join a team for the 2015 season, and his patience finally paid off. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Vick on Tuesday afternoon to be the primary backup to Ben Roethlisberger. Steelers announced they signed QB Michael Vick and placed QB Bruce Gradkowski on the Reserve/Injured List. — Adam Schefter...
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick signs with Steelers

    With Brad Gradkowski suffering a hand injury on Sunday that resulted in him needing surgery, the Steelers were in need of quarterback depth. They found help in the form of Michael Vick. Vick has signed a one-year deal with Pittsburgh. While Vick is not the same player he was during his younger days, he still has enough to be effective and that’s what attracted the Steelers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tajh Boyd signs with CFL team

After being cut by his third NFL team, former Clemson star Tajh Boyd will reportedly head north to continue his career as a quarterback. Boyd, who was recently released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, will play for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League.  After being released this month by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Phoebus High alum Tajh Boyd has signed w/ Saskatchewan...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Four-Time Pro Bowl Quarterback

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed four-time Pro Bowl quarterback on Tuesday after Gradkowski went down on injured reserve with season-ending finger and shoulder injuries. He’s seen an inevitable steady decline since his impressive 2010 Pro Bowl campaign, but the former No. 1 overall 2001 draft pick is an obvious upgrade on third-string quarterback Landry Jones. “There’s not a...
Via Gridiron Grit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Wallace Has Been Here Before for the Steelers

I don’t need to tell you what the term “deja’ vu” means do I? One guy for sure that doesn’t need a lesson is Pittsburgh Steelers’ back-up center Cody Wallace. Two years ago, Wallace found himself thrust into the starting center position after injuries to Maurkice Pouncey and then Fernando Velasco. Wallace again was called on early in the Steelers’ preseason win over...
Via Steel City Blitz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Maurkice Pouncey to undergo surgery on ankle

Sunday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers ended up as a 24-19 win for Pittsburgh, but both teams suffered huge losses. One of Green Bay’s worst nightmares might have come true as their star wide receiver Jordy Nelson left with what they fear is a torn ACL. It’s very difficult to replace Nelson, but the Packers do have second-year wide receiver Davante...
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers making mistake by playing hardball with WR Antonio Brown

The Pittsburgh Steelers have no intention of reworking star receiver Antonio Brown’s contract any time soon—a big long-term miscalculation in this day and age. General manager Kevin Colbert shot down rumors that Drew Rosenhaus was making progress on a new contract extension. He told reporters it was just a courtesy meeting, whatever that means, when Rosenhaus traveled to Jacksonville...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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