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Pittsburgh Steelers: What the Steelers have to be thankful for so far in 2014

With the NFL season revving up toward the playoffs, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in a relatively good position. They are tied for second in their division with a record of 7-4. If the team wins out, then they will reach the playoffs for the first time since the 2011-2012 season. On Thanksgiving, the Steelers certainly have aspects of their season that they should be thankful of that...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger: Super Bowl is ‘ultimate goal,’ not MVP

            Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would rather win the Super Bowl than be named MVP of the league. “If you asked any player that’s won MVP awards and never won a Super Bowl, I’m sure they’d trade that in in a heartbeat,” Roethlisberger told ESPN on Wednesday. “[An MVP] is a...
Via Sports-Glory
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers turned down chance to be called 'America's Team'

While the Dallas Cowboys are now refereed to by many as being “America’s Team”, it’s only because the Pittsburgh Steelers decided that they didn’t want to be branded that way. During an interview last weekend on the Talk of Fame Network radio show, Steelers owner Dan Rooney said that his father  Art Rooney turned down […] Steelers Turned Down Offer To Be Branded ...
Via Steelers Depot
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coming Off of the Bye, the Steelers Should Have No Excuses

You’ve likely heard the saying that “Excuses are like a$$ holes, everybody has them.” If you haven’t heard that before then consider yourself educated in yet another form of “coach speak.” I expect the excuses to be few from the Pittsburgh Steelers should they drop Sunday’s game to New Orleans for a number of reasons. Chief among them…. …is that they are facing...
Via Steel City Blitz
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Update: Jarvis Jones returns to practice

Pittsburgh Steelers sophomore LB Jarvis Jones officially returned back to practice on Tuesday. Jones, the former first round selection out of Georgia, was a limited participant in practice after missing time due to a wrist injury.  The news was reported via NFL.com as well as Pittsburgh Steelers reporter Bob Labriola. OLB Jarvis Jones, IR-designated to return, practicing today w...
Via NFL Injury Report
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

There’s No Place Like Home For Ben Roethlisberger Heading Into Week 13

After two straight road games the Pittsburgh Steelers will return home Sunday to face the New Orleans Saints. According to how he’s played so far this season, that’s great news for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. For starters, Roethlisberger and the Steelers are 4-1 at home so far this season. In addition to that, 18 of the […] There’s No Place Like Home For Ben Roethlisberger...
Via Steelers Depot
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Must Fix Secondary Miscues

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense welcomed back two of their injured leaders this week, Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor. Both Polamalu and Taylor have been re-activated just in time to take on Drew Brees, who flies into Pittsburgh on Sunday armed with the one of the NFL’s top-ranked passing offenses. Brees is coming off a 35-45, 420 passing yards day in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kanas City Chiefs poach Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad defensive tackle

It’s that time of year when NFL teams are starting to make hard decisions: do they give up on this season and build for the future, or do they make a push and try to get as far into the playoffs as they can? For the Kansas City Chiefs, the answer appears to be the latter. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs have poached a defensive lineman from the Pittsburgh Steelers’...
Via cover32 - Steelers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Everyone Practices!

It hasn’t been a great season for the defense. An already-shaky unit only faced more adversity as players they rely on left with injury, one after another. The team’s last two first round picks, linebackers Jarvis Jones and Ryan Shazier, have missed most of the season. Troy Polamalu, the ever-present former superhero, has been replaced by Will Allen, who might as well be his...
Via Blitzburgh Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Veteran CB Ike Taylor Thinks Rookie RB Josh Harris Has ‘Great Feet’

To hear Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor talk, we should all be excited about rookie undrafted free agent running back Josh Harris, who might just get a few carries Sunday when the team host the New Orleans Saints at Heinz Field. During his weekly show on Trib Live Radio, Taylor talked glowingly about Harris, […] Steelers Veteran CB Ike Taylor Thinks Rookie RB...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Playoff possibilities

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in control of their own playoff possibilities as the end of the season draws closer. Every team in the NFL has five games left and the scramble for playoff positions has begun. The Steelers currently have a record of 7-4 and are in a tie for second in the AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns. The Cincinnati Bengals are leading the division...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 Week 13: Steelers Fantasy Football Preview vs. Saints

Fresh off their bye week, the Steelers host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon, a 4-7 squad coming off three consecutive losses. This matchup has some tantalizing fantasy implications for Pittsburgh, as the Saints defense ranks 23rd or lower in every major defensive category. Let's look at the Steelers roster and see who to play, and who to avoid heading into Week 13...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steeler to get Polamalu, Shazier and Taylor back for Saints game

The Steelers defense has been wrecked by injuries over the last few weeks with safety Troy Polamalu, linebacker Ryan Shazier and cornerback Ike Taylor out. On Sunday the Steelers expect all three men to return to the field as the team comes off its bye week. This is great news for a defense which has had trouble stopping even the likes of Michael Vick and Zach Mettenberger in recent...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ike Taylor on return: ‘I was dang near in tears’

            Five Pittsburgh Steelers players returned from injury Monday to practice with the team. Linebacker Jarvis Jones, who was activated from the injured reserve/designated to return list, cornerback Ike Taylor, Ryan Shazier, Troy Polamalu and Shamarko Thomas were back on the practice field. Taylor has been out since fracturing his right forearm...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers current confidence level from national media is eye opening

It’s crunch time. That’s the best way to describe mid-November games in the NFL, contests that will ultimately start to thin the herd of playoff contenders, narrowing the field to those teams truly capable of making the postseason and leaving the pretenders exposed for the football world to see. What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions help provide...
Via cover32 - Steelers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount does Antonio Brown touchdown celebration (Video)

LeGarrette Blount enjoyed his first game with his new team, and he made sure to remind his old squad of his new success. Blount was claimed by the Patriots this week, days after the Pittsburgh Steelers cut him over his attitude problems. In his first game with the Pats, Blount scored on a 3-yard touchdown...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bouchette: Did Blount orchestrate his return to the Patriots?

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette raises a valid, if not hypothetical scenario: "Did LeGarrette Blount walk out on the Steelers so he could walk right back to the New England Patriots?" While he points out that there's no evidence that Blount's exit was a plan of sorts, the way it played has raised some, if not his eyebrow. His contention is that...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers bold predictions, NFL coaches who will be fired, Stafford’s fine GF

We’re essentially two-thirds of the way through the NFL season (nooooooo) and we know who the contenders are and who’s now focused on where they’ll pick in the draft. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from this past week to catch you up on anything you might have missed. Soak up Week 12! National Columns • Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after...
Via cover32 - Steelers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: The tale of two teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a winning season in 2014 but it has not come easy. The Steelers are 7-4 but they have not accomplished that record in the most convincing fashion. Pittsburgh basically has two different teams that can show up on any given day. One major factor into trying to figure out which Steelers team will show up is whether they are playing in Pittsburgh or not...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell suspended from Twitter after telling fan to ‘kill yourself’

Sometimes when you are a professional athlete or high-profile celebrity, you need to understand the power of fame. Unfortunately, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell is yet to fully grasp the concept that telling somebody to kill themselves is not a terrific idea, especially on Twitter. The Steelers apparently agree, telling Mitchell to stay off all social media platforms indefinitely...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pouncey on Blount's release: 'Blessing in disguise'

The Pittsburgh Steelers responded quickly to a budding controversy that arose when LeGarrette Blount turned his back on his teammates Monday night by releasing the disgruntled running back on Tuesday. Blount left the bench and walked off the field during the Steelers’ 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, apparently demonstrating his unhappiness...Read More ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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