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Steelers Getting More Production Out Of Tight End Position Compared To 2015

There has understandably been a lot of attention paid to the tight end position for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, and rightfully so when you consider the turnover that we have witnessed from the 2015 season to the present context. Since last season, the team’s rock at the position for...
Via Steelers Depot
3 hours ago

DeCastro, Foster Named In PFF’s List Of Top 25 Linemen

Perhaps the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line has not been as ‘flashy’, so to speak, as they may have been at certain times over the course of the past couple of seasons. There may not have been as many attention-grabbing signature blocks to accompany long gains on the ground, or on...
Via Steelers Depot
4 hours ago

Pittsburgh Steelers: Is the defense back?

Well, no. But, it’s certainly on the rise. The Pittsburgh Steelers have held their opponents to 14 or below for three straight weeks and seem to be getting it together. I don’t expect this dominance to continue, but I think the defense is good enough to win with. Ryan Shazier has taken control of the defensive side of the ball. As advertised coming out of college, Shazier has...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Defense Stabilizing With Shift Away From Rotations

From outward appearances, as the season progresses, it looks as though the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coaching staff is becoming more and more comfortable with their unit, and, as a result, it seems that they are shifting more and more away from the idea of rotating defenders at various positions as...
Via Steelers Depot
6 hours ago

AFC North Standings Week 14

The Steelers have emerged from their annual mid-season slump and are making their annual late-season playoff push. They’re now tied on top of the AFC North. The Steelers got a great win against the Giants. This puts them in position to win three of their next four and end up with ten wins. That tends […] Steelers: AFC North Standings Week 14 - Still Curtain - Still Curtain -...
Via Still Curtain
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers travel to Buffalo for rust-belt rivalry

Le'Veon Bell set the scene for Sunday's matchup between rust belt rivals Pittsburgh and Buffalo. "It's December football," the Steelers running back said. "We understand everybody is fighting for position. We just want to get the job done. That's all there is to it." The Steelers (7-5) have steered their season in the right direction, winning three straight after a four-game losing...
Via FOX Sports
14 hours ago

Steelers Power Rankings: Week 14

The Steelers have now prolonged their winning streak to three games and seem to be rolling forward into a pivotal December finish. Steelers Power Rankings: Week 14 - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Via Still Curtain
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison has great reason for why he wears sweatshirt to work out

Steelers linebacker James Harrison may be 38 years of age, but he plays like he’s 30. Harrison, one of the oldest defensive players in the NFL, has recorded five sacks and one interception so far this season, and he has racked up plenty of pressures and hits on opposing quarterbacks as well. Remember, it’s not all about sack totals, and Harrison is a big reason the Steelers’...
Via The Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger have 'top secret' nicknames for each other

With the success Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger have had, you would think the Pittsburgh Steelers' dynamic offensive duo wouldn’t want to change a thing.But it appears that is not the case. Microphones on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” caught Brown and Big Ben referring to each other by unusual first names.After Roethlisberger hooked up with tight end Ladarius Green on...
Via FOX Sports
18 hours ago

Steelers striking right balance during playoff push

PITTSBURGH (AP) Technically, the calls were different. In the Pittsburgh Steelers huddle, however, the translation was the same: Get the ball to Le'Veon Bell and get out of the way. Six straight times in the fourth quarter last Sunday against New York, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took the snap, turned around and put the ball in the hands of Pittsburgh's increasingly versatile...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell thinks Giants were trying to hurt him

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was not thrilled with what the New York Giants were doing on Sunday during the one-sided Steelers win. Bell feels that Giants defenders were trying to inflict injury, and he’s appreciative of his offensive line for protecting him from the worst of it. “I’m glad I got my guys. I call them my goons up front,” Bell said of his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in the Steelers win over the GiantsI could get used to the Steelers stringing wins together again. The Steelers played well in all three aspects of the game, with a few hiccups. Without further ado, I … Ladarius Green key factor for Pittsburgh Steelers playoff pushIn just his fourth game playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green recorded a 100 yard...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tomlin happy with cornerback Ross Cockrell's evolution

PITTSBURGH (AP) Mike Tomlin is not a big picture guy. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach, as he likes to say, prefers not to ''paint with a broad brush.'' Only when the season is over will Tomlin widen out the lens. Still, even with a month to go Tomlin acknowledged the responsibilities placed on cornerback Ross Cockrell have been borderline unfair. Signed off the waiver wire in the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ben McAdoo okay with Odell Beckham Jr.’s sideline smile

Giants coach Ben McAdoo didn’t have a problem with Odell Beckham Jr.’s smile after Antonio Brown caught a touchdown pass during the Giants’ 24-14 loss in Pittsburgh Sunday. Brown caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger with 7:10 left in the first half, giving the Steelers an 11-0 lead, and the camera caught Beckham smiling on the sideline. That might have...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers defense playing important role in turnaround

PITTSBURGH (AP) Lawrence Timmons leapt into the air to snag an Eli Manning pass and Pittsburgh Steelers teammate James Harrison felt like he was in the middle of a flashback. For a moment it was the 2009 Super Bowl all over again, the one where Harrison's 100-yard interception return for a touchdown on the final play of the first half helped the Steelers to a victory over Arizona...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Beckham blows off criticism of bromance with Antonio Brown

Odell Beckham Jr. had an eventful weekend even before he blasted officials following the New York Giants’ 24-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon. And now the enigmatic Giants wide receiver is blowing off any and all criticism over his pregame activities, not to mention some in-game conduct as well. First, Beckham on Saturday posted a video to Instagram showing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Cruz upset about lack of targets in Giants’ loss

The New York Giants attempted 39 passes on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not one of them went to Victor Cruz, and he is not happy about that. Cruz vented after the Giants’ 24-14 loss to the Steelers Sunday and said he wanted to get an answer for why he wasn’t targeted during the game. “I have no idea,” Cruz said after the game, via SNY. “That’s not a question...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown wants to be called “Ronald” now, for a “top-secret” reason

Apparently, Steelers’ receiver Antonio Brown wants to be addressed as “Ronald” now. When asked about his special cleats for the NFL’s week allowing players to express themselves via their footwear, Brown dropped this on the assembled media: Ronald pic.twitter.com/Wtp5SznZPW — Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) December 2, 2016 You should all be very confused with the situation...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Jabrill Peppers be the next Troy Polamalu?

Can the Pittsburgh Steelers find their next defensive star in Michigan ultimate play maker? Thirteen years ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise selected a hard hitting safety from the university of southern California, they made Troy Polamalu the #16 overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft. Man did they get it right, 12 sacks, 14 forced […] Steelers: Can Jabrill Peppers be the next...
Via Still Curtain
6 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison notified of yet another random drug test

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison found himself in familiar position Thursday morning when he was notified the NFL has selected him to undergo yet another random drug test. But given the frequency in which said “random” drug tests occur for Harrison, he’s anything but pleased with the situation. 6th or 7th random test this year and some guys haven't been tested...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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