Steelers Place DE Brett Keisel On Injured Reserve, Sign DE Clifton Geathers

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed defensive end Brett Keisel on injured reserve Monday and signed defensive end Clifton Geathers to take his place on the 53 man roster.

Keisel was placed on injured reserve after he tore his triceps Sunday in the loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Geathers was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of South Carolina. He has spent time with Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins since entering the league.

Prior to being released by the Redskins last month, Geathers played 93 snaps on defense. He registered six total tackles in the six games that he played in.

At the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine, Geathers measured in at 6074 and weighed 299 pounds. He did 26 reps on the bench and posted a forty-yard dash time of 4.98 seconds. Geathers now reportedly weighs 325 pounds.

Geathers is the younger brother of Robert Geathers, who currently plays on the defensive line for the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • steelant

    Who is he

  • Chad

    Adios Big Man. It was truly a privilege watching you compete all of these years.

  • Melly

    So glad we have Clifton Geathers, and Landry Jones!!!!!!!

  • John Williams

    It would be nice to have Josh Mauro or Nick Williams….but we continually misjudge talent in this organization. What a farce!

  • Matt Manzo

    Just hope he isn’t another Cam Thomas!

  • Rick M

    6th professional team, but that’s pretty much you expect at time of year. He’s a four-game (and hopefully longer) body.

    Hindsight is easy, but you do have to wonder why one of Williams or Mauro wasn’t kept on the 53-man roster. You didn’t have to be a rocket scientist to see the lack of depth on the D-line. Why they didn’t risk another player on the Practice Squad to keep either Mauro or Williams is beyond me. They gambled unnecessarily and lost.

  • ApexSteel

    Someone who probably won’t play

  • Paddy

    Another great find by the scouting dept. Guess “jumpy” geathers was too busy

  • Michael Pearce

    This guy is not even in Cam Thomas league, and that should tell you as much as you need to know.

  • Matt Manzo

    I think they thought Cam could back up DE and NT? Like they thought Emmanuel could help get us to the SB! I’m still pissed about not taking the Pats 3rd!

  • JohnH

    Now that’s funny!!!

  • steeltown

    …and with 6WRs (+Archer) on roster.. as soon as Lance Moore was healthy and active and I saw that Bryant was making immediate contribution when activated I would’ve relegated JB to the PS or released DHB outright. Been wanting 7DL on this roster for awhile.

  • Spencer Krick

    There’s a good chance this guy makes Cam Thomas look like a pro bowler.

  • Matt Manzo

    Maybe we could trade Ben for Mauro?! Had to say it!

  • 20Stoney

    The problem is we KNEW Al Woods could do that. Oh well…

  • Rick M

    Don’t blame you. The again if we picked another Dri Archer with that late 3rd-round selection it wouldn’t have mattered anyways.

  • Rick M

    Exactly.

  • Bill

    Oh! Another player with a sure fire present day Steelers performance envelope!

  • steeltown

    One more guy that WONT be around next season

  • dgh57

    Lol! As long as he takes Cam Thomas with him!

  • Rick M

    By the way, was Williams activated last night by K.C. Assume not but didn’t see the game.

  • SteelersDepot

    If McLendon is healthy, Geathers isn’t likely to dress.

  • SteelersDepot

    inactive

  • steeltown

    <———–will be missed

  • Melly

    When 1 of your DEs is 36yoa, 1 is a rookie, and 1 has been god awful…U would think that u would have a lil insurance JIC?!?

  • 20Stoney

    You have been saying that for some time and you’re exactly right. The roster management has not been good. Maybe the people that were first defending the loss of Woods, and then Maruo and Williams as inconsequential might now realize it really wasn’t.

  • steeltown

    Has Geathers been playing DE exclusively, he seems huge for a DE

  • afrazier9

    The cons tenet screw ups should have someone on the hot seat. I wonder who LOL

  • Guest

    6 Tackles in 6 games wow im thrilled

  • steelant

    6’8 hmm let him block some field goals and extra points.

  • SteelersDepot

    McCullers has one in 5 games and 44 snaps.

  • Eric MacLaurin

    Has anyone told the Steelers about the practice squad?

    Are there really 200 or so players on teams practice squads that are worse than the guys we find on the street?

  • SteelersDepot

    One deterrent is the fact that if they sign a player off another practice squad they have to pay him three weeks at the minimum.

  • Eric MacLaurin

    Fair enough but that just means a roster spot since you always have to pay someone to be on the team. If you’re just getting someone you plan to cut in the near future I agree but it seems like there should be someone out there worth a 3 week minimum wage flyer.

  • Kevin artis

    You had a 36yr old playing all those snaps and it finally tooks its toll. We have so much dead weight on this roster. You can’t tell me Landry Jones, Dri Archer, Justin Brown, DHB could not have been place on the practice squad, cut or inactive and brought up Amaro or Williams. SMH.

  • Kevin artis

    Well, Cam Thomas is still money from Rooney’s as we speak.

  • keith evans

    the guy will likely never see the field, why worry? i’m just excited that Tuitt will see more snaps which can only aid his progression after all he was touted as first round material.

  • walter mason

    Yea you would think but it appears Josh Mauro and Williams were the best players available in the entire league.

  • CodeNameJerk

    What does this say about Jarvis Jones, if anything? Perhaps they’ll drop Geathers once Jarvis is healthy.

  • JohnB

    Guys, seriously, Thomas isn’t going anywhere till at least the end of the season. Stop thinking that we’re just going to stop paying/playing him just cause he’s god awful. They made the bed, they’re lying in it.

  • JohnB

    if we misjudged the talent they wouldn’t be on the team in the first place. What other players have we let go that went on to have better careers than they did with Steelers? Before you say Urbik, he is average at best. Also just cause they’re on the practice squad didn’t guarantee them a spot on the 53 when someone got hurt. they are the backups to the backups that you use in DIRE situations, which is why Mauro and Williams were picked up, cause the teams that picked them up NEEDed them…Arizona was/is kicking butt and it has little to do with Mauros 3 tackles.

  • Michael Stover

    No way, he’ll start. What’s their other option? Rookies Tuitt and McCullers? THE HORROR!

  • Michael Stover

    Bringing Keisel and Harrison and now Geathers does nothing for the future of the team. And we’re not winning the superbowl this year, we all knew that – so what exactly was the point? Now we get to look forward to next year with again, more holes than decent draft picks or upcoming young guys.

  • Michael Stover

    We have another 36 yr old playing even more snaps. The chances of Harrison’s body going kaput before the end of the regular season is pretty good too.

  • Tomislav Ivan Mikula

    Because the Steelers are in the Playoff hunt and they are going to do what they can to win now. We win out and we win the AFC North. Simple.

    We don’t have a single whole on offense, we just have holes on defense. CB and OLB are the two big wholes, maybe a NT. I think we can fix thode with 7 draft picks. You could argue FS but I’d say give Mitchell another year first

  • Tomislav Ivan Mikula

    I PROMISE you that if you put Dri Archer on the practice squad he would get signed on waivers before he reached there. You are talking about the fastest player in the NFL. And a rookie.

  • frednash

    Agree

  • WilliamSekinger

    Zing!

  • SG

    6 teams in 4 years, impressive. He’ll fit right in with this group of underachievers.

  • sean mcmartin

    six total tackles in six games. and still kept cam thomas. Are You Kidding me?
    So the FO is giving up as well.
    The only way the Rooney’s will here the fanbase is to hit them in the wallet.
    Other than that, Looks like they don’t care their team sucks.

  • gene mann

    cam thomas should be benched he stinks

  • Michael Stover

    I agree, these were good moves if your goal was to win the division and just make it to the playoffs this year. Great. Of course, aiming that low is the definition of mediocrity to me.

  • ANDREH

    Once again this team does not make good decision when it comes to evaluating talent…all you need to do is look know further then their recent draft class. Most of those guys have already flamed out of the league. I have always said Cowher was a better evaluator of talent then the guy that’s currently holding the position. You have ask yourself something is Mike Tomlin days numbered in Pittsburgh? That’s the question…

  • Jones

    Absolutely. One of my all time favorites. Just bought a #99 jersey last week, too (inb4 “it’s your fault, you jinxed him!”)! I’ll wear it proudly at the Atlanta game!

  • Jones

    Somebody will figure out how to use him…. We can’t seem to…

  • WilliamSekinger

    With their 1st round pick, the Pittsburgh Steelers select Danny Shelton, NT, Washington.

  • Devon Day

    He will most likely be gone by then. Marcus Peters or PJ Williams may be the safe bet….. more so Williams.

  • sean mcmartin

    Offense is not about filling holes, They beat Indy and Baltimore convincingly. The talent is there.
    If you caught Sundays game It was obvious Ben was not ready to go after the bye week and having extra time to prepare. And that is what Tomlin accepts as effort.
    If your boss at work said it was ok if you winged it and did just enough. Most would give just enough to get by.
    the really good QB’s prepare and work on their game. E. sanders was being respectful and not saying Ben is lazy.
    My Point is a Good Pete Carrol type coach would be handling this unit and getting them ready to go from the 1st quarter.
    They need Jon Gruden or someone like him who understands football and demands effort during and before the games.

  • sean mcmartin

    six tackled in six games..maybe they got him so people would quit bashing cam.

  • JohnB

    I wish being lazy got me 2 Super Bowl rings.

  • steelant

    I think they drop justin brown or landry jones for jarvis jones spot

  • steelant

    To practice squad

  • Chad

    At Hamptons best he had 27 on over 400 snaps.

  • steelant

    I argee pj williams or trae waynes. I think we double up on cornerback in draft maybe even 3 cause only cortez and willie g and maybe blake will b back.

  • Jason Vancil

    If Cowher had his way we would not have drafted Ben. Cowher aka “The Holy One” also drafted Jamain Stephens, Scott Shields, Troy Edwards, Jeremy Staat, etc…

  • Jason Vancil

    Well, JJ Watt was unavailable.

  • Jason Vancil

    Peters has done himself no favors by getting kicked off the team. Doubt the Steelers will have him on their board.

  • sean mcmartin

    I did not clarify, so I get your ire.
    When Ben was younger You could see the type of drive that wins rings.
    did you see a prepared QB who took control of his offense and beat the 4-7 saints on Sunday.
    Please , P. Carol is having issues on the way to the playoffs with a Strong defense. and it seems to me they played the Steelers and lost in the SB, Now they have rebuilt and are contenders, we are holding out hope 36 yr old players can save the season.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Everyone forgets that! It took Rooney to tell Cower to ‘take a second look’ at Ben. Which in the NFL world means you better pick the QB! lol

  • JohnB

    Well, i don’t think being prepared (or not) is what was wrong with Ben on Sunday. Being prepared doesn’t help you sailing balls too high/low. I think he had an off day, and i wouldn’t blame Tomlin for that performance. When they played Houston/Indy/Baltimore, you saying Ben was more prepared for those games? You’re saying Tomlin only prepared them for those games? Can you call it a fluke if it happened twice two weeks in a row?? Tomlin Didn’t have Ben for the first four games last time he took us to the Super Bowl so i don’t want to hear that “P. Carrol issues” crap. They’re both good coaches and i like Tomlin where he is.

  • sean mcmartin

    They already flushed millions on guys who are not up to par. and seeing as they should have tons of draft info and tape about Some of the guys on other Practice squads. Isn’t it at least an option the Steelers should consider?

  • Matt Manzo

    Yes! Though the third might come from FA. I hope we draft a Safety, too!

  • Guest

    He may indeed be gone, or he could very well slide into the 2nd or 3rd round. Nix slid to the 3rd because of the lack of need at the position.

  • JohnB

    Mike Tomlin fired in Pittsburgh because an undrafted PS player was signed off waivers.

  • guest

    He may indeed be gone, or he could very well slide into the 2nd or 3rd round. Nix slid to the 3rd because of the lack of need at the position.

  • gene mann

    hopefully Mr Rooney talks to tomlin this draft

  • Rick M

    Unlike you, I don’t think Tomlin is a good coach. But you’re right there is no way it’s his job to get a $100 Million player prepared to play well from game to game. That’s on Ben and the O-Coordinator.

  • Rick M

    I like your use of the term “drive”. That does seem to have disappeared from Ben’s play. As for the bringing back of 36-year-old players, that’s just applying temporary patches to a leaky, sinking boat

  • JohnB

    What you think he just STOPPED motivating/Preparing his players ?? are you kidding me? you’re crazy. Crazy people call a top 10 coach a bad coach. Who is the best coach then? and why arnt they at the superbowl every year? and why arnt we talking about how every draft they hit home runs? oh yeah CAUSE THATS NOT HOW IT GOES!!!

  • Rick M

    Do you even read people’s comments before frothing at the mouth? That’s all I really have to say.

  • Steven Vincent

    Released by the REDSKINS??? If they start this scrub over Tuitt I am going to scream in the streets.

  • gene mann

    sorry but get a playmaker at either OLB or CB

  • gene mann

    well he a vet sure the line him next to thomas

  • Steeler Fanatic

    Good points… Our depth is non-existent. I am ‘that guy’ who doesn’t want to re-sign Ben because Colbert needs all the resources he can to find talent…Having a $25m per year will hamstring us for years.

  • Steven Vincent

    Larry Foote is kicking ass over there in Arizona. Bonehead to cut him.

  • JohnB

    yeah but NOT having a franchise QB will certainly “hamstring” us.

  • JohnB

    a always froth at the mouth, so no. i read your comment and replied accordingly.

  • JohnB

    yeah on one hand boneheaded to cut a 30+ year old who was frequently injured for us. A lot of people wanted him gone, now that he is, we weep to have him back to play capably for 2 years. Other hand, He IS kicking ass over there in Arizona, But i don’t think he’ll play as good as he did in the earlier years for us.

  • cencalsteeler

    I’d rather see young developmental players like Mauro and Williams play to records of 8-8, as opposed to rental vets playing to the same average record like DHB and others.

  • gene mann

    they do love their vets

  • Rick M

    Mike Tomlin won one SB and got to another with players he inherited who had won the 2005 Superbowl and gone 15-1 in 2004. Yes, they had a letdown year in 2006 as happens to many SB champions.

    In the last 3 years, without the Cowher-era players, Tomlin’s record is 23-22. He, supposedly, has one of the better QB’s in the league and his record is .500. He’s as much a Top 10 coach as I’m an NFL receiver.

  • JohnB

    Yeah we wont give credit to the type of probowlers he brought to this team like Antonio Brown, Woodley(who killed it at first), Decastro, Pouncey, Bell…those are the probowlers..not to mention Heyward, Timmons, and Mike Wallace. AND he brought James Harrison to the forefront while Cowher left him in the wings. And Tomlin has a SuperBowl ring with TB so he must know what he’s doing. Name me 5 coaches that are better? Carroll, Billichek, McCarthy, who else? fox? get out! Oh yeah Cowher lost one superbowl in ugly fashion (i guess he didn’t prepare Neil O’Donnel) and won the other HORRIBLY..seriously that Seattle vs Pitt SB was one of the worst. Tomlins win was a lot more convincing.

  • Tammie Sherrell Hill

    Benched? He should be kicked out the league and banned from the sport completly

  • LucasY59

    Its pretty early to be guessing who could go when, Shelton would be a good pick in the 2nd (NT not a 1st rd pick just like RB, if you don’t need to pick a RB, you don’t need a NT (to stop said RB) that is only on the field half the defensive snaps or less) I would like to see better play from the NT position, but would like to see what McCullers can do instead of using a high rd pick (if they do, Shelton is the Man)
    Hopefully signing Geathers is as a emergency only player, and Tuitt and McCullers get more snaps with the unfortunate loss of The Beard

  • LucasY59

    Other possible 2nd rdrs are OLB Kikaha (more of a need IMO) from UW or CB Peters (depending on the predraft workouts and senior bowl, Peters might not even be a 2nd rd pick, he will have to put up some pretty impressive numbers to overcome getting kicked off the team)

    Lots of other guys as well, and a lot of time that will change things quite a but up until the draft actually starts

  • Willoughby Spitt

    We’re $@#*&( if Cam Thomas starts & plays any significant amount of time over Tuitt.

  • LucasY59

    If I was going to go by which postion to draft based on need (which means a player that is more valuable than said positon player available i.e. if a top LT is available in the 1st they should take him even though I would say CB is the biggest need)
    1st CB
    2nd OLB
    3rd TE (not many prospects this year but would like to see a talented young TE on the Roster, if not give Blachflower another year to show what he has)
    4th LG or LT (would like to see Villanueva be the backup LT next yr)
    4th comp (sanders) 2nd CB
    5th FS (golden doesn’t get any D snaps just ST, and Mitchell has not played as well as hoped)
    6th RB depth behind Bell (maybe Harris is the guy, but make him earn it)
    7th DE another late rd developmental DE for depth and hopefully not lose him like they did twice this yr
    7th comp? whoever they don’t think they can get as a UDFA
    (not sure about the comps, but hope they at least get a couple)

  • LucasY59

    4th rd or later I think he could be worth the risk

  • LucasY59

    him McCullers and Villanueva = hard to kick (or pass) through the Trees

  • Vic

    Very well said…completely agree.

  • Vic

    That was exactly my same thought. Who make these decisions..tomlin?

  • Vic

    Darrius Hayward bay was also too the fastest player in the nfl at one point and look how his career has turned out. Speed isn’t everything

  • sean mcmartin

    So a head coach is not responsible for his QB being ready to play , Because he is paid 100 million dollars.
    So if you were the head coach, You would do nothing like Tomlin did when he was on pace for six picks and losing the game. Ok

  • NinjaMountie

    I don’t know about your argument here, John. Tomlin won the SB with a roster that was full of Cowher developed players. You can’t use James Harrison as an example because Cowher was developing him for 3 or 4 years before he started; back then we actually had capable back-ups ready to be the “next man up.” I’ll give you Brown and Bell as great additions, but in all honesty Decastro and Pouncey are pretty average, especially given their draft position.
    Tomlin has only had 4 double digit win seasons since he got here, two of them are with Cowhers roster. Anyone watching this team knows it has gotten progressively worse under Tomlin. If we don’t have a miraculous finish to the year, this will make 3 straight poor seasons. We don’t have much reason to think next year will not be the same either. Now to be fair, Cowher had on 3 year span that he had poor teams and some other years that weren’t so good. However, Cowher never had that “franchise” QB. What he did he did with journeyman players at the most important position in football. Tomlin has had the benefit of a franchise QB (yes, Ben is indeed that) the whole time, yet he continues to struggle. He is by no means a top 5 coach. He appears to be a poor coach, and I for one wouldn’t mind him being shown the door.

  • Rick M

    Agree with your logic and facts. I always think coaches are done in by poor personnel, but there are a few variables beyond personnel that make me think Tomlin isn’t the right guy. Most importantly, it’s the year-after year-struggles against teams we should easily beat. It’s become almost comical – losing to the 2-10 Jets and Tampa, and barely getting by Tennessee and Jacksonville. That’s just not the sign of a good head coach when it happens year after year. On a lesser note, Tomlin’s clock management and game management skills haven’t really improved in 8 years on the job. We’ve benefitted from a pretty easy schedule the last few years and we’re pretty much a .500 football team.

    Being fair, Colbert should be on the hot seat as well. If he has final say on draft choices, he has done an incredibly poor job on the defensive side of the ball. His evaluation of team personnel and FA’s has also been sub-par.

  • Pete Carrol who flamed out in this league twice before returning to college football and then got outta dodge before sanctions came down on his team. And then picked players from the pac 10/12 that beat up on his team. Didnt really take many of his own guys. And if he didnt couch the senior bowl he wouldn’t have Russel Wilson either, because that where they met.

    Yea, that’s the coach you should single out…

  • joed32

    It was almost unanimous on this board and the others that I frequent that Foote had lost a step and should be cut. It’s easy in hindsight to say he is doing well now. I like having Shazier and Williams with their talent and their youth over Foote who is about at retirement age.

  • joed32

    Woods is no better than Cam. Some here seem to think that Woods is a young up and comer.
    He was drafted the same year as Cam and was cut by the Saints, picked up and then cut by the Steelers, picked up and cut by Tampa Bay, picked up and cut by Seattle, then was picked up by the Steelers again.
    Now he’s in Tennessee. Not a terrible player at all but not a savior either.

  • joed32

    Exactly the same number of teams as Al Woods in 4 years.

  • joed32

    Tuitt will get more action now that Keisel is gone. I just hope he can show something more than he showed in his 28 snaps on Sunday. He needs to get better in a hurry.

  • steeltown

    One loss wasn’t a back breaker, even losing a 2nd prospect while disappointing wasn’t the end of the World, but the sum of all three losses is huge.

    My question is how is Geathers any better than Hemer at this point… atleast Hemer was with us in camp and should know the defensive scheme and assignment

  • Kevin artis

    I was going to say the same thing about speed. Also willie fault and renardo neiamiah if anybody remember those. Plus would it make any difference if he was pick off the practice squad?

  • JohnB

    Dude im tired of that argument. whats he supposed to do? dump cowhers players when he got here?? no. Cowher wasn’t even gonna Draft Big Ben! Fact of the matter is. you cant call him a bad coach till you see what he does when Bens gone to prove that argument.. I mean look at Coughlin out there…won Super Bowls and his team is one of the most inconsistent in the league for years. Tomlin hasn’t had a losing season yet. not ready to show him the door. I have friends that are die-hard browns fans, do you know what they would give for a coach that was half the salt of Tomlin?

  • 20Stoney

    “Woods is no better than Cam”

    We’ll have to agree to disagree about that.

  • johnhoien

    I like what you are saying, but you need to be able to stop the bleeding if someone like tuit is having a bad game… There will be a struggle, but it should not kill us.. Tuit will get more snaps.. Hopefully he will take the next step and where the mantle.

  • NinjaMountie

    Okay, Cowher wasn’t going to draft Ben. Is that supposed to prove something? Then you say that you can’t call Tomlin a bad coach until Ben is gone to see what he does. What?? Smh! So, you want to take away the franchise QB and expect them to do better? Umm, I’m not following that. Facts are we drafted better back then, developed better back then, and prepared better back then. The results of Tomlin’s era support those statements. You may be tired of hearing it but it doesn’t make it incorrect.
    I don’t hate Tomlin. I think he was a good assistant. I don’t think he’s a good enough HC for this organization.

  • johnhoien

    I liked pj Williams highlights.. Saw a lot of tackles for a loss from the cb position.. Looked almost like a saftey I know ..(Troy) coming up and making a tackle on an unsuspecting RB or a WR screen. He has a first/ second round grade… I have him down as our first choice… Hopefully they will see the value of darting a first round talent this year at this very worthy position.

  • johnhoien

    He’s depth.. Not an underachiever. This whole league is made up of different talent levels. Guys that work their butts off but are not starters. Having a bad day are we?

  • JohnB

    Pointing out the Ben Draft thing cause this organization would be in a totally different spot had the coach had his way. and you are saying that we should judge Tomlin the way we do because he’s playing with “Cowhers team” once Ben retires or whatever, that excuse will be gone and we’ll see how he can draft QBs and manage a team with “his own players.” But he hasn’t lost a season, he hasn’t lost the team, you guys want the guy gone cause we lost to the Saints and lost some Practice Squad guys. Its crap like that that doesn’t make me take you guys seriously.

  • joed32

    That’s fair, your opinion is as good as mine. But Woods is on his 6th team in 4 years.

  • T R

    the reason is so that young guys can learn from these guys. before getting thrown into the fire and getting hurt or confidence deflated.. So they can learn the system.

  • T R

    you cant win the super bowl if you don;t first win the division or make the playoffs.

  • T R

    Every team has super bowl caliber players after they won the superbowl, but how many teams go back to the super bowl with their inherited teams who they won the superbowl with. The Steelers and the Patriots are the only repeat teams. So whats wrong with all the other Super Bowl teams with inherited players.. Tomlin was able to do it.. Why was Baltimore, Indianapolis, Green Bay, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, the Rams. I can go on and on. On all the one year wonders teams. Tomlin was able to keep the team winning…

  • T R

    Well obviously your opinion he is not good enough to be a head coach..its not winning this arguement cause he has SB ring on his finger..

  • Tomislav Ivan Mikula

    Ok let me reiterate this. If DHB was dropped in his first season with minimal snaps played, he wouldn’t make it through waivers. Archer is less than a season into his career. Someone would take a flyer on him and make a roster spot for him. Young rookie with lots of potential. Just because we play him 2 snaps a game doesNT mean the other teams would swarm for him

  • Tomislav Ivan Mikula

    This is stupid. None of you are GMS or Head Coaches and your opinion is invalid. Tomlin has one of the highest win rates for an NFL coach. Nobody is going to drop him.

    Dropping Big Ben?? Do you not remember from 1980 from 2004 when we didn’t have a franchise qb? Yeah those were the wonder years. The cap space will go up again this year to help pay for the qbs increas in ng salary. Would you rather have Landry Jones throwing it.

    This is what irks me about this community becbeyond belief, wwent to my first Steelers game and watched the Steelers lose this week. I don’t care if the Saints are 4-7, they have a top 5 qb and a great head coach. That combination can beat any team any week. Examples? Steelers beating IND and Baltimore. Great qb play and a head coach.

    Steelers are 7-5. Not 2 – 10. I am going to repeat this so people understand. We are 7-5. If we win the final four games, we will win the AFC North. That simple. It’s been 3 years since we Con trolled our own destiny, so we are improving immensely.

    Calm down and realize the sky is not falling. 2 years ago we were critized for having one of the oldest rosters in the NFL. So now we have an average age of 25. We flushe’d out old talent with new, now we are reloading. Steelers could very well finish the season with a 10-6 record.

    A month ago we were crying for Big Ben to be MVP, now we should drop him?? I am so glad the fan base isNT running this organization, because we would be like the Browns.

  • Tomislav Ivan Mikula

    Michael.. we are coming off back to back 8-8 seasons. Our goal every year is to win the division. That is every teams number one goal. You win your division, than you worry about the play offs.

    Or you can be like Rex Ryan and say every year you will win the Superbowl every year. Let’s ssee how that turned out for him?

  • Michael Stover

    Sigh. It’s not about saying you’ll win the superbowl every year. Not realistic. But it is about saying that winning the superbowl is our ultimate goal always, and a realistic assessment might put us 1, 2, 3, 4+ years away from having a real shot at doing so.

    However, you can try every year to win your division without any thought to the future, and you can make decisions that will help you achieve that goal at the expense of the future.

    That is clearly what I am talking about.

  • Tomislav Ivan Mikula

    See Michael, this is why your not a head coach. Every year every team in the NFL says their number one goal is to win the division. Number 2 goal is to win the first play off game number 3 championship number 4 superbowl.

    To say them attempting to win the division and that’s it is ridiculous. Clearly the best way to win the Superbowl is to have home field advantage. To get that you have to win your division at the least.

  • NinjaMountie

    Quit generalizing everyone. I dont care that we lost to the Saints. I dont care that we lost some practice squad guys. I have thought Tomlin was a mediocre coach for years and mediocre isnt what this org needs. Your logic is still flawed thinking he will do better without Ben.
    Lol, just look at the QB he did draft…Jones lmao.

  • NinjaMountie

    Trent Dilfer has a SB ring but he isn’t a great QB. Barry Switzer won a SB with inherited players as well. I still wouldn’t call him a great NFL HC. SB rings don’t tell the whole story. I think the fact that our D is in shambles and there doesn’t seem to be a plan in place for fix, is more telling. I think the obvious lack of preparation that this team shows up with from week to week is more telling. I think the complete lack of development and inability to draft/scout replacements is more telling.

  • JohnB

    This is becoming a joke…First, never said he’d do better than Ben, PLEASE LEARN TO READ AND COMPREHEND, i said see what he can do when he doesn’t have ANY of COWHERS players so you cant use the excuse anymore that he cant win without said players. Haha, Jones isn’t a franchise QB and he wasn’t drafted to be. With Ben Getting hurt every year it wasn’t a bad idea to take a young QB to have, remember we were losing our first and second string QBs. But what you have refused to answer me is who would you have replace him? who has done a better job, that is hirable, that you think will just take this team and make it exceptionally better? Jim Harbaugh? Look, I can understand if you don’t like Tomlin, but you cant deny that he has takin this team further than any coach his age. and NO losing seasons.

  • sean mcmartin

    And Dri Archer

  • joed32

    Also Arians still has friends in the Steeler organization to keep him up to date.

  • Col. Angus

    About what Mauro is doing. Sounds like a wash.

  • Col. Angus

    Why? It is ridiculous.