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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Press Conference Tuesday September 7th Week 1 Falcons

Audio from Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin press conference on Tuesday September 7th, 2010. Tomlin addresses the upcoming week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons. Tomlin takes questions from the local media. In the process of transcribing and will post transcript as soon as I am done along with notes I took from the presser. […]

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Mike Tomlin Monday Presser Made Me Look For My Black & Gold Tin Foil Helmet

I must admit that the Monday Mike Tomlin press conference on Labor Day caught me off guard a bit. Normally on a regular season game week, Tomlin holds his weekly Tuesday press conference to discuss the upcoming opponent, go over the injury situation and who may or may not practice through out the week. He […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday September 7th – Dunta Thinks Charlie Should Start Edition

Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich told PPG beat writer Ed Bouchette that he’s shooting for a return to play against Tennessee, the second game of the season. I think that is a little optimistic on Leftwich\’s part. I would look for a return against his former team, Tampa. Left cornerback Bryant McFadden returned to practice on […]

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Audio From Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Monday September 6th Press Conference

Audio from Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin press conference on Monday September 6th. Tomlin addresses the naming of the team captains and names Dennis Dixon the starting quarterback for week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. Tomlin discusses the health of the team which he describes as very healthy and the return game depth chart. Tomlin […]

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Rookies Dwyer, Butler & Sylvester Change Uniform Numbers

Hope you have not purchased your Jonathan Dwyer, Crezdon Butler or Stevenson Sylvester jerseys yet as they have already changed numbers. It is not uncommon after the 53 man roster has been set for rookie to scavenger through the numbers of released players and change numbers. On Monday, Dwyer was wearing No. 27 formerly worn […]

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Time To Pull Out All Of The Stops With Disposable QB Dennis Dixon

Mike Tomlin announced on Monday that quarterback Dennis Dixon will be the starter when the Steelers open up the 2010 season Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Dixon now becomes what I would call a disposable quarterback. What do I mean by that? It is what it suggest. Dixon is entering the final year of his […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday September 6th – Former Steelers Gobbled Up Off Wire Edition

PPG beat writer Ed Bouchette takes a shot at the terms of the Ben Roethlisberger suspension, calling it counter productive because he is being forced to stay away from the team. We agree, he needs his teammates now. The Steelers announced the 8 man practice squad this morning and there were no new surprises really. […]

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Steelers Practice Squad Announced

The Steelers finalized their practice squad on Sunday and it includes many familiar faces as expected. The players added to the Steelers practice squad include: TE Eugene Bright, OG Dorian Brooks, S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith, WR Tyler Grisham, OT Kyle Jolly, DT Steve McLendon, FB Frank Summers and DE Doug Worthington. All 8 players were on […]

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Early Look At Steelers 2011 Free Agents Players In Final Year Of Contract

The 53 man roster is set for now and the Steelers are about to announce their practice squad and begin preparations to face the Altanta Falcons in week 1 of the 2010 season. Before the season starts, I wanted to take a look at the current players on the 53 man roster who are in […]

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Byron Leftwich Was Not Eligible For PUP List

I received an email asking why Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich was not placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to start the season with his MCL injury. I was confused about this as well as it has been several years since I read up on it. Players must be placed on the PUP […]

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Early Prediction At Possible Week 1 Inactives Against The Falcons

We are down to 53 players on the Steelers active roster after the cuts made this afternoon and assuming the Steelers do not make any other add and drops from the waiver wire, I thought it would be fun to take a real early look at who likely will not dress week 1 against the […]

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Steelers Reach 53 Man Roster With Release Of 11 Players, Start Practice Squad Process

The Steelers reached their 53 man roster limit today when they released 11 players and placed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the reserve/suspended list. The following released were: LB Patrick Bailey, CB Joe Burnett, S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith, WR Tyler Grisham, DE Sunny Harris, C Justin Hartwig, WR Stefan Logan, DT Steve McLendon, FB Frank Summers, OG […]

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Steelers Make First Round Of Cuts In Release Of 10 Players

The Steelers released 10 players from their preseason roster today in an effort to get down to the NFL’s 53-man limit for the regular season. None of the players released were surprising cuts as TE Eugene Bright, G Dorian Brooks, T Kyle Jolly, WR Brandon London, TE Sean McHugh, DT Scott Paxson, LS Matt Stewart, […]

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Did Jonathan Dwyer Make The 53?

Although not a verified Twitter account, I have followed the presumed Jonathan Dwyer Twitter page for quite a while now. On Friday the latest status update reads, “Thank you Lord” and one can only assume that Dwyer was told he has made the initial 53 roster. After a very shaky start to training camp, Dwyer […]

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SOURCES: Hartwig Given Permission To Seek Trade, Urbik Released

Various reports are surfacing that the Steelers have given veteran center Justin Hartwig permission to seek a trade or be released. Hartwig was passed on the depth chart by rookie first round draft pick Maurkice Pouncey and has worked as the 2nd team center in the 3rd and 4th preseason games against the Broncos and […]

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SOURCES: Leftwich MCL Injury A 2nd Degree Sprain

Conflicting reports are surfacing Friday concerning the MCL injury suffered Thursday night by quarterback Byron Leftwich against the Carolina Panthers. ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen reports now that sources have told him the Leftwich suffered a second-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and voided a complete tear. It was […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Suspension Lowered To 4 Games

As expected Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had his suspension lowered from 6 to 4 games after his meeting in New York with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this morning. Roethlisberger is eligible to return during the Steelers bye week in week 5 and now should be back in uniform week 6 versus the Cleveland Browns. According […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday September 3rd – Several Steelers QB Speak Edition

Steelers quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger, Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch all spoke with reporters following the game last win versus the Carolina Panthers. Nothing really new during the over night on quarterback Byron Leftwich and his potential MCL injury we broke the news on last night. You can watch the replay right here. Gerry Dulac reports […]

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2010 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction

Oh how things can change so quickly. One play of the preseason even. As it stands right now, it looks like Byron Leftwich has some MCL damage. Early reports say it is torn, but that is not confirmed. This 53 man roster prediction of mine assumes he will be placed on IR. If not, I […]

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Steelers Beat Panthers 19-3 – Game Notes

The Steelers beat the Carolina Panthers 19-3 in the 4th and final preseason game of the 2010 season, but may have lost quarterback Byron Leftwich in the process. Below are my notes and nuggets I kept on the game along with my observations. I have much more coming on this game and am working through […]

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REPORT: Byron Leftwich Tears MCL

News is not good out of Pittsburgh as Pro Player Solutions is reporting that quarterback Byron Leftwich has torn his MCL tonight against the Carolina Panthers and is likely out for the season. Pro Player Solutions is reportedly the agency that represents Leftwich. More as we get it and we are indeed trying to confirm […]

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Byron Leftwich Injures Left Knee – MRI Needed

Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich injured his left knee during the first half of an exhibition game against Carolina. Leftwich completed an 18-yard pass to rookie Emmanuel Sanders before being knocked off his feet by the swinging leg of right tackle Jonathan Scott. The play occurred with 10:25 left in the second quarter at Heinz Field. […]

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Harrison, Farrior, Randle El All Out Tonight Versus Carolina

Steelers right outside linebacker James Harrison, inside linebacker James Farrior and wide receiver Antwaan Randle El are not in uniform and won’t play against the Carolina Panthers tonight. Lawrence Timmons will start in place of Harrison and the starting inside linebackers will be Keyaron Fox and Larry Foote. Also sitting out tonight is left cornerback […]

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9 Running Backs That Could Be Cut & Interest The Steelers

It is getting down to crunch time and the Steelers are quickly approaching cut down day on September 4th, when they have to get down to 53 players plus the suspended Ben Roethlisberger. At this point, I am finding it hard to believe that either Frank Summers or Jonathan Dwyer will survive the final cuts. […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday September 2nd – Ben\’s Arena QB Friend & Ice Cream Edition

Bob Labriola and Mike Prisuta are back with another Agree to Disagree on Steelers.com. In the latest Season Outlook episode they discuss AFC North playoff teams, and if there will be a repeat champion in the NFL this year. Mike Bires writes that cornerback Keenan Lewis will bounce back from his Denver debacle. Lewis says […]

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10 Things To Look For Thursday Versus Carolina In Preseason Game 4

Thursday night the Steelers play the Carolina Panthers in the fourth and final preseason game of the 2010 season. Per my normal routine, I have listed below 10 things to look for Thursday heading into the game. Manny Time On Returns? – According to head coach Mike Tomlin, rookie wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will get […]

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