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Darqueze Dennard Ready For Bigger Role With Bengals

During the course of the 2014 NFL Draft, many Pittsburgh Steelers devotees seemed to have settled their hopes, if not their bets, on their favored team selecting Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard in the first round. The Steelers chose to pass on him, and instead, the rival Cincinnati Bengals selected…


2016 South Side Questions: Is Big Ben Right Saying Not To Panic?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…



Roethlisberger Says He’s Prepping For Great Second Half

It has been an uninspiring first half of the season for the Ben Roethlisberger and by extension, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense. But Roethlisberger says he’s poised to turn things around in the second chapter of 2016. As he told 93.7 on his weekly radio show today via ESPN. “We’re at…


Romo Healthy, Will He Start Sunday?

The Dallas Cowboys have been downplaying their decision for weeks. But now, it’s going to smack them in the face. Tony Romo looks healthy to play this week. Will he? Jerry Jones has waffled on his choice as Prescott continues his stellar play, leading the Cowboys to a 7-1 record….


Film Room: Coates’ Late Drop A Perfect Play Call Wasted

Real quick look at Sammie Coates’ fourth quarter drop that could’ve made the Baltimore Ravens’ loss way more interesting. It was a perfect playcall, great throw, and squandered by Coates. To be clear, far from the main reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers lost. Coates didn’t get them into a three-score…


Roethlisberger Fairly Pedestrian In Second Games Back From Injury

Now that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has his first game back from injury behind him, he should get back on track, right? Well, if is career history is any guide, one shouldn’t expect Roethlisberger to win the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award this coming Sunday. In his…


Why Sean Davis Wasn’t Wrong On Blocked Punt Fiasco

Ok, deep breath here. This one is a doozy to try to figure. We’re trying to judge communication, or a communication breakdown, and that is even tougher to do. It’s like remembering a phone call you weren’t part of. But I was told by someone close to Davis that he…


As Steelers Turn To Rookie DBs, So Baltimore Finds It Own In Tavon Young

The Pittsburgh Steelers began their transition in the secondary on Sunday when they inserted rookie first-round cornerback Artie Burns. But they weren’t the only team in the AFC North undergoing a transition in the secondary and putting a rookie cornerback into the starting lineup. The Baltimore Ravens, too, now seem…



David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 9: Steelers Versus Ravens

Coming off consecutive losses followed by the bye week the Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore Sunday for a big divisional game against the Baltimore Ravens, losers of four straight. The Steelers lost 21-14 largely due to three quarters of the worst offensive football seen in Mike…


Steelers Know They Need Someone To Step Up Next To Antonio Brown

There’s Antonio Brown. And then there’s everyone else. Or more accurately, no one else. Through the first eight weeks, there has yet to be a true #2 receiver step up opposite AB. After Brown’s 55 catches, no wide receiver has more than Sammie Coates’ 20. And it’s one of the biggest…


Tomlin Says Boswell Needs To “Execute Under Pressure”

Maybe Mike Tomlin should’ve trotted out David Bowie for the kick. Because according to the head coach, Chris Boswell struggled under pressure with his onside kick, uh, attempt. Tomlin was asked about the decision to try the “rabona”onside attempt at the end of the Baltimore Ravens’ game. “He didn’t execute…



Steelers’ Splash Tied To Wins And Losses

I won’t bury the lede. When the Pittsburgh Steelers can prevent teams from gains of 35+ yards, they win. When they don’t, they lose. That’s why this was one of Dick LeBeau’s core principles and made the Steelers’ defense so tough to beat. Keith Butler has carried the torch to…