Art Rooney II

Ben Roethlisberger Says He Gave Team Only One Year Commitment

No one knows how much longer Ben Roethlisberger will play in the NFL. And he apparently doesn’t want to overpromise. Per the PPG’s Ray Fittipaldo, Roethlisberger said he gave only a one year commitment to Art Rooney II.  Ben Roethlisberger said he did not give Art Rooney more than a…



Football Is Literally Family In Steelers’ Scouting Department

A couple of days back Alex Kozora posted an enlightening article that did some digging into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ scouting department and looked at their level of experience as well as tenure with the organization. In light of a number of teams recently parting ways with some or even all…



Steelers Not Viewing Josh Dobbs As Successor To Roethlisberger

The Pittsburgh Steelers did the unmentionable yesterday, and a lot of people aren’t happy about it. And no, I’m not even talking about drafting a long snapper. I’m talking about drafting a backup quarterback when you already have a backup quarterback—maybe even two backup quarterbacks. Quarterback coach Randy Fichtner pointed…



‘Rooney: The Next Generation’ Could Already Be On Staff

The passing of Dan Rooney left a hole in the Pittsburgh Steelers community that will never be filled, but that doesn’t mean that the show suddenly stops. There is still a franchise to run, and it remains in the hands of the Rooney family through his son, Art Rooney II,…


Steelers Unhappy To Play Second Straight Christmas Day Game

It’s just your usual Monday afternoon football game. The Pittsburgh Steelers are slated to play on Christmas Day for the second season in a row, traveling to Houston to play the Texans at 4:30 PM/ET on NBC. And several in the organization, let’s say, weren’t sharing much holiday spirit. Put…




Devil’s Advocate: The Impact Of Dan Rooney’s Loss

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the…


Some Thoughts On The Passing Of Chairman Dan Rooney

I’m not even going to begin to suggest that I have an adequate level of knowledge about the man or even sufficient capacity as a writer to be able to appropriately pen a send-off to Daniel M. Rooney, who was arguably the single-most important man in the history of the…