Tom Pelissero

Vontaze Burfict Under Fire For Yet Another Dirty Hit

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have dropped their second game in four weeks, this one another loss of at least two possessions, they can at least take solace in the fact that everybody else in the division lost as well. In fact, everybody else in the division is riding losing…






League Reaches Out To Special Teams Coaches On Future Of Kickoffs

According to an article written last week by Tom Pelissero for USA Today, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino “recently held a conference call with special teams coordinators of all 32 teams to discuss the kickoff play and ways to make it safer”. Pelissero writes that “the NFL is…



Report: Martavis Bryant Will Check Into Rehab

Given the news of Martavis Bryant’s year-long suspension, the Steelers’ wide receiver is checking himself into a rehab for depression, according to his agent. Tom Perlissero has the story over on USA Today with agent Brian Fettner telling him he – and the other agents that represent him – “miscalculated” Bryant’s…


Report: 2016 Salary Cap To Be Set At $155.27 Million

While it has yet to be announced by the NFL or the NFLPA, a Friday evening report by Tom Pelissero of USA Today indicates that the 2016 salary cap has been finalized at $155.27 million per team. Should the report wind up being correct, it would be almost a $12…


Steelers Fined Over $40,000 For Actions In Bengals Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ win column got a little bigger after Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Their wallets? Well, they’re a little smaller. In all, the Steelers were fined over $40,000 from their actions in the victory led by Mike Mitchell’s $23,000 fine for his hit on Tyler Eifert. That's…



Making The Case For Marcus Peters At 22

He’s been hailed as the best cornerback prospect to come out since Patrick Peterson in 2011, and yet the debate rains on about Washington’s talented Marcus Peters. After the new coaching regime settled in, led by Chris Petersen, there surfaced reports of various disputes and altercations, even going as far…


Did The Steelers, Le’Veon Bell Really Mishandle The DUI Case?

On Wednesday, John Clayton of ESPN reported that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is expected to be suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season as a result of his August arrest on marijuana and DUI charges, and you would’ve sworn this was earth-shattering news for some people. Well,…