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Pouncey On Big Ben: ‘I Love Him More Than Anything’

We’re all stressed out this week. First crack at an AFC Title game since 2010 with the Pittsburgh Steelers traveling to, of all the places, dreaded New England. To hopefully put a smile on your face, I present to you the ongoing bromance between Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey. Pouncey...
Via Steelers Depot
4 hours ago

LeGarrette Blount and Le'Veon Bell still buds despite Blount quitting on Steelers

LeGarrette Blount could be running for the Pittsburgh Steelers instead of against them in Sunday's AFC Championship game, but the bruising running back couldn't come to grips with sharing carries with Le'Veon Bell.Blount infamously walked back to the locker room by himself during the closing minutes of a 204-yard performance by Bell in November 2014, and the Steelers released him...
Via FOX Sports
5 hours ago

How healthy will Pittsburgh Steelers be for AFC Championship game?

The Pittsburgh Steelers are half way up the ‘Stairway to Seven.’ The black and gold are just two wins away from winning the seventh Super Bowl championship in franchise history. To punch their ticket to Houston, Texas for Super Bowl LI, the Steelers have to get past the New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship game. A big question for the Steelers leading up to the...
Via EndZoneScore
6 hours ago

Over a dozen Steelers players dealing with the flu

There’s never a good time for an NFL team to be dealing with a flu bug. Preparing for the AFC Championship game, the Pittsburgh Steelers are going through it at the absolute worst time. But coach Mike Tomlin insists that the team will be ready to go on Sunday.“I’m just thankful that I’ve stayed out of the line of fire,” Tomlin said, per Jeremy Fowler, ESPN. “We’re not...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bell & Blount's friendship transcends abrupt exit

PITTSBURGH (AP) The football player and friend in Le'Veon Bell understood why LeGarrette Blount walked off the job that cold night in Nashville more than two years ago, jogging to the locker room with the clock still running as Bell and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers reveled in a critical victory over Tennessee. For the teammate in Bell, things were a bit more complicated...
Via Associated Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: Green Out Sick Thursday; Bell Excused

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice ahead of their Sunday AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots and once again a few players sat out the session. Sitting out Thursday were running back Le’Veon Bell (not injury related), tight end Ladarius Green (concussion, illness) and linebacker James Harrison...
Via Steelers Depot
8 hours ago

Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Hey everyone! Big week coming up. Happy that you’re all here to enjoy it with us. As always, fire away your Steelers’ questions and I’ll be around for the next hour to answer them. To your questions! @bocote311: mailbag: what’s the most efficient defensive gameplan vs. Brady & co.? Alex: Man, I...
Via Steelers Depot
10 hours ago

Pittsburgh newspaper's wild cover puts a 'Star Wars' spin on the Steelers-Patriots game

Steelers fans are getting fired up for their game against the Patriots this weekend, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (and their graphics department) are working to capture some of that energy with a big, bold cover that puts the game's stakes at a galactic level.In the Star Wars-themed cover, the Patriots are "the Evil Empire," and are portrayed beaming out in a football-shaped Death...
Via FOX Sports
12 hours ago

Big Ben doesn’t expect headset issues this time at Gillette

Ben Roethlisberger expects a “hostile environment” at Gillette Stadium during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game showdown with the host New England Patriots. But the Pittsburgh Steelers signal-caller doesn’t anticipate any headset issues this time around. Recent history explains why headset issues would even be a point of discussion heading into Sunday’s game. During the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edelman: Comments on Brown video ‘taken out of context’

Julian Edelman made some comments about the infamous Antonio Brown locker room video earlier this week that sounded like shots at the Steelers organization, but the Patriots wideout insists that is not the way he meant it. On Monday, the morning after Brown’s video of Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin’s speech went viral, Edelman ruffled some feathers by chalking the antics up to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL selects referee Carl Cheffers to officiate Super Bowl LI

The NFL clearly didn’t ask for the advice of Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce before picking the referee for Super Bowl LI. According to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert, referee Carl Cheffers—who was harshly criticized by Kelce after Kansas City’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional Round—has been selected to officiate Super Bowl LI in Houston. It will...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers at Patriots: AFC Championship Prop Bets

The Steelers are definitely the underdogs heading into Foxboro to face the Patriots for the AFC Championship but what other bets are there to be made? According to odds-makers over at Sports Betting Dime you can be pretty certain that the first touchdown of the game will be scored by someone with a “B” name, […] Steelers at Patriots: AFC Championship Prop Bets - Still Curtain...
Via Still Curtain
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers WR Martavis Bryant applied for reinstatement

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has reportedly applied for reinstatement to the NFL after being suspended for the 2016 season. Banished #Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has applied for reinstatement, source said. Won't be back this season, but hoping for 2017 return. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 17, 2017 Bryant has a history of failing drug tests...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomlin blasts Antonio Brown for sharing locker room video

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was not happy with Antonio Brown’s decision to broadcast private locker room content on social media, and Tomlin says the star receiver will be disciplined for his actions. On Tuesday, Tomlin told reporters that the language used in the video by himself and others was “regrettable” and apologized for setting a bad example. After holding...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger ‘disappointed’ with Antonio Brown for video

Ben Roethlisberger was one of the few Steelers not seen in Antonio Brown’s 17-minute Facebook Live video after Sunday night’s AFC divisional playoff win over the Chiefs. Does he feel left out? Not quite. Roethlisberger wasn’t exactly thrilled about the whole thing, and said so Tuesday in his weekly radio show on WFAN 93.7. “That’s a sacred place where things are said...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brown could be fined for sharing Tomlin's speech on Facebook

The Pittsburgh Steelers may choose to give Antonio Brown nothing more than a slap on the wrist for his decision to broadcast Mike Tomlin’s locker room speech on social media Sunday night, but the star wide receiver could still end up paying a fine. An NFL official told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the league’s social media policy prohibits players from posting anything on social...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 most regrettable Steelers’ bulletin-board quotes

So much is made of the continuity of the Steelers’ franchise, that this team that’s been owned by the same family for more than 80 years has had just three coaches since 1969. The Steelers also have a rich tradition of providing bulletin-board material for their opponents, particularly the Patriots, before big games and ultimately getting burned by it. It didn’t take long for...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

After Steelers got home, James Harrison started working out

While you're reading, James Harrison is working out. Unless you’re on the West Coast or a serious night owl (like our own Matt Clapp), you probably went to sleep shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Playoffs’ Divisional Round. Maybe you wound down re-watching the highlights of Sunday’s NFL action on SportsCenter or NFL Network...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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