STEELERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Steelers players offer to pay Ramon Foster's reported fine for defending Le'Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster came to running back Le’Veon Bell’s defense during the Steelers’ win last Sunday, and now Foster apparently will pay for it.The NFL fined Foster $9,115 for igniting a skirmish between the two teams, ESPN reported Thursday. But his teammates are stepping up to help the 30-year-old offensive lineman pay the penalty if he doesn’t win on...
Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

Steelers’ Injury Report: Eight Players Held Out

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their Thursday injury report and unfortunately, it’s a little bleaker than yesterday’s outlook. A total of eight players were tagged as did not participate. Chris Boswell (abdomen), Ramon Foster (chest), Javon Hargrave and Shamarko Thomas (concussions), Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot), Ladarius Green (not injury related), Zach...
Via Steelers Depot
9 hours ago

Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

I have found the perfect security system, hardly any cost required. Christmas lights. Because apparently if you turn them on full blast, they will blind any intruder. I walked up to my front porch last weekend trying to bring the groceries (read: Bagel Bites) inside and the lights were on...
Via Steelers Depot
11 hours ago

Roethlisberger: Ladarius Green is a weapon for us

Tight end Ladarius Green’s time with the Steelers got off to a bad start as offseason ankle surgery kept him from getting on the field in training camp and during the first half of the season. Green was signed in hopes that he would help fill the role left vacant by Heath Miller’s retirement, but…
Via Pro Football Talk
13 hours ago

Steelers Need To Find Their ‘Ronald’ To Antonio Brown

Wouldn’t it be great if the Pittsburgh Steelers could get both Ronald and Antonio Brown on the field together? After all, they are kind of looking for a number two receiver right about now anyway, aren’t they? Can somebody please get in touch with Antonio about getting Ronald on the...
Via Steelers Depot
14 hours ago

Pittsburgh Steelers: Is the defense back?

Well, no. But, it’s certainly on the rise. The Pittsburgh Steelers have held their opponents to 14 or below for three straight weeks and seem to be getting it together. I don’t expect this dominance to continue, but I think the defense is good enough to win with. Ryan Shazier has taken control of the defensive side of the ball. As advertised coming out of college, Shazier has...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

AFC North Standings Week 14

The Steelers have emerged from their annual mid-season slump and are making their annual late-season playoff push. They’re now tied on top of the AFC North. The Steelers got a great win against the Giants. This puts them in position to win three of their next four and end up with ten wins. That tends […] Steelers: AFC North Standings Week 14 - Still Curtain - Still Curtain -...
Via Still Curtain
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers travel to Buffalo for rust-belt rivalry

Le'Veon Bell set the scene for Sunday's matchup between rust belt rivals Pittsburgh and Buffalo. "It's December football," the Steelers running back said. "We understand everybody is fighting for position. We just want to get the job done. That's all there is to it." The Steelers (7-5) have steered their season in the right direction, winning three straight after a four-game losing...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

James Harrison has great reason for why he wears sweatshirt to work out

Steelers linebacker James Harrison may be 38 years of age, but he plays like he’s 30. Harrison, one of the oldest defensive players in the NFL, has recorded five sacks and one interception so far this season, and he has racked up plenty of pressures and hits on opposing quarterbacks as well. Remember, it’s not all about sack totals, and Harrison is a big reason the Steelers’...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger have 'top secret' nicknames for each other

With the success Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger have had, you would think the Pittsburgh Steelers' dynamic offensive duo wouldn’t want to change a thing.But it appears that is not the case. Microphones on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” caught Brown and Big Ben referring to each other by unusual first names.After Roethlisberger hooked up with tight end Ladarius Green on...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Steelers striking right balance during playoff push

PITTSBURGH (AP) Technically, the calls were different. In the Pittsburgh Steelers huddle, however, the translation was the same: Get the ball to Le'Veon Bell and get out of the way. Six straight times in the fourth quarter last Sunday against New York, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took the snap, turned around and put the ball in the hands of Pittsburgh's increasingly versatile...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell thinks Giants were trying to hurt him

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was not thrilled with what the New York Giants were doing on Sunday during the one-sided Steelers win. Bell feels that Giants defenders were trying to inflict injury, and he’s appreciative of his offensive line for protecting him from the worst of it. “I’m glad I got my guys. I call them my goons up front,” Bell said of his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tomlin happy with cornerback Ross Cockrell's evolution

PITTSBURGH (AP) Mike Tomlin is not a big picture guy. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach, as he likes to say, prefers not to ''paint with a broad brush.'' Only when the season is over will Tomlin widen out the lens. Still, even with a month to go Tomlin acknowledged the responsibilities placed on cornerback Ross Cockrell have been borderline unfair. Signed off the waiver wire in the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben McAdoo okay with Odell Beckham Jr.’s sideline smile

Giants coach Ben McAdoo didn’t have a problem with Odell Beckham Jr.’s smile after Antonio Brown caught a touchdown pass during the Giants’ 24-14 loss in Pittsburgh Sunday. Brown caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger with 7:10 left in the first half, giving the Steelers an 11-0 lead, and the camera caught Beckham smiling on the sideline. That might have...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers defense playing important role in turnaround

PITTSBURGH (AP) Lawrence Timmons leapt into the air to snag an Eli Manning pass and Pittsburgh Steelers teammate James Harrison felt like he was in the middle of a flashback. For a moment it was the 2009 Super Bowl all over again, the one where Harrison's 100-yard interception return for a touchdown on the final play of the first half helped the Steelers to a victory over Arizona...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Beckham blows off criticism of bromance with Antonio Brown

Odell Beckham Jr. had an eventful weekend even before he blasted officials following the New York Giants’ 24-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon. And now the enigmatic Giants wide receiver is blowing off any and all criticism over his pregame activities, not to mention some in-game conduct as well. First, Beckham on Saturday posted a video to Instagram showing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Cruz upset about lack of targets in Giants’ loss

The New York Giants attempted 39 passes on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not one of them went to Victor Cruz, and he is not happy about that. Cruz vented after the Giants’ 24-14 loss to the Steelers Sunday and said he wanted to get an answer for why he wasn’t targeted during the game. “I have no idea,” Cruz said after the game, via SNY. “That’s not a question...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers vs. Giants Fantasy outlook

Two 2004 Draft picks take the helm to face off Sunday in an important fantasy matchup. A battle between two Quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 2004 Draft takes place Sunday. Both have won two Super bowls and both look to take their teams into the playoffs this season. For fantasy players in […] Steelers vs. Giants Fantasy outlook - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh...
Via Still Curtain
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown wants to be called “Ronald” now, for a “top-secret” reason

Apparently, Steelers’ receiver Antonio Brown wants to be addressed as “Ronald” now. When asked about his special cleats for the NFL’s week allowing players to express themselves via their footwear, Brown dropped this on the assembled media: Ronald pic.twitter.com/Wtp5SznZPW — Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) December 2, 2016 You should all be very confused with the situation...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Jabrill Peppers be the next Troy Polamalu?

Can the Pittsburgh Steelers find their next defensive star in Michigan ultimate play maker? Thirteen years ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise selected a hard hitting safety from the university of southern California, they made Troy Polamalu the #16 overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft. Man did they get it right, 12 sacks, 14 forced […] Steelers: Can Jabrill Peppers be the next...
Via Still Curtain
6 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison notified of yet another random drug test

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison found himself in familiar position Thursday morning when he was notified the NFL has selected him to undergo yet another random drug test. But given the frequency in which said “random” drug tests occur for Harrison, he’s anything but pleased with the situation. 6th or 7th random test this year and some guys haven't been tested...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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