Gene Collier

 Ben Roethlisberger takes the Heinz Field turf against Cleveland earlier this month after Landry Jones left the game with an ankle injury early the first quarter.

Gene Collier: It's been a tough year for NFL quarterbacks, and not just with Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Vick and Landry Jones have all started for the Steelers this season, and all three have come in in relief, too.

3 days ago

 Pitt's Chris Jones reaches for a rebound against St. Joseph's Jordan Seele in the first half of Tuesday's game at the Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Rule changes in college basketball require a trip to the classroom

There are more than 30 new rules in the game this season, partly because scoring recently reached near-historic lows.

1 week ago

 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant celebrates after scoring late in the first half against the Browns, who — shockingly — can add being unable to cover Bryant to their long list of deficiencies.

Gene Collier: Cleveland Clowns help Steelers cruise to win

The Steelers had no trouble with yet another hapless bunch of Browns from Cleveland’s inept football organization.

1 week ago

 It certainly seems possible that the Steelers and likely quarterback Landry Jones could find a way to do just enough to lose to the lowly Browns today at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Steelers-Browns matchup a recipe for disaster

Cleveland’s football team is predictably lousy, but all that really means is that it will probably win today at Heinz Field.

1 week ago

 Steelers' CB Ross Cockrell takes down Raiders' Michael Crabtree in the third quarter Sunday at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Steelers defense must shake inconsistency

The Steelers have had their moments on defense, but will need to have many more now to help make up for a Big Ben-less offense.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown makes a catch after beating Raiders defensive back David Amerson along the sideline for a first down Sunday at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Antonio Brown makes life simple for any Steelers quarterback

Antonio Brown got some time to himself — well, a few Raiders defenders were sometimes around — and made offense look easy for the Steelers.

2 weeks ago

 It doesn't seem all that inappropriate that Mike Tomlin's team is 4-4 — no better, no worse.

Gene Collier: However middling, Steelers a perfectly balanced 4-4

Despite what some may tell you, it hasn’t been all bad for the Steelers this season — not that it has been all good, either though.

2 weeks ago

 Gene Collier laments that it's only 22 weeks until baseball games of consequence are played again. Here, Pirates' CF Andrew McCutchen warms up for his at-bat in the fourth inning against the Tigers Wednesday at PNC Park. All players wore number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson day, April 15, 2015

Gene Collier: Looking forward at baseball season's end

Chris Davis and his 47 home runs might not be coming to PNC Park, but that doesn’t make the game any harder to miss.

3 weeks ago

 The Steelers' Antonio Brown pulls in a pass against the Bengals' Reggie Nelson in the third quarter Sunday at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Top receivers failed to come through for Steelers

Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant were held in check by the Bengals defense and were relatively unproductive in loss to Cincinnati.

3 weeks ago

 In their bumblebee-looking jerseys last season, the Steelers put a 51-34 beatdown on Indianapolis at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Fight of the bumblebee Steelers jerseys rages on

The Steelers wear their … um … unique throwback jerseys again today for the first time this season as Cincinnati comes to town.

3 weeks ago

 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell goes airborne after being hit by the Cincinnati Bengals Reggie Nelson at Heinz Field in the final game of the regular season last December, knocking him out of that game and the Steelers playoff game vs. Baltimore a week later.

Gene Collier: Bell holds no grudges vs. Bengals, but might hold key to Sunday meeting

Le’Veon Bell is not bitter about the hit from Cincinnati’s Reggie Nelson that wound up ending Bell’s 2014 season.

1 month ago