Gene Collier


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass in practice Wednesday in the South Side.

Gene Collier: Van Brocklin's record stands test of time

Norm Van Brocklin's NFL record for passing yardage in one game has stood the test of time -- so far.

1 day ago


 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant pulls in a pass as he's defended by the Colts' Darius Butler in the second quarter against the Colts Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Steelers passing attack gives Ravens a few things to think about

Suddenly, the Steelers offense appears capable of a full-on aerial assault -- just in time for a crucial division matchup next week.

4 days ago


 Steelers' Antonio Brown carries as he's defended by Texans' Johnathan Joseph at Heinz Field Monday night. Next challenge for the Steelers are the Colts.

Gene Collier: It's simple at NFL, really — score more points and you win

For all the turmoil the NFL has gone through off the field this year, at least it can still pride itself on having close games. Right?

6 days ago


 Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Gene Collier: Long as they keep ball, Colts keep on winning

The ball-hogging Colts might well be unflappable on offense and defense, but their leader’s phone is certainly flippable.

1 week ago


 The Texans' DeAndre Hopkins fumbles the ball against the Steelers' Cortez Allen and Sean Spence in the fourth quarter Monday night at Heinz Field. Troy Polamalu recovered the fumble.

Gene Collier: Shocking doesn’t begin to describe Steelers' win against Texans

Take your pick on the most baffling part of the game: dramatic scoring bursts, Steelers big plays, on-field sickness or Texans play-calling.

1 week ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks with offensive coordinator Todd Haley as they face the Browns on Sunday in FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

Gene Collier: Steelers need Todd Haley to take a hike

After two total duds and a few other distressing results, it’s clear that the Steelers offense needs more points and a lot less Todd Haley.

2 weeks ago


 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks during a press conference Sept. 19 in New York City. Goodell spoke about the NFL's failure to address domestic violence, sexual assault and drug abuse in the league.

Gene Collier: College teams also reek of negativity

Turning attention to college football is no escape from the turmoil of the NFL.

2 weeks ago


Gene Collier: College football no escape from turmoil of NFL

If you are looking to college football unable to stomach all the scandal in the pro game … don’t.

2 weeks ago


 Antonio Brown pulls in a pass to set up a touchdown Sept. 28 against the Buccaneers in the first quarter at Heinz field.

Gene Collier: Antonio Brown eyes a streak that sure enrages

Wide receiver’s streak certainly is not one for the ages, but it has caused quite a stir ahead of the game Sunday in Cleveland.

3 weeks ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tries to break away from the Jaguars defense Sunday at EverBank Field.

Gene Collier: Trying to believe Steelers offense is not as bad as it appears

Their sputtering performance Sunday at Jacksonville is surely about as bad as the Steelers can play on offense ... right?

3 weeks ago


Gene Collier: Second big chance must be seized by Steelers

The Steelers cannot afford to blow another shot at an easy win, so it's high time the offense breaks out for right around 40 points.

3 weeks ago


 The Giants' Joe Panik is forced out at home in the seventh inning Wednesday night against the Pirates at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Postseason tossed aside as quickly as it arrived

In a little more than three hours, Madison Bumgarner had made quick work of the Pirates and brought Bucwinter's abrupt arrival.

4 weeks ago


 Starling Marte and the rest of the Pirates lineup will need to provide timely hitting to avoid an early postseason exit.

Gene Collier: Pirates must feast in the clutch

The urgency and simplicity of win-or-go-home is a tasty mix, but things will go sour if the Pirates continue to struggle with men on base.

1 month ago



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