Steelers


 Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, preparing for his first start in the NFL, warms up for the Jaguars' football game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in San Diego.

On the Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger sees lots of himself in Jacksonville’s rookie quarterback

Jacksonville rookie quarterback Blake Bortles draws favorable comparisons to veteran Steelers quarterback.

about 3 hours ago


 Steelers' Stephon Tuitt works out during rookie mini camp in May.

Steelers notebook: Rookie defensive lineman follows hard, familiar path

Defensive end Stephon Tuitt, a second-round draft pick this year, struggles to learn the system and earn playing time.

about 3 hours ago


 Steelers' Heath Miller pulls in a pass in front of Buccaneers' Major Wright in the third quarter at Heinz Field Sunday afternoon.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 10.1.14

Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers, who head to Florida looking for a win in Jacksonville.

about 13 hours ago


 The Buccaneers' Louis Murphy carries as he's defended by Steelers' Mike Mitchell and Cortez Allen in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Sunday afternoon.

Steelers, especially defense, have second-half blues

The only thing consistent about the Steelers through four games is their inconsistency, which coach Mike Tomlin is still trying to fix.

1 day ago


 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin speaks to the media during his weekly press conference at the team's South Side training facility.

Steelers notebook: Mike Tomlin finds no fault in late-game play call

Coach Mike Tomlin says he liked the play that was called late in the game, but unfortunately his team did a poor job of executing it.

1 day ago


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

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 9.30.14

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers, who look to rebound this weekend against winless Jacksonville.

1 day ago


 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as they take on the Buccaneers late in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field on Sunday afternoon.

Tomlin said he called play on Steelers' last series against Tampa Bay

Mike Tomlin said that he called the play that led to a poor punt and then a late defensive breakdown that resulted in a Tampa Bay win.

1 day ago


 Troy Polamalu shows his disgust after Tampa Bay scores to beat the Steelers in the final seconds of the game against at Heinz Field.

Steelers admit the loss at home Sunday vs. Tampa Bay unacceptable

Another winless team in Jacksonville awaits them, and the Jaguars have a talented rookie quarterback who has to be eager to face their

2 days ago


 Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson pulls in the game-winning touchdown against Steelers cornerback William Gay on Sunday at Heinz Field.

Is loss to Tampa a reality check for Steelers?

The question for the Steelers now becomes, if you can’t beat Tampa Bay at home, can you go to Jacksonville and Cleveland and win?

3 days ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hangs his head after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers score in the final seconds at Heinz Field on Sunday.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 9.29.14

Ed fields the myriad questions following the Steelers upset loss Sunday at Heinz Field.

2 days ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hangs his head after the Tampa Bay Buccaneerss scored in the final seconds of Sunday's game at Heinz Field.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Buccaneers, 27-24

Gerry Dulac grades the Steelers’ effort Sunday in a 27-24 loss to Tampa Bay.

3 days ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is sacked by Tampa Bay's Mason Foster Sunday at Heinz Field. The Steelers lost in the game's final seconds, 27-24.

Ron Cook: There is no defense for embarrassing play, loss

After a game rife with foolish penalties, missed assignments and lackluster performance, only one thing can be said: Shame on the Steelers.

3 days ago


 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown is pulled down by  Tampa Bay's Alterraun Verner Sunday at Heinz Field.

Noteworthy Steelers efforts spoiled by late miscues

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown had miscues at the wrong times in a loss Sunday to Tampa Bay.

3 days ago


 The Buccaneers’ Louis Murphy carries as he’s chased by Steelers’ Mike Mitchell and Cortez Allen in the fourth quarter Sunday at Heinz Field.

Gerry Dulac's two-minute drill: Steelers vs. Buccaneers

A quick look at the top performances from Sunday's game.

3 days ago


 Steelers' William Gay reaches to take down Buccaneers' Louis Murphy in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field.

Steelers notebook: Unlikely hero becoming fan of Heinz Field

Buccaneers receiver Louis Murphy had a key 41-yard catch on Tampa Bay’s winning drive, but he is no stranger to torching the Steelers.

3 days ago


 New old Steelers linebacker James Harrison

Harrison joins an illustrious fraternity who realized their time had not yet come

Brett Favre, Deion Sanders, Reggie White and John Riggins are among the players who said they had retired and then returned

4 days ago


 Steeler Le'Veon Bell

Two of NFL's best to play cat and mouse

At least one former NFL star thinks Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is tops in the league, but Tampa LB Lavonte David can more than hold his own.

4 days ago


 Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson pulls in a pass for the winning touchdown against Steelers cornerback William Gay at the end of the fourth quarter at Heinz Field.

Buccaneers upset Steelers, 27-24, in final seconds

Tampa Bay scored a touchdown with seven seconds left to pull ahead at Heinz Field. The loss left the Steelers’ record at 2-2.

3 days ago


 Ben Roethlisberger - Chases milestone today

Game Four Matchup: Steelers vs. Buccaneers

A look inside the Steelers' matchup with the Buccaneers, including who to watch for on both sides of the ball and three keys to the game.

4 days ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

Roethlisberger listed as 'probable' for Sunday's game, expected to play

Roethlisberger is not injured but, because he left practice early, NFL rules require that he be listed as probable for Sunday.

5 days ago


 Steelers offensive teammates celebrate a touchdown by Antonio Brown against the Panthers in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte Sunday night.

Steelers offense ready to make a name for itself

Steelers offense posting impressive statistics, but players doing it need a nickname.

6 days ago


 Steelers guard David DeCastro  during workouts in July at training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa.

Message in a Throttle: DeCastro's demeanor drives Steelers ground game

When David DeCastro is playing a physical brand of football it rubs off on his teammates.

5 days ago


 Steelers linebacker James Harrison participates in his first practice as coach Joey Porter watches at the team's South Side facility on Wednesday.

Harrison's role with Steelers defense still unknown

Defensive end Brett Keisel does not think the Steelers brought outside linebacker James Harrison back to fill a small role.

6 days ago


 James Harrison

Harrison returns amid sharp focus on domestic violence

Steelers linebacker James Harrison had been charged in 2008 with assaulting his girlfriend.

1 week ago


 Steelers linebacker Sean Spence, who was on injured reserve as a rookie and on the physically-unable-to-perform list in 2013, will make the first start of his career Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Heinz Field.

On the Steelers: Sean Spence to make first start

Two years after a severe knee injury, linebacker Sean Spence will make his first NFL start Sunday when Steelers play Tampa Bay.

1 week ago


 With Ike Taylor out multiple weeks because of a fractured forearm, William Gay will see action as the Steelers top cornerback.

Gay will start for Steelers with Taylor out for awhile

Ike Taylor's injury will open the door for the Steelers to see how good their secondary depth is.

1 week ago


 A new calf at Vale Wood Farms, a family dairy farm business in Loretto, Cambria County, bears a No. 7 on his forehead. The farm has named him "Baby Ben."

Mooove over Ben, this Pennsylvania calf's a new No. 7

The folks at Vale Wood Farms in Loretto, Cambria County, have named a calf “Baby Ben” after the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback.

6 days ago


 Steelers' safety Mike Mitchell tries to take a photo with Matt Beebe, 12, and his brother, Michael, 14, of Chicago, before the start of the game against the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte Sunday night.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 9.24.14

Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers, who return home this weekend against Tampa Bay.

1 week ago


 James Harrison is stoic as he announces what would end up being a short-lived retirement at the Steelers headquarters on the South Side earlier this month.

Steelers spoke with James Harrison about domestic violence

Coach Mike Tomlin discussed with newest Steelers linebacker James Harrison the changing domestic-violence climate in the NFL.

1 week ago


 Steelers linebacker James Harrison points to former teammate and current coach with the team, Joey Porter, as he talks to reporters at a news conference about his retiring from football on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in Pittsburgh. Harrison, known for his hard hitting and a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII, officially announced his retirement after 11 years in the NFL, only to re-sign with the team yesterday.

On the Steelers: Several key factors led to James Harrison's return

Veteran players — and family — helped to sway outside linebacker James Harrison to return to the Steelers this week.

1 week ago


 Le'Veon Bell runs at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte Sunday night.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 9.23.14

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers and their new and familiar acquisition, James Harrison.

1 week ago


 James Harrison announced his retirement at the Steelers' headquarters on the South Side earlier this month. Today Steelers' coach Mike Tomlin confirmed James Harrison is back.

Tomlin confirms Harrison's return to Steelers

James Harrison was re-signed to replace Jarvis Jones, who was placed on the short-term injured reserve list after surgery on a broken wrist.

1 week ago


 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin kisses cornerback Ike Taylor's head after he left Sunday's game against the Panthers with a right arm injury.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Panthers, 37-19

Gerry Dulac grades the Steelers’ effort Sunday in a 37-19 win against Carolina.

1 week ago


 Steelers linebacker James Harrison was fined for this hit on Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi in 2010.

On the Steelers: James Harrison ends 'retirement' and signs to play one more year

Harrison played 10 years with Pittsburgh and had announced his retirement earlier this month at the team’s facility on the South Side.

1 week ago


 Steelers teammates celebrate a touchdown by Antonio Brown against the Panthers in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Sunday night.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 9.22.14

Ray stops on his way home from the airport to answer your questions -- that’s dedication.

1 week ago


 LeGarrette Blount picks up a big gain late in Sunday's game against the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

Gerry Dulac's two-minute drill: Steelers vs. Panthers

A quick look at the top performances from Sunday's game.

1 week ago


 The Steelers' Cameron Heyward pressures Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson late in Sunday's game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

Ron Cook: Steelers defense gets banged up, but shines anyway

All of a sudden, the immediate future looks bright for the Steelers, who showed up on offense and defense for a full game Sunday night.

1 week ago


 Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell finds a hole Sunday night against the Panthers.

Two Steelers running backs hit century mark in same game for first time since 1986

Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both rushed for more than 100 yards Sunday, making them the first Steelers duo to do so in 28 years.

1 week ago


 Antonio Brown celebrates a third-quarter touchdown Sunday against the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

Steelers notebook: Two 0-3 teams up next on schedule

On tap for the Steelers: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then the Jacksonville Jaguars.

1 week ago


 The Steelers' LeGarrette Blount picks up a first down against the Panthers on Sunday night at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

Ground game leads Steelers to big road victory over Panthers

The Steelers discovered two old friends Sunday night that propelled them to a 37-19 victory over the favored Carolina Panthers Sunday night.

1 week ago


 Jerricho Cotchery - Cashed in on a good 2013 in
the slot 
with Steelers

Smaller receivers find role in modern offenses, and for good reason

Slot receivers such as Wes Welker have become an integral part of many of the pass-oriented offenses in the NFL.

1 week ago


 Jerome Bettis was No. 5 in NFL history in rushing when he retired and is still No. 6 nine years later.

Bettis & the Hall: Case for Bus remains as strong as bronze

What more resume does Jerome Bettis need to land in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

1 week ago


 Antonio Brown -- 12 reception in first two games

Game Three Matchup: Steelers vs. Panthers

A look inside the Steelers' matchup with the Panthers, including who to watch for on both sides of the ball and three keys to the game.

1 week ago


Head-to-head: Reigning defender of the year does it all

As Steelers coach Mike Tomlin put it, Panthers LB Luke Kuechly is one of the best in the business, but even that might be an understatement.

1 week ago


 First published September 23, 1974

40th Anniversary Season: Steelers, Broncos struggle to 35-35 tie

Sept. 22, 1974: After 3 hours and 49 minutes, five quarters and 160 plays, the Steelers and Broncos were still tied yesterday at 35-35.

1 week ago


 Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers slaps hands with the fans after defeating the Detroit Lions 24-7 during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Leader of new wave of NFL quarterbacks awaits Steelers

Stopping Carolina quarterback Cam Newton will be the No. 1 defensive priority Sunday night.

1 week ago


NFL Commissioner Goodell apologizes, pledges changes to domestic violence policy

Roger Goodell said “I got it wrong” and outlined initiatives to improve the NFL’s handling of domestic violence and sexual assault cases.

1 week ago


 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss domestic violence issues today

Goodell is holding a 3 p.m. news conference in New York on the league’s personal conduct policy and domestic violence issues.

1 week ago


 Mike Mitchell was penalized on this hit on Ravens receiver Steve Smith in the third quarter Sept 11. Mitchell said he will start aiming for the knees on tackles to avoid fines and penalties for high hits.

On the Steelers: Mike Mitchell to change tackling style to avoid fines

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell is frustrated by penalties and fines that force him to aim for knees when tackling.

1 week ago


 Cortez Allen breaks up a pass intended for Dennis Pitta Sept. 11 against the Ravens. The Steelers are one of three teams that haven’t forced a turnover this season. “We have to get people in longer-yardage situations to get those turnovers,” defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau said.

Steelers notebook: Lack of turnovers still huge issue

Turnovers point way to winning and losing, and few teams know that better than the Steelers.

1 week ago



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