New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis answers questions during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Chandler, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1.

Football roots run deep from Aliquippa to Super Bowl

New England superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis is the latest football player to carry the torch for former mill town.

about 4 hours ago

 Richard Sherman speaks at an NFL football news conference Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. (AP Photo/)

Ron Cook: Former Steelers great Jack Ham sees greatness in Seattle's Richard Sherman

Almost everyone agrees, it’s best for NFL quarterbacks to avoid Seahawks' All-Pro cornerback at all cost.

about 4 hours ago

 Jason Worilds celebrates his sack against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field in September.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat: Live from Super Bowl XLIX

Reporting from the site of Sunday’s championship matchup, Ed takes your questions on how the Steelers can get back to playing for a title.

about 12 hours ago

 Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman celebrates a home playoff win against the Saints in January 2014.

Steelers could learn from way the Seahawks built their defense

While the Steelers got old, Seattle built a stout defense, and it started with drafting two quality cornerbacks.

1 day ago

Gerry Dulac's NFL Forecast: Super Bowl XLIX

The Seahawks are the first team in 10 years to appear in back-to-back Super Bowls -- but will they make it two victories in a row?

1 day ago

 Antonio Brown makes a catch during the fourth quarter of the AFC Wildcard Game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 1.28.15

What offseason moves will the Steelers make? Gerry answers your questions on that subject and others in his weekly chat.

1 day ago

 LeGarrette Blount, the of the Steelers, is taken down by Baltimore cornerback Lardarius Webb during a game at Heinz Field Sunday night, November 2, 2014.

Ron Cook: Steelers still right for letting LeGarrette Blount walk

New England RB LeGarrette Blount finds new football life as well as happiness and success since quitting on the Steelers.

2 days ago

 Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel greets former teammate LeGarrette Blount, now a running back for the New England Patriots, at Super Bowl media day on Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix.

Patriots' Blount says he did not orchestrate getting cut by Steelers

Blount is having the last laugh. He not only did not miss a paycheck, he became the rare NFL player to play in 17 regular season games.

2 days ago

 Chad Brown, shown here in his second stint as a Steelers linebacker, also played under Bill Belichick in New England.

Former Steeler Chad Brown says he learned from the best — Bill Belichick

Brown also played for New England coach Bill Belichick, whom, he says, taught him more about football than anybody else.

3 days ago

 New 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula is a 1985 graduate of Steel Valley High School.

Ironman legacy endures in new 49ers coach Jim Tomsula

The West Homestead native and Steel Valley High School graduate continues to carry on a tradition of Ironmen in the NFL.

4 days ago

 Troy Polamalu leaps over the Ravens, Kyle Juszczyk during the  AFC Wild Card game at Heinz Field on January 3, 2015.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 1.26.14

Ray takes your questions on the potential Steelers draft picks, what the lineup might look like in 2015 and gives a Super Bowl prediction.

3 days ago

 New Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler.

Defensive coordinator Butler taught intricacies to many, now gets chance to do more

Keith Butler always knew what to do on the field, and now brings that knowledge and leadership to the Steelers’ defensive coordinator role.

5 days ago

 Reason to shout: Maurkice Pouncey returned to All-Pro form in 2014

Steelers offensive line finds footing at long last

The offensive line hasn’t often been a strength for the Steelers, but if its performance in 2014 is any indication, that could change.

5 days ago

 For the Super Bowl, each team receives 108 footballs in the weeks leading up to the game — roughly two for each player on their roster, and 54 must be delivered to the officials for use in the Super Bowl game.

On the Steelers: Issues with footballs have simple solution

The Patriots controversy of the past week has taught us much about the procedure for NFL footballs, but there seems to be an easy fix there.

5 days ago

 Allegheny County sheriff William P. Mullen speaks today about a recent report concerning the Steelers and Lt. Jack Kearney.

Sheriff defends lieutenant at center of ESPN report on Steelers

Role of Allegheny County sheriff’s lieutenant with Steelers raises questions about law enforcement moonlighting.

6 days ago

 Dick LeBeau and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin speak as the Steelers practice in preparation for the Nov. 30 game against the Saints.

'Coach Dad': Dick LeBeau left indelible imprint on Steelers and NFL as coach, innovator

Former defensive coordinator changed the way defense is played in the league, and earned the respect and love of his players.

1 week ago

 “I’ve learned a lot more about this process in the last three days than I knew or have talked about it in the last 40 years that I’ve coached in this league,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday.

NFL says no conclusion yet on deflated footballs used during Patriots' game

The league issued a statement today saying that the Patriots have pledged full cooperation in the probe.

6 days ago

Steelers re-sign punter Brad Wing to one-year deal

The 6-3, 205-pound LSU graduate joined the Steelers on Jan. 3 last year.

6 days ago

NFL interviews dozens of personnel about deflated footballs

League officials don't expect any action to be taken against New England before Super Bowl.

6 days ago

 Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to the media today. Belichick addressed the issue of the NFL investigation of deflated footballs being used during Sunday's game against the Colts.

Patriots coach Belichick denies knowledge of ball deflation for AFC title game

“In my entire coaching career I have never talked to any player, staff member about football air pressure,” the coach said.

1 week ago

 “Art Rooney is an iconic figure in NFL history," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Mr. Rooney died in 1988 at age 87.

NFL sportsmanship award named in honor of Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr.

The Art Rooney Award will be given annually, and this season the Steelers' Troy Polamalu is one of the eight finalists.

1 week ago

 “We’d like to get it done this offseason," Steelers president Art Rooney II said about a contract extension for Ben Roethlisberger.

Steelers president talks defense, Roethlisberger's contract and deflategate

Art Rooney II acknowledges that the Steelers must beef up their secondary between now and next season.

1 week ago

 Dawn D'Alessandro holds Jack Ham’s Steelers helmet inside her Pittsburgh home. On the table is Jack Lambert’s helmet with a personalized autographed photo signed by the Hall of Fame linebacker.

Pittsburgh woman auctioning trove of sports treasures

Dawn D’Alessandro’s step-grandfather spent years collecting memorabilia as a locker room equipment manager for the Steelers and Pirates.

1 week ago

 William Gay knocks the ball away from the Baltimore Ravens' Marlon Brown during a playoff game earlier this month at Heinz Field.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 1.21.15

Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers with heavy discussion on the team’s defensive needs.

1 week ago

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 01.20.15

Ed tackles questions about deflated footballs, draft downers and Dri Archer.

1 week ago

 Gladys Bettis, mother of former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, talks about her son in her family’s home library in Detroit in 2006. At a time in which Bettis is once again up for nomination for the Hall of Fame, his mother is dealing with breast cancer.

Ron Cook: Jerome Bettis helps mom battle cancer

Jerome Bettis has one big function before likely Hall call: A charity event that will honor his mother, who is battling breast cancer.

1 week ago

 The Steelers' Kelvin Beachum takes the field before January's playoff game against the Ravens at Heinz Field.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 01.19.15

The questions this week range from Dick LeBeau’s departure to the Steelers’ needs for the 2015 season.

1 week ago

 Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Seattle defensive end Bruce Irvin, a former West Virginia standout, in the fourth quarter Sunday.

Seahawks claw back to disappoint Packers

Seattle completed a mesmerizing comeback to take down Green Bay and get to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row.

1 week ago

 Tom Brady and the Patriots are headed to another Super Bowl.

Tom Brady, Patriots blow away Colts

New England dominated Andrew Luck and the surging Colts, setting up a Super Bowl matchup with defending champion Seattle.

1 week ago

 Ben Roethlisberger, right, celebrates a scoring pass against Cincinnati in December — part of the most prolific season by a quarterback in Steelers history.

Steelers' wagon still hitched to Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger isn't getting any younger, but the Steelers still go as he goes while the offense carries the load.

1 week ago

 Steelers' Troy Polamalu - two years left on his contract with a $6 million salary for 2015

On the Steelers: Closer look at matters of money

The Steelers may have to make some difficult decisions this offseason, but that doesn't mean they're in a bad spot financially.

1 week ago

 Marcus Mariota - 2014 Heisman Trophy winner

Steeler quarterbacks and the past decade

A look at the Steelers' success and failure at the position since 2005.

1 week ago

 The Buffalo Bills' new head coach is Rex Ryan, formerly of the New York Jets.

Gene Collier: NFL coaching carousel defies logic

The coaching carousel spins at terrifying speed these days, but logic is not the driving force.

2 weeks ago

Steel Valley's Jim Tomsula named 49ers coach

Tomsula, the 49ers longtime defensive line coach, is a West Homestead native and played at Steel Valley High School.

2 weeks ago

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 01.14.15

Gerry fields questions about new defensive coordinator Keith Butler, the Steelers’ off-season priorities and the NFL Draft.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin talks with a referee during the season finale against the Bengals.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 1.13.15

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers. Topics include Keith Butler, Jason Worilds and the NFL draft.

2 weeks ago

 Keith Butler, left, is replacing Dick LeBeau, right, as the Steelers' defensive coordinator.

Steelers name Keith Butler to replace Dick LeBeau as defensive coordinator

Butler, the Steelers’ linebackers coach since 2003, met Monday with Coach Mike Tomlin and finalized a three-year contract.

2 weeks ago

 Keith Butler, 58, has been the team’s linebackers coach since 2003 and has long been considered the heir apparent to LeBeau.

Steelers poised to name Keith Butler new defensive coordinator

Decision could be announced Tuesday after linebackers coach met Monday with Mike Tomlin at the team's South Side facility.

2 weeks ago

 Ex-Steeler Jerome Bettis is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2015.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 01.12.15

The PG’s Steelers beat writer fields lots of questions about who’s in line to be the next defensive coordinator.

2 weeks ago

 It remains to be seen who Mike Tomlin's defensive coordinator will be next year for the Steelers.

Expect different look from Steelers defense in 2015

Dick LeBeau is gone, meaning whoever ends up in charge of the defense next season could have the Steelers look a bit different on that side.

2 weeks ago

 Former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau shares a postgame hug with linebacker Lawrence Timmons.

Ron Cook: Dick LeBeau's career built on close relationships

Plenty of factors went into Dick LeBeau’s decision to continue coaching after being ousted as Steelers defensive coordinator.

2 weeks ago

 Ben Roethlisberger walks on the field before the AFC wild-card game against the Ravens at Heinz Field.

2014 Steelers analysis: An arrow (and a team) pointing up

Many new pieces are needed for next season, but the ones that return on both offense and defense inspire confidence for the 2015 Steelers.

2 weeks ago

 Ben Roethlisberger threw for 4,952 yards this season.

Report Card: 2014 Steelers season in review

Gerry Dulac hands out his final grades of the 2014 Steelers season, and the offense received high marks.

2 weeks ago

 Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, left, and head coach Mike Tomlin at a Steelers practice in November.

Dick LeBeau resigning as Steelers defensive coordinator

LeBeau, 77, just completed his 11th season with the Steelers but was asked to resign after meeting for several days with Coach Mike Tomlin.

2 weeks ago

Steelers sign special teams ace to one-year deal

Linebacker Terence Garvin gets contract that will pay him $580,000 and keep him from becoming a free agent.

2 weeks ago

 Jerome Bettis, retired Steeler, is eligible for the NFL Hall of Fame for the fifth year in row.

Jerome Bettis a Hall of Fame finalist for fifth year in a row

Former Steelers running back, along with linebacker Kevin Greene, again a finalist for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

3 weeks ago

 Ray Rice sits on the sideline during the second half of a Ravens preseason game in August.

Investigator: No evidence NFL received Ray Rice video before online release

Robert Mueller, however, said the league should have investigated the incident more before handing down its initial punishment.

3 weeks ago

 Jarvis Jones runs through a drill during a December practice at the Steelers' South Side training facility.

On the Steelers: Significant strides expected from Jarvis Jones, Ryan Shazier in 2015

Steelers linebackers who were No. 1 picks will have to step up next season for the defense to improve.

3 weeks ago

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 01.07.15

The PG’s Steelers beat reporter fields questions about James Harrison’s future, Ben Roethlisberger’s contract and more.

3 weeks ago

 Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, left, and head coach Mike Tomlin speak as the Steelers practice in late November.

On the Steelers: Mike Tomlin selectively hits the mute button

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin talks of many things, but not the future of four aging defensive standouts or defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

3 weeks ago


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