Steve Treu: Steelers’ pathetic play, coaching proves passion is important, too
Five words separated the Pittsburgh Steelers from making a game of it yesterday. Charlie Batch to Hines Ward. Had only the Steelers started Batch and brought Ward out of retirement, they would not have been embarrassed as they were 34-24 to San Diego at Heinz Field. Says here they would have won. Seriously.
Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor out with ankle injury
There have been very few constants in Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin’s six years on the job. The sight of Ike Taylor in his No. 24 uniform has been one of them. Until now.
Steve Treu on the Steelers: Batch may have saved his best for last
Typically we have to wait until the Super Bowl’s final snap to write the story of an NFL season. But every once in awhile a tear in pro football spacetime allows us to peer into the future and begin authoring history before it occurs.
Steve Treu: Steelers’ ‘standard’ was spectacularly substandard against Browns
No Ben Roethlisberger, no Antonio Brown, no Troy Polamalu, no LaMarr Woodley. Third-string offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum and fourth-string running back Chris Rainey were featured prominently. With fumbles and interceptions and penalties galore, there was more slop out there than Thanksgiving dinner at Porky Pig’s.
Steelers sign WR Plaxico Burress
Plaxico Burress is back where he once belonged. The Pittsburgh Steelers brought back the veteran wide receiver on Tuesday to provide depth at a position decimated by injuries while hoping there's enough gas left in the 35-year-old's tank to give the offense an added dimension near the goal line.
Steve Treu on the Steelers: Poor coaching, Leftwich's performance painful to watch
Byron Leftwich scrambled to his right, faked out a defender along the sideline and dashed across the goal line. Then he tripped over his own feet, rather clumsily, before his teammates mobbed him. It was as if Leftwich found himself in unfamiliar territory, so he was unsure of his footing.
Ben’s rib injury could be dangerous
Ben Roethlisberger's sprained right shoulder is just the start of his problems. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said Wednesday he also dislocated a rib while getting sacked in the third quarter of Monday night's win against Kansas City.
Bad news for Steelers: Roethlisberger has sprained shoulder
Ben Roethlisberger left Heinz Field on Monday night with his sprained right shoulder in a sling. When he walks back in ready to play is anybody’s guess.
Steve Treu on the Steelers: Forget the final score, Pittsburgh still lost to Chiefs
The Steelers exchanged high-fives on the field as if it were a win. The final scoreboard displayed more points in their favor, which typically indicates a win. The NFL standings show an uptick in their win column today, another good sign that it was a win.
Backfield clarity only place Chiefs edge Steelers
Ask any of the people involved in the current — and at the moment only — drama surrounding the surging Pittsburgh Steelers about who should be the starting running back and you’ll get a variety of answers. None of them definitive.
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