(93-7 THE FAN) — Once again, there was a coaching change at Pitt right before this year’s BBVA Compass Bowl, but this time it wasn’t the one everyone dreaded, and it doesn’t look like it’s crushed the spirit of a defense that played spirited football at season’s end.
The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Casey Hampton was presented with “The Chief” Award by the Steelers on team awards day Thursday in honor of his superior cooperation with the media, which can’t have been easy in the wake of unfulfilled expectations.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — All things considered, it’s easy to say “Same Old Steelers” after Sunday’s unimpressive and, effectively, season-killing performance, against the Bengals. But according to safety Ryan Clark, the problem was, it wasn’t the same old Steelers.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers’ secondary played a more inspired brand of football, led by seven tackles, three passes defended, and two interceptions by defensive back Cortez Allen, but it didn’t keep their playoff hopes alive Sunday against Cincinnati.
ARLINGTON, Texas (93-7 THE FAN) — A secondary that, once again, appeared to sorely miss Ike Taylor allowed the Cowboys to amass 341 yards and two touchdowns in the air, but safety Ryan Clark believes the backups are making progress.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — A lengthy drive at the start of the second half set the tone for a woeful finish in Week 14. As he schemes against Tony Romo, Steelers defensive coordinator hopes Week 15 will be a different story, especially given the imminent return of starting linebacker LaMarr Woodley.
BALTIMORE (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers defense, statistically, the best in pro football, hadn’t been forcing many crucial turnovers, and outside linebacker James Harrison hadn’t been his usual dominant self. Both those things changed on Sunday.
Early in the season junior linebacker Shane Gordon lamented the lack of “assignment football” being play by Pitt’s defense. Now the Panthers know what their jobs are, and know they must finish the job against South Florida Saturday night to redefine their 2012 campaign.
Last year Power head coach Derek Stingley helped recruit one of his former players to become an impact player in Pittsburgh, and he has done the same with another of the Arena Football League’s rising stars.
Larry Foote joins the Fan Morning Show for his weekly interview to talk about this week’s win over Washington and their upcoming battle with the Giants.
CINCINNATI (93-7 THE FAN) — Cornerback Ike Taylor downplayed whatever disconnect existed between him and the local media after the Steelers pulled out a much-needed 24-17 win over AFC North rival Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium Sunday night.
Former Steeler Rod Woodson joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sports Radio 93.7 The FAN to talk some Steelers, and their defensive deficiencies.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pitt’s feast-or-famine defense trended back in the direction of famine Saturday, giving away a 21-14 lead to No. 18 Louisville as morning gave way to afternoon at Heinz Field.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) This time, West Virginia’s shoddy defense was too much for Geno Smith to overcome.