PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Offensively, the Steelers have plenty to worry about after ineptitude and key injuries in Week 1, but on Wednesday, they found themselves having to tackle an off-the-field issue.
Mike Tomlin stressed to Jonathan Dwyer when the coach cut the Pittsburgh Steelers running back 10 days ago that the decision to release the team’s leading rusher in 2012 was not a personal one.
David DeCastro joined The Fan Morning Show Tuesday to recap the loss to the Titans and look ahead to the Bengals game.
Go ahead and soothe yourself — if you’d like — and say the Steelers lost an independent game on Sunday when they fell to the Tennessee Titans, 16-9, in the season opener at Heinz Field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to 7-8 on the season and lose to the Cincinnati Bengals, but also the chance that they’d stay alive long enough to enter the playoffs. Read more to find out how each unit was graded based on their performance in the 13-10 loss.
A playoff atmosphere has given the Pittsburgh Steelers a feeling of urgency in practice this week. While several Steelers players are listed as probable for Sunday’s game, it is the defensive backfield that is being watched closely.
The Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) will face the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7) in a game Sunday at Heinz Field that could determine the outcome of not only the AFC North divisional championship but also playoff potentials and positioning.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6) and the Dallas Cowboys (7-6) will face each other at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on Sunday. Both teams are looking for a playoff berth. Getting through Dallas is the first stop on the Steelers’ three-game stand in which many feel is a must win situation. Friday’s final injury report and fantasy outlook is now available.
The Fan Morning Show’s Jim Colony and Gregg Giannotti made their way down to the South Side this week to chat with a a number of Steelers players.
Ike Taylor and LaMarr Woodley may be out for the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) when they host the San Diego Chargers (4-8) at Heinz Field Sunday, but the return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to the field and players returning from injury lists puts the Steelers in great position to win the game. Everyone is feeling that the timing is just right.
Wednesday’s practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers was a testing ground for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. While head coach Mike Tomlin hasn’t said that Roethlisberger will make the start against the San Diego Chargers, the team is preparing with the understanding that it doesn’t matter who the quarterback is and they must improve. Read the full practice report and find out who will be stepping into rolls left vacant by injured Steelers.
Kelvin L. Beachum, Jr. may be a rookie with little experience in the National Football League, but on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens he showed that not only does he have great potential, but also an incredible work ethic and strong beliefs. Beachum’s play helped resurrect the hopes of the Pittsburgh Steelers to get to the playoffs in 2012, and maybe even further.
BALTIMORE (93-7 THE FAN) — Third-string quarterback Charlie Batch was able to perform surgery under duress in Baltimore Sunday because the Steelers, despite chronic injury woes up front, made sure he was well protected.
Despite news that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was able to participate in a limited capacity in practice this week, Pittsburgh Steelers fans will have to wait at least one more week to see him on the football field in action. News that wide receiver Antonio Brown and safety Troy Polamalu will return on Sunday has lifted the hopes of the Steelers faithful.
News of moves and player statuses showed on Wednesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5) are not focusing on the past in their preparation and practice sessions for their second meeting in three weeks with the Baltimore Ravens (9-2).