CLEVELAND (93-7 THE FAN) — As the Steelers (6-5) get ready for a rematch in Baltimore with the Ravens (9-2), offensive lineman Max Starks has not lost faith in the ability of his MASH unit of a team to reach the postseason.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Slowly, but surely, the Steelers got back to “Steeler football” against the Bengals, as, slowly, but surely, their running game has climbed from pro football’s basement to 25th in the league entering Sunday’s game against visiting Washington.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — A valiant effort by a depleted offensive line was a big part of the Steelers’ win in Cincinnati, and rookie Mike Adams is happy after finally having seen that effort on film.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers got what Mike Tomlin might call an above-the-line effort from their backup offensive linemen in a win at Cincinnati last Sunday, and now their most above-the-line lineman looks ready to rejoin the team.
CINCINNATI (93-7 THE FAN) — Perhaps, of all the Tomlin-isms we’ve heard lo these five-plus years, “the standard is the standard” is the one both quoted and satirized the most. In any event, it’s the one that backup running back Jonathan Dwyer apparently takes to heart.
CINCINNATI (93-7 THE FAN) — The local media became an easy target for Ike Taylor leading up to Sunday, while, at the same time, Taylor had become an easy target for opposing QB’s. But head coach Mike Tomlin was satisfied with his performance in a 24-17 Steeler victory against the host Bengals.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — What had been a position of strength in back-to-back wins was not so in a 14-13 loss at Syracuse last Friday. Left guard Chris Jacobson, the most veteran member of that group, believes this current collection of personnel can regroup in time for No. 18 Louisville’s visit to Heinz Field Saturday morning.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pitt offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph likes the three-man running back system that the Panthers are using this year, because it keeps the offense fresh throughout the game.
DENVER (93-7 THE FAN) – Although he was certainly not the only culprit, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, in characteristic fashion, accepted full responsibility for his team’s 31-19 loss to the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium on opening night of the NFL season Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Center and co-captain Ryan Turnley would have liked to pave the way for more productivity in Saturday’s 31-17 loss to Youngstown State at Heinz Field, but he still likes the chemistry of Pitt’s offensive line after their first regular-season test.
The Steelers used their first two draft picks on offensive linemen this year, and it appears that both will be starters as rookies.
Willie Colon talks about the changes he needs to make moving from left tackle to left guard.
Former Steelers offensive lineman Max Starks looks like he’ll be rejoining the team as early as Wednesday.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — Pitt coach Todd Graham has made some changes to the offensive line since the final scrimmage of training camp on Saturday.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — There will be battles across the offensive line in training camp, but it appears Pitt coach Todd Graham has starting five in mind.