Buzz Around Steelers Practice Is InfectiousThe Pittsburgh Steelers entered practice on Wednesday feeling the intensity in the atmosphere as Plaxico Burress and Brian Hoyer had their first full session with quarterback Charlie Batch at the helm. Focused on a win against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the team is preparing for a competitive battle. David DeCastro returned for the first time since a preseason knee injury.
Roethlisberger Out As Steelers Get Ready To Face RavensBen Roethlisberger didn't participate in practice and will be out for the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Enter Byron Leftwich as the starting quarterback. With a short practice week, the Steelers are focused on getting Leftwich more reps and finding ways to control the game.
Steelers Understand Game Against Kansas City Isn't A GivenDespite the 1-7 record of the Kansas City Chiefs, practice has been going forward as usual for the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3) whose offensive coordinator, Todd Haley, isn't interested in revenge, but a win.
Hurricane Sandy Can't Stop Steelers' PreparationHurricane Sandy has left a path of destruction and the status of the Pittsburgh Steelers' game against the New York Giants in question. Regardless, Coach Tomlin has the team preparing for any eventuality.
Steelers Prepare For Redskins Showdown At Home With FocusGoing into their Week 8 NFL matchup at Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Steelers are using new focus to drive them to success against the powerful offense of the Washington Redskins. With Wednesday's practice report in, players are talking about how they plan to execute and overcome.
Raiders Likely To Get A Dose Of MendenhallSteeler running back Rashard Mendenhall looks as if he is ready to get back in action, but James Harrison and Troy Polamalu look as if they are not going to hit the field.
Steelers Get Mixed Reviews On Injury FrontAs the Steelers ramp up for their home opener against the Jets Sunday, injuries take their toll on the team. The offensive line, which management made a big case to shore up this past draft, is still banged up. The running game is getting thinner and the linebacking corps is still questionable.