Pittsburgh Steelers

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Alex Reimer
March 27, 2018 - 1:10 pm
The NFL has finally changed its much-maligned catch rule. If history is any indication, the alterations will have a dramatic impact next season. League owners unanimously approved the proposal Tuesday at the annual meetings. The new rules for defining a catch are as follows: *Control of the ball *...
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Alex Reimer
February 26, 2018 - 2:15 pm
Two AFC contenders have already fumbled their attempts this offseason to unseat the Patriots, and it’s not even March yet. That might be a new record. The Chiefs, who blew a 21-3 lead against the Titans in the Wild Card round, traded one of the best young cornerbacks in football to the Rams last...
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Alex Reimer
January 19, 2018 - 10:59 am
The Patriots have already bested their competition in the AFC next season. Dysfunction continues to permeate the Steelers, who are still reeling after their embarrassing defeat to the Jaguars last week. It’s apparent the Steelers overlooked Jacksonville, given their proclivity of talking...
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Alex Reimer
January 17, 2018 - 2:08 pm
The Patriots can take some credit for the Steelers’ decision Wednesday to part ways with offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Though Pittsburgh finished with top-10 scoring offenses in each of the last four seasons, it’s apparent quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Haley did not get along. Their...
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Lucy Burdge
January 17, 2018 - 10:03 am
A Jacksonville bakery cleverly trolled Ben Roethlisberger by sending him a package of turnover pastries to thank him for the Jaguars’ playoff win over Roethlisberger’s Steelers. Cinotti's Bakery posted a picture of their gift on Facebook along with a special message for the Pittsburgh quarterback...
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Alex Reimer
January 15, 2018 - 10:22 am
While the Steelers fell to the Jaguars in the Divisional Round Sunday, their playoff fate was likely sealed two months ago. In a late-November interview with NBC’s Tony Dungy, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin declared his team was going to face the Patriots in the AFC championship. “I’m going to...
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Alex Reimer
December 27, 2017 - 9:23 pm
James Harrison didn’t wait long to rebut his former Steelers teammates. On Wednesday, several Steelers mainstays unloaded on the franchise sack leader , accusing him of abandoning the team this season. Some of the harshest words belonged to center Maurkice Pouncey, who said Harrison’s alleged...
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Alex Reimer
December 18, 2017 - 12:14 pm
The Patriots’ dramatic win over the Steelers Sunday was also a huge victory for the NFL. CBS says the big game drew the league's highest overnight rating of the season, per Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch . The 17.0 ratings figure projects to 25-27 million fans. Those numbers aren’t surprising...
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Alex Reimer
December 18, 2017 - 10:34 am
Steelers wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster decided to imitate his infamous blindside hit on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict during Patriots-Steelers Sunday. In the second quarter, Martavis Bryant reeled in a spectacular one-handed touchdown grab over Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore to give...
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Alex Reimer
December 18, 2017 - 9:40 am
The NFL catch rule is too stringent. It is lame when games are decided by replay review. But there’s nothing complicated about it. Steelers tight end Jesse James did not maintain control of the football until he hit the ground Sunday in the Patriots’ incredible 27-24 win. The rulebook explains it...
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