Inside Look at the Pittsburgh Steelers

 

The Giants scored 12 unanswered points in the fourth quarter as Ben Roethlisberger completed just 13-of-29 passes for 189 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions as the Steelers lost 21-14 to the Giants and fell to 5-2 on the season. The Eagles and Giants have layed out a blue print on how to beat the Steelers. Is it time to worry in Pittsburgh?

Week 8 NFL Picks

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys With Tony Romo out until mid November and a defense that is in disarray, this is a must win for the Cowboys who could fall to 4-4 with a loss today. The Buccaneers are coming into their zone and will look to force a lot of turnovers with Brad Johnson at the helm for the Cowboys DePaoli‚Äôs Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions The Redskins at 5-2 are in good position as the half way mark appears. What they can‚Äôt afford is another loss to a team they should beat DePaoli‚Äôs pick: Washington Redskins Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins The Dolphins have been a tough out for teams and they are getting exceptional play from linebacker Joey Porter who is second in the league with 8.5 sacks. The Bills have the chance to take command of the division with a roadRead More »

Holmes de-activated for Sunday’s game

 

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has announced wide receiver Santonio Holmes will not play in Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. Pittsburgh Police have indicated Holmes will be charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession after a traffic stop Thursday near Mellon Arena in which police smelled burning marijuana and found marijuana-filled cigars in his car. Holmes is second on the team behind Hines Ward with 22 catches for 360 yards and a touchdown.

Parker, Aaron Smith out for Sunday’s Game?

 

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Willie Parker did not practice today and is not expected to play Sunday against the Giants. Parker did practice on Wednesday but has been limited since. Mewelde Moore will start in place of Parker for the third consecutive week. According to the Post-Gazette, Defensive End Aaron Smith has been excused from practice for personal reasons, the third straight day he missed practice. His status is up in the air but there is a strong chance that he will not play on Sunday. Mike Tomlin will address the Santonio Holmes situation following today’s practice

NFL: Steelers’ Holmes faces drug charge after traffic stop

 

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes will be charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession after a traffic stop in which police smelled a marijuana odor and found marijuana filled cigars in his car. According to the Associated Press, Holmes acknowledged having marijuana when stopped and pointed out the blunts to officers. Holmes was stopped about 4 p.m. near the intersection of Centre Avenue and Mario Lemieux. Officers were searching for a black SUV with out of state plates believed to be carrying a large amount of narcotics, which fits the description of Holmes vechicle but Holmes was not the vehicle they were seeking. Source: Associated Press

Washington to play elsewhere in 09? Law on Steelers radar?

 

Nate Washington entering the final year of his contract has 8 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the past two games. Washington has responded to Mike Tomlin who challenged Washington to become more consistent. Regardless of how Washington plays the rest of the season, he is likely auditioning for a contract elsewhere. The Steelers remain very high on Limas Sweed and want to go into next season with Sweed as their #3. Keeping Washington around hinders Sweed’s development.

Week 8 Mike Tomlin Press Conference

 

Injury Report Out Bryant McFadden – surgery on his arm yesterday. Plate inserted. He’ll be out for weeks. Keyaron Fox – Hamstring Questionable Marvel Smith – Smith is progressing and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday Dallas Baker – Shoulder injury, his status is up in the air Probable Willie Parker continues to progress. Slated to practice tomorrow. Troy Polamalu – concussion, test were favorable. He could practice tomorrow and as of right now Tomlin anticipates Polamalu playing. Carey Davis will practice, expected to play Casey Hampton slated to practice on Wednesday, expected to play

The Latest Steelers Buzz

 

The injury bug continues to hit the Steelers as Troy Polamalu did suffer a concussion yesterday. Polamalu has suffered concussions in the past and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will address Polamalu‚Äôs status for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants at Tuesday‚Äôs press conference. Cornerback Bryant McFadden is under-going tests today and to see if he has a broken arm. McFadden has been the Steelers top cornerback this season and has flourished since being implemented into the starting lineup. Losing Polamalu and McFadden would be major blow to the Steelers secondary. McFadden has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Giants and the Steelers will sign a corner if McFadden is out for a significant period James Harrison is tied with Joey Porter for second in the league with 8.5 sacks. Porter who sat out most of training camp with a back injury is having a monsterRead More »

Moore scores 3 TD’s, Steelers beat Bengals 38-10

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their 8 consecutive game in Cincinnati today beating the Cincinnati Bengals 38-10. The Steelers dominated the Bengals in all facets of the game, out gaining the Bengals 375 ‚Äì 212. Ben Roethlisberger had another strong performance going 17/28 216 yds ‚Äì 2TD‚Äôs. Roethlisberger hit Mewelde Moore for a two yard touchdown pass in the 1st quarter and Roethlisberger put the game away when he connected with Nate Washington for a 50 yard touchdown pass to put the Steelers up 24-10 in the fourth quarter. Roethlisberger wasn‚Äôt the only Steelers standout today as running back Mewelde Moore scored three touchdowns and ran for 120 yards on 20 carries. Moore has rushed for 219 yards in the past two games. On defense the Steelers registered a season high 7 sacks. LaMarr Woodley, James Harrison, and Lawrence Timmons led the way with two sacks each. The 5-1 Steelers hostRead More »

Week 7 Mike Tomlin Press Conference

 

Steelers Injury Report Out Dallas Baker – Sprain shoulder Carey Davis Keyaron Fox – hamstring Questionable Casey Hampton – ( Ran yesterday he looked pretty good) Marvel Smith – Held out of practice yesterday due to back spasms Probable Jeff Reed – Much improved Willie Parker – Practice yesterday Brett Keisel will play Notes Tomlin stood up for Hines Ward when asked about Ward being fined on consecutive games. Tomlin said he wants clarity from the league on the situation. With Dallas Baker out, Limas Sweed will be the teams #4 receiver. Tomlin said Sweed is practicing well but needs more consistency and has been on the brink of warranting a opportunity. Tomlin spoke very high of Darnell Stapleton. Tomlin indicates Stapleton is a performer Max Starks will start at left tackle if Marvel Smith can’t play