Tomlin and the coaching staff reviewed Sunday’s game. They were happy with the teams gritty performance. Pleased with the way the Steelers played in the trenches. Tomlin feels the Steelers were the more physical team. Tomlin’s take on the Eagles Tough road ahead on Sunday. Tomlin believes it starts with Donovan McNabb. Tomlin says McNabb is throwing the best deep ball in his career. The Steelers must find a way to contain McNabb. Tomlin also mentions Eagles defensive end Trent Cole as an dangerous player and Marvel Smith will have his work cut out for him again. Injuries Out Brett Keisel ‚Äì calf strain Donovan Woods ‚Äì hamstring Limited but are expected to play Ben Roethlisberger ‚Äì sore shoulder (AC Sprain) will be limited. Tomlin just met with Roethlisberger and Ben told him that his shoulder feels better this week compared to last week. That is very good news forRead More »
The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced starting defensive end Brett Keisel will be sidelined for up to 2 months with a calf injury. Keisel suffered the injury in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also reports Ben Roethlisberger will be bothered by a bummed shoulder for some time. photo courtesy of Inside Pittsburgh Sports
Steelers win 10th straight game against the Browns Behind a dominant performance on defense the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to weather off Hurricane Ike and defeat the Cleveland Browns 10-6 Sunday night. On offense quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and running back Willie Parker led the way. Roethlisberger bothered by a bummed shoulder, was efficient and poised going 12-19-186 yds 1Td. Roethlisberger was also helped out tonight by Willie Parker who gained 105 yards on 28 carries. Parker showed the ability to run between the tackles and to the outside. Rookie running back Rashard Mendenhall only saw the field on kickoffs. The Steelers offensive line had another solid performance against an very good Browns defensive line. Inside Analysis The Steelers run defense was strong. Troy Polamalu had one of his best performances in a long time. He was causing havoc all over the field and his presence on the field made aRead More »
KDKA reporter Andy Sheehan reports there are indications that Dan Rooney may be have the money he needs to take control of the Steelers and a third offer may be on the way. Sources tell KDKA that Rooney has assembled a team of investors and appears to be the favorite to keep control of the team. The NFL was very forthcoming in their meeting with the Rooney family last month urging them to find a resolution to keep Dan Rooney in control. Source: KDKA
Injuries Ben Roethlisberger ‚Äì will be limited tomorrow(expected to play) Marvel Smith ‚Äì Groin Strain ‚Äì Will also be limited early in the week(expected to play) Deshea Townsend ‚Äì Heel contusion (Expected to play) Tight End Sean McHugh will practice on Wednesday. Tomlin‚Äôs opening remarks: Reviewed the Steelers performance and liked what he saw. Tomlin indicated Cleveland has made improvements on the defensive side of the ball. Tomlin names Corey Williams and Shaun Rogers as two players capable of dominating a game. Tomlin said we will know a lot about Justin Hartwig Sunday night.
The first Sunday of the NFL season is in the books and boy did the AFC favorites have a bad day. Except for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers dominated in all facets of the game and made it look easy in beating the Texans. Ben Roethlisberger picked apart the Texans secondary by throwing quick hitters to Santonio Holmes and Hines Ward. But the Steelers don’t throw to the tight end? Um, they do now. Heath Miller has become a weapon that is utilized to keep the safeties honest and to chew up yardage eight to twelve yards at a time. The beauty of this game was that Big¬†Ben had to throw the ball¬†14 times¬†and most were in somewhat obvious passing downs. Still the Texans were unable to stop them.¬†The running game was at times stuffed as evidence of 15 carries for¬†two yards or less but the Steelers kept pounding. InRead More »
Offense Grade A Ben Roethlisberger was poised and efficient going 13/14 ‚Äì 137yds ‚Äì 2TD‚Äôs. The difference between Roethlisberger and other elite quarterbacks like Manning and Brady is Ben‚Äôs ability to make plays out of the pocket. On the Steelers first offensive series the Steelers were dealt with a 3rd and four. The Texans had great coverage, the play broke down and Ben was off and running gaining 17 yards. Roethlisberger is on his way to joining the conversation with Manning and Brady.
The Steelers defeated the Houston Texans 38-17. Let’s see how we got there: The Steelers benefited from a very generous spot on a 4th and 1 attempt by the Texans. Live action and multiple replays looked like Matt Schaub clearly got the first down. The Steelers took over¬†near midfield. Ben Roethlisberger kept the drive alive by scrambling for 17 yards on 3rd and 4. After two Willie Parker runs, Roethlisberger hit Santonio Holmes for 9 yards on 3rd and 3. Two plays later, Parker bounced off right tackle for a 7-yard touchdown run. Steelers 7-0
Pittsburgh goes into the 2008 season with the league‚Äôs toughest schedule and the Steelers know they have to get off to a great start before their schedule becomes brutal in the middle of the season. Today‚Äôs contest against the Houston Texans will be one of the Steelers easiest games this year but the Texans are no push over. Houston comes into Heinz field as a team on the rise that can upset the Steelers, if Pittsburgh doesn‚Äôt come to play. Ben Roethlisberger had a phenomenal year in 2007 throwing 32 touchdowns and if training camp and OTA‚Äôs are a sign of things to come, this could be the year Roethlisberger makes the jump into the Brady and Manning conversation.