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.
Time really does fly. The first week of the NFL is upon us and we will take a quick look at each game. Our picks are just our opinions and should not be used in any illegal manner. We missed the Giants-Redskins game due to the new site being unveiled but trust us we both picked the Giants. With that said let’s take a look at Week One of the NFL: Cincinnati at Baltimore 1:00pm – This game will give the winner the inside track for third place in the AFC North. Tim: Cincinnati Depaoli: Cincinnati N.Y. Jets at Miami 1:00pm– I can guarantee you that Brett Favre doesn’t lay down so Joey Porter can get a sack. Tim: N.Y. Jets Depaoli: N.Y. Jets
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has named wide receiver Dallas Baker the teams 4th receiver for the Steelers opener against the Houston Texans. Baker caught the eye of the coaching staff during the teams OTA‚Äôs and continued his strong play in camp. It remains to be seen how much playing time Baker or second round selection Limas Sweed will see Sunday afternoon. When the Steelers go into their four receiver sets, it is likely the team will use Santonio Holmes, Hines Ward, Nate Washington and Heath Miller.