Week 3 NFL Preview and Picks

 

Week 3 has some great matchups but you will have to wait until later in the day on Sunday. Kansas City (0-2) at Atlanta (1-1) 1:00pm – The Chiefs are down to their third-string quarterback and Larry Johnson is not happy with his role on the team. Matt Ryan will not be facing a defense like Tampa Bay. Depaoli – Atlanta <> Tim – Atlanta Oakland (1-1)¬†at Buffalo (2-0)¬†1:00pm – Oakland rushed for 300 yards last week against Kansas City but they will face¬†the Bills¬†fifth-ranked defense who is giving up less than 250 yards per game. Trent Edwards has settled into the Bills ball-control offense which has let their defense and special teams control their two wins. Depaoli – Buffalo <> Tim – Buffalo Cincinnati (0-2)¬†at N.Y. Giants (2-0)¬†1:00pm – Cincinnati is a team in trouble. The Bengals dynamic offense is stuck in neutral with Carson Palmer passing for 228Read More »

NFL: Timmons to see increased role Sunday afternoon?

 

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons is expected to see his playing time increase against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday afternoon. The Steelers have been designing packages where Timmons sort of acts like a spy to neutralize Eagles running back Brian Westbrook. With Brett Keisel out of action, it also expected that Timmons will be used a bit more on the outside during blitzing situations.

Mike Tomlin Press Conference Week 3

 

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 »

Keisel out for up to 2 months

 

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 improve to 2-0; defeat Browns 10-6

 

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 »

NFL: Dan Rooney to keep control of the Steelers?

 

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

Willie Parker named AFC Player of the Week

 

Pittsburgh Steelers Running back Willie Parker has been named AFC Player of Week. Parker rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns against the Houston Texans. Parker’s three touchdowns were a career high and surpassed the amount of touchdowns (2) he had for the entire 2007 season.

Mike Tomlin Press Conference Week 2

 

Injuries Ben Roethlisberger – will be limited tomorrow(expected to play) Marvel Smith – Groin Strain – Will also be limited early in the week(expected to play) Deshea Townsend – Heel contusion (Expected to play) Tight End Sean McHugh will practice on Wednesday. Tomlin’s 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.

Commentary: Steelers Class of AFC?

 

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 »