Post-Green Bay Judgements: Roethlisberger delivers


Roethlisberger saves Steelers *Great players deliver in clutch situations and Ben Roethlisberger did exactly that as the Steelers franchise quarterback threw for a team record 503 yards and saved the Steelers season with a 19 yard game winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace as time expired. Roethlisberger’s heroics against Green Bay was one of the greatest quarterback performances in the history of the game (10th to be exact) as Roethlisberger became the first quarterback to throw for 500-plus yards in a win since Boomer Esiason in 1996. Roethlisberger’s game winning pass has given the Steelers life, after driving the Steelers 86 yards on 11 plays for the Steelers winning score that included a 4th and 7 and 3rd and 15 conversion. The drive quickly drew comparisons of Super Bowl XLIII “It was obviously pretty reminiscent of the Super Bowl, ” Steelers center Justin Hartwig said. Tomlin makes rightRead More »

Steelers Notebook: News and Notes


The Latest Steelers Buzz A numbers of talent evaluators around the league believe the 09 Steelers will be the best Steelers team of the decade. That is saying a lot, considering the Steelers have won two Super Bowls this decade but it is a strong argument. Holmes motivated to have a big year * Santonio Holmes appears primed to have a breakout season in 09. The buzz around Holmes is that he has matured as a person since the Super Bowl and entering year four, he has the chance to set his price on his next contract. His value is extremely high right now and if he reaches his potential statistically and has a 75-80 catch season, with 1,000+ receiving yards and 8-10 touchdowns, Holmes is going to become the Steelers highest paid receiver in franchise history, next off-season. Holmes is very motivated right now and that was clear atRead More »

NFL: Steelers, Rosenhaus to continue discussions in the coming weeks about an extension for Justin Hartwig


Drew Rosenhaus the agent for the starting center Justin Hartwig approached the Steelers in early May about an extension for Hartwig who enters the 2009 season with one year remaining on his two year – $4 million deal he signed last year. With Max Starks and Heath Miller at the top of the Steelers wishlist, it was widely believed that the Steelers would have little interest re-signing Hartwig before the season but sources indicate

Steelers Notebook: Notes from Wednesday’s OTA


By Mike Bires James Harrison didn’t want to talk to the media Wednesday. He’s apparently tired of explaining why he’s not accompanying his teammates to the White House on Thursday. The star linebacker probably also wanted to avoid questions about his uneasiness when flying in an air plane. That angle was brought up in some media reports Tuesday when trying to figure out why Harrison was so adamant about skipping the ceremony with U.S. president Barack Obama. But some of Harrison’s teammates just laughed when asked if Harrison really is afraid of flying. “Yeah, when we fly, he closes his eyes,” tackle Max Starks said tongue-in cheek. “Really, no, he’s not afraid of flying. He’s just fooling you guys (in the media).” Actually, Harrison never said he’s afraid of flying. But someone from the Steelers’ organization told a handful of reporters Tuesday that Harrison is terrified when he has toRead More »