NFL: Wannstedt in the mix with 4 NFL teams for defensive coordinator position


Chargers expressing strong interest Former Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt is not expected to stick around in an administrative role with the university. Wannstedt is actively looking to get back into the NFL ranks and has drawn early interest from a handful of teams, including strong interest from the San Diego Chargers.

TIOPS Newswire: NHL, NFL & MLB news and notes


Daily installment on the latest buzz in the NHL, NFL, MLB and the college ranks National Football League ***The New York Jets magical run in the 2010 playoffs continued Sunday afternoon as the Jets stunned the 7 point favorite San Diego Chargers. The Jets knocked off the Chargers 17-14 to advance to the AFC title game for a rematch with the Indianapolis Colts who laid down in week 16, resting starters against the Jets. For the Chargers, it was an another disappointing playoff run. Among the most talented teams in the NFL, there has always been something missing. Despite Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez throwing for a measly 100 yards, the Jets played dominate defense and exposed the Chargers run defense. The Chargers last lost prior to Sunday’s 17-14 defeat was against Pittsburgh in week 5 when Rashard Mendenhall torched the Chargers defense, rushing for 165 yards. While the Jets haveRead More »

Chargers @ Steelers Scouting Report


CHARGERS (2-1) vs. STEELERS (1-2) 8:30 p.m. at Heinz Field (65,050) in Cincinnati Playing surface: Natural grass TV COVERAGE NBC (locally WPXI-TV, Channel 11) Al Michaels, play-by-play; Cris Collinsworth, analysis; Andrea Kremer, sideline reporter RADIO Steelers Radio Network (WDVE-FM, 102.5, WBGG-AM, 970; WBVP-AM, 1230, WMBA-AM, 1460) Bill Hillgrove, play-by-play; Tunch Ilkin, analysis; Craig Wolfley, sideline reporter SERIES HISTORY

NFL Mock Draft Version 3


NFL Mock Draft ¬†1) DETROIT LIONS> MATTHEW STAFFORD, QB, GEORGIA– With Sam Bradford returning to Oklahoma for another season, Stafford holds on to the top selection. Sanchez has closed the gap between him and Stafford, but I still think that Stafford is the better selection. Stafford has a stronger arm and he has greatly improved his decision making this season. Sanchez is more of a project, he has significant injury issues, and he tends to make the stupid decisions that Stafford would make last year. 2) ST. LOUIS RAMS> ANDRE SMITH, OT, ALABAMA-¬†¬†I don‚Äôt see any reason to change this pick as a result of Smith‚Äôs issues at Alabama. They don‚Äôt seem like the kind of behavioral issues that would seriously hurt his draft stock and the Rams are still looking to beef up the O-Line, which they failed to do last year by missing out on Jake Long. ¬†3)Read More »

The Latest Steelers Buzz


A lot of buzz going around right now that the Tennessee Titans will be the team that comes to Heinz field for the NFL‚Äôs Thursday night season opener in 2009. The San Diego Chargers are believed to be the second choice at this point. The opportunity will be presented to the Baltimore Ravens for a rematch of the AFC Championship game to open the 2009 season but it is likely that they will decline like the Denver Broncos did in 06. Steelers 2009 Schedule Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions An Inside Look at players who will be entering the final year of their contract in 09. Who will receive an extension and who likely won’t Harrison to commandRead More »

Steelers take over in second half, Advance to AFC Championship


Steelers 35 – Chargers 24 Willie Parker rushed for 146 yards & 2TD‚Äôs and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 181 yards and 1 touchdown as the Steelers beat the San Diego Chargers 35-24 to advance to their third AFC Championship game in five years. The Steelers controlled the ball for 14:43 in the third quarter which set the tone for the second half as the Steelers led 21-10 at the end of the third quarter. With 12:56 remaining in the fourth quarter, Gary Russell‚Äôs one yard touchdown run capped off a 2 play ‚Äì 49 yard drive to put the Steelers up 28-10. The Chargers¬†got within 11 but the Steelers responded like good teams do and Willie Parker sealed the game with a 16 yard touchdown run that resulted in a 9 play ‚Äì 73 yard drive. The Steelers outgained the Chargers 342 ‚Äì 290 and controlled the line ofRead More »

NFL: Friday’s Injury Report


Steelers ‚Äì Chargers Injury Report Pittsburgh is very healthy heading into Sunday’s game. The Steelers are confident that they will be able to run on the San Diego Chargers and their No. 25th-ranked defense. Willie Parker seems to have a new wave of confidence since the regular season finale. Ben Roethlisberger has been throwing the ball very well in practice. He has been making quick precise throws and appears to be fine after suffering a concussion in week 17. LaMarr Woodley has gone four games without a sack. He has been bothered by a calf injury since week 10 which has limited his mobility. The extra week off will pay dividends for Woodley. Woodley had two sacks in his playoff debut last season against Jacksonville. The Chargers arrived in Pittsburgh a day early to prepare for the weather LaDainian Tomlinson will not be a factor even if he dresses onRead More »

#2 Steelers to face #4 Chargers in Divisional Round


The Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) will host the San Diego Chargers (9-8) on Sunday January 11th in the AFC playoffs divisional round. The #4 Chargers defeated the #5 Indianapolis Colts 23-17 Saturday night and this afternoon the #6 Baltimore Ravens defeated the #3 Miami Dolphins 27-9. The Steelers and Chargers met once this season with the Steelers winning 11-10 at Heinz Field. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 308 yards and the Steelers outgained the Chargers 410 -213 but the Steelers did not manage a touchdown. The Steelers relied on three Jeff Reed field goals and the defense provided a safety. The Steelers flustered Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers who threw for 164 yards and two interceptions. The Chargers are the only team in NFL history to qualify for the playoffs after starting 4-8 and the first 8-8 division winner in 23 years. On Saturday night they ended the Colts 9 game winning streakRead More »