Archive for the ‘Pittsburgh Steelers’ Category

Michael Vick to serve as NFL Pro Bowl captain despite petition

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick will still serve as an honorary captain at this year's Pro Bowl despite a popular petition that calls for his removal over his 2007 dogfighting conviction. In a news conference on Thursday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the decision to honor Vick. "Over the last, what is it, nine years or so, we have supported Michael in his, what I think his recognition of the mistake he made," Goodell said.

3 Niners break down the brilliance of George Kittle and Kyle Shanahan

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The best thing about attending NFL games is getting to feel the atmosphere. When the atmosphere is raucous — like it was in the San Francisco 49ers' 48-46 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in the Superdome — you can get a true sense for how challenging the environment can be for a road team. The other item that caught my eye for “Things I Noticed” is George Kittle's dominance, and how good coach Kyle Shanahan is at calling plays.

Organic chemistry; LB duo Watt, Dupree thriving for Steelers

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Bud Dupree, however, wants to let you in on a little secret. ''T.J.'s one of us,'' Dupree said in his unique clipped southern drawl. Following two years in which their partnership seemed to thrive only in fits and starts, Dupree and Watt have evolved into one of the best edge rusher tandems in the NFL.

Organic chemistry; LB duo Watt, Dupree thriving for Steelers

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Bud Dupree, however, wants to let you in on a little secret. “T.J.'s one of us,” Dupree said in his unique clipped southern drawl. Following two years in which their partnership seemed to thrive only in fits and starts, Dupree and Watt have evolved into one of the best edge rusher tandems in the NFL.

Steelers’ Smith-Schuster limited, Conner practices in full

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is trending in the wrong direction after being downgraded to limited in practice on Thursday. Smith-Schuster, who was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, is attempting to work his way back from a three-game absence due to a knee injury. Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Media reported that Smith-Schuster left practice early.

SUNDAY NIGHT 7: BILLS AT STEELERS

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Much shouldn't be expected from the second-year athlete since Pittsburgh's allowed merely 214.9 passing yards per game since acquiring All-Pro DB Minkah Fitzpatrick in Week 3. is the conservative selection. Most Rushing Yards?

Former teammates McDermott, Tomlin lead Bills, Steelers

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Sean McDermott remembers lining up across from Mike Tomlin and wanting to do everything he could to impress everyone watching, from the William & Mary coaches to his teammates to Tomlin himself. “We had our battles,” said McDermott, who played with Tomlin for two seasons in 1993-94. Like McDermott during his early college days, the Buffalo Bills are the upstart in search of some street cred heading into a rare prime-time visit to Pittsburgh to face Tomlin and the Steelers.

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey, involved in infamous brawl, among Walter Payton Man of the Year nominees

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

But Pouncey is also actively involved in the community, and that's why he was the Steelers' nominee for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award. That award honors players for their community service. Given the other headlines with Pouncey, it was a bit surprising to see his name on the list, though nobody would doubt that he deserves it.

Bills, Steelers face key playoff-race battle

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The Buffalo Bills have a short distance to travel for their Sunday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, but they could take a huge step. With a win, the Bills (9-4) would clinch a playoff spot. "We're playing games that matter in December," Bills tight end Lee Smith said.

Bills, Steelers face key playoff-race battle

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The Buffalo Bills have a short distance to travel for their Sunday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, but they could take a huge step. With a win, the Bills (9-4) would clinch a playoff spot. "We're playing games that matter in December," Bills tight end Lee Smith said.