Archive for the ‘Pittsburgh Steelers’ Category

AP source: Browns hiring fired Steelers coordinator Haley

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Hue Jackson is finally handing off his Browns offense. Cleveland's coach, who has handled game-planning and play-calling duties while going 1-31 over two seasons with the Browns, is hiring former Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Jackson interviewed other quality candidates but chose Haley, who spent six seasons guiding Pittsburgh's high-powered offense before he was fired following a playoff loss last week, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Monday night.

AP source: Browns hiring fired Steelers coordinator Haley

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Hue Jackson is finally handing off his Browns offense. Cleveland's coach, who has handled game-planning and play-calling duties while going 1-31 over two seasons with the Browns, is hiring former Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Jackson interviewed other quality candidates but chose Haley, who spent six seasons guiding Pittsburgh's high-powered offense before he was fired following a playoff loss last week, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Monday night.

Eagles biggest Super Bowl underdog in nearly a decade

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Two weeks is a loooooong wait, but if the opening line doesn't move between now and Feb. 4, the Eagles will be the biggest Super Bowl underdog in nearly a decade.The Eagles open as 5½-point underdogs against the Patriots, according to Bovada. No team

Roosevelt Nix replaces James Develin in Pro Bowl

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Players from the Patriots and Eagles who were selected for the Pro Bowl won’t be able to go to the game in Orlando on January 28 because they have bigger fish to fry a week later in Minnesota. One of those players is Patriots fullback James Develin and the Steelers announced on Monday that their fullback Roosevelt Nix will be taking his place on the AFC roster. “Rosie is unbelievable,” left tackle Alejandro Villanueva said. “Watching his play is gory because of the nature of what he does, but he is surprisingly consistent. What he brings to the run game is he takes a linebacker on consistently, and does it in a manner to allow Le’Veon to run the ball the way he does, very patiently.

The Patriots and Eagles will square off in Super Bowl 52

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title. Brady led the Patriots (15-3) back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC championship game Sunday. Starting his 36th playoff game, Brady shook off an injury to his right hand and the loss of top target Rob Gronkowski to rally the Patriots to their record 10th Super Bowl appearance.

Reports about Le’Veon Bell’s behavior match those of Antonio Brown last year

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

A year ago, word out of Pittsburgh was that soon-to-be free agent Antonio Brown‘s act was wearing thin with the Steelers. This year, reports are saying the same about soon-to-be free agent Le'Veon Bell. This week’s report that the Steelers are unhappy about Bell’s tardiness comes less than two months after Bell is scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency, if the Steelers don’t slap the franchise tag on him for the second consecutive year.

Jacksonville Jaguars @ New England Patriots – AFC Championship Game in Opta numbers

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

The New England Patriots will attempt to reach the Super Bowl for the 10th time in franchise history when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game. Much of the build-up to the game has surrounded a throwing-hand injury to quarterback Tom Brady sustained in practice this week. Brady is seeking to win a sixth Super Bowl title but will face a Jaguars team that boasts arguably the best defense in the NFL and is coming off a stunning 45-42 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Report: Eli Rogers tore his ACL last weekend

Friday, January 19th, 2018

After he left last Sunday’s 45-42 loss to the Jaguars with an injury, Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers tweeted that it was a minor setback but the injury he suffered is reportedly a severe one. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Rogers tore his ACL in the game.

Can Ben Roethlisberger help corroborate porn star’s affair with Donald Trump?

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Ben Roethlisberger (left), Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels (right) reportedly met at a charity golf tournament. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid Daniels $130,000 in October 2016 for a nondisclosure agreement regarding an alleged sexual encounter between the porn star and future president in 2006, four months after Trump’s wife Melania gave birth to their son Baron.

Report: Le’Veon Bell Skipped All But Five Minutes of Steelers’ Pre-Jaguars Walkthrough

Friday, January 19th, 2018

While calls by Steelers fans to fire head coach Mike Tomlin may have been too reactionary, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that some players and coaches took a lackadaisical approach to preparation at times this season. Tomlin never lost the locker room, he had it under control and his players respect him.