Archive for the ‘Pittsburgh Steelers’ Category

Le’Veon Bell fined for touchdown celebration against Chiefs

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Bell’s fine came for his celebration of a touchdown run against Kansas City in the 19-13 win. The NFL has relaxed rules for such celebrations this season, but Bell drew a flag for taking a page from former Eagle Vai Sikahema and using the goalpost as a punching bag. Bell was fined $12,154 for doing that, although the terms of his franchise tag for this season should leave him with enough dough that he doesn’t have to follow Sikahema again by boxing Jose Canseco.

Steelers LB Vince Williams fitting right in in “Blitzburgh”

Friday, October 20th, 2017

The coaches at Florida State didn't ask Vince Williams to get after the quarterback during his career with Seminoles, so he didn't. Then again, Williams figures it kind of comes with the territory when you wear black-and-gold. ''If you play linebacker for the Steelers, you're a pass rusher,'' said Williams, who leads Pittsburgh (4-2) with four sacks heading into Sunday's visit from Cincinnati (2-3).

Adam Jones doubtful to face Steelers

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown didn’t have much success against the Bengals last season as he caught seven passes for 97 yards in two matchups with Cincinnati. The Bengals had cornerback Adam Jones in the lineup for each of those games, but it looks like they will be going without him when the Bengals take on the Steelers this Sunday. Jones has been listed as doubtful with a back injury that kept him from practicing each of the last two days.

Chiefs’ defensive woes costly in close loss to Raiders

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Chiefs coach Andy Reid walked a fine line in the wee hours of the night between haranguing the officials and pointing a finger squarely at himself for a letdown against the Oakland Raiders. While the Chiefs' offense showed up again Thursday night in a 31-30 loss , and quarterback Alex Smith put together another scintillating performance, the defense failed to uphold its end of things. The Raiders' Derek Carr torched it for 417 yards and three touchdowns, and marched his team 85 yards in the final 2:25 to give it a much-needed win on the final play of the game.

The Raiders and Chiefs started Week 7 with a bang

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Wow. What a game. The best game of the season on a Thursday night!?! The Raiders beat the Chiefs on the final play of the game. Well, the third attempt at the final play of the game. I’ll offer some quick thoughts on the action last night and some notes for this weekend: Four thoughts about the Raiders’ win over the Chiefs Here are four big takeaways from the Raiders’ dramatic win over the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football. The Raiders saved their season and it was because their stars showed up, which is what you ask of them. Derek Carr played excellently, especially down the stretch. He finished 39-of-52 for 417 yards and three touchdowns. He never looks rattled in end-of-game situations, and

Art Rooney II: Martavis Bryant making progress, we’re not looking to trade him

Friday, October 20th, 2017

A report that Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant requested a trade made the rounds last weekend and led to a quick message from Bryant saying that he’s happy to be in Pittsburgh. Coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger also chimed in to say that they’ve seen no sign of unhappiness from the wideout, who returned to action this year after being suspended for the entire 2016 season. Neither Tomlin nor Roethlisberger would be the final say on a decision to trade Bryant, although it doesn’t sound like there’s any chance of it happening.

Friday morning one-liners

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke doesn’t want to talk about whether his unit is championship caliber. WR Brandin Cooks believes he has room to grow in the Patriots offense. Don’t come to Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees with criticism of the Ravens defense.

NFL fines Steelers’ Mike Mitchell $48k for late hit on Alex Smith

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell, No. 23, and his teammates take to the field for a recent game. Mitchell was fined this week for a late hit on Chiefs’ QB Alex Smith. The NFL has fined Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Mike Mitchell $48,620 for his hit on Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on Sunday, which was not only late, but also low.

Alex Smith: Mike Mitchell’s hit ‘extremely late, as flagrant as it gets’

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After having a chance to see the video of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell's hit to the back of his knees, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith called the shot from Sunday's game between the teams "about as flagrant as it gets." "I felt like it was extremely late," Smith said. "I felt there was nothing done there to avoid contact. It was really low from the backside. I thought it was about as flagrant as it gets when it comes to a low hit on the quarterback." Mitchell was penalized for roughing the passer for hitting Smith after he threw a pass late in the third quarter of Sunday's 19-13 Steelers victory. Smith was immediately angry about the hit, getting up and yelling at

Fantasy Football start/sit, Week 7: What to do with Alex Smith for ‘TNF’

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Smith looks to bounce back on the road against Oakland Thursday night. Thursday night, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will be looking to bounce back after a bad showing in Week 6. The Steelers have traditionally owned this head-to-head matchup, winning four of the last five meetings since Smith joined the Chiefs in 2013.