An in-depth look at Charlie Batch’s week

Charlie Batch may have been in the NFL since 1998, but he has never had a week quite like this past one. The veteran QB and devoted community leader had a roller coaster week that rival any that I have ever heard about. What follows is a timeline of one of the craziest weeks in […]

Maurkice Pouncey practices at guard, other weird Steelers news

-B- This 2012 season has been bizarre enough for the Steelers already, but it looks like the weirdness has just began. First, it was losing to Matt Hasselbeck and Carson Palmer. Then it was Ben Roethlisberger's near fatal injury. Then Charlie Batch and Plaxico Burress. Now? Maurkice Pouncy – the team's 3-time Pro Bowl center […]

Steelers lose again on the road, fall 26-23 to Titans on last second FG

Will Allen. Rashard Mendenhall. Isaac Redman. Marcus Gilbert Mauikice Pouncey. Ramon Foster. Ryan Clark. The Steelers list of injuries was long, but there was no excuse to lose this game. Mike Tomlin elected to go for a 54 yard field goal with 48 seconds left, handing the Titans the ball with great field position and […]

5 Pressing Questions Answered With Total Titans

I exchanged emails this week with Andrew Strickert from Total Titans, Bloguin’s Titans blog. We each answered a handful of questions about this week’s matchup. Andrew’s answers are below and mine are over at his site. Blitzburgh Blog: Chris Johnson: Should the Steelers even worry about him? Does he still have a piano strapped to […]

Sloppy Steelers win penalty filled game 16-14

The Steelers won the ‘Battle of Pennsylvania’ over the Philadelphia Eagles today on a 34-yard Shaun Suisham field goal as time expired. The Steelers outplayed the Eagles for much of the game, but racked up 106 penalty yards during the game, including two personal foul calls on Ryan Clark and Ryan Mundy during a cruicial […]

Steelers collapse in Oakland, lose 34-31

I missed the first 3 quarters of this one, but it sounds like every Steelers/Raiders game from the past few years. The Steelers jumped out to a 24-14 lead in the 3rd quarter on a Mike Wallace touchdown catch, but the defense squandered the lead in a 2nd half where Oakland scored every time they […]

Ben Roethlisberger announces donation to Oakland PD

-B- The Steelers haven’t been to Oakland since 2006 but Ben Roethlisberger is still making a name for himself there off the field by giving a grant to the Oakland PD’s K-9 unit through his charity.  It’s not just Oakland though. Roethlsiberger will be donating to local K-9 units at every city the Steelers play […]

Peyton Manning outsmarts Steelers in return, Broncos win 31-19

  It took him most of the first half to get going, but once Peyton Manning got his bearings, he was way too much for a banged up Steelers defense to handle. Manning dominated the 2nd half, leading the Broncos on long scoring drives in all 3 of their posessions. Manning finished 19-26 for 253 […]

21 bold predictions for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers

Every year, I try and throw together some “bold” predictions before the season starts. These are usually random, sometimes funny and – if I’m lucky – even a little bit accurate. Here are 20 from 2011, 89 from 2010 and 21 from 2009. Below are 21 for the 2012 season. Enjoy. 1. Jonathan Dwyer starts […]

A week-by-week prediction of the Steelers 2012 season

Predictions are a fruitless exercise. You are almost never right and when you are nobody seems to notice. Yet, every year, we do them anyway. Here’s my week-by-week forecast for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers. Feel free to pick it apart in the comments. Week 1Pittsburgh at Denver – W Week 2NY Jets at Pittsburgh – […]

Where Are They Now? Depth Charting the Steelers 2011 Departures

Here’s a quick look at the status of the handful of former Steelers who departed from Pittsburgh this offseason.   WR Arnaz Battle – The former special teams captain is currently a free agent and wasn’t in an NFL training camp this summer. QB Dennis Dixon – Dixon was signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice […]

John Clay waived, Chris Rainey knocked out

-B- The Steelers have waived former Wisconsin star RB John Clay. Clay (like any large RB) drew comparisons to Jerome Bettis when the Steelers signed him as an undrafted rookie free agent. He is free to sign with any team. -B- I started doing some research for my fantasy football drafts this week and it […]

Video: “Black and Yellow” makes an appearance on Madden 13 commercial

The awesome Wiz Khalifa jam that will forever be linked to the 2010 Pittsburgh Steelers was recently featured in a Madden 13 commercial. A rather annoying Steelers fan takes on Ravens LB Ray Lewis in the game and uses the song as a way to taunt him.  Here’s the commercial: Update: Apparently the annoying […]

Video: Steelers Training Camp Does “Call Me Maybe”

Seemingly everybody is putting their spin on Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” including the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team’s YouTube channel published the black n’ gold version earlier today. OKsNJb_62TM[/youtube]   Players featured include Ben Roethlisberger, Brett Keisel, Ike Taylor LaMarr Woodley, Shaun Suisham, Ryan Clark, James Harrison and more. Ike is definitely the […]