Roethlisberger will not play for 2nd week
The Pittsburgh Steelers lost week one of the 2016 preseason 30-17 against the Detroit Lions at home. Now come the revamped Philadelphia Eagles now led by Head Coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-9 in week of of preseason action.
The team announced the Ben Roethlisberger will not play for the second week in a row in an attempt to keep the aging veteran insulated for a while longer.
“I know what Ben is capable of,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “He showed up in tremendous condition. He’s performed well. He’s obviously a veteran. What’s required for him to be ready to play might be different than others.”
The Steelers expect to see a bit more of Sam Bradford this week than what he played against the Bucs. Bradford has been touted as much further ahead than he was at this point in the preseason last year. He only received three snaps last week so expect to see more of him as well as Steelers rookie LB Javon Hargrave chasing after him. Hargrave has earned high praise from Head Coach Mike Tomlin.
“His pedigree routinely flashes,” Tomlin said. “He’s a talented guy, yes.”
Kickoff is at eight and plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours now and be a part of the action!
The Cincinnati Bengals self-imploded Saturday as emotions ran high for the entirety of the game. In the end, it was the name you hear nearly every weekend, and not in a good way. Vontaze Burfect was once again shown to be one of the most undisciplined players in the league even after you know Head Coach Marvin Lewis warned him to keep his head.
It began with a vicious Burfect head shot to receiver Antonio Brown after an incomplete pass. the hit left Brown on the turf and possibly unconscious for a few seconds. The ensuing penality sent CB Adam “Pac Man” Jones into a frenzy that culminated in Jones pushing the referee into throwing another flag. 15 yards later, the Steelers kick the ball for an 18-16 win.
“We won the game, that’s all that matters,” QB Ben Roethlisberger said.
The Steelers must now prepare for a trip to Mile High Stadium, where they take on the Denver Broncos in an AFC Divisional match up. Roethlisberger is currently listed as day to day after taking a brutal hit from Burfect at the end of the third quarter. Big Ben was reinserted into the game with a minute and change remaining in the game.
“You’ve got to salute the man,” Steelers guard Ramon Foster said Saturday night. “He’s a guy that’s proven to be a winner.”
For those of you thinking about making the trip to Denver, there are still plenty of great seats and affordable tickets remaining. Get yours today and be there as your Pittsburgh Steelers make history on the road!
On this day in 1933, the Pittsburgh Pirates were formed by Art Rooney and today are tied as the 7th oldest club in the NFL behind the Chicago Bears, the Cardinals (both St. Louis & Arizona), the Detroit Lions (also the Portsmouth Spartans), the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and the (Boston) Washington Redskins.
The organization would spend decades as an irrelevant organization and it was not until the 1970’s that the club came into prominence behind Chuck Knoll and Quarterback Terry Bradshaw, now a Fox NFL analyst, winning their first Superbowl in 1974.
The Steelers will open the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio against the Minnesota Vikings. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today before they are all gone!
The New York Jets welcomed the Pittsburgh Steelers to MetLife Stadium hoping to keep up with the then 6-3 Steelers. By the end of the first quarter, the Jets held a 17-0 advantage. The Jets defense did the rest of the heavy lifting holding the Steelers to three points in the first half and 10 in the second. The Jets managed another field goal to end the game 13-20.
“There’s nothing mystical about the outcome of that football game,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “We talked all week about why that team struggled: because they were minus in the turnover ratio. … Well, they weren’t today. They were plus-4. You’re going to lose football games when you’re minus-4 in the turnover ratio, and we did today.”
The Steelers will take the week to regroup and hope to bounce back against the (2-7) Tennessee Titans. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get yours now!
With 11 Wide Receivers on the current Steelers roster, the team believes that this could be one of the deepest in the NFL at the receiver position.
“I think some guys that are pretty good football players probably won’t make the team,” Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley said
The receiving squad are led by recently signed veteran Lance Moore who brings 4,281 yards and 38 touchdowns from the New Orleans Saints who cut him and RB Darren Sproles this off season. Moore caught some flack when he was asked to compare quarterbacks Drew Brees and “Big” Ben Roethlisberger.
“I would say that Ben has a little bit stronger of an arm, maybe a lot stronger arm,” Moore told ESPN. “Just from the last couple of days with him here, that’s something that kind of jumps out at me. If you are kind of lazy with your eyes the ball will zoom right past you. That’s something that I will have to adjust to. I feel like the quarterback should never really have to adjust to the receiver.”
Saints fans went crazy over those comments prompting Moore to tweet a follow up.
“Everybody down south is mad now? Never said I disliked Drew or am not thankful for my time w him. Wouldn’t be where I am w/o him. Chill out,” Moore posted on his Twitter account.
Be sure to get out and cheer on your Steelers as they attempt to get back into the playoffs and line themselves up for another Super Bowl run. Plenty of cheap tickets and great seats are available.
It has been a rough beginning t o the 2013-14 NFL season for the Pittsburgh Steelers but even so, and even sitting with a 3-6 record, hope abounds in the Steelers locker room that the playoffs are not yet out of reach. Most team members agree.
“Do I think we can?” Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor said. “Yeah. We’ve just got to stop being consistent at being inconsistent.”
Head Coach Mike Tomlin thinks that his team has put in the effort.
“I expect the attitude to be what it is,” Tomlin said. “It’s not like I’m throwing a pep rally because the attitude is appropriate. We’ve got a lot of challenges in front of us. This is something we sign up for and are called to do. I like the energy, but what we need is results.”
Great seats and tickets are still available for this Sunday’s match up.