Daily Archives: December 23, 2011

Steelers Speak – Weslye Saunders

Teresa Varley of Steelers.com sits down with tight end Weslye Saunders in this edition of the Steelers Speak.

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Steelers Game Day Activities for Saturday

Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw Tickets Available Through 1st-IN-GOAL Promotion

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Steelers to start Charlie Batch against Rams

One week after toughing it out in a losing effort, hobbled Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gets a reprieve as his longtime backup will be under center.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers will start Charlie Batch at quarterback against the Rams on Saturday.
Roethlisberger, who’s battling a high-ankle sprain, is officially listed as questionable, and may still dress in case an emergency arises.
Dennis Dixon will serve as the No. 2 option for the game.

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Steelers name Batch starter for Rams game

Charlie Batch will start at quarterback for the Steelers tomorrow, though Ben Roethlisberger may dress and serve as an emergency signal-caller.

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The Night Before Christmas

A Christmas classic recited by Dick LeBeau.

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Steelers 49ers Week 15 Offensive Line Breakdown Report

The week 15 offensive line breakdown report for the Pittsburgh Steelers loss Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers is now complete and overall it was not a good night as far as pass protection went up the middle and on the left side as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had pass rushers on him quite a bit and not a lot of room to step up into the pocket with his lead bad ankle. The pass protection started off OK, but deteriorated, especially in the second half. The run blocking was adequate, just not great.

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Hines Ward Could be Playing His Last Game at Heinz Field Saturday

The Pittsburgh Steelers play their last home game of the year tomorrow.  It could also very well be the last home game at Heinz Field ever for Hines Ward.  Ward has fallen to the bottom of the depth chart for the Steelers and with his salary over $ 4 million next season he could likely be playing his last game in a Steelers uniform.
Ward needs 9 catches to get to 1000 for his career.  This being probably his last home game I hope the Steelers blow out the Rams and Ward gets thrown as many balls as possible.  I do not want to see Hines in any uniform next year if he does not play for the Steelers.  Without the catches that is a possibility.  With the catches he will most likely retire a Steeler rather then being released.
Ward has been a Steeler through and through.  He has been the best blocking wide receiver the game has ever seen.  Ward also is almost to 1000 catches and has over 12,000 yards for a team that ran the ball his entire career.  The Steelers were not known as a passing ...

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Terrible Towel Talk, Episode 20: Steelers-49ers Recap, NFL Week 16 Preview

We'll be live at 8:30 pm EST. Call in (760) 539-3239 to speak to myself or to ask Bill Priatko a question.



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Playoff game in Denver could mean Steelers won’t have Ryan Clark

If the final two weeks of the NFL season go more or less as expected, the Broncos will be the No. 4 seed in the AFC and the Steelers will be the No. 5 seed, which would mean Pittsburgh at Denver in the wild card round. And that may mean the Steelers will have to…

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Tomlin Discusses Decision To Start Roethlisberger Against 49ers

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers saw their opportunity to control their own destiny slip through their hands after a loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.

There has been much debate both locally and nationally about the Steelers’ decision to let Ben Roethlisberger play despite being hampered by a high ankle sprain.

Roethlisberger completed 25 of 44 passes for 330 yards in the game. However, he threw three interceptions and also lost a fumble, which led to three scoring drives by the 49ers.

Head coach did not make any excuses and gave all the credit to the 49ers saying they played, “winning football.”

Tomlin admitted the team just didn’t do enough to win.

After the game Tomlin and the players defended decision to let Roethlisberger play.

“He was deemed healthy enough to play. We always like what Ben provides us, not only from his quality of play but his leadership. This guy’s a tremendous competitor. We appreciate his efforts. Obviously, we fell short tonight,” Tomlin said.

“We expect that from Ben. He’s the type of guy that goes out and gives us everything every game. Broken nose, broken thumb, high ankle sprain, doesn’t matter. If he can play, he’s the type of guy that’s going to do it. We knew if he had an opportunity to go out there and play, he would play and he would play hard, and he did. Obviously, he wasn’t the same Ben we know, but that Ben is better than most of the quarterbacks in the NFL,” Ryan Clark said.

During his press conference Tuesday, Tomlin said there were never any plans to not start Roethlisberger. He said he is a competitor and he did not want to deny the team an opportunity to win the game.

He did not consider pulling Roethlisberger throughout the game, though he did say he wished that they would have played better.

Tomlin said he will assess the injuries during their short week as they prepare to face the St. Louis Rams on Saturday.

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