Daily Archives: January 8, 2012

Pouncey officially ruled out of today’s game in Denver

All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey is one of four Steelers who won’t play in today’s AFC wild-card game against Denver because of an injury or medical condition. The others are Ryan Clark, Cortez Allen and Mewelde Moore.

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Tebow, Broncos boot Steelers from playoffs

Tim Tebow and Demariyus Thomas hooked up for an 80-yard touchdown on the first play in overtime as the Denver Broncos beat the Steelers.

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Steelers Playoff Diary – 1-8

Sunday, January 8Steelers starting center Maurkice Pouncey is among those inactive for today’s game against the Broncos. Doug Legursky will start at center.Also inactive are cornerback Cortez Allen...

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Steelers RB Coach Injured In Fire

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson suffered severe burns in a fire at his home early this morning.

The fire began in Wilson’s townhouse in the Estates at Seven Fields between 2:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m.

“You couldn’t see the flames from the front of the townhome,” neighbor Meg Kessler told KDKA-TV. “What you did see was the smoke billowing out. Apparently the fire was in the back.”

Wilson, 50, had been sleeping in a top floor bedroom and had to be carried out on a stretcher by firefighters. Wilson is being treated in the burn unit at UPMC Mercy Hospital. He suffered burns on 30 to 50 percent of his body.

“You could definitely see that his arms and parts of his legs were burned,” Aaron Sheasley said. “He didn’t seem to be aware of it though. It was like he was on adrenaline.”

Wilson has been with the team since 2007 and has been a major mentor to Rashard Mendenhall

The Steelers released a statement this morning about Wilson. It reads in full: “First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with Kirby and his entire family. We are saddened to hear about this unfortunate situation but we know that he has the best medical care in the country treating him. The entire organization is praying for Kirby to have a full recovery and we will be by his side through this difficult time.”

“I prayed to God that he was alright,” Isaac Redman said. “I don’t really know what fully happened, but I just was – I was really shocked by that and didn’t really understand what was going on and a couple coaches came up and talked to me about it. [It’s] just really unfortunate what happened.”

Mike Tomlin informed the players that no one except immediate family would be able to visit him for the next few days.

His burns are considered to be serious, but not life-threatening.

While the state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire, a maintenance man at the complex said he believes the fire may have started with a stove burner in the kitchen.

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The burning question as playoffs start: Can they win it all?

The Steelers' playoff journey could end abruptly at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium today. Or they could navigate the choppy waters in Baltimore or New England and finish triumphantly in Super Bowl XLVI.

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Both kids and stars shine in Texans’ win over Bengals

The Houston Texans turned to their kids, then to their stars to win the first playoff appearance in franchise history, a 31-10 rout Saturday of the bungling Cincinnati Bengals at Reliant Stadim. J.J. and T.J. and Andre and Arian. Rookie J.J. Watt's leaping interception return for a touchdown late in the first half propelled the Texans in an AFC wild-card game.

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Ryan’s hope is to end Atlanta’s playoff jinx

The New York Giants are four years removed from their most recent Super Bowl victory, and they have nothing on the Atlanta Falcons in terms of postseason experience. The Giants (9-7) will be the novices today when they play host to the Falcons (10-6) in an NFC wild-card game at MetLife Stadium.

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Heath Miller – Jan. 2nd

Tight End Heath Miller talks with the media.

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Chalk Talk – at Browns

Bob Labriola and Tunch Ilkin take a closer look at a few of the key plays from the Steelers 13-9 win over the Cleveland Browns

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Wild Card Game Open Thread: Cincinnati at Houston

The Bengals are up 7-0 after RB Cedric Benson scored from a yard out.

More importantly, the North Dakota State Bison defeated Sam Houston State 17-6 to capture the school's first FCS National Championship. Pretty impressive for the Fargo-based school that has only had Division I affiliation since 2003 (when a certain editor-in-chief of the school's newspaper wrote 1,000 words in support of the move, calling for a national championship within 10 years).

Yes, it's patently obvious I'm just filling up space right now. So once again, NDSU, 2011 FCS National Champions.

If you want to stop in and say congratulations, or even just comment on a game that already has a ton of big plays (and dubious penalties), feel free to do so.

We can even get into Pittsburgh's first Wild Card round game since 2007. The team (what's left of it) is in Denver preparing for tomorrow's 4:15 p.m. kickoff.

It's a rich tapestry of activity here today, so let's get to it.



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