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Colbert Says Mendenhall Likely To Start 2012 On PUP & No Decision Made Yet On Ward

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Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert has been giving interviews over the last few days and Scott Brown from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Ed Bouchette from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette are reporting some of the things that Colbert said to them today. First off in regards to running back Rashard Mendenhall, who suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns, Colbert told reporters that there is a good chance Mendenhall won't be ready for start of 2012 season and will open season on PUP list. Bouchette passed along a quote where Colbert said, "I never feel Read more [...]

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Decision on Ward not required by March 1

On Friday, Jason La Canfora reported that the Steelers won’t be keeping receiver Hines Ward.  On Saturday, Ward said he won’t be retiring. Thereafter, ESPN.com claimed that a clause in Ward’s contract requires a decision to be made by March 1.  A source with knowledge of the contract tells PFT that’s simply not true. The…

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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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Steelers coach is defending Big Ben decision

The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger didn't leave the game against the 49ers with the outcome decided because, well, he didn't want 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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James Harrison decision could come as soon as today

On Wednesday, former NFL assistant coach (and UFL head coach) Ted Cottrell conducted the hearing on Steelers linebacker James Harrison’s appeal of his one-game suspension for the latest violation of the league’s rules regarding hits on defenseless players.  Since the recent ruling on Ndamukong Suh’s appeal came a day after the hearing held by Hall…

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