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Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery Discusses Moving Up Depth Chart

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers Wide Receiver Jerricho Cotchery joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93.7 The FAN to talk about his expanding role on the team.

It has appeared as though Cotchery is replacing Hines Ward in a number of formations, and he told us what that feels like, and how Ward has been there helping him along the entire time.

When asked where he seems himself on the depth chart, Cotchery said he just views himself as another guy trying to help the team win, and Mike Tomlin creates an environment where everyone feels important does what they’re asked to.

We also talked about the offense running the no huddle, and how Jerricho enjoys running that form of the offense, and why the Steelers having an elite Quarterback makes it easier to run.

We wrapped things up with Cotchery discussing whether or not the Steelers view themselves as the team to beat in the AFC.



Filed under: Football, Heard on The Fan, Sports, Steelers Tagged: Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward, Jerricho Cotchery, Mike Tomlin

Sanders Out Several Weeks

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had knee surgery and he will be out for “a couple weeks,” according to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin in his weekly press conference Tuesday.

“Emmanuel Sanders had his knee scoped,” Tomlin said. “He should be a couple weeks. That was deemed a success.”

Sanders had been away from the team for much of last week as he had a death in the family. There is not yet a concrete time line of when he might return.

Tomlin also said that punter Daniel Sepulveda had successful surgery. He was placed on injured reserve before the Baltimore game, ending his season. The Steelers have since signed Jeremy Kapinos.

Tomlin went on to say that wide receiver Hines Ward, who left Sunday night’s game with concussion-like symptoms, is doing well. Ward said on the 93-7 The Fan morning show that he expects to play Sunday at Cincinnati, and Tomlin alluded that Ward should be just fine.

“Hines appears to be doing well with his concussion-like symptoms,” Tomlin said. “It shouldn’t prohibit him or slow him down in any form or fashion this week. We’ll assess him again (Wednesday) as we get started with our work week.”

Linebackers James Farrior and Lamarr Woodley are both a risk to miss Sunday’s game with injuries. Farrior has a calf injury that has kept him out the last two weeks, and Woodley missed last week with a pulled hamstring.

Participation for both in practice will determine their ability to play Sunday.

“We’ll take a look at Lamarr Woodley and see where he is with his hamstring,” Tomlin said. “Just like last week, participation over the course of the week will dictate his availability.”

Other injury news:

  • Both wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester are dealing with swelling issues that could keep them out of practice this week.
  • Wide receiver and special teams ace Arnaz Battle is dealing with a hamstring injury and he will be monitored this week.

Filed under: Football, Sports, Steelers Tagged: Arnaz Battle, Emmanuel Sanders, Hines Ward, Injury Report, James Farrior, Jerricho Cotchery, LaMarr Woodley, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers, Stevenson Sylvester

Tomlin Looks Ahead To Bengals, Ward Will Play

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a crushing loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night.

Baltimore marched 92 yards down the field to score the game-winning touchdown with just seconds remaining to sweep the season series.

A week ago, the Steelers were coming off a huge win over the New England Patriots. They were on the fast track to potentially securing home field throughout the playoffs.

Now, the Steelers find themselves in third place behind Baltimore and Cincinnati.

Playoff hopes will be on the line when the Steelers go on the road to face the Bengals Sunday afternoon.

Hines Ward left the game after taking a helmet-to-helmet shot from Ray Lewis.

Tomlin said that Ward is expected to play against the Bengals. He has not experienced any lingering issues from the concussion symptoms which kept him from returning against the Ravens.

Other injury notes:

Emmanuel Sanders had his knee scoped and will be out for a couple of weeks.

LaMarr Woodley is day-to-day dealing with a hamstring injury.

James Harrison is also expected to play.

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Filed under: Football, Sports, Steelers, Syndicated Sports Tagged: Football, Hines Ward, Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Hines Ward Says He Will Play Against Cincinnati

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Hines Ward started the foundation PositiveAthlete.org to help get area youth into playing sports and using it as an outlet to give kids a positive upbringing, and helping them turn into great young-men. He joined the Fan Morning Show to talk about it, and everything Steelers.

Looking back at the Baltimore game where Hines left and did not return because of concussion-like symptoms, Hines said he, “got a little dinged up, but, [he] will be ready for Cincinnati.” Hines wanted to finish the  game, saying, “I thought I could play, but, for whatever reason, they didn’t want to risk anything.”

As for the young receivers around him, Hines says that he is having fun playing and when it is time for him to move on from the Steelers, he will leave it in good hands. Hines takes great pride in the fact that Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, and Emmanuel Sanders are all turning into great blocking wide-receivers, which is something that he has preached to them.

Looking forward to the Bengals, Hines sees a team that is much-improved, and it will be a fight for the Steelers to come out of Cincy with a win.

For the entire interview, click below:



Filed under: Football, Heard on The Fan, Sports, Steelers, Watch + Listen Tagged: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers

Harrison Sounds Off

Read the complete article of James Harrison sounding off against .. well, everyone.

Calling Roger Goodell the devil... check

Calling out teammates... check

Calling out the New England Cheatriots... check

Calling out Brian Cushing... check

Calling out league policy... check

Harrison should have a "shut up" clause in his contract for real.  The guy is a great player and he's even better at channeling his anger to the playing field.  But come on now Harrison, just stay away from the microphone.  Your not a good talker and you can easily be taken out of context.  The result of this is now the Pittsburgh Steelers will have a greater target on their back this year.

Read the complete article from Men's Journal here.

 

Awesome Steelers & Pittsburgh Skyline Photo

I'm not sure who created this image but it's awesome. It features the Pittsburgh Skyline, Steelers players, the Terrible Towel and many special effects. If you created this photo, please comment on this post.

The players featured in this photo are:

1) Hines Ward

2) Troy Polamalu

3) Heath Miller

4) Ben Roethlisberger

The link to the photo is below for credit reasons:

http://www.6magazineonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/steelers.jpg

STEEL CURTAIN RADIO #116: BIG BEN > FLACCO: WEXELL INTERVIEW

Show Topics:

  1. BIG BEN > FLACCO
  2. JIM WEXELL INTERVIEW
  3. OFFENSIVE GAME GRADES
  4. DEFENSIVE GAME GRADES
  5. TOMLIN: POST GAME INTERVIEW
  6. BIG BEN: POST GAME INTERVIEW
  7. HINES WARD: POST GAME INTERVIEW
  8. JAMES HARRISSON: POST GAME INTERVIEW
  9. RYAN CLARK: POST GAME INTERVIEW
  10. HAPPY MLK DAY

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STEEL CURTAIN RADIO #107: THE NOSE KNOWS

Show Topics:

My Apology to Silverback
Why Ben can never Be Called a Drama Queen Again?
Offensive Game Grades
Defensive Game Grades
Mike Tomlin Post Game Press Conference
Post Game Interview Audio From: Big Ben
Post Game Interview Audio From: Issac Redman
Post Game Interview Audio From: Hines Ward
Post Game Interview Audio From: Brett Keisel
Post Game Interview Audio From: James Harrison
Post Game Interview Audio From: James Farrior
Post Game Interview Audio From: Ryan Clark

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Steelers Disagree with Seymour Fine

Several of the Pittsburgh Steelers had some words to say about the $25,000 fine for the punch that connected flush with Roethlisberger's jaw.  Hines Ward and Randle El told reports that players would be fined more and possible suspended if such a hit occurred on Tom Brady or Peyton Manning. It's true that the National Football League protects the 2 golden buys and the punishment for Richard Seymour would have been much steeper.

Steelers receiver Antwaan Randle El told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Seymour's punishment would have been stiffer if he had hitTom Brady or Peyton Manning.

"It would have been a little more," Randle El told the Post-Gazette. "Or if one of our guys did it, there would have been more."

Fellow wideout Hines Ward went further. The Post-Gazette reported Thursday that Ward said on his local radio show Tuesday that Seymour would have been suspended if he had struck either Brady or Manning.

Ward would not comment on his radio show comments when asked by the Post-Gazette but told the paper that the NFL isn't "being consistent with all the fines and the calls."

Roethlisberger, asked if the ruling would have been different if his name were different, was frank in his response.

"We all know the answer to that one. Easy," Roethlisberger told the Post-Gazette.

Hines Ward comments on Roethlisberger suspension

Hines Ward has never shied away from speaking his mind and this time was no different.  The Steelers' Ward is a co-captain, and all-time leading receiver for the organization.  Ward chimed in on the Roethlisberger situation today, the first of the mandatory 3-day training camp by remarking:

Wide receiver Hines Ward says quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's six-game suspension is disappointing but justified and threatens to leave the Pittsburgh Steelers in a precarious position when the season begins.

There is nothing wrong with Ward's comments;  He is simply speaking the truth.  In fact, this isn't the first time Ward has been critical of Roethlisberger.  Recall last year when Ward called out Roethlisberger for not playing against the Baltimore Ravens due to an injury.  The season was on the line and the Steelers couldn't afford to lose any more games.  Ward was critical of Roethlisberger and thought he could have played despite the injury. Dennis Dixon was the replacement during that game and while Dixon performed well, his inexperience showed by throwing an interception in overtime to lose the game

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