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Notebook: Wallace, Practice Routine, Rashard

Reports are that wide receiver Mike Wallace will be back with the team following this Saturday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, something his teammates have been hearing as well.“That is the specu……

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Troy Polamalu changes his offseason routine

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Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has never been much for the voluntary portion of the offseason calender. Polamalu usually spends the offseason working out in California, but he decided to change things up this year. With James Farrior, Aaron Smith and Chris Hoke all gone from the team, coach Mike Tomlin told Polamaul that it was…

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Ben Roethlisberger to Try Odd Off-Season Routine

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is ready for the 2012 season to start. He and his fellow Steeler teammates had a premature ending to the 2011 campaign. This has Big Ben trying a new off-season routine to get him ready for the new season. This new routine you ask? Golf. Yes that’s right, Golf!
He will be golfing at some of the world’s most challenging courses this summer. He hopes this will prepare him mentally for the grueling times of a 16 game NFL schedule. Roethlisberger is heading overseas sometime in June to play in Ireland and Scotland. He will be teeing up on the prestigious courses of St. Andrews and the K Club, among many others.
Ben said in an interview with Yahoo sports, “I will be playing something like 12 courses in 10 days and they are some of the very best ones that you can find. I’m going to the K Club, St Andrews, and a bunch of others.”
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Steelers Pitch Second Shuout of Season with Routine 27-0 Win over Rams

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch (16) congratulates running back John Clay after Clay scored a touchdown in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Coming off a Week 15 loss in which not much went right, the Pittsburgh Steelers bounced back in the second to last weekend of the 2011 season with a 24-0 shutout victory over the St. Louis Rams. Pittsburgh entered the week allowing 15.57 points per game, the second fewest in the league. Sunday’s shutout, the second of the season (Week 3 vs. SEA), lowered that total to 14.3. A few quick notes on the solid win:

  • Dick LeBeau’s defense allowed just 232 yards despite being on the field for 67 plays. 3.7 yards per play allowed is a winning figure.
  • Offensively, the Steelers were balanced and efficient, picking up 169 yards rushing and 208 yards passing for a total of 377 for the afternoon. Rashard Mendenhall eclipsed the 100-yard plateau for just the second time this season. He finished with 116 yards and 1 TD on 18 carries. Isaac Redman (8 att. 35 yards) and John Clay (1 att. 10 yards) also found the endzone. Congratulations to Clay on his first career touchdown. Called up from the practice squad this week, the Wisconsin native scored on his very first regular season NFL touch from 10 yards out.
  • Hats off to Rams RB Steven Jackson for his performance on Sunday and for keeping a quietly remarkable streak alive. Jackson rushed for 103 yards on 24 carries, his fourth game this year with 100 or more ticks on the ground. Jackson needed just 36 yards to reach 1,000 for the sixth consecutive season. He surpassed the milestone and then some in the losing effort.
  • We can thank Josh Brown for the shutout. The Rams’ kicker missed from 52 and 33 yards out. Shuan Suisham, meanwhile, rebounded from his crucial miss last week to connect from 49 to put Pittsburgh up by 13 early in the third quarter. Suisham also was true from 21 yards for the game’s first points.
  • Welcome back James Harrison. This defense is so much better when he’s playing. Harrison registered his ninth sack of the season and finished with four total tackles.
  • Lawrence Timmons was everywhere, taking down Rams a total of ten times, seven unassisted. He also had his first sack of the season. That’s four straight games with at least eight tackles for the standout inside linebacker.
  • I guess that’s why Mike Tomlin gives Charlie Batch the nod in the rare week that Ben Roethlisberger can’t or is not allowed to play. Batch lived up to his cliched reputation as a suitable game manager by 15-of-22 passes for 208 yards. He did not throw a TD pass, but he came awful close late in the game when he connected with Mike Wallace for a 49-yard completion that was initially called a touchdown, but ultimately reversed and spotted down at the 1 yard line. Batch did make one mistake with his pick, but all in all, a job well done by the veteran.

More soon from the rest of the day’s action. Go Steelers!

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