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Report: Future RFA Antonio Brown Plans On Taking Different Path Than Mike Wallace


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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown let be known that he has no intentions of holding out next year as a restricted free agent according to a blog post by Ed Bouchette today. Bouchette quoted Brown as saying, "Whatever the case may be, I plan on being here."

Browns, like fellow wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and figures to be in the same situation as Mike Wallace was this off-season. Should Brown follow up his break out season of 2011 with another similar type one in 2012, the Steelers will be forced to use a first round tender on Read more [...]

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Nike uniform revolution is taking shot at NFL

The gaudy uniform craze that began with Nike co-founder Phil Knight's alma mater has gripped every school from Maryland to Boise State. Is the NFL next?

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2012 Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament: Sweet 16 Round (taking this seriously now)

Enough with the fanshot, this is getting an actual post now.

Around 1:30 pm, I realized that the second round of the Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament was underway, and put a fanshot on the front page. Much to my (perhaps, our) chagrin, BTSC was getting its ass kicked 102-36 by The "Mc" Effect.

The score progressed more or less as follows from that time:

2:20 pm - BTSC leads 119-111

3:00 pm - The "Mc" Effect leads 157-153

5:40 pm - BTSC leads 323-177

7:00 pm - BTSC leads 341-311

As of posting right now at 8:15 pm, the score is 393-357 with The "Mc" Effect back in the lead.

The "Mc" Effect is a Pittsburgh Pirates blog run by one Jon Anderson, who appears to be a junior at Waynesburg University and is studying Computer Science and Communications. He appears to run the blog by himself, and he's a very resourceful young man: some time after 5:40, Anderson made it a ball game again by getting his fellow Waynesburg students involved and tweeting about it.

I have nothing against Anderson - I just don't want to lose to him.

I have nothing against his one-man outfit (his resourcefulness is impressive) - I just don't want the best Steelers blog around, equipped with a healthy roster of contributors, to lose to it.

I have nothing against the Pirates (a team that I nominally root for given their streak of 19 straight losing seasons) - I just don't want it to seem like the Steelers (with all of their success and deserved accolades) do not have what it takes to get past them, let alone the Tim Tebow show.

I know there is a passionate group of users that actively posts/comments on this site. I know there is also a sizable population that may not actively comment, but who are still loyal and appreciated readers.

To each and every one of you that reads this - please help us win.

Voting ends in just under 25 hours - 9:00 pm eastern time tomorrow (Thursday). It's enough time for us to come back (again) and win this thing, but it's going to take effort because The "Mc" Effect isn't going to sleep during that time either.

Vote from every computer/mobile device you have. It's the first one on the list - you don't have to scroll very far to find it and you don't have to bother yourself with voting for any other matchups if you don't want to.

Spread the word. As PaVaSteeler commented to the earlier fanshot:

don’t leave any chads hanging…tell your friends, tell your family, pay your office workers…but get out the vote!

I'm not advocating the use of underhanded tactics to cheat and game the poll - we have everything we need to win this fair and square.

If you don't feel like voting/helping us out, then let us know what we can do to improve as a site and change your mind.

To each and every one of you that reads this - please help us win.

(And please throw in a rec or two so this stays at the top of the fanpost column through tomorrow everning, even if it does get pushed down the front page.)



Source: Behind the Steel Curtain


Revamping The Pro Bowl By Taking A Cue From The Old Superstars & Superteams Competitions

I am a football junkie and have been since about the age of 4 according to my parents. I am also a Pittsburgh Steelers fan that grew up in the deep south during the 1970's and 1980's as well and was always starved for any and all Steelers football that I could get my eyes on. The game of football captivated me as a child and I can remember reading the Monday morning box scores of all the games and reciting statistics of all my favorite Steelers players at a moments notice. I knew who all of the NFL teams were and all of the great players on each of those teams. Like I said, I was and still am a Read more [...]

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Ward Open to Taking a Pay Cut to Stay with the Steelers in 2012

After reading comments over the past 24 hours, it seems like Hines Ward is going to return to the field for 2012, and he wants it to be with the Steelers.

As far as coming back as the 5th or 6th WR for the Black and Gold in 2012, Ward is going to have to take a pay cut to do it. There’s no chance the team is going to pay him what he’s due for 2012. Ward has two years and $ 4 million left on his contract, and said Tuesday that he would be open to taking a pay cut to stay with the Steelers.

“I’d probably have to restructure my contract,” Ward said of the pay cut. “That’s fine with me. I recognize that. I’m telling you I want to be here, I’m telling you I’m willing to do that. And I understand the ramifications — we have the cap number and stuff, but I want to be here.”

The other issue is his role. He’s no longer a starter, and it doesn’t look like that will happen again in 2012. The 35-year-old, four-time Pro Bowler is the Steelers’ all-time leader in receptions (1,000), receiving yardage (12,083) and touchdown catches (85). He’s one of only eight NFL receivers all time to reach 1,000 receptions.

Ward says he’s not going to complain about not being out on the field at the start of games.

“Obviously, I was a starter, and then it went the way it did. That’s fine, I don’t have a problem with not starting. But I want to play, I want to try to win another Super Bowl. I want to do it for this organization. I want to help this team out. I still think I can help this team, on the field, off the field with the younger guys, still be there for the team. I’m willing to do all that.”

It sounds more and more like the future for Ward is all in the hands of the Steelers.

Source: Steelers Gab


Steelers taking the right approach

Click for Steelers Injury ReportThe atmosphere in the Steelers locker room on Thursday was the same as it’s been all season, with players joking around, shooting pool, having fun and being loose.Bu...

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Steelers Appear To Be Taking Cautious Route By Putting Roethlisberger on a Snap Count

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Word around the Steelers' practice facility is QB Ben Roethlisberger would play in Pittsburgh's Week 17 game at Cleveland.

While speculation has fired up around whether he should or shouldn't play, the Steelers are doing the smart thing and suggesting he may do both.

Post-Gazette reporter Ed Bouchette suggested in his "On The Steelers" column coaches want to use him 25-30 snaps so he's not idle between Dec. 19 (his last game) and whenever their first playoff game will be.

Putting Roethlisberger on a limited number of snaps (25-30 is probably about half of a game) is perhaps the best of both worlds. He'll get a chance to use his damaged ankle a little bit, allowing a test of its durability and to help bring back some of its flexibility, which has no doubt been compromised due to the sprain he suffered in Week 14.

This wasn't said in Bouchette's report, but it also gives the Steelers something of an out when it comes to scoreboard watching. The validity of Pittsburgh's Week 17 game depends solely on Baltimore's game at Cincinnati. If the Ravens win, the Steelers have nothing to play for. If they look up at the scoreboard and see a 34-0 Ravens lead in the third quarter, it wouldn't be smart to risk Roethlisberger further damaging his ankle - or having several other players risk further injury. The Steelers will be the 5-seed in the upcoming playoffs if Baltimore wins.

Along with Roethlisberger, C Maurkice Pouncey looks to return Sunday from a high ankle sprain of his own. He's missed the last two games with the injury.

OLB LaMarr Woodley, though, didn't seem as optimistic. He's come back to the field twice since the initial hamstring injury, but has been unable to finish either game.

Freshly added to the injury report and did not practice Wednesday are SS Troy Polamalu (knee) and OLB James Harrison (neck), neither of them practiced. LG Doug Legursky and RB Mewelde Moore did not practice either and both are expected to miss the game. WR Mike Wallace (ankle), and Woodley were limited. Roethlisberger, Pouncey, WR Emmanuel Sanders and OLB Chris Carter are on the injury report, but participated fully in practice.



Source: Behind the Steel Curtain

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Roethlisberger Denies Taking any Painkilling Injection For His Ankle

Ben Roethlisberger said he didn’t take any painkilling injections before playing through a high-ankle sprain in a 20-3 loss to the 49ers on Monday night according to Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

“We heard that (ESPN analyst) Steve Young and those guys say that before pre-game, ‘Oh, he’ll go shoot it up.’ No we don’t do that,” Roethlisberger said. “They would never put me out there and endanger me or anybody on this team. There was no injection there was two Tylenols and two Advil.”

That Roethlisberger took anything stronger for the pain caused by he injury to hs left ankle was a source of contention in a quiet Steelers’ locker room. As he wrapped Roethlisberger’s foot before the veteran quarterback talked to reporters, Steelers head trainer John Norwig said angrily, “He played without a needle.”

Said Roethlisberger, “I just think it’s silly that they assume that’s what you’ve got to do. Obviously we could have done that and it would have helped a lot but that’s kind of crazy to take that chance because you can further injure yourself.”

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Taking care of business the key

Before Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers even kicks off the Steelers could have clinched a playoff berth if one of four teams lose this weekend.But don’t look for the Steelers to ...

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NFL Notebook: Packers’ faithful are taking stock in their franchise

The Green Bay Packers have an MVP candidate in quarterback Aaron Rodgers, a Super Bowl championship won just 10 months ago and an undefeated team making a run toward another title for Titletown. The Packers now have hundreds of new owners, too.

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