September 25, 2015 |
HOPE THAT joint was worth it, Le'Veon. Because you missed a ton of news during your two-week marijuana suspension. The Arizona Cardinals lead the NFL in points. Somebody made the joke on Twitter that DeMarco Murray's output wouldn't be so bad if it was measured in inches and not yards, and has anyone seen Jimmy Graham? Since the first two weeks have been typically unpredictable, there is one fantasy certainty heading into Week 3. Le'Veon Bell is back with the Steelers after a two-game ban. Now the question becomes how Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will use him. "I'm going to play Le'Veon Bell," Tomlin said.
December 4, 2013 |
The NFL is still deciding what to do about Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who appeared to impede Baltimore kick returner Jacoby Jones during the Ravens' 22-20 win over the Steelers on Thursday night. Tomlin said he was watching the play unfold on the Jumbotron and lost his "placement" on the field, causing Jones to veer to his right just before being tackled by Pittsburgh's Cortez Allen after a 73-yard return. But now there's some film-at-11 from Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV, released Monday, apparently showing Tomlin sidling over, taking a big step, and putting a foot on the field as Jones broke into the open, not moving until the return man is nearly on top of the coach.
December 1, 2013 |
The NFL is reportedly looking into the actions of Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin, who appeared to impede the progress of Baltimore kick returner Jacoby Jones during the Ravens' 22-20 win over the Steelers on Thanksgiving night. After the Steelers had scored in the third quarter to make it 13-7, Jones fielded the kickoff at his own goal-line and took off on what looked like a sure touchdown, running past every Steeler on the field. Every Steeler player , that is. Tomlin was standing on the white stripe that borders the field, facing away from the play, as Jones sped up the sideline.
May 9, 2013 |
After a hiring cycle that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell called disappointing, the NFL hosted a career development symposium Tuesday at Penn's Wharton School. Eight new head coaches and seven new general managers were hired this offseason, but none of them was a minority candidate. In March, Goodell identified the symposium as way to improve the Rooney Rule, which was established in 2003 and requires a minority candidate to be interviewed in a head-coaching search. The rule was upgraded in 2007 to include searches for general managers.
January 16, 2013 |
With the Eagles zooming in on a possible new head coach, a question comes to mind: Shouldn't a franchise that has never won a Super Bowl pick someone who has played some role - even as a player or an assistant coach - in capturing the Lombardi Trophy? The Eagles went two Super Bowls, and lost them both, in 1981 and 2005, the latter under current owner Jeffrey Lurie. General manager Howie Roseman's short career has also been entirely with the Eagles. The Eagles don't even have a quarterback who could be called a champion.
December 20, 2012
For much of his hour-long visit with the family of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shootings, Victor Cruz talked about football, life, and young Jack, the child who idolized him. Tears were shed. Feelings were shared. Cleats and gloves worn by Cruz to honor Jack Pinto at Sunday's game against Atlanta were given to his family. The New York Giants wide receiver somberly recounted Wednesday his meeting with Pinto's parents and brother in Newtown, Conn. He struggled in his retelling only when asked about the family's decision to bury the child in the receiver's No. 80 Giants jersey.
December 3, 2012 |
BALTIMORE - Because there's still some life in the 37-year-old arm of Charlie Batch, the Pittsburgh Steelers remain alive in the AFC North. Batch directed a 61-yard drive in the closing minutes and Shaun Suisham kicked a 42-yard field goal as time expired to give the Steelers a 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Playing without injured Ben Roethlisberger for a third straight week, the Steelers turned to Batch for the second game in a row. The 15-year veteran went 25-for-36 for 276 yards, threw a touchdown and rallied the Steelers in a must-win game against their hated division rivals.
November 28, 2012 |
THE FAMILY of former NFL coach Jack Pardee says the NFL defensive great has been diagnosed with gall bladder cancer and has 6 to 9 months to live. Daughter Anne Pardee confirmed to the Associated Press on Tuesday that the cancer has spread to other organs and that her 77-year-old father plans to move to a Denver hospice. The College Football Hall of Fame inductee's wife, Phyllis, has been receiving care at the same center since having a stroke. Anne Pardee said her father was in good spirits despite the diagnosis.
November 14, 2012
Ben Roethlisberger continues to undergo tests and evaluation on his right shoulder, after he injured it during Monday night's 16-13 win over the Chiefs. Roethlisberger took a hard hit from Kansas City's Justin Houston and Tamba Hali, then left the game with his throwing arm held limp against his body. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger has a sprain in his shoulder. But Tomlin could not provide any timetable for when his QB might return. "Obviously, his injury puts his participation in the questionable category," Tomlin said of Roethlisberger's status for a Week 11 game against Baltimore.
October 8, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - The Eagles had just pounded out a 17-play, fourth-quarter touchdown drive that appeared to have three main features: It covered the approximate length of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It felt as though it took longer. It threw the Steelers over an embankment that was a whole lot steeper emotionally than the one-point deficit it would illuminate on the Heinz Field scoreboard. There were still 61/2 minutes to play, but that was not so much a comfort as a threat.