Not going to lie. I am a fan of Tony Sparano. I am not a fan of Jeff Ireland. The nature of this sport seems to be the General Manager gets a bit more time than a Head Coach as he convinces the owner (Steve Ross in this case) that ‘there was talent on the team but they didn’t execute. Ain’t my fault!’

I’m coming to terms that the next few games will probably be Tony’s last as Fins Head Coach but I also hope they are Ireland’s last few too. From dismantling the o-line to drafting players way above their slot I believe Ireland’s time is done. If Tony goes then so must Jeff. 

The beginning of the end for the once Trifecta now Bifecta. Possible replacements? Jon Gruden would be keen but so might Cowher. Hell, Billick won a Super Bowl and he’s still sitting around on NFL Network!

Ray Lewis Says Teams No Longer Have To Pack Chin Straps When They Play Steelers

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Ray Lewis Says Teams No Longer Have To Pack Chin Straps When They Play Steelers

Add former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis to the list of notable people that believes the 2014 version of the Pittsburgh Steelers consists of players who are soft. During Monday Night Countdown on ESPN, Lewis said that teams no longer have to pack a chinstrap when they play…

Steelers Think Ike Taylor Can Help Cortez Allen Bounce Back From Benching

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Steelers Think Ike Taylor Can Help Cortez Allen Bounce Back From Benching

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen played so poorly Sunday in the win over the Indianapolis Colts that it resulted in him being benched late in the fourth quarter in favor of Antwon Blake. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked whether or not…

Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 7 vs. Texans

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 7 vs. Texans

By Michael K. Reynolds With a season on the brink, the Pittsburgh Steelers faithful lacking faith and a storm of boos descending upon the home team, Coach Mike Tomlin’s squad pulled a giant sized rabbit out of their hat with a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. Is this just a…

It was a fun day to play fantasy football as there were a good handful of amazing performances. Here are the top fantasy performers for Week 8 in the NFL. As I write this the Sunday night game is still going on but none of the players in that are a threat to these stats.

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Tom Brady: Just a few weeks ago Tom Brady was done and past his prime. Tom put all that nonsense to rest this week throwing for 5 touchdowns and 354 yards and no interceptions. 

Ben Roethlisberger: Things were looking bleak in Pittsburgh after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Cleveland Browns. Their offense was none existent against Jacksonville and Bill Cowher and Hines Ward were calling these Steelers soft. Ben Roethlisberger shut all the talking heads up throwing for 522 yards and 6 touchdown passes in a 51-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Arian Foster: Houston just got done getting embarrassed on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. A game against the struggling Tennessee Titans with a heavy dose of Foster provided some positive momentum. Foster ran for 151 yards and 2 touchdowns and also caught 4 passes for 22 yards and a touchdown.

Sammy Watkins: Watkins and Orton continue to get to know each other and develop chemistry on a week to week basis. The benching of EJ Manuel looks like the right move as Watkins caught 3 balls for 157 yards and a touchdown. Watkins started celebrating early on an 84 yard pass and was caught from behind otherwise he could have had 2 touchdowns instead of 1.

Rob Gronkowski: looks like Gronk is completely healthy and rolling. He caught 9 balls for 149 yards and 3 touchdowns. He couldn’t finish the game as he left right after his 3rd score due to dehydration.

Miami: The Miami Dolphins defense scored 26 fantasy points against the hopeless Jaguars. No matter who the defense is it’s a safe start against Jacksonville as they continue to struggle through growing pains.

Local Man Almost Finished Collecting Fantasy Football Winnings From 2005

ROSELAND, NJ—Noting that most of his friends have now paid him the $20 they each owed him, local 29-year-old Matt Fanelli confirmed Friday that he is almost done collecting the full $200 prize from winning his “Cowher’s Stache” ESP…










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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Texans

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Texans

By David Todd Coming off three consecutive poor performances the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football at Heinz Field. The first of three consecutive home games versus AFC foes, this one had big ramifications for both teams as they came in with…

Heading into Monday night, the idea of the Pittsburgh Steelers beating an AFC playoff contender, after losses to the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, seemed improbable to many — including formers Steelers Bill Cowher and Hines Ward. Considering the Texans best players, J.J. Watt and Arian Foster, are the poster children for the Steelers’ […]

Steelers LB James Harrison Believes Defensive Scheme Is Not Outdated

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Steelers LB James Harrison Believes Defensive Scheme Is Not Outdated

If you’re in the group of people that believes the defense run by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is outdated and no longer effective, linebacker James Harrison vehemently disagrees with you. “That’s bull. The defense works,” Harrison said r…

James Harrison: Defensive struggles on players, not Dick LeBeau

Steelers linebacker James Harrison has heard the critiques of the Steelers defense this season and thinks some of them are pointing in the right direction. Harrison said he’s bothered by Bill Cowher and Hines Ward calling the team’s defense “soft,” but that he understands why the former coach and wide receiver have placed that label…



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Mike Tomlin: Bill Cowher's and Hines Ward's comments merely "elevator music"

Behind the Steel CurtainMike Tomlin: Bill Cowher’s and Hines Ward’s comments merely “elevator music”Behind the Steel CurtainRecently Pittsburgh Steelers fans were entertained by comments made by ex-Steelers coach Bill Cowher and ex-wide receiver Hines Ward regarding the toughness of the current team. During Mike Tomlin’s weekly press conference, he was asked about …