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Faneca, Ward, Ty Law Pro among Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:18pm

Former Steelers Alan Faneca and Hines Ward and Aliquippa native Ty Law again are among the modern-era semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Tuesday night.

The Steelers need to enroll in Tackling 101

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:39pm

Teams riding a five-game win streak, with a three-game division lead, tied for the best record in the conference and 15-point favorites to make it six in a row at home normally do not have much to complain about.

Ben Roethlisberger: We told Marcus Gilbert not to appeal his PED suspension

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:21pm

Welcome to another week of the Ben Roethlisberger Radio Transcript Show. Last we left our cohost, he was detailing the measures he’s taken to keep JuJu Smith-Schuster’s ego in check.

Mike Tomlin says backup Chris Hubbard will fill for suspended Marcus Gilbert

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:38am

Coach Mike Tomlin said the Steelers will have to adjust to the loss of suspended right tackle Marcus Gilbert for four games, but the good news is backup Chris Hubbard has already started five games this season when Gilbert was injured.

Joe Starkey’s mailbag: Is Ryan Shazier the NFL Defensive Player of the Year?

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:18am

Welcome to Joe Starkey’s mailbag, where the Post-Gazette columnist and 93.7 The Fan radio host answers your questions about sports, life, Buffalo, Bob Dylan (who apparently now sings Frank Sinatra songs) and everything in between. If you want to ask Joe a question, tweet him @JoeStarkey1 or email him at On to the questions:

Steelers activate Cameron Sutton for Packers game

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:45am

Cameron Sutton is ready to go.

Post-Gazette stock watch: Julijana Vojinovic gives Pitt-Duquesne rivalry an edge

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:32am

Welcome to the Post-Gazette stock watch, a weekly look at who’s up and who’s down in the local sports scene. This week, a rivalry gets a boost and a suspension rocks the Steelers.

Marcus Gilbert suspended four games for violating performance enhancing substances policy

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:00pm

Another season, another suspension for a Steelers player.

The Steelers have been stingy against the run since allowing 231 rushing yards in October

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:49pm

There was a time in the not-too-distant past that a 300-yard rushing game seemed like a possibility against the Steelers. The Bears and Jaguars each ran for more than 200 against them in the first five weeks of the season, and the Jaguars put up 231 on the Steelers at Heinz Field.

The Steelers offense hopes its 40-point output is a springboard to better production ahead

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:03pm

The Steelers not only blew past 30 points for the first time this season in their most recent game, they did not stop there.

Five things to know about the Steelers' Week 12 opponent, the Green Bay Packers

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:20am

The Steelers will welcome the Green Bay Packers to Heinz Field for an for a Sunday Night Football matchup this week. Here are five things to know about the NFC North team still fighting to keep its playoff hopes alive

Paul Zeise: The AFC is a two-team race between the Steelers and Patriots

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:17am

The Kansas City Chiefs blew the New England Patriots out of their own building on opening night of the season. The Chiefs scored 42 points that night and “made a statement” that they arrived as a legitimate threat to win the AFC. Alex Smith worked all offseason to develop a better deep ball, and it clearly paid off as he was able to throw for 368 yards and beat the Patriots defense with throws down the field.

Super comparison: 2017 Steelers vs. 2008 Steelers

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 4:38pm

One 40-point game can do wonders for your scoring average. In one fell swoop Thursday night the Steelers went from 20th in the NFL in scoring up to 13th. It was the long-awaited breakout game for the Steelers, and the players said afterward they hoped it would be the start of a new trend.

Ron Cook: The Steelers are 'thankful' for Mike Hilton

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 5:00am

Senquez Golson made the news Wednesday, signing as a practice-squad player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. You are familiar with his sad Steelers story, right? A No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft, he never played a down here because of a long list of injuries. The team finally released him in early September.

Cam Heyward couldn't get on the field. Now he's charging toward All-Pro status.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 5:00am

There was a time when Cameron Heyward couldn’t get on the field for the Steelers. He barely played in his first two NFL seasons as he waited his turn behind established veterans Brett Keisel and Ziggy Hood. Former defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was criticized for his handling of the Steelers’ first-round pick in 2011. The oft-asked question: “How could a No. 1 pick need so much time to develop?”

Pittsburgh police have a new employee named Spirit, donated by a Steeler

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:53pm

If the Tennessee Titans seemed large to Stephon Tuitt on Thursday night, Spirit, a Shire draught horse, was huge, weighing 1,615 pounds with two more years to grow.

Paul Zeise: Todd Haley looks a lot smarter when the Steelers stars make plays

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:01pm

There seems to be a lot of chest pounding and self congratulating going on after the Steelers offense scored 40 points Thursday night in a win over Tennessee. The Steelers “silenced their critics” seems to be the story line. They proved everyone wrong; they sure showed everyone who they really are.