Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will use Willie Parker as his featured back this season, but his recent proneness to injuries still makes Fast Willie a risk-reward fantasy option.
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The Steelers say they’re down to the 53-player roster limit, but they won’t say who they cut until Saturday. The reason? Coach Mike Tomlin doesn’t want other teams to have a competitive advantage by knowing who is available before they make their cuts.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger met with reporters Wednesday for the first time since his injury scare last week, saying that although he’s not 100 percent, he’s improving.
Ben Roethlisberger returned to practice today, but he was limited, NFL Network’s Scott Hanson reports, and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said his quarterback will play in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Bills.
It looks as though the Steelers narrowly avoided a major injury during their final practice of training camp when QB Ben Roethlisberger injured his right foot or ankle.
Posted: Friday, August 7th, 2009 | Pat Kirwan Tags: 2009 Training Camps, Ben Roethlisberger, Dennis Dixon, Dick LeBeau, Heath Miller, Hines Ward, James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley, Limas Sweed, Matt Spaeth, Max Starks, Mike Tomlin, Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers, rashard mendenhall, Santonio Holmes, Shaun McDonald, William Gay
The Steelers return 20 of 22 starters, which makes them strong contenders to repeat as Super Bowl champions. They still have Dick LeBeau running the defense, and his players call him “The Wizard,” which reflects the schemes and creativity he brings. The offense still has Ben Roethlisberger under center and returns RB Rashard Mendenhall after a season-ending shoulder injury last year.
The Steelers have their Super Bowl title clearly in the rearview mirror as they start training camp.
I’m glad you enjoy the players-only sessions we have on NFL Network. I enjoy being a part of it. Warren, Deion, Marshall and “Mooch” offer great insight, and I’m just there (LOL). This week’s installment asked this question: “If you had to start a franchise, who would you choose?” Deion chose Mike Tomlin, Warren chose Mario Williams, Marshall chose Shawne Merriman and I chose Michael Vick.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin likes to talk about the fact that there is no real manual for those in his profession to follow.
At age 36, Mike Tomlin is the youngest head coach to ever win a Super Bowl, as well as the second African-American head coach to do so. Three years after the Colts’ Tony Dungy became the first African-American head coach to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Tomlin likes the fact that his age has been more of a talking point than his race.
NFL GameDay Morning, the longest and most comprehensive NFL pregame show on television, aired at 11 a.m. ET on Super Bowl XLIII Sunday. NFL Network featured six and a half hours of NFL GameDay Morning pregame show coverage with 18 analysts, reporters and hosts. The roster included Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Rod Woodson, Steve Mariucci, Derrick Brooks, John Lynch, Sterling Sharpe, Brian Baldinger, Jamie Dukes, Solomon Wilcots, Kara Henderson, Scott Hanson, Bob Papa, Randy Moss, Fran Charles and Rich Eisen. Adam Schefter reported on news from around the league.
Mike Tomlin is certainly dressed for the part, wearing a gold suit with a white pocket square. Big Ben is showing off his Steeler pride in his own way — with a bright yellow polo shirt and a pair of baggy Jeans.
Bucs coach Raheem Morris hired Jim Bates on Thursday, giving Tampa Bay’s coaching staff the type of veteran presence it needs. Bates is a former Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator.
Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin probably never realized it. But when the Steelers beat the Chargers in Sunday’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game, Tomlin just might have saved his job as well as the jobs of other coaches and executives that would have played San Diego this postseason. It sounds hard to believe, but it is true.