| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:12 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert isn't a big fan of using the term "need" when it comes to how the organization approaches the NFL Draft.
""Need is not a good word," Colbert said. "It's want. We want players. We...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Free agency began four weeks ago today (though after waiting days and days and days for the Ravens to make moves, it feels like it started four months ago). The Ravens lost three starters during the first week of free agency and a few reserves. But they...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Houston Texans defensive end turned outside linebacker Mario Williams will be the marquee free agent this offseason not named Peyton Manning. (Interesting side note: The Texans drafted Williams No. 1 overall in part due to Manning’s presence in...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 6:31 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Farrior stood in front of the whiteboard at the entrance of the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room and grabbed a marker.
Just in case some of his younger teammates don't understand what's at stake over the next month, the...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 5:45 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — If things had worked out a little differently a decade ago, Brett Keisel never would have needed “Da Beard” to get noticed.
Taken in the seventh round of the 2002 draft out of BYU, Keisel at the time wondered if the...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 6:52 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A violent collision with Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew’s churning knees won’t be enough to keep Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu out of the lineup.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the 2010 NFL...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 6:05 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger has a pretty good explanation for how a guy with one good foot can throw for five touchdowns as he did in Pittsburgh’s 38-17 thumping of Tennessee on Sunday.
“I told ya, I was just faking it,”...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 1:27 PM
PITTSBURGH -- If this were high school football, it would have seemed the Pittsburgh Steelers were playing a junior varsity game Sunday.
The defense was missing three Pro Bowl players in end Aaron Smith (foot), nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder) and...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 5:41 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger can take a hit.
But even a 6-foot-5, 241-pound guy has a tough time dealing with the beating he’s endured this year.
The quarterback left Houston in a walking boot on his left foot after he was sacked five...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:30 PM
I'm not very good at making preseason predictions. Two years ago, I picked the Giants to beat the Chargers in the Super Bowl. Last season, I wrote a column saying the Ravens would go all the way, and they might have had they not fallen apart against the...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 6:30 AM
There’s been a startling amount of talk about the aging of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, a unit that surrendered the fewest points last season and boasts the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in strong safety Troy Polamalu.
The media has often...