Look..I get it. The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most hated on franchises in the National Football League. Why? Because they do things the right way, something at least 75% of these organizations just can’t comprehend.
Along with them you have “know-nothing” media personalities like Fox Sports leading man, Colin Cowherd stirring the pot. The same Cowherd who predicted the Steelers as going 7-9 last season. But now it looks as though that Las Vegas wants to jump on the “Hater Train” for some strange reason.
Vegas Sports book aficionado, William Hill did the unthinkable, setting the over/under for every team in the NFL. Placing Pittsburgh as coming out with just nine(9) wins, in a now seventeen(17) game season. Something myself..and ESPN’s trash talker and fellow Steelers fan, Stephen A. Smith finds hard to believe..as so eloquently stated in the video below.
Is he wrong? Better yet, am I wrong? Other than the Vegas Book prediction last year where they bottomed out. Predicting a 9-7 record which they clearly surpassed, finishing 12-4. But like my Pops used to tell me..”Guido isn’t right all the time.” Which is probably why my pops is a millionaire, and those who go with the grain are jumping off buildings.
Listen, the Steelers are bringing back the same “Top Ranked” defense minus a couple of SNL Players. But the also had the tenacity to bring back Big Time Players like Tyson AluAlu, and Vince Willaiams. But yet Colin seems to think our organization is fading. Really? Than why are players returning for less money?
Long story short, anyone who believes that the Pittsburgh Steelers will have nine(9) or even less wins this season, bet the farm. Because I would love moving that farm to California..free of charge! #HereWeGo
If there is one re-signing I am very proud that took place this past week, it was the signing Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker, Robert Spillane. The backup for the injured Devin Bush, and showed great promise at the inside backer position.
Spillane, however, is not the only member of the family to play for the Steelers. His grandfather and Heisman Trophy Winner, Johnny Lattner also played for Pittsburgh.
As a standout halfback for Notre Dame, Lattner, the 6’1″..195 lb back took home the Heisman back in 1953. Drafted number seven in the first round of the 1954 NFL Draft, he went on to play one season with the Steelers. The only year he played in the National Football League, earning Pro Bowl honors as a kick returner in the process. During a football game, he suffered a severe knee injury that prevented him from ever playing professional football again. Lattner’s single season in Pittsburgh was a success, as he totaled over 1,000 all purpose yards on offense and special teams.
Lattner then went on to join the United States Air Force, serving for two years before going on to coach football in the late 1950s, at St. Joseph’s High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the University of Denver. His coaching career ended in 1961 when Denver cut its football program.
Lattner was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979.
Spillane, a standout himself, played four seasons for the Western Michigan Broncos, appearing in 47 games (40 games). During his college career, Spillane accumulated 312 tackles (32.5 for loss), 10 sacks, four interceptions, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He was named second team All-Mid American Conference (MAC) selection in his junior season after recording 111 tackles, including 10.5 for loss, three sack, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. As a senior, Spillane was again named second team All-MAC after compiling 88 tackles, 11 of which were for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception, which he returned 35 yards for a touchdown.
During his game starting for the Steelers, Spillane racked up two of the most memorable plays. One, with the interception for a touchdown against LaMar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. The other was the stuffing of Tennessee Titans running back, Derek Henry at the goal line on 4th down. Pittsburgh went on to win both of those games
So I guess you can say the pedigree is good in this family when it comes to the Steelers. Look forward to a big year from Spillane, playing along side of Bush instead of in for him. #HereWeGo
The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed linebacker Robert Spillane to a one-year contract. Something Steelers Nation/World should be very happy about.
Spillane stepped up more than big in 2020 when first round draft pick Devin Bush was placed on the Reserve/Injured List. One of the more memorable play was the pick 6 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Spillane played in 12 games, starting seven, before an injury landed him on the Reserve/Injured List for the last four weeks of the regular season, before being activated for the AFC Wild Card game.null
And let’s not forget about the Derrick Henry STUFF, to give the Tennessee Titans their first loss of the 2020 season.
Spillane finished the season with 43 tackles, 37 of them solo stops, two sacks, four tackles for a loss, four pass defenses, three quarterback hits and an interception and fumble recovery. He has his best game in a Week 9 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Spillane had his first career interception, picking off Lamar Jackson and returning it 33 yards for a touchdown. He also had a career-high 11 tackles, 10 of them solo stops, forced a fumble and had two pass breakups.Gallery: PHOTOS: Robert Spillane 2020 highlights
“He’s a good kid,” said defensive coordinator Keith Butler during the season. “We love him, and we think the world of him. He doesn’t say a lot. He talks on the field like he should. He makes plays. He’s in the right place at the right time.”
I know that there are a few fans that may disagree with me, but I am here to prove that the Pittsburgh Steelers do not..and should not offer a contract extension to quarterback, Mason Rudolph.
Since being drafted by the Steelers in the third round (76th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft, it was apparent that Pittsburgh may have studied Rudolph as successor to proverbial Hall of Fame quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. Being that they traded their third round (79th overall) and seventh round (220th overall) to move up to pick him.
But then came the actual playing time under center in the National Football League, where Mason showed his mediocrity time and time again in the absence of Roethlisberger. This being basically stated by General Manager, Kevin Colbert when asked by Sports Illustrated.
Not saying that Rudolph’s campaign wasn’t impressive stat wise, going 176 for 283, with 1765 yards. Along with a 62.2% completion, 13 touchdown, 9 interception, 10 game season. But it was the struggle, and actions of the wide receivers that gained him those stats, not his play. Along with how the team seemed to had rallied around Devlin “Duck” Hodges more than they did Mason with his 5-4 record and one incomplete (The Myles Garrett Incident).
You gotta love how my homie, Jomboy brings in the commentary. You also gotta hate one major thing about Mason Rudolph..“In his career against the Cleveland Browns, he has yet to beat them!” And we all know as a QB for the Steelers, if you can’t beat the Clowns..you really don’t belong.
KEY POINT: Rudolph lost away to Cleveland in ‘Helmet Gate’ 21-7. Hodges beat the Browns at home 20-13. Mason then lost the following season to Cleveland in week 17.
Then you have the infamous quote by Steelers President, Art Rooney II that pretty much solidified that Rudolph should not..and will not be on the roster next season.
“We are comfortable that he (Rudolph) is a quarterback who can play in this league and be a starter in this league.”
Not once did Rooney mention “for this team” or “for this organization”..but “for this league” was his choice of words.
Long story short..Mason Rudolph just isn’t good enough. Why would Pittsburgh make the move to pick up Dwayne Haskins so quickly in the offseason? So say goodbye to Rudolph ladies who think he is “HOT!” Because “HOT” doesn’t win football games. #HereWeGo
According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport, Detroit Lions special teams star will be leaving the Motor City and signing a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Killebrew, the 6’2″..222 lb. joined Detroit in 2016 as a fourth-round draft pick out of Southern Utah, becoming the highest draft pick in the school’s history.
He appeared in all 16 games as a rookie. His first career interception came against New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.null
In 2020, Killebrew missed a game against the Atlanta Falcons for the birth of his first child.
“I wasn’t able to make the game, because my wife was actually in labor, and we welcomed our first child, Stormy J. Killebrew, into this world,” Killebrew told WJR.
“I was trying to figure out any way that we could align it, so that maybe I could make it down there and come back or we can have the baby. When it came down to it, I said, ‘I’m going to be here for my baby — and that’s what we did.'”
People didn’t believe me. They swore up and down that the Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver, JuJu Smith-Schuster would be parting ways. Oh, how wrong they were.
Smith-Schuster may have taken a major pay cut, signing a one-year, $8 million contract, but that proves that Pittsburgh is his home. Signing a one year deal just solidified a big contract for JuJu next season with the Steelers.
To some players it’s all about money, very few have loyalty anymore. Smith-Schuster just showed them all what loyalty is all about.
Oh, and how is this for “Jumpin The Gun?” The Baltimore Ravens already had JuJu ‘suited and booted’ to join their roster.
Absolutely Love It! Happy to see that there are a few good ones left. #HereWeGo
I am officially sick and tired of this Pittsburgh Steelers Hating Moron. So sick and tired that I am actually taking the time to say just how sick and tired of Colin Cowherd I really am in my own forum. “GET YOUR POPCORN READY!”
COLIN VIA PODCAST ON THE STEELERS NEED TO MOVE ON FROM BIG BEN:
First of all, how did that 8-8..7-9 season turn out for you Colin? Because I do believe the Steelers had 11 solid wins before coming across their first loss. So there is one strike on your moronic takes and predictions.
Second, why are you always comparing Ben Roethlisberger to Tom Brady? Ben is no Brady, because Ben never had to “cheat” to gain his Super Bowl Victories. As far as Tom putting in the work in the off-season? Take a gander at the body on that douche below.
Now, if you consider that a quarterback who takes care of his “body” and puts in work, there must be an absolute mess under that $27 button ups you wear on a daily basis. You’re not FLY Colin..you’re not FLYYYYY! Mike Pence is Fly!
COLIN ON HOW BIG BEN IS NOT A HALL OF FAMER:
“WHAT THE WHAT?”
You see, this is a surefire sign of someone who has no idea what they are talking about. Someone who can’t even begin to fathom what it’s like in the National Football League, or any athletic league for that matter.
QUOTE: “I’m going to say something and uh, you’re gonna think it’s crazy.”
Another surefire sign of someone who has no idea what they’re talking about. Because we don’t think what you’re saying is crazy, “WE” think “YOU” are “CRAZY” you “MORON!”
So you honestly believe that Ben Roethlisberger would not be a proverbial Hall of Famer if he wasn’t drafted by Pittsburgh?
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Ok, let’s go this route. If your Butt Buddy Brady wasn’t drafted (out of my alma mater) by the Patriots, he wouldn’t have deflated balls..filmed other team’s practices or sucked referees penises.
Seriously, the most idiotic argument I have ever heard in my life. Phillip Rivers? Would have the Rings? LMMFAO! Colin, your statisticians are honestly Fucking with you. Because we all know that you don’t research your asinine facts that don’t mean a crock of Brady.
Rivers was an “ok” quarterback in an elite system. Roethlisberger was an elite quarterback in an a elite system. Phillip would have never produced the numbers, records or wins like Big Ben has produced. Why? Because he is/was just as soft as you Colin.
So my advice to you is this..”SHUT THE FUCK UP!” And I don’t even need stats to prove that..it’s just facts. #HereWeGo
You know it cracks me up how all of these high paid media outlets, and “so-called” Facebook GM’s can be so wrong all of the time. Because what I have said has come to fruition once again.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger met with on Monday:
“Ben Roethlisberger and I met yesterday morning and we had a productive meeting,” Rooney said in a statement. “We were able to discuss a lot of things that relate to where we are and where we want to go. Ben assured me that he is committed to coming back to help us win, and I told Ben that we would like to have him back to help us win a championship.
“We both understand that the next step is to work out Ben’s contract situation.”
Roethlisberger, who turns 39 next week, also could opt to take a pay cut to the veterans minimum, which would put his cap hit just over $23 million.
The final year of Roethlisberger’s current deal comes with a $41.2 million cap hit, although a contract restructure and extension could lower that by a maximum of about $14 million.
Regardless of what the media, former Steelers players and fans may think about the situation, their opinions mean absolutely nothing. Mr. Rooney and the coaching staff make the decisions..not them.
Looking forward to another exciting NFL season with Roethlisberger at the helm, and a plethora of wide receiver talent. #HereWeGo
Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback, Bryant McFadden recounts the epic 100-yd Pick Six for James Harrison in Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa Bay versus the Arizona Cardinals.
MCFADDEN: “He had no energy … he laid out for 7 to 8 min in the locker room” 😂