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Black and Gold Links: Mike Tomlin realizes complaining over Thursday night games is pointless

Black and Gold Links: Mike Tomlin realizes complaining over Thursday night games is pointless

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving into Week 11 of the NFL regular season, and as the team prepares for the Cleveland Browns on a short week, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until the next game starts! Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin understands complaining over Thursday Night Football is an exercise in idiocy. Let’s get to the news: You might not like Mike Tomlin, but...
Behind the Steel Curtain 18 hours ago
BTSC Bookie: Betting the NFL Week 11 games against the spread

BTSC Bookie: Betting the NFL Week 11 games against the spread

Photo: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports It’s time for the BTSC community to show they could cash in betting on NFL football games, this time on games against the spread It is time for the Week 11 installment of BTSC Bookie! This is a chance for the BTSC community to collectively choose games in which to place an imaginary wager of “BTSC Bucks.” Each week I will remind everyone of the rules before voting on specific bets and the type of wagers we want to do next week. Before I get into the procedure of things, I want to remind everyone that gambling addiction is a serous problem...
Seahawks Gab Nov 12, 2019

A Computer Program Has the Seahawks Making a Deep NFC Postseason Run

The Seahawks are becoming more and more of a popular pick for people when it comes to the playoffs and even the Super Bowl out of the NFC. They beat the team that many have becoming the number one seed in the NFC in the 49ers, and also have one of the top picks when […] The post A Computer Program Has the Seahawks Making a Deep NFC Postseason Run appeared first on Seahawks Gab.
BTSC Survivor Pool Update: Finally, the big knockout week

BTSC Survivor Pool Update: Finally, the big knockout week

Photo: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports With a couple big upsets, only seven contestants remain The Behind The Steel Curtain survivor pool finished up its tenth week where over 90% of the remaining contestants were eliminated and now only seven remain. While technically we started with 592 entries, I have one entry in each league as the commissioner so there were 587 different contestants. Hundreds have entered, but only one can go home with the autographed David DeCastro football. Entering Week 9, there were exactly 78 entries still alive. The most common selection for Week 10 was the...
Seahawks Gab Nov 12, 2019

Pete Carroll Says WR Tyler Lockett’s Stay in the Hospital a Precaution

After a scare last night that required a visit to a Bay Area hospital, Tyler Lockett appears to be OK, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters Tuesday the receiver did indeed stay overnight at a Stanford hospital near the 49ers’ home of Santa Clara due to severe swelling in his […] The post Pete Carroll Says WR Tyler Lockett’s Stay in the Hospital a Precaution appeared first on Seahawks Gab.
3 thoughts on Mike Tomlin’s gutsy 4th-down decision against the Rams

3 thoughts on Mike Tomlin’s gutsy 4th-down decision against the Rams

Photo by Joe Sargent/ The Pittsburgh Steelers head coach made a gutsy call in the fourth quarter, and it paid off. But don’t think it was an easy decision. Anyone who watched the Steelers’ exhilarating win over the Rams on Sunday should remember exactly what they were thinking when Mike Tomlin left the offense on the field for a 4th and 1 play at their own 34 yard line with 8:55 remaining and the Steelers clinging to a 14-12 lead. To that point, the offense had produced just seven points and gained a meager 225 yards. The Rams defense had actually out-scored them, tallying nine...
Steelers vs. Rams, Week 10: 3rd quarter in-game update

Steelers vs. Rams, Week 10: 3rd quarter in-game update

Photo by Justin Berl/ The Pittsburgh Steelers are back, and we keep you up to date with those who aren’t able to watch the game live. 1st Quarter In-Game Update 2nd Quarter In-Game Update Los Angeles received the ball to start the third quarter, but after converting their first third down of the game Goff was intercepted by Joe Haden to get the ball back to the Steelers’ offense. Pittsburgh was unable to do anything with the extra possession, and put the game back into their defense’s hands. With Jared Goff on the sideline with an apparent injury, the Steelers defense forced a...
Steelers vs. Rams, Week 10: 2nd quarter in-game update

Steelers vs. Rams, Week 10: 2nd quarter in-game update

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ The Pittsburgh Steelers are back, and we keep you up to date with those who aren’t able to watch the game live. 1st Quarter In-Game Update The second quarter saw more punts than points scored, but the Steelers looked to strike for the first time in the second frame when Rudolph hit Washington for a huge catch and run. On the run after the catch Washington fumbled the football and it was recovered by Rams, it was the Steelers’ second turnover of the game. With 2:15 left in the first half, Jared Goff dropped back on 3rd and 7 to deliver a pass and his...
Fan Rooting Guide, Week 10: Who Steelers fans should root for in other games this weekend

Fan Rooting Guide, Week 10: Who Steelers fans should root for in other games this weekend

Photo by Brett Carlsen/ BTSC's guide to the other weekend games that might impact the Steelers the most. We are all aware of the significance of winning vs. losing when the Steelers take the field at home against the Rams on Sunday. Of course, the Steelers need to win, but other games directly affect them. With parity ablaze in the AFC, the playoff contenders are far from being determined. However, it starts taking more and more of a shape with every passing week. Most of the time, Steelers fans know who to root for. But here’s a guide to significant matchups, and whose losses the...
Film Room: Was Mason Rudolph the reason the Steelers were trailing at halftime?

Film Room: Was Mason Rudolph the reason the Steelers were trailing at halftime?

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports Taking a look at Mason Rudolph’s first half against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph notched another win last Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. The win brings the second-year pro to 3-2 in his career. We can attribute how much of the win to Rudolph? How much did the rest of the team have to accomplish to overcome Rudolph’s mistakes? That is exactly what I will delve into my weekly film study breakdown of the former Oklahoma State product. Rudolph was the king of checkdowns on Sunday. Was he taking...
Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions: Rams, Week 10 Edition

Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions: Rams, Week 10 Edition

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ There is plenty to talk about regarding all things black-and-gold! Several people have asked if we could bring back the Friday Night Open Thread. I had moved the event to Saturday morning, but after minimal success, I decided to bring it back to Friday night — with a slight twist. I liked the Saturday Six-Pack theme, so I decided to just take the six questions and move them to Friday night. Say hello to Friday Night Six-Pack of Steelers Questions and open thread! The rules haven’t changed... Quick rundown of the ground rules. I’ll ask at least four...
Seahawks Gab Nov 8, 2019

Video: Seahawks Look to Hand the Niners Their First Loss on Monday Night

The Seahawks are looking to be the first team to hand the Niners a loss on Monday night when they take on the 49ers in a huge NFC West battle, here’s CBS’s preview of the big game The post Video: Seahawks Look to Hand the Niners Their First Loss on Monday Night appeared first on Seahawks Gab.
Film Room: Analyzing Mason Rudolph’s inconsistent play against the Colts

Film Room: Analyzing Mason Rudolph’s inconsistent play against the Colts

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports The second part of my in-depth film review on the Steelers offense in Week 9 vs. the Colts. In my previous film room we looked at JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Week 9 game, and now we are following that with a review of Mason Rudolph’s day. Rudolph did not have a good day statistically and the offense struggled mightily because of it. A good start First play of the game, JuJu Smith-Schuster is lined up outside at the top of the screen. It’s a nice short post by Smith-Schuster right into a small gap in the Colts cover-3-esque defense. I...
The Steelers offense will likely continue to struggle for the remainder of the 2019 season

The Steelers offense will likely continue to struggle for the remainder of the 2019 season

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports You can only endure so many personnel losses on one side of the football before that unit really starts to struggle. The Steelers—minus so many key offensive pieces from the recent past—are finding that out in 2019. It didn’t take long—a little over a year or so—for Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner to join that exclusive club just about every offensive coordinator who’s ever come through these parts has been a card-carrying member of. People don't think much of his abilities. That’s right, Fichtner is now a buffoon, an...
Steelers Injury Report: James Conner misses practice Thursday, reportedly out Sunday

Steelers Injury Report: James Conner misses practice Thursday, reportedly out Sunday

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ Both Conner and Ramon Foster moved in the wrong direction on Thursday from a participation standpoint The Pittsburgh Steelers continued with practice for Week 10 on Thursday as they prepare for the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. According to the Steelers PR Department, two players were downgraded from limited Wednesday to not participating Thursday while another new player was added to the list. The Steelers has hoped James Conner would be available this week especially after he was able to practice in a limited fashion on Wednesday. Unfortunately,...
3 games to watch in Week 10 which give perspective on the Steelers future opponents

3 games to watch in Week 10 which give perspective on the Steelers future opponents

Photo: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports There are several NFL games this week which will help shape the perception of teams the Steelers take on later in 2019 It took until the eighth game of the season, but the Steelers eventually won a game against the team with a winning record when they defeated the Indianapolis Colts 26-24 last Sunday. Yes, they were a lot of other circumstances in the game which could cause some fans to not enjoy the victory for what it was. But when the number in the win column increases, it is always a good thing. With only half the season remaining, the match...
Posing some Steelers Burning Questions surrounding Bud Dupree, and his future

Posing some Steelers Burning Questions surrounding Bud Dupree, and his future

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ The Pittsburgh Steelers have a good problem on their hands, and we have some questions which need answered. Don’t look now, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have themselves a pair of legit outside linebackers! T.J. Watt is having himself another fine season, but what is happening on the other end of the defense? I’ll tell you what!!!!! Bud Dupree has finally arrived. At the halfway point of the season Dupree has 6 Sacks, 8 TFL, 9 QB hits, 2 PD, 2 FF and 1 FR. In comparison to T.J. Watt’s season who has 7.5 Sacks, 7 TFL, 20 QB hits, 3 PD, 3 FF, 3 FR and 1...
Seahawks Gab Nov 5, 2019

New Seahawks WR Josh Gordon Passes Physical; ‘Ready to Go’

The newest weapon in the Seahawks offense is good to go, as the Seahawks announced that wide receiver Josh Gordon passed his physical with the team and has been medically cleared to participate Thursday when the team returns to practice. All signs point to the newest wide out being available when the Seahawks play the […] The post New Seahawks WR Josh Gordon Passes Physical; ‘Ready to Go’ appeared first on Seahawks Gab.
NFL Betting Preview: Steelers currently a 3.5-point underdog vs. the Rams

NFL Betting Preview: Steelers currently a 3.5-point underdog vs. the Rams

Photo by Joe Sargent/ After their narrow victory over the Colts, the Steelers find themselves under dogs at Heinz Field Some wins come by playing your best football in order to win the game. Sometimes, wins come based on hanging in the game and having a few things fall in your favor. Either way, a win is still a win. So although it wasn’t the prettiest victory for the Steelers, their 26-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9 managed to get the Steelers back to .500 on the season. With three straight victories, the Steelers are ready to stack even more wins as one of the hottest...
Podcast: What’s the most likely playoff path for the Steelers?

Podcast: What’s the most likely playoff path for the Steelers?

Join Bryan and Tony for the fallout after a wild Week 9 for the Steelers in the latest episode of the ‘Steelers Hangover’. The Steelers beat the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9 in a really odd game. BTSC as they share their thoughts on the overall landscape of the Steelers 2019 season after the huge victory and an even-bigger Baltimore win. It’s the extravaganza known as “Steelers Hangover”. In case you are new to the show, you can check out a complete rundown of the show below: Rehashing the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth win of the season Do the Steelers have the slightest chance of...

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