11:02 AM EDT, Sun July 05, 2015

Former Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall talks the HBO series 'Ballers' and Ben Roethlisberger's parties

The former NFL running back talks about retiring from the NFL, getting the chance to write for the new HBO series 'Ballers' and some stories about life in the NFL - one of which is about parties thrown by Ben Roethlisberger. Update 7/3/2015 11:30 AM According to Pro Football Talk, Rashard Mendenhall's anecdote about Roethlisberger stick a rookie with a $25,000 tab was inaccurate. Sources present at the dinner agreed that Offensive lineman Tony Hills would pay the tab for dinner, which was at a steakhouse, not a club. Hills could not pay the tab, and Roethlisberger ended up paying half of...

Pittsburgh Steelers News: 10 must-reads you might have missed from June 22-28

Here's a list of links and a brief summary of BTSC articles from the past week you might have missed or want to enjoy again. From the week of June 22, 2015: Former Steelers RB Baron Batch: Shredding my ACL was a perfect, magical moment Dani Bostick spoke with Baron Batch last week. You don't want to miss Batch's fascinating perspectives and experiences. Better 5-year outlook: Roethlisburger or Flacco?Aside from the issue of age, does Big Ben Roethisberger have anything working against him? Roethlisberger an undisputed NFL "elite" QB? Christopher Carter tackles this question. Poll: Worst...

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger most accurate quarterback against the blitz

Pro Football Focus cranked out some stats and over the past three seasons, and no quarterback has a higher completion percentage against blitz packages than Ben Roethlisberger. Since Ben Roethlisberger entered the NFL in 2004, his ability to escape blitzing defenders has a lot to do with either his spacial awareness, quick thinking and/or his iconic size as a quarterback. Many highlights of his over the years involve him dealing with pressure from opposing defenses and keeping drives alive despite free defenders that get a shot at him. Whether it's making a critical completion on third down...

NFL.com asks who will win more rings: Ben Roethlisberger or Russell Wilson?

NFL.com debates who will win more Super Bowl rings between Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson or Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger? Debating between quarterbacks can be difficult, especially when so much of their success depends on so many other people. Nonetheless, NFL.com recently took to the debate trail in regards to Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. Of course, Roethlisberger is 2 for 3 in Super Bowl appearances, and is 33-years-old. Wilson is 1 for 2, and has plenty of years left in the NFL barring injury. The debate stemmed from...

ESPN: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has brighter future than Ravens QB Joe Flacco

It's hard to make an argument that Joe Flacco has a brighter future than Ben Roethlisberger, and only one the three AFC North reporters who provided commentary on ESPN's story went with Flacco. ESPN.com checked in with AFC North reporters Coley Harvey who covers the Cincinnati Bengals, Jamison Hensley who covers the Baltimore Ravens, and Pat McManamon who covers the Cleveland Browns to see who has the brighter future as an NFL quarterback: Roethlisberger or Flacco. I could be biased, but to me this question is like asking who is the superior guitarist: Jimi Hendrix or my kid on her fifth...

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on Antonio Brown's best route: "Any of them"

The Pittsburgh Steelers have arguably the best QB-WR combination in the NFL with Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown. See what makes the duo so dangerous on a weekly basis. The Pittsburgh Steelers offense is good. The weapons they have are tremendous, but the connection between quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown is what makes the offense truly fun to watch. Those quick slant routes, the masterful throws and toe-tapping catches along the sideline and of course those broken plays where Brown and Roethlisberger seemingly have ESP and are able to connect like none...

Throwback Thursday: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's 503-yard game against the Packers in 2009

For this week's 'Throwback Thursday' we aren't throwing it back too far, just to 2009 for one legendary performance by Ben Roethlisberger, and one incredible finish to the game. Not many quarterbacks can say they've thrown for 500 yards in a game. To be quite honest, only 15 quarterbacks in NFL history can say they are in the '500 Club'. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a member of the club, and the only quarterback in NFL history who has thrown for over 500 yards twice in his career. For this Throwback Thursday we trek back to 2009 when Roethlisberger entered the '500...

Pittsburgh Steelers offseason given a B-plus by ESPN.com

Despite a near stagnant free agency period, the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason was given a B+ grade by ESPN.com. See how they justified the grade. On paper the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason was extremely mundane. The only free agent acquisition was former Carolina Panthers veteran running back DeAngelo Williams, the team had a solid draft class in the 2015 NFL Draft and fans shouldn't forget re-signing Ben Roethlisberger to the list of accolades this offseason. When analyzing the team's offseason, ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler gave the Steelers a B+ grade. Take a look at Fowler's justification...

Ben Roethlisberger ranked 26 in NFL's top 100

Ranked as the sixth best quarterback in the league, Ben Roethlisberger comes in at 26 on the top 100 list. After we knew that a Steeler would be included tonight's listing of 21-30 rankings in NFL Network's top 100 list, the BTSC community knew that the options of the unmentioned Steelers who were definitely going to make the list were between Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell and Ben Roethlisberger. According to the poll on that list, 62% of the voters, including myself, said Roethlisberger would be the Steeler who made the list tonight. The majority was on the money. NUMBER 26: @steelers QB...

Steelers podcast "What's Hot" talks defense, playoff predictions, Fantasy Football and all-time RBs

In this week's edition of "What's Hot", we'll breakdown the Steelers defense, offer our way too early playoff predictions, Big Ben's place among the "elite" quarterbacks, Le'Veon Bell and fantasy football and who is in our top-10 all-time running backs list. The show airs Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET. The sunshine of a summer day perfectly reflects the optimism surrounding the 2015 Steelers. With each passing day, there seems to be a new ranking that has the Steelers near or at the top of the list. One of the more recent lists included Ben Roethlisberger's place among the other "elite"...

Steelers rookie WR Sammie Coates: "It is going to be fun watching us play this year"

It didn't take rookie WR Sammie Coates long to realize the offense he was joining. With play makers across the board, Coates is looking forward to proving he belongs with such an exciting group. When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Sammie Coates in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, they were simply adding another weapon to Todd Haley's already dynamic arsenal. After all, with Ben Roethlisberger at the helm, Le'Veon Bell at running back and Antonio Brown out wide you have a unit which could start for nearly all 32 NFL teams. Throw in Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton, DeAngelo Williams...
Baltimore Beatdown Jun 24, 2015

Steelers to honor Jerome Bettis week 4 against Ravens

You might remember that last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers honored "Mean" Joe Greene last year during a Ravens game. It inspired the Steelers to a 43-23 win over the Ravens after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw six touchdowns and earned the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. The Steelers eventually faced off against the Ravens in the playoffs only to be spanked when it really mattered, 30-17 at Heinz Field. Well this year, the Steelers must be scared of the Ravens yet again because they are planning on honoring running back Jerome Bettis with a special ring ceremony in week 4....

Steelers Todd Haley ranked 3rd best offensive coordinator by NFL.com

It seems like light years since the Todd Haley vitriol was at its pinnacle, but despite media perception the Steelers offensive coordinator got some major props from NFL.com recently. Todd Haley has found his niche with the Pittsburgh Steelers offense and most importantly Ben Roethlisberger. The two have not only come to terms with the offense they plan to deploy every Sunday, but both have excelled at their particular jobs making each other look pretty good. Despite the offensive success the Steelers have recently experienced, there is still a contingent of Steelers fans who blame any...

Steelers Podcast: "The Standard is the Standard" returns at 9:00 p.m. EST tonight

Join myself and Lance Williams as the co-hosts of BTSC's flagship podcast, "The Standard is the Standard" for the best Steelers talk on the Internet. On the latest edition of the Behind the Steel Curtain flagship podcast, "The Standard is the Standard", myself and Lance Williams will discuss all things Pittsburgh Steelers, but more importantly why the Steelers will be the AFC representative in Super Bowl 50. The Point/Counterpoint segment of the show will be based around the following categories which will be debated at length: - Ben Roethlisberger the best QB in the AFC North and the...

Steelers offensive line now a strength, but for how long?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a dynamic offense, and the main reason is the stellar play by the team's offensive line, but how long will the line stay together? What is the underlying cause for the Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive success? Look no further than the hogs in the trenches for the answer to that question. Sure, having a Pro Bowl quarterback and dynamic play makers helps, but if Ben Roethlisberger doesn't have time to pass, Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant won't be able to catch the football. Le'Veon Bell is dynamic, but without running lanes, he becomes just another running...

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