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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 28, 2015

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web. Aaron Rodgers tops NFL QB rankings - Gordon McGuinnessLike Roethlisberger, Rivers doesn’t always get the credit he deserves, though this is partly due to his subpar 2012 season in which it looked like he was on a very steep decline. He’s bounced back since, however, leading the league with an accuracy percentage of 78.7 percent in 2013. Obviously, the Chargers recognize how valuable he is as well, given his recent contract extension. Dartmouth's invincible football robot is good but probably capable of evil - Clarie...

Pittsburgh Steelers player comments on Pouncey, Legursky, and Wallace

While Pouncey is recovering from ankle surgery, Steelers are weighing in on the impact of the devastating injury on the offense. In the wake of Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey's serious leg injury, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger highlighted some of the qualities he appreciated in his star center. "He talks to the guards a lot, he's a student of the game and he's very good. We've corrected each other, it's a comfort level," he said. "If I've made a mistake, he'll tell me. If he makes one; we talk to each other a lot out there. He doesn't make a lot of mistakes and it's very...

Steelers QB Landry Jones progressing towards backup role behind Ben Roethlisberger

Three weeks ago, nobody knew where Landry Jones would end up after Steelers preseason was complete. The 4th rounder from three seasons ago is improving to where he could be No. 2 by the time the season starts. Football is a funny sport. One day you have a starting job, the next you are at Fed Ex looking for part-time work because you got cut by the 49ers. For Pittsburgh Steelers backup QB Landry Jones, his NFL journey has been very uneventful. Drafted in the 4th round from Oklahoma, Jones wasn't going to see much playing time with Ben Roethlisberger cemented as the starter for your...
Steelers Gab Aug 22, 2015

Checkdown Audible: Steelers, Packers likely showcases offensive prowess, not defense

Sunday’s match between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers is an interesting draw.  Remember when these two teams faced each other vying for a Super Bowl championship?  The Packers came out on top.  This is a new year, a new season but these two teams have some very similar things going on in their camps.  While both teams are looking for the next players to step up on defense, their offenses look to be at the top of the league in 2015. When it comes to high-value quarterbacks, Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers are both considered to be […] The post Checkdown Audible:...
Steelers Gab Aug 21, 2015

Steelers offensive starters to get more snaps against Packers

As the Pittsburgh Steelers wind up yet another training camp at Saint Vincent College, they look ahead to their third preseason game on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. Steelers fans were excited by the quick action the first-team offense took against the Jacksonville Jaguars.  After scoring almost at will, the starters were hurried off the field.  Hearing that Mike Tomlin plans to allow quarterback Ben Roethlisberger go against Aaron Rodgers of the Packers has already created buzz. For Roethlisberger, Sunday’s game is about finding out how well the offense can work together, not...

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant given a B-plus after Jaguars game by NFL.com

NFL.com has decided to give specific players from each team a general grade following the first full week of preseason action. See why the Steelers' WR Martavis Bryant was graded a B+. Following the first full week of preseason action, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks handed out grades for a player from each NFL team, and for the Pittsburgh Steelers the lucky player was wide receiver Martavis Bryant. Yes, the wide receiver who hauled in a 44-yard Ben Roethlisberger pass to score a touchdown to cap off a 6-play, three-minute 80-yard drive. Brooks grade for Bryant? A B-plus. See Brooks' justification...

Ben Roethlisberger is in the prime of his career, and Steelers fans should enjoy every second

Ben Roethlisberger is 33-years-old, and in the prime of his career. Steelers fans everywhere should enjoy every second of No. 7 in 2015 and beyond. Want to know what it is like to follow a team who simply can't find a franchise quarterback to save their own skin? Ask a fan of the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans what it is like. They'll most likely tell you it is a year-in and year-out struggle in their fandom. This is where Pittsburgh Steelers fans can sit back and just smile. As quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been their main man since his rookie season in 2004, the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Rundown

The Steelers have a knack for acquiring and developing phenomenal wide receivers. Who is in contention to make the final 53? The Pittsburgh Steelers have become a wide receiver factory, producing some of the best talent in the NFL. Pair players' athleticism with the accuracy and acumen of QB Ben Roethlisberger and the skill of WR coach Richard Mann, and you have recipe for success.  Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, and Martavis Bryant are a trio of phenomenally talented, skillful wide receivers any team would envy. Beyond these star players, however, the Steelers have a seemingly endless...

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger still has room for improvement, per QB coach

Ben Roethlisberger's first action of 2015 couldn't have been more perfect, but his position coach believes there is still aspects of his game he can do better. Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers have seen Ben Roethlisberger's career come full circle. From a rookie thrust into the lime light relying on a tremendous defense and stout running game, to a gun-slinging quarterback who lead the league in passing yardage in 2014. Roethlisberger has re-invented himself in a way few have in NFL history as he has taken his game to a completely different level, and by the looks of the 2015 offense, that...

2015 Preseason Steelers vs. Jaguars: Playing time by position for Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped their second preseason game to the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-21. See the playing time percentages by position for the Steelers. Despite the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night, looking at the Steelers playtime percentages can be revealing in terms of how much playing time each player received, or didn't receive, in the team's second preseason game. Take a look at the breakdown by position: Quarteraback: Landry Jones: 73 snaps - 91%Ben Roethlisberger: 7 snaps - 9% Offensive Line: B.J. Finney: 63 snaps - 79%Alejandro Villenueva:...

2015 Preseason: Steelers vs. Jaguars - Winners and Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars by the score of 23-21. See who impressed, and who disappointed for the black and gold on Friday night. The Pittsburgh Steelers preseason record moves to 0-2 after falling to the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-21. See who impressed, and who disappointed after the loss. Winners Starting Offense - There could be a number of players in this category, but mainly Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant. It was quick, crisp and clean to the tune of a 6-play, 80-yard drive resulting in a 44-yard play-action bomb to Bryant for a...
Steelers Gab Aug 13, 2015

Steelers vs Jaguars – Five Things to Watch in Friday’s Preseason Matchup

Well it couldn’t get much worse than this past Sunday in Canton as the Steelers put up just three points in a 14-3 lackluster loss to the Vikings in the Hall of Fame game. The Steelers will play (for all intensive purposes) their first ‘real’ preseason game Friday night in Jacksonville against a Jags team they beat 17-9 in the regular season last year. It looks like fans will get their first look at some of the starters that didn’t take the field last week, including starting QB Ben Roethlisberger, who was on the sidelines in sweats. Here’s five things […] The post Steelers vs...

Steelers vs. Jaguars 2015 Preseason: Game time, TV schedule, live online streaming, odds, picks, announcers and more

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be playing their second preseason game of the 2015 season, this time with most starters seeing the field. Get all the information necessary to watch the game Friday. The Pittsburgh Steelers will finally have their starters in uniform on Friday when the team plays the Jacksonville Jaguars in Florida. Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell will all be in uniform and expected to play a minimum amount in the their first game action of 2015. The Steelers will be searching for their first preseason victory of 2015 after falling 14-3 to the Minnesota...
Detroit Lions blog — Preseason ratings show NFL is king

Detroit Lions blog — Preseason ratings show NFL is king

It’s always curious to see television ratings for Detroit Lions’ preseason games. We’ll get the first numbers after Thursday’s preseason opener against the Jets at Ford Field. Look, I know the NFL is popular, but even I was shocked at the ratings numbers for the Hall of Fame game on Sunday night with the Vikings against the Steelers. The 6.9 overnight rating was astronomical. Adrian Peterson and Ben Roethlisberger were not even playing. According to Pro Football Talk, that 6.9 overnight rating was higher than Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final; the Indy 500;, Game 1 of both the...
Cincy Jungle Aug 11, 2015

AFC North: Steelers lose Shaun Suisham; Steve Smith to retire after 2015

The Ravens and Steelers both recently lost players likely for the entire 2015 season, though Pitt's loss of Shaun Suisham will hurt most. With the NFL preseason now here, we take a look around the AFC North to find the division's biggest storylines. Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers lose Shaun Suisham to ACL tearPittsburgh tried to keep their main players out of harm's why in their preseason opener by sitting guys like Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, and Martavis Bryant against Minnesota. They still managed to lose a key player when kicker Shaun Suisham tore his ACL while...

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