PITTSBURGH (AP) – As he lay on the Heinz Field turf last September, his right knee in tatters, Maurkice Pouncey admits there was a small…
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In 2006, after the devastating loss of her husband to lung cancer, Laura Dendy and her then 10-year-old daughter decided to do something to honor…
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin walks the sideline as his team is losing to the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers lost 40-23. (AP Photo/Don Wright) “I’ll see you at stadiums in the fall,” Mike Tomlin bristled this past March when responding to the very idea the Pittsburgh Steelers were in decline. He called the very notion “March Talk”. Mike en the reality of a decline for ourselves. The Steelers won 12 games in 2011, dropped to 8 in 2012 and currently in 2013 they sit at 0-4. That doesn’t even include the losses in all 4 of their pre-season games either. See you at Stadiums in the fall.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7), bottom right, is assisted by his teammates after he was sacked during the NFL football game against Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium, London, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan) by Ulish CarterCourier Staff WriterThe winless Steelers went into the game with the winless Minnesota Vikings in London, England, knowing it was a must win game if they were to have any chance at a successful season. Yet the end result was the same, another loss, 34-27. But all may not be lost.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) scores a touchdown on a 27-yard pass reception against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman) by Joe KayAP Sports WriterCINCINNATI (AP) — Running back Giovani Bernard slipped through the line, caught Andy Dalton’s short pass, then turned and saw something shocking. One of the NFL’s top defenses had given him a big opening.
Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, poses for photographers, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in central London, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Pittsburgh Steelers will play against the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium in London, on Sunday Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) It’s no secret that last season was deemed by many as a failure. An 8-8 finish in a year that had lofty expectations was a major disappointment for the players, coaches, ownership and of course the fans. There are many reasons the team underachieved in 2012; one of those reasons was a lack of leadership. Inside the locker room the team will have you believe that wasn’t the case but it’s hard to say otherwise. The Steelers started off strong and basically fell apart once Ben Roethlisberger was injured. A team with quality leadership wouldn’t allow that to happen.