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Column: Six Degrees of Wilks connects dots of NFL racism

Jan. 27, 2023 15:28 PM EST

Let's play Six Degrees of Steve Wilks, a quick and easy way to connect the dots of racism in the NFL head coaching ranks. — We'll start with Kliff Kingsbury, a white coach who was fired by Texas Tech in 2018 and somehow wound up as head man of the Arizona Cardinals the very next...

Rooney: Steelers' late push led to decision to retain Canada

Jan. 26, 2023 16:10 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Art Rooney II wants the Pittsburgh Steelers to score more points. He's confident the partnership between offensive coordinator Matt Canada and quarterback Kenny Pickett can make it happen. The Steelers president pointed to Pittsburgh's surge to a 9-8 finish...

Blaine Stewart, son of former coach, named WVU assistant

Jan. 20, 2023 19:17 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Blaine Stewart has been named tight ends coach at West Virginia. Coach Neal Brown announced Stewart's hiring Friday. Stewart is the son of the late Bill Stewart, who was head coach of the Mountaineers from 2008-10. “Blaine...

Brian Flores interviews with Browns to run their defense

Jan. 12, 2023 10:46 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brian Flores landed in the AFC North last season. He might be ready to make a move inside the division. Flores, who joined coach Mike Tomlin's staff in Pittsburgh following his messy departure in Miami, is interviewing with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday to be...

Strong finish has Steelers optimistic heading into 2023

Jan. 09, 2023 16:26 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sixteen years in, Mike Tomlin still hasn't endured a losing season in Pittsburgh. As much as the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach appreciates the way his team rallied down the stretch to end up 9-8, he also couldn't care less that his record streak — the most...

Steelers beat Browns 28-14 but miss out on playoffs

Jan. 08, 2023 20:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the second half of the season digging their way out of a deep hole, but they finally encountered one obstacle they couldn't overcome. The out-of-town scoreboard at Acrisure Stadium. Just as the clock hit zero to finish...

Steelers still eyeing playoffs as Browns visit in finale

Jan. 06, 2023 16:20 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When November began, the Pittsburgh Steelers were lifeless and listless at 2-6, searching for a chance to get back to “respectability,” as longtime coach Mike Tomlin put it. The Steelers did more than that over the following two months. They've entered the...

Steelers going for playoff spot as Browns visit in finale

Jan. 06, 2023 16:19 PM EST

CLEVELAND (7-9) at PITTSBURGH (8-8) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Steelers by 2 1/2. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Browns 8-8; Pittsburgh 9-6-1. SERIES RECORD: Steelers lead 77-61-1. LAST MEETING: Browns beat...

Pickett's patience, poise help fuel Steelers' late surge

Jan. 04, 2023 17:14 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Technically, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett's middle name is Shane. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, however, appeared to give Pickett a new middle moniker in the giddy aftermath of Pickett's last-minute game-winning touchdown pass to Najee Harris...

Tomlin's resolve, Pickett's progress fueling Steelers' rally

Jan. 02, 2023 16:09 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of three hours on Sunday night simply asking Kenny Pickett to not lose, essentially taking the ball out of their rookie quarterback's hands for long stretches with their season on the line in Baltimore. For the second...