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Steelers OC Matt Canada: 'I need to do better'

Sep. 23, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada appreciates his players — from longtime quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to second-year guard Kevin Dotson — taking the onus for a sluggish start. The first-year play-caller also thinks it's...

'We're not panicking'; Steelers regrouping after loss

Sep. 22, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nearly two decades in, Ben Roethlisberger is well versed in the rhythms of the season. The first win is met with perhaps unbridled and unrealistic optimism. The first loss, the polar opposite. The Steelers (1-1) managed to get both out of the way...

Steelers' new-look offense bracing for 'growing pains'

Sep. 09, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger has been doing this for a long time. A really long time. So when the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback asks his younger offensive teammates — and at this point in the 39-year-old's career, that's all of them by at least a decade —...

Browns looking to finish long climb to top in AFC North

Sep. 02, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — During a 2020 season strewn with unknowns and unprecedented obstacles, the Browns ended two lengthy droughts. They're focused on quenching another — a first division title since 1989. Not since the AFC Central underwent a name...

Going on one last run, Steelers retool around Roethlisberger

Sep. 01, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Success came so easily for Ben Roethlisberger early in his career, he could be forgiven if he thought it would last forever. Yet nearly 17 years after his NFL debut, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback can still hear the words of former teammate Chad...

Defending AFC North champ Steelers retool around Big Ben

Sep. 01, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (12-5) New faces: RB Najee Harris, LB Joe Schobert, LB Melvin Ingram, OL Trai Turner, C Kendrick Green, TE Pat Freiermuth. Key losses: C Maurkice Pouncey, RG David DeCastro, LT Alejandro Villanueva, RB James Conner, TE Vance...

Steelers seek starters, consistency along new offensive line

Aug. 14, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Adrian Klemm says all five positions remain up for grabs along the team’s revamped offensive front. At the same time, Klemm said Saturday he’d like to see a starting five emerge and spend extended time...

Veteran OL Turner looks to fill in on revamped Steelers line

Jul. 30, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Trai Turner just wants to fit in on a revamped line. The Steelers signed the eight-year veteran to a one-year contract after minicamp last month. The team had a significant hole along the offensive...

Steelers open camp with new faces, same expectations

Jul. 24, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (12-5) CAMP SITE: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania LAST YEAR: The Steelers used a franchise-best 11-0 start to their fourth AFC North title since 2014. QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for 33 touchdowns in his return from right-elbow surgery...

Steelers maintain Super Bowl expectations despite turnover

Jul. 22, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers experienced a significant amount of turnover during the offseason, yet they opened training camp on Thursday with the same lofty Super Bowl expectations. “Everybody in the NFL has the same goal, and that’s to win a Super...