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Telvin Smith fined for taunting

Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith should have known it was coming the moment he stuck out his finger at Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell. Smith revealed Thursday he received his fine letter from the NFL, docking his pay for taunting. “It was big. Like $10,000. What a point,” Smith said, via quotes distributed by the Jaguars. [more]

Steelers announce Randy Fichtner promoted to offensive coordinator

A day after announcing that Todd Haley is out as offensive coordinator, the Steelers have announced that Randy Fichtner has been promoted to replace him. Fichtner is now officially the Steelers’ offensive coordinator. The team said he will continue to coach the quarterbacks as well, perhaps in a nod to his good relationship with Ben [more]

Malik Jackson says the Jaguars are tired of being disrespected

Talk out of Pittsburgh last week focused not on whether the Steelers would beat the Jaguars, but on whether they would beat the Patriots after beating the Jaguars. Players on the Jaguars noticed that. Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson said on PFT Live that after beating the Steelers in the regular season, he and his [more]

What’s next for Todd Haley?

On Tuesday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said a whole lot of nothing regarding the future of offensive coordinator Todd Haley. (Apparently, reporters didn’t ask for non-coachspeak.) On Wednesday, the Steelers admitted that Haley’s future in Pittsburgh is nothing. It’s not a surprise. Haley’s contract was expiring, and the Steelers had made no move to extend [more]

Dungy: Steelers defense needs to be able to take away No. 1 offensive threat

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin won’t be making any changes to his defensive coaching staff. That doesn’t mean the defense doesn’t need to make changes. Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy, appearing on Wednesday’s PFT Live, was asked to describe the advice he’d give Tomlin in order to take his coaching career to the next [more]

Report: Steelers defensive staff expected to return

While the Steelers are making changes to their offensive staff, their defensive staff will return. Coach Mike Tomlin told his defensive coaches they were safe, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler, who replaced Dick LeBeau after the 2014 season, has two years remaining on his contract, per Dulac. He does [more]

Richard Mann retires; will Hines Ward replace him?

As expected, Steelers receivers coach Richard Mann officially has retired, after 33 years of coaching — the last five in Pittsburgh. “I was thinking about it last year,” Mann said Wednesday, via the team’s official website. “The way things ended, and talking to the players, I wanted to give it one more run. I was [more]

Report: Steelers will name Randy Fichtner as offensive coordinator

The Steelers have moved a step closer to naming Randy Fichtner as offensive coordinator. All that remains is final approval of his contract, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Fichtner has served as the team’s quarterbacks coach since 2010 and was the wide receivers coach for three years before that. He and offensive line [more]

Munchak says timing was not ideal to pursue Arizona opportunity

So why did Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak not submit to a second interview for the vacant head-coaching job in Arizona? Munchak has issued a statement that addresses the issue. “I made the decision to withdraw my name from the Arizona Cardinals head coaching search as they continue through their interview process,” Munchak said [more]

Some think Mike Munchak may still end up being the OC in Pittsburgh

The stresses of Scooptown citizenship can cause plenty of carts to end up in front of horses, and there are multiple reports that Steelers quarterback coach Randy Fichtner will end up becoming the new offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh. But all of the reports hedge the bets just enough to avoid the risk of being dead [more]

Steelers make it official on Todd Haley departure

The Steelers made it official Wednesday, announcing that offensive coordinator Todd Haley wasn’t returning (which we knew already). The team put out a two-sentence statement from coach Mike Tomlin, which said the kind of stuff two-sentence statements say. “I have made the decision to not renew the contract for offensive coordinator Todd Haley,” Tomlin said. [more]

Reports: Randy Fichtner favorite to be next Steelers offensive coordinator

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday that he feels the “least amount of change, the better” when it comes to their offensive coaching staff this offseason. No change is out the window with Todd Haley not getting a new contract as the team’s offensive coordinator. Early word on the team’s plans to replace Haley suggests [more]

Todd Haley out as Steelers offensive coordinator

Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley will not return for the 2018 season. Haley’s contract is expiring and he won’t be getting a new contract to remain in Pittsburgh, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. That’s not a big surprise: There’s been increasing talk that Haley wasn’t seeing eye to eye with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and [more]

Report: Mike Munchak won’t interview with Cardinals again

Tuesday’s updates on the Cardinals’ coaching search involved word that the team wanted to schedule second interviews with Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak and Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, but at least one of those candidates is reportedly passing on the opportunity. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Munchak has declined the opportunity to [more]

Mike Tomlin defends onside kick

Mike Tomlin tried hard to defend his decision to onside kick with 2:18 remaining in a one-score game. Statistics — not to mention the result — say it wasn’t the right call. The Steelers had two timeouts and the two-minute warning when Tomlin called for Chris Boswell to try the low percentage kickoff. Only five [more]

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