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Pep Hamilton, Tony Elliott among Dolphins offensive coordinator candidates

The Dolphins are in need of a new offensive coordinator and the list of candidates for the position is taking shape. Multiple reports indicate that six coaches are in the mix to fill the opening created by Chan Gailey’s resignation earlier this month. The group includes a pair of in-house candidates and four from other [more]

Report: Steelers won’t renew OC Randy Fichtner’s contract

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said on Wednesday he understands that “we better make some changes in what we do” after losing five of their final six games, including the 48-37 drubbing by the Browns that knocked them out of the playoffs last Sunday night. One of those changes is reportedly coming at offensive coordinator. [more]

Minkah Fitzpatrick: Defensive mistakes against Browns were almost 100 percent mental

The Steelers had myriad issues in their 48-37 loss to the Browns, including five critical turnovers. But the defense had its issues, too, as Cleveland totaled 390 yards of offense and Baker Mayfield threw for 263 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. On Thursday, Pittsburgh safety Minkah Fitzpatrick said the mistakes were self-inflicted. “It [more]

If Ben Roethlisberger keeps playing, the Steelers will need to figure out how to reduce his $41.25 million cap number

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin claimed on Wednesday that he’s not fully aware of the dynamics regarding quarterback Ben Roethlisberger‘s cap charge for 2021. “I don’t have a clear assessment of the overall impact of the cap ramifications, so I might not have a direct answer to your question,” Tomlin said. “But I think it is [more]

Mike Tomlin: It’s reasonable to assume there’s a chance Ben Roethlisberger returns

Ben Roethlisberger didn’t look like a man who was planning on playing in 2021 in the immediate aftermath of Sunday’s loss to Cleveland. Between the tears and lingering on the bench, Roethlisberger seemed like he was done. But he said the now wasn’t the time to have the retirement discussion in his postgame press conference. [more]

Report: Lions have not asked Steelers for permission to interview Kevin Colbert

Multiple reports out of Detroit this week have indicated that the Lions are interested in hiring Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert away to be the GM in Detroit. But there has apparently been no formal contact between the teams. The Steelers have not received a request for permission from the Lions to speak to Colbert, [more]

Mike Tomlin: I understand we better make some changes in what we do

The Steelers began the season 11-0, but finished the regular season 12-4. Then Pittsburgh went out and got down 28-0 in the first quarter of the wild-card matchup with Cleveland before ultimately losing 48-37. In his season-ending press conference on Wednesday, head coach Mike Tomlin began by saying Sunday’s loss was tough to swallow and [more]

Steelers waive Trey Edmunds

The Steelers began their offseason roster management on Tuesday. The team announced that running back Trey Edmunds has been placed on waivers. Edmunds did not play much this season. He appeared in four games and saw most of his action on special teams. He did not carry the ball or catch a pass and ended [more]

Former NFL player Tim Lester dies of COVID-19 at age 52

Tim Lester, a fullback who spent eight seasons in the NFL in the 1990s, has died of COVID-19. He was 52. In college at Eastern Kentucky, Lester was a star running back, gaining 3,640 yards in his college career. But when he was drafted by the Rams in 1992, he became a blocking fullback and [more]

Sione Takitaki: Chase Claypool is just salty about losing

The Steelers wide receivers keep talking, but the Browns seem to be taking it in stride. In a Monday social-media video, Pittsburgh wide receiver Chase Claypool said that even though the Steelers took a bad loss, the Browns “are gonna get clapped next week” playing the Chiefs. On Tuesday, Browns linebacker Sione Takitaki — who [more]

Chase Claypool gives Browns a little extra motivation for the next round

The Chiefs do not want to hold Chase Claypool‘s beer. Last week, Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster stirred up the Browns with an unforced error that will resonate through the years in the Cleveland-Pittsburgh rivalry. This week, Claypool already has thrown some gasoline on a fire that the Steelers will now watch from afar. “Bad loss, [more]

Kevin Stefanski plans to return to Browns’ building on Thursday

Now that the Browns have won their first playoff game since 1994, they have more work to do to plan for their divisional-round matchup with the Chiefs. Fortunately, those plans can include their head coach. In his Monday press conference, Kevin Stefanski said he should be back in the building on Thursday. He’s been out [more]

One Browns offensive lineman had never met Baker Mayfield before Sunday

How much upheaval has there been on the Browns’ offensive line? So much that Baker Mayfield had never even met one of the linemen blocking for him on Sunday night. Mayfield revealed after the game that he had never met guard Blake Hance, who was signed last week off the Jets’ practice squad, didn’t get [more]

Myles Garrett: We definitely did not appreciate JuJu Smith-Schuster’s comments

Pittsburgh’s JuJu Smith-Schuster claims he doesn’t regret saying “The Browns is the Browns” last week. But his comments undoubtedly provided motivation for Cleveland heading into Sunday’s playoff game. “Any talk like that is going to be disrespectful to anybody on any team,” Garrett said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “We definitely did [more]

Ben Roethlisberger joins a very small club

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is the unofficial president of a fairly exclusive club. Eighteen men have thrown for 500 or more yards in a regular-season game, and Roethlisberger had done it three times in the regular season, more than any other. On Sunday night, Roethlisberger joined a much more exclusive club. Only one other person [more]

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