Tag Archives: Steelers

Despite calls for major change, NFL makes simple tweaks to replay

2014 rule changes The 2014 replay process is going to be much the same as the process from 2013; the changes being made to the system probably will barely register with most fans. There were too many hurdles to implementing … Continue reading

Missed illegal formation affects playoff fates

Week 17: Chiefs at Chargers (video) Update: NFL statement issued Monday morning appears at the bottom of this post. The Chiefs missed a three-pointer at the end of regulation. The officials missed the seven players on one side of the … Continue reading

Packers say refs confused them in final seconds in loss to Steelers

Packers say officials told them to not snap ball before winding the clock (video) The Steelers-Packers Week 16 game had its fill of controversial plays, but the last play didn’t seem controversial – until today.  To set things up, the Packers were … Continue reading

Steelers block FG, scoop ball, lateral, bobble, knock out of bounds. Packers ball?!

Week 16: Steelers at Packers (video) Post updated with pool report below. The Steelers blocked a game-tying field goal.  During the loose ball play, the Steelers are flagged for an illegal bat.  Carl Cheffers’ crew enforces the penalty from the … Continue reading

Garvin suspension considered for punter hit

Week 15: Bengals at Steelers (video) Update below It was a breakaway punt return, and Bengals punter Kevin Huber was positioning himself to stop or at least slow down Antonio Brown’s track towards the end zone. Brown’s teammate, Terence Garvin … Continue reading

FJ Edwards owns, nails difficult call on Steelers lateral play

Week 14: Dolphins at Steelers (video) An incredible ending to the game, as a multiple-lateral play could have given the Steelers a game-winning touchdown. Field judge Scott Edwards called the play dead, with Steelers receiver Antonio Brown stepping out of … Continue reading

Tomlin fined $100K for ‘interfering with play in progress’

The NFL announced Wednesday that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will be fined $100,000 for stepping on the field during the Thanksgiving night game against the Ravens. Vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said on Tuesday that the Steelers should have … Continue reading

2 reasons why Le’Veon Bell helmet-less TD can never be TD

Player safety must trump exceptions to the rule During the Ravens-Steelers Thanksgiving night football game, the Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell was lunging toward the goal line when he was hit with a devastating blow from the Ravens, knocking his helmet off.  … Continue reading

Tomlin sanction likely to come Monday

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is not the first coach who lost his place on the sideline and wandered into restricted sideline space. At least three other instances occurred this season: one that resulted in a sideline warning for the Raiders, … Continue reading

Indecisiveness erases big Steelers gain

Each replay displayed the cringe-inducing conclusion: that wasn’t a trip. Even the umpire was unsure. Continue reading