Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense2nd109.5 (16th)301.6 (2nd)
Defense18th100.3 (6th)253.1 (27th)


Sun Sep 7
W 30 - 27CLE
Thu Sep 11
L 26 - 6at BAL
Sun Sep 21
W 37 - 19at CAR
Sun Sep 28
L 27 - 24TB
Sun Oct 5
W 17 - 9at JAC
Sun Oct 12
L 31 - 10at CLE
Mon Oct 20
W 30 - 23HOU
Sun Oct 26
W 51 - 34IND
Sun Nov 2
W 43 - 23BAL
Sun Nov 9
L 20 - 13at NYJ
Mon Nov 17
W 27 - 24at TEN
Sun Nov 30
L 35 - 32NO
Sun Dec 7
W 42 - 21at CIN
Sun Dec 14
W 27 - 20at ATL
Sun Dec 21
W 20 - 12KC
Sun Dec 28
W 27 - 17CIN
Sat Jan 3
L 30 - 17BAL


Steelers RB DeAngelo WIlliams says signing was easy decision
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

After playing his first nine seasons with the Panthers, running back DeAngelo Williams signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Steelers this offseason. Among his many thoughts on the signing, he called it an easy decision, according to the Sporting News.

“I didn’t know they wanted me. I had never been on a visit before,” Williams said. “I was with the same organization for nine years. When I got the call and they said, 'hey we want to bring you in for a visit' I took it as that. Had they said we wanted to bring you in for a signing I would have had a different mindset. I had no idea what was going to transpire when I got here.”

Williams added that he is willing to do whatever it takes to get the team to the next level.

“It’s the opportunity to take maybe one or two reps or whatever it takes to make this team better,” Williams said. “That is what I will do. I want to make it to a Super Bowl and win it. I know this team has that potential and they can do it.

“Coming here was an easy decision. This is a Super Bowl contending team. Every veteran out there, veteran or rookie, they want to go to the Super Bowl and win it and get the best opportunity. I think the best opportunity is here in Pittsburgh.”

Williams has rushed for 6,846 yards on 1,432 carries with 46 rushing touchdowns in his career.

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Steelers' Mike Tomlin has high expectations for the offense
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has high expectations for the team's offense going into the 2015 season, reports triblive.com.

“My expectation is they're capable of being the very best because we've got the goods,” Tomlin said Tuesday at the NFL's annual owners meetings. “We've got guys that are capable. We've got guys that know what they're doing. We've got guys that played together for an extended period of time now. So that's a reasonable expectation.”

Tomlin brought up the Patriots and how their offense can do whatever it needs to given their opponent that week. He wants an offense for all occasions. The Steelers set a franchise-record last season with 27.2 points per game. The team had a stretch of three games where they averaged 41.3 points per contest.

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Steelers re-sign WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to one-year deal
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Steelers announced they re-signed receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract. Heyward-Bey, 28, enters his second season with Pittsburgh after catching three passes for 33 yards last year.

Heyward-Bey's best season came in 2011 with the Raiders, when he caught 64 passes for 975 yards and four touchdowns.

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S Mike Mitchell could switch positions
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin brought up the possibility of moving Mike Mitchell from free safety to strong safety, according to ESPN. Tomlin said he is "not opposed" to the switch.

Mitchell, who signed a five-year, $25 million contract in 2014, could take over the role at strong safety due to the team moving on from long-time Steeler Troy Polamalu.

The 27-year-old finished last season with 71 total tackles, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles in 16 starts.

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Ike Taylor says he is not fielding or seeking offers from teams
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Although cornerback Ike Taylor previously indicated he would like to play another season, Taylor said he is not fielding or seeking offers from any team, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Instead of talking with teams, Taylor might start pursuing a career in broadcasting with the NFL Network and NFL Films expressing interest.

"I've been talking with them," he said.

Taylor played his entire 12-year career with the Steelers. His contract expired after the 2014 season.

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