PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney set the mandate a couple of weeks after watching his team get blown out at home by Cleveland in the opening round of the 2020 playoffs.
"Everybody in the building agrees you can’t finish 32nd in the league in running and feel like you’re going to have a successful season,” Rooney said in late January.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Gruden's long, arduous multi-state, multi-year rebuilding project may finally be nearing its end.
The swagger might be back for the Las Vegas Raiders. The deep ball certainly is.
It’s the second week of the NFL season, and scoring is already at a breakneck pace. These players are my best bets to continue the trend at the running back and wide receiver positions in Week 2.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The growing pains Ben Roethlisberger warned about were unmistakable.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Knowing it was going to take the Steelers' new-look offense time to find its footing, Ben Roethlisberger was counting on Pittsburgh’s defense to keep the score close.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kevin Harris is finally healthy enough to play college football again after his breakthrough season as one of the Southeastern Conference's top rushers.
Harris finished with 1,138 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns, leading the SEC with 113.8 yards a game last season.
Three-and-out is the route to the NFL for a lot of Alabama players. The Crimson Tide’s best often don’t need to play their senior seasons to be early-round draft picks.
Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith and running back Najee Harris bucked that trend last year, returning to Alabama for a fourth year to become full-fledged college football stars and first-round draft picks.
Here are things to watch in the Southeastern Conference in Week 1:
GAMES OF THE WEEK
Two high-level SEC-ACC matchups start the season with No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 14 Miami in Atlanta and No.
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 McDonald, LB Bud Dupree, DB Steven Nelson, LB Vince Williams.
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 that cut short his 2019 season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently expressed the challenges of learning a new offense in his 18th NFL season.
First-year offensive coordinator Matt Canada intends to build off the strengths of the two-time Super Bowl winner, while also placing a renewed emphasis on a run game that is expected to feature rookie Najee Harris after finishing last in the NFL in 2020.
DeVonta Smith was there for quarterback Mac Jones once again, this time it was at Alabama's latest pro day...
Patrick Surtain II used Alabama's first of two pro days on Tuesday to show he deserves to be considered at the top of his school's extremely competitive class of draft picks...
Nick Saban and Alabama opened spring practice Friday with an immediate goal. Along with winning another national championship, that is...
Alabama dominated the recruiting landscape, but the other Southeastern Conference powers also fared well...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — DeVonta Smith was uncoverable, Najee Harris unstoppable and Mac Jones impeccable...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the air and Alabama players ran to the sideline to grab their championship hats and T-shirts...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A truly untraditional Rose Bowl setting, a very common result for Alabama in the College Football Playoff...
Heisman Trophy finalists Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team, leading a contingent of five Alabama players on the first-team offense...
Amid all the uncertainty, disruptions, consternation and anxiety of the 2020 college football season, No...
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Alabama running back Najee Harris is hoping he and his teammates can deal with 12 weeks “of just really trying to be safe.”
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama leaned on the old formula once quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went down with an ankle injury: big defensive plays and running the ball...