Steelers Make Postseason; Pittsburgh Fans Show Gratitude to Raiders

Steelers’ fan Vic Musgrove (middle) shares a moment with fans of the Oakland Raiders on December 9, 2018 at the Oakland Alameda County Colliseum. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media, FILE)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — They did their part. However, the Steelers needed help to make the playoffs.

After a win in Baltimore against division rival Ravens on Sunday, the Steelers needed either the Chargers or Raiders to win in order to live another day. The Raiders won on the foot of kicker Daniel Carlson with 2-seconds left to play in overtime, 35-32 in Las Vegas. A tie would have pushed the Steelers out of postseason contention.

Steelers fans showed tremendous gratitude to Carlson’s game-winning kick by contributing to charities he supports.

Pittsburgh visits the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night for the first round of the 2021 playoffs.

Steelers Fall to Chargers on the Road

Fisheye view of SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Chargers on November 21, 2021. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

LOS ANGELES (GSM) -Sunday Night Football concluded with the Pittsburgh Steelers coming up short against the Los Angeles Chargers. Final score: Steelers 37 – Chargers 41.

Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin checks the scoreboard during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers on November 21, 2021 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

In his post-game press conference, Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin said his team has work to do in the area of tackling and other core fundamentals if they want to be successful in the near future.


Broncos Trade Von Miller to Rams

Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller during the matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 10, 2021 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

(GSM) – It appears as though the Los Angeles Rams are trying to go on a significant run in the near future after a trade that will potentially help their defense significantly.

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller has reportedly been traded to for 2 draft picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. Miller is an eight-time Pro Bowler and has an impressive resume under his belt. In his 10 years as a pro, he has racked up 121 career sacks and currently ranks 23rd on the all-time list.

Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

Miller was drafted 2nd overall in the 2011 draft out of Texas A&M University.



Steelers Finalize 53-Man Roster for the 2021 Season

(Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media, FILE)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — The difficult decision to shave the remaining players from an NFL team has come to reality. For the Steelers, the final cuts were made Tuesday at 4pm and the team has been assembled for the battles leading up to Super Bowl LVI.

Among notable cuts, running back Jaylen Samuels who has been with the team since 2018 and punter Jordan Berry, added to Steelers in 2015. Quarterback Joshua Dobbs was placed on the injured reserve list to make way for offseason pickup Dwayne Haskins who was picked up off of waivers in January of this year.

The following list of the final roster is credited to to the Pittsburgh Steelers in alphabetical order:

Offense (24)

Quarterbacks (3): Dwayne Haskins, Mason Rudolph, Ben Roethlisberger

Running Backs/Fullbacks (5): Kalen Ballage, Najee Harris, Anthony McFarland Jr., Benny Snell Jr., Derek Watt

Offensive Line (8): Zach Banner, Kevin Dotson, Kendrick Green, Joe Haeg, J.C. Hassenauer, Dan Moore Jr., Chukwuma Okorafor, Trai Turner

Tight Ends (3): Eric Ebron, Pat Freiermuth, Zach Gentry

Wide Receivers (5): Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson, Ray-Ray McCloud, JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington

Defense (26)

Defensive Line (8): Tyson Alualu, Isaiah Buggs, Carlos Davis, Cameron Heyward, Isaiahh Loudermilk, Henry Mondeaux, Stephon Tuitt, Chris Wormley

Linebackers (10): Marcus Allen, Devin Bush, Ulysees Gilbert III, Alex Highsmith, Melvin Ingram III, Buddy Johnson, Jamir Jones, Joe Schobert, Robert Spillane, T.J. Watt

Defensive Backs (8): Terrell Edmunds, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Joe Haden, Miles Killebrew, Justin Layne, Tre Norwood, James Pierre, Cam Sutton

Haskins Impresses in First Game as a Steeler

Steelers’ Quarterback Dwayne Haskins throws during the Hall of Fame Game in Canton Ohio. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

CANTON, OH (GSM) — Quarterback Dwayne Haskins is a 2021 off season pick-up by the Pittsburgh Steelers after the Washington Football Team released him in January. Steelers brass seem to be happy to have him on their team.

In his debut as a member of the Black-n-Gold, Haskins completed 8 of his 13 passes for 54 yards in the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys. He also ran for four yards to the delight of his coaches.

Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin addresses the media following the Hall of Fame Game on August 5, 2021 in Canton, OH. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

Head Coach Mike Tomlin said of Haskins, “I liked his demeanor! I thought he was a really good communicator. I thought he was present and kind of cerebral, the way that you like the quarterback position to be.”

On paper, Mason Rudolph is listed as the backup to starting QB Ben Roethlisberger. However, Dwayne Haskins continues to show that he is highly capable of becoming the #2 as he shows significant leadership skills.