2000 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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2000 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Bill Cowher
General manager Kevin Colbert
Owner The Rooney Family
Home field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 3rd in AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers OLB Jason Gildon
AP All-Pros none
Team MVP Jerome Bettis
Team ROY Dan Kreider
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1999 2001 >

The 2000 Pittsburgh Steelers season began with the team trying to improve on their 6–10 record from 1999 in which they failed to qualify for the playoffs. While Pittsburgh did improve to 9–7 and had their first winning season since 1997, it was not enough for the team to qualify for the playoffs. This season also marked the Steelers' last at Three Rivers Stadium.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2000 Pittsburgh Steelers staff
Front office
  • President – Daniel M. Rooney
  • Vice President and General Counsel – Arthur J. Rooney II
  • Vice President – John R. McGinley
  • Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr.
  • Administration Advisor – Chuck Noll
  • Director of Business – Mark Hart
  • Business Accounting Coordinator – Jim Ellenberger
  • Office/Ticket Coordinator – Geraldine Glenn
  • Accounting Manager – Jodie Spagnolli
  • Communications Coordinator – Ron Wahl
  • Public Relations/Media Manager – David Lockett
  • Website/Network Administrator – Kim Smith
  • Director of Marketing – Tony Quatrini
  • Merchandising Manager – Tim Carey
  • Client Services Administrator – Amy Cotropia
  • Marketing Manager – Lynne Molyneaux
  • Luxury Suite Manager – Lisa Weinzetl
  • Marketing Assistant – John Simpson
  • Marketing Assistant – John Wodarek
  • Ticket Manager – Brian Bonifate
  • Stadium Project Manager – Heidi Edwards
  • Football Operations
  • Director of Football Operations – Kevin Colbert
  • College Scouting Coordinator – Bill Baker
  • Pro Scouting Coordinator – Doug Whaley
  • Pro/College Scout – Phil Kreidler
  • College Scout – Mark Gorscak
  • College Scout – Bob Lane
  • College Scout – Bruce McNorton
  • College Scout – Dan Rooney
  • College Scout – Bill Nunn
  • BLESTO Scout – Kelvin Fisher

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Jay Hayes
  • Administrative Assistant – Lou Spanos
  • Administrative Assistant – Mike Miller

Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning Coordinator – Chet Fuhrman
  • Medical Staff
  • Opthalmologist – Dr. Randy Beatty
  • Physician, Orthopedic – Dr. James P. Bradley
  • Neurological Surgeon – Dr. Joseph Maroon
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Richard Rydze
  • Physician, Consultant – Dr. Abraham J. Twerski
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Anthony P. Yates
  • Training Staff
  • Head Athletic Trainer – John Norwig
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer – Ryan Grove
  • Football Staff
  • Player Development Coordinator – Anthony Griggs
  • Equipment Manager - Rodgers Freyvogel
  • Field Manager – Rich Baker
  • Field/Equipment Assistant – Paul Gallagher
  • Video Coordinator – Bob McCartney
  • Video Assistant – Andy Lizanich
  • Video Assistant – Rob Brakel
  • Photographers – Mike Fabus

[1]

Notable additions include Plaxico Burress, Dan Kreider, Marvel Smith and Clark Haggans.

Roster[edit]

2000 Pittsburgh Steelers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad

[2] [3] [4] [5]


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 4 Inactive, 4 Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Location Time (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sun. Sep. 3 Baltimore Ravens Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm CBS L 16–0 0–1
2 Sun. Sep. 10 Bye
3 Sun. Sep. 17 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Stadium 1:00 pm CBS L 23–20 0–2
4 Sun. Sep. 24 Tennessee Titans Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm CBS L 23–20 0–3
5 Sun. Oct. 1 at Jacksonville Jaguars Alltel Stadium 1:00 pm CBS W 24–13 1–3
6 Sun. Oct. 8 at New York Jets Giants Stadium 1:00 pm CBS W 20–3 2–3
7 Sun. Oct. 15 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm CBS W 15–0 3–3
8 Sun. Oct. 22 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 4:05 pm CBS W 22–0 4–3
9 Sun. Oct. 29 at Baltimore Ravens PSInet Stadium 1:00 pm CBS W 9–6 5–3
10 Sun. Nov. 5 at Tennessee Titans Adelphia Coliseum 1:00 pm CBS L 9–7 5–4
11 Sun. Nov. 12 Philadelphia Eagles Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm FOX L 26–23 OT 5–5
12 Sun. Nov. 19 Jacksonville Jaguars Three Rivers Stadium 8:30 pm ESPN L 34–24 5–6
13 Sun. Nov. 26 at Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium 1:00 pm CBS W 48–28 6–6
14 Sun. Dec. 3 Oakland Raiders Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm CBS W 21–20 7–6
15 Sun. Dec. 10 at New York Giants Giants Stadium 1:00 pm CBS L 30–10 7–7
16 Sat. Dec. 16 Washington Redskins Three Rivers Stadium 12:30 pm FOX W 24–3 8–7
17 Sun. Dec. 24 at San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium 4:05 pm CBS W 34–21 9–7

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Sunday September 3, 2000): vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 10 3 3 0 16
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 77°F (Mostly Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 55,049
  • Referee: Phil Luckett
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Ian Eagle (play by play), Mark May (color commentator)

Week 2 (Sunday September 10, 2000): Bye Week[edit]

Week 3 (Sunday September 17, 2000): at Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 10 0 20
Browns 14 0 3 6 23

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Week 4 (Sunday September 24, 2000): vs. Tennessee Titans[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 10 0 3 10 23
Steelers 3 3 0 14 20

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 60°F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 51,769
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Ian Eagle (play by play), Mark May (color commentator)

Week 5 (Sunday October 1, 2000): at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 10 7 0 24
Jaguars 3 3 0 7 13

at Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

Steelers get first ever win in Jacksonville.

During the game, rookie WR Plaxico Burress caught a third down pass and went down without being touched. He spiked the football to celebrate, but since he was never touched down, the ball remained live (in play) and the Jaguars recovered the fumble.

Week 6 (Sunday October 8, 2000): at New York Jets[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 7 0 10 20
Jets 0 3 0 0 3

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Week 7 (Sunday October 15, 2000): vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 7 3 3 2 15

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 59°F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 54,238
  • Referee: Phil Luckett
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Don Criqui (play by play), Steve Tasker (color commentator)

Week 8 (Sunday October 22, 2000): vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 3 10 3 6 22

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 4:05 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 70°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 57,659
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Ian Eagle (play by play), Mark May (color commentator)

Week 9 (Sunday October 29, 2000): at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 9 0 9
Ravens 0 6 0 0 6

at PSINet Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 69,405
  • Referee: Bernie Kukar
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Ian Eagle (play by play), Mark May (color commentator)

Week 10 (Sunday November 5, 2000): at Tennessee Titans[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7
Titans 0 3 0 6 9

at Adelphia Coliseum, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 68,498
  • Referee: Ron Blum
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Don Criqui (play by play), Steve Tasker (color commentator)

Week 11 (Sunday November 12, 2000): vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Eagles 3 7 3 10 3 26
Steelers 0 6 7 10 0 23

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 42°F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 56,702
  • Referee: Dick Hantak
  • TV announcers: (FOX) Kenny Albert (play by play), Tim Green (color commentator)

Week 12 (Sunday November 19, 2000): vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 17 17 0 34
Steelers 7 3 0 14 24

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Week 13 (Sunday November 26, 2000): at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 14 10 21 3 48
Bengals 7 7 7 7 28

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Week 14 (Sunday December 3, 2000): vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 17 0 3 20
Steelers 7 0 7 7 21

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 31°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 54,881
  • Referee: Tom White
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Kevin Harlan (play by play), Daryl Johnston (color commentator)

Week 15 (Sunday December 10, 2000): at New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 0 7 10
Giants 3 10 7 10 30

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Week 16 (Saturday December 16, 2000): vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 3 0 0 0 3
Steelers 0 17 0 7 24

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 12:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: 39°F (Rain)
  • Game attendance: 58,183
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers: (FOX) Dick Stockton (play by play), Matt Millen (color commentator)

This was the last game at Three Rivers Stadium.

Week 17 (Sunday December 24, 2000): at San Diego Chargers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 17 0 10 34
Chargers 14 0 7 0 21

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Tennessee Titans 13 3 0 .813 346 191
Baltimore Ravens 12 4 0 .750 333 165
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 321 255
Jacksonville Jaguars 7 9 0 .438 367 327
Cincinnati Bengals 4 12 0 .250 185 359
Cleveland Browns 3 13 0 .188 161 419

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2000 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  2. ^ 2000 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  3. ^ 2001 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  4. ^ 2002 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  5. ^ "http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/pit/2000_roster.htm".