2014 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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2014 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Mike Tomlin
General manager Kevin Colbert
Owner The Rooney Family
Home field Heinz Field
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The 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers season is the franchise's 82nd season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League. It will also mark the 15th season under leadership of general manager Kevin Colbert and the eighth under head coach Mike Tomlin.

The Steelers will honor the 40th anniversary of their first Super Bowl winning team, Super Bowl IX, during their Week 13 game against the New Orleans Saints at Heinz Field on November 30. (The Steelers played the Super Bowl at Tulane Stadium that year.) The team will wear a special patch and honor the players at halftime. Though it also serves as the team's annual alumni weekend, the team will not wear their alternate 1934 "Bumblebee" throwbacks for this game.[1] Instead, the Steelers will wear the "Bumblebee" jerseys vs. the Indianapolis Colts on October 26.[2]

2014 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2014 NFL Draft
2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Picks
Round # Player Position College
1 15 Ryan Shazier Linebacker Ohio State
2 46 Stephon Tuitt Defensive end Notre Dame
3[A] 97[B] Dri Archer Running back Kent State
4 118 Martavis Bryant Wide receiver Clemson
5 157 Shaquille Richardson Cornerback Arizona
173[B] Wesley Johnson Offensive tackle Vanderbilt
6 192 Jordan Zumwalt Linebacker UCLA
215[B] Daniel McCullers Defensive tackle Tennessee
7 230 Rob Blanchflower Tight end Massachusetts

Staff[edit]

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Current roster[edit]

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Rookies in italics
Roster updated September 5, 2014
Depth ChartTransactions

53 Active, 4 Inactive, 10 Practice Squad

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Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The Steelers' preseason opponents were announced on April 9, 2014.

Week Date Kickoff (ET) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 9 7:30 p.m. at New York Giants L 16–20 0–1 MetLife Stadium KDKA Recap
2 August 16 7:30 p.m. Buffalo Bills W 19–16 1–1 Heinz Field KDKA Recap
3 August 21 7:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Eagles L 21–31 1–2 Lincoln Financial Field KDKA Recap
4 August 28 7:30 p.m. Carolina Panthers L 0–10 1–3 Heinz Field KDKA Recap

Regular season[edit]

The Steelers' regular season opponents were announced on April 23, 2014.

Week Date Kickoff (ET) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 7 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns W 30–27 1–0 Heinz Field CBS Recap
2 September 11 8:25 p.m. at Baltimore Ravens L 6–26 1–1 M&T Bank Stadium CBS[C] Recap
3 September 21 8:30 p.m. at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium NBC
4 September 28 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Heinz Field Fox
5 October 5 1:00 p.m. at Jacksonville Jaguars EverBank Field CBS
6 October 12 1:00 p.m. at Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium CBS
7 October 20 8:30 p.m. Houston Texans Heinz Field ESPN
8 October 26 4:25 p.m. Indianapolis Colts Heinz Field CBS
9 November 2 8:30 p.m. Baltimore Ravens Heinz Field NBC
10 November 9 1:00 p.m. at New York Jets MetLife Stadium CBS
11 November 17 8:30 p.m. at Tennessee Titans LP Field ESPN
12 Bye
13 November 30 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints Heinz Field Fox
14 December 7 1:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium CBS
15 December 14 1:00 p.m. at Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome CBS
16 December 21 1:00 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs Heinz Field CBS
17 December 28 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals Heinz Field CBS
Notes
  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 5–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.[3]

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week One: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 0 14 10 27
Steelers 10 17 0 3 30

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter

Steelers 3–0 – Shaun Suisham 36 yard Field Goal (9:58)

Tied 3–3 – Billy Cundiff 39 yard Field Goal (5:39)

Steelers 10–3 – LeGarrette Blount 7 yard run (Shaun Suisham kick) (0:50)

Second quarter

Steelers 17–3 – Antonio Brown 35 yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Shaun Suisham kick) (9:49)

Steelers 24–3 – Le'Veon Bell 38 yard run (Shaun Suisham kick) (7:43)

Steelers 27–3 – Shaun Suisham 34 yard Field Goal (0:00)

Third quarter

Steelers 27–10 – Isaiah Crowell 3 yard run (Billy Cundiff kick) (13:27)

Steelers 27–17 – Isaiah Crowell 15 yard run (Billy Cundiff kick) (9:05)

Fourth quarter

Steelers 27–20 – Billy Cundiff 25 yard Field Goal (14:57)

Tied 27–27 – Travis Benjamin 9 yard pass from Brian Hoyer (Billy Cundiff kick) (11:15)

Steelers 30–27 – Shaun Suisham 41 yard Field Goal (0:00)

Top passers
  • CLE – B. Hoyer (230)
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (365)
Top rushers
  • CLE – T. West (100)
  • PIT – L. Bell (109)
Top receivers
  • CLE – A. Hawkins (87)
  • PIT – M. Wheaton (97)
Top tacklers
  • CLE – D. Whitner (12)
  • PIT – T. Polamalu (6)

Week 2: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Two: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 3 0 6
Ravens 7 3 7 9 26

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • BAL – 1:25 Justin Tucker 30-yard FG. Drive: 12 plays, 65 yards, 5:32. (BAL 10–0)
  • PIT – 2:50 Shaun Suisham 25-yard FG. Drive: 11 plays, 73 yards, 5:11. (BAL 10–3)
Third quarter
  • PIT – 10:30 Shaun Suisham 43-yard FG. Drive: 6 plays, 27 yards, 2:56. (BAL 10–6)
  • BAL – 3:58 Owen Daniels 1-yard TD pass from Joe Flacco, Justin Tucker kick. Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 6:32. (BAL 17–6)
Fourth quarter
  • BAL – 14:11 Justin Tucker 23-yard FG. Drive: 10 plays, 53 yards, 3:51. (BAL 20–6)
  • BAL – 11:14 Justin Tucker 22-yard FG. Drive: 6 plays, 16 yards, 2:46. (BAL 23–6)
  • BAL – 4:31 Justin Tucker 20-yard FG. Drive: 7 plays, 53 yards, 4:57. (BAL 26–6)
Top passers
  • PIT – Ben Roethlisberger 22/37, 217 yards, 1 INT
  • BAL – Joe Flacco 21/29, 166 yards, 2 TD
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 3: at Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Three: Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0
Panthers 0 0 0 0 0

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • PIT –
  • CAR –
Top rushers
  • PIT –
  • CAR –
Top receivers
  • PIT –
  • CAR –
Top tacklers
  • PIT –
  • CAR –

Standings[edit]

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cincinnati Bengals 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 1–0 47 26 W2
Baltimore Ravens 1 1 0 .500 1–1 1–1 42 29 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 1 1 0 .500 1–1 1–1 36 53 L1
Cleveland Browns 1 1 0 .500 0–1 0–1 53 54 W1

Transactions[edit]

The Steelers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014 season:

Free agents[edit]

Player Acquired from Lost to Date Contract terms
Mike Mitchell Carolina Panthers March 11, 2014 5 year/$25 million
Al Woods Tennessee Titans March 12, 2014 2 year/$4 million
David Johnson San Diego Chargers March 12, 2014 2 year/$1.7 million
Ziggy Hood Jacksonville Jaguars March 13, 2014 4 year/$16 million
Cam Thomas San Diego Chargers March 14, 2014 2 year/$4 million
Emmanuel Sanders Denver Broncos March 15, 2014 3 year/$15 million
Jerricho Cotchery Carolina Panthers March 20, 2014 2 year/$8.015 million
Jonathan Dwyer Arizona Cardinals March 20, 2014 1 year/$790,000
Lance Moore New Orleans Saints March 21, 2014 2 year/$3 million
Arthur Moats Buffalo Bills March 24, 2014 1 year/$795,000
LeGarrette Blount New England Patriots March 28, 2014 2 year/$3.85 million
Brice McCain Houston Texans April 1, 2014 1 year/$795,000
Darrius Heyward-Bey Indianapolis Colts April 2, 2014 1 year/$795,000
Adam Podlesh Chicago Bears April 15, 2014 1 year/$855,000

Waivers[edit]

Player Claimed from Lost to Date
Deion Belue Miami Dolphins May 28, 2014
Jasper Collins Cincinnati Bengals June 5, 2014
B.W. Webb Dallas Cowboys August 29, 2014

Signings[edit]

Player Date Contract terms
Brad Wing January 3, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Bryce Davis January 3, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Miguel Maysonet January 7, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Daniel Molls January 7, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Lanear Sampson January 7, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Devin Smith January 7, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Al Lapuaho January 9, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Jasper Collins January 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Jordan Dangerfield January 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Tauren Poole January 27, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Vic So'oto January 27, 2014 1 year/$570,000
Danny Coale January 28, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Jason Worilds March 4, 2014 1 year/$9.75 million
Heath Miller March 5, 2014 2 year extension/$8 million
Troy Polamalu March 5, 2014 2 year extension/$11.75 million
Will Allen March 5, 2014 1 year/$1.02 million
Greg Warren March 11, 2014 1 year/$920,000
Cody Wallace March 12, 2014 3 year/$3.48 million
Guy Whimper March 17, 2014 1 year/$920,000
Michael Palmer March 21, 2014 1 year/$730,000
Chris Elkins May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Ethan Hemer May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Kaycee Ike May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Howard Jones May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Brendon Kay May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Josh Mauro May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Roy Philon May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Will Simmons May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Eric Waters May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Daniel McCullers May 19, 2014 4 year/$2.29 million
Rob Blanchflower May 19, 2014 4 year/$2.27 million
Wesley Johnson May 27, 2014 4 year/$2.36 million
Jordan Zumwalt May 27, 2014 4 year/$2.32 million
Shaquille Richardson May 29, 2014 4 year/$2.41 million
Deion Belue May 29, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Emmanuel McCray May 29, 2014 1 year/$420,000
C.J. Goodwin June 4, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Ryan Shazier June 5, 2014 4 year/$9.5 million
Martavis Bryant June 9, 2014 4 year/$2.66 million
Maurkice Pouncey June 12, 2014 5 year extension/$44 million
Dri Archer June 13, 2014 4 year/$2.72 million
Stephon Tuitt June 18, 2014 4 year/$4.61 million
Jordan Hall June 18, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Lewis Toler July 25, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Josh Harris July 29, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Shaun Suisham August 1, 2014 4 year extension/$9.60 million
Jawan Jamison August 1, 2014 1 year/$420,000
James Shaw August 6, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Stephen Houston August 13, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Luke Ingram August 14, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Graham Pocic August 18, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Dayonne Nunley August 18, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Marcus Gilbert August 19, 2014 6 year extension/$30.81 million
Brett Keisel August 20, 2014 2 year/$3 million
Cortez Allen September 6, 2014 5 year extension/$24.6 million

Other[edit]

Name Date Details
Jack Bicknell, Jr. January 3, 2014 Terminated as offensive line coach
Mike Munchak January 23, 2014 Hired as offensive line coach
James Saxon January 28, 2014 Hired as running backs coach
Joey Porter February 11, 2014 Hired as defensive assistant coach
Levi Brown March 5, 2014 Released
Curtis Brown March 5, 2014 Released
Larry Foote March 5, 2014 Released
LaMarr Woodley March 11, 2014 Released
Nik Embernate May 29, 2014 Waived
Kaycee Ike May 29, 2014 Waived
Jasper Collins June 4, 2014 Waived
Deion Belue June 18, 2014 Released
Kion Wilson July 25, 2014 Released
Jawan Jamison August 11, 2014 Waived
James Shaw August 18, 2014 Released
Al Lapuaho August 20, 2014 Released
Jordan Hall August 26, 2014 Released
Miguel Maysonet August 26, 2014 Released
C.J. Goodwin August 26, 2014 Released
Kashif Moore August 26, 2014 Released
Eric Waters August 26, 2014 Released
Jordan Dangerfield August 26, 2014 Released
Devin Smith August 26, 2014 Released
Lewis Toler August 26, 2014 Released
Vic So'oto August 26, 2014 Released
Brian Arnfelt August 26, 2014 Released
Hebron Fangupo August 26, 2014 Released
Chris Elkins August 26, 2014 Released
Emmanuel McCray August 26, 2014 Released
Luke Ingram August 26, 2014 Released
Tauren Poole August 26, 2014 Released
Rob Blanchflower August 30, 2014 Released
Bryce Davis August 30, 2014 Released
David Paulson August 30, 2014 Released
Isaiah Green August 30, 2014 Released
Dayonne Nunley August 30, 2014 Released
Shaquille Richardson August 30, 2014 Released
Ross Ventrone August 30, 2014 Released
Josh Harris August 30, 2014 Released
Stephen Houston August 30, 2014 Released
Ethan Hemer August 30, 2014 Released
Josh Mauro August 30, 2014 Released
Roy Philon August 30, 2014 Released
David Paulson August 30, 2014 Released
Nick Williams August 30, 2014 Released
Chris Carter August 30, 2014 Released
Howard Jones August 30, 2014 Released
Dan Molls August 30, 2014 Released
Brendon Kay August 30, 2014 Released
Derek Moye August 30, 2014 Released
Lanear Sampson August 30, 2014 Released
Graham Pocic August 30, 2014 Released
Will Simmons August 30, 2014 Released
Guy Whimper August 30, 2014 Released

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The Steelers traded their original third-round selection (No. 83 overall) to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the Browns' 2013 fourth-round selection.
  2. ^ a b c Compensatory selections awarded to the Steelers for the losses of free agents Keenan Lewis, Rashard Mendenhall, Ryan Mundy and Mike Wallace.
  3. ^ Simulcast on the NFL Network.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steelers To Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Team's First Championship Pittsburgh Steelers (06/09/2014)
  2. ^ Bryan, Dave (June 12, 2014). "Steelers To Wear Bumblebee Throwback Jerseys In 2014 Against Colts". Pittsburgh Steelers. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (April 23, 2014). "2014 NFL Schedule: Flex games can now start in Week 5". NFL.com. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 

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