Rob Rossi

Rossi: Bending a Super way for Steelers defense 

LANDOVER, Md. — There was nothing lucky about what was done to the Washington Redskins on Monday night. When the opposing offense doesn't dig into ...

Rossi: In battle of coaches, Pitt's Narduzzi outclasses PSU's Franklin 

With all precincts reporting, a clear winner can be declared in a rivalry finally renewed (and perhaps redefined). Pitt was it on Saturday. That was largely ...

Rossi: Walled off, Pitt pulls a Penn State

The Pitt football headquarters was a curious place to sense the ghost of Joe Paterno. But it sure sounded like JoePa was haunting the Panthers' ...

Rossi: Changes must be made to Hurdle's staff

Were it 1986 instead of 2016, and had they been playing video games instead of baseball, the Pirates' cheat-code approach to this season might have ...

Rossi: Steelers' Pouncey ready for another bounce-back

Before the latest return of the freakishly athletic, ferociously powerful and fiercely competitive Maurkice Pouncey, the NFL's best center flashed the famous smile that betrays ...

Rossi: Cause for real concern over Pirates' Cole

Cruel is the comfort when word breaks that a pitcher is feeling discomfort in his elbow. We all know what often happens next. If Gerrit ...

Rossi: Bucs' bridge clearly to somewhere 

This time next year, Josh Bell will know better. But the Pirates' slugger with a suspect first-baseman's mitt hasn't played enough in the big leagues ...

Rossi: Narduzzi's best weapon is Pitt's main man

The dart hit directly. So Pat Narduzzi guzzled. There is more to the tale, of course. But the point of the story is that Pitt's ...

Rossi: Can we really trust Goodell?

This commissioner cannot be trusted. Why the NFL's union — the proposed protector of football players — entrusted Roger Goodell with broad, exploitable power is ...

Rossi: No Big Ben is the way Steelers should play preseason

Opportunities are not guaranteed in the NFL. Given the way fate already seems to be conspiring against them, the Steelers need not potentially lay waste ...

Rossi: For Pittsburgh hockey, Bettman deserves a world of thanks

It's been called "The House Sid Got Built." And it's true that Consol Energy Center might not exist, let alone stand as the center of ...