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The Pro Bowl Still Needs Fixed

The Pro Bowl has always been a laughing stock of the NFL. Despite the best efforts of Commissioner Roger Goodell to “spice up” the game with a fantasy football style draft, the game continues to make a mockery of what is supposed to be the league’s best. Don’t get me ...

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Revisiting: Seven Quarterbacks Better Than Ben?

At the beginning of the season, the NFL unveiled their Top 100 Players of 2014. On that list, which is voted on by players, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger ranked 31st overall: seven quarterbacks placed higher than Big Ben in the rankings. Back in July, I had questioned if there were 7 quarterbacks better than Ben. ...

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Why Clete Blakeman Couldn’t Call A Fair Game

In my "Likes and Dislikes" dissection of the Steelers Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens, I made some comments about referee Clete Blakeman and his officiating team: At no time did the game, in my opinion, feel fairly called. The balance of decisions (called or not) appeared to go ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Wild Card Game

Disappointing. This one word sums up the Wild Card performance the Steelers had against the Ravens. However, it's difficult to point the finger at one disappointment in general. The biggest disappointment, obviously, would be losing to the Baltimore Ravens. Another "D" word, disgusting, comes to mind when I heard John ...

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Wild Card Preview: Baltimore Ravens

I know I said a lot of disrespectful things about the Cincinnati Bengals last week (because I do not respect them) but no team irritates me more than the Baltimore Ravens. Okay, I know, I know. Le'Veon Bell, the Steelers' MVP, is most likely a scratch for Saturday night. That's ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Steelers vs. Bengals

AFC North Champions! What's not to like about that? Really, there's not much to dislike on the Steelers end of the ball: There was a questionable fake punt on 4th and 9 with a chance to pin Cincinnati deep in their territory. Ben Roethlisberger had a miscue with Antonio Brown, apparently ...

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2014 NFL Predictions Revisited

On September 2nd I posted my NFL predictions for the 2014 season. With the regular season having come to a close, it's worth taking a look at some of those original predictions and comments:

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Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

If this were European football (or soccer as it's called here) perhaps Steelers supporters would have a chant as follows: "We don't give a d*** about the Cincinnati Bengals..." The song would be appropriate, as it's how I feel about Marvin Lewis' team and their performance. Sure, the national media ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Steelers vs. Chiefs

The Pittsburgh Steelers are playoff bound for the first time since 2011. In a "win and in" situation, it was the defense which rose to the occasion in what was a complete team effort on Sunday. In what has been a mixed rotation all year long, a squad without Ike ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Steelers vs. Falcons

Not much to dislike this week folks: the Steelers played well in every phase of the game on Sunday. While there's always cause for concern here or there, the details shouldn't get nitpicked, as it's hard to play a perfect game.

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Preview: Atlanta Falcons

There are 3 more games left in the season, and the sense of urgency escalates as each game passes. The Pittsburgh Steelers positioned themselves a half game behind Cincinnati for first place in the AFC North, but nipping on their heels are the Baltimore Ravens, with the same record as ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Bengals vs. Steelers

Every Monday Morning Quarterback fears the hangover of a Steelers Sunday: fear no more, as the Steelers are back in the driver's seat, and pushing for not only a playoff spot, but possibly the AFC North crown. But it didn't always look that way... With three quarters gone in Cincinnati, ...

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Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

It's been a tough year to write about the Steelers. At one moment, you're talking about their ups. The next their downs. It's as if the team has setup the fans for disappointment. In many ways, the opening game of the season has told the entire story of this season. ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Steelers vs. Saints

What else can you say? The Steelers continue to find ways to beat themselves against poor teams. I can't place blame on any particular unit in this game. As in the past (and becoming a broken record) this loss was a complete team loss: The offense cannot settle for field ...

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