Category Archives: Preseason

The Injuries Are Piling Up

In the first half, Antonio Brown has once again made it pretty clear that we can no long appoint Manny Sanders as Hines Ward’s eventual replacement without acknowledging that Brown may have something to say about it. Brown caught a … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Offensive Line: So Many Injuries, So Few Options

When Jonathan Scott and Marcus Gilbert both suffered minor knee injuries in last week’s game against the Eagles, the Steelers looked around, apparently realized their lack of depth at tackle and decided to bring back veteran Trai Essex. It’s good … Continue reading

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Chattin’ Thread for the Week of Aug. 22

Consider this a thread for chattin’. Off you go…

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Chattin’ Thread for the Week of Aug. 15

(Note: Just in case it wasn’t obvious, feel free to use this as the Eagles-Steelers game thread, too.) One preseason game is in the books and I’m not sure how the Steelers could’ve looked worse. I’m not even talking about … Continue reading

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Game Thread: Preseason, Week 1 — Redskins

Use this thread to talk about — you guessed it — Friday’s preseason game. I’ll have a recap up shortly after the festivities conclude. As always, here’s to hoping no one gets injured and the o-line and secondary magically fix … Continue reading

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Baron Batch Out For Season With Torn ACL

Baron Batch, the Steelers seventh-round pick this season, has been one of the stars of training camp and, from the time he was drafted, a player that we’ve been pulling for to make the team. His story is fascinating, and … Continue reading

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Steelers Lounge Podcast #47: Juan vs. Troy — Mel Blount

We’re more than a week into training camp, there’s a new CBA, and everybody’s now eligible to practice. The problem, of course, is that injuries have plenty of guys hobbled, particularly those who could most use the reps. Like, say, … Continue reading

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Projecting the Steelers’ 53-Man Roster and Other Goodies (V 1.0)

This initial projection assumes that the Steelers do not sign any other free agents and do not lose any players to season-ending injuries. Obviously the projected 53-man roster could change if key players were lost for significant time. Moreover, the … Continue reading

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Offensive Line Isn’t a Steelers Priority

There understandably is a lot of head scratching among Steelers fans in the past 24 hours. On Thursday night, Max Starks was cut and Jonathan Scott and Willie Colon were signed. On Friday morning, Flozell Adams was jettisoned as well. … Continue reading

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Predicted Opening Game Inactives for the Pittsburgh Steelers

One of the dumber rules in the NFL is that teams can only dress 45 players from its 53-man roster each game. This rule is why reserves have to be able to play multiple positions and largely why the Steelers … Continue reading

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