Week 1 Game Thread: Titans vs. Steelers

THE STANDARD IS THE STANDARD.

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The Steelers Lounge Visitors Guide To Heinz Field


After every Steelers home game I take a few minutes here at Steelers Lounge to write about all of the crazy and nonsensical things I see from section 522.

What I’ve never done is actually written about Heinz Field in general, so let’s consider this our official review and visitors guide for everything you need to know about the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

You know, just in case you are making a visit this season (or in a future season) for the first time. If you’re from Pittsburgh or have already been to Heinz Field you probably already know most of this, but since many of our readers don’t currently live in Pittsburgh, or perhaps haven’t had the opportunity to attend a game, this might be something that interests you.

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Steelers Lounge Podcast #78: Dwight White

It’s another Steelers Lounge Podcast, y’all…

In this episode, JJ Adam and Ryan talk about the final roster, specifically, Jonathan Dwyer not having a place on it; whether Max Starks should be re-signed after Week 1 (JJ’s point: We know what Max can do at tackle. We also know what Guy Whimper can’t do at tackle and guard.); how in the world Curtis Brown still has a job — and how bad this secondary becomes with him on the field; the AMAZING ZOLTAN MESKO replacing Drew Butler and what that means, if anything, for what looks to be an abysmal special teams unit; and we even take a guess at what type of season Mike Wallace will have in Miami.

We then weigh in on the rest of the 53-man roster before identifying the players we’ll be watching against Tennessee on Sunday, and we end the podcast by predicting the winner. In a shocking development, we all like the Steelers.

Alrighty, talking starts promptly…

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Cuts Are In, Jonathan Dwyer Is Out

UPDATE II: Steelers signed C/G Cody Wallace, formerly of the Bucs, and released C/G John Malecki. They also signed P Zoltan Mesko and CB Antwon Blake, and parted ways with P Drew Butler and CB Isaiah Green.

I’m oddly excited by the Mesko and Blake moves, mostly because they improve special teams. Whether they’re enough to overcome Danny Smith is another issue.

(If you’re looking for another reason to like Mesko, here ya go.)

UPDATE: Here are the eight guys named to the practice squad (interestingly, no Ta’amu): offensive linemen Chris Hubbard and Joe Long, running back Alvester Alexander, defensive end Brian Arnfelt, linebackers Alan Baxter and Terence Garvin, defensive back Devin Smith and wide receiver Justin Brown.

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This is sorta surprising: Jonathan Dwyer was released Saturday.

Here are the rest of the cuts to get the Steelers to 53:

The Steelers released running back Jonanthan Dwyer and punter Brian Moorman. The team also released running back Alvester Alexander, defensive linemen Alameda Ta’amu and Brian Arnfelt, linebackers Alan BaxterTerence GarvinMarshall McFadden and Brian Rolle, wide receivers Justin BrownReggie Dunn and Kashif Moore, offensive linemen Mike GolicChris HubbardJoe Long and Joe Madsen, tight ends Jamie McCoy and Nathan Overbay, and defensive backs Terry HawthorneDevin SmithRoss Ventrone and Josh Victorian.

The Steelers also announced that Heath Miller has been activated from the PUP list. And the team can begin adding players to the practice squad Sunday at noon.

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The NFL is a monster that crushes everything in its path

Just look at these damn numbers.
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Panthers 25, Steelers 10: Finally, that’s over

The best part about the Steelers’ 25-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night was when the game ended, if for no other reason than the simple fact that it means preseason football is behind us and the regular season is officially here.

Nobody of any significance saw the field for the Steelers on Thursday night (and that’s a good thing) while fourth-round draft pick Landry Jones played the entire game with some mixed results (solid first half, not so good second half).

A few thoughts as a few roster spots that remain up for grabs, as well as the game in general:

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Steelers vs. Panthers Chattin’ Thread: Preseason Week 4

The preseason is too long, and tonight, we will all be witnesses to this fact.
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Steelers Lounge Podcast #77: Marvel Smith

A week after failing to record possibly the best podcast in Steelers Lounge history, we’re back.

On the latest episode, we talk about the improved play of the offensive line; Cortez Allen’s awesomeness; Who Ya Got (pick three): Redman, Dwyer, Stephens-Howling or Felix Jones; the very real possibility of Jarvis Jones earning a starting job; the solid play from Ziggy Hood and Steve McClendon; some of the young guys on the roster bubble we like; and we wrap it all up by revisiting the 2006 preseason (seriously — you’ll hear blasts from the past like Duce Staley, Shane Boyd, Omar Jacobs, and Lee Mays!).

Alrighty, talking starts promptly…

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View From 522: Steelers vs. Chiefs

Since Gretz is a season-ticket holder, he’s going to take a look at the debauchery and insanity that takes place in the Heinz Field stands after every home game he attends.

For the first time in my life I left a professional sporting event without knowing which team actually won the game.

I will suck it up and watch two teams scrimmage each other for four quarters because the NFL makes us, as season ticket holders, pay full price for these terrible displays of sport that they laughingly call professional football. And because these tickets are nearly impossible to sell or give away. I will do this two times a year. Eight quarters is what I will accept.

I draw the line at overtime. There is no way — NO. WAY. — that I am going to sit and watch Chase Daniel and Bruce Gradkowski and the rest of the Steelers and Chiefs fourth and fifth stringers play bloody overtime in a preseason game. Even I have my breaking point, and Andy Reid helped me reach it on Saturday night when he kicked a field goal with a minute remaining to force overtime in a preseason game.

Who does this? And why do they do it?
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Steelers Trim Roster to 75, Cut Baron Batch

Guh, I hate to see Baron Batch get cut. And I’m sorta shocked Stevenson Slyvester didn’t make it until next week, at least.

Here are the rest of the names, via the Steelers.

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