Know Thy Enemy: Cincinnati Bengals

 Posted by at 5:16 am  Game Preview, Injury Report, Linebackers, Not Football Players, Offensive Line, Secondary  Comments Off on Know Thy Enemy: Cincinnati Bengals
Sep 162013
 

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Heeeeee’s Baaaacckkk…

Tonight marks the first meeting of the season between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. Tonight also marks the first time ex-Steeler James Harrison will face his former team. If you watched any of HBO’s Hard Knocks series, you know Harrison is an angry man. And one has to think a portion of that anger is directed towards the Black and Gold.

Whether it was time for Deebo to move on or not, Harrison played his entire career with a chip on his shoulder. It fueled him to become a multi-time Pro Bowler despite being an undersized linebacker undrafted out of Kent State. It has also fueled his penchant for being a vicious headhunting sociopath. After years spent defending Harrison’s repeated attempts to cripple and maim opponents, tonight we’ll get a chance to see how it feels when we are that opponent. Continue reading »

Jarvis Jones To Start On Monday Night

 Posted by at 5:35 am  Jarvis Jones, Linebackers  Comments Off on Jarvis Jones To Start On Monday Night
Sep 122013
 

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I’ve been hard on the Pittsburgh Steelers the past few days. So today I’ll try my best to be positive. Luckily, there are finally signs of intelligent life emanating from their moronic coaching staff. Oops, does that count as negativity? Anyway, rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones is slated to start at outside linebacker Monday Night against the Bengals.

In my game recap – and I don’t blame anybody for never wanting to relive that rancid dumpster fire – I credited the defense for keeping the team in the game. I also pointed out while they did a good job of limiting damage, they once still aren’t changing the game like the great Steelers defenses of the past. One sack and zero turnovers simply won’t get it done. Continue reading »

Sep 092013
 

Tennessee Titans v Pitsburgh Steelers

I wish that headline was a joke.

The words “disastrous start” don’t even begin to describe the first game of the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sure, every team has to battle through injuries to key personnel. However, I’d be hard pressed to recall any team losing not one, not two, but THREE starters in week one. Continue reading »

Worilds, Redman Named Starters

 Posted by at 5:33 am  Jarvis Jones, Linebackers, Redzone Redman  Comments Off on Worilds, Redman Named Starters
Sep 042013
 

Jason-Worlids

With a T-minus five days left until the Pittsburgh Steelers kick off the 2013 season against the Tennessee Titans,  the team has finally declared a winner in a couple of the preseason’s key position battles. Jason Worilds inherits James Harrison‘s old spot at outside linebacker. Meanwhile, Isaac Redman will be the Black and Gold’s featured back, at least until rookie Le’Veon Bell can work himself back from injury.

Neither of these developments are particularly surprising.  Continue reading »