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8 minutes ago, 5-ish Finkle said:

Even if that is true, which is debatable, it significantly effects the rotation.  Having a guy like Alualu available in reserve to give both Tuitt and Heyward plays off is a pretty big luxury they won't have now.

Absolutely.  And we have to guess/learn the impact of Mr. Isiah Buggs. As a rookie no-less.

Hargraves (with Alualu) can do the Tuitt job in a commendable fashion, pretty certain of that. But Buggs isnt going to give much pass push when in the 3 man rotation. I am glad that he was deemed good enough to stick with the team and not the practice squad even if he did eat some inactives.  He will get an extra week to get up to speed with the bye.

 

Muhammad Wilkerson anyone? Willie Henry?

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What a joke of a season this has become with the key injuries.  Just not their year I guess.  

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9 hours ago, 5-ish Finkle said:

Even if that is true, which is debatable, it significantly effects the rotation.  Having a guy like Alualu available in reserve to give both Tuitt and Heyward plays off is a pretty big luxury they won't have now.

Agreed.  The Tuitt injury is a big loss.  Alualu is going to have to step up big time.   They also  have Buggs on the active roster and Henry Mondeaux on the practice squad for whatever that is worth.

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Bengals claimed Fred Johnson off waivers.  Too bad, he looked like a good prospect.

So B.J. Finney is now the backup for both OG spots and Center.   They could bring Patrick Morris up from the practice squad or go with 8 lineman until Samuels is back and waive RB Edmunds then.

I would have waived Holton instead.

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14 hours ago, JoeSteeler said:

Tuitt out of the year..torn pec :cry:

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Ok, so, not great. We'll see if they make any moves during the bye week to try and get a new guy up to speed. Hopefully some combo of Hargrave, Alualu, Buggs, and McCullers can hold down the NT and DE spots. This is going to greatly hamper our D and reduce our playoff chances from 15% to 12%. Hopefully other players continue to step up. 

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Snakebit with injuries this year, but I still think we have a chance to win some games and potentially make the playoffs.  Unfortunately, even if they do, they're unlikely to go far if they do make it.

Still, I'd love to use this year to get this young defense fine tuned.  There is so much youth and potential back there, it can only help for next year.

 

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To my point...the combined number of wins of Ravens opponents this year is 10 and they're 4-2 against them.  The combined number of wins of Steelers opponents this year is 22 and they are 2-4 and have been in every one of those games except the first.  

The AFC North is pretty piss poor this year.  Even banged up and on triage, the Steelers can win it.

 

 

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Ravens just traded for Marcus Peters, not great since their secondary was terrible. Hope he doesn't help them too much. Should help our chances against the Rams in a few weeks.

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3 hours ago, steelers1080 said:

Ravens just traded for Marcus Peters, not great since their secondary was terrible. Hope he doesn't help them too much. Should help our chances against the Rams in a few weeks.

Aaaaaand the Rams turn around and trade for Ramsey so maybe it doesn’t help our chances anymore.  Although if we keep the dink and dunk going (which I don’t mind), maybe it has no effect whatsoever.

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On 10/14/2019 at 9:52 PM, 5-ish Finkle said:

Even if that is true, which is debatable, it significantly effects the rotation.  Having a guy like Alualu available in reserve to give both Tuitt and Heyward plays off is a pretty big luxury they won't have now.

Buggs Time. 

Switzer needs to go for Eli Rogers ....

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11 hours ago, Mongidig said:

How big is this Tuit injury for the D? I was getting ready  to invest some FAAB for them.

They're still going to crush Miami in 2 weeks. 

 

22 minutes ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

Switzer needs to go for Eli Rogers ....

Why are people so amped up for Eli Rogers? He sucks. Bring in someone new over an often injured never-was. 

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Losing Tuitt sucks.  I'm more sorry for him than I am for the team.  He was starting to blossom and show his real potential this year.  Now he's done.  I don't think they're going anywhere this year, but it sure is becoming fun watching this defense turn it around, Tuitt being one of the big factors.  If only they can stop the opposing teams across the middle patterns to their TE...

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2 hours ago, steelers1080 said:

Why are people so amped up for Eli Rogers? He sucks. Bring in someone new over an often injured never-was. 

I don't understand this either.  I realize Switz is the pits but there I would think there is someone more compelling than Eli on a practice squad somewhere.

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I never understood why Rogers gets such a bad rep.  He played well for the Steelers.  Much better than Switz has.  I don't understand why he had his playing time reduced and ultimately let go.  Had to be something internal.  

You want a 6 yd pick up on third down?  He was there.  Need a completion over the middle.  He had plenty of those.

I just don't understand it.  He was a very serviceable/good 3rd WR option while he was here.

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1 hour ago, Copeman said:

I never understood why Rogers gets such a bad rep.  He played well for the Steelers.  Much better than Switz has.  I don't understand why he had his playing time reduced and ultimately let go.  Had to be something internal.  

You want a 6 yd pick up on third down?  He was there.  Need a completion over the middle.  He had plenty of those.

I just don't understand it.  He was a very serviceable/good 3rd WR option while he was here.

Switz is the same player, they just haven't been calling the plays.  He'll catch every slant you throw to him (as will Eli).  Neither one does much on the bubble screen, so stop calling it.

Switz, is, at worst, the 3rd worst WR currently on our roster.

 

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4 hours ago, Godsbrother said:

I don't understand this either.  I realize Switz is the pits but there I would think there is someone more compelling than Eli on a practice squad somewhere.

I'd rather give Quadree Henderson another shot--at least he has a chance of breaking a return.

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expecting to be in Pgh next weekend.  Would you guys expect PHI-BUF to be your Fox game out of this slate?

Seattle @ Atlanta

 LA Chargers @ Chicago

 NY Giants @ Detroit

 Philadelphia @ Buffalo

 Tampa Bay @ Tennessee

 Carolina @ San Francisco (LATE)

Do you have usual NFC market?  It seems like going a bit of East of Pittsburgh is fairly consistent Eagles, but in Pgh proper is highly variable.

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Steelers LB Anthony Chickillo was arrested Sunday morning on charges of simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief.

Chickillo's arrest occurred Sunday morning at 1:40 AM local time at the Lady Luck Casino in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Police allege the Steelers linebacker got into a heated argument with his girlfriend (who was cited for harassment), resulting in a physical altercation in their hotel room. Chickillo was arraigned shortly after and released on $10,000 bail. "We are aware of an incident involving Anthony Chickillo last night and are still gathering information," Steelers Director of Communications Burt Lauten said in a statement. "Until we have further details we will not provide any further comments." The Steelers were on bye this week.

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17 hours ago, Long Ball Larry said:

expecting to be in Pgh next weekend.  Would you guys expect PHI-BUF to be your Fox game out of this slate?

Seattle @ Atlanta

 LA Chargers @ Chicago

 NY Giants @ Detroit

 Philadelphia @ Buffalo

 Tampa Bay @ Tennessee

 Carolina @ San Francisco (LATE)

Do you have usual NFC market?  It seems like going a bit of East of Pittsburgh is fairly consistent Eagles, but in Pgh proper is highly variable.

Typically Pittsburgh will get Dallas but since they aren't playing I would bet the Eagles - Bills game would be shown.

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20 minutes ago, Boone22 said:

Steelers LB Anthony Chickillo was arrested Sunday morning on charges of simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief.

Chickillo's arrest occurred Sunday morning at 1:40 AM local time at the Lady Luck Casino in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Police allege the Steelers linebacker got into a heated argument with his girlfriend (who was cited for harassment), resulting in a physical altercation in their hotel room. Chickillo was arraigned shortly after and released on $10,000 bail. "We are aware of an incident involving Anthony Chickillo last night and are still gathering information," Steelers Director of Communications Burt Lauten said in a statement. "Until we have further details we will not provide any further comments." The Steelers were on bye this week.

Supposedly he just pushed her away but even still what a knucklehead.  I'm 60 years old and have managed to avoid physically assaulting a woman.  It isn't that hard of a thing to do. 

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18 hours ago, Long Ball Larry said:

expecting to be in Pgh next weekend.  Would you guys expect PHI-BUF to be your Fox game out of this slate?

Seattle @ Atlanta

 LA Chargers @ Chicago

 NY Giants @ Detroit

 Philadelphia @ Buffalo

 Tampa Bay @ Tennessee

 Carolina @ San Francisco (LATE)

Do you have usual NFC market?  It seems like going a bit of East of Pittsburgh is fairly consistent Eagles, but in Pgh proper is highly variable.

My listings show Philly/Buf

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1 minute ago, Long Ball Larry said:

interesting, did not think they usually released that this early in the week.

:shrug: DirecTV Guide

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19 hours ago, Long Ball Larry said:

expecting to be in Pgh next weekend.  Would you guys expect PHI-BUF to be your Fox game out of this slate?

Seattle @ Atlanta

 LA Chargers @ Chicago

 NY Giants @ Detroit

 Philadelphia @ Buffalo

 Tampa Bay @ Tennessee

 Carolina @ San Francisco (LATE)

Do you have usual NFC market?  It seems like going a bit of East of Pittsburgh is fairly consistent Eagles, but in Pgh proper is highly variable.

check here on Wednesday

https://506sports.com/nfl.php?yr=2019&wk=8

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1 hour ago, steelers1080 said:

We're going to beat the Dolphins, right? Right?!

I hope so!    It looks like Mason Rudolph, Steven Nelson, James Washington and Rosie Nix were back in practice today so it seems we're at least getting healthier.

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Just now, Godsbrother said:

I hope so!    It looks like Mason Rudolph, Steven Nelson, James Washington and Rosie Nix were back in practice today so it seems we're at least getting healthier.

Win or not - the line opened at 14.5     thats way too high and I still wont bet this game :lol:

 

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56 minutes ago, belljr said:

Win or not - the line opened at 14.5     thats way too high and I still wont bet this game :lol:

Woah. Sounds like Vegas is confident, so that makes me feel better. I think that if Conner gets 20+ carries we win the game. 

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8 hours ago, steelers1080 said:

We're going to beat the Dolphins, right? Right?!

Fitzpatrick had a tremendous game against the Bills. He made quick decisions, bought time in the pocket when it broke down and make good throws even when under duress. But the Bills didn't blitz often - had success when they did - I expect the Steelers to blitz and put pressure on Fitzpatrick. I'm trying to pick up the Steeler defense for this game and ROS. They know how to get sacks.

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I really hope they open up the downfield passing game a bit against Miami.  If they baby Rudolph in this game I will be a bit concerned.  You can win this game even with a few mistakes, let your QB get confidence or at the very least get a look what you (don't) have. 

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On 10/22/2019 at 10:52 PM, kittenmittens said:

I really hope they open up the downfield passing game a bit against Miami.  If they baby Rudolph in this game I will be a bit concerned.  You can win this game even with a few mistakes, let your QB get confidence or at the very least get a look what you (don't) have. 

I would like that if they have a comfortable lead at any point.  But the Steelers just need to win.  I suspect the game plan will be more of the same where they limit turnovers and rely on defense to carry them.

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If Skipper was good enough to make the 53 out of camp, why wouldn’t they put him there now?  Maybe they are waiting to make sure Rudolph is OK before the release Lynch and then sign him? But you would think they would PS him first so that he is practicing for this week?  With watt banged up too, they need an extra OLB. 

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Bloom said he wishes Devlin Hodges was the starting QB instead of Rudolph. I agree based on what we've seen from Rudolph and Hodges so far.

Hodges doesn't look amazing, but he looks more likely to turn into a Minshew type than Rudolph does that this point.

Can anyone remember a QB who looked as lost and uncomfortable in the pocket as Mason turning that around?  It's really his pocket presence/awareness that concerns me the most. 

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On 10/24/2019 at 9:45 AM, kittenmittens said:

Bloom said he wishes Devlin Hodges was the starting QB instead of Rudolph. I agree based on what we've seen from Rudolph and Hodges so far.

Hodges doesn't look amazing, but he looks more likely to turn into a Minshew type than Rudolph does that this point.

Can anyone remember a QB who looked as lost and uncomfortable in the pocket as Mason turning that around?  It's really his pocket presence/awareness that concerns me the most. 

I feel better with Mason back there.  He's 4" taller, has the stronger arm and knows the offense better.   I trust the coaches that know more than me and see these guys in practice every day to start the player that gives the team the better chance to win.  Duck was a good story but you got to go with the better player IMO.

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1 hour ago, Godsbrother said:

I feel better with Mason back there.  He's 4" taller, has the stronger arm and knows the offense better.   I trust the coaches that know more than me and see these guys in practice every day to start the player that gives the team the better chance to win.  Duck was a good story but you got to go with the better player IMO.

Bloom reiterated it again and I agree... I'd rather see Hodges.  Love yah Bloom. 

Does Rudolph have a stronger arm?  His combine numbers are quite a bit below average.  Probably 25th percentile off the top of my head. 

Hodges didn't throw at the combine so it's hard to compare that metric, but scouting reports are pretty consensus on average arm strength. 

Let's see how Rudolph looks this week.  If they have to dumb it down and baby him against Miami I will be concerned. 

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8 minutes ago, kittenmittens said:

Bloom reiterated it again and I agree... I'd rather see Hodges.  Love yah Bloom. 

Does Rudolph have a stronger arm?  His combine numbers are quite a bit below average.  Probably 25th percentile off the top of my head. 

Hodges didn't throw at the combine so it's hard to compare that metric, but scouting reports are pretty consensus on average arm strength. 

Let's see how Rudolph looks this week.  If they have to dumb it down and baby him against Miami I will be concerned. 

The offense was dumbed down for Hodges as well.  I like Duck and thought he did a nice job filling in but 80 of his 130 passing yards were dump offs to the RBs.

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Monday Night.  At Home.  Following a bye.  In their color rush uniforms.  Against Miami.

Pretty much everything going for us.  This had better be a decisive victory.

 

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1 minute ago, Idiot Boxer said:

Monday Night.  At Home.  Following a bye.  In their color rush uniforms.  Against Miami.

Pretty much everything going for us.  This had better be a decisive victory.

 

Perfect storm...for a Tomlin loss.

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2 minutes ago, Idiot Boxer said:

Monday Night.  At Home.  Following a bye.  In their color rush uniforms.  Against Miami.

Pretty much everything going for us.  This had better be a decisive victory.

 

Let Rudolph loose to build some confidence and give something else that future opponents need to prep for. 

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1 minute ago, GROOT said:

Perfect storm...for a Tomlin loss.

Nah. Tomlin and the Steelers have a good record on MNF, they should win going away unless something crazy happens like tons of turnovers.

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Just now, Steeler said:

Nah. Tomlin and the Steelers have a good record on MNF, they should win going away unless something crazy happens like tons of turnovers.

Yeah i don't know what to expect from the Steelers this season. It wouldn't surprise me.

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1 minute ago, GROOT said:

Yeah i don't know what to expect from the Steelers this season. It wouldn't surprise me.

I think this could be a repeat of the Bengals MNF game, only with less wildcat...probably.

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11 minutes ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

Let Rudolph loose to build some confidence and give something else that future opponents need to prep for. 

Yeah.  I'd like to see them establish the run early.  Get some play action involved and take some shots downfield for Juju.  

 

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1 hour ago, Idiot Boxer said:

Yeah.  I'd like to see them establish the run early.  Get some play action involved and take some shots downfield for Juju.  

 

I would also like to see a coming out party for James Washington.   Give the coaching staff less of an incentive to hold onto Moncrief.

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