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Mike Batista

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Name: Mike Batista
Date registered: November 19, 2012


Pittsburgh Steelers blogger since 2007

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  1. Steelers face uphill climb without Ben Roethlisberger — September 27, 2015
  2. Steelers don’t need Bell, Bryant to rout 49ers — September 21, 2015
  3. Steelers lose opener to Patriots, have only themselves to blame — September 11, 2015
  4. 5 ways Steelers can beat Patriots in 2015 season opener — September 8, 2015
  5. Signing Michael Vick is the right move for Steelers — August 26, 2015

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Steelers face uphill climb without Ben Roethlisberger

Sunday was not a good day for the Pittsburgh Steelers despite their 12-6 win over the St. Louis Rams. Hard-core Steelers historians might have felt a sense of trepidation about the day, even with the return of Le’Veon Bell. The last time the Steelers played at St. Louis, Willie Parker broke his leg in Week …

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Steelers don’t need Bell, Bryant to rout 49ers

When an NFL team wins as emphatically as the Pittsburgh Steelers did on Sunday, pundits often trot out an old sports cliche and say that the team is “sending a message.” The Steelers sure did send a message by torching the San Francisco 49ers 43-18 at Heinz Field. The recipients of this message aren’t necessarily the rest …

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Steelers lose opener to Patriots, have only themselves to blame

So are we supposed to be encouraged by the fact that the Steelers only lost to the Patriots by seven points in Thursday night’s season opener? Tom Brady is 4-0 against the Steelers at Gillette Stadium. The first three victories came by an average margin of 20 points. Thursday’s 28-21 final score was deceptively close. …

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5 ways Steelers can beat Patriots in 2015 season opener

Don’t count the Pittsburgh Steelers among those who were disappointed at Judge Richard M. Berman’s decision to lift Tom Brady’s suspension. The Steelers wanted Brady all along in the 2015 season opener, even though they’ve never beaten Brady at Gillette Stadium. “Our best against their best,” Cameron Heyward, one of the few Steelers defenders with a discernible …

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Signing Michael Vick is the right move for Steelers

If it weren’t for Michael Vick’s past, his signing Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers would be nothing more than six-point agate type in the newspaper. Vick is, after all, a 35-year-old quarterback whose 52.9 completion percentage last season was the lowest in the NFL among quarterbacks who threw at least 100 passes. He’s a backup …

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Packers vs. Steelers: 5 Takeaways from Pittsburgh’s 24-19 Preseason Win

The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have to worry about a winless preseason. But they do have to worry about Maurkice Pouncey. The Steelers’ All-Pro center was injured in the first quarter of Sunday’s 24-19 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pouncey broke a bone in his ankle and …

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Steelers vs. Jaguars: 6 Takeaways from Pittsburgh’s Second Preseason Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to 0-2 in the 2015 preseason with Friday night’s 23-21 loss at Jacksonville. They won where it really counts, however, because they came out of the game with no significant injuries. The first-team offense needed just six plays to move the ball 80 yards on the game’s opening possession. Ben Roethlisberger’s …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 Thumbs-Up, 3 Thumbs-Down Performances in 2015 Preseason Opener

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Minnesota Vikings 14-3 Sunday night in the NFL Hall of Fame Game. Ultimately, no one will remember the score of the 2015 preseason opener. The game is meaningless in the standings, but for players who are fighting for a roster spot, the game meant everything. Here are three Steelers …

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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers: 7 Burning Questions Heading Into Training Camp

This is the year. The year the Pittsburgh Steelers win their seventh Super Bowl? Well, not necessarily. Even though the Lombardi Trophy is always the standard in Pittsburgh and certainly not out of the realm of possibility this season, another bragging right is within more immediate reach. This could be the year the Steelers offense …

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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers 53-Man Roster Projection

It’s been a few years since Pittsburgh Steelers fans have had a reason to be this optimistic about the season. The Steelers reached the playoffs for the first time in three years in 2014, falling to the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC wild-card game at Heinz Field. The two previous times Ben Roethlisberger lost a …

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