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Mike Batista

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Name: Mike Batista
Date registered: November 19, 2012

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Pittsburgh Steelers blogger since 2007

Latest posts

  1. Is Le’Veon Bell trying to become the most disliked running back in Steelers history? — July 28, 2018
  2. Steelers’ young defensive players must reach their potential in 2018 — July 21, 2018
  3. If Le’Veon Bell wants $14.5 million per year, Steelers should pay him — June 13, 2018
  4. Here’s what Ben Roethlisberger should have said about Mason Rudolph — May 31, 2018
  5. Can James Washington help the Steelers right away? — May 4, 2018

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Is Le’Veon Bell trying to become the most disliked running back in Steelers history?

Le’Veon Bell isn’t at training camp with the Steelers, but if his teammates really miss him at least they can listen to his new rap album. According to 247Sports, Bell tweeted about the release of his new album on the same day the Steelers held their first training camp practice. Assuming Bell doesn’t show up until …

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Steelers’ young defensive players must reach their potential in 2018

All eyes will be on Bud Dupree this season. The Steelers exercised their fifth-year option on the outside linebacker, banking on a breakout season in 2018 after 14.5 combined sacks in his first three years. There are tons of “Breakout Candidates” articles flying around the blogosphere for each team this time of year. We could …

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If Le’Veon Bell wants $14.5 million per year, Steelers should pay him

The big news in the world this week is that a guy who likes to play around on social media went to a summit meeting in Singapore. No, it wasn’t Le’Veon Bell. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have done more negotiating than Bell and the Steelers. It’s been a nuclear spring and summer between the two sides when it …

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Here’s what Ben Roethlisberger should have said about Mason Rudolph

It’s cool that the Steelers are bringing back their vintage 1970s jerseys with the block numbers and letters when they host the Browns on Oct. 28 at Heinz Field. Since that game is three days before Halloween, however, wouldn’t it have been better if both the Browns and Steelers had worn color-rush jerseys, with the …

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Can James Washington help the Steelers right away?

When the Steelers traded Martavis Bryant to the Raiders on Day 1 of the 2018 NFL draft, their priorities in the draft suddenly changed. Yes, they still needed help on defense, which they addressed by stockpiling safeties. But with Bryant gone, wide receiver rocketed to the top of their list of needs, which is why …

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Steelers: Top 10 candidates to replace Martavis Bryant in draft

Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds could turn out to be a fine draft pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, his selection in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft has been overshadowed both by the fact that Ryan Shazier announced the pick and what the Steelers did earlier on Thursday night. They traded Martavis Bryant …

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Steelers Draft Report Card: Grades for the Mike Tomlin Era

How can we publish a Steelers draft report card before the 2018 NFL draft has even happened? We’re not grading the upcoming draft. We’re grading the 11 Steelers drafts since Mike Tomlin was hired as head coach in 2007, and we’ll finish by spinning forward a little bit to the 2018 draft. As soon as …

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2018 Steelers mock schedule

The NFL has turned its annual schedule release into yet another offseason event that steals headlines from sports that are actually playing regular-season and playoff games. According to Pro Football Talk, the 2018 NFL schedule is expected to be released sometime this week. Even if it’s not released this week, it almost surely will be before …

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Steelers 2018 7-round mock draft: Pittsburgh makes stunning Day 1 trade

There’s always a lot of wheeling and dealing that happens at the NFL draft, but the Steelers aren’t usually a part of it. They might make some trades in the later rounds, but they’ve only traded up in the first round twice this century. They moved from 27 to 16 in 2003 to get Troy …

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Morgan Burnett will try to restore Steelers’ tradition at safety

The torch has been passed to Morgan Burnett. What torch is this, exactly? It’s a torch that was first carried by Ryan Clark, who the Steelers signed in 2006. In eight years with the Steelers, Clark helped them win Super Bowl XLIII and reach Super Bowl XLV. When the Steelers moved on from Clark in …

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