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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. Six former Steelers we didn’t know were still in the NFL — June 24, 2017
  2. Steelers 2017 draft report card — May 1, 2017
  3. Steelers’ 2017 seven-round mock draft — April 26, 2017
  4. Steelers 2017 mock schedule predicts make-or-break midseason, late-season prime time games — April 19, 2017
  5. Steelers running out of time to win another title in Roethlisberger Era — January 23, 2017

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Six former Steelers we didn’t know were still in the NFL

How many times have you heard an NFL player’s name and thought to yourself, “I didn’t know he was still in the league.” It turns out there are plenty of former Steelers who are now toiling in obscurity for other teams. It’s not like the Steelers made a mistake letting any of these guys get away, …

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Steelers 2017 draft report card

The 2017 NFL draft is in the books, and the report cards are in. This is the first time the Steelers’ 2017 draft will be graded. It could take five years or longer before we can give this draft a final grade in ink. Based on what we know know, these grades are penciled in …

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Steelers’ 2017 seven-round mock draft

The Steelers have come a step closer to the Super Bowl every year since 2014. They reached the wild-card round of the playoffs two years ago, the divisional round in 2015 and the conference championship game last year. The next step is the most difficult. The Steelers have to find a way to get past …

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Steelers 2017 mock schedule predicts make-or-break midseason, late-season prime time games

This is the time of year when we take a short break from mock drafts and try some mock schedules. The 2017 NFL schedule is set to be released Thursday night. Let’s try to do the work of a supercomputer and predict the Steelers’ 2017 schedule. Week 1 Jacksonville, Sept. 10 The Steelers are 0-2 against …

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Steelers running out of time to win another title in Roethlisberger Era

Tom Brady denied the Steelers a trip to the Super Bowl for the third time in his career Sunday, leading the Patriots to a 36-17 win over the Steelers in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium. This loss didn’t come with the immediate heartbreak of last year’s playoff loss or some other Steelers’ playoff …

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Steelers still can catch Patriots in Team of the Century race

Perhaps you’ve heard once, twice or 100 times this week that the Steelers have never beaten a Tom Brady-led Patriots team at Gillette Stadium. That’s just what they’ll have to do to win the AFC championship game Sunday and advance to Super Bowl LI. Steelers wins over the Patriots in any circumstance have been rare …

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Steelers vs. Chiefs: 5 burning questions facing Pittsburgh

The Steelers are in a better situation this year than they were heading into their divisional round playoff game last year. Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell both are healthy and ready to go for Sunday’s game at Kansas City. Ben Roethlisberger‘s arm is fully functional. Whatever damage was done to his foot in garbage time of …

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It’s OK for Steelers fans to hate the Dolphins

It’s hard for Steelers fans to hate the Dolphins as much as they hate the Bengals. But they can try. Sunday’s AFC wild card game at Heinz Field doesn’t come with the animosity of last year’s wild-card game. We don’t have the Twitter wars that we had last year between the Steelers and Bengals. Part …

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Mike Tomlin can make Steelers great again

The Steelers have staged two of the greatest comebacks in recent franchise history this week. First, they rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Ravens 31-27 Sunday and clinch the AFC North. Then on Tuesday, Mike Tomlin had a comeback for Terry Bradshaw‘s criticism of him last week. The former Steelers quarterback said …

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Le’Veon Bell driving Steelers offense like a Bus

Perhaps Dec. 11 should be a holiday in Pittsburgh. Not only is it the day that Le’Veon Bell ran for a franchise-record 236 yards in the Steelers’ 27-20 win at Buffalo, it’s also the day of Jerome Bettis‘ last 100-yard rushing game. Exactly 11 years before Bell’s performance for the ages on Sunday, Bettis ran …

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