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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. Raiders 24, Steelers 21: Steelers’ playoff chances slipping away — December 9, 2018
  2. Chargers 33, Steelers 30: Steelers struggling while other AFC teams are on the rise — December 3, 2018
  3. Broncos 24, Steelers 17: Sloppy Steelers let win slip away — November 26, 2018
  4. Steelers 20, Jaguars 16: Offense earns its ‘comeback’ badge — November 18, 2018
  5. Steelers 52, Panthers 21: Six takeaways from Steelers win — November 9, 2018

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Steelers’ first win of 2018 is collection of breakout games

The Steelers no longer are among the huddled masses of the NFL’s winless teams after their 30-27 win at Tampa Bay Monday night. They stay out of the AFC North basement, they have a better record than the Patriots and we will not have to re-live the horror of 2013’s 0-4 start. That’s the good …

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Steelers can’t overcome another slow start at home, fall to Chiefs

When did the Steelers start thinking that they could just roll out of bed and win games at home? The Steelers lost their second straight game at Heinz Field Sunday going back to last year’s AFC divisional playoff loss to the Jaguars. The Chiefs defeated the Steelers 42-37. In this defeat and in the aforementioned 45-42 …

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Tie looks better on Browns than it does on Steelers

Perhaps you’ve heard a million or so times that the Steelers have had only three head coaches since 1969. Well now, they’ve had three ties during that same time period after playing to a 21-21 stalemate with the Browns in Sunday’s 2018 season opener at Cleveland. Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher both have one tie …

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Predicting each game of the Steelers’ 2018 season

Let the real games begin. Not that there isn’t value in NFL preseason games. After all, if you watched the Steelers’ 39-24 win over the Panthers in Thursday’s preseason finale, you saw Shawn Hochuli, son of retired referee Ed Hochuli, officiating the game. You can rest assured knowing that even though Ed Hochuli’s theatrics are a …

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James Washington could give Steelers scary wide receiver depth

A six-pack of Steelers thoughts, some longer than others, to crack open at the tailgate for Saturday’s preseason game against the Titans at Heinz Field: Receivers It doesn’t look like Martavis Bryant will win the Gruden Grinder award anytime soon. The Raiders’ coach traded a third-round pick to the Steelers for Bryant, and according to the …

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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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