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Mike Batista

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Name: Mike Batista
Date registered: November 19, 2012


Pittsburgh Steelers blogger since 2007

Latest posts

  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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Can the Steelers Still Count on Beating Rookie Quarterbacks?


Just when it seems the Pittsburgh Steelers hit rock bottom, a rookie quarterback awaits on their schedule. Losing to inferior competition has become a habit in recent years, but the Steelers seemed to dip to a new low last week. Not only was that a winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that beat them with a last-minute …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Will Be OK With William Gay at Cornerback

In the coming weeks, a veteran defensive back with long hair and a nose for the ball will make game-changing plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s not like William Gay hasn’t done it before Sure, the Steelers will miss Ike Taylor for the next couple of months as he recovers from a broken forearm. But …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Panthers Defense Inflated Mike Mitchell’s Free Agent Value

It’s homecoming weekend for new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell. Mitchell goes up against his old team when the Steelers play the Carolina Panthers Sunday night at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery will have a chance to catch up with his former teammates. Carolina signed him as …

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens: Steelers Have Rare Chance to Bury Ravens Early in Season

The last two times the NFL has played games on Sept. 11, the Pittsburgh Steelers have played at Baltimore. In 2011, they lost the season opener to the Ravens 35-7. They again play at Baltimore on the anniversary of 9/11 on Thursday night. The Steelers’ all-time record on Thursdays? 9-11 That record doesn’t begin to …

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Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios and Predictions for 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers

Spoiler alert. The Pittsburgh Steelers will not start the 2014 season with an 0-4 record. Even in the worst-case scenario, the Steelers will win at least one game in September, something they couldn’t do last season. Of course that still leaves plenty of room for doom and gloom for those who look at two straight …

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Ryan Shazier Gives Pittsburgh Steelers High Hopes for 2014 Season

How impressive was Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Ryan Shazier in his pro debut Saturday night? Well, he might have increased the Steelers’ chances of making the playoffs. How can that be? How can a rookie boost the Steelers’ playoff stock by playing 37 snaps in a preseason game? Because it seems that the more a Steelers’ …

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5 Takeaways from Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 Preseason Opener

It’s getting to the point where if preseason games counted, the Pittsburgh Steelers would have the No. 1 draft pick every year. After going winless in the preseason last year, the Steelers opened the 2014 preseason with a 20-16 loss to the New York Giants Saturday night at MetLife Stadium. The Steelers got through the …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 Burning Questions Heading into 2014 Training Camp

For the second year in a row, Pittsburgh Steelers fans were subjected to a longer offseason than expected. That’s what happens when the Steelers don’t make the playoffs and the season ends in December. Nearly seven of those eight excruciating months have passed, and the appetizer to the Steelers’ long-awaited 2014 season will be served …

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53-Man Roster Projection

Summer vacation has begun for the NFL and the 90 players trying to make the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 roster. The Steelers coaching staff got a look at those players at organized team activities and minicamp. Now there’s a respite before training camp begins July 25 at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. The picture will …

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How Does Maurkice Pouncey Compare to Great Pittsburgh Steelers Centers of the Past?

How much does Maurkice Pouncey mean to the Pittsburgh Steelers? One woman’s face said it all. When Pouncey went down after David DeCastro’s wayward block in last year’s season opener, it was an emotional punch to the gut for the Steelers and their fans. Pouncey was taken off the field on a flatbed cart, and …

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