Worst blogger ever!

August 21st, 2018
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Sorry for being silent the last few weeks. I am happy to report we went to Green Bay for the game last week, sorry to report that the Steelers looked out of whack, albeit no one seemed  concerned.

With training camp officially closed and the preseason half way done, here is what we know:

  1. The defense is still a work in progress: While some players have shown flashes of brilliances, the Packers game was a wake up call that there is a lot to do. While the mantra is they keep it vanilla and don’t run schemes, they struggle with contain and in coverages. The tackling is still lousy and guys seem to be lost in the “vanilla” scheme.
  2. Jon Bostic is not Ryan Shazier: While this is not a revelation to anyone, he just doesn’t look like he fits in the Steelers schemes and has looked miscast in the middle. L.J. Fort has done well and reminds me of Jerry Olsavsky, unspectacular but gets the job done.
  3. Whoever finds WRs for the Steelers is really good at it: James Washington looks like the next breakout star and his draft position looks well deserved. Damoun Patterson could be the camp sleeper. Add them with AB and JuJu and the Steelers could once again boast the best WR squad.
  4. Le’Veon Bell is going to be gone next year: Both sides seemed to misplay this one. The visual of Bell being in a strip club while AB was lighting up Latrobe couldn’t have come out worse. The Steelers should have given him a better offer and now both sides are going to lose out.
  5. This team is still loaded with talent: The Packers game aside, you can see the method to what they are trying to build. The secondary looks athletic and strong, the defensive line is physical and imposing. The Linebackers look like a work in progress but there is definitely upside and talent there.
  6. The offense is loaded again: With or without Le’Veon Bell the offense is going to be great. James Conner is having a very good camp, the offensive line is one of the best in football, we already hit on the receivers who all seem to be a strength.


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Less than 24 hours and the off season is officially over!

July 24th, 2018
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This is a make or break year for this group of Steelers. The championship window on this team is closing and closing fast. Ben Roethlisberger is in the twilight of his Hall of Fame career, the offensive line is a year old and this looks to be Le’Veon Bell’s last season in Pittsburgh.

There is cause for optimism and this team has everything needed to make a Championship run.

Here are some things to look at and ask for 2018 camp:

  1. Who is playing Middle Linebacker?: Someone will have the unenviable task of filling in for Ryan Shazier. Shazier is a once in a lifetime talent and replacing him is impossible. Who will fill that hole?
  2. Wide Receiver Depth: Antonio Brown is clearly number 1, JuJu Smith-Schuster is clearly number 2, who will be number 3-5?
  3. Rebuilt Secondary: The secondary is younger, faster and more athletic, but is it better?
  4. Quarterback Chaos: That may be a little dramatic but the Joshua Dobbs stock market crashed pretty hard this year. Lauded as the next Dak Prescott and the heir apparent, he could be out of work by summer’s end. Mason Rudolph looks like the Ben Replacement of the future and the Steelers have good ol’ Landry Jones as Ben’s capable understudy. This is an interesting race to watch, because all bring something, but none bring everything.
  5. Life without Haley: Todd Haley was successful. It is hard to argue rationally against that. But he was also a complete disaster off the field and his personality led to his ouster. How will the offense respond?

Stay tuned and let’s find out together!



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God Bless the Pittsburgh Steelers! 85

July 9th, 2018
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The Steelers celebrate the 85th Year in the NFL Today

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The Steelers 2018 Draft Class

May 4th, 2018
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The Steelers 2018 Draft Class

Round 1, 28th pick overall

Terrell Edmunds

School: Virginia Tech

Pos: S • Ht: 6-0 • Wt: 217

Round 2, 60th pick overall

James Washington

School: Oklahoma State

Pos: WR • Ht: 6-0 • Wt: 205


Round 3, 76th pick overall

Mason Rudolph

School: Oklahoma State

Pos: QB • Ht: 6-5 • Wt: 235


Round 3, 92nd pick overall

Chuks Okorafor

School: Western Michigan

Pos: T • Ht: 6-6 • Wt: 320


Round 5, 148th pick overall

Marcus Allen

School: Penn State

Pos: S • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 215


Round 5, 165th pick overall

Jaylen Samuels

School: North Carolina State

Pos: RB • Ht: 6-0 • Wt: 225


Round 7, 246th pick overall

Joshua Frazier

School: Alabama

Pos: DT • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 321

Steelers 2018 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents:

Quadree Henderson, WR, Pitt; Parker Cothren, DT, Penn State; Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, Toledo, LB; Matthew Thomas, Fla. State,LB; Jarvion Franklin, RB, Western Michigan; Greg Gilmore, DE, LSU; Trey Johnson, CB, Villanova; Pharoah McKever, TE, North Carolina State; Patrick Morris, C, TCU; Ikenna Nwokeji, OL, Elon; Chris Schleuger, G, UAB; Jamar Summers, CB, Connecticut; Kendal Vickers, DE, Tennessee

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Number 1 Pick is in the books!

April 27th, 2018
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The Steelers selected Terrell Edmunds, Safety, West Virginia, with the 28th pick in the draft. They also delivered the best moment of the draft!




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The Stealers!

April 27th, 2018
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Yesterday, marked the 2018 NFL Draft the 83rd Draft in NFL History, the Steelers success in the 70’s was predicated on great draft picks and since 1969 they have been a model of consistency with draft success. They don’t always get it right…see Jarvis Jones, Jamain Stephens and many others forgotten to history!

While everyone talks about the First Round Picks, the success and failures, the Steelers success was built in the later rounds. Here are the five best steals in Draft History! To qualify as a steal, it had to be the fifth round or later. The list who qualified for this, is long and prestigious, finding these gems in the late round seems to be a Steelers trademark. It was difficult to narrow it down to five, but in the end, I think you will agree!

5. Andy Russell, LB, Missouri, 1963 16th Round: The NFL draft used to be much longer than the current structure. The Steelers grabbed a good one who would become an anchor of their defense, team captain and the player who signified the changing of the charge from the SOS (Same Old Steelers) to Super Bowl Champions. He was an All-Pro Linebacker, seven-time Pro Bowler, a team MVP and a two-time Super Bowl Champ!

4. L.C. Greenwood, DE, Arkansas-AM-N, 1969 10th Round: One of the four members of the famed Steel Curtain, Greenwood was an absolute force up front. He led the Steelers six times in sacks. (Before Sacks were an official stat) He was an All-Pro Defensive End, six-time Pro Bowler, he was a Four-Time Super Bowl Champ, he was elected to a 1970’s All-Decade team and the Steelers All-Time Team. He SHOULD 100% be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame!

3. Greg Lloyd, LB, Fort Valley State, 1987 6B Round: A sixth round compensatory pick, Greg Lloyd blossomed into one of the greatest linebackers of the 90’s. He was the best player on the Blitzburgh defense and only a career ending injury slowed him down from a Hall of Fame career. He was a dynamic play maker and dominant player. He was an All-Pro Linebacker, five-time Pro Bowler, a two-time team MVP and a member of the Steelers All-Time team. He is also a member of Beer We Go Steelers!

2. Antonio Brown, WR, Central Michigan, 2010 6B Round: Another, sixth round compensatory pick, 6B should be every Steelers fan’s favorite number. You run out of adjectives to describe how great AB is. He is the best WR in football today. He is an All-Pro Wide Receiver, six-time Pro Bowler and he is just getting started! He has five 100 Yard reception seasons and still going!

1. Mike Webster, C, Wisconsin, 1974 1974 5th Round: The 1974 Steelers draft is the gold standard of NFL drafts. The Steelers solidified the dynasty and drafted four Hall of Famers.  It can be argued the best of that group was Mike Webster. Webster is arguably the best Center in football history, and I am yet to hear the argument against it. He played an astounding 17 years in the NFL and was an All-Pro Center, Nine Time Pro Bowler, Four-Time Super Bowl Champion and voted to the Steelers All Time Team. He also has the highest AV on Pro-Football Reference of any Steelers position player!

Beer We Go Steelers, Beer We Go!


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BWG Final 2017 Report Card

April 24th, 2018
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So this was long over due, but figured it was worth doing!

Here is the Beer We Go Steelers 2017 Report Card. Coach Tomlin always says, “The Standard is the Standard!” Not making a bigger impact in the Post-Season is extremely frustrating. It was a good showing for the Black and Gold in 2017 but getting throttled by the Jaguars was an extremely bitter way to end.


Coaching: B+, The Steelers finished at 13-3 and played well the whole year. That doesn’t happen without great coaching. Mike Tomlin never gets the credit he deserves, and he is without question one of the best coaches in football. However, there were several distractions and he needs to do a better job managing those distractions.

Keith Butler’s, defense seemed to take a step backward and was completely pushed around during the playoff loss. The secondary had several communication issues and were prone to the big play. The run defense was awful and the pass rush all but disappeared late in the year. Todd Haley’s offense was solid all season and his challenges seems to come off the field not on it. He was shown the door after a tumultuous but successful tenure.

Is it possible NOT to lose to an under .500 team on the road during a season? Steelers lost to the Jaguars (TWICE) who were 10-6 and a very tough team, the Patriots, who were 13-3 and the AFC Champions again, a game in which they were absolutely cheated and the Chicago Bears who were…wait for it…5-11 and blown off the field by just about everyone they played. Not to mention the leadership made an absolute mess out of the National Anthem Debacle at the game. This is the only real negative during Tomlin’s coaching tenure.

QB: A-, Big Ben had a great year again and played well in all but one game. He continues to give the Steelers a chance to win and is an elite player. He brought the Steelers back to four last-minute victories in a five-game stretch and it should have been five out of six if not for the nonsense of the New England game. His stats are even better if you remove the first Jacksonville game where he threw five interceptions. Either way he had a very good season! Landry Jones, did a nice job and won his only start.

RB: A+, Le’Veon Bell, is an outstanding running back and finished with nearly 2000 yards from scrimmage. James Conner, had a respectable first year campaign, but was sidelined for the last part. Steven Ridley, still has some tread on the tire and he did well when called upon. Roosevelt Nix played a key role on special teams and in the power running game.

WR: A, Antonio Brown and five stiffs would be one of the best receiving groups in the NFL. He is an absolute force and one of the best players in Steelers history. You run out of adjectives to describe him. The Steelers of course don’t have five stiffs, they have an outstanding crew of receivers. JuJu Smith-Schuster was a tremendous addition. He put together a great rookie season and became a go-to guy. Unfortunately, Eli Rogers and Martavis Bryant were both disappointments in different ways. Rogers took a huge step backwards and was inconsistent and eventually shown the door. Martavis Bryant is a world class talent but looked rusty, he started to bounce back in the second half.

TE: C+, Jesse James was a key contributor and despite the Steelers constantly looking to upgrade, James seems to hold them off. His “drop” in the New England game is one of the signature moments of the season. Newcomer Vance McDonald had a nice season but seemed injury prone. Xavier Grimble contributed when called upon and is a solid blocker.

OL: B, The Offensive Line is an absolute strength for the Steelers and survived adversity all season. The protection was excellent, giving up only 21 sacks and the running lanes were consistent if unspectacular. Maurkice Pouncey and David DeCastro are two of the best at their position. Alejandro Villanueva has developed into a pro-bowl talent and is a great Steeler. Ramon Foster continues to play well. Marcus Gilbert was a disappointment, getting suspended and missing most of the season. Chris Hubbard did a great job and will get a chance to start somewhere next season. Matt Feiler played well and should fill Hubbard’s spot.

DL: C+, Cameron “Steelhead” Heyward, had a monster season racking up 12 sacks and played at an All-Pro level. Stephon Tuitt is a great bookend and played well. Javon Hargrave struggled at times in the middle and seemed to regress in his second season. Tyson Alualu was a nice pickup and played well. Mt. McCullers was a non-factor. Despite a good season, the line struggled in the running game and were dominated in the playoff loss.

LB: C+, A very inconsistent season for the linebackers, the usual strength of the Steelers defense. There is no way to compensate for the loss of Ryan Shazier and the Steelers never recovered. With Shazier out everyone struggled. T.J. Watt had a nice start but slowed down at the end. Bud Dupree was inconsistent. Anthony Chickillo and Tyler Matakevich were good on special teams but were not impact players on defense. Vince Williams had a very good year but can’t play to his strengths without Shazier’s speed beside him. Sean Spence did an admirable job, but he clearly couldn’t come off the couch and fill in for the fastest linebacker in football. The James Harrison situation was a disaster and made no sense at all. It was handled terribly by both sides and he was shown the door.

DB: C, The Steelers secondary started out great but then were exposed down the stretch. Joe Haden was a GREAT pickup and played well. Artie Burns and Sean Davis both had sophomore slumps. They played well but clearly took a step back. Both still have bright futures in Pittsburgh. Willie Gay contributed but slowed down. Mike Hilton developed nicely and was a good find. Coty Sensabaugh never really developed. Mike Mitchell, Willie Gay and Robert Golden will not return next season after good careers with the Steelers. This will be a draft need.

Special Teams: B, A much improved season for the Special Teams. Chris Boswell, AKA “Little Bos” was terrific and did a great job and made the Pro-Bowl. factor…again that is a good thing! Jordan Berry, struggled early but came back and did well overall. I actually couldn’t remember the Steelers Long Snapper’s name which again is a good thing…BTW it’s Kameron Canaday. The coverage teams were an asset for the first time in a long time. The return teams were okay highlighted by JuJu Smith-Schuster.


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Silverback calls it a career!

April 16th, 2018
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One of the most unlikely heroes in Steelers history called it a career! James Harrison announced his retirement on Instagram!


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Final Roster Analysis

February 14th, 2018
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Sorry for the delay in posting. After a disappointing finish the Steelers finished a successful campaign with another AFC North Championship and plenty to build on. We will have the final report card for the team over the next few weeks and stay tuned for more commentary!

# Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. Comment
29 Allen, Brian CB 6′ 3″ 215 24 R Great Upside and will contribute next year
94 Alualu, Tyson DE 6′ 3″ 304 30 8 A great addition who did a great job when called on
26 Bell, Le’Veon RB 6′ 1″ 225 25 5 The best RB in football
4 Berry, Jordan P 6′ 5″ 195 26 3 Had a nice bounce back seson
9 Boswell, Chris K 6′ 2″ 185 26 3 A solid asset and a Pro Bowler
84 Brown, Antonio WR 5′ 10″ 181 29 8 The best WR in football who had a great season
10 Bryant, Martavis WR 6′ 4″ 211 26 3 Looked rusty and struggled for most of the season
25 Burns, Artie CB 6′ 1″ 197 22 2 Struggled in his second season, but future is bright
57 Canaday, Kameron LS 6′ 4″ 245 25 1 Played well in his first year, solid performer
56 Chickillo, Anthony LB 6′ 3″ 255 25 3 Pass rush specialist, coming to his make or break year
28 Davis, Sean S 6′ 1″ 202 24 2 Sophmore slump, but future is bright
66 DeCastro, David G 6′ 5″ 316 28 6 Best guard in football
5 Dobbs, Joshua QB 6′ 3″ 216 23 R Development year will challenge for the backup job next year
48 Dupree, Bud LB 6′ 4″ 269 24 3 Started out strong but faded down the stretch
71 Feiler, Matt OT 6′ 6″ 330 25 1 Did a great job when called upon
67 Finney, B.J. C/G 6′ 4″ 318 26 2 Versatile O-Lineman
54 Fort, L.J. LB 6′ 1″ 232 28 3 Capable backup
73 Foster, Ramon G 6′ 5″ 328 32 9 Solid veteran performer, who had a terrific season
22 Gay, William CB 5′ 10″ 187 33 11 Veteran Contributor
77 Gilbert, Marcus OT 6′ 6″ 330 29 7 Too many distractions hurt the season
20 Golden, Robert S 5′ 11″ 202 27 6 Special teams ace who is a good backup
85 Grimble, Xavier TE 6′ 4″ 261 25 2 Up and down season for X-Man
21 Haden, Joe CB 5′ 11″ 195 28 8 The best addition to the team, both on and off the field
79 Hargrave, Javon NT 6′ 2″ 305 25 2 Had an up and down season 
65 Hawkins, Jerald OT 6′ 6″ 305 24 2 Played well when called upon
88 Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR 6′ 2″ 210 30 9 Special teams performer and a solid 5th WR
97 Heyward, Cameron DT 6′ 5″ 295 28 7 One of the best DL in football and the anchor of the defense
31 Hilton, Mike CB 5′ 9″ 184 23 1 Great coming out party for an exciting performer
74 Hubbard, Chris C/G 6′ 4″ 295 26 4 Versatile Lineman who will start somewhere next season
11 Hunter, Justin WR 6′ 4″ 203 26 5 Buried on the depth chart and never had an impact
81 James, Jesse TE 6′ 7″ 261 23 3 Solid season will only be remembered for the catch he “didn’t” make
3 Jones, Landry QB 6′ 4″ 225 28 5 Under-Appreciated solid backup
44 Matakevich, Tyler LB 6′ 1″ 235 25 2 The Tackle Machine, played great on special teams but struggle in the middle
93 McCullers, Daniel DT 6′ 7″ 352 25 4 Never really saw the field in 17
89 McDonald, Vance TE 6′ 4″ 267 27 5 Injuries marred what might have been
23 Mitchell, Mike S 6′ 1″ 221 30 9 Good year, but way too many mistakes
55 Moats, Arthur LB 6′ 1″ 246 29 8 Great guy who is a solid backup
45 Nix, Roosevelt FB 5′ 11″ 248 25 3 Great old school FB
53 Pouncey, Maurkice C 6′ 4″ 304 28 8 Best Center in football
38 Ridley, Stevan RB 5′ 11″ 220 29 6 Plenty of gas in the tank and a solid pickup
7 Roethlisberger, Ben QB 6′ 5″ 240 35 14 Franchise QB who gives the Steelers a chance to win every week
17 Rogers, Eli WR 5′ 10″ 187 25 3 Lousy start but had a strong finish
24 Sensabaugh, Coty CB 5′ 11″ 187 29 6 Not the impact player the Steelers hoped for
19 Smith-Schuster, JuJu WR 6′ 1″ 215 21 R Steelers ROY and the future is bright
51 Spence, Sean LB 5′ 11″ 231 27 5 Pressed into duty and struggled off the couch
34 Sutton, Cameron CB 5′ 11″ 188 22 R Interested to see what 2018 looks like
33 Toussaint, Fitzgerald RB 5′ 9″ 204 27 4 Didn’t make an impact
91 Tuitt, Stephon DE 6′ 6″ 303 24 4 Awesome bookend to Cam
78 Villanueva, Alejandro OT 6′ 9″ 320 29 3 Developing into the best LT in football
96 Walton, L.T. DE 6′ 5″ 305 25 3 Very Solid Backup
90 Watt, T.J. LB 6′ 4″ 252 23 R Great start to a promising career
27 Wilcox, J.J. S 6′ 1″ 212 26 5 Never had the impact expected
98 Williams, Vince LB 6′ 1″ 233 28 5 Big thumper who was a leader on and off the field
# Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. College
99 Adams, Keion LB 6′ 2″ 245 22 R Interesting pick who didn’t make it out of camp
30 Conner, James RB 6′ 1″ 233 22 R Tough kid who did well until his injury
34 Crawford, Antonio CB 5′ 10″ 184 24 R Injury Settlement ended his chances
38 Ducre, Greg CB 5′ 10″ 183 26 3 Futures contract who will compete in camp
62 Matthews, Mike C 6′ 2″ 300 24 1 Great Family Lineage needs to translate to the NFL
50 Shazier, Ryan LB 6′ 1″ 230 25 4 Outstanding performer, whose career is in jeopardy after horrific injury

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Jaguars upset Steelers, Season Over!

January 14th, 2018
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The Steelers talked big, they just didn’t play big! Despite racking up 545 Yards of offense, a record setting day for Ben Roethlisberger and putting up 42 points, they were beaten to the punch all day by a tough and game Jacksonville Jaguars team.

Ben Roethlisberger, had a big day statistically, but he made two crucial and game changing mistakes that put the Steelers in a huge hole. The first was an interception on an errant throw to Vance McDonald that resulted in an interception deep in Steelers territory. The Jaguars converted that for seven points. The second, was a strip sack fumble where Ben held the ball for over eight seconds, that resulted in seven more points and reversed any momentum the Steelers had in the first half, putting them down by three touchdowns.

The plan for the Jaguars was clear, pound the football, keep the Steelers offense on the sidelines and have Blake Bortles throw underneath and avoid mistakes. He did just that. His numbers weren’t pretty but every time he needed to make a play he did it, including a wounded duck 45-Yard completion to Keelan Cole that Artie Burns just missed picking off.

The defense had an awful, embarrassing day. There is no other way to explain it. The front seven was consistently one or two seconds off on the pass rush. T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree were basically non-existent all day. The Jaguars constantly targeted Sean Spence’s side and he had no answers. By the time the Steelers figured out how to stop Leonard Fournette it was too late. They couldn’t force any turnovers despite several opportunities.

The Special Teams was almost an asset, making some nice plays on the return game as well as in the kicking game. Robert Golden turned in a big play on partially blocked punt to start the fourth quarter when it was 28-21. The offense wasted the field position when they were stopped on fourth-and-1 at the Jaguars 39 on JuJu Smith-Schuster play. He was clearly held on the play, but it was a risky call that didn’t pay off. Of course, the onside kick was a complete and total embarrassment and sealed any chance of winning the game. Little Bos literally hit Tyler Matakevitch with the kick resulting in a penalty.

It is easy to spread the blame around on this one. There were breakdowns on all facets of the game and that lands on the coaching staff. They absolutely looked unprepared for the Jaguars running attack and by the time they made the adjustment they were in a huge hole. The play calling was a flat-out disaster including two 4th and 1 calls that were questionable. It was easy to understand the onside kick call, but not if there was no way to execute it.

The coaching staff owns this loss and they blew a 13-3 (Really 14-2) campaign and will now have to see if the window is closed on this group of talent. Ben can’t play forever, Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant most likely won’t be back. It is going to be a long off season.


My “GAME BEER” goes to: Not going with anyone. Despite some great stats, it was an overall rotten day.

Where I watched the game: After some debate, in which we discussed the long shot of possibly going to the ‘Burgh or going into NYC to the Irish Exit, we stayed home in front of a fire with the Tailgate Kids. KGB made a great #sign and several dumplings as snacks, including Chicken, Buffalo Chicken and Edamame. We had Sausage and Peppers for dinner. The Beer of choice was Sam Adams Cold Snap!

My Stat of the week:  45 points given up to a team, that scored 10 points against the Buffalo Bills. Seriously? How is that possible.

My Thoughts on next week: There are absolutely going to be changes in the coaching staff. The Steelers were embarrassed at home to a tough but underwhelming team. Keith Butler and Todd Haley are going to be under fire. The big talk about the Patriots has to stop. This team gave up 45 points to the Jaguars, that leads you to believe that the Patriots would have scored 100 points. We will publish next week, the season report card and the roster review.

This week’s Jersey: Steelers home, Ernie Stautner #70,

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