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A lot of week-by-week game previews of the upcoming 2012 NFL season have been flying around lately. I personally think it's delusional to preview any game when we haven't even made it to training camp yet. But I understand football writers and broadcasters need to get veeery creative and theoretical to fill space in early July. The real problem with projecting game previews from Week 1 through Week 17 is that each game played changes the reality of the following week's matchup. There's no way to predict with certainty in July how different teams will match up in October, November or December. Changes in team personnel and injury status will be coming in wholesale waves. Every good team will have a bad game here or there. Every underdog team will rise to the occasion at least once. Some teams will trend upward early then crash like stones.That's why I'm allowing myself to look no further ahead than Game 5... That's the Battle of Pennsylvania at Heinz Field...
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The Steelers have 2 open Cornerback positions at the moment. They need a starting CB across from Ike Taylor and they need a nickel cornerback. This could be a very heated battle this year. There are three young up and coming players who have shown promise and will fight it out for these spots.
This will be a big year for the Steelers. They went from William Gay and Bryant...
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is launching a sports clothing line called V7 that will be sold exclusively at East Coast sporting goods shop Modell's.
The line is the latest image-restoration move for Vick, who spent 18 months in federal prison after being convicted of bankrolling a dogfighting ring and was released in 2009. He is now among the highest-paid players...
The National Football League is a copycat league plain and simple. If teams have success throwing the ball then other franchises take notice. If the 3-4 defense is more productive than the 4-3, teams make changes.
The tight end position is no exception. Once a spot reserved for men who were nothing more than extra offensive tackles who caught 30-40 balls per season, they are now...
Last night, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was asked by Nokia to tweet that he was “chillin at the Nokia pre-party for the ESPYs. But instead of tweeting his own message, Jackson just retweeted the original message that Nokia sent to him.
Of course, Jackson deleted the message shortly thereafter, but not before Twitter user @soundofphilly was able to get a screen grab of the...
Add another NFL player to embark on a music career endeavor. Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor will reportedly release two singles this summer.
Ike's was in the studio back in the spring working with Golden Child MusiQ artist and songwriter Jenna Garcia.
Per her website:
To add to his long list of talents, this Louisiana native’s passion for music, and his...
Running BacksTags: Dion LewisPhiladelphia Eagles
Earlier this week, Eagles backup running back Dion Lewis was arrested for pulling a fire alarm at a Hampton Inn in his hometown of Albany, New York. He clearly made a foolish error by pulling the alarm, but I give him credit for quickly apologizing for his foolish decision...
Philadelphia Eagles running back Dion Lewis and his older brother
were charged with a felony count of falsely reporting a fire and
misdemeanor reckless endangerment.
PITTSBURGH -- The notion broached recently by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Ron Cook is hardly original. But at a down time on the NFL calendar -- one that, for instance, elevated the decision by Houston tailback Arian Foster to become a vegan into a national headline -- the suggestion that Steelers officials might want to consider a contract extension for coach Mike Tomlin has...