Found September 07, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
This game might just be the most watched nationally televised game in the history of the NFL. Certainly games will only get larger audiences down the road, but the return of arguably the most accomplished quarterback in NFL history is not a bad start to begin with. Brett Favre, Dan Marino and Joe Montana are perceived as just a few of the greatest ever, and yet Manning has more All-Pro (than any QB, ever), Pro-Bowl (same as Favre) and MVP’s than all three of them. Manning’s major neck surgery will have everybody watching in terms of how he will react after taking a few hits from arguably the most well-known defense in all of sports. The Steelers defense has been labeled as “soft, and over” by analyst Warren Sapp and this is a vital challenge and season for Mike London’s Steelers. Dick LeBeau was put into the Pro Football Hall of Fame two seasons ago and while his defense may no longer be the best in the NFL, they are still relevant with three premier players. James Harrison, LaMarr ...

Steelers TE Heath Miller Heads Into 2012 Flying Way Under The Radar

There is one player on the Pittsburgh Steelers offense that has flown way under the radar this offseason and that is tight end Heath Miller. Upon his arrival to the Steel City, new offensive coordinator Todd Haley mentioned Miller by name first during his introductory press conference when he called Miller "one of my favorite players." Head coach Mike Tomlin would...

Steelers Wallace, Brown, Starks, and Gilbert must win one on one matchups vs Broncos

Something that former Steelers Head Coach Bill Cowher used to day, “get a hat on a hat”, is probably embedded in the minds of Steeler fans for all of eternity. We heard it so many times it was like a broken record, but he preached doing so because of the importance of beating your man, taking care of your responsibility on the field. Doing so leads to success, plain and simple...

Brandon Stokley any gas left in the tank

Denver, CO. When the Denver Broncos signed “you know who” back in March to lead this franchise to the promised land, it immediately vaulted them into being one of the elite contenders in the AFC. Everyone saw what happened to the Colts last year when #18 wasn’t around. They went from being a 10+ win … Continue reading » The post Brandon Stokley: Any Gas Left In The Tank...

Stephen A. Smith Blast Ike Taylor & James Harrison On ESPN First Take

Loud mouth Stephen A. Smith gave the Pittsburgh Steelers, and more specifically, cornerback Ike Taylor, some bulletin board material this morning on ESPN First Take. When  Smith and co-host Skip Bayless got to the part of the show where they broke down the Steelers opener Sunday night against the Denver Broncos, Smith went off on Taylor and used him as a reason why the Broncos...

Peyton Manning set for first game in nearly two years

Denver Broncos quarterbacks (from left) Adam Weber, Peyton Manning, and Brock Osweiler participate in training camp practice on Sunday, July 29, 2012. (Kyle Montgomery/ photo) The last time Peyton Manning was quarterbacking an NFL team, True Grit was topping the American box office. (Granted, it was the 2010 remake, not the 1969 original, but you get the idea.) “Tighten...

Can the Pittsburgh Steelers Soar to Seventh Super Bowl?

I’ll be the first to tell you that the Steelers’ window is closing.  11 of the 13 players with 9 years’ experience or more are starters, including their star QB and 2-time Super Bowl winner “Big” Ben Roethlisberger.  The remaining 2 on that list are both of his backup signal callers.   All the starters in that elite secondary have 10 years or more in the league except...

Steelers player to watch: Chris Rainey

Expect to see Pittsburgh Steelers rookie RB Chris Rainey in the end zone often this season while turning a lot of heads around the NFL.

Daily Links: Denver Broncos News – 9/6/12

Denver Broncos News Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are just days away debuting the 2012 NFL Season.  As a fan, it feels like Christmas is just around the corner. [] Perusing for videos, brought me to this great breakdown of the Broncos offensive scheme with Manning at the helm.  I didn’t know actually had good analysts. [] Apparently, revenge...

Steelers Broncos By The Numbers

As we get ready for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night opener against the Denver Broncos, here are some interesting numbers that relate to the game. 1 - The number of interceptions that safety Troy Polamalu needs to become the ninth Steelers’ player to record 30 career interceptions. 2 - The number of sacks that linebacker LaMarr Woodley needs to become the eighth player in...
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