Originally posted on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 9/8/13
The Pittsburgh Steelers open the 2013 regular season at home against the Tennessee Titans, looking to snap a streak of having lost their last two season openers. The Steelers have won their last 10 home openers, however, and this game is at Heinz Field, which bodes well for the outcome. There were possibly a couple of surprises among the inactives before the game, with waiver pickups Antwon Blake and Cody Wallace both spending their first game with the team without a helmet. Blake, a special teamer, and Wallace, an offensive lineman, perhaps are not familiar enough with their responsibilities to be trusted right away. Wallace being down means Kelvin Beachum is the backup center, and likely the first lineman off the bench at every position. Blake was brought in to be a gunner on special teams. With him down, rookie safety Shamarko Thomas should pair with Curtis Brown as the gunners. Shaun Suisham’s opening kickoff was sort of a line drive that bounced toward the goal line, and Titans returner
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