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    Just to start it off with Tomlin in his press conference regarding AB.

    He said that punishment will be handled "swiftly" but the team will "punish him, not us." I suppose that means some type of fine. It will be handled in house and the media will not be notified of any team punishment. He also indicated that a league punishment is likely forthcoming.

    He also apologized for the use of language and that it was a poor example as a role model.

    Finally, he indicated that this will have zero impact on the game and that it is basically a media driven story, as there are the same number of sports shows on TV and radio but only four teams playing this week.

    In conclusion, he did about as much as any coach could to diffuse the situation. Tomlin truly is a cool cucumber, very intelligent, and articulate. I wish he could be more free wheeling in these things because he shows hints of having a great sense of humor and being someone that the average guy would love to have a beer with.
     
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    Ben on his radio show this morning (via Steelers Depot):

     
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    This whole thing is a big nothing burger. The media has nothing else to talk about, so they gotta hype up something.

    Anyways, Brady has never lost at home to the Steelers so the Steelers are due.
    I think this game is gonna be back and forth and right down to the wire. This could be a game that people talk about for years to come. I like or chances!
     
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    I would call it a "White Castle burger" rather than a "nothing burger" but mostly agree.

    It will have no impact on the game (or should not) but it will be talked about all week and Tomlin implied today that a bunch of players are not thrilled with what AB did. He is taking it seriously and so is the team/league.
     
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    Ben is due for a big game on the road and I suspect it will happen on Sunday. I wouldn't mind another 6TD performance from him. :)

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    lol the language...most hockey coaches make tomlin look like a choir boy with language.

    As for the game, I just hope that they have a chance to steal it in the 4th quarter. This is going to be a tough game to win, but i thought butler showed some good things in his debut as a DC against them last year and I think they built on that this year despite having Landry Jones at QB

    No one in that locker room is upset gronk wont be able to play in this one
     
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    Martellus Bennett has also been pretty banged up this year and hurt his knee a little last game as well. He hasn't been much of a factor in the passing game and hopefully that continues. http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/4639/martellus-bennett

    Chris Hogan, their WR2 also was banged up: http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/6902/chris-hogan

    Dion Lewis is their best player on Offense, other than that they lack explosive playmakers. It will be interesting if they try to the dink and dunk passing all game like they've done to us previously, or give us a heavy dose of Dion Lewis and Blount.
     
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    Man i feel really good about our chances. for the third week in a row now, i'll say it again, Our O line is going to win us the superbowl this year :)

    Next to fewest sacks given up, and making holes for our running back to get 170 yards v the chiefs....

    it's all coming together for a superbowl win i tell ya!

    We're going to.... wait for it... blow out the Pats! 42-21 score to the steelers :)
     
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    42-21 is a bit wild, but I think they can definitely win this game IF they get to Brady. It's no secret to beat the Patriots you have to knock Brady off his game.

    Obviously have to score TOUCHDOWNS too but I wouldn't count on the Steelers being held out of the end zone for 2 straight weeks. Defense stands tall, forces a turnover or two like they've been doing we have a legit chance of winning this game.

    Either way, excitement levels are rising leading up to this one. :tt2:
     
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    I'm actually surprised that were 5.5 point dogs in this game right now...
    I was expecting closer to 3.

    I also really like our chances in this game with our Defense playing well, our O-line dominating, and Bell. This might just be the best a Steelers team has looked going into Foxborough.
     
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    IMO this game comes down to which Ben shows up. If he going to throw idiotic picks or be able to match Brady.

    Brady will score points. Ben and the offense have to match.
     
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    Actually, if 5.5 is the spread I'm surprised it's not higher. I just have visions of Belicheat finding a way to have LT trying to cover Edelman or some other receiver right down broadway all game long. They have to find some way to get in Brady's face and bounce him around. If they don't he'll pick them apart.
     
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    @Steelersdepot: #Steelers Week 7 snaps vs. #Patriots

    Ben 0
    M. Gilbert 0
    E. Rogers 0
    Shazier 32
    S. Davis 3
    J. Harrison 24
    A. Burns 35
     
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    AB:
     
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    AB's agent/Steelers PR Department wrote a very nice apology. :)


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    Na im sticking with my 42-21 because lets face it, we are DUE a win v the pats. It's been three games since ben has exploded so he is DUE too. I think the dee is playing the best ever they have played in about the last 5 years, so even with Brady, and without Gronk, i can't see them putting more than 21 on us. Gonna be a one sided game for us this time around :)
     
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    patriots are assholes...if that bulletin board material they are sensitive assholes

    This is a non issue, its a shame they have to answer questions about it
     
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    Ladarius Green practiced today.
     
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    Who?
    Lol
    Seriously...if he can go Sunday this offense could roll!
     
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    I think he still has a way to go. He was "limited" which means he will need to be tested tomorrow. If OK, they will let him go through a full practice, and then he has to pass a test the day after that.

    It's still far from a sure bet but at least there is progress.
     
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