Articles by Chris Gates

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NFL Stands For Inconsistency

By Chris Gates I have come to three concrete conclusions so far this NFL season: 1) Officials play too big of a role in games, 2) The league does a horrible job of governing conduct on and off the field, and 3) Roger Goodell has zero consistency in his rulings….


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Feels Like 2009 All Over Again

By Chris Gates I fear we\’re on the cusp of falling in to a far too familiar place. Right after the 2010 NFL Draft I analyzed the Steelers entire roster. Later I went on air and said that this team could very well repeat 2009 with another disappointing second half….


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Will Ben Fit Back In?

By Chris Gates The Pittsburgh Steelers have won their opening two games of the season. That’s the win total most of us hoped for after four games. So I can’t help but wonder what will happen when the Steelers hit their Week 5 bye. This team could legitimately be 3-1,…


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Steelers Offense The Best In The Division

By Chris Gates Oddly enough, it’s fair to say the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense is the best in the AFC North after one week. Let that sink in for a second. OK, now that you’ve taken the short amount of time to deduce I’m a dummy and know nothing about football,…


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A Special Point Of Interest

By Chris Gates New special teams coach Al Everest told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he has four goals for the return teams. They are: 1. Ball security. 2. Positive yards. 3. Return the ball in scoring position. 4. Scoring touchdowns. I’d love to hear what his plans are for kick and…