Articles by Dave Bryan


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Are The Bears Who We Think They Are?

The 2009 Chicago Bears bare some resemblance to the 2008 team that ranked 21st in passing offense, 26th in total yards per game and 21st in total yards per game on defense. Sure Jay Cutler has replaced Kyle Orton at quarterback and 3 new starters on the line have been…


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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday September 17th

The ESPN NFL Blog Network team evaluated all team stadiums, rating each from five wows to zero wows. Heinz Field was one of four stadiums to get the highest rating. Bears tight end Desmond Clark is out this week against the Steelers with a cracked rib as too are linebacker…



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Chicago, Chicago Not A Steelers Town

Chicago is not a Steelers type of town. All time the Pittsburgh franchise is 1-10 against the Bears in Chicago dating back to October 18, 1936, when the then Pittsburgh Pirates lost 26-7 to the Bears. The Steelers were 0-10 in the windy city until Norm Johnson kicked a game…




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Audio from Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Tuesday September 15th Press Conference

Audio from Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin press conference on Tuesday September 15th. Tomlin addresses the upcoming week 2 Chicago Bears game, injuries to both linebacker Lawrence Timmons and Troy Polamalu and the dime package among other topics. The transcript of the presser ia also below. [audio:http://www.steelersdepot.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/mike_tomlin_9_15_2009_press_conference.mp3] Mike Tomlin: Good…


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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday September 15th

Linebacker Lawrence Timmons didn\’t practice on Monday, but is hopeful he will be able to play this Sunday. Timmons says he is taking it day by day and doesn\’t know if he will practice on Wednesday or not. Starting running back Willie Parker says he wasn\’t used to getting hit…


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Tony Hills On Borrowed Time

You know second year tackle Tony Hills was not happy upon seeing his name on the inactive list for Thursday night\’s game versus Tennessee. What probably was even more painful was seeing rookie undrafted free agent lineman Ramon Foster was active instead of him. Hills has yet to make a…


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No Surgery Required For Polamalu

From the PPG: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09257/997984-66.stm Troy Polamalu, speaking for the first time publicly since his left knee was injured in the Steelers season-opener last Thursday, said he feels fortunate it was not more serious. Polamalu confirmed that it will take between three and six weeks to recover from the sprained MCL…


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Bears Limp Into Week 2 Game Versus Steelers

While the overall time frame on the total amount of games that safety Troy Polamalu will miss for Steelers, the one thing we know for sure is that he will miss the week 2 game on Sunday versus the Chicago Bears. The Bears too will have major injury concerns as…


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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday September 14th

Dale Lolley explains why the no huddle may be seen a ton this year, especially if the Steelers are behind or are having problems moving the football. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will still try to run the football every now and again, but the Steelers have clearly moved to a…


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Week 1 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 1 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. Atlanta Falcons 20 Miami Dolphins 17 Baltimore Ravens 27 Kansas City Chiefs 13 Carolina Panthers 17 Philadelphia Eagles 14 Cincinnati Bengals 31 Denver Broncos 10 Cleveland Browns 20 Minnesota Vikings 16…


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Injury Analyst Stephania Bell Explains Polamalu Injury

Video of ESPN.com\’s injury analyst Stephania Bell discussing the severity of Troy Polamalu\’s sprained MCL knee injury. She speculates he will not need surgery, but also says he will likely miss the maximum time in recovery. That could be 6-8 weeks.