Articles by Dave Bryan

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Steelers Week 3 Friday Injury Practice Report

No surprises on the Steelers Friday injury and practice report as DE Brett Keisel (Calf), LB Donovan Woods (Hamstring) and CB Deshea Townsend (Heel) are all listed as out as none of them were able to practice this week. LB James Farrior (Back), G Chris Kemoeatu (Ankle), DT Casey Hampton…


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A Crucial Time For Steelers WR Sweed

I certainly understand the Steelers sitting Limas Sweed right now because he just is not ready. Right now is a crucial time in his development and thuis far he seems like he has the right attitude. In the world of the TOs and the Ocho Cincos, that is refreshing. This…


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Steelers Week 3 Thursday Injury Practice Report

Steelers WR Hines Ward practiced fully on Thursday after resting on Wednesday. Also practicing fully on Thursday after sitting on Wednesday were DT Casey Hampton (Groin), LB James Farrior (Back) and G Chris Kemoeatu (Ankle). QB Ben Roethlisberger (Shoulder) was added to the injury report on Thursday but did practice…


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Steelers Week 3 Wednesday Injury Practice Report

Steelers DE Brett Keisel (Calf) as expected did not practice on Wednesday. Joining Keisel as a spectator were LB James Farrior (Back), G Chris Kemoeatu (Ankle), CB Deshea Townsend (Heel) and LB Donovan Woods (Hamstring). WR Hines Ward did not practice per his usual Wednesday day off. DT Casey Hampton…



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Steelers Have To Pressure McNabb, Contain Westbrook

Well here we are at 2-0 with the Eagles up next. After watching the Eagles and Cowboys scoring fest on Monday night, I can tell you that the Steelers do not want or need to be involved in a game like that. It is not their style. To beat the…



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Steelers Thursday Wrapup – Sweed Needs Contacts

Strange day indeed for the Steelers as WR Limas Sweed returned to practice a day after being carted off with heat cramps only to find out he needs contacts. Sweed was caught squinting during film sessions and was checked out and fitted for contacts and glasses. S Anthony Smith tried…


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Payout’s a b!@$#

There’s been a big ruckus the last few days over two things: 1) the NFL owners opted out of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement early, and 2) rookie Matt Ryan is now guaranteed more money per season than Tom Brady. And finally – finally! — the Players’ Association is realizing…


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Mike Florio picks up where Prisco left off

Mike Florio of the Sporting News may raise the ire of a number of Steeler fans. Not because he says the Steelers will fail to make the playoffs — everyone is entitled to their opinions, and playoff fortunes ebb and flow as the years pass anyway — but because he…


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Prisco gives Steelers credit, temperature in hell plummets

There is generally no love lost between Pete Prisco and the city of Pittsburgh.  Not after he ranked Ben Roethlisberger as the 17th-best QB in the league prior to the 2007 season and included just two Steelers in his list of the top 100 players in the league.  And he…


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On the Bubble: Sean Mahan

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin seems to have an affinity for his former players. This year’s hot choice was Anthony “Booger” McFarland, who eventually was not signed because of a failed physical (however, he is still under consideration if he can prove he’s healthy later this month at a private…


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What’s this about a Pens-Steelers rivalry? GO PENS!!!

There’s been a ton of talk about a Penguins and Steelers rivalry over the past week in the major Pittsburgh media. In some of that media, there’s been the suggestion that the Penguins have overtaken the Steelers as Pittsburgh’s favorite sons. I’m not here to talk about how utterly ridiculous…


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Steel Tradition want’s to wail, MAIL: Overrated Ben, Underrated Willie, a horrid schedule and an I can’t believe you said that!

Here’s a look at some of the e-mail I’ve received about the Steelers since the 2008 NFL draft. One focuses on Ben Roethlisberger, and how this particular fan can’t believe that Steelers’ fans believe all the hype. Another focuses on why there isn’t as much hype on Willie Parker, and…


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Is Hines Ward coming to the end of the road?

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Texas wide receiver Limas Sweed in the second round of last month’s 2008 NFL draft. The Sweed selection is believe to be based on Ben Roethlisberger’s request that the Steelers add a tall receiver that can be effective in the red zone, as well as go…