Markus Wheaton

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2016 South Side Questions: Is The Checkbook Closed For The Year?

The preseason has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp and the preseason might have seen a lot of work put into the team and…


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Steelers Wheaton, Gilbert Both Expect To Play Against Redskins

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t release their first injury report of the week until Thursday afternoon but ahead of that, we’re already getting a good idea as to which day-to-day players are currently able to practice ahead of Monday night’s regular season opener against the Washington Redskins. While the Wednesday morning…



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Tomlin Still Deciding If Gilbert Will Return Kickoffs

When the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to acquire cornerback Justin Gilbert from the Cleveland Browns via a trade on Saturday the team also received a player who has some experience returning kickoffs. As a result of that, head coach Mike Tomlin was predictably asked Tuesday during his press conference if he…


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4WR Sets Should Be Viable Solution For Early Short-Handed Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers ran 235 plays of offense during the preseason, penalty non-plays included. On not a single one of them did they line up with four wide receivers on the field. And yet I would expect that we will see some of that, perhaps even somewhat significantly, this season,…



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Bryan: 2016 Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction: Final Edition

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have closed out their 2016 preseason, it’s time for me to release my final 53-man roster prediction. Please note that this prediction has two sections. The top section is what I predict the 53-man roster to look like Saturday evening right after 4 p.m. deadline….



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Landry Jones Accurate, Consistent In Bounce-Back Showing

Fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones came under heavy fire last week following a four-interception performance against the Eagles in the first half of the team’s second preseason game. In spite of the fact that a number of his interceptions came with mitigating factors—hit as he threw one, another bounced…


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Sammie Coates Makes Few Opportunities Count Vs Saints

When the Pittsburgh Steelers’ ‘first-team’ offense took the field for the first time this year, it may have been taking as a troubling sign for Sammie Coates, the second-year wide receiver who was drafted in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and played very sparsely his rookie season….


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Steelers Film Room: Roethlisberger Rustless In Preseason Debut Against Saints

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made his 2016 preseason debut Friday night on the road against the New Orleans Saints and he used the annual tune-up game to show that he’s more than ready for the upcoming regular season. Roethlisberger, who only played two offensive series before being removed from…


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Steelers Vs Saints: Winners And Losers

Lot of winners tonight, not as many losers. Refreshing change of pace. WINNERS 1. Ben Roethlisberger: Roethlisberger was magnificent, going 12/17 for 148 yards and two touchdowns in just two series of work. He was carefully aggressive with a pinpoint 58 yard touchdown to Antonio Brown and some smart, efficient…


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Preseason Steelers Vs Saints – What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to kick off their third preseason game tonight against the Saints, this time on the road for the first time, in New Orleans, after taking two home losses at Heinz Field. But the prospects of some quality football should seem greater tonight, as several key…