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Old 20.09.2018, 09:21 AM
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Old 22.09.2018, 11:24 AM
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Still struggle to take the Bucs seriously, although you can’t argue with what they’ve done so far. There’s no reason why they can’t continue to have success Offensively against a woeful Pittsburgh Defense, but I think the Steelers will have too much firepower.

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Old 22.09.2018, 05:25 PM
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the Steelers defence better sort out there coverage issues as the Bucs will fancy hanging 30 points+ plus on them and then its how many turnovers Big Ben commits.
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Old 25.09.2018, 02:00 AM
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Very pleasing first half, shaky start but Ben has been amazing.

That 2-min Ben drive was awesome to watch, more of the same 2nd half please!
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Old 25.09.2018, 06:42 AM
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Weird game. Steelers couldn’t get the run game going until late on and almost blew a big lead, but just about hung on in spite of themselves. Chris Conte’s never living down that McDonald TD...
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Think it's safe to say this is Le'veon Bell's last season as a Steeler. James Connor is the real deal. He's listed as 6'1 233, but he runs, and looks, like he weighs at least 10lbs less. He runs with a purpose and moves through the gears quickly.

Fitzmagic is a great thing, but the nothing to lose approach clearly has its draw backs. He made some great plays last night, and it certainly helps having Mike Evans out there, but his 'luck' was bound to run out eventually. Still, don't think that game should change the stance that it's his team for now.

BR showing he's still got it too.
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Think it's safe to say this is Le'veon Bell's last season as a Steeler. James Connor is the real deal. He's listed as 6'1 233, but he runs, and looks, like he weighs at least 10lbs less. He runs with a purpose and moves through the gears quickly.

Fitzmagic is a great thing, but the nothing to lose approach clearly has its draw backs. He made some great plays last night, and it certainly helps having Mike Evans out there, but his 'luck' was bound to run out eventually. Still, don't think that game should change the stance that it's his team for now.

BR showing he's still got it too.
It’s going to be a week of radio chatter in Tampa about who’s starting next week, but I agree, Fitzpatrick has done enough to keep his place.

Everyone is saying how hard Jameis has worked, what great shape he’s in, great attitude etc. But I don’t care. This team is playing hard for Fitzpatrick and he’s earned his gig.
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Old 25.09.2018, 10:27 AM
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It’s going to be a week of radio chatter in Tampa about who’s starting next week, but I agree, Fitzpatrick has done enough to keep his place.

Everyone is saying how hard Jameis has worked, what great shape he’s in, great attitude etc. But I don’t care. This team is playing hard for Fitzpatrick and he’s earned his gig.
The team (and the fans) seem to be behind Fitz, so you have to ride that wave so to speak. There seems to be a good vibe with him at QB and that can be as important as any other intangible.

The Buccs have got a tough run of games ahead, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Jameis back in there at the halfway stage of the season as a result, but Fitz might suprise a few more people yet.
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Old 25.09.2018, 11:58 AM
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Still way too many errors to be considered a contender. 155 yards in penalties is ridiculous. The DB's and secondary giving up too many yards and big plays. Sure there's exciting play makers on the attacking side we know Big Ben has still got it so we will always have a chance. Boswell has gone from a Pro Bowl kicker to one who will get cut soon if he carries on missing important kicks.
Is there a changing of the guard this season in the AFC? Maybe no Patriots, Steelers or Broncos reaching the later stages of the play offs.
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Old 25.09.2018, 02:44 PM
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Expected us to get that win, but made heavy work of it in the end. There's something about the Steelers where when our backs are against the wall I just fancy us to go on the road for a tricky game and pull out the W. Much more than I would at Heinz Field, oddly. Same at KC last year; done it at San Diego Chargers and at the Panthers as well at similarly early stage of recent seasons. But the penalties are worrying and the defense is a worry generally. Nice to get a defensive score for the first time in nearly 2 years though. Wouldn't be shocked if follow up this losing at home to Baltimore... it's a tough schedule this year and it's not like on defense we are waiting for anyone to come back. Shazier leaves a big hole, one that he's not returning to fill anytime soon. Still feels like an a 7-8-1 or 9-6-1 type season to me.
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