Sure, these aren’t the 2008 Steelers here, but they’re more than capable of beating the Patriots on Sunday. Maybe it’s the bye week, or all of the Red Sox drama, but this game is getting shockingly little play around here. Its seems a given in many quarters that the Patriots will win, always a dangerous position to take.
Pats Pregame Points: Game Seven At Steelers – Chris Warner on Patriots Daily hits on some areas to look at in this one.
Versus Pats, Steelers’ D never rests – Chris Forsberg has the Steelers defense looking for answers for this one.
Patriots, Steelers are proof that stable QB/coach relationships are big key to success – Christopher Price has these two teams as prime examples of stability. A Sherrod Blakely has more on the topic. Paul Kenyon says that this game will showcase two of the NFL’s best.
Can the Patriots pass defense find a way to keep Steelers receiver Mike Wallace grounded? – Nick Underhill says that keeping the explosive wideout under wraps will be a challenge for the Patriots. Karen Guregian says that cornerback play will be key for the Patriots.
Scott Zolak: Steelers should throw on Pats – The 98.5 mid-day host (and Pennsylvania native) tells a PA newspaper what the Steelers need to do to beat the Patriots. He also talks about his role at 98.5 and on the Patriots radio broadcasts.
Patriots must look for safety first – Mark Farinella says that Brady the Patriots must always be aware of where Troy Polamalu is.
Dan Koppen with down time – Rapoport’s notebook has the injured Patriots center staying upbeat dispute not being able to play. The other notebooks this morning reference Rob Gronkowski issuing an apology or saying sorry , when in reality, he didn’t do either. He expressed regret over the incident, but didn’t actually apologize, either to Robert Kraft or the media.
Joe Maddon might not be a fit for the Red Sox, but he knows somebody who might be – Rob Bradford has the Tampa manager touting his bench coach, Dave Martinez for the Red Sox job.
Cherington’s first task a daunting one — hire a manager – Tim Britton looks at the first step for the new GM.
Repairs start with starters – Michael Silverman says that starting pitching is a close second.
Jays may target David Ortiz – Scott Lauber reports that the Blue Jays might make a run at the Red Sox DH.
Why it might be close to freakout time for the Bruins – DJ Bean says that you might need to keep your hand close to the panic button.
Comfort zone isn’t good place for Bruins – Kevin Paul Dupont says that the Bruins just look too comfortable on the ice.
Ryan Hadfield will be by later this afternoon with a review of the new ESPN Films production “Unguarded,” about Fall River’s Chris Herren, which had a special premiere in Boston last night.