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Friday, September 15, 2006

Miami Runs Into A Batch Of Trouble!

The Miami Dolphins came into Heinz Field for the 2006 NFL season opener against the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers hoping to steal a win. Instead they ran into a "Batch" of trouble. Charlie Batch, that is. With the Steelers #1 quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger sidelined by an appendectomy, Charlie was able to keep his perfect 3-0 back-up QB record while completing 15 out of 25 passes for 209 yards and 3 touchdowns. Tight end , Heath Miller was on the receiving end of 101 of those yards, including an 87 yard touchdown bomb from Batch. With the help of a stout Steelers defense and a touchdown interception by linebacker Joey Porter, they defeated the "Fish" 28-17. Running back, Willie Parker kept the Dolphins on their heals by rushing for 115 yards on 29 carries. The Steelers play their next game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday Night Football Sept. 17th. Ben Roethlisberger is listed as probable for the Jacksonville game.He has been practicing and told coach Bill Cowher he wants to play. In any event, Charlie Batch has made the most of his opportunities. Get the rest of the story.That's Pittsburgh Steelers news.
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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Steelers Add Some Zip For 2006!

The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired Rookie free agent running back, Patrick Cobbs from the New England Patriots on Friday September 1st. Who is Patrick Cobbs and what's so great about him? Well, he lead all New England running backs in the pre-season with 188 yards on 38 carries with 3 TDs and a 4.9 yards per carry average. He also caught seven passes for 115 yards, including a 57-yard TD reception. He's only 5-foot 9 or 10 and 210 lbs, but was impressive in college at North Texas. There, he led the nation in rushing in 2003 as a junior (152.7 yards per game), sat out '04 with a knee injury and rushed for over 1,000 yards again last year.

"I didn't even know about him coming out of North Texas," Cowher said. "I never looked at him. Our scouts have. I first saw him that one TV preseason game when New England was playing against Atlanta. He's on the smaller side. He probably won't time fast, but he plays fast. He's got very good balance ... good vision ... excellent hands. He's been impressive. He's a kid who had a very good preseason." This could be a rookie to watch, especially if he gets a chance to play if someone like Duce Staley gets hurt. The Steelers are desparately trying to replace "The Bus", Jerome Bettis, but they still need a consistent power back. Get the rest of the story.
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