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  • BSP 2016 Highlights:The NFL


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    BSP 2016 Highlights:The NFL

    Author Danielle McCartan Eric Webb Matt Berkson Nicole Monique Scott Thompson

    What makes a great sports year? Do we define a sports year when the unthinkable becomes reality? When we say goodbye to greatness? Do we define the world of sports with the motto “anything could happen”? As we turn the page on 2016 in to 2017, the contributors of Back Sports Page look back at the year that was 2016 with their highlights and memories. Today we start with the NFL:

  • Players React to Ryan Rumors in Buffalo


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    Players React to Ryan Rumors in Buffalo

    Rex On The Hot Seat!!

    Author Bill Keagle

    Going into Week 16, the Buffalo Bills have a small chance of making the playoffs. Although not mathematically eliminated, it hasn’t stopped the rumors swirling about the future of the Head Coach Rex Ryan. Ownership hasn’t come out and said one way or another but players have voiced their opinions on the rumors:

  • Giants-Lions Post Game Reaction


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    Giants-Lions Post Game Reaction

    Comments from Both Teams

    Author Randy Zellea

    We have post game reaction from the Giants 17-6 win over the Lions. We have comments from Coach McAdoo, Victor Cruz, Eli Manning, Jonathan Cassilias, Landon Collins, Leon Hall, DRC, Damien Harrison, Justin Pugh from the Giants.

    We also have comments from Matthew Stafford Coach Caldwell, Golden Tate, Zach Zenner, and Glover Quinn from the lions discussing the loss.

  • Big Blue Report: Taming the Lions


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    Big Blue Report: Taming the Lions

    Looking to the Final Home Game of the Season!!

    Author Randy Zellea

    Looking Back Against the Cowboys:

    The fans of the Giants understood why Jerry Reese put as much attention in the defenses during the offseason as he did. The defense forced three turnovers and held the Cowboys to seven points. Giants Head Coach Ben McAdoo was happy with the team’s effort: “What we did well, tremendous effort by the defense all night. We stayed in the moment the entire 60 minutes of the ball game. I really thought we put our foot down in the second half of the game. We tackled fundamentally sound. We held the offense to seven points, minimized explosive gains and forced turnovers. What we need to work on, we need to keep them under 100 yards rushing and keep them out of field goal range at the end of the first half.”

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Flipper’s Revenge-Steelers Report

Written by Rob Benvin on Saturday, 22 October 2016. Posted in Football

Flipper’s Revenge-Steelers Report

“Awww! Ben’s hurt! Dat’s it. Season’s over. Don’t need to watch anymore games for the year.” That phrase was a reoccurring theme after the second quarter last Sunday when Ben Roethlisberger ended up tearing the meniscus ligament in his left knee. Surprisingly, Ben came back to finish the game, but without any positive result.

The Miami Dolphins seemed to be unstoppable and could possibly be returning in different uniforms that look like the New England Patriots. After last week, Miami now is 24th in the league in rushing yards after adding 216 yards on the ground against a somewhat highly ranked rushing defense. Look for former short-lived Steelers player LaGarette Blount to rekindle his friendship this week with LeVeon Bell as the Patriots come to Heinz Field.

With Landry Jones at Quarterback and the lack of defensive stops against the Dolphins, I don’t see a Steelers win this week.

Coach's Corner

“It was a collective failure by us.” –Mike Tomlin

No kidding. The Dolphins were a team that the Steelers should have clobbered. Instead, the Miami Dolphins stepped up their game. There’s nothing else that you can do but criticize the team who played poorly and tip your cap to the team who dominated. Let’s get to our steel recognitions of the week:

COAL – He who fueled the fire – There wasn’t much of a fire on the Steeler offensive side of the ball. Therefore, this week’s coal recognition goes to Miami Dolphins’ running back, Jay Ajayi. With 25 rushing attempts, 204 yards, and 2 touchdowns, Ajayi dominated the Steelers defense and carried the Dolphins to the 30-15 win.

ORE – The rock that stood tall – I’m going to think outside of the box here and choose Dolphins head coach Adam Gase and the rest of the coaching staff. They had a game plan and stuck it to Pittsburgh. Even if you take out the 62 yard run by Ajayi late in the game, that’s still 154 total rushing yards. Ryan Tannehill doesn’t show up on the highlight reels after last week, but his 24/32 pass completions and 252 passing yards created a balanced attack for the Dolphins. The game plan worked and was rock solid the entire 60 minutes.

SCRAP METAL – Scrap it…period – The Steelers defense. That’s got to be scrapped if the Steelers want any chance to defeat New England on Sunday. The 450+ yards given up in week six shows that Pittsburgh’s defense has flaws. Of course, that was known before the season started. Yet, with Ben Roethlisberger out and third down conversions being crucial for Landry Jones to convert, I think we will see the Steelers defense on the field just as long as it was against Miami.

So far, my predictions haven’t gone well. I’ve been wrong when predicting scores and I’m 2-1 regarding Steeler victories. I’m going to predict a New England Patriots win as Tom Brady needed little to no time getting back in the saddle against Cleveland. Brady will be picking apart the Steelers defense leading the Pats to a large victory 34-17. Hopefully, my streak of being incorrect will continue for Week 7. Fingers crossed.

About the Author

Rob Benvin

Rob Benvin is a “yinzer” sports fan and a teacher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Yes, the sports city where all of the major sports teams wear the same colors (black and gold). Born in Bozeman, Montana, his family moved to Pittsburgh when he was four years old and he grew up on pierogies and Primanti’s. Rob went to college at the University of Charleston, WV where he graduated with a BA in English Education and a Leadership minor. Being married and having his first child on the way, he truly feels he living the American dream with family being the best luxury. Rob played baseball for twenty-three years and was a catcher for twenty-two of them. Although his experience sits with our American pastime, his love and addiction for hockey has grown over the past few years.

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