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NFL: Football is back.

The time where being a slob on Sundays is acceptable to the world. A time of pushing off family, friends, obligations, girlfriends, wives to sit back and watch football is acceptable. Painted faces, hundred dollar jerseys, and tailgates in below freezing temperatures is acceptable. Fabricated thoughts of teams, through all the good and bad times it is all okay because NFL Football is back. And the time to be an “NFL Analyst” is back.

Think about it, we as fans sit back and watch every little move that goes on in games, we shout our frustrations on Twitter and Facebook. We yell at the TV, we get into arguments with colleagues and friends, that we may not even realize we are doing. We associate ourselves as “us” when speaking about our favorite team, we think we can be a general manager, head coach, offensive coach, defensive coach, WR, QB, RB, all at once. After watching the same team for so many years, growing a relationship and connection with players, coaches and fans, may seem odd or ill advised by some, but don’t listen to those people. Because it is impossible not to associate oneself as “we” with the team.

At times we may actually be completely wrong but we shall never admit it, never admit defeat and always stay true and loyal to our word, predictions, and team. To continue this on going fantasy of believing we can be general managers and or coaches, we satisfy our needs by creating fantasy football teams, continuous research, listening, reading and dissecting news to create the perfect team. To be the perfect manager to be the general manager/coach of the year and win the league.  

Once our fantasy team fails mid way through the season, we shall never stop supporting the guys on the field that we have grown to love. If our frustrations are not laminated enough on social media, we revert to blog spaces to critique our teams and fans. We continue to fuel this NFL Analyst fantasy, by thinking we our experts because we write a 500-word article about our favorite team’s mishaps, blunders and what can be done differently.

This time, this short gap where all this comes together and is deemed acceptable and normal by the public(most people), cherish it because, as sports may seem to stray some people apart it simply brings us together as one. The love we all share for our teams, cities, and players, bring us together. It allows people to come together as one and share one common goal, the love for football and to always think we are NFL Analysts.

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Pittsburgh Steelers: NFL Preview 2017-18, Weak Schedule, Depth at WR

Next Preseason game Saturday, August 26 vs Indianapolis Colts 7:30 P.M.

Current Preseason 2017 record 2-0

Win vs Atlanta 17-13 & Win vs Giants 23-20

 Pittsburgh Steelers 2017-2018 Prediction: 10-6

Is there somewhere out there that ranks NFL teams schedules? If not, then I’ll tell you right now the Steelers definitely have a favorable schedule, on the easier, per se. Ending and opening the season up with Cleveland are two sure wins. Then the next eight weeks they play two teams that pose a threat, Kansas City, and Baltimore, which are still possible wins. After their bye week, they face the Packers and Patriots, only two threats on their whole schedule. But it’s no surprise the Steelers have a chance to win 12 games and a minimum of 10 games next season.

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With an offense led by big-old, battered up Big Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers look to again make a deep playoff run. Roethlisberger, despite being 35-years-old and out of his “prime” continues to be the backbone to this teams success. With a ton of depth at the wide out position, on top Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell star power. These two are top players in the NFL, it can’t hurt to have them both causing headaches for opposing defenses throughout the season. The Steelers always play a consistent defensive game also(great fantasy defense option if you need a consistent 5-8 points a week), with a defense led by Stephen Tuitt on the offensive line, and a linebacker core of  Ryan Shazier and James Harrison, and a secondary of Sean Davis, the defense supports the offense quite well. The Steelers only managed to give up 68 rushing yards per game, ranking 4th among NFL teams(2016).

I think it’s fair to say Pittsburgh will handle their own and glide into the playoffs and even possibly win the division, the Steelers will be left right where they left off last season just this team and Steeler fans hope to see a win in the Conference Championships. Despite the obvious, some players on the offensive side and defensive side that will make a major impact for Pittsburgh next season are:

WATCH OUT

WATCH OUT FOR Martavis Bryant, after his suspension is up Bryant will more than likely serve a WR2 option, and Bryant has shown some great strides this preseason and hopes to make an impact after serving his suspension.

WATCH OUT FOR Sammie Coates, with Bryant suspended, Coates will be an undervalued WR for Steelers. Coates can still fly and be a solid WR2/WR3 option while Bryant is out.

WATCH OUT FOR Artie Burns: Burns had 52 total tackles, 3 interceptions during his first year with Pittsburgh, with a ton of tools on this defense, Burns will be an emerging CB to keep an eye this season as he will be a big part of the Steelers defense.

STEELERS 2017-18 NFL SCHEDULE

Week 1- @ Browns

Week 2- vs Vikings

Week 3- @ Bears

Week 4- @ Ravens

Week 5- vs Jaguars

Week 6- @ Chiefs

Week 7- vs Bengals

Week 8- @ Lions

Week 9- BYE

Week 10- @ Colts

Week 11-vs Titans

Week 12- vs Packers

Week 13- @ Bengals

Week 14 vs Ravens

Week 15- vs Patriots

Week 16- @ Texans

Week 17 vs Browns

Wins: Browns, Vikings, Bears, Jaguars, Bengals, Lions, Colts, Titans, Ravens, Browns

Loses: @ Ravens(week 4), @ Chiefs(week 6), Packers, Bengals, Patriots, Texans

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