Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall is another RB who looks like he never even suffered a torn ACL in 2011.

Si.com as always David Sabino provides us with who is up and who is down in the world of fantasy football.

ESPN.com Berry and Ravitz answer fan questions, breakdown the Pittsburgh Steelers QB Big Ben Roethlisberger, and much more.

Will Big Ben boom or bust with new offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

Eagles vs Steelers

NFL Pre-Season Week 2 Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh 

COLD: Michael Vick was not playing with the poise and control we saw last week.  Instead Vick looked like he was trying to carry the Eagles and force throws against a very good defense.

Vick was by far not as unimpressive as the Eagles receivers who did get any separation from their defenders. 

For example WR DeSean Jackson had one 9 yard reception but finished the night with 8 yards receiving because he went -1 yard on the next reception.  As well TE Brent Celek who do make a reception the entire game. 

HOT: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger looked much better this week getting the protection he needed to create plays. 

RB Rashard Mendenhall continues to be a solid pick at runningback, WR Hines Ward burnt Eagles CB Asante Samuel for a TD, and WR Jerricho Cotchery had a TD catch.  

SLEEPER: Eagles RB Ronnie Brown started poorly but later was given several productive carries in a row.  Brown is considered a third or fourth option at best but I believe he will be used in a RB by committee with starter LeSean McCoy.

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Redskins vs Steelers

NFL Pre-Season Week 1 Washington vs Pittsburgh

Fantasy Analysis:

I have to admit the Redskins have me puzzled.  They have a lot of fantasy football talent players like WR Santana Moss, TE Chris Cooley, and RB Tim Hightower.

However the Redskins will only be as talented as their QB Rex Grossman. Grossman is not officially the starter but he did make a case last night.  As far his fantasy value I would say Rex Grossman is a third option.  

Rex played a Steelers defense that was not executing and left WR’s wide open. 

Speaking of the Steelers, are they have blocking issues?  The Steelers lost veteran LT Max Starks to free agency and it appeared that they had problems picking up the blitz.

Keep an eye on the Steelers O line.

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Hey, at least throw a pick on their side of the field instead of asking the D to bail you out again. Or hand the ball off and stop trying to act like Peyton Manning. You ain’t that and you know it, man; you just get paid like he does.

OLB James Harrison on Ben Rothlisberger’s Super Bowl Performance: MensJournal

James Harrison in Mens Journal. 

ESPN Pittsburgh OLB James Harrison seems to just anger everyone with his latest comments.

(Source: ESPN)

Ray Rice took a shot at Hines Ward for his drunk driving arrest this past Saturday via Twitter.  

But this war of words is catching fire according to ESPN.com.

SI.com is reporting the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may need surgery for a late season injury that broke his right foot.

Ben Roethlisberger sporting his porn star mustache.

If your not aware the twitter community is a buzz over Pittsburgh Steelers runningback Rashard Mendenhall’s recent tweet on the death of Osama bin Laden.

"What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…"  posted by Mendinhall on twitter.

Steelers Owner Art Rooney made a statement regarding Mendenhall’s embarrassing tweet.

“I have not spoken with Rashard so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments. The entire Steelers’ organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon.”

ESPN.com takes the situation into more detail within the link above.

Rashard Mendenhall post a disrespectful tweet to the entire nation.

Also feel free to DISQUS your opinion on this issue.  Did Mendenhall insult the nation and how do you feel about his comments on Osama ben Laden?


NFL FILMS AMERICAS GAME The 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers at Hulu.com 

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