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O-R Sports reporter Dale Lolley gets you the insider scoop on the NFL.

After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop. Dale can also be heard on the Steelers radio network pre-game show prior to every game. Follow him on Twitter at dlolleyor.

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Aug 2017

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Thoughts on the Steelers-Falcons game

The Steelers had to have been mildly concerned - at the very least - with the way their first-team defense performed in Sunday night’s 17-13 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Yes, they were playing without safety Mike Mitchell, linebackers Bud Dupree, Ryan Shazier and James Harrison, but the Falcons evened that out by not suiting up receiver Julio Jones or running back Devonta Freeman.

So there’s that.

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Aug 2017

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Has Father Time caught up with Steelers’ Harrison?


Just as it was last year when the plan for the Steelers in training camp was to go with the young guys at outside linebacker at the expense of James Harrison, so it the plan again this year.

Only this time around, it isn’t Bud Dupree and Jarvis Jones the Steelers plan on moving forward with. Now, it’s Dupree and T.J. Watt.

As we saw last season, the young guys didn’t get things done. Dupree suffered a sports hernia that required surgery in training camp and missed more than half the season.

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Aug 2017

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Thoughts on the Steelers’ preseason opener

That was a heck of a start for T.J. Watt, but we shouldn’t crown him just yet.

Remember Ryan Shazier’s first preseason game a few years back against Buffalo? He played that game like he was Jefferson in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, making every tackle, every play possible - reaching double digits in tackles in the first half alone.

Watt is good. That he’s a player isn’t in doubt.

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Aug 2017

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NFL losing the PR battle with handling of Bryant

If the NFL wonders why it has a PR problem, it should look no further than its handling of the situation with Martavis Bryant.

Bryant was conditionally conditionally reinstated again by the league Wednesday, two full weeks after the Steelers reported to training camp at Saint Vincent College.

This was about three months after he had previously been conditionally reinstated by the league to resume practicing with the team in the offseason and at minicamp.

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