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Suisham isn't so sweet for Steelers

After almost a day to digest the Steelers' loss to the Ravens on Sunday night, there are a few things still unanswered.

-- If Shaun Suisham can't be relied upon to kick a field goal, why still have him on the team?

Kickers are booting 50-yard field goals with regularity these days, so why can't the Steelers find one?

Yeah, I know Heinz Field is an awful place to practice your craft if you're a kicker, but this wasn't a 50-yarder, either.

I'm not sure if the delay of game penalty on the Steelers' last drive was planned or not, but it certainly wouldn't have been my call.

You either go for it or kick the field goal. The punt shouldn't have been an option.

-- Will the NFL review the hit on Hines Ward?

It certainly looks like only Steelers get helmet-to-helmet penalties these days.

-- I thought the line was fine protecting Ben Roethlisberger.

-- Antonio Brown looks like a star in the making.

-- Rashard Mendenhall appeared to have Chris Johnson Disease, that is, not wanting to take too much contact from the Ravens.

-- How does that win against the Patriots look today after New England lost to the Giants at home?

-- I can't believe there's an actual meaningful game coming up against the Bengals.

-- I'm still no fan of William Gay. 


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