PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- The Pittsburgh Steelers have reached the midway point in the regular season, having played eight games to the tune of a 4-4 record.

“The Fan Morning Show,” with host Chris Mack filling in for regular host Colin Dunlap this week, Josh Miller and Jim Colony, used Tuesday’s show to review the Steelers’ first half and give some second half predictions as well.

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Here are the results:

First Half MVP

Chris: Ben Roethlisberger. Chris says if Roethlisberger would have been available for the New England Patriots game, they could have won, shows his value to the team.

Josh: Jordan Berry. Yes, Josh picks the punter. But, he believes that Berry has been the best player at his job on the team.

Jim: Jordan Berry. Jim hops on the Berry bandwagon as well.

First Half LVP (Least Valuable Player)

Chris: David DeCastro. The Steelers re-signed DeCastro in the offseason and he has been very disappointing to this point.

Josh: Jarvis Jones. It’s a “make or break” year for Jones as his contract expires at the end of the season, yet he hasn’t done very much.

Jim: Ladarius Green. The man brought in in the offseason to be another offensive weapon has not even seen the field yet.

First Half Grades


Chris: C

Josh: D-

Jim: D

The guys all agree that with the talent this team possesses, the poor performances against Miami and Baltimore, among others, leads to a poor grade.


Chris: B+

Josh: C+

Jim: C

The defense hasn’t been the main issue with the Steelers, but the lack of play-making ability and sacks leads to mediocre grades.

Special Teams

Chris: B

Josh: C-

Jim: B-

These grades would have been a lot higher a week ago before the blocked punt for touchdown and the botched onside kick attempt last week in Baltimore.


Chris: D

Josh: D-

Jim: D

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Bad losses on the road to poor teams has highlighted the first half for the Steelers.

First Half Highlight

Chris: End of first half TD that put the Steelers up 29-0 against the Chiefs in Week 4.

Josh: Watching Ryan Shazier’s 12 tackle game against the Bengals.

Jim: Any Sammie Coates big play

First Half Lowlight

Chris: The failed onside kick by Boswell against Baltimore

Josh: Sitting on the couch after the Miami loss

Jim: The failed onside kick as well

First Half Surprise

Chris: Eli Rogers

Josh: Cam Heyward and Ryan Shazier dominant when healthy

Jim: Robert Golden. “Robert Golden is pretty good.”

First Half Disappointment

Chris: Todd Haley

Josh: Offensive line play

Jim: Offensive line play

Over/Under For Season

Roethlisberger 37.5 TD Passes (17 currently)

Chris: Over  Josh: Over  Jim: Over

Le’Veon Bell 950 rushing yards (376 currently)

Chris: Over  Josh: Under  Jim: Under

26 sacks by defense (11 currently)

Chris: Under  Josh: Under  Jim: Over

8.5 wins this season (4 currently)

Chris: Over  Josh: Over  Jim: Over

You can hear their answers and discussions from “The Fan Morning Show” on Tuesday below.

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