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A hated rival of the Pittsburgh Steelers mocks their recent acquisition of William Jackson III. The Steelers quarterback supports the views of the man who took his job.

Speaking of quarterbacks, which of them will Syracuse’s Pete see when the orange visits Acresor Stadium on Saturday?

We’re also reviewing Saturday’s football games for the Penguins and Dukesny on First Contact on Friday.

Compete back

We have known for a long time that the former Bengals Corner Buck Adam “Pacman” Jones hates the Steelers organisation.

It also appears that Buck has a particular aversion to the latest Stellar in particular.

Jones posted a Tweet full of profanity – Accompanied by an accompanying video – Targets the Steelers’ newly acquired angle William Jackson III.

Now (your ass) is really on the hot seat!!! Jones wrote. “Now you are there with (expletive) flourish!!!! @steelers great job lol, you (the backside) bout to get the barbecue, you run but you can’t hide!!! “

Jones Looks like he ate some beef with Jackson for Yearsalthough Jackson once Praise Jones for being such a good teammate When they overlapped in Cincinnati.

But I suppose Jones has had some bad intentions since the Bengals released him after the 2017 season. Jackson was drafted into the role in 2016.

Meanwhile, Jackson told members of the media in Pittsburgh that he is not on social media. This is not entirely true. He has a Twitter account. But Jackson hasn’t tweeted in about 14 months. It goes back, roughly, to one of Jones’s nasty attacks on social media.

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The truth from Trubisky

Before leaving for the weekend, Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubesky echoed many of the same complaints about the Steelers offense recently made by Kenny Beckett.

After the team lost in Philadelphia on Sunday, Beckett criticized the Steelers’ study habitsand exercise focus and attention to detail.

The man Beckett replaced expressed the same frustration this week.

“You see the same thing (as) when I was there,” Trubisky told me on Tuesday. “It’s frustrating. We have to go back to basics. Undo the penalties. Just everyone is on the same page. Eleven guys play as one. Find ways to score. Find ways to get some points.”

Trubisky appears to have given a second voice to some of Beckett’s concerns about long-haul flights that break without points.

“We move the ball a little bit. We have to be better in the red. We have to improve in third place. Everyone knows that,” Trubisky continued. “But for me it all starts from a practical point of view. We have to train harder. We should be more detailed. We should be locked in the lanes. We have to get back to basics.”

To be fair, another similarity between results under Trubisky or Pickett this year is that both struggled to locate, target and hit receivers on the bottom with any semblance of consistency.

And that’s on those two people as far as the other offensive players or offensive coordinator Matt Canada is concerned.

Kraken’ Code

The Seattle Kraken comes to the PPG Paints Arena on Saturday night. They will attempt to send the Pittsburgh Penguins to defeat for the seventh time in a row. If it does, it will be the second consecutive losing streak in the Sidney Crosby era.

Seattle was part of that streak, beating the Penguins 3-1 in Washington again on October 30 with a 3-1 score.

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The Kraken team is off to a strong start to the second season of the series. The team 6-4-2 opens the year after beating Marc-Andre Fleury and Minnesota Wild 4-0 Thursday night. Former Penguin defender Jimmy Oleksiak scored a goal.

This is the third goal for Oxiac this season already. The most he has in his 11-year career is six.

Seattle 4-1-1 on the road this season. Justin Schultz, Danielle Sprung and Brandon Tanev are also former pens who played for the Kraken last night. Jared McCann was scratched with an injury.

No questions about QBs

As the 6-2 Syracuse Orange prepares to visit Acrisure Stadium for a 4-4 Pitt match on Saturday, Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi isn’t worried about the uncertainty at the Orange.

Syracuse QB Garrett Shrader had an excellent season with the undefeated orange team (20 total touchdowns), until the second half of the loss at Clemson two weeks ago. But like many of his teammates, Shrader was battered in that match and eventually ran out at the end of the first half of the game against Notre Dame last week.

Shrader – Mississippi State move – was eventually replaced by Carlos Del Rio Wilson. He was fit, finishing the race with 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception. But the SU lost to the Irish fighters.

It remains unclear who will start Saturday on the North Shore. But Nardozzi insists his team’s defensive playing plan will not be affected too much.

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“Crime won’t change much,” Nardozy said. “If you had a big man of steel in your pocket compared to an athlete, we would be able to have it. But they are both athletes, so they can both move around and throw a nice ball. It’s not like there is that big of a difference.”

One big difference is experience. Del Rio Wilson threw only five passes before Saturday. The Shrader 579 threw over three and a half years of experience in Power 5.

bullet through the heart

Duquesne Dukes returned to work at home on Saturday, after a heartbreaking loss last week.

The Dukes dropped to 2-6 on the season, losing to Long Island University 50-48 in double overtime on The Bluff last Saturday. Duquesne blew a 14-0 lead, only to go back from 35 to 21 to equalize, then lost it when Luca Stanzani hit Sharks quarterback Michael Love for a two-point win in Game Two.

This was the first win of the year for the 1-7 Sharks.

Now Jerry Schmidt FC host 4-4 Sacred Heart at Arthur J. Rooney Field on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers won the conference last year, 6-1.

Tim Benz is a Tribune Review writer. You can contact Tim at or via Twitter. All tweets can be reposted. All emails are subject to posting unless otherwise stated.

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