Steelers Morning Huddle 2/4/2014


Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) calls a play in the huddle during the first half of their game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers season doesn’t ever stop around here. We’re always looking for things said and things to read about your Pittsburgh Steelers. From player profiles to draft needs to Super Bowl bids, we’ve got you covered one way or another. Here’s what’s being said about your Pittsburgh Steelers around the block.

Six things to learn about Ben Roethlisberger

The Super Bowl is still fresh in everyone’s minds and Mike Prisuta of the Steelers website decided to take the opportunity to introduce us to Ben Roethlisberger a little bit more with six items to learn about him. One item for each one of the Steelers’ Lombardis.

For the most part Ben loves the no-huddle, but that wasn’t really a mystery to us. He doesn’t intentionally hold onto the ball too long. Clearly he can’t hear us yelling at him from our living rooms to get rid of the friggin ball. And he thinks he’s yet to play his best football. Also he likes long walks on the beach and chipped ham sandwiches with slices of tomato.

Steelers’ position outlook

Scott Brown of ESPN is writing a series in which he’s examining each position relative to the 2013, and looking ahead towards the team’s needs. In yesterday’s edition he took a look at the Inside Linebacker position, a position in which the Steelers only have one free agent, Stevenson Sylvester.

The good thing about the depth right now is that it includes Lawrence Timmons, who was arguably the teams’ best defensive player in 2013. The bad is that his counterpart might not be a set player yet with Vince Williams not possibly cementing himself as a starter and Larry Foote still to be determined. Also Timmons’ cap hit in 2014 is a hefty one. Isn’t everyone’s?

Scott suggests the draft priority at ILB is a high one, with the Steelers possibly going there depending upon who’s available at the 15th pick.

Pittsburgh a Super Bowl host city?

Trib Columnist Dejan Kovacevic sure thinks so. As much as the talk surrounding the first-ever outdoor cold weather Super Bowl was preparing for a disaster, it kind of went off without a hitch, weather-wise. So Kovacevic wonders why not Pittsburgh? The stadium is on the way to being improved and the city could potentially handle the travel, bearing reporters and other visitors are willing to spread out to other parts of the area like they do with other host cities. He makes a pretty good argument. I’d be open to renting out my extra room in an area just outside the city to Hines Ward if he’s covering the game, free of charge.

What do you think Steeler Nation? Did you learn something new about Ben Roethlisberger? What do you think about the Steelers chances of drafting an ILB in the first round? Would you like to see Pittsburgh host a Super Bowl?

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