Steelers Morning Huddle 8/23/2014


Steelers regular season is right around the corner so whether we are predicting roster moves, previewing the next preseason game, or looking around for mentions of your Black & Gold we’ve got you covered. Here’s what’s being said about your Pittsburgh Steelers around the block.

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Bell didn’t know getting high gets a DUI

The police report from the arrests of Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were made public on Friday, and it seems as though the pair are dumber than at least I initially thought once I realized they were literally arrested on their way to the airport for the trip to Philly. In the criminal complaint reported by WPXI, the two admit that they all threw in with their female companion, identified as Mercedes Dollson, of Elk Grove, California, on a bag of weed shortly before the officer pulled them over in Ross Township. Bell admitted to the cop that he had smoked before driving but insisted he didn’t know he could be arrested for a DUI for driving after smoking.

"“I didn’t know that you could get a DUI for being high. I smoked two hours ago. I am not high anymore. I am perfectly fine. Why would I be getting high if I had to get on a plane to make it to my game?” – Le’Veon Bell"

Troy got heated

During the Thursday night crap show, otherwise known as the Steelers preseason loss to the Eagles, the cameras caught Steelers safety Troy Polamalu getting heated on the sidelines, which is surprising because the guy rarely shows that kind of emotions. DK on Pittsburgh Sports explains that Polamalu was frustrated at the Steelers’ play with one preseason game left.

"“We’ll see. I’m not going to predict the future, whether we’re ready or not. If you look at today’s performance, you could see we definitely aren’t. If you look at last game’s performance you could see maybe we have a shot…Obviously, we’ve got a lot of film to watch and a lot of mistakes to correct.” – Troy Polamalu"

Why the Pittsburgh Steelers suck

Each year, Drew Magary of Deadspin does a series of “Why Your Team Sucks” posts for each of the 32 NFL teams. They are hilarious. He goes through the previous year’s record, the coach, the quarterback, what’s new that sucks, what has always sucked, and what might not suck. In his Pittsburgh Steelers edition I was actually kind of disappointed. I’m a big fan of his writing and couldn’t wait to enjoy some snarkiness and sarcasm aimed to poke fun at me and the team I love. Unfortunately, I feel like his post fell flat and he didn’t even bother being accurate but the fans who wrote in had some zingers for sure. Here’s my favorite from the fans who contributed to the post.

"“We had two 8-8 years in a row and people act like the whole god damn world ended. Meanwhile right across the parking lot our baseball team set a North American record for most consecutive losing seasons before 2013, but our “Stillers” can’t be .500 for two consecutive years without idiots demanding we fire the coach, GM, both coordinators, and trade Ben for the right to move up draft Johnny Manziel. I can’t make this up; this is based on actual calls to the local radio station. We claim to be the best fans in football, but lo and behold you would’ve thought you were watching a freaking Pitt game there were so many seats in Heinz Field the last month of the season and we still weren’t eliminated from the playoffs yet. There are a LARGE section of racist fans who truly think our coach was hired because Dan Rooney created the “Rooney Rule” not because you know he can actually coach. That Super Bowl he won? He did it with ‘Caaaaawher’s Players.’ The same players who went 8-8 before Tomlin got there.”"

If you can’t laugh at yourself.