Steelers News: Roethlisberger, health, spygate


The Steelers are just a couple of days away from kicking off the 2015 regular season. While they’re preparing to face the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Wednesday, Sept. 9th.

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Behind the curtain’s Judy Battista profiled Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in an excellent piece that gives insight into Roethlisberger’s life and mindset now as a veteran quarterback. The piece includes insight from Ben’s closest friend and agent, Ryan Tollner, and addresses how he grew up from the “Big Ben” persona that was shrouded in sexual assault allegations just five years ago.

There was a time in Pittsburgh when everyone had a story about how their cousin’s neighbor’s best friend ran into him at a club downtown and witnessed his boorish behavior to women and fans in general. Battista’s piece describes how he went from that time of being known for his off-the-field antics to making a point to never giving anyone a reason to say another negative thing about him.

It’s an important piece because it shows how the suspension Ben endured, while most Steelers fans will gripe and complain about how outrageous it was for the length and the lack of charges actually helped turn his life around and helped him become a better teammate and ultimately, a better person.

They’re healthy and they know it

The Steelers are enjoying some good news ahead of their regular-season opener against the Patriots, in terms of getting some guys back that have been banged up during the preseason. Landry Jones was the only player who did not practice on Tuesday, according to Mike Prisuta.

The Steelers are getting back Lawrence Timmons, Mike Mitchell and Stephon Tuitt; three key defensive players who missed a lot of time in the preseason with nagging injuries. Tuitt is still considered “day to day” but Prisuta asserts that Tomlin is positive in his potential availability for Thursday night’s game.

The players are over spygate

Well it turns out, thanks to a scathing ESPN report, that Steelers fans were right and the Patriots are a bunch of dirty cheaters after all. Chris Adamski of the Trib reports that while there are only four Steelers player remaining on the team who faced the spygate-cheating Pats (2000-2006) at least one of them is over it.

"“That’s long (ago) history for me. I’ve played a lot of years since 2005, so I don’t think about it.” – Heath Miller"

Ben Roethlisberger wouldn’t comment on the story on his radio show on KDKA-FM saying that he wasn’t about to give the Patriots more “bulletin board material” prior to their game. I agree. Hopefully they can kick their cheating asses and then spill about it next week.

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