Steelers News: fast start, Harrison, Goodell


Steelers game day is finally upon us. Tonight the Steelers will kick off the regular season against the New England Patriots. While they prepare for kickoff we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Thursday, Sept. 10th.

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Got to start fast

If there is one thing that the Steelers should learn from last season is that getting out to a fast start is critical to win games. They’ve been notorious slow starters of games and of seasons for the past few years. Tonight’s game against the Patriots is one where a fast start could make or break the game.

Steelers’ Teresa Varley got cornerback William Gay’s take on just how important it is for the team to get out to a fast start and how committed they’ve been to making that their signature this season.

"“You definitely want to have a fast start. That is what Coach Tomlin has been preaching. We start our practices off with competition just so we have the tempo throughout practice. We know the importance of it so we want to go out there and give our all from the start and come back with a win.” – William Gay"

Harrison might go to court

The day that Judge Richard Berman overturned Tom Brady’s four-game suspension Steelers linebacker James Harrison joked that he wondered if there was a statute of limitations on previous fines and suspensions handed out by the commissioner.

Turns out he’s serious. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the PPG Harrison and his agent, Bill Parise are looking into whether or not they have legal recourse to recoup some of the $150,000 in fines Goodell handed out to Harrison in past years.

The Brady ruling might be the legal precedent for players to challenge and overrule Goodell’s use, and over use of power.

Dear Rogeez: you suck

Trib columnist and 93.7 The Fan afternoon show host Joe Starkey ran a pretty hilarious but disappointingly accurate accounting of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s track record and made a plea to have him actually show up for the game tonight.

In case you didn’t know, the commish is skipping out on the first season opener since they started showcasing them on Thursday nights with stand-alone games. I wonder why? Starkey sure makes a compelling argument for Rogeez to face the music and show his stupid face. Definitely worth a read.

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