Steelers News: Roethlisberger, Bryant, Tomlin


The Steelers are coming fresh off of their first win of the season in their home opener against the San Francisco 49ers. While they set their sights on the St. Louis Rams 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. 23rd.

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Giving Haley credit

To say the Steelers offense was on point on Sunday is putting it mildly. They looked at times like they could flat out have their way with the 49ers defense. On Ben Roethlisberger’s segment of the Cook and Poni Show on 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday, Ben gives credit to Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

"“I have to give Coach Haley a lot of credit. I told him this Sunday night when I got home and texted him, I said, ‘You know coach, I give you credit.’ Because when we were driving down the field in the no-huddle, we got down a couple of times to the 5-yard line, the 10-yard line, and sometimes even closer and typically, I would expect to hear in my head … ok, huddle up, we’re bringing out this goal-line package, jumbo, him calling a play. He never once did that. That’s to his credit that he just kind of let us keep rolling in.” – Ben Roethlisberger"

The Steelers have been plagued by red zone woes for many years even going back to the days of Bruce Arians. Todd Haley and Ben Roethlisberger definitely deserve credit for finally realizing that doing what got you in the red zone to try and score may just work out after all and a whole different style with different personnel might not be necessary.

Bryant out of state

While the Steelers are welcoming back Le’Veon Bell from serving his two-game suspension they’re still waiting for the return of second-year wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who is serving a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler explains that Bryant is in Houston working with a substance-abuse counselor. Mike Tomlin noted in his Tuesday press conference that Bryant had been absent from the team during his suspension, but that he was working on more than his football career at the moment.

"“Getting him work in all areas is important. Rest assured, we are doing what is appropriate under the circumstance, and that’s really all I am going to say on it.” – Mike Tomlin"

Going for 2

The Steelers have been the front-runners in the league for opting to go for a two-point conversion after a touchdown as opposed to the longer PAT since the rule change. Teresa Varley of the Steelers reminds us that the Steelers successfully converted their first two two-point conversions following their first two touchdowns.

Tomlin said in his Tuesday presser that it’s not something they’re likely to give up trying, due to their talented offense.

"“I really don’t think about the psychological element of it. I said that we were going to be aggressive in that area if we felt it could help us. We worked it. The guys have shown an aptitude for it. We are going to use it from time to time at our discretion.” – Mike Tomlin"

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